Top 25 Breakdown: No. 13 StanfordSeason Preview
2017 Record: 42-16. RPI: 8.
Coach (Record at school): Dave Esquer (first season)
Ballpark: Klein Field at Sunken Diamond (4,000)
Postseason History: 32 Regionals (active streak: 1), 16 CWS trips (Last: 2008), National Titles: 2 (1987-88).
More: Fall Report on Stanford
Stanford's Projected Lineup
|C||Maverick Handley, So.||.257/.390/.367||0||13||3|
|1B||Andrew Daschbach, Jr.||.183/.269/.250||0||3||1|
|2B||Duke Kinamon, Jr.||.284/.365/.379||3||22||15|
|3B||Jesse Kuet, Sr.||.333/.372/.359||0||12||1|
|SS||Nico Hoerner, Jr.||.307/.357/.406||1||33||2|
|LF||Daniel Bakst, So.||.231/.325/.311/.369/.439.385||3||38||0|
|CF||Tim Tawa, Fr.||Freshman--West Linn, Ore. (HS)|
|RF||Brandon Wulff, Jr.||231/.325/.385||6||23||2|
|DH||Bryce Carter, Sr.||.111/.111/.111||0||1||0|
|LHP||Kris Bubic, Jr.||7-6||2.79||90.1||96||31||0|
|RHP||Tristan Beck, Jr.||Injured--DNP in 2017|
|LHP||Erik Miller, So.||5-2||3.65||61.2||34||21||1|
|RP||Will Matthiessen, Jr.||3-0||2.33||38.2||32||9||3|
Grading The Cardinal
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.