NC State's Patrick Bailey (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 16 NC State

Season 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

CPatrick Bailey, Jr..288/.390/.51310461
1BAustin Murr, Jr.Tr. — Des Moines Area (Iowa) CC
2BTyler McDonough, So..320/.392/.45254710
3BVojtech Mensik, So..250/.366/.3672149
SSJose Torres, Fr.HS — Baltimore
LFLuca Tresh, So..224/.372/.5226170
CFJonny Butler, Jr..267/.378/.3593293
RFDevonte Brown, Jr..286/.352/.3974392
DHBrad Debo, Sr..242/.352/.3974392
SP #1Nick Swiney, Jr.7-14.6156.295311
SP #2Reid Johnston, Jr.6-23.7177.265270
SP #3Chris Villaman, Fr.HS — High Point, NC
CloserDalton Feeney, R-Jr.1-11.862923117

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.

Hitting: 60

NC State’s Luca Tresh (Aaron Fitt)

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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