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Friday, January 26, 2018

Conf. Preview: American Athletic

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Wichita State Athletics




Preseason College Top 25 | Preseason All-American Team | 2018 College Baseball Preview Index

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2017 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Houston* 42 21 15 9
2 UCF 40 22 15 9
3 South Florida
42 19 14 10
4 UConn 33 25 14 10
5 East Carolina 32 28 7 17
6 Wichita State 28 30 10 11
7 Memphis 30 29 8 16
8 Cincinnati 28 30 10 14
9 Tulane 27 31 13 11


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C  Zac Susi Jr.  UConn  .286-2-40; good arm, receiver, + approach
1B  Greyson Jenista Jr.   Wichita State  .320-9-41; feel for barrel, above avg. runner
2B  Jordan Boyer R-Jr.  Wichita State  .295-3-42; clutch hitter, had 32 RBI w/ 2 outs 
3B  Alec Bohm Jr.   Wichita State  .305-11-40; physical, feel for barrel w/ pop
SS  Anthony Prato So.   UConn  .304-1-33; good hitter w/ plate discipline
OF  Duke Stunkel Jr. Jr.  South Florida .344-2-22; athletic, adv. hit tool, had 16 2Bs
OF  Grant Witherspoon Jr.  Tulane .299-5-36; adv. defender w/ + arm, fluid LH stroke
OF  Dwanya Williams-Sutton Jr.
 East Carolina .286-7-15; 5-tool pot., missed 28 games w/ injury 
DH  Joe Davis Jr.  Houston .299-8-46; cleanup hitter, natural raw pop in swing
UT  Rylan Thomas So.  UCF .303-14-53; big power pot., added plate discipline 
SP  Tim Cate Jr.  UConn 3.33, 75.2, 102:31; low-90s w/ command, power CB
SP  Shane McClanahan R-So.  South Florida 3.28, 74, 104:35; mid-90s, can touch 99, + arm speed
SP  Trey Cumbie Jr.  Houston  2.04, 101.1, 82:15; '17 AAC Pitcher of Year, good CH
SP  Trey Benton So.
 East Carolina 4.18, 71, 74:19; projectable body, 90-94 mph, + CH
RP  Bryce Tucker Jr.  UCF 1.66, 38, 55:12, 9 SV; physical build, proven closer

Player of the Year: Alec Bohm, 3b, Wichita State
Pitcher of the Year: Shane McClanahan, lhp, South Florida
Freshman of the Year: Alec Burleson, 1b/lhp, East Carolina



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