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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 MAC (eight coaches responded).

Additions: none

Departures: none


The team to beat: Kent State*


The top starting pitchers: Scott Baker (Ball State)*; Eli Anderson (Northern Illinois)*; Jordan Foley (Central Michigan)


The top closer: Brian Clark (Kent State)


The pitcher you least want to face: Brian Clark (Kent State)


The most underrated pitcher: Mike Burke (Buffalo)


The best defensive catcher: T.J. Losby (Bowling Green)


The best catcher arm: T.J. Losby (Bowling Green)


The best defensive infielder: Andrew Sohn (Western Michigan)


The best infield arm: Andrew Sohn (Western Michigan)


The best defensive outfielder: Matt Honchel (Miami); T.J. Sutton (Kent State)


The best outfield arm: Logan Regnier (Central Michigan)


The best pure hitters: Matt Honchel (Miami); T.J. Losby (Bowling Green); Jake Madsen (Ohio); Andrew Sohn (Western Michigan); Sean Godfrey (Ball State); Cody Leichman (Central Michigan)


The biggest power threats: Jeremy Shay (Bowling Green); Lee Longo (Eastern Michigan); T.J. Losby (Bowling Green); Tyler Mautner (Buffalo); Jake Madsen (Ohio)


The hitter you least want to face: Matt Honchel (Miami)


The toughest hitter to strike out: Matt Honchel (Miami)


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


The best baserunner: Tyler Grogg (Toledo)


The best game coach: Cory Mee (Toledo)


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job: Mike Birkbeck (Kent State)



*unanimous selection 

(photo courtesy of ETSU Media Relations Office)