Mississippi State's Rowdey Jordan (Kelly Donoho/MSU Athletics)

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Top 25 Breakdown: No. 10 Mississippi State

Season Preview

2019 Record: 52-15. RPI: 4.
Coach (Record at school):
Chris Lemonis (52-15, 1 season)
Ballpark: Dudy Noble Stadium (13,000)
Postseason History: 38 regionals (active streak: 4), 11 CWS trips (active streak: 2)
More: Fall Report on Mississippi State
Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Bulldogs all season long at our Mississippi State Team Page.

Mississippi State's Projected Lineup

Pos.Name, Yr.AVG/OBP/SLGHRRBISB
CLuke Hancock, So..326/.483/.4190140
1BJosh Hatcher, Jr..321/.379/.5003213
2BJustin Foscue, Jr..331/.395/.56415602
3BLandon Jordan, So..328/.397/.4261114
SSJordan Westburg, Jr..294/.402/.4576617
LFBrad Cumbest, So..286/.345/.4291110
CFRowdey Jordan, Jr..290/.370/.42064911
RFTanner Allen, Jr..349/.426/.5167661
DHBrandon Pimentel, So.Tr. — Howard (Texas) CC
Pos.Name, Yr.W-LERAIPSOBBSV
SP #1JT Ginn, So.8-43.1386.1105190
SP #2Christian MacLeod, R-Fr.DNP — illness
SP #3Eric Cerantola, So.3-04.3014.221110
CloserLandon Sims, Fr.HS — South Forsythe (Ga.)


Grading The Bulldogs

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: 65

Mississippi State’s Justin Foscue (Aaron Fitt)

Mainstays Jake Mangum and Elijah MacNamee plus 2019 breakout Dustin Skelton are gone, but Mississippi State returns all the other key pieces of an offense that ranked fifth in the nation in batting and 11th in scoring a year ago. This figures to be a dynamic lineup loaded with physicality and tough outs. …

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