Top 25 Breakdown: No. 11 UCLASeason Preview
2017 Record: 30-27. RPI: 65.
Coach (Record at school): John Savage (449-328-1, 13 years).
Ballpark: Jackie Robinson Stadium (Capacity: 1,820).
Postseason History: 21 regionals (active streak: 1), 5 CWS trips (last in 2013), 1 national title (2013).
More: Fall Report on UCLA
UCLA's Projected Lineup
|C||Kyle Cuellar, So.||.319/.412/.425||1||20||0|
|1B||Michael Toglia, So.||.261/.382/.483||8||33||1|
|2B||Chase Strumpf, So.||.239/.315/.399||7||30||2|
|3B||Jack Stronach, So.||.231/.318/.399||7||30||2|
|SS||Ryan Kreidler, So.||.241/.327/.351||4||25||4|
|LF||Jeremy Ydens, So.||.258/.347/.364||2||10||3|
|CF||Daniel Amaral, Jr.||.282/.364/.330||1||21||16|
|RF||Garrett Mitchell, Fr.||HS—Orange, Calif.|
|DH||Jake Pries, Jr.||.224/.348/.379||2||3||0|
|RHP||Jon Olsen, Jr.||7-1||2.86||85||80||31||0|
|RHP||Jake Bird, Sr.||5-5||2.75||55.2||42||22||0|
|RHP||Kyle Molnar, R-So.||DNP—injured|
|RP||Brian Gadsby, Jr.||3-4||5.09||35.1||17||14||1|
Grading The Bruins
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.