2020 SEC Preview: Get Ready For Another Battle RoyaleSeason Preview
With three teams ranked in the top five of D1Baseball’s Preseason Top 25, seven teams in the top 11, and nine teams in the Top 25, the SEC race figures to be a heavyweight slugfest as usual in 2020.
Entering the season, everybody will be chasing reigning national champion Vanderbilt, which won the regular-season title by two games a year ago and then captured the SEC tournament title before making its run through the NCAA tournament. But fellow SEC East powers Florida and Georgia join the Commodores in the top five of the preseason rankings. In the West, Mississippi State and Arkansas tied for the regular-season crown in 2019, and they open this season ranked inside the top 10 along with Auburn, while LSU is nipping at their heels at No. 11. But six of the seven SEC West teams garnered preseason Top 25 rankings, and they figure to jostle for position all season long. Each of the teams outside our Top 25 also look improved, and each of them is capable of making noise this spring.
Our conference preview includes:
- Projected Order of Finish
- Preseason Awards
- Top Prospects, 2020 Draft
- Top Prospects, 2021 Draft
- Top Freshmen
- Team by Team Breakdowns
Projected Regional Teams (10): Vanderbilt, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, South Carolina
Player of the Year: Austin Martin, 3B, Vanderbilt
Pitcher of the Year: Emerson Hancock, RHP, Georgia
Freshman of the Year: Hunter Barco, LHP, Florida
Check out our full breakdown below!