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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Conference Preview: Big West

Mike Rooney        
Photo: Cal Poly Athletics | Matt Brown Photography

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 Cal State Fullerton* 39 24 15 9
2 Cal Poly 28 28 16 8
3 UC Santa Barbara 24 32 8 16
4 Long Beach State 42 20 20 4
5 Cal State Northridge 26 29 12 12
6 Hawai'i 28 23 10 14
7 UC Irvine 23 33 9 15
8 UC Riverside 22 32 8 16
9 UC Davis 21 30 10 14

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Nick Meyer Jr. Cal Poly .255-2-31; elite defender, projected early round
1B Albie Weiss Sr. CSUN .262-11-45; + raw power, 3rd in BWC in HR
2B Jarren Duran Jr. LBSU .308-0-27; fielded .986, led BWC w/ 19 steals
SS Clay Fisher Jr. UCSB .285-1-24 (2016); + defender, missed '17 w/ TJ
3B Nolan Bumstead Sr. CSUN .302-4-25; led league w/ 18 HBP
OF Adam Fogel So. Hawaii .293-4-27; toolsy CF with size at 6-foot-5
OF Alex McKenna Jr. Cal Poly .360-5-31; plus athlete, power/speed threat
OF Ryan Anderson Jr. UC Davis .313-6-39; led team in BA, RBI, speed + power
DH Kekai Rios Jr. Hawaii .282-2-21; dynamic athlete, strong defense
UT Bradlee Beesley So. Cal Poly .305-0-14; converted SS, table-setter
SP Colton Eastman Jr. CS Fullerton 2-0, 2.14 ERA; shows dominance when healty
SP Andrew Quezada Jr. CS Fullerton 9-2, 1.17 ERA (JC in '17); 19 wins in JUCO
SP Noah Davis Jr. UCSB 7-4, 4.63 ERA; Super Regional winner as FR
SP John Sheaks Sr. LBSU 8-4, 4.09 ERA; led league with 17 starts in 2017
RP Brett Conine Jr. CS Fullerton 0-1, 1.39 ERA, 15 SV; starter stuff, draft helium

Player of the Year: Alex McKenna, of, Cal Poly
Pitcher of the Year: Colton Eastman, rhp, Cal State Fullerton
Freshman of the Year: Ben Fariss, rhp/of, UC Santa Barbara

Top Prospects

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