Louisville ace Reid Detmers (Shotgun Spratling)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 1 Louisville

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2019 Record: 51-18. RPI: 9.
Coach (Record at school):
Dan McDonnell (605-240 in 13 seasons).
Ballpark: Patterson Stadium (4,000).
Postseason History: 13 regionals (active streak: 8), 5 CWS trips (active streak: 1).
More: Fall Report on Louisville
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Louisville's Projected Lineup

CHenry Davis, So..324/.422/.4403230
1BDalton Rushing, Fr.HS — Brighton, Tenn.
2BLucas Dunn, Jr..309/.399/.39812515
3BAlex Binelas, So..291/.383/.61214593
SSJustin Lavey, Sr..286/.361/.36633320
LFZach Britton, Jr..288/.368/.4705282
CFLuke Brown, Jr.Tr. — John A. Logan (Ill.) CC
RFLevi Usher, So.Tr. — Kirkwood (Iowa) CC
DHDanny Oriente, Sr..332/.404/.4351490
SP #1Reid Detmers, Jr.13-42.78113.1167330
SP #2Bobby Miller, Jr.7-13.838086382
SP #3Luke Smith, Sr.6-14.246853240
CloserMichael Kirian, Jr.3-11.6943.14295

Grading The Cardinals

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

Louisville’s Alex Binelas (Aaron Fitt)

The Cardinals lost mainstays Tyler Fitzgerald, Logan Wyatt, Drew Campbell and Jake Snider, but they still return six players who logged at least 130 at-bats and hit at least .280 last year, giving them a chance to come close to last year’s above-average offensive production (7.4 runs per game, 18th-best in the nation). …

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