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Conference Preview: American Athletic

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Hunter Goodman (Joe Murphy)
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2020 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 

Team W L
7 8
East Carolina 13 4
Houston 6 9
Memphis 10 7
South Florida 6 11
Tulane 15 2
UCF 15 3
Wichita State 13 2

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Hunter Goodman Memphis .357-8-31; Preseason Player of the Year
1B Ryan Hernandez Houston .300-5-14; power bat with huge raw juice
2B Connor Norby East Carolina .403-1-10; great eye, tough out
3B Trevor Minder Tulane .359-3-14; all-around standout player
SS Ben Brooks Memphis .368-3-18; great defender, can really hit
OF Bryson Worrell East Carolina .373-5-14; +athlete with great speed/power
OF  Couper Cornblum Wichita State .354-1-12; 2020 AAC Freshman of the Year
OF Griffin Merritt Cincinnati .333-3-11; local standout outfielder
DH Wyatt Stapp Cincinnati .283-0-11; unanimous DH selection
UTL Thomas Francisco East Carolina .423-1-7; versatile defender at 1B or OF
SP Braden Olthoff Tulane 0.32, 28 IP, 47:3 BB:K; Preseason Pitcher of Year
SP Jake Kuchmaner East Carolina 0.60, 15 IP, 13:5 BB:K; + pitchability, 3 year starter
SP Evan Shawver Cincinnati 1.59, 22.2 IP, 35:9 BB:K; high octane arm
SP Liam Eddy Wichita State 1.73, 26 IP,  22:6 BB:K; experienced right-hander
RP CJ Mayhue East Carolina 0.56, 16 IP, 19:6 BB:K; big-time bullpen arm

Player of the Year:
 Hunter Goodman, C, Memphis
Pitcher of the Year: Braden Olthoff, RHP, Tulane
Freshman of the Year: Alex Freeland, SS, UCF

Top Prospects

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