North Carolina's Aaron Sabato (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 23 North Carolina

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2019 Record: 46-19. RPI: 12.
Coach (Record at school): Mike Fox (936-399-1, 21 seasons).
Ballpark: Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium (4,100).
Postseason History: 32 regionals (active streak: 3), 11 CWS trips (last in 2018), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on North Carolina.
Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Tar Heels all season long at our UNC Team Page.

North Carolina's Projected Lineup

CKyle Smith, Fr.HS — Wilmington, N.C.
1BAaron Sabato, So..343/.453/.69618630
2BMikey Madej, Jr.Tr. — Northwest Florida State JC
3BClemente Inclan, Jr..227/.394/.273042
SSDanny Serretti, So..299/.373/.4243454
LFAngel Zarate, R-So..100/.182/.100000
CFDylan Harris, Sr..268/.397/.4237295
RFCaleb Roberts, So..227/.374/.2800172
DHTyler Causey, Fr..186/.265/.233
SP #1Gianluca Dalatri, R-Jr.1-12.25323580
SP #2Max Alba, R-Fr.DNP — injured
SP #3Will Sandy, So.2-25.5258.241310
CloserJoey Lancellotti, Jr.6-43.125256293

Grading The Tar Heels

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: 55

UNC’s Danny Serretti (Aaron Fitt)

The Tar Heels return just three proven hitters from last year’s super regional team, so they’ll be counting on a number of former part-time players to take big steps forward and newcomers to hit the ground running. Harris, a dirtbag who always plays full throttle, excels at working deep counts (53 walks and 45 strikeouts last year), making him an excellent catalyst at or near the top of the lineup. Serretti and Sabato are …

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