2019 NCAA College Baseball World Series Preview

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It’s that time again. Time for college baseball at the 2019 College World Series in Omaha. Here’s your 14Powers.com preview of college baseball’s championship series.

General Information

Team Regional
Seed
Rec. Conf. Location Total
CWS/Titles
RPI
Arkansas 1 46-18 SEC Fayetteville, AR 10/0 6
Auburn 2 38-26 SEC Auburn, AL 5/0 19
Florida State 3 41-21 ACC Tallahassee, FL 23/0 50
Louisville 1 49-16 ACC Louisville, KY 5/0 9
Michigan 3 46-20 Big Ten Ann Arbor, MI 8/2 39
Mississippi State 1 51-13 SEC Starkville, MS 11/0 4
Texas Tech 1 44-18 Big 12 Lubbock, TX 4/0 11
Vanderbilt 1 54-11 SEC Nashville, TN 4/1 1

Statistical Leaders

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

Team BA OB% R/game H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Arkansas 0.301 0.397 7.98 666 140 14 87 454 317 15 80
Auburn 0.265 0.357 6.23 587 107 9 48 345 273 13 62
Florida State 0.272 0.398 7.43 561 112 13 81 404 373 17 46
Louisville 0.295 0.391 8.06 672 137 20 51 462 326 25 106
Michigan 0.281 0.380 7.11 632 142 14 69 418 323 22 98
Mississippi State 0.317 0.398 8.51 726 160 10 63 471 273 18 60
Texas Tech 0.301 0.405 7.92 653 133 21 67 438 345 11 69
Vanderbilt 0.318 0.418 8.87 728 157 19 93 516 359 20 77

Pitching & Fielding

Team ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Arkansas 3.92 597 0.225 471 282 246 233 78 5 52 0.972
Auburn 4.50 557 0.260 582 333 290 256 109 6 52 0.974
Florida State 4.56 620 0.241 502 319 275 264 98 8 51 0.964
Louisville 3.56 674 0.212 453 269 232 245 84 12 45 0.977
Michigan 3.46 566 0.226 484 272 224 247 94 7 43 0.973
Mississippi State 3.48 691 0.225 482 255 222 219 89 7 35 0.973
Texas Tech 3.91 589 0.253 519 289 241 252 87 14 32 0.976
Vanderbilt 3.84 704 0.227 490 275 247 249 100 9 30 0.981

Individual Statistical Leaders

Batting Average Player National
Rnk
Value
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt 6 0.410
Jake Mangum, Mississippi St. 92 0.355
Matt Goodheart, Arkansas 95 0.354
Cameron Warren, Texas Tech 98 0.354
JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt 112 0.350
Tanner Allen, Mississippi St. 118 0.348
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 155 0.342
Mike Salvatore, Florida St. 161 0.341
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 174 0.339
Justin Foscue, Mississippi St. 182 0.338
Jordan Brewer, Michigan 186 0.338
Trevor Ezell, Arkansas 208 0.333
Robby Martin, Florida St. 229 0.332
Hits Player National
Rnk
Value
Jake Mangum, Mississippi St. 2 103
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt 3 100
Tanner Allen, Mississippi St. 7 92
JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt 15 89
Justin Foscue, Mississippi St. 15 89
Mike Salvatore, Florida St. 27 87
Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas 32 85
Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt 32 85
Trevor Ezell, Arkansas 45 82
Tyler Fitzgerald, Louisville 45 82
Dominic Fletcher, Arkansas 45 82
Gabe Holt, Texas Tech 45 82
Cameron Warren, Texas Tech 56 81
Casey Martin, Arkansas 76 79
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 83 78
Philip Clarke, Vanderbilt 106 77
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 106 77
Brian Klein, Texas Tech 120 76
Jordan Brewer, Michigan 147 75
Jordan Westburg, Mississippi St. 147 75
Runs Batted In Player National
Rnk
Value
Cameron Warren, Texas Tech 8 76
Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt 14 71
JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt 19 69
Philip Clarke, Vanderbilt 20 68
Tanner Allen, Mississippi St. 35 64
Tyler Fitzgerald, Louisville 35 64
Dominic Fletcher, Arkansas 47 61
Jordan Westburg, Mississippi St. 47 61
Alex Binelas, Louisville 59 59
Justin Foscue, Mississippi St. 59 59
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 87 56
Jimmy Kerr, Michigan 87 56
Casey Martin, Arkansas 87 56
Drew Mendoza, Florida St. 87 56
Jordan Brewer, Michigan 101 55
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 101 55
Dustin Skelton, Mississippi St. 101 55
Edouard Julien, Auburn 117 54
Brian Klein, Texas Tech 117 54
Robby Martin, Florida St. 117 54
J.C. Flowers, Florida St. 128 53
Jack Kenley, Arkansas 128 53
Logan Wyatt, Louisville 128 53
On Base Percentage Player National
Rnk
Value
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt 15 0.503
Drew Mendoza, Florida St. 30 0.484
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 45 0.476
JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt 64 0.464
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 79 0.460
Logan Wyatt, Louisville 88 0.458
Matt Goodheart, Arkansas 114 0.452
Cameron Warren, Texas Tech 137 0.448
Doubles Player National
Rnk
Value
Trevor Ezell, Arkansas 4 25
Dominic Fletcher, Arkansas 9 24
Tanner Allen, Mississippi St. 15 22
Justin Foscue, Mississippi St. 15 22
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 15 22
Jake Mangum, Mississippi St. 15 22
Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt 15 22
Mike Salvatore, Florida St. 15 22
Casey Martin, Arkansas 41 20
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 41 20
Jordan Westburg, Mississippi St. 41 20
Jordan Brewer, Michigan 64 19
Brian Klein, Texas Tech 64 19
Elijah MacNamee, Mississippi St. 64 19
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt 64 19
Harrison Ray, Vanderbilt 90 18
Robby Martin, Florida St. 123 17
Rankin Woley, Auburn 123 17
Triples Player National
Rnk
Value
Dylan Neuse, Texas Tech 16 6
Alex Binelas, Louisville 37 5
Philip Clarke, Vanderbilt 70 4
Jack Kenley, Arkansas 70 4
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt 70 4
Max Marusak, Texas Tech 70 4
Jordan Nwogu, Michigan 70 4
Mike Salvatore, Florida St. 70 4
Jake Snider, Louisville 70 4
Home Runs Player National
Rnk
Value
JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt 1 26
Cameron Warren, Texas Tech 27 17
Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas 39 16
Drew Mendoza, Florida St. 39 16
Casey Martin, Arkansas 54 15
Alex Binelas, Louisville 75 14
Justin Foscue, Mississippi St. 75 14
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 75 14
J.C. Flowers, Florida St. 95 13
Jack Kenley, Arkansas 95 13
Jordan Brewer, Michigan 121 12
Jesse Franklin, Michigan 121 12
Julian Infante, Vanderbilt 121 12
Jimmy Kerr, Michigan 121 12
Jordan Nwogu, Michigan 121 12
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 121 12
Base on Balls Player National
Rnk
Value
Drew Mendoza, Florida St. 2 69
Logan Wyatt, Louisville 4 68
JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt 18 54
Josh Jung, Texas Tech 23 52
Trevor Ezell, Arkansas 38 47
Jesse Franklin, Michigan 38 47
Edouard Julien, Auburn 66 44
Brian Klein, Texas Tech 66 44
Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt 66 44
Jack Kenley, Arkansas 84 42
Jimmy Kerr, Michigan 84 42
Dylan Neuse, Texas Tech 84 42
Jordan Nwogu, Michigan 97 41
Elijah Cabell, Florida St. 136 39
Stolen Bases Player National
Rnk
Value
Gabe Holt, Texas Tech 25 28
Jordan Brewer, Michigan 50 24
Jake Mangum, Mississippi St. 64 22
Trevor Ezell, Arkansas 102 19
Justin Lavey, Louisville 102 19
Harrison Ray, Vanderbilt 102 19
Tyler Fitzgerald, Louisville 119 18
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt 119 18
Dylan Neuse, Texas Tech 134 17
Earned Run Average Player National
Rnk
Value
Ethan Small, Mississippi St. 10 1.76
Mason Hickman, Vanderbilt 40 2.23
Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas 42 2.26
Karl Kauffmann, Michigan 68 2.59
Tanner Burns, Auburn 85 2.73
Jeff Criswell, Michigan 87 2.74
Patrick Raby, Vanderbilt 102 2.82
Reid Detmers, Louisville 110 2.85
JT Ginn, Mississippi St. 195 3.36
Micah Dallas, Texas Tech 197 3.38
Strikeout-to
Walk Ratio
Player National
Rnk
Value
Reid Detmers, Louisville 12 6
Ethan Small, Mississippi St. 17 5.79
Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas 18 5.75
JT Ginn, Mississippi St. 19 5.72
Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt 31 5.39
Mason Hickman, Vanderbilt 45 5.04
Tanner Burns, Auburn 55 4.76
Tommy Henry, Michigan 58 4.68
Caleb Kilian, Texas Tech 88 4.21
Connor Noland, Arkansas 97 4.08
Drew Parrish, Florida St. 111 3.87
Strikeouts Player National
Rnk
Value
Ethan Small, Mississippi St. 1 168
Reid Detmers, Louisville 2 162
Drake Fellows, Vanderbilt 15 120
CJ Van Eyk, Florida St. 15 120
Tommy Henry, Michigan 20 117
Mason Hickman, Vanderbilt 22 116
Drew Parrish, Florida St. 22 116
Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas 25 115
JT Ginn, Mississippi St. 58 103
Karl Kauffmann, Michigan 66 101
Tanner Burns, Auburn 72 100
Jeff Criswell, Michigan 76 99
Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt 88 97
Patrick Wicklander, Arkansas 127 90

Who Will Win the 2019 College Baseball World Series?

It’s tough to predict the winner of the baseball tournament of eight really good ball clubs. Of course, you’ve not got to take into account pitching, hitting and fielding. With pitching a team may have the best pitcher in the field but if it doesn’t have depth it might not get far. You’ve also got to consider a team’s path to a CWS championship. The way the CWS works is that the first week is like two separate NCAA regionals of four teams each. The only difference is that the games are spread out over more days. The two surviving teams from week one fight it out for a national title in the second week. The second week is run exactly like a super regional, best-of-three games, over two or three days. Winner of that takes it all. We’ll now look at each team and their situation.

Grading the CWS Participants

Bracket 1

Arkansas
Pitching Starters: B+
Pitching Bullpen: B
Hitting: A
Fielding: B

Florida State
Pitching Starters: B-
Pitching Bullpen: A
Hitting: B
Fielding C

Michigan
Pitching Starters: B
Pitching Bullpen: B
Hitting: B
Fielding: B-

Texas Tech
Pitching Starters: B
Pitching Bullpen: B
Hitting: A
Fielding: B+

Bracket 2

Auburn
Pitching Starters: B
Pitching Bullpen: B
Hitting: B
Fielding: B

Louisville
Pitching Starters: A
Pitching Bullpen: B+
Hitting: A
Fielding: A

Mississippi State
Pitching Starters: A
Pitching Bullpen: B
Hitting: A
Fielding: B-

Vanderbilt
Pitching Starters: A-
Pitching Bullpen: A-
Hitting: A
Fielding: A

Judging from statistics and analysis it looks like Louisville, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Arkansas are the front runners to win this thing. That bracket two is really tough though. You’ll probably see Arkansas in the finals against the survivor of Louisville, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. Those three are all about equal. Vandy beat both Louisville and Mississippi State (in SECT) in head-to-head competition. But the game against the Cardinals was a mid-week game and Louisville used a staff pitching rotation for that game. The 1-0 win over Mississippi State came in the SEC Tournament on the heals of the Bulldog’s marathon win over LSU. Again, it looks like Arkansas versus the winner of Louisville, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt in the championship. For the title game, Arkansas should have the edge having been in the championship game last season but you never know. Anything could happen.

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