Coastal Carolina's Michael Paez (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 24 Coastal Caro.

Getting To Know The Chanticleers

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers logo2015 Record: 39-21. RPI: 20.
Coach (Record at school): Gary Gilmore (792-420, 20 years).
Ballpark: Springs Brooks Stadium (Capacity: 5,500).
Postseason History: 14 regionals (active streak: 1), 0 CWS trips, 0 national titles.
Podcast: Five-Minute Focus On The Chanticleers
More: Fall Report on Coastal Carolina | Season Preview Index

Coastal Carolina's Projected Lineup

CDavid Parrett, Sr..239/.317/.46010383
1BTyler Chadwick, Sr..303/.418/.4635353
2BSeth Lancaster, So..191/.273/.2651112
3BZach Remillard, Sr..272/.346/.4196427
SSMichael Paez, Jr..326/.436/.52684219
LFConnor Owings, Sr..270/.399/.47094813
CFAnthony Marks, Sr..343/.421/.38002517
RFDalton Ewing, So.Injured (10 AB)
DHG.K. Young, Jr..301/.368/.4769490
RHPAlex Cunningham, Jr.6-02.5659.259240
RHPTyler Poole, Sr.1-14.5531.227310
RHPJason Bilous, Fr.HS—Bear, Del.
RPBobby Holmes, So.4-12.906255164

Hitting: 65

Coastal Carolina's Anthony Marks (Aaron Fitt)Coastal Carolina’s Anthony Marks (Aaron Fitt)

Coastal brings back eight starters from a team that ranked 28th nationally in scoring. This is a deep lineup with no easy outs from one through nine. Marks, last year’s leading hitter, is an ideal table-setter with a patient approach and a contact-oriented lefthanded swing, though he has gotten stronger since last year and is less of a slap-and-dash hitter now. Paez, the team’s best all-around player, is a dynamic player in the 2-hole who walks more than he strikes out, hits for average and drives the gaps. The 5-foot-9 Chadwick and the burly Young also can hit for power and average from the left side, while Owings and Lancaster give the Chanticleers additional lefthanded threats. With five lefties and four righties in the projected starting lineup, this is a balanced group. The breakout candidate is Ewing, who has the most raw talent of any player on the roster but missed almost all of last season after getting hit by a pitch in his fourth game and suffering a broken hand.


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