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Conference Preview: Big Ten

Brian Sakowski        
Photo: Jordan Nwogu (Michigan Athletics)



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Predicted Order of Finish

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


No. Team W L W L
1 Michigan* 50 22
16
7
2 Ohio State
36
27
12
12
3 Minnesota
29
27 15 9
4 Illinois 36
21
15 9
5 Iowa 31 24 12 12
6 Indiana
36 21 17 7
7 Maryland
29 29 12
12
8 Nebraska
32 24 15 9
9 Purdue
20 34 7
16
10 Michigan State 20 34 8
15
11 Rutgers 20
31 9
14
12 Northwestern
24
27
11
13
13 Penn State
22 27 4
18


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Dillon Dingler
Jr.
Ohio State
.291/.392/.424; 27:23 BB:K, big catch/throw tools
1B Maxwell Costes
So. Maryland .266/.397/.547; 15 doubles, 15 HR, 49 RBI
2B Shawn Goosenberg
So.
Northwestern .288/.338/.397; 17 XBH, 12 SB, will play SS in '20
3B Cole Barr Jr. Indiana .953 OPS; 17 HR, 51 RBI, loud power
SS Jack Blomgren           Jr.
Michigan .314/.417/.401; excellent MIF defender/athlete
OF Aaron Palensky
Jr.
Nebraska
.320/.420/.482; 20 XBH, leads Husker offense
OF Elijah Dunham
Jr.
Indiana
.310/.434/.542; 20 XBH, middle-order power bat
OF Randy Bednar
Jr.
Maryland
.288/.362/.531; 33 XBH, 55 RBI, 12 SB in '19
DH Jordan Nwogu
Jr. Michigan
.321/.435/.557; 30 XBH/16 SB in '19, loud tools
UT Jordan Kozicky
Sr. Minnesota
.805 OPS; 26 XBH, defensively versatile, IF/OF
SP Max Meyer Jr.
Minnesota 5-3, 2.11, 87 K/76.2 IP; up to 98 mph, wipeout SL
SP Jeff Criswell
Jr. Michigan 7-1, 2.72, 116 K/106 IP; mid-90s, + SL/CH, high-draft
SP Seth Lonsway
R-So. Ohio State 8-4, 3.70, 126 K/92.1 IP; 90-94 mph, plus curveball
SP Tevin Murray
Sr.
Rutgers
4-5, 3.02, 81 K/68.1 IP; pounds zone w/ good stuff
RP Garrett Acton
Sr. Illinois
2-3, 2.18, 19 SV; returning All-American
 

Player of the Year: Dillon Dingler, c, Ohio State
Pitcher of the Year: Max Meyer, rhp, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year: Jimmy Obertop, c/dh, Michigan


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