Top 25 Breakdown: No. 20 Texas A&MAnalysis
2016 Record: 49-16. RPI: 4.
Coach (Record at school): Rob Childress (458-238-2, 11 years).
Ballpark: Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park (Capacity: 6,100).
Postseason History: 32 regionals (active streak: 10), 5 CWS trips (last in 2011), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Projected Lineup
|C||Hunter Coleman, Fr.||HS—Midland, Texas (Lee)|
|1B||Joel Davis, Sr.||.293/.376/.504||3||22||2|
|2B||Braden Shewmake, Fr.||HS—Wylie, Texas (East)|
|3B||George Janca, So.||.231/.294/.269||0||11||1|
|SS||Austin Homan, Sr.||.356/.392/.431||1||26||10|
|LF||Walker Pennington, Sr.||.258/.347/.532||4||16||3|
|CF||Nick Choruby, Sr.||.294/.359/.333||0||22||13|
|RF||Blake Kopetsky, Sr.||Injured—Did Not Play In 2016|
|DH||Logan Foster, Fr.||HS—Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest)|
|RHP||Brigham Hill, Jr.||9-2||2.51||97||99||28||1|
|RHP||Turner Larkins, Jr.||8-3||2.24||100.2||100||20||0|
|LHP||Mitchell Kilkenny, So.||2-0||1.67||27||29||10||0|
|RP||Corbin Martin, Jr.||2-1||5.47||26.1||33||21||0|
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.
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