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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Conference Preview: Big East

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: St. John's 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 St. John's* 42 13 13 5
2 Xavier 34 27 10 6
3 Creighton 24 25 11 4
4 Seton Hall 29 24 10 8
5 Butler 31 20 7 10
6 Georgetown 27 28 4 14
7 Villanova 14 33 5 13

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Michael Emodi Jr. Creighton .270-9-39; RH thump, tools behind dish
1B Matt Toke So. Seton Hall .321-0-25; physical LHH, solid hit tool
2B Josh Shaw Jr. St. John's .288-2-33; big summer, excellent defender
SS Chris Givin Jr. Xavier .302-1-23; consistent performer, solid SS
3B John Valente Sr. St. John's .375-2-35; .349 career average, pure hitter
OF Tyler Houston Sr.  Butler .287-12-38; ultra-athletic, lots of tools, 18 steals
OF Anthony Brocato Sr. St. John's .317-8-47; physical stick, 16 doubles in '17
OF Michael DeRenzi Sr. Georgetown .330-5-34; does it all for offense, 12 steals
DH Joe Gellenbeck Sr. Xavier .271-11-56; senior presence, consistent power
UT Conor Grammes So. Xavier .341-7-41; power in bat plays, big arm on bump
SP Sean Mooney So. St. John's 1.71, 100 IP, 88:16; ridiculous FR year, competes
SP Cullen Dana Jr. Seton Hall 3.40, 79.1 IP, 81:32; advanced feel to pitch
SP Garrett Christman Sr. Butler 2.60, 55.1 IP, 54:12; 2-way, pounds the zone
SP Kevin Magee Sr. St. John's 2.45, 40.1 IP; 40:10; limited in '17, .209 BAA
RP Matt Kent Jr. Xavier 1.74, 46.2 IP, 34:11; 33 app., 1st Team Big East 

Player of the Year: Tyler Houston, of, Butler
Pitcher of the Year: Sean Mooney, rhp, St. John's
Freshman of the Year: Trevor Olson, lhp, Xavier

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