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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Conference Preview: MAAC

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Marist Athletics




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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 Marist* 32 23 16 8
2 Canisius 35 22 16 8
3 Fairfield 31 24 17 7
4 Iona 25 26 14 10
5 Monmouth 20 28 11 13
6 Niagara 24 24 12 12
7 Quinnipiac 18 32 11 13
8 Siena 20 27 11 13
9 Rider 24 28 12 12
10 Manhattan 18 34 12 12
11 Saint Peter's  0 38 0 24


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Fabian Pena Jr. Manhattan .330-3-32; solid def. C, strong RHH w/ raw power 
1B Joe Drpich Sr. Siena .346-10-46; + barrel skills, huge raw pop
2B Jordan Bishop Sr. Siena .313-0-24; athletic 2B, contact skills, + approach
SS Jack Gethings Jr. Fairfield .355-1-40; strong w/ pop in LH bat, + runner
3B Shaine Hughes Sr. Monmouth .359-5-30; good hit tool, adv. strike zone discipline
OF Drew Arciuolo Sr. Fairfield .326-3-32; physical, can flat out rake, + arm in OF
OF Trevor McCauley R-Sr. Niagara .367-2-29; ultra physical LH bat w/ barrel skills
OF Frankie Gregoire Jr. Marist .297-9-43; high grade hit tool, power threat
DH Liam Scafariello Jr. Quinnipiac .246-16-39; raw power, led MAAC in HR in 2017
UT Greg Cullen Jr. Niagara .341-2-33; sure IF hands, high average hit tool
SP Charlie Jerla Sr. Marist
4.08, 70.2 IP, 69:23; 2017 MAAC Pitcher of Year
SP John Signore Jr. Fairfield 3.26, 85.2 IP, 76:17; great command, good CB
SP Cody Eckerson R-Sr. Niagara 2.29, 55 IP, 50:29; good command, crafty lefty
SP Matthew Brash So. Niagara 2.79, 77.1 IP, 63:27; 2017 MAAC Rookie of Year 
RP Tyler Smith Sr. Canisius 0.30, 11 SV, 43:18; dominant bullpen arm

Player of the Year: Fabian Pena, c, Manhattan
Pitcher of the Year: Charlie Jerla, lhp, Marist
Freshman of the Year: John Zega, 1b, Monmouth


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