SEC Baseball Series Preview: Florida at Vanderbilt

Preview of the Florida-Vanderbilt SEC baseball series including key players, stats, schedules/results, rosters and a prediction of the series winner

Florida-Vanderbilt SEC Baseball Series Preview

The Florida Gators travel to the Vanderbilt Commodores for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Series Schedule April 18-20

Jac Caglianon of Florida
Jac Caglianon of Florida
VU Hawkins Field 3,700
VU Hawkins Field 3,700
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 3:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Florida
Vanderbilt
163
205
12
14
155
144
Batting Average Vanderbilt
Florida
64
186
5
13
0.296
0.271
Double Plays Vanderbilt
Florida
102
260
3
13
23
15
Double Plays Per Game Vanderbilt
Florida
137
270
3
13
0.64
0.43
Doubles Vanderbilt
Florida
36
143
4
9
77
61
Doubles Per Game Vanderbilt
Florida
53
163
5
9
2.14
1.74
Earned Run Average Vanderbilt
Florida
26
194
5
14
4.35
6.57
Fielding % Florida
Vanderbilt
13
51
4
7
0.980
0.976
Hit Batters Florida
Vanderbilt
170
248
5
10
43
33
Hit by Pitch Florida
Vanderbilt
14
118
1
8
74
49
Hits Vanderbilt
Florida
61
148
5
9
354
322
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
Florida
12
103
4
13
7.63
9.29
Home Runs Florida
Vanderbilt
5
139
3
13
75
37
Home Runs Per Game Florida
Vanderbilt
4
158
3
13
2.14
1.03
On Base % Vanderbilt
Florida
116
138
12
13
0.391
0.385
Runs Vanderbilt
Florida
80
112
8
12
261
248
Sacrifice Bunts Vanderbilt
Florida
104
236
5
9
15
7
Sacrifice Flies Florida
Vanderbilt
196
196
10
10
12
12
Scoring Vanderbilt
Florida
99
124
9
10
7.3
7.1
Shutouts Florida
Vanderbilt
52
52
7
7
2
2
Slugging % Florida
Vanderbilt
36
99
5
10
0.516
0.469
Stolen Bases Vanderbilt
Florida
34
249
2
12
65
22
Stolen Bases Per Game Vanderbilt
Florida
39
255
2
12
1.81
0.63
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Vanderbilt
Florida
15
63
4
10
2.78
2.24
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Florida
Vanderbilt
11
19
4
7
11.0
10.6
Triple Plays
Triples Vanderbilt
Florida
64
254
2
12
9
3
Triples Per Game Vanderbilt
Florida
94
264
3
12
0.25
0.09
WHIP Vanderbilt
Florida
12
127
5
13
1.27
1.58
WL Pct Vanderbilt
Florida
22
138
6
12
0.722
0.514
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
Florida
41
162
5
13
3.80
4.90

Statistical Leaders

Florida Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Jac Caglianone 0.394 0.488 142 40 56 0 20 1
Ty Evans 0.353 0.439 136 34 48 1 9 2
Colby Shelton 0.268 0.391 138 39 37 0 15 4
Cade Kurland 0.268 0.366 123 26 33 1 7 1
Tyler Shelnut 0.268 0.396 123 22 33 0 8 4
Luke Heyman 0.241 0.378 133 30 32 0 8 1
Dale Thomas 0.200 0.333 80 10 16 0 2 1

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Jac Caglianone 4 0 3.89 8 8 0 39.1 26 17 29 49 2 0.187
Cade Fisher 2 2 6.86 12 6 1 39.1 43 30 17 60 6 0.270

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
RJ Austin 0.324 0.405 139 30 45 1 3 17
Jonathan Vastine 0.319 0.403 116 28 37 2 5 6
Alan Espinal 0.313 0.418 128 31 40 0 4 3
Jayden Davis 0.301 0.378 136 28 41 1 2 2
Matthew Polk 0.300 0.345 100 21 30 1 5 4
Troy LaNeve 0.297 0.444 91 19 27 2 3 0
Calvin Hewett 0.294 0.417 85 23 25 1 0 18
Camden Kozeal 0.287 0.368 101 17 29 0 2 1
Davis Diaz 0.286 0.393 126 29 36 0 3 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Carter Holton 6 1 4.02 9 8 0 53.2 37 24 17 71 3 0.210
Bryce Cunningham 4 2 4.70 9 9 0 46.0 38 24 18 65 1 0.218

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Florida 40
Vanderbilt 13

Florida Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Dale Thomas INF 5′-10″ 205 Sr. De Leon Springs FL
2 Ty Evans OF 6′-2″ 225 Jr. Auburndale FL
3 Cade Fisher LHP 6′-4″ 210 So. Dalton GA
4 Cade Kurland INF 5′-11″ 195 So. Tampa FL
5 Sammy Mummau INF 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Palm Harbor FL
6 Tyler Shelnut INF/OF 6′-2″ 200 Sr. Lake City FL
8 Christian Rodriguez RHP 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Coral Springs FL
9 Luke McNeillie RHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Milton GA
10 Colby Shelton INF 6′-0″ 200 So. Lexington SC
11 Michael Robertson OF 6′-2″ 195 R-So. Venice FL
12 Liam Peterson RHP 6′-5″ 205 Fr. Palm Harbor FL
13 Ryan Slater RHP 6′-3″ 205 R-Jr. Palm Harbor FL
14 Jac Caglianone LHP/1B 6′-5″ 250 Jr. Tampa FL
15 Landon Russell INF/OF 6′-1″ 190 So. Phenix City AL
16 Hayden Yost OF 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Tampa FL
17 Jacob Gomberg LHP 5′-10″ 175 Fr. Coral Springs FL
18 Pierce Coppola LHP 6′-8″ 255 R-So. Verona NJ
20 Jake Clemente RHP 6′-3″ 220 R-Fr. Coral Springs FL
21 Caden McDonald RHP/1B 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Tampa FL
22 Brandon Neely RHP 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Seville FL
23 John Martinez INF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Orlando FL
24 Blake Brookins OF 6′-5″ 215 Fr. Palmetto Bay FL
25 Reilly Witmer RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Naples FL
26 Tanner Garrison C 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Dallas TX
27 Fisher Jameson RHP 6′-5″ 240 Jr. Lake Worth FL
28 Luke Heyman C 6′-4″ 220 So. Longwood FL
29 Brody Donay C 6′-5″ 235 So. Lakeland FL
30 Ashton Wilson OF/INF 6′-0″ 195 So. Orlando FL
31 Frank Menendez LHP 6′-1″ 230 Fr. Miami FL
32 Grayson Smith RHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Rocky Face GA
33 Robert Satin LHP 6′-3″ 215 Fr. Tampa FL
34 Alex Philpott RHP 6′-5″ 175 Fr. Tampa FL
41 Blake Purnell RHP 6′-3″ 220 R-Jr. Boynton Beach FL
44 Armando Albert INF 5′-11″ 160 Sr. Plantation FL
48 Hunter Jones RHP 6′-3″ 170 Fr. Anthony FL
50 Jaylen Guy OF 6′-0″ 200 Sr. Greensboro NC

Vanderbilt Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Matthew Polk UTL 5′-11″ 192 Jr. Long Beach CA
2 RJ Hamilton UTL 5′-10″ 177 Fr. Hoover AL
3 Jayden Davis IF 5′-10″ 205 So. Cookeville TN
5 Logan Poteet C 6′-2″ 219 So. Powell TN
6 Matt Wolfe IF 6′-1″ 198 So. Westerville OH
8 Chris Maldonado IF 6′-1″ 194 So. Short Hills NJ
9 Ray Velazquez IF 6′-1″ 212 So. Lowell MA
10 Jacob Humphrey UTL 5′-10″ 179 Jr. Standish ME
11 Davis Diaz IF 5′-11″ 188 Jr. Pittsburg CA
13 Jonathan Vastine IF 5′-11″ 166 Jr. Bartow FL
16 Jack Bulger C 6′-0″ 222 Sr. Bowie MD
17 Ryan Ginther LHP 5′-11″ 207 Jr. Hendersonville TN
18 JD Rogers OF 5′-10″ 208 Jr. Carmel IN
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6′-0″ 205 Gr. Pittsburgh PA
20 Carter Holton LHP 5′-11″ 191 Jr. Guyton GA
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6′-3″ 218 Sr. Greenland NH
22 JD Thompson LHP 6′-0″ 203 So. Rusk TX
23 Devan Kodali OF 6′-2″ 196 So. New York NY
25 Matt Ossenfort IF 6′-3″ 218 Fr. Sioux Falls SD
26 Braden Holcomb IF 6′-4″ 257 Fr. Ocoee FL
27 Kaito Muto UTL 5′-7″ 170 Fr. Bowling Green KY
28 Camden Kozeal IF 5′-10″ 207 Fr. Omaha NE
30 Ethan Robinson RHP 6′-5″ 208 Fr. Murfreesboro TN
31 Duke Ekstrom RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. San Diego CA
32 Cooper Holbrook OF 6′-3″ 211 So. Mount Pleasant SC
33 Luke Guth RHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Franklin PA
34 Brennan Seiber RHP 6′-5″ 228 Fr. Newport Beach CA
35 Nik Copenhaver RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Hamilton OH
36 Levi Huesman LHP 6′-0″ 192 So. Hanover VA
37 Jakob Schulz LHP 6′-2″ 216 Fr. Houston TX
38 David Horn Jr. RHP 6′-4″ 224 So. Mission Viejo CA
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6′-3′-‘- 207 Gr. Los Angeles CA
42 RJ Austin UTL 5′-11″ 193 So. Atlanta GA
44 Colin Barczi C 6′-3″ 217 Fr. Naperville IL
45 Alan Espinal C 6′-0″ 214 Sr. Viera FL
55 Colton Regen RHP 6′-4″ 188 Jr. Lebanon TN
66 Deegan Cordova RHP 6′-2″ 196 Fr. Lake Havasu City AZ
77 Alex Kranzler RHP 6′-3″ 224 Fr. Norwood NJ
80 Andrew Dutkanych IV RHP 6′-3″ 230 So. Indianapolis IN
88 Sawyer Hawks RHP 6′-4″ 223 Jr. Lakeland FL
89 Ethan McElvain LHP 6′-4″ 241 Fr. Thompson’s Station TN
90 Miller Green LHP 6′-5″ 232 Fr. Nashville TN
95 Devin Futrell LHP 6′-5″ 218 Jr. Pembroke Pines FL
96 Nate Teague RHP 6′-7″ 232 Fr. Snow Camp NC
97 Bryce Cunningham RHP 6′-5″ 230 Jr. Headland AL
98 Greysen Carter RHP 6′-4″ 237 Jr. Louisville CO

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb St John’s 9 Florida 5
23-Feb 6:30 PM ET Columbia 6 Florida 15 SEC Network +
24-Feb 6:00 PM ET Columbia 3 Florida 7 SEC Network +
25-Feb 11:00 AM ET Columbia Florida SEC Network +
27-Feb 6:30 PM ET Florida 4 Stetson 7 ESPN+
28-Feb 6:30 PM ET Bethune 2 Florida 9 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Florida 7 Miami 3 ACC Network Extra
2-Mar 3:00 PM ET Florida 6 Miami 10 ACC Network
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Florida 8 Miami 4 ACC Network Extra
5-Mar 6:00 PM ET FAU Florida SEC Network +
6-Mar 6:00 PM ET UCF 9 Florida 5 SEC Network +
8-Mar 6:30 PM ET Saint Mary’s 11 Florida 12 SEC Network +
9-Mar 6:30 PM ET Saint Mary’s 11 Florida 12 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Saint Mary’s 0 Florida 10
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida St 12 Florida 8 SEC Network
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Florida 8 SEC Network +
16-Mar 6:30 PM ET Texas A&M 10 Florida 6 SEC Network +
17-Mar 1:00 PM ET Texas A&M 2 Florida 4 SEC Network +
19-Mar 6:30 PM ET Jacksonville 7 Florida 6 SEC Network +
22-Mar 8:00 PM ET Florida 6 LSU 1 SEC Network
23-Mar 7:00 PM ET Florida 4 LSU 6 SEC Network +
24-Mar 3:00 PM ET Florida 12 LSU 2 SEC Network
26-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida 14 Florida St 3 SEC Network +
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Florida 7 SEC Network +
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St 12 Florida 2 SEC Network +
31-Mar 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St 3 Florida 4 SEC Network +
3-Apr 6:30 PM ET Florida A&M 7 Florida 10
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 1 Missouri 2
6-Apr 4:00 PM ET Florida 3 Missouri 4
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Florida 10 Missouri 11 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 4 Florida St 19
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET South Carolina 10 Florida 3 SEC Network+
13-Apr 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Florida 8 SEC Network+
14-Apr 12:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Florida 11 SEC Network
16-Apr 6:30 PM ET Jacksonville 1 Florida 12 SEC Network+
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Stetson Florida SEC Network+
26-Apr 8:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network
27-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network+
28-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network+
2-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
4-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
7-May 6:30 PM ET South Florida Florida SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network+
11-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network
12-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network
16-May 6:00 PM ET Florida Georgia SEC Network+
17-May 6:00 PM ET Florida Georgia SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Florida Georgia SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb FAU 11 Vanderbilt 12
23-Feb 5:30 PM ET Gonzaga 1 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Gonzaga 3 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Gonzaga 9 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
27-Feb 5:30 PM ET Indiana St 4 Vanderbilt 20 SEC Network +
28-Feb 5:30 PM ET Evansville 3 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network +
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Louisiana 7 Vanderbilt 4
2-Mar 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 3 Houston 1
3-Mar 12:00 PM ET Texas 11 Vanderbilt 14 Longhorn Network
5-Mar 5:30 PM ET E Michigan 2 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
8-Mar 5:30 PM ET Illinois St 9 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
9-Mar 2:00 PM ET Illinois St 9 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Illinois St 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Indiana 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
16-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
24-Mar 1:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 South Carolina 10 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Valparaiso 2 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Western KY Vanderbilt
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 6 LSU 10
5-Apr 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 8 LSU 3 SEC Network
6-Apr 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 13 LSU 3
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET MTSU 1 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 0 Texas A&M 15 SEC Network+
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 0 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 6 Texas A&M 12 SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 15 Lipscomb 4
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin Vanderbilt SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Vanderbilt SEC Network+
3-May 6:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
4-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
5-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
7-May 7:00 PM ET Louisville Vanderbilt SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
11-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network
12-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
16-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
18-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Florida-Vanderbilt Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Florida Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,681-1,650-24
SEC Record: 1059-707-2
SEC Championships: 15 (1952, 1956, 1962, 1981-82, 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010-11, 2014, 2017, 2018)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 41 (1977-85, 1987-98, 2000-02, 2004-05, 2007-2019, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 75-69
SEC Tournament Championships: 7 (1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 37 (1958, 1960, 1962, 1977, 1979, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1994, 1996-98, 2000-05, 2008-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 14 (1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2004-05, 2009-12, 2015-18)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2004-05, 2009-12, 2015-18)
Super Regional Championships: 8 (2005, 2010-12, 2015-18)
College World Series Appearances: 12 (1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010-12, 2015-18)
National Championships: 1
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 119-82

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Vanderbilt Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,457-1,812-33
SEC Record: 724-947-10
SEC Championships: 3 (2007, 2011, 2019)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 26 (1977, 1980, 1990, 1992-96, 2003-04, 2006-10-18, 19, 21-23)
SEC Tournament Record: 53-41
SEC Tournament Championships: 5 (1973-74, 1980, 2007, 19,23)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 20 (1973-74, 1980, 2004, 2006-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 10 (2004, 2010-11, 2013-15, 17-19, 21)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2004, 2010-11, 2013-15, 17-19, 21)
Super Regional Championships: 4 (2011, 2014, 2019, 21)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (2011, 2014-15, 19, 21)
National Championships: 2 (2014, 2019)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 80-45

Florida-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Vanderbilt 2 wins, Florida 1 win

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