Top 25 Breakdown: No. 18 Oklahoma State
Coach (Record at school):
Josh Holliday (231-132-1, 6 seasons).
Allie P. Reynolds Stadium (Capacity: 3,821).
44 regionals (active streak: 6), 20 CWS trips (last in 2016), 1 national title (1959).
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Oklahoma State's Projected Lineup
|C||*Bryce Carter, R-Sr.||.172/.284/.276||0||4||0
|1B||Alix Garcia, Jr.||Tr. — Central Arizona JC
|2B||Andrew Navigato, Jr.||Cuesta (Calif.) JC
|3B||Christian Funk, Sr.||.245/.366/.413||7||33||2
|SS||Huey Morrill, Fr.||HS — Live Oak, Fla.
|LF||Colin Simpson, Sr.||.280/.382/.578||18||51||8
|CF||Trevor Boone, Jr.||.270/.301/.500||10||33||5
|RF||Cade Cabbiness, Jr.||.132/.298/.276||3||7||1
|DH||Carson McCusker, Jr.||.271/.347/.535||8||18||3
|* Stats at Stanford||
|RHP||Jensen Elliott, Jr.||0-0||5.06||10.2||7||30||0
|RHP||Logan Gragg, Jr.||Tr. — Connors State (Okla.) JC
|LHP||Mitchell Stone, R-Fr.||0-0||6.23||4.1||6||3||0
|RP||Brett 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.
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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