East Carolina's Bryant Packard (Aaron Fitt)

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Top 25 Breakdown: No. 11 East Carolina

2018 Record: 44-18. RPI: 16. Coach (Record at school): Cliff Godwin (154-91-1, 4 seasons). Ballpark: Clark-Leclair Stadium (5,000). Postseason History: 29 regionals (active streak: 1), 0 CWS trips, 0 national titles. More: Fall Report on East Carolina. Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Pirates all season long at our East Carolina Team Page.

East Carolina's Projected Lineup

Pos.Name, Yr.AVG/OBP/SLGHRRBISB
CJake Washer, R-Jr..287/.395/.8316401
1BSpencer Brickhouse, Jr..298/.382/.50210505
2BBrady Lloyd, Sr..322/.388/.40222516
3BNick Barber, Jr..210/.330/.235072
SSTurner Brown, Sr..230/.324/.3374288
LFBryant Packard, Jr..406/.462/.67114506
CFBryson Worrell, So..256/.396/.4871100
RFChandler Jenkins, Sr..219/.303/.3232151
DHAlec Burleson, So..252/.325/.2820183
Pos.Name, Yr.W-LERAIPSOBBSV
LHPAlec Burleson, So.5-23.3354.249164
RHPTyler Smith, Jr.7-11.7860.249120
RHPTrey Benton, Jr.4-53.136968130
RPJake Agnos, Jr.4-44.1063.286381

Grading The Pirates

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.

Hitting: 60

The Pirates bring back eight players who logged at least 100 plate appearances for a balanced offense that ranked 42nd nationally in batting average (.288) last year. The talented but oft-injured Dwanya Williams-Sutton is gone, but there’s still plenty of star power remaining, along with some rock-solid veteran role players and several intriguing breakout candidates.
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