Top 25 Breakdown: No. 5 GeorgiaSeason Preview
2019 Record: 46-17. RPI: 3.
Coach (Record at school): Scott Stricklin (189-157-1, 6 seasons).
Ballpark: Foley Field (3,291).
Postseason History: 12 regionals (active streak: 2), 6 CWS trips (last in 2008), 1 national title (1990).
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Georgia's Projected Lineup
|C||Mason Meadows, Jr.||.190/.322/.295||3||15||1|
|1B||Patrick Sullivan, Sr.||.263/.350/.360||3||24||0|
|2B||Riley King, Jr.||.295/.403/.440||8||43||5|
|3B||Garrett Blaylock, Jr.||Tr. — St. John's River (Fla.) JC|
|SS||Cam Shepherd, Sr.||.231/.333/.386||8||33||7|
|LF||Tucker Bradley, Jr.||Redshirted (3 games)|
|CF||Randon Jernigan, So.||.248/.338/.301||1||12||11|
|RF||Connor Tate, So.||.270/.304/.459||3||19||0|
|DH||Chaney Rogers, Jr.||.256/.379/.338||1||13||0|
|SP #1||Emerson Hancock, Jr.||8-3||1.99||90.1||97||18||0|
|SP #2||Cole Wilcox, So.||3-2||4.07||59.2||64||38||0|
|SP #3||C.J. Smith, Jr.||3-3||4.30||46||38||20||0|
|Closer||Ryan Webb, Jr.||1-0||3.75||24||27||11||1|
Grading The Bulldogs
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 was a middle-of-the-pack offensive club a year ago, and it must replace its top three hitters in the departed Aaron Schunk, LJ Talley and John Cable. This lineup isn’t loaded with star power, but it is well stocked with experienced, gritty veterans who should string together quality at-bats and hit situationally. …
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