Top 25 Breakdown: No. 10 Texas A&MSeason Preview
2017 Record: 41-23. RPI: 46.
Coach (Record at school): Rob Childress (499-261-2 in 12 seasons)
Ballpark: Blue Bell Park (6,100)
Postseason History: 33 (active streak: 11), 6 CWS trips (active streak: 1).
More: Fall Report on Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Projected Lineup
|C||Cole Bedford, Jr.||.301/.351/.438||3||26||3|
|1B||Hunter Coleman, So.||.283/.380/.441||5||22||0|
|2B||Allonte Wingate, Jr.||Transfer--Cisco (Texas) CC|
|3B||George Janca, Jr.||.261/.309/.416||6||30||3|
|SS||Braden Shewmake, So.||.328/.374/.529||11||69||11|
|LF||Logan Foster, So.||.280/.333/.489||6||24||3|
|CF||Michael Helman, Jr.||Transfer--Hutchinson (Kansas) CC|
|RF||Zach Deloach, Fr.||Freshman--Hebron, Texas (HS)|
|DH||Will Frizzell, Fr.||Freshman--Rockwall, Texas (HS)|
|LHP||Kaylor Chafin, Sr.||7-2||2.33||77.1||72||16||3|
|RHP||Stephen Kolek, Jr.||4-5||3.79||90.1||82||24||0|
|RHP||Mitchell Kilkenny, Jr.||3-3||3.67||56.1||56||18||7|
|RP||Cason Sherrod, Sr.||4-1||2.89||51.2||38||26||4|
Grading The Aggies
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.