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Conference Preview: Big Ten

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2018 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid


No. Team W L W L
1 Michigan* 33 21 15 8
2 Minnesota 44 13 18 4
3 Illinois 33 20 15 9
4 Indiana 40 19 14 9
5 Iowa 33 20 13 9
6 Ohio State 36 24 14 10
7 Nebraska 24 28 8 14
8 Purdue 38 21 10 14
9 Maryland 24 30 9 14
10 Michigan State 20 32 11 12
11 Northwestern 17 32 6 18
12 Penn State 15 34 3 21
13 Rutgers 25 25 7 16


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Ryan Fineman
Sr.
Indiana
.284/.357/.441; 18 XBH, quality glove/leadership skills
1B Conner Pohl
Jr. Ohio State .279/.383/.393; 7 HR in '18, big raw power 
2B Michael Massey
Jr.
Illinois
.326/.369/.514; 26 XBH, quality hit/pop/glove
3B Kobie Foppe
Sr.
Ohio State
.335/.441/.385; quality all-around player w/ bat, glove
SS Jack Dunn             Sr. Northwestern .314/.399/.381; 21 SB, very good glove, leadoff bat
OF Matt Gorski
Jr.
Indiana
.356/.404/.554; exciting blend of power + speed
OF Jesse Franklin
So. Michigan
.327/.379/.588; 11 2B, 10 HR, impact defender and bat
OF Dominic Canzone
Jr.
Ohio State
.323/.395/.447; 23 XBH + 15 SB = good power/speed 
DH Dominic Clementi Jr. Michigan
.368/.485/.574; 29:27 BB:K, one of top bats in Big Ten
UT Matt Lloyd
Sr.
Indiana
.275/.356/.458; 1.54 ERA, 7 SV; 15 2B/9 HR, Preseason AA
SP Tommy Henry
Jr.
Michigan 7-3, 3.09 ERA, 81.2 IP; 3 avg. + pitches, pot. top 10 rounds
SP Patrick Fredrickson
So.
Minnesota 9-0, 1.86 ERA, 97 IP; reigning Big Ten Pitcher of the Year 
SP Pauly Milto
Sr.
Indiana
8-2, 2.03 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 79.2 IP; high pitchability
SP Mason Erla
RSo.
Michigan State
6-4, 3.73 ERA, 79.2 IP; fully healthy with big stuff
RP Max Meyer So. Minnesota 43.2 IP, 2.06 ERA, 54 K, 16 SV; dynamic arm
 

Player of the Year: Matt Gorski, of, Indiana
Pitcher of the Year: Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year: Spencer Schwellenbach, ss/rhp, Nebraska


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