Florida State lefty Drew Parrish (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 13 Florida State

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2018 Record: 43-19. RPI: 11. Coach (Record at school): Mike Martin (1987-713-4, 39 seasons). Ballpark: Dick Howser Stadium (Capacity: 6,700). Postseason History: 56 regionals (active streak: 41), 22 CWS trips (last in 2017), 0 national titles. More: Fall Report on Florida State. Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Seminoles all season long at our Florida State Team Page.

Florida State's Projected Lineup

CMatheu Nelson, Fr.HS — Clearwater, Fla.
1BNico Baldor, Jr.DNP — transfer from Miami
2BMike Salvatore, Sr..244/.333/.2981278
3BDrew Mendoza, Jr..313/.440/.4917443
SSNander De Sedas, Fr.HS — Montverde, Fla.
LFReese Albert, So..268/.360/.4527344
CFJ.C. Flowers, Jr..218/.383/.2730142
RFElijah Cabell, Fr.HS — Winter Park, Fla.
DHRobby Martin, Fr.HS — Tampa
LHPDrew Parrish, Jr.5-12.52107128370
RHPC.J. Van Eyk, So.7-02.8656.271302
LHPAustin Pollock, So.4-45.2861.171302
RPChase Haney, R-Jr.DNP — injured

Grading The Seminoles

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: 55

FSU’s Drew Mendoza (Mandy Sorenson)

The Seminoles always hit, year after year after year, and they always use a disciplined, patient approach to rank among the national leaders in walk. That never changes, even when the personnel does. But FSU will be relying on more unproven newcomers in the lineup this year than usual, and it will certainly miss departed mainstays Cal Raleigh, Rhett Aplin and Jackson Lueck.
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