Top 25 Breakdown: No. 2 LSUAnalysis
2018 Record: 39-27. RPI: 34. Coach (Record at school): Paul Mainieri (551-229-3 in 12 seasons. Ballpark: Alex Box Stadium (10,300). Postseason History: 31 regionals (active streak: 7), 18 CWS trips (last in 2017), 6 national title (2009). More: Fall Report on LSU Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Tigers all season long at our LSU Team Page.
LSU's Projected Lineup
|C||Brock Mathis, So.||Transfer--Northwest Fla. State College|
|1B||Saul Garza, So||Transfer--Howard (Texas) College|
|2B||Drew Bianco, Fr.||Freshman--Oxford, Miss. (HS)|
|3B||Hal Hughes, So.||.221/.292/.289||1||20||2|
|SS||Josh Smith, Jr.||.250/.435/.625||2||5||0|
|LF||Daniel Cabrera, So.||.315/.405/.525||8||54||2|
|CF||Zach Watson, Jr.||.308/.366/.479||7||34||14|
|RF||Antoine Duplantis, Sr.||.328/.381/.443||2||48||19|
|DH||CJ Willis, Fr.||Freshman--Ruston, La. (HS)|
|RHP||Zack Hess, Jr.||7-6||5.05||92.2||107||49||0|
|RHP||Landon Marceaux, Fr.||Freshman--Destrehan, La. (HS)|
|RHP||Eric Walker, RS-So.||Injury--DNP in 2018|
|RP||Todd Peterson, Jr.||1-3||4.40||47||38||11||6|
Grading The Tigers
Just as scouts grade prospects using the 20-80 scouting scale, we use a 20-80 scale to evaluate teams in our top 25. A score of 50 in each category is average, relative to a typical NCAA tournament team; 55 is slightly above-average; 60 is above-average (plus); 70 is well above-average (plus-plus); 80 is top of the scale, historically strong. Accordingly, 45 is fringe-average or slightly below-average; 40 is below-average; 30 is well below-average; and 20 is the extreme in that direction.
Check out the full breakdown and grades below!