Trevor Boone, Oklahoma State (Kendall Rogers)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 18 Oklahoma State

Season Preview
2018 Record: 31-26-1. RPI: 36. Coach (Record at school): Josh Holliday (231-132-1, 6 seasons). Ballpark: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium (Capacity: 3,821). Postseason History: 44 regionals (active streak: 6), 20 CWS trips (last in 2016), 1 national title (1959). More: Fall Report on Oklahoma State. Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Cowboys all season long at our Oklahoma State Team Page.

Oklahoma State's Projected Lineup

C*Bryce Carter, R-Sr..172/.284/.276040
1BAlix Garcia, Jr.Tr. — Central Arizona JC
2BAndrew Navigato, Jr.Cuesta (Calif.) JC
3BChristian Funk, Sr..245/.366/.4137332
SSHuey Morrill, Fr.HS — Live Oak, Fla.
LFColin Simpson, Sr..280/.382/.57818518
CFTrevor Boone, Jr..270/.301/.50010335
RFCade Cabbiness, Jr..132/.298/.276371
DHCarson McCusker, Jr..271/.347/.5358183
* Stats at Stanford
RHPJensen Elliott, Jr.0-05.0610.27300
RHPLogan Gragg, Jr.Tr. — Connors State (Okla.) JC
LHPMitchell Stone, R-Fr.0-06.234.1630
RPBrett Standlee, R-Fr.DNP — redshirted

Grading The Cowboys

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: 45

Oklahoma State catcher Colin Simpson (Aaron Fitt)

We expect the Cowboys to have a dangerous offense; we just don’t expect them to hit for average. OSU ranked 208th nationally in batting last year (.258) and struck out 560 times against just 240 walks. This is a free-swinging, aggressive group of hitters who are going to rack up strikeouts again, but the Cowboys will take the whiffs as a trade-off for this group’s power potential.
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