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College  | Story  | 1/20/2023

Conference Preview: American

Kyler Peterson     
Photo: Brock Rodden (Wichita State Athletics)
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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2023 college baseball preview content, the 2022 records and all-conference teams are available for free. The conference top prospects and individual team breakdowns can be viewed with a subscription.




2022 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 

Team
W L W L
Cincinnati  24
 31  12  12
East Carolina  46  21  20  4
Houston  37  24  13  11
Memphis  26  29  9  15
South Florida  28  29  8  16
Tulane 33  21  11  13
UCF 35  25  8  16
Wichita State  21  36  9  15


Preseason All-Conference Team


Pos.
Name School Stats/Notes
C Anthony Tulimero Houston .326/5/39; athletic backstop w/ direct & powerful stroke, really strong catch & throw skills
1B Ryan Nicholson Cincinnati .277/12/40; physical LH bat w/ power upside, plus defense at first
2B Brock Rodden Wichita State  .338/17/48; well-rounded hit tool w/ pop, patience & real bat-to-ball skills
SS Ian McMillan Houston .302/10/40; consistent contributor, sure-handed SS w/ defensive value to match
3B Zach Arnold Houston .283/10/45; big juice in the stick, only 1 error at 3B in 55 games
OF Jacob Jenkins-Cowart East Carolina .330/13/65; 6'6" athletic OF w/ big tools across the board
OF Drew Brutcher South Florida .299/13/40; physical LH bat w/ plus raw power & athleticism
OF Jackson Linn Tulane .353/7/31; lots of bat speed and strength, significant offensive upside 
DH Chuck Ingram Wichita State .310/14/53; gifted athlete, has made big strides w/ the bat allowing impact power to play
UT Payton Tolle Wichita State 66.1 IP, 4.48 ERA, 49:22 K:BB, .317/3/18; standout strength at plate, good CH & feel to pitch 
SP Carter Spivey East Carolina 76.1 IP, 2.83 ERA, 76 K: 19 BB; 90-93 w/ advanced pitchability, cutter is difference maker
SP Ben Vespi UCF 65.2 IP, 3.56 ERA, 66 K: 17 BB; 89-92 w/ 4 pitches, great FB quality, sequences
SP Cameron Bye Wichita State 67 IP, 3.76 ERA, 62 K: 35 BB; 90-92 w/ high spin CB, developing CH
SP Conner Linn Cincinnati 48.2 IP, 4.07 ERA, 38 K: 15 BB; 89-93 from left side w/ full 3 pitch repertoire
RP Najer Victor UCF 37.1 IP, 2.89 ERA, 44 K: 15 BB; 92-95 w/ + SL, athletic w/ real S/M stuff


Player of the Year:
Brock Rodden, Wichita State
Pitcher of the Year: Carter Spivey, East Carolina
Freshman of the Year: Drew Faurot, UCF


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