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Friday, January 25, 2019

Conf. Preview: American Athletic

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Bryant Packard (ECU Athletics)




Preseason College Top 25 | Preseason All-American Team | 2019 College Baseball Preview Index

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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 East Carolina* 44 18 14 10
2 UConn 37 22 14 10
3 Houston
38 25 16 8
4 UCF 35 21 13 10
5 South Florida 36 22 14 9
6 Wichita State 35 21 9 14
7 Tulane 25 33 9 14
8 Cincinnati 28 28 12 12
9 Memphis 20 36 5 19


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C  Jacob Washer R-Jr.  East Carolina  .287-6-40; cleanup hitter, juice to all fields
1B  Joe Genord Sr.   South Florida   .306-16-53; big-time juice, middle-of-order bat
2B  Luke Ritter Sr.  Wichita State  .341-6-31; contact-oriented app. w/ some pop
3B  Jared Triolo Jr.   Houston  .344-5-28; 3-hole hitter, raw hitter, juice to all fields
SS  Anthony Prato Jr.   UConn  .324-2-23; repeat preseason All-AAC SS, pure hitter
OF  Bryant Packard Jr.  East Carolina .406-14-50; Preseason All-American, 5-tool player
OF  Kyle Phillips Sr.  South Florida .333-5-22; leadoff bat, pure hitter w/ all-fields app. 
OF  Tyler Osik R-Sr.
 UCF .310-9-56; cleanup hitter, advanced hit tool
DH  Joe Davis Sr.  Houston .318-13-62; Houston's all-time HR & RBI leader
UT  Alec Burleson So.  East Carolina .252-0-18, 3.33, 54, 14:16; legitimate 2-way talent
SP  Mason Feole Jr.  UConn 2.50, 100.2, 120:49; AAC PiOY, low-90s FB, + CB
SP  Chris Williams R-Sr.  UCF 2.81, 93, 79:17; outstanding command, senior leader
SP  Tyler Smith Jr.  East Carolina  1.78, 60.2, 34:12; 2018 AAC ERA leader, misses bats
SP  Keagan Gillies Jr.
 Tulane 3.36, 80.1, 57:31; adv. feel for strike zone
RP  Ricky (Trey) Benton Jr.  East Carolina  3.13, 69, 68:31; lively FB, feel for CB w/ late bite

Player of the Year: Bryant Packard, of, East Carolina
Pitcher of the Year: Mason Feole, lhp, UConn
Freshman of the Year: Brandon Schrepf, of, South Florida


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