Top 25 Breakdown: No. 25 Duke

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2017 Record: 30-28. RPI: 91.
Coach (Record at school):
 Chris Pollard (153-128 in 5 seasons).
Ballpark: Bart Kaufman Field (2,500).
Postseason History: 6 regionals (last in 2016), 3 CWS trips (last in 1961), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Duke

Duke's Projected Lineup

Pos.Name, Yr.AVG/OBP/SLGHRRBISB
CChris Proctor, Jr..255/.305/.3090213
1BMatt Mervis, So..333/.500/.667011
2BMax Miller, Sr..237/.363/.299112312
3BJack Labosky, Sr..275/.399/.4646430
SSZack Kone, Jr..291/.345/.35922812
LFJimmy Herron, Jr..326/.412/.47453917
CFKennie Taylor, Jr..314/.383/.4963224
RFGriffin Conine, Jr..298/.425/.54613569
DHMichael Smiciklas, Sr..302/.385/.4363292
Pos.Name, Yr.W-LERAIPSOBBSV
LHPMitch Stallings, Sr.4-34.507674260
LHPAdam Laskey, So.4-56.835548240
RHPRyan Day, Sr.4-33.3073.243170
RPAl Pesto, Jr.DNP—injured


Grading The Blue Devils

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.

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