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Monday, February 5, 2018

Conf. Preview: Mountain West

Mike Rooney        
Photo: UNM 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 New Mexico* 30 27 19 9
2 San Diego State 42 21 20 10
3 Fresno State 35 25 18 12
4 Nevada 19 36 13 16
5 UNLV 20 36 10 20
6 Air Force 27 26 12 17
7 San Jose State 19 35 10 18

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Carter Bins So. Fresno State ..291-6-28; elite athlete for position, huge upside
1B Nic Ready Jr. Air Force .340-11-53; high SLG (.591) w/ tons of contact
MIF Bryson Stott So. UNLV .294-1-29; co-MWC Freshman of the Year in '17
MIF Tyler Zabojnik Sr. Air Force .366-8-47; top 10 in nation in hits & 2B per gm.
3B Grant Fennell Sr. Nevada .328-2-22; catalyst at top of order, versatile on D'
OF Jared Mang Jr. New Mexico .373-9-62; pure hit tool, can play multiple pos.
OF Danny Collier Sr. New Mexico .328-3-51; base hit machine, career .345 hitter
OF Kyle Isbel Jr. UNLV .290-6-26; versatile defender, high energy
DH Shane Timmons Sr. San Jose State .304-10-46; physical RHH, .907 OPS in 2017
UT David Hensley Sr. San Diego State .357-3-31; will be tallest SS in nation at 6-foot-6
SP Mark Nowaczewski Sr. Nevada 6-6, 4.89 ERA, 53:38; workhorse had 3 CGs
SP Justin Slaten So. New Mexico 2-2, 3.74 ERA, 27:16; power FB/SL combo
SP Edgar Gonzalez Jr. Fresno State 6-4, 4.83 ERA, 72:41; low-90s, outstanding CB
SP Logan Boyer So. San Diego State 1-0, 1.46 ERA, 13:6; power arm, reliever as FR
RP Christian Tripp So. New Mexico 0-3, 5.14 ERA, 26:9, 6 SV; 6-7 RHP w/ 95 FB

Player of the Year: Jared Mang, of/3b, New Mexico
Pitcher of the Year: Edgar Gonzalez, rhp, Fresno State
Freshman of the Year: Casey Schmitt, 3b, San Diego State 

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