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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Conf. Preview: Conference USA

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Southern Miss 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 Southern Mississippi* 50 16 25 5
2 Rice 33 31 16 14
3 Florida Atlantic 35 21 18 12
4 Old Dominion 37 21 19 11
5 Florida International 31 27 15 15
6 UNC-Charlotte 34 24 18 12
7 Texas San Antonio 29 28 15 15
8 Louisiana Tech 36 20 17 13
9 Marshall 25 29 12 18
10 Middle Tennessee 24 31 10 20
11 UAB 24 31 9 21
12 Western Kentucky 16 39 6 24


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Dominic DiCaprio Jr. Rice .366-6-49; excellent on both sides of ball
1B Vinnie Pasquantino So. Old Dominion .321-5-38; loud FR year, hit & power tools
MIF Tyler Frank Jr. Florida Atlantic .336-11-43; fluid at SS, 15 2B, barrel skills
MIF Ford Proctor Jr. Rice .311-4-38; smooth LH stroke, good actions
3B Jackson Mims Jr. UNC Charlotte .319-6-39; loud 1st season, 20 2B/3 3B
OF Mason Irby Sr. Southern Miss .338-1-40; 2nd team CUSA '17, SR. leader
OF David Miranda Sr. Florida Atlantic .319-12-51; cleanup hitter, big power plays
OF Kyle Battle So. Old Dominion .341-2-36; disciplined app., good bat-to-ball
DH Aaron Aucker Sr. Middle Tennessee .359-10-41; big RH pop from four-hole
UT Matt Wallner So. Southern Miss .336-19-63; elite tools, upper-90s FB
SP Matt Canterino So. Rice 4.14, 96 IP, 111:49; .194 BAA, big FB
SP Tyler Myrick  So. FIU 3.73, 72.1 IP, 57:28; heavy FB into mid-90s
SP Jake Miednik  Sr. Florida Atlantic 4.88, 86.2 IP, 75:36; finished '17 strong, fills zone
SP Wade Martin Jr. Marshall 4.24, 87 IP, 75:25; 2nd team CUSA '17, .242 BAA
RP Nick Sandlin Jr.  Southern Miss 2.38, 56.2 IP, 80:29; nearly automatic, tough stuff

Player of the Year: Matt Wallner, of/rhp, Southern Mississippi
Pitcher of the Year: Nick Sandlin, rhp, Southern Mississippi
Freshman of the Year: Logan Allen, lhp/1b, Florida International


Top Prospects


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