Top 25 Breakdown: No. 18 Dallas BaptistSeason Preview
2017 Record: 42-21. RPI: 52.
Coach (Record at school): Dan Heefner (388-208 in 10 seasons).
Ballpark: Horner Ballpark (2,000).
Postseason History: 7 regionals (active streak: 4), 0 CWS trips, 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Dallas Baptist
Dallas Baptist's Projected Lineup
|C||Matt Duce, Sr.||.333/.424/.554||9||55||1|
|1B||Kody Funderburk, Jr.||Tr.—Mesa (Ariz.) CC|
|2B||Luke Bandy, So.||.230/.313/.390||2||16||2|
|3B||Tim Millard, R-Jr.||.308/.410/.543||12||62||4|
|SS||Jimmy Glowenke, Fr.||HS—Flower Mound, Texas|
|LF||Devlin Granberg, Sr.||.359/.439/.564||7||47||6|
|CF||Jameson Hannah, Jr.||.328/.411/.530||9||38||9|
|RF||Evan Sandmann, R-Jr.||.304/.368/.415||1||23||6|
|DH||Garrett Wolforth, Jr.||.289/.366/.466||7||27||3|
|RHP||Ray Gaither, So.||6-4||5.11||75.2||68||40||0|
|LHP||Jordan Martinson, Jr.||9-4||4.78||81||76||35||0|
|RHP||MD Johnson, Jr.||6-2||4.43||69||57||29||0|
|RP||Bradley Gonzales, Jr.||Tr.—Central Arizona JC.|
Grading The Patriots
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.