Feb. 8, 2013

Inside: With Cornell's Kellen Urbon


Dartmouth is on top in Ivy League


CollegeBaseballInsider.com surveyed college coaches around the country to preview the 2013 college baseball season by sharing their thoughts on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide insight on the upcoming season. click here for CBI Conference Previews


Today, we take a look at the Ivy League (five of eight coaches responded).

No change in membership from 2012

2012 division champions: Cornell, Dartmouth

2012 tournament champions: Cornell


The team to beat: Dartmouth


The top starting pitchers: Zak Hermans, Princeton (right); Mitch Horacek, Dartmouth; Adam Frank, Dartmouth


The top closer: *Kellen Urbon, Cornell


The pitcher you least want to face: Zak Hermans, Princeton; Kellen Urbon, Cornell


The most underrated pitcher: Connor Kaufmann, Cornell


The best defensive catcher: Austin Bossart, Penn; Mike Fischer, Columbia


The best catcher arm: Austin Bossart, Penn


The best defensive infielder: Cale Hanson, Yale


The best infield arm: no player received more than one vote


The best defensive outfielder: Chris Cruz, Cornell


The best outfield arm: Chris Cruz, Cornell


The best pure hitters: Jeff Keller, Dartmouth (right); Ryan Deitrich, Penn; Kevin Tatum, Cornell


The biggest power threats: Chris Cruz, Cornell; Dustin Selzer, Dartmouth; John Mishu, Princeton


The hitter you least want to face: no player received more than one vote


The toughest hitter to strike out: Brenton Peters, Cornell


The most underrated hitter: Nick Ferraresi, Columbia


The best baserunner: Nick Crucet, Columbia


The best game coach: Brett Boretti, Columbia


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


*unanimous selection

(Hermans photo by Beverly Schaefer, Keller photo by Gil Talbot)