Feb. 16, 2010

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Dayton is top dog in Atlantic 10


CollegeBaseballInsider.com asked college coaches around the country to preview the 2010 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 Atlantic 10 (eight out of 14 coaches participated).


We initially incorrectly identified Andrew Heck as being from Dayton instead of Duquesne. We regret the error and have made the correction.


The team to beat is: Dayton


The top three starting pitchers are: Cameron Hobson, Dayton* (pictured right); Joe Yermal, Charlotte; Pat Lehman,


The top closer is: Kelly McLain, Charlotte*


The one pitcher you don’t want to face is: Cameron Hobson, Dayton


The most underrated pitcher is: Nick Serino, Massachusetts


The best defensive catcher is: Ben Braaten, Saint Louis


The best catcher arm is: Ben Braaten, Saint Louis


The best defensive infielder is: Oliver Palmer, Rhode Island


The best defensive outfielder is: Andrew Heck, Duquesne


The three best pure hitters are: Sean Rockey, George Washington (pictured left); Jimmy Roesinger, Dayton; Zack Jacob, Dayton


The three biggest power threats are: Ryan Rivers, Charlotte; Ben Thomas, Xavier; Aaron Dunsmore, Dayton


The hitter you least want to face is: Sean Rockey, George Washington


The most underrated hitter is: Zach Miller, Saint Louis


The best base-runner is: John McCambridge, Xavier


Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Tom and Lib Phillips Field at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, Charlotte


The best game coach is: Jim Foster, Rhode Island


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job is: Todd Linklater, Dayton


*unanimous selection

(photos courtesy of UD and GWU Media Relations Offices)