Top 25 Breakdown: No. 16 NC StateSeason Preview
2019 Record: 42-19. RPI: 18.
Coach (Record at school): Elliott Avent (875-527 in 23 seasons).
Ballpark: Doak Field at Dail Park (2,200).
Postseason History: 31 regionals (active streak: 5), 2 CWS trips (last in 2013), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on NC State.
Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Wolfpack all season long at our NC State team page.
NC State's Projected Lineup
|C||Patrick Bailey, Jr.||.288/.390/.513||10||46||1|
|1B||Austin Murr, Jr.||Tr. — Des Moines Area (Iowa) CC|
|2B||Tyler McDonough, So.||.320/.392/.452||5||47||10|
|3B||Vojtech Mensik, So.||.250/.366/.367||2||14||9|
|SS||Jose Torres, Fr.||HS — Baltimore|
|LF||Luca Tresh, So.||.224/.372/.522||6||17||0|
|CF||Jonny Butler, Jr.||.267/.378/.359||3||29||3|
|RF||Devonte Brown, Jr.||.286/.352/.397||4||39||2|
|DH||Brad Debo, Sr.||.242/.352/.397||4||39||2|
|SP #1||Nick Swiney, Jr.||7-1||4.61||56.2||95||31||1|
|SP #2||Reid Johnston, Jr.||6-2||3.71||77.2||65||27||0|
|SP #3||Chris Villaman, Fr.||HS — High Point, NC|
|Closer||Dalton Feeney, R-Jr.||1-1||1.86||29||23||11||7|
Grading The Wolfpack
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.
NC State lost its top two hitters — All-American Will Wilson and Evan Edwards — from an offense that ranked 23rd nationally in scoring last year, but Bailey is back to provide star power in the heart of a deep, well-rounded lineup heading into this spring. The switch-hitting Bailey drives the ball with authority from both sides and …
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