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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Conference Preview: Big 12

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: OU Athletics Communications

Preseason College Top 25 | Preseason All-American Team | 2016 College Baseball Preview Index

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2015 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Oklahoma State* 38
20 14
2 Texas Christian 51
15 18 5
3 Oklahoma 34
27 13 11
4 Texas Tech 31
24 13 11
5 Texas 30
11 13
6 West Virginia 27
27 9 13
7 Kansas  23 32 8 15
8 Kansas State
27 30 10 14
9 Baylor 23 32 9 15

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Michael Tinsley
Jr. Kansas .337-3-39; sweet swinging LH bat, could see helium
1B Eric Gutierrez Sr. Texas Tech .315-4-46; has power and it plays, 23 career HR
MIF Donnie Walton  Sr. Oklahoma State .326-4-29; SR presence and big-time performer
MIF Sheldon Neuse
Jr. Oklahoma .275-6-43; easy juice, will also close w/ low-90s FB
3B Kyle Davis
So. West Virginia .353-4-31; disciplined approach, adv. barrel feel
OF Connor Wanhanen So. Texas Christian .329-1-40; FR of Year in '15, cons. feel for barrel
OF Ryan Sluder
Oklahoma State .309-6-22; full of tools, big power in RH stroke
OF Kameron Esthay
So. Baylor .323-5-25; LH bat w/ power, moves well on feet 
DH Tres Barrera
Jr. Texas .288-9-34; prominent prospect, big power that plays
UT Cory Raley
Sr. Texas Tech .350-3-21; solid 1st year, strong jump off the barrel
SP Mitchell Traver
Texas Christian 1.89, 76.1 IP, 77:26; low-90s+ FB, swing/miss SL
SP Alec Hansen
Jr. Oklahoma 3.95, 82 IP, 94:44; easy + stuff, 1-1 draft candidate
SP Jake Elliott
Jr. Oklahoma 3.06, 88.1 IP, 80:35; low-90s FB, big draft potential
SP Kyle Johnston
So. Texas 2.21, 40.2 IP, 41:27; FB to mid-90s, FR. role in '16
RP Preston Guillory
Sr. Texas Christian 0.34, 26.1 IP, 23:7; sidearm slot, upper-80s/low-90s

Player of the Year: Donnie Walton, ss, Oklahoma State

Pitcher of the Year: Mitchell Traver, rhp, Texas Christian

Freshman of the Year: Luken Baker, rhp/1b, Texas Christian

Top Prospects

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