Auburn closer Cody Greenhill and catcher Matt Scheffler (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 8 Auburn

Season Preview

2019 Record: 38-28. RPI: 19.
Coach (Record at school):
Butch Thompson (141-104 in 4 seasons)
Ballpark: Plainsman Park (4,100)
Postseason History: 22 regionals (active streak: 3), 5 CWS trips (active streak: 1).
More: Fall Report on Auburn
Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Tigers all season long at our Auburn Team Page.

Auburn's Projected Lineup

CMatt Scheffler, Sr..260/.331/.3422285
1BRankin Woley, Sr..277/.336/.3873452
2BGarrett Farquhar, Jr.Tr. — Shelton State (Ala.) JC
3BBrody Moore, So..333/.379/.444040
SSRyan Bliss, So..281/.367/.36933711
LFJudd Ward, Jr..272/.377/.3935345
CFKason Howell, So..262/.340/.30702814
RFSteven Williams, Jr..247/.355/.4139363
DHConor Davis, Sr..290/.351/.4488362
SP #1Tanner Burns, Jr.4-42.8279.2101230
SP #2Jack Owen, Jr.4-22.7568.259140
SP #3Bailey Horn, Jr.4-25.9737.231200
CloserCody Greenhill, Jr.2-33.4557.1441812

Grading The Tigers

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

Auburn’s Ryan Bliss (Aaron Fitt)

Auburn’s offense under-performed for much of last season, finishing ninth in the SEC in batting and 10th in scoring. But seven everyday regulars are back in the fold, and there’s reason to believe many of them will take steps forward with another year of experience under their belts. It might not be a flashy offense, but Auburn figures to get plenty of competitive at-bats up and down the lineup. The Tigers have …

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