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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Conference Preview: Sun Belt

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Bobby McDuffie




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 South Alabama* 40 21 22 8
2 Louisiana 35 21 19 10
3 Coastal Carolina 37 19 22 7
4 Texas-Arlington 30 25 20 10
5 Georgia Southern 38 21 18 12
6 Troy 31 25 16 14
7 Texas State 29 30 13 17
8 Arkansas State 28 27 13 16
9 Arkansas Little Rock 21 34 11 18
10 Appalachian State 19 36 8 22
11 Georgia State 22 33 10 20
12 Louisiana-Monroe 12 43 6 24



Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Will Olson Jr. Texas-Arlington .322-2-28; good catch/throw, strong arm, contact skills
1B Kevin Woodall, Jr. Sr. Coastal Carolina .262-18-60; huge raw pop, contact should improve
2B Jonathan Ortega Jr. Texas State .339-6-45; 5-tool potential, 22 SBs, good bat-to-ball
SS Drew LaBounty Sr. South Alabama .301-4-42; polished, 50:33 BB:K, good D'
3B Brendan Donovan Jr. South Alabama .336-9-46; adv. hitter, smooth stroke, zone awareness
OF Travis Swaggerty Jr. South Alabama .356-11-60; Golden Spikes candidate; elite tools
OF Dylan Hardy Jr. South Alabama .363-5-30; leadoff type, 18 SBs, led conf. in average
OF Brandon Lockridge Jr. Troy .344-6-39; + ath. & runner, rangy w/ some pop
DH Omar Salinas Sr. Texas-Arlington .333-11-44; lots of raw strength, discipline & presence
UT Cory Wood So. Coastal Carolina .291-3-24; FR of Year, versatile D', lots of barrels
SP Nick Lee Jr. Louisiana 5.12, 65 IP, 55:31; strong FR year + CH, command 
SP Hunter Gaddis So. Georgia State 3.72, 75 IP, 67:19; SP frame, easy DH, low/mid-90s
SP Hogan Harris Jr. Louisiana 2.66, 67.2 IP, 87:34; 95 w/ sink, lots of feel, good mix
SP Andrew Crane Sr. Troy 1.47, 61.1 IP, 60:16; good command, weak contact
RP Dylan Moore Sr. Louisiana 3.96, 36.1 IP, 52:28, 11 SV; 38 career saves, lots of Ks

Player of the Year: Travis Swaggerty, of, South Alabama
Pitcher of the Year: Hogan Harris, lhp, Louisiana
Freshman of the Year: Hayden Cantrelle, ss, Louisiana


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