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College  | Story  | 1/24/2023

Conf. Preview: Conference USA

Isaiah Burrows     
Photo: Jake Cunningham (Charlotte 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

*Members of Missouri Valley in 2022

Team W L W L
Charlotte 36 22 17 13
Dallas Baptist* 34 24 11 9
FlU 16 34 8 22
Florida Atlantic 35 23 19 11
Louisiana Tech 43 21 20 10
Middle Tennessee State 29 26 17 13
Rice 17 39 9 21
UAB 31 25 13 17
UTSA 38 20 19 11
Western Kentucky 18 36 7 23
Preseason All Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Jorge Corona LA Tech .280/.536/.339 with 16 homers in ‘22. Catch-and-throw skills behind the dish.
1B Nolan Schanuel Florida Atlantic Hit .369 with 16 homers in ‘22; huge in-game power along with loud offensive tools
2B JT Mabry Middle Tennessee State Solid defender up the middle and well-rounded hitter; second-team honors in ‘22
SS Luke Heefner Dallas Baptist Real defensive tools on the left side; .294 hitter last year with seven homers
3B Logan McLeod LA Tech Feel for the leather at third; great defender with solid bat-to-ball skills that flashed last year
OF Cole McConnell LA Tech First-team All-Conference in ‘22; slugged .535 with 76 RBI and roams in CF
OF Jace Grady Dallas Baptist Toolsy switch hitter with consistent offensive production; real feel for the barrel
OF Jake Cunningham Charlotte Batted .304 with 16 homers; tools in center field with consistent offensive production
DH Dylan Goldstein Florida Atlantic 18 HR last year with power to all fields; loud LH stick threat to leave the yard at any moment
UT Aaron Smigelski Rice Twitchy, versatile defender with loud showing this summer and All-Conference freshman honors; .914 OPS in ‘22
SP Jonathan Fincher LA Tech Incredible feel and presence; 73:0 K/BB ratio last year in 79.1 innings
SP Luke Malone UTSA Ace of a well-rounded staff; 2.67 ERA and logged 87.2 innings
SP Collin Kramer Charlotte Big strides as a freshman last year; poised to make another jump after logging 55.1 innings
SP Daniel Garza UTSA Poised to make a big jump into rotation; potent mix and athletic down the slope
RP Ryan Harland LA Tech Big freshman year with All-conference honors; 43:6 K/BB ratio over 42 innings

Player of the Year: Jake Cunningham, CF, Charlotte
Pitcher of the Year: Jonathan Fincher, LHP, Louisiana Tech
Freshman of the Year: Dylan Oborne, RHP, Florida Atlantic

2023 Top Prospects

1. Nolan Schanuel, OF/1B, Florida Atlantic

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