Top 25 Breakdown: No. 1 FloridaSeason Preview
2017 Record: 52-19. RPI: 2.
Coach (Record at school): Kevin O’Sullivan (448-208 in 11 seasons)
Ballpark: McKethan Stadium (5,500)
Postseason History: 33 (active streak: 10), 11 CWS trips (active streak: 3), 1 national title (last in 2017).
More: Fall Report on Florida
Florida's Projected Lineup
|C||JJ Schwarz, Sr.||.259/.351/.444||12||56||6|
|1B||Keenan Bell, So.||.283/.327/.391||2||12||3|
|2B||Deacon Liput, Jr.||.227/.313/.314||3||37||12|
|3B||Jonathan India, Jr.||.274/.354/.429||6||34||13|
|SS||Brady McConnell||Freshman-- Merritt Island, Fla. (HS)|
|LF||Austin Langworthy, So.||.238/.352/.352||4||26||7|
|CF||Wil Dalton||Transfer--Columbia State (Tenn.) CC|
|RF||Nelson Maldonado, Jr.||.229/.449/.433||6||32||4|
|DH||Blake Reese, Jr.||.233/.378/.260||0||11||4|
|RHP||Brady Singer, Jr.||9-5||3.21||126||129||32||0|
|RHP||Jackson Kowar, Jr.||12-1||4.08||108||84||44||1|
|RHP||Tyler Dyson, So.||4-0||3.23||39||47||10||2|
|RP||Michael Byrne, Jr.||4-5||1.67||75.2||93||15||19|
Grading The Gators
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.