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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Conference Preview: SoCon

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: RJ Yeager (Tim Casey)




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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 Mercer* 38 22 11 13
2 Samford 37 26 16 8
3 UNC-Greensboro 39 15 18 3
4 Wofford 36 23 15 9
5 East Tennessee State 28 25 11 13
6 Furman 24 28 9 12
7 Western Carolina 11 47 5 19
8 The Citadel 19 34 8 16
9 VMI 26 27 12 12


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Anthony Mulrine Jr. Samford .307-8-49; solid glove, C/T, big off. improvements 
1B Brandon Michie Sr. Mercer .388-8-43; torrid start to '18, power/contact combo
2B Austin Embler
R-Sr. UNC-Greensboro .357-2-32; leadoff profile, good XBH pop, exp.
3B Caleb Webster Jr. UNC-Greensboro .380-3-37; tough to K, excellent avg., adv. defender
SS RJ Yeager So. Mercer .324-6-42; true SS, above avg. tools, size & lev.
OF Jeffrey Brown Jr. The Citadel .325-0-11; exc. runner, smooth swing, 20 SBs in '18
OF Colin Davis So. Wofford .303-13-45; power/speed combo, .611 SLG
OF Kel Johnson G-Sr. Mercer .263-2-8; stats from '18, GA Tech xfer, big power
DH Brooks Carlson So. Samford .343-10-47; pure hitter, good pop, offensive value
UT Justice Bigbie So. Western Carolina .324-5-46; started all games as true FR, high avg.
SP Sam Strickland So. Samford 2.33, 81 IP, 87:15; + cmd., good SPL, high '20 draft
SP Dylan Spence Sr. The Citadel 4.00, 92.1 IP, 62:20; heavy-running FB, exp. starter
SP Jacob Menders Jr. VMI 3.41, 60.2 IP, 59:14; stats from JuCo, 11-win '18
SP Micah Kaczor Sr. East Tenn. State 5.01, 82.2 IP, 75:29; GB pitcher, 3 pitches for Ks
RP Nick Spear Sr. Mercer 3.52, 38.1 IP, 60:31, 6 SV; power FB, high-end SR

Player of the Year: RJ Yeager, ss, Mercer
Pitcher of the Year: Sam Strickland, lhp, Samford
Freshman of the Year: Angelo DiSpigna, 3b, Mercer


Top Prospects


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