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Conference Preview: Big 10

Brian Sakowski        
Photo: McCade Brown (Indiana University Athletics)
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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2021 college baseball preview content, the abbreviated 2020 records 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.

2020 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 

Team W L
Illinois
8
5
Indiana
9
6
Iowa
10
5
Maryland
10
5
Michigan
8 7
Michigan State
9 6
Minnesota  8 10
Nebraska
7 8
Northwestern
6 7
Ohio State
6 8
Penn State
10 5
Purdue
7 7
Rutgers
6 9


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Ryan Hampe
Illinois 1.122 JC OPS, raked in fall, consistent offensive performer 
1B Maxwell Costes
Maryland
1.370 OPS w/ 4 HR, 16:7 BB:K, big RH hit/power tools
MIF Shawn Goosenberg
Northwestern
1.204 OPS, strong B2B w/ power coming, good defender
MIF Branden Comia Illinois
1.228 OPS, whole-field w/ XBH, steady infield defender
3B Leighton Banjoff
Nebraska 1.153 OPS w/ 13:16 BB:K, versatile defender in multiple spots
OF Grant Richardson
Indiana
.424-5-17 in '20, hit/power tools stand out, preseason B1G P.O.Y
OF Randy Bednar  Maryland 1.040 OPS w/ 10 XBH, hit/XBH power combo w/ good speed, defense
OF John Piacentino Penn State 1.197 OPS, power/speed combo w/ good outfield defense
DH Izaya Fullard
Iowa 1.032 OPS, power w/ good approach, versatile defender
UT Spencer Schwellenbach  Nebraska .295 w/ power coming and strong defense; mid-90's w/ 3 pitch mix
SP Mason Erla
Michigan State 2-0, 1.04 ERA, 26 IP/42 K/6 BB, power FB/SL combo
SP Steve Hajjar
Michigan 3-0, 2.70 ERA, 20 IP/24 K, 3-pitch mix w/ high draft ceiling
SP Gabe Bierman
Indiana
2-1, 2.45 ERA, 22 IP/24 K, strike-thrower w/ 3 avg. or better pitches
SP Sean Burke
Maryland 2-0, 1.99 ERA, 22.2 IP/35 K, mid-90's w/ + breaker, strikes
RP Connor Manous
Indiana 0.00 ERA in 8 IP, 12 K/3 BB, low-90's w/ above-avg. breaker
 

Player of the Year: Grant Richardson, OF, Indiana
Pitcher of the Year: Sean Burke, RHP, Maryland
Freshman of the Year: Mitch Jebb, SS, Michigan State

Top Prospects


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