SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Kentucky-Vanderbilt baseball series preview

Kentucky travels to Vanderbilt for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

John Rhodes, Kentucky
John Rhodes, Kentucky
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Kumar Rocker
Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt

Series Schedule May 20-22

DAY START TIME (ET) TV TICKETS
Game 1 Thursday 7:30 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:30 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 3:00 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Kentucky 0.282 0.365 288 451 79 10 57 258 165 5 73
Vanderbilt 0.302 0.393 367 513 105 20 75 352 224 10 75

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB HR BB/9 SO/9 F
Kentucky 4.93 448 0.261 422 268 229 170 45 3.66 9.65 0.979
Vanderbilt 3.40 566 0.188 295 190 164 182 55 3.77 11.74 0.974

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Coltyn Kessler Kentucky 0.358 0.444 49 10 0 6 21 21 1
Austin Schultz Kentucky 0.333 0.402 67 11 2 5 25 18 21
T.J. Collett Kentucky 0.296 0.402 53 8 1 15 47 23 1
Ryan Ritter Kentucky 0.288 0.335 47 5 1 3 20 10 7
Oraj Anu Kentucky 0.276 0.332 50 6 1 8 35 11 4
John Rhodes Kentucky 0.236 0.380 41 13 0 10 33 26 7

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Cole Stupp Kentucky 4 5 4.98 68 38 14 66 0.296
Zack Lee Kentucky 4 6 5.40 51 31 20 44 0.292

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.370 0.486 64 6 3 1 32 35 41
Dominic Keegan Vanderbilt 0.364 0.441 59 13 3 10 44 19 0
Isaiah Thomas Vanderbilt 0.340 0.404 52 9 5 11 28 8 10
Jayson Gonzalez Vanderbilt 0.299 0.404 43 8 3 6 31 22 1
Parker Noland Vanderbilt 0.283 0.358 51 14 0 7 40 22 3
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.277 0.374 36 6 0 4 25 22 2
Carter Young Vanderbilt 0.276 0.354 54 14 5 15 47 24 9
CJ Rodriguez Vanderbilt 0.272 0.420 34 5 0 4 25 25 1

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Jack Leiter Vanderbilt 8 2 2.05 70 16 32 119 0.126
Kumar Rocker Vanderbilt 11 2 2.44 81 22 25 118 0.163

D1Baseball RPI

Kentucky:

65

Vanderbilt:

4

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
1 John Rhodes OF 6′-0″ 200 So. Soddy Daisy TN
2 Austin Schultz IF/OF 5′-9″ 200 Jr. Adams NE
4 Zeke Lewis IF 5′-9″ 160 Sr. Atlanta GA
5 T.J. Collett 1B 6′-1″ 220 Sr. Terre Haute IN
6 Reuben Church IF 6′-2″ 230 Fr. Maryville TN
7 Drew Grace IF 6′-0″ 185 So. Pottsville PA
8 Kirk Liebert OF/C 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Owensboro KY
9 Alonzo Rubalcaba C 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Fairfield CA
10 Jack Hicks IF 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Raleigh NC
11 Trip Lockhart RHP 6′-3″ 195 Sr. Lexington KY
12 Chase Estep IF 6′-0″ 200 So. Corbin KY
13 Brendan Hord C 5′-10″ 210 So. Lexington KY
16 Cole Stupp RHP 6′-4″ 205 SO-1L Milton GA
19 Nolan McCarthy UTL 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Kalamazoo MI
20 Braxton Cottongame LHP 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Hazard KY
21 Wyatt Hudepohl RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Mason OH
22 Dillon Marsh LHP 6′-1″ 220 Jr. Elizabethtown PA
23 Houston King OF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Cabot AR
24 Ryan Hagenow RHP 6′-5″ 220 Fr. Knoxville TN
25 Coltyn Kessler C 6′-2″ 220 Sr. High Ridge MO
26 Jacob Plastiak IF 6′-3″ 215 Jr. Chicago IL
28 Oraj Anu OF 6′-1″ 235 Sr. Orlando FL
30 Jaren Shelby OF 5′-11″ 205 Sr. Lexington KY
31 Alex Degen RHP 6′-8″ 210 Jr. Readington Township NJ
33 Trae Harmon 1B 6′-4″ 245 Jr. Somerset KY
34 Sean Harney RHP 6′-0″ 190 Sr. Natick MA
35 Cole Daniels LHP 6′-1″ 230 Jr. Ann Arbor MI
36 Ron Cole RHP 6′-2″ 215 So. Neptune City NJ
37 Cam Hill OF 5′-10″ 185 Jr. Georgetown KY
38 Jimmy Ramsey RHP 6′-9″ 255 Sr. Tonka Bay MN
39 Hunter Rigsby RHP 6′-4″ 235 Jr. Mount Vernon KY
40 Zach Kammin RHP 6′-3″ 195 Sr. Woodstock IL
41 Evan Byers LHP 5′-11″ 180 Fr. Nicholasville KY
44 Devin Burkes C 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Ocala FL
45 Holt Jones RHP 6′-8″ 235 Sr. Santa Monica CA
46 Seth Logue RHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Mason OH
47 Ryan Ritter IF 6′-2″ 190 So. Tinley Park IL
48 Zack Lee RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Effingham IL
49 Austin Strickland RHP 6′-2″ 210 FR-HS Winchester OH
50 Mason Hazelwood LHP 6′-5″ 225 Sr. Salvisa KY
51 Chase Bryan OF 6′-0″ 215 Jr. White Hall AR
54 Daniel Harper RHP 6′-4″ 230 Sr. Fairway KS
55 Tyler Burchett RHP 6′-5″ 235 So. Airville PA

Vanderbilt Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
2 Javier Vaz IF 5′-9″ 151 Jr. Huntsville AL
3 Cooper Davis OF 5′-10″ 190 Sr. Mississauga ON
5 CJ Rodriguez C 5′-10″ 200 So. Newport Beach CA
6 Tate Kolwyck IF 5′-11″ 195 Jr. Memphis TN
8 Isaiah Thomas OF 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Palm Beach Gardens FL
9 Carter Young IF 6′-0″ 180 So. Selah WA
10 T.J. McKenzie UTL 6′-1″ 180 So. Loxahatchee FL
11 Matt Hogan OF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Melville NY
12 Dominic Keegan UTL 6′-0″ 210 Jr. Methuen MA
16 Jack Bulger UTL 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Bowie MD
17 C.J. Pittaro UTL 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Hamilton NJ
18 Will Duff UTL 5′-11″ 195 So. Springfield MO
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6′-0″ 210 So. Pittsburgh PA
20 Jack O-Dowd IF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Nashville TN
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Greenland NH
22 Jack Leiter RHP 6′-1″ 205 So. Summit NJ
25 Parker Noland IF 6′-1″ 200 So. Knoxville TN
27 Ethan Smith RHP 6′-2″ 205 So. Mt. Juliet TN
28 Ryan Stefiuk LHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Green Bay WI
29 Nick Maldonado RHP 6′-1″ 205 So. Short Hills NJ
30 Nelson Berkwich LHP 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Boca Raton FL
31 Miles Garrett RHP 5′-10″ 165 Fr. Stone Mountain GA
32 Hugh Fisher LHP 6′-6″ 210 Sr. Eads TN
33 Hunter Owen LHP 6′-6″ 240 Fr. South Portland ME
34 Spencer Jones UTL 6′-7″ 225 So. Encinitas CA
35 Chris McElvain RHP 6′-0″ 205 So. Thompson Station TN
36 Grayson Moore OF/RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Longwood FL
39 Gavin Casas IF 6′-3″ 225 Fr. Pembroke Pines FL
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6′-3″ 210 So. Los Angeles CA
42 Christian Little RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. St. Louis MO
43 Michael Doolin RHP 6′-4″ 220 So. Schererville IN
44 Donye Evans RHP 6′-6″ 220 Fr. Decatur GA
45 Alan Espinal C 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Viera FL
46 Gage Bradley RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Clarksville TN
49 Ryan Keenan LHP 5′-10″ 175 So. Lighthouse Point FL
50 Luke Murphy RHP 6′-5″ 190 Jr. Cross Plains TN
51 Enrique Bradfield Jr. OF 6′-1″ 160 Fr. Hialeah FL
55 Maxwell Romero Jr. C 6′-1″ 230 So. Miramar FL
66 Thomas Schultz RHP 6′-6″ 225 So. Mount Carmel PA
77 Brett Hansen LHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Pleasanton CA
80 Kumar Rocker RHP 6′-5″ 245 Jr. Athens GA
88 Patrick Reilly RHP 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Sea Girt NJ
99 Jayson Gonzalez IF 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Covina CA

Kentucky-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Vanderbilt 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win.

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