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Conference Preview: Big West

Mike Rooney        
Photo: Trenton Denholm (UCI 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 Cal State Fullerton* 27 26 13 11
2 UC Irvine 37 17 17 7
3 UC Santa Barbara 45 11 19 5
4 Cal Poly 28 28 17 7
5 Hawai'i 20 30 8 16
6 Long Beach State 14 41 8 16
7 CSUN 23 32 9 15
8 UC Riverside 20 36 8 16
9 UC Davis 19 31 9 15


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Sean Skelly R-Sr. CSUN .288-7-21; veteran defender w/ big bat
1B Tate Samuelson Jr. Cal Poly .298-5-39; led team in RBI 2 straight years
MIF Tanner Murray Jr. UC Davis .364-1-31; .349 career, '18 conf. FR of Year
MIF McClain O'Connor Jr. UCSB .325-3-17; + athlete, .503 SLG w/ 13 SBs
3B Nathan Webb Jr. UC Riverside .259-5-28; physical RHH, 38 career XBH
OF Adam Fogel R-Jr. Hawaii .296-8-37*; 6-5 CF with speed, power
OF Mike Peabody Jr. UC Irvine .312-1-28; 6-4 LHH who can stay in CF
OF Bradlee Beesley Sr. Cal Poly .283-1-35; athlete w/ 186 career hits
DH Jake Palmer Jr. UC Irvine .307-1-22; hit machine, .446 career OBP
UT Jacob Hughey Sr. LBSU .324-0-26; LHH w/ feel, career .317 BA
SP Trenton Denholm Jr. UC Irvine 9-4, 1.81 ERA; 6-foot RHP, + stuff, PiOY
SP Taylor Dollard Jr. Cal Poly 5-0, 2.89 ERA; excelled as closer in '19
SP Cole Percival Jr. UC Riverside 5-4, 3.19 ERA*; son of Troy, + upside
SP Rodney Boone So. UCSB 8-0, 2.78 ERA, FR AA, dominant 1st season
RP Michael McGreevy So. UCSB 5-1, 1.94 ERA, 6 SV; vintage sinker/SL

*Injured in 2019, stats from 2018

Player of the Year: Tanner Murray, ss, UC Davis
Pitcher of the Year: Trenton Denholm, rhp, UC Irvine
Freshman of the Year: Cameron Repetti, 1b/3b, Cal State Fullerton


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