SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Florida at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Florida baseball series prevew

Florida travels to Vanderbilt for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Jud Fabian of Florida
Jud Fabian of Florida
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Enrique Bradfield Jr of Vanderbilt
Enrique Bradfield Jr. of Vanderbilt

Series Schedule April 15-17

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM ESPN2 Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 7:00 PM SEC Network Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:00 PM ESPN2 Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Florida 0.292 0.376 228 321 49 6 61 14 134 12 22
Vanderbilt 0.303 0.399 233 316 69 8 36 22 161 13 46

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Florida 4.34 9.2 0.239 8.08 48 2.67 1.28 28 3.45 21 0.979
Vanderbilt 2.97 11.6 0.205 6.67 28 3.45 1.11 17 3.37 22 0.977

Statistical Leaders

Florida Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Wyatt Langford Florida 0.350 0.431 42 3 2 12 36 15 5
Sterlin Thompson Florida 0.339 0.404 43 5 2 7 25 14 2
BT Riopelle Florida 0.314 0.368 32 2 0 9 26 6 3
Colby Halter Florida 0.299 0.393 38 8 0 5 14 16 4
Josh Rivera Florida 0.287 0.345 31 6 0 3 16 9 3
Jud Fabian Florida 0.284 0.440 33 6 1 13 32 30 2
Kendrick Calilao Florida 0.281 0.352 27 6 0 3 16 10 0
Deric Fabian Florida 0.242 0.358 24 3 0 3 19 18 2

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Hunter Barco Florida 5 2 2.23 8 8 0 48 30 12 12 10 65 0.174
Brandon Sproat Florida 4 3 4.23 9 8 0 38 40 19 18 14 42 0.267

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dominic Keegan Vanderbilt 0.414 0.485 46 12 1 5 31 17 0
Spencer Jones Vanderbilt 0.362 0.460 38 13 0 6 26 16 7
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.311 0.401 37 7 3 3 16 20 18
Davis Diaz Vanderbilt 0.292 0.422 28 8 0 1 17 22 4
Tate Kolwyck Vanderbilt 0.287 0.340 27 8 0 6 21 8 0
Javier Vaz Vanderbilt 0.269 0.375 21 5 1 3 19 13 3
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.267 0.345 27 2 0 1 10 10 2
Carter Young Vanderbilt 0.252 0.391 26 4 3 4 19 21 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Devin Futrell Vanderbilt 6 0 2.27 7 6 0 31 21 8 8 5 37 0.188
Patrick Reilly Vanderbilt 2 2 2.84 8 3 0 31 27 10 10 19 46 0.235
Chris McElvain Vanderbilt 4 2 3.59 8 8 0 42 34 22 17 17 56 0.215
Carter Holton Vanderbilt 4 2 4.14 8 8 0 41 30 22 19 12 58 0.197

D1Baseball RPI

Florida:

7

Vanderbilt:

19

Florida Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
55 Philip Abner LHP 6′-1″ 220 Fr. Charlotte NC
34 Kris Armstrong INF 6′-4″ 230 Jr.* Jupiter FL
12 Hunter Barco LHP 6′-4″ 210 So.* Jacksonville FL
14 Jac Caglianone LHP/1B 6′-5″ 210 Fr. Tampa FL
6 Kendrick Calilao 1B/OF 6′-1″ 210 Jr. Kissimmee FL
18 Pierce Coppola LHP 6′-8″ 215 Fr. Verona NJ
33 Jorge De Goti INF 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Miami FL
2 Ty Evans OF 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Auburndale FL
23 Deric Fabian INF 6′-4″ 185 Fr. Ocala FL
4 Jud Fabian OF 6′-2″ 195 Jr.* Ocala FL
46 Nick Ficarrotta RHP 6′-3″ 180 RS Fr.* FL
49 Carsten Finnvold LHP 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Boca Ratan FL
9 Mac Guscette C 6′-0″ 195 So. Nokomis FL
5 Colby Halter INF 6′-1″ 205 So. Jacksonville FL
28 Karl Hartman RHP 6′-4″ 215 Fr. Merritt Island FL
27 Fisher Jameson RHP 6′-5″ 225 Fr. Lake Worth FL
36 Wyatt Langford C/1B 6′-1″ 225 So.. Trenton FL
16 Rene Lastres C 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Hialeah Gardens FL
44 Timmy Manning LHP 6′-2″ 195 So. Pompano Beach FL
25 Hunter McMullen RHP 6′-2″ 205 RS Jr.* Ocala FL
3 Garrett Milchin RHP 6′-5″ 215 Gr.* Windermere FL
22 Brandon Neely RHP 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Seville FL
10 Tyler Nesbitt RHP 6′-3″ 195 RS Fr.* LaBelle FL
20 Nick Pogue RHP 6′-5″ 235 RS So. Melbourne FL
43 Matthew Prevesk OF 6′-3″ 205 RS Fr. Apopka FL
41 Blake Purnell RHP 6′-3″ 210 RS Boynton Beach FL
15 BT Riopelle C 6′-0″ 205 Jr.* Marietta GA
24 Josh Rivera INF 6′-2″ 210 So.* Avon Park FL
11 Michael Robertson OF 6′-1″ 170 Fr. Venice FL
1 Corey Robinson OF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Port Orange FL
13 Ryan Slater RHP 6′-3″ 185 RS Fr. Palm Harbor FL
21 Sam Sloan RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Bartow FL
8 Brandon Sproat RHP 6′-3″ 210 So.* Pace FL
32 Tucker Talbott OF 6′-2″ 195 RS Fr. Atlantic Beach FL
26 Sterlin Thompson OF/INF 6′-4″ 200 So. Ocala FL
50 Anthony Ursitti RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Fort Myers FL

Vanderbilt Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
99 Jack Anderson RHP 6’5” 190 Gr. Nashville TN
30 Nelson Berkwich LHP 5’11” 190 So. Boca Raton FL
51 Enrique Bradfield Jr. OF 6’1” 160 So. Hialeah FL
46 Gage Bradley RHP 6’3” 190 So. Clarksville TN
16 Jack Bulger UTL 6’0” 210 So. Bowie MD
98 Greysen Carter RHP 6’4” 218 Fr. Louisville CO
39 Gavin Casas IF 6’3” 225 So. Pembroke Pines FL
97 Bryce Cunningham RHP 6’5” 225 Fr. Headland AL
11 Davis Diaz IF 5’11” 170 Fr. Pittsburg CA
43 Michael Doolin RHP 6’4’’ 220 Jr. Schererville IN
45 Alan Espinal C 6’0” 190 So. Viera FL
44 Donye Evans RHP 6’6” 220 So. Decatur GA
95 Devin Futrell LHP 6’5” 195 Fr. Pembroke Pines FL
31 Miles Garrett RHP 5’10” 165 So. Stone Mountain GA
17 Ryan Ginther LHP 5’11” 201 Fr. Gallatin TN
3 Rob Gordon IF 6’2” 176 Fr. Mableton GA
77 Brett Hansen LHP 6’4” 205 So. Pleasanton CA
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6’3” 205 So. Greenland N.H.
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6’3’’ 210 Jr. Los Angeles CA
20 Carter Holton LHP 5’11” 195 Fr. Guyton GA
52 Sam Hunt UTL 6’2” 205 Fr. Minneapolis MN
34 Spencer Jones UTL 6’7’’ 225 Jr. Encinitas CA
12 Dominic Keegan UTL 6’0” 210 Sr. Methuen MA
6 Tate Kolwyck IF 5’11” 195 Sr. Memphis TN
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6’0’’ 210 Jr. Pittsburgh PA
42 Christian Little RHP 6’4” 210 So. St. Louis MO
50 Kyle Magrans RHP 6’3” 210 Fr. Clarksville TN
29 Nick Maldonado RHP 6’1’’ 205 Jr. Short Hills NJ
23 Kenny Mallory Jr. UTL 6’3” 195 Fr. Lawrenceville GA
35 Chris McElvain RHP 6’0’’ 205 Jr. Thompson Station TN
10 T.J. McKenzie UTL 6’1’’ 180 Jr. Loxahatchee FL
5 Anthony Migliaccio UTL 6’1” 200 Fr. Wyandotte MI
36 Grayson Moore RHP 6’3” 190 So. Longwood FL
25 Parker Noland IF 6’1’’ 200 Jr. Knoxville TN
33 Hunter Owen LHP 6’6” 240 So. South Portland ME
1 Matthew Polk UTL 5’11” 180 Fr. Long Beach CA
55 Colton Regen RHP 6’4” 170 Fr. Lebanon TN
88 Patrick Reilly RHP 6’3” 210 So. Sea Girt NJ
18 JD Rogers OF 5’10” 185 Fr. Carmel IN
66 Thomas Schultz RHP 6’6’’ 225 Jr. Mount Carmel PA
48 Christian Smith OF 6’2” 195 Fr. Atlanta GA
13 Jonathan Vastine IF 5’11” 165 Fr. Bartow FL
2 Javier Vaz IF 5’9” 151 Sr. Huntsville AL
9 Carter Young IF 6’0’’ 180 Jr. Selah WA

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 6:30 PM ET Liberty 2 Florida 7 SEC Network+
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Liberty 6 Florida 4 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:00 PM ET Liberty 5 Florida 3 SEC Network+
22-Feb 6:30 PM ET Florida 8 Stetson 1 ESPN+
23-Feb 6:05 PM ET North Florida 1 Florida 3 SEC Network+
25-Feb 6:30 PM ET Georgia State 1 Florida 4 SEC Network+
26-Feb 4:00 PM ET Georgia State 4 Florida 13 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Georgia State 1 Florida 12 SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida 11 North Florida 2
2-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida A&M 0 Florida 17 SEC Network+
4-Mar 6:30 PM ET Florida 2 Miami 5
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Florida 8 Miami 1
6-Mar 12:00 PM ET Florida 11 Miami 3
8-Mar 6:00 PM ET Jacksonville 0 Florida 1 SEC Network+
9-Mar 6:00 PM ET Jacksonville PPD Florida PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Seton Hall Florida SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Seton Hall 4 Florida 16 SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Seton Hall 9 Florida 11 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET Seton Hall 6 Florida 4 SEC Network+
15-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida State PPD Florida PPD SEC Network+
18-Mar 6:30 PM ET Florida 6 Alabama 4 SEC Network+
19-Mar 6:30 PM ET Florida 13 Alabama 6 SEC Network+
20-Mar 1:00 PM ET Florida 7 Alabama 8 SEC Network+
22-Mar 6:00 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 2 Florida 3 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 2 Florida 7 SEC Network
26-Mar TBA LSU 16 Florida 4 SEC Network+
27-Mar TBA LSU 11 Florida 2 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Florida 6 Florida State 3
31-Mar 8:00 PM ET Florida 6 Georgia 7 ESPNU
1-Apr 6:00 PM ET Florida 1 Georgia 6 SEC Network+
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Florida 8 Georgia 14 SEC Network+
5-Apr 6:00 PM ET Florida A&M 3 Florida 13 SEC Network+
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 8 Florida 1 SEC Network
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas 2 Florida 7 SEC Network+
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 7 Florida 9 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Florida State ACC Network
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt ESPN2
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt ESPNU
19-Apr 6:00 PM ET Stetson Florida SEC Network+
22-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
29-Apr 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network+
30-Apr 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network+
1-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network
3-May 6:00 PM ET South Florida Florida SEC Network+
6-May 8:00 PM ET Florida Mississippi St SEC Network
7-May 7:30 PM ET Florida Mississippi St ESPNU
8-May 1:00 PM ET Florida Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Bethune-Cookman Florida SEC Network+
13-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
14-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
15-May 1:00 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma State 0 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET Oklahoma State 4 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Oklahoma State 7 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
22-Feb 5:30 PM ET North Alabama PPD Vanderbilt PPD SEC Network+
23-Feb 5:30 PM ET Evansville 0 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network+
25-Feb 5:30 PM ET Army 2 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Army 7 Vanderbilt 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Army 0 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network+
1-Mar 5:30 PM ET C Arkansas 2 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
4-Mar 11:35 PM ET Vanderbilt 9 Hawai’i 2
5-Mar Vanderbilt 12 Hawai’i 1
5-Mar 6:05 PM ET Vanderbilt 13 Hawai’i 1
6-Mar 6:05 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Hawai’i 1
11-Mar 5:30 PM ET Wagner 7 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Wagner 0 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Wagner 5 Vanderbilt 15 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Michigan 4 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network
18-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 2 Vanderbilt 15 SEC Network+
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network+
20-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 4 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 4 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network+
24-Mar 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 10 South Carolina 0 ESPN2
25-Mar TBA Vanderbilt 2 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
26-Mar TBA Vanderbilt 6 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Vanderbilt 2 ESPN2
2-Apr 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 5 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network
3-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 5 Vanderbilt 0 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Austin Peay 2 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network+
8-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 1 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
9-Apr 5:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 19 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Western KY Vanderbilt SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt ESPN2
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt ESPNU
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Vanderbilt SEC Network+
22-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
28-Apr 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M Vanderbilt ESPNU
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Vanderbilt SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M Vanderbilt SEC Network+
3-May 7:00 PM ET Louisville Vanderbilt SEC Network
6-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
7-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network
10-May 7:00 PM ET Indiana State Vanderbilt SEC Network+
13-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
14-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
15-May 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET MTSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
21-May 3:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Florida-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Things are looking up for Florida after a 2-1 series win over Arkansas last weekend. Vandy desperately needs a series win over Florida to get back on track to its usual glide path to the NCAA tournament. In this one, at least on paper, Vandy has the edge in pitching while Florida has the edge in batting. This should be a close one but I think the edge goes to the home team.

Vanderbilt 2 wins, Florida 1 win

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