Top 25 Breakdown: No. 17 CS FullertonSeason Preview
2017 Record: 39-24. RPI: 43.
Coach (Record at school): Rick Vanderhook (235-127 in six seasons)
Ballpark: Goodwin Field (3,500)
Postseason History: 39 Regionals (active streak: 26), 18 CWS trips (Last: 2017), National Titles: 4 (1979, 1984, 1995, 2004).
More: Fall Report on Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton's Projected Lineup
|C||Daniel Cope, So.||.276/.417/.448||1||2||0|
|1B||Jake Pavletich, R-Jr.||.178/.275/.311||1||7||0|
|2B||Hank LoForte, Jr.||.247/.314/.325||0||19||3|
|3B||Zach Weller, So.||.225/.360/.450||2||11||0|
|SS||Sahid Valenzuela, So.||.314/.366/.377||1||24||3|
|LF||Chris Prescott, Sr.||.228/.305/.260||0||7||3|
|CF||Mitchell Berryhill, Jr.||Transfer--Salt Lake CC|
|RF||Ruben Cardenas, Jr.||.293/.354/.552||3||18||3|
|DH||Jairus Richards, Jr.||Transfer--Cabrillo (Calif.) CC|
|RHP||Colton Eastman, Jr.||2-0||2.14||33.2||37||16||0|
|RHP||Andrew Quezada, Jr.||Transfer--Cypress (Calif.) CC|
|RHP||Tanner Bibee, Fr.||Freshman--Mission Viejo, Calif. (HS)|
|RP||Brett Conine, Jr.||0-1||1.39||45.1||43||6||15|
Grading The Titans
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.