Florida State's C.J. Van Eyk (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 12 Florida State

Season Preview

2019 Record: 42-23. RPI: 50.
Coach (Record at school): Mike Martin Jr. (first year).
Ballpark: Dick Howser Stadium (Capacity: 6,700).
Postseason History: 57 regionals (active streak: 42), 23 CWS trips (active streak: 1), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Florida State.
Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Seminoles all season long at our Florida State Team Page.

Florida State's Projected Lineup

CMatheu Nelson, So..282/.442/.4426294
1BCarter Smith, Sr..245/.360/.3622100
2BJackson Greene, Jr.Tr. — Dothan Wallace (Ala.) CC
3BCooper Swanson, Jr..159/.362/.4097144
SSNander De Sedas, So..231/.353/.3374323
LFElijah Cabell, So..220/.404/.4157259
CFReese Albert, Jr..283/.390/.5189352
RFRobby Martin, So..315/.398/.4494542
DHTyrell Brewer, Fr.HS — Orlando
SP #1CJ Van Eyk, Jr.10-43.8199.1129410
SP #2Shane Drohan, Jr.3-13.6651.271480
SP #3Conor Grady, Jr.9-63.6464.171260
CloserDavis Hare, Jr.Tr. — Dothan Wallace (Ala.) CC

Grading The Seminoles

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: 55

Florida State’s Reese Albert (Aaron Fitt)

Florida State’s offense was uncharacteristically mediocre last year, ranking 11th in the ACC in batting and seventh in scoring — but they still ranked fourth in the nation in walks and 29th in OBP, as the tried-and-true Seminole plate discipline remained intact. The ‘Noles have ranked among the national leaders in walks for decades, and they surely will again in 2020. Leading hitter Mike Salvatore, top slugger Drew Mendoza and power/speed threat J.C. Flowers are gone, but FSU still has a very talented nucleus to build the lineup around, headlined by potential All-American Reese Albert, whose pretty lefthanded stroke, all-fields approach and all-around tool set make him a likely Day One draft pick next June. …

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