Top 25 Breakdown: No. 13 LouisianaAnalysis
2016 Record: 43-21. RPI: 17.
Coach (Record at school): Tony Robichaux (817-513-1 in 22 seasons.
Ballpark: M.L. ‘Tigue’ Moore Field (5,000).
Postseason History: 16 regionals (active streak: 4), 1 CWS trip (last: 2000), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Ragin’ Cajuns
Louisiana's Projected Lineup
|C||Handsome Monica, Jr.||Transfer—Northwest Florida CC|
|1B||Tyler Stover, Jr.||Transfer—Solano (Calif.) CC|
|2B||Brenn Conrad, Sr.||.280/.384/.411||4||43||5|
|3B||Alex Pinero, Sr.||.312/.355/.406||2||24||1|
|SS||Brad Antchak, Sr.||.246/.343/.336||1||12||5|
|LF||Kennon Fontenot, Jr.||.240/.354/.396||3||12||2|
|CF||Joe Robbins, Sr.||.286/.287/.491||10||37||10|
|RF||Steven Sensley, Jr.||.252/.349/.417||6||23||2|
|DH||Todd Lott, Fr.||HS—Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian)|
|LHP||Gunner Leger, Jr.||7-3||2.26||91.2||81||24||0|
|RHP||Nick Lee, So.||7-1||3.31||87||75||27||0|
|LHP||Colten Schmidt, Jr.||Transfer—San Jacinto (Texas) CC||0|
|RHP||Dylan Moore, Jr.||6-1||0.91||49.2||59||15||14|
Grading The Ragin’ Cajuns
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.
It’s hard to get too bullish on UL’s offense at this point with so many moving parts. There’s potential to be much better than a 55 grade at the end of the season, though.
Robbins and Conrad are the ringleaders of the offense, both in their production and overall fiery approach. Meanwhile, Pinero has gotten better every season in Lafayette and looks to take another step forward, and Sensley is a big key. Sensley was much better in the fall, but it’s all in the production once the lights turn on in a few weeks. There’s also the newcomer trio of Lott, Stover and Monica.
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