SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Texas A&M at Vanderbilt

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Texas A&M travels to Vanderbilt 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

Micah Dallas of Texas A&M
Micah Dallas of Texas A&M
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Enrique Bradfield Jr of Vanderbilt
Enrique Bradfield Jr. of Vanderbilt

Series Schedule April 28-30

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 8:00 PM ESPNU Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 3:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Texas A&M 0.286 0.393 273 383 78 8 44 23 209 2 45
Vanderbilt 0.297 0.398 280 390 80 10 45 23 203 18 57

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Texas A&M 4.34 9.3 0.252 8.97 39 2.99 1.34 20 3.12 17 0.974
Vanderbilt 2.92 11.2 0.199 6.42 34 3.35 1.08 27 3.34 25 0.980

Statistical Leaders

Texas A&M Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jack Moss Texas A&M 0.386 0.448 61 11 1 4 33 19 6
Austin Bost Texas A&M 0.350 0.429 49 6 2 4 20 14 1
Dylan Rock Texas A&M 0.336 0.474 45 9 1 11 35 28 10
Brett Minnich Texas A&M 0.311 0.421 46 8 0 5 33 27 6
Troy Claunch Texas A&M 0.289 0.362 43 11 0 3 31 15 2
Ryan Targac Texas A&M 0.258 0.392 32 5 2 8 31 24 5
Kole Kaler Texas A&M 0.247 0.392 38 6 2 0 19 37 7
Logan Britt Texas A&M 0.208 0.265 26 7 0 8 24 10 3

Texas A&M Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Nathan Dettmer Texas A&M 4 2 3.38 10 10 0 53.1 53 24 20 10 52 0.250
Micah Dallas Texas A&M 4 2 4.77 11 10 0 56.2 62 31 30 12 63 0.271

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dominic Keegan Vanderbilt 0.407 0.476 59 14 1 7 40 21 0
Spencer Jones Vanderbilt 0.365 0.460 50 16 1 6 34 20 8
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.310 0.407 40 4 0 3 18 18 3
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.293 0.394 44 7 4 4 21 25 26
Tate Kolwyck Vanderbilt 0.285 0.350 35 8 0 6 24 13 0
Davis Diaz Vanderbilt 0.246 0.391 29 8 0 1 18 27 4
Carter Young Vanderbilt 0.235 0.370 31 5 3 5 21 26 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Devin Futrell Vanderbilt 8 0 2.11 9 8 0 42.2 27 10 10 5 50 0.179
Chris McElvain Vanderbilt 5 2 3.52 10 10 0 53.2 38 26 21 23 67 0.196
Carter Holton Vanderbilt 4 3 4.65 10 10 0 50.1 38 29 26 17 69 0.204

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Texas A&M:

23

Vanderbilt:

9

Texas A&M Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
45 Robert Antonetti C 5′-10″ 195 R-Fr. Colleyville TX
2 Rody Barker OF/C 5′-10″ 190 Gr. Kerrville TX
25 Brandon Bishop OF 5′-10″ 160 Fr. College Station TX
11 Austin Bost OF 6′-0″ 205 Jr. Groves TX
3 Logan Britt OF 6′-5″ 215 So. Fort Worth TX
57 Jonathan Childress LHP 6′-4″ 210 R-So. Forney TX
17 Troy Claunch C 6′-0″ 210 Gr. Vacaville CA
10 Chris Cortez RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Las Vegas NV
30 Khristian Curtis RHP 6′-4″ 210 R-Fr. Groves TX
34 Micah Dallas RHP 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Aubrey TX
35 Nathan Dettmer RHP 6′-4″ 215 So. San Antonio TX
47 Trey Dillard RHP 6′-0″ 200 Gr. Phoenix AZ
46 Landon Ellington RHP 6′-0″ 165 Fr. Weatherford TX
41 Jack Hamilton RHP 6′-0″ 200 Fr. College Station TX
4 Kalae Harrison INF 5′-11″ 180 So. Kailua HI
5 Rawley Hector RHP 6′-2″ 200 Fr. Van Alstyne TX
19 Ty Hodge INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. College Station TX
13 Robert Hogan RHP 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Mounds View MN
15 Will Johnston LHP 6′-3″ 215 So. Roanoke TX
1 Kole Kaler INF 5′-10″ 175 Gr. Queen Creek AZ
20 Xavier Lovett RHP 5′-11″ 190 R-So. Houston TX
53 Alex Magers RHP 6′-4″ 215 So. D’Hanis TX
6 Joseph Menefee LHP 6′-2″ 220 Jr. Richmond TX
23 Brett Minnich OF 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Colleyville TX
9 Jack Moss INF 6′-5″ 205 So. Englewood CO
33 Jacob Palisch LHP 6′-4″ 215 Gr. Richardson TX
18 Ryan Prager LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Dallas TX
44 Will Rizzo RHP 6′-0″ 205 Fr. The Woodlands TX
27 Dylan Rock OF 6′-1″ 210 Gr. Sugar Land TX
32 Brad Rudis RHP 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Madisonville TX
50 Chanden Scamardo C 6′-1″ 225 Fr. College Station TX
37 Ty Sexton RHP 6′-6″ 185 Fr. Montgomery TX
14 Taylor Smith C 6′-1″ 220 Jr. Georgetown TX
0 Austin Stracener INF 6′-0″ 165 Fr. New Braunfels TX
16 Ryan Targac INF 6′-0″ 205 So. Hallettsville TX
31 Jordan Thompson OF 6′-0″ 175 Jr. Boerne TX
36 Wyatt Tucker RHP 6′-2″ 215 So. Douglass TX
28 Trevor Werner INF/RHP 6′-3″ 220 So. Houston TX
49 Walker Zander RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Houston TX

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

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:30 PM ET Fordham 1 Texas A&M 13 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Fordham 3 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Fordham 4 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
22-Feb 7:30 PM ET Lamar 3 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
25-Feb 7:30 PM ET Pennsylvania 2 Texas A&M 1 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Pennsylvania PPD Texas A&M PPD SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Pennsylvania 8 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
1-Mar 7:30 PM ET Houston Baptist 2 Texas A&M 3 SEC Network+
4-Mar 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Washington St 11 SEC Network+
5-Mar 7:00 PM ET Iowa 3 Texas A&M 7 SEC Network+
6-Mar 7:00 PM ET Wichita State 6 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
9-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tarleton 1 Texas A&M 4 SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:30 PM ET Santa Clara PPD Texas A&M PPD SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Santa Clara 16 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Santa Clara 2 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Houston 8 Texas A&M 2 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 6 LSU 4 SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 11 LSU 7 SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 LSU 7 SEC Network
22-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 15 Rice 8
25-Mar 7:30 PM ET Auburn 6 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
26-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 4 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
27-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 13 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 12 Texas 9 Longhorn Network
1-Apr TBA Texas A&M 3 Alabama 2 SEC Network+
2-Apr 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 Alabama 10 SEC Network
3-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 4 Alabama 8 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:30 PM ET Texas State 4 Texas A&M 8 SEC Network+
7-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kentucky 2 Texas A&M 3 ESPNU
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 7 Texas A&M 3 SEC Network+
9-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 3 Texas A&M 17 SEC Network
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 5 Texas A&M-CC 3 FloBaseball
14-Apr 6:00 PM ET Texas A&M 8 Georgia 1 SEC Network+
15-Apr 6:00 PM ET Texas A&M 3 Georgia 4 SEC Network+
16-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 23 Georgia 9 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Dallas Baptist 1 Texas A&M 14 SEC Network
22-Apr 8:30 PM ET Arkansas 1 Texas A&M 2 SEC Network
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 3 Texas A&M 1 SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 11 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Sam Houston Texas A&M Canceled 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 7:30 PM ET UT Arlington Texas A&M SEC Network+
6-May 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
13-May 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St Texas A&M SEC Network+
14-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Texas A&M SEC Network+
15-May 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St Texas A&M SEC Network
17-May 7:30 PM ET Incarnate Word Texas A&M SEC Network+
19-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
20-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
21-May 2:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss 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 4 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 4 Vanderbilt 5 ESPN2
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 6 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida 4 Vanderbilt 3 ESPNU
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech 0 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
22-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 10 Kentucky 0 SEC Network+
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Kentucky 3 SEC Network
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 5 Kentucky 3 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

Texas A&M-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Texas A&M (10-8) at Vanderbilt (9-9)
Texas A&M leads the series 3-1 and 7-5 in regular-season games. The teams have split the two series in Nashville with the Aggies winning in 2014 and the Commodores coming out triumphant in 2017. There has not been a sweep in the four SEC series meetings.

Texas A&M has won its last three series, notching a 6-3 mark in conference play after starting 4-5. The Aggies have won two of three conference road series, beating LSU and Georgia. They sit above .500 in the SEC standings for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. TAMU has gotten off to good starts with five SEC series-opening victories this season, including the last four. The last three series, the Aggies have won games 1 & 3 while losing game 2.

Vanderbilt, winners in its last two series, finds itself at .500 or better in the conference standings after six weeks for the seventh consecutive season. The Commodores have the longest active streak of finishing .500 or better in the SEC standings with 11. VU is 2-1 in SEC home series this season with victories over Missouri and Florida and boasts a 22-5-1 record over the last six seasons. It has finished with a winning home series record in each of the last 12 seasons.(Source: SEC)

These two teams, statistically, are about even. A&M has a little better record than Vandy but they have the luxury of not having to face a once-in-a-lifetime juggernaut Tennessee team. This series is pretty much a coin flip so you go with the home team.

Vanderbilt 2 wins, Texas A&M 1 win

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