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Conference Preview: Big East

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Will Robertson (Steve Branscombe)




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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 St. John's* 40 17 15 3
2 Creighton 34 16 8 9
3 Seton Hall 30 20 13 4
4 Xavier 20 35 7 11
5 Butler 34 20  9 8
6 Georgetown 25 30 8 9
7 Villanova 9 39 1 17


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Wyatt Mascarella Sr.  St. John's .340-5-29; 1st Team Big East '18, 14 2B, .535 SLG %
1B Ryan Toohers Jr. Villanova .298-5-31; 1st PG Summer AA, physical LH w/ juice
MIF Eddie McCabe So. Georgetown .298-2-36; solids #s as a FR., coming off strong summer
MIF Chris Givin Sr. Xavier .342-4-45; consistent performer & athletic defender
3B Casey Dana So. Seton Hall .225-7-27; impact on offense, middle of order pop
OF Will Robertson Jr. Creighton .333-12-59; + physical, advanced tools across board
OF Allbry Major So. Xavier .291-2-21; '18 Big East Rookie of Year, two-way impact
OF Mike Antico Jr. St. John's .308-5-21; key piece to offense, LH stick & quick-twitch
DH Ryan Mantle Sr. Creighton .291-3-22; 1st Team DH in '18, middle of order bat
UT Conor Grammes Jr. Xavier .330-10-27; 45 K in 28 IP, power FB into upper-90s
SP Ricky DeVito Jr. Seton Hall 1.88, 62.1 IP, 67:22; reigning POY, big velo, sharp spin
SP Sean Mooney Jr. St. John's 2.56, 95 IP, 104:28; outstanding career, attacks hitters
SP Brent Killam Jr. Georgetown 3.06, 82.1 IP, 97:26; feel to mix & fill, 2nd Team in '18
SP Ryan Pepiot Jr. Butler 2.62, 75.2 IP, 101:32; power FB, swing & miss arsenal
RP Gavin Hollowell Jr. St. John's 2.16, 33.1 IP, 34:10; 5 SV, FB into mid-90s, sharp SL

Player of the Year: Will Robertson, of, Creighton
Pitcher of the Year: Ricky DeVito, rhp, Seton Hall
Freshman of the Year: Kody Darcy, 3b, Xavier


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