Wake Forest slugger Bobby Seymour (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 18 Wake Forest

Season Preview

2019 Record: 31-26. RPI: 53.
Coach (Record at school): Tom Walter (295-276, 10 seasons).
Ballpark: David F. Couch Ballpark (Capacity: 3,823).
Postseason History: 13 regionals (last in 2017), 2 CWS trips (last in 1955), 1 national title (1955).
More: Fall Report on Wake Forest.
Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Demon Deacons all season long at our Wake Forest Team Page.

Wake Forest's Projected Lineup

CBrendan Tinsman, So..265/.326/.52910410
1BBobby Seymour, Jr..377/.439/.5769923
2BDJ Poteet, Jr..199/.317/.3185234
3B*Will Simoneit, R-Sr..299/.357/.4936196
SSMichael Turconi, So..273/.379/.3492244
LFChristian Long, Sr..162/.244/.216020
CFMichael Ludowig, Jr..300/.405/.4053306
RFChris Lanzilli, Jr..347/.409/.62016673
DHShane Muntz, Jr..313/.477/.67414400
*Stats at Cornell
SP #1Jared Shuster, Jr.4-46.496894370
SP #2Ryan Cusick, So.7-36.4465.255290
SP #3Will Fleming, Jr.1-44.2644.131199
CloserShane Smith, R-Fr.DNP — medical redshirt

Grading The Demon Deacons

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: 70

Wake Forest masher Shane Muntz (Aaron Fitt)

Wake Forest didn’t live up to last season’s No. 20 preseason ranking — but it wasn’t because of the offense. The Deacs actually exceeded our robust expectations offensively, leading the ACC and ranking 12th nationally in scoring. With seven experienced and talented regulars back in the fold, the Demon Deacons have a very real chance to be the best offensive club in college baseball in 2020. Leading the way is reigning ACC Player of the Year Seymour, a strong-bodied lefthanded hit machine who led the nation with a ridiculous 92 RBIs last year. …

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