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2017 Record: 46-23. RPI: 8.
Coach (Record at school): Mike Martin (1944-694-4, 38 years).
Ballpark: Dick Howser Stadium (Capacity: 6,700).
Postseason History: 55 regionals (active streak: 40), 22 CWS trips (active streak: 1), 0 national titles.
More: Fall Report on Florida State
Florida State's Projected Lineup
|C||Cal Raleigh, Jr.||.227/.330/.398||9||39||1|
|1B||Kyle Cavanaugh, Sr.||.190/.292/.333||1||7||0|
|2B||*Rafael Bournigal, Sr.||.337/.430/.472||2||31||8|
|3B||Drew Mendoza, So.||.270/.400/.534||10||33||3|
|SS||Mike Salvatore, Jr.||Tr.—Northwest Florida State JC|
|LF||Jackson Lueck, Jr.||.318/.405/.507||9||54||6|
|CF||J.C. Flowers, So.||.235/.359/.300||2||32||7|
|RF||Rhett Aplin, Sr.||.322/.434/.524||6||24||4|
|DH||Steven Wells, Sr.||.216/.326/.294||1||8||0|
|*Stats at Belmont|
|LHP||Tyler Holton, Jr.||10-3||2.34||119.1||144||31||0|
|RHP||Cole Sands, Jr.||6-4||5.40||83.1||72||29||0|
|LHP||Drew Parrish, So.||6-3||4.52||91.2||93||29||0|
|RP||CJ Van Eyk, Fr.||HS—Lutz, Fla.|
Grading The Seminoles
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.