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Conference Preview: SEC

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Tyler Brown (Vanderbilt Athletics)



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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2020 college baseball preview content, the predicted order of finish and all-conference teams are available for free. The conference top prospects and individual team breakdowns can be viewed with a College Baseball Ticket (CBT) subscription. To learn more about the College Baseball Ticket and to sign up today please visit this link.


Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2019 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

East

No. Team W L W L
1 Vanderbilt* 59 12 23 7
2 Georgia 46 17 21 9
3 Florida 34 26 13 17
4 Tennessee 40 21 14 16
5 South Carolina 28 28 8 22
6 Missouri 34 22 13 16
7 Kentucky 26 29 7 23

West

No. Team W L W L
1 Arkansas 46 20 20 10
2 Auburn 38 28 14 16
3 Mississippi State 52 15 20 10
4 Mississippi 41 27 16 14
5 Louisiana State 40 26 17 13
6 Texas A&M 39 23 16 13
7 Alabama 30 26 7 23


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Casey Opitz Jr. Arkansas .246-3-33; standout defender, solid appr.
1B TJ Collett Sr. Kentucky .259-10-40; big power, Cape HR leader
MIF Casey Martin Jr. Arkansas .288-15-56; ++ runner, tremendous athlete
MIF Jordan Westburg Jr. Mississippi State .299-6-61; good size, sneaky pop
3B Justin Foscue Jr. Mississippi State .338-14-59; excellent barrel control, 2b/3b
OF Daniel Cabrera Jr. Louisiana State .284-12-50; heavy barrel, corner profile
OF Heston Kjerstad Jr. Arkansas .329-16-50; massive pop to all fields
OF Alerick Soularie Jr. Tennessee .357-11-46; very hitterish, corner profile
DH Tyler Keenan Jr. Mississippi .285-15-66; big LH pop, handles stick
UT Austin Martin Jr. Vanderbilt .410-8-42; 1:1 candidate, ++ hitter
SP Emerson Hancock Jr. Georgia 1.99, 90.1 IP, 97:18; 1:1 candidate, + CH
SP Kumar Rocker So. Vanderbilt 3.50, 87.1 IP, 97:18; No. 1 2021, workhorse
SP Tanner Burns Jr.
Auburn 2.73, 79 IP, 100:21; Friday exp., power SL
SP Asa Lacy Jr. Texas A&M 2.13, 88.2 IP, 130:43; big power arm
RP Tyler Brown Jr. Vanderbilt 2.59, 41.2 IP, 58:8, 17 SV; big FB/CB combo

Player of the Year: Austin Martin, 3b, Vanderbilt
Pitcher of the Year: Emerson Hancock, rhp, Georgia
Freshman of the Year: Hunter Barco, lhp, Florida


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