2020 Missouri Valley Preview: Chasing The PatriotsSeason Preview
After sending multiple teams to regionals for the third consecutive year in 2019, the Missouri Valley Conference has established itself as one of the more competitive mid-major conferences in college baseball. Reigning regular season champion Dallas Baptist should once again be strong this spring, returning several key offensive pieces and perhaps the best reliever in the country in Burl Carraway. Missouri State has a veteran-laden lineup, well positioned to shake off a rare down season, while Bradley, Illinois State and Indiana State each looks to solidify its contender status.
Our conference preview includes:
- Projected Order of Finish
- Preseason Awards
- Top Prospects
- Top Prospects, 2020 Draft
- Top Prospects, 2021 Draft
- Top Freshmen
- Team by Team Breakdowns
Bold indicates 2019 regional team, and records are from 2019. Teams are listed in order of projected 2020 finish.
Projected Regional Team (2): Dallas Baptist, Missouri State
Player of the Year: Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Dallas Baptist
Pitcher of the Year: Burl Carraway, LHP, Dallas Baptist
Freshman of the Year: Ryan Wrobleski, C, Dallas Baptist