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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Conference Preview: MAC

Brian Sakowski        
Photo: CMU 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 Central Michigan* 31 28 16 8
2 Kent State 37 18 18 6
3 Ball State 30 28 14 10
4 Miami 22 34 8 16
5 Ohio 31 28 13 11
6 Northern Illinois 17 38 11 13
7 Western Michigan 24 29 12 12
8 Bowling Green 15 34 9 15
9 Eastern Michigan 27 35 14 10
10 Toledo 17 41 9 15


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Tim Dalporto Sr. Kent State .304/.353/.369 in '17; good catch/throw w/ hit tool
1B Ross Haffey Sr. Miami .338/.422/.581 w/ 13 2B, 13 HR in '17; big RH pop
MIF Max Schuemann Jr. Eastern Michigan Very good defensive and on-base skills, plus speed
MIF
Connor Smith Jr. Western Michigan .339/.394/.480 w/ 20 XBH in '17; good MIF glove
3B
Dalton Bollinger Sr. Toledo .280/.337/.474 w/ 18 2B/7 HR in '17; can play 1B/3B
OF Daniel Robinson Jr. Central Michigan .305/.389/.362 w/ 22 SBs in '17, power has come on
OF Scooter Bynum Sr. Northern Illinois .300/.402/.440; 7 3B/14 SB, impact OF defender
OF Mason Mamarella Sr. Kent State .330/.441/.405 w/ 18 SB in '17; leadoff, good glove
DH Rudy Rott Jr. Ohio .303/.395/.504 in '17, 14 2B/11 HR, power LH bat
UT Dazon Cole R-Jr. Central Michigan Loud tools, 6.4 run, + athlete, FB to 96, electric arm
SP Joey Murray Jr. Kent State 1.80 in 75 IP w/ 110 K in '17; misses bats w/ 3 pitches
SP Michael Brettell Jr. Central Michigan 90-94 w/ power sink, improved off-speed, draft guy
SP John Baker So. Ball State 5-2, 62 K/61 IP in '17; strike-thrower w/ good stuff
SP Nick Ernst Jr. Miami 2.63 ERA in 54.2 IP in '17; power stuff, converted RP
RP Jake Roehn R-Sr. Ohio 2.28 ERA w/ 15 saves in '17; 48 K in 43.1 IP

Player of the Year: 
Daniel Robinson, of, Central Michigan
Pitcher of the Year: Joey Murray, rhp, Kent State
Freshman of the Year: Drey Jameson, of/rhp, Ball State


Top Prospects


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