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Friday, February 02, 2018

Conference Preview: WAC

Mike Rooney        
Photo: GCU 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 Grand Canyon* 29 25 20 4
2 New Mexico State 35 22 19 5
3 Sacramento State 32 29 12 12
4 Seattle 20 35 8 16
5 Utah Valley 18 36 11 13
6 UTRGV 26 28 7 17
7 Northern Colorado 24 29 10 14
8 Bakersfield 31 24 14 10
9 Chicago State 11 41 7 17


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Mason Fishback Sr. New Mexico State .365-8-52; 1st team All-WAC catcher in '16, '17
1B Tristan Carranza Jr. New Mexico State .314-16-52; big-time righthanded pop
2B Austin Bull Jr. Grand Canyon .339-1-21; plus baseball instincts at top of order
3B Joey Ortiz So. New Mexico State .304-0-35; good runner, 10 SBs, can play SS
SS Ivan Estrella Sr. UTRGV .263-4-45; 19 doubles, good pop for position
OF James Outman Jr. Sacramento State .253-11-53; National Summer POY, + run & pop
OF Ian Dawkins Sr. Sacramento State .340-3-29; table-setter, 56 runs, 15 stolen bases
OF Jack Pauley Jr. Northern Colorado .332-8-46; LHH with size and pop
DH Ian Evans Sr. Grand Canyon .323-5-46; pure hit tool, 32 BBs vs. 20 Ks in '17
UT Andrew Penner Sr. Bakersfield .372-0-32; 2nd in WAC w/ .456 OBP
SP Tarik Skubal Jr. Seattle 6-1, 2.11 ERA (in '96); TJ surgery, FB up to 96
SP Kyle Bradish Jr. New Mexico State 8-2, 3.20 ERA, 89:49; Cape Cod All-Star
SP Jake Wong Jr. Grand Canyon 5-3, 4.00 ERA, 51:25; big arm, FB up to 95
SP Carter Johnson Sr. UTRGV 5-5, 2.70 ERA, 87:26; 2nd in league in Ks, ERA
RP Naithen Dewsnap Sr. Bakersfield 3-1, 2.39 ERA, 60:7, 14 SV; 31 games finished

Player of the Year: James Outman, of, Sacramento State
Pitcher of the Year: Jake Wong, rhp, Grand Canyon
Freshman of the Year: Chris Daniels, lhp, Sacramento State


Top Prospects


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