Top 25 Breakdown: No. 23 RiceAnalysis
2016 Record: 38-24. RPI: 25.
Coach (Record at school): Wayne Graham (1,114-466 in 25 years).
Ballpark: Reckling Park (Capacity: 6,000).
Postseason History: 22 regionals (active streak: 22), 7 CWS trips (last in 2008), 1 national title.
More: Fall Report on Rice
Rice's Projected Lineup
|C||Dominic DiCaprio, So.||.293/.335/.339||0||20||0|
|1B||Dane Myers, Jr.||.264/.358/.363||2||21||7|
|2B||Tristan Gray, Jr.||.295/.353/.462||5||18||0|
|3B||Kendal Jefferies, So.||.125/.222/.125||0||3||0|
|SS||Ford Proctor, So.||.336/.428/.471||3||41||6|
|LF||Dayne Wunderlich, Sr.||.228/.311/.333||4||27||5|
|CF||Ryan Chandler, Jr.||.270/.359/.370||2||20||7|
|RF||Charlie Warren, Sr.||.341/.408/.379||0||27||6|
|DH||Chace Sarchet, Jr.||Transfer—Weatherford (Texas) CC|
|RHP||Ricardo Salinas, Jr.||9-2||3.39||82||64||31||0|
|RHP||Dane Myers, Jr.||1-2||6.68||31||23||11||7|
|RHP||Willy Amador, Jr.||2-2||5.36||47||37||15||0|
|RP||Glenn Otto, Jr.||9-2||2.26||71||76||30||8|
Grading The Owls
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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