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College | Story | 1/26/2015

Conference Preview: ACC

Jheremy Brown     
Photo: Virginia Athletics

Preseason College Top 25 | Preseason All-American Team | 2015 College Baseball Preview Index


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Predicted Order of Finish


Overall/conference win-loss records from 2014 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid
+ Member of the American Athletic Conference in 2014

Atlantic Division

No. Team W L W L
1 Louisville+ 43 17 21 9
2 Florida State 50 17 19 5
3 Clemson 36 25 15 14
4 North Carolina State 32 23 13 17
5 Wake Forest 30 26 15 15
6 Boston College
22 33 10 20
7 Notre Dame 22 31 9 21

Coastal Division

No. Team W L W L
1 Virginia* 53 16 22 8
2 Miami 44 19 24 6
3 North Carolina 35 27 15 15
4 Georgia Tech 37 27 14 16
5 Duke 33 25 16 14
6 Virginia Tech 21 31 9 21
7 Pittsburgh 22 30 11 19


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Zack Collins So. Miami .298-11-54; impact LH bat with monster FR year
1B Brendon Hayden Sr. Virginia Tech .302-7-43; LHH middle of the order power bat 
MIF Tyler Krieger Jr.  Clemson .338-2-32; switch-hitting MIF with + barrel control
MIF Daniel Pinero So. Virginia .261-0-22; loud tools across the board, big SS arm
3B Andrew Knizner So. N.C. State .330-4-47; outstanding FR year, cons. barrel
OF Chris Shaw Jr. Boston College .329-6-45; smooth LH stroke with big time power
OF Joe McCarthy Jr.  Virginia .301-6-49; elite tools w/ pop from the left side
OF Steven Duggar Jr. Clemson .294-1-36; game changing speed at top of lineup
DH D.J. Stewart Jr.  Florida State .351-7-50; reigning POY, consistent power bat
UT Matt Gonzalez Jr. Georgia Tech .314-1-37; consistent & durable player w/ big bat
SP Nathan Kirby Jr. Virginia 2.06, 113.1 IP, 112:33; simply dominant in '14
SP Kyle Funkhouser+ Jr.  Louisville 1.94, 120.1IP, 122:65; + FB w/ 3 secondaries
SP Trent Thornton Jr. North Carolina 2.73, 95.2IP, 83:29; deceptive low 90s & big CB
SP Brandon Waddell Jr. Virginia 2.45, 114IP, 73:19; big pitchability w/ feel for 3
RP Bryan Garcia So. Miami 1.75, 51.1IP, 56:19; 15 saves in '14 2nd in ACC

Player of the Year: D.J. Stewart, of, Florida State

Pitcher of the Year: Nathan Kirby, lhp, Virginia

Freshman of the Year: Adam Haseley, lhp/of, Virginia



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