Feb. 10, 2014

Preseason Coaches' Poll

Murphy Replaces Pinzino at William & Mary

UNCW Tops in CAA


CollegeBaseballInsider.com surveyed college coaches around the country to preview the 2014 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 CAA (five coaches responded).

Additions: College of Charleston

Departures: George Mason, Georgia State, Old Dominion


The team to beat: UNC Wilmington*


The top starting pitchers: Mat Batts (UNCW)* (right); Jason Inghram (William & Mary); Jordan Ramsey (UNCW)


The top closer: Kelly Secrest (UNCW)


The pitcher you least want to face: Jason Inghram (William & Mary)


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


The best defensive catcher: Ty Warrington (Delaware)


The best catcher arm: Ty Warrington (Delaware); Ryan Hissey (William & Mary)


The best defensive infielder: Michael Foster (Northeastern)


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


The best defensive outfielder: Dominic Fratantuono (Towson)


The best outfield arm: Dominic Fratantuono (Towson)


The best pure hitters: Ryan LaGrange (UNCW); Ryan Lindemuth (William & Mary); Chad Carroll (James Madison)


The biggest power threats: Michael Katz (William & Mary); Kurt Wertz (Towson); Dominic Fratantuono (Towson)


The hitter you least want to face: Michael Katz (William & Mary)


The toughest hitter to strike out: Chad Carroll (James Madison)


The most underrated hitter: No player received more than one vote


The best baserunner: Chad Carroll (James Madison)


The best game coach: Mark Scalf (UNCW)


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job: Randy Hood (UNCW)


*unanimous selection 

(photo courtesy of UNCW Media Relations Office)