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Conference Preview: Big Ten

Brian Sakowski        
Photo: Maryland Athletics




Preseason College Top 25 | Preseason All-American Team | 2017 College Baseball Preview Index

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Predicted Order of Finish


Overall/conference win-loss records from 2016 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid


No. Team W L W L
1 Maryland* 30 27 13 11
2 Nebraska
37 22 16 8
3 Indiana 32 24 15 9
4 Michigan 36 21 13 10
5 Michigan State
36 20 13 11
6 Ohio State
44 20 15 9
7 Illinois 28 23 12 12
8 Iowa 30 26 12 12
9 Minnesota
36 21 16 7
10 Penn State
28 27 12 12
11 Rutgers
27 28 9 15
12 Northwestern 15 39 7 17
13 Purdue 10 44 2 22


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Matt Byars Sr. Michigan State Exc. defense, 24th rd pick in '16, .282 with XB juice
1B Ben Miller Sr. Nebraska .317/6 HR/46 RBI in '16, lots of power, good hit tool
MIF Jake Bivens               Jr. Michigan .356/.441 OBP/13 SB in '16; very good bat, athleticism
MIF Kevin Smith
Jr. Maryland
Pot. 1st rounder, exc. D with hit/power developing
3B Luke Miller So. Indiana FR All-Am., .282 w/ XB pop in '16, big hitting tools
OF Brandon Hughes  Jr. Michigan State .303 w/ XB pop, 17 SB in '16; toolsy w/ good defense
OF Robert Neustrom So. Iowa .307 in '16 as frosh; good bat/arm combo, pop coming
OF Scott Schreiber Jr. Nebraska .325 w/ 16 HR in '16, big power w/ hit tool, RF in '16
DH Pat McInerney Sr. Illinois .301/7 HR/27 RBI in '16; good bat w/ more power coming
UT Jake Meyers Jr. Nebraska CF/LHP, .326 w/ 10 SB/1.42 ERA in 50.2 IP in '16
SP Brian Shaffer Jr. Maryland 2.60 ERA/103.2 IP in '16; lots of angle, 90-95 MPH FB
SP Lucas Gilbreath Jr. Minnesota 33 IP, 1.32 ERA, 46 K in '16; 91-94 w/ 3-pitch mix
SP Oliver Jaskie Jr. Michigan 3-pitch mix w/ control, above avg. CH, 3.19 ERA in '16
SP Alex Troop RSo. Michigan State Injured '16; 88-92 w/ good off-speed & command prof.
RP Mike Rescigno Sr.
Maryland
Power arm, up to 97 w/ power CB, commnd coming  

Player of the Year: Kevin Smith, ss, Maryland

Pitcher of the Year: Oliver Jaskie, lhp, Michigan

Freshman of the Year: Paul Tillotson, rhp, Nebraska



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