Top 25 Breakdown: No. 10 Ole Miss
Coach (Record at school):
Mike Bianco (710-412-1, 18 seasons).
Swayze Field (10,715).
22 regionals (active streak: 1), 5 CWS trips (last in 2014), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Ole Miss
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Ole Miss' Projected Lineup
|C||Cooper Johnson, Jr.||.235/.329/.324||2||11||0
|1B||Cole Zabowski, Jr.||.300/.370/.481||10||44||0
|2B||Anthony Servideo, So.||.226/.314/.306||1||7||1
|3B||Tyler Keenan, So.||.301/.391/.520||9||38||1
|SS||Grae Kessinger, Jr.||.300/.389/.473||8||37||8
|LF||Thomas Dillard, Jr.||.310/.439/.563||13||59||17
|CF||Ryan Olenek, Sr.||.350/.388/.464||3||29||9
|RF||Carl Gindl, So.||(6 at-bats)
|DH||Chase Cockrell, Sr.||.317/.376/.539||9||38||1
|RHP||Will Ethridge, Jr.||3-1||3.91||50.2||53||14||3
|RHP||Houston Roth, Jr.||5-1||4.44||52.2||68||25||1
|RHP||Gunnar Hoglund, Fr.||HS — Hudson, Fla.
|RP||Parker Caracci, R-Jr.||5-2||2.25||48||73||14||10
Grading The Rebels
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.
Ole Miss outfielder Thomas Dillard (Shotgun Spratling)
Ole Miss might have the best lineup in college baseball this season. Seven everyday regulars return from an offense that led the SEC in batting (.300, 16th nationally) and ranked inside the national top 25 in scoring, doubles and slugging. The current juniors are extremely talented — they ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation when they arrived on campus — and now they have two years of playing time under their belts, making them poised to do big things in 2019.
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