Nick Madrigal, Oregon State

Oregon State shortstop Nick Madrigal (OSU photo)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 8 Oregon State


 2016 Record: 35-19. RPI: 46.
Coach (Record at school):
 Pat Casey (789-440-5 in 22 seasons).
Ballpark: Goss Stadium (3,300).
Postseason History: 16 regionals (active streak: 0), 5 CWS trips (last: 2013), 2 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Oregon State

Oregon State's Projected Lineup

CAdley Rutschman, Fr.HS—Sherwood, Ore. (HS)
1BKJ Harrison, Jr..265/.381/.52510474
2BNick Madrigal, So..333/.380/.4561298
3BMichael Gretler, Jr..339/.391/.441142
SSCadyn Grenier, So..240/.342/.3110181
LFKyle Nobach, Sr..280/.379/.3802242
CFElliott Cary, RS-So.Injured in 2016—Did Not Play
RFTrevor Larnach, So..157/.271/.176030
DHChristian Donahue, Jr..339/.393/.4641299
LHPLuke Heimlich, Jr.7-43.5386.263250
RHPBryce Fehmel, So.10-12.317051232
RHPJake Thompson, Sr.3-34.286153280
LHPMax Engelbrekt, Sr.3-32.9237391411

Grading The Beavers

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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