Feb. 7, 2012

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Princeton is the pick in the Ivy League


CollegeBaseballInsider.com asked college coaches around the country to preview the 2012 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 (six of eight coaches responded).


The team to beat in your conference is: Princeton


Rank the top three starting pitchers: Matt Bowman, Princeton (right); Mike Ford, Princeton; Vince Voiro, Penn


The top closer is: A.J. Goetz, Princeton


The pitcher you least want to face is: Matt Bowman, Princeton


The most underrated pitcher is: Kyle Hunter, Dartmouth


The best defensive catcher is: Sam Mulroy, Princeton


The best catcher arm is: Sam Mulroy, Princeton


The best defensive infielder is: Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth


The best infield arm is: Matt Bowman, Princeton


The best defensive outfielder is: Greg Zebrack, Penn


The best outfield arm is: Brian Billigen, Cornell


Rank the three best pure hitters: Dario Pizzano, Columbia; Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth (right); Greg Zebrack, Penn


Rank the three biggest power threats: Dario Pizzano, Columbia; Chris O’Dowd, Dartmouth; Greg Zebrack, Penn


The hitter you least want to face is: Dario Pizzano, Columbia


The toughest hitter to strike out is: Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth


The most underrated hitter is: no player received more than one vote


The best base-runner is: John Sheridan, Brown


The best game coach is: (tie) Brett Boretti, Columbia; and Bob Whalen, Dartmouth


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job is: Lloyd Brewer, Princeton


(photos courtesy of Princeton & Dartmouth Media Relations Offices)