Wake Forest ace Colin Peluse (Aaron Fitt)

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Top 25 Breakdown: No. 20 Wake Forest

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2018 Record: 25-32. RPI: 71. Coach (Record at school): Tom Walter (264-250, 9 seasons). Ballpark: David F. Couch Ballpark (Capacity: 3,823). Postseason History: 13 regionals (last in 2017), 2 CWS trips (last in 1955), 1 national title (1955). More: Fall Report on Wake Forest. Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Demon Deacons all season long at our Wake Forest Team Page.

Wake Forest's Projected Lineup

Pos.Name, Yr.AVG/OBP/SLGHRRBISB
CLogan Harvey, Sr..215/.316/.2640141
1BBobby Seymour, So..286/.342/.4417322
2BPatrick Frick, Jr..290/.405/.3913316
3BJake Mueller, Sr..303/.420/.36022018
SSBruce Steel, Sr.(28 at-bats)
LFChris Lanzilli, So..268/.378/.5299333
CFDJ Poteet, So..255/.385/.4629285
RFMichael Ludowig, So..267/.350/.33511810
DHShane Muntz, So..253/.353/.4065291
Pos.Name, Yr.W-LERAIPSOBBSV
RHPColin Peluse, Jr.6-23.8783.263260
RHPMorgan McSweeney, Jr.2-64.447366390
LHPJared Shuster, So.0-37.413432210
RPRyan Cusick, Fr.HS — Avon, Conn.

Grading The Demon Deacons

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

Wake Forest outfielder Chris Lanzilli (Aaron Fitt)

After making back-to-back regionals capped by a trip to supers in 2017, Wake Forest endured a trying 2018 campaign with a very young roster, but the experience gained by last year’s super-talented freshman class should pay major dividends this spring. Now, Wake Forest is loaded with players who have experience as everyday regulars in the ACC, and the coaching staff feels really good about its top 13 or 14 position players, giving this team all kinds of versatility.

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