Feb. 22, 2008


Bethune-Cookman is team to beat in MEAC


click here for MEAC preseason feature


CollegeBaseballInsider.com asked college coaches around the country to preview the 2008 college baseball season by sharing their insights on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide a sneak peek for the season ahead. click here for CBI Conference Previews

Today, we take a look at the MEAC (four out of seven coaches participated).

The team to beat is: Bethune-Cookman*

The three top starting pitchers are: Hiram Burgos (Bethune-Cookman), J.R. McAllister (Delaware State), Joseph Gautier (Bethune-Cookman)/John Primus (North Carolina A&T)

The top closer is: Justin Bittner (Delaware State)

The one pitcher you don’t want to face is: John Primus (North Carolina A&T)

The most underrated pitcher is: No pitcher received more than one vote.

The best defensive catcher is: Wynton Weather (Delaware State)

The best three pure hitters are: Darryl Evans (Florida A&M), Jeremy Jones (North Carolina A&T), Joe McIntyre (North Carolina A&T)

The biggest three power threats are: C.J. Beatty (North Carolina A&T), John Boyd (Norfolk State), Alejandro Jimenez (Bethune-Cookman)

The hitter you least want to face is: Alejandro Jimenez (Bethune-Cookman)

The most underrated hitter is: No hitter received more than one vote.

Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Bethune-Cookman

*unanimous selection