Feb. 11, 2010


Dartmouth is top dog in Ivy League


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 Ivy League (five out of eight coaches participated).


The team to beat is: Dartmouth


The top three starting pitchers are: Mark Gormley, Brown (pictured right); Corey Pappel, Cornell; Jadd Schmeltzer, Cornell


The top closer is: Matt Grabowski, Princeton; and David Rochefort, Cornell


The one pitcher you don’t want to face is: Mark Gormley, Brown


The most underrated pitcher is: Jadd Smeltzer, Cornell


The best defensive catcher is: Tyler Albright, Harvard


The best catcher arm is: Tyler Albright, Harvard


The best defensive infielder is: Sean O’Hara, Harvard


The best defensive outfielder is: Brian Billigen, Cornell; and Nick Cox, Columbia


The three best pure hitters are: Mickey Brodsky, Cornell; Pete Greskoff, Brown; Nick Cox, Columbia; William Gordon, Penn


The three biggest power threats are: Trygg Larsson-Danforth, Yale (pictured right); William Gordon, Penn; Pete Greskoff, Brown


The hitter you least want to face is: Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth


The most underrated hitter is: Graham Tyler, Brown


The best base-runner is: Nick Cox, Columbia


Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Clarke Field, Princeton; and David F. Hoy Field, Cornell


The best game coach is: John Stupor, Yale


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job is: Scott Marsh, Cornell


*unanimous selection

(photos courtesy of Brown and Yale Media Relations Offices)