Top 25 Breakdown: No. 7 VanderbiltAnalysis
2016 Record: 43-19. RPI: 16.
Coach (Record at school): Tim Corbin (610-290 in 14 seasons).
Ballpark: Hawkins Field (3,700).
Postseason History: 15 regionals (active streak: 11), 3 CWS trips (last: 2015), 1 national title.
More: Fall Report on Vanderbilt
Vandy's Projected Lineup
|C||Jason Delay, Sr.||.248/.296/.336||1||31||1|
|1B||Julian Infante, So.||.259/.333/.541||6||20||1|
|2B||Ethan Paul, So.||.305/.406/.485||4||31||9|
|3B||Will Toffey, Jr.||.227/.387/.266||0||22||9|
|SS||Connor Kaiser, So.||.261/.362/.311||0||19||3|
|LF||Ro Coleman, Sr.||.236/.317/.292||1||12||3|
|CF||Jeren Kendall, Jr.||.332/.396/.568||9||59||28|
|RF||JJ Bleday, Fr.||HS—Panama City, Fla. (Mosley)|
|DH||Alonzo Jones, So.||.285/.371/.418||1||35||10|
|RHP||Kyle Wright, Jr.||8-4||3.09||93.1||107||32||0|
|RHP||Patrick Raby, So.||7-1||2.61||58.2||63||19||2|
|RHP||Chandler Day, So.||2-1||4.26||25.1||26||12||0|
|RHP||Matt Ruppenthal, Jr.||5-1||2.33||46.1||59||27||1|
Grading The Commodores
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.
Already a subscriber? Log In to access this article