Feb. 11, 2013

Inside: With Norfolk State's Cameron Day


Bethune-Cookman remains team to beat in MEAC


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 MEAC (seven of nine coaches responded).

No changes in membership from 2012

2012 division winners: Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State

2012 tournament champion: Bethune-Cookman


The team to beat: Bethune-Cookman


The top starting pitchers: Jordan Elliott, Delaware State (right); Kyle McGowin, Savannah State; Matt McClain, Delaware State


The top closer: Jordan Dailey, Bethune-Cookman


The pitcher you least want to face: Jordan Elliott, Delaware State


The most underrated pitcher: no player received more than one vote


The best defensive catcher: Eddie Sorondo, Delaware State


The best catcher arm: Eddie Sorondo, Delaware State


The best defensive infielder: Dylan Drayton, NC Central


The best infield arm: Luke Tendler, North Carolina A&T


The best defensive outfielder: David Lee, Bethune-Cookman


The best outfield arm: David Lee, Bethune-Cookman; Brandon Turner, Bethune-Cookman


The best pure hitters: Cameron Day, Norfolk State; David Lee, Bethune-Cookman; Luis Diaz, NC Central


The biggest power threats: Anthony Stokes, Bethune-Cookman (right); Ryan Haas, Delaware State; Luke Tendler, North Carolina A&T


The hitter you least want to face: Ryan Haas, Delaware State


The toughest hitter to strike out: Todd Hagen, Savannah State; Troy Marrow, NC Central


The most underrated hitter: JP Frey, Delaware State


The best baserunner: Josh Johnson, Bethune-Cookman


The best game coach: Jason Beverlin, Bethune-Cookman; Claudell Clark, Norfolk State; Carlton Hardy, Savannah State


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job: Russ Steinhorn, Delaware State

(photos courtesy of DSU & B-CU Media Relations)