Top 25 Breakdown: No. 19 Georgia TechSeason Preview
2019 Record: 43-19. RPI: 8.
Coach (Record at school): Danny Hall (1,062-551, 26 seasons)
Ballpark: Russ Chandler Stadium (4,157)
Postseason History: 32 regionals (active streak: 1), 3 CWS trips (last in 2006)
More: Fall Report on Georgia Tech
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Georgia Tech's Projected Lineup
|C||Jake Holland, Fr.||HS — Montverde, Fla.|
|1B||Drew Compton, Fr.||HS — Berkeley Heights, N.J.|
|2B||Austin Wilhite, Sr.||.266/.366/.349||1||32||12|
|3B||Jackson Webb, Sr.||.312/.437/.408||1||19||13|
|SS||Luke Waddell, Jr.||.322/.436/.416||2||34||7|
|LF||Michael Guldberg, Jr.||.355/.441/.416||2||34||7|
|CF||Colin Hall, Jr.||.307/.363/.432||4||41||4|
|RF||Baron Radcliff, Jr.||.257/.403/.503||12||44||6|
|DH||Andrew Jenkins, Fr.||HS — Atlanta|
|SP #1||Jonathan Hughes, Sr.||9-2||5.09||53||48||23||0|
|SP #2||Cort Roedig, So.||2-2||4.88||48||47||24||0|
|SP #3||Luke Bartnicki, So.||2-2||6.40||32.1||32||21||0|
|Closer||Zach Maxwell, Fr.||HS — Dallas, Ga.|
Grading The Yellow Jackets
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.
Georgia Tech led the ACC in batting and ranked third in the conference and 16th in the nation in scoring last year, but it must replace a pair of All-Americans in Kyle McCann and Tristin English plus a .300-plus hitter in Nick Wilhite. Still, there’s a core of very advanced veteran hitters returning, and one of the nation’s very best groups of freshman position players provides reinforcements. Waddell is the straw that stirs the drink for this team; he’s one of the best table-setters …