The SEC’s Top 40 Returning Baseball Players for 2020

Kumar Rocker
Kumar Rocker

It’s almost that time again.. time for SEC Baseball. Here’s a look at the top 40 returning baseball players in the Southeastern Conference for the 2020 season.

RankPhotoNamePositionSchool
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1

Austin MartinUTLVanderbilt2019 All-America, 1st TM All-SEC, .392 BA, 45 RBIs, 10 HR, 87 runs scored, ; 2018 .338, 19 RBI, 35 BB, 22 SB

2

Justin FoscueJustin FoscueIFMississippi State2019 1st TM All-SEC, .331, 14 HRs, 60 RBIs

3

Kumar RockerKumar RockerRHPVanderbilt2019 Most Outstanding Player, 2019 All-SEC Freshman, 10-5, 3.45 ERA, 97 Ks, 18 BB

4

Tanner BurnsSPAuburn2019 3rd TM All-America, 4-4 2.82 ERA 101 Ks, 2018 All-SEC Freshman, All-American Freshman

5

Emerson HancockEmerson HancockRHPGeorgia2019 2nd TM All-America, 1st TM All-SEC, 8-4, 1.99 ERA, 97 Ks

6

Heston KjerstadOFArkansas2019 2nd TM All-SEC, PS Golden Spikes, .327 BA, 17 HRs

7

Tanner Allen1BMississippi State2019 3rd TM All-America, 1st TM All-SEC, .349 BA, 7 HR, 66 RBIs, .997 F; 2018 All-SEC Freshman

8

Mason HickmanMason HickmanRHPVanderbilt2019 9-0, 2.05 ERA, 129 Ks, 28 BB, .183 OppBA

9

Casey Martin3BArkansas 2019 2nd TM All-SEC .286 BA, 15 HRs, 57 RBIs; 2018 2nd team All-SEC;

10

Tyler BrownTyler BrownRHPVanderbilt2019 1st TM All-America, 1st TM All-SEC, 17 saves, 2.51 ERA 58 Ks, 8 BBs allowed

11

Doug NikhazyDoug NikhazyLHP/OFOle Miss2019 All-SEC Freshman, USA National Team, 9-3, 3.31 ERA, 86 Ks

12

JT GinnJT GinnRHPMississippi State2019 All-SEC Freshman, 8-4, 3.13 ERA, 105 Ks

13

Asa LacyLHPTexas A&M2019 8-4, 2.13 ERA, 130 Ks, 3rd TM All-America, Golden Spikes semi-finalists, USA Baseball;2018 2.75 ERA, 48 K

14

Brett KerryBrett KerryRHPSouth Carolina2019 Freshman All-America, All-SEC Freshman, 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA, 65 Ks, 58.1 IP, 7 saves

15

Alerick SoularieAlerick SoularieOF/IFTennessee2019 3rd TM All-America, 1st TM All-SEC, .357 BA, 46 RBIs, 11 HR, .975 F

16

Matt GoodheartMatt GoodheartIF/OFArkansas2019 2nd TM All-SEC, .345, 70 hits, 47 RBIs, 5 HRs

17

Matt CroninLHPArkansas2019 1.86 ERA, 12 saves, 42 Ks; 2018 3.54 ERA, 14 saves

18

Austin LangworthyOF/LHPFlorida2019 3.12 ERA, .283 BA, 43 RBIs,10 HRs; 2018 .290 BA, 29 RBIs, 43 walks by, 2.70 ERA

19

Drew WilliamsonDrew WilliamsonIFAlabama2019 .290, 51 hits, 8 2B, 1 3B, 2 HRs, 40 BB, 21 RBIs

20

Ryan BlissRyan Bliss2BAuburn2019 All-SEC Freshman, .281, 70 hits, 50 runs, 37 RBIs, 11 SB

21

Brady SmithBrady SmithC/IFFlorida2019 .291, 4 HR, 13 RBIs, .392 OB%

22

Tyler GentryTyler GentryOFAlabama2019 .310, 65 hits, 42 RBI, 19 BB, 12 2B, 13 HRs

23

Jacob YoungJacob YoungOFFlorida2019 .311, 57 hits, 26 RBIs, 3 HRs

24

Elliott CurtisElliott CurtisIFKentucky2019 .296 BA, 20 runs, six 2B, 2 HRs, 17 RBI

25

Jordan ButlerJordan ButlerLHP/1BFlorida2019 .357, 11 RBIs, 19 hits, 2 HRs, 5.76 ERA, 25 Ks, 25 IP, 16 BB

26

Tommy SpringerTommy SpringerRHPMissouri2019 4-0, 3.09 ERA, 38 Ks, 32.0 IP

27

Cam ShepherdCam ShepherdSSGeorgia2019 SEC All-Defensive Team, .231 BA, 13 2B, 8 HR, 33 RBI

28

Rowdey JordanUTLMississippi State2019 .290, 49 RBIs, 6 HRs; 2018 .321 BA, 37 RBI, 7 HR

29

Coltyn KesslerColtyn KesslerC/IFKentucky.297 BA, 28 runs, 49 hits, 29 RBI, 12 2B, 1 3B, 5 HRs

30

Riley KingRiley KingIN/OFGeorgia.295, 43 RBIs, 9 2B, 8 HRs, 32 BB, 5 SB

31

Daniel CabreraOFLSU2019 .284 BA, 12 doubles, 3 triples, HRs, 50 RBI; 2018 .315, 8 HR, 54 RBI, 2018 All-SEC Freshman

32

Tyler KeenanTyler KeenanIFOle Miss2019 .285 BA, 7 2B, 3 3B, 15 HRs, .506 Slug, .420 OB%

33

Cole HenryCole HenryRHPLSU2019 All-SEC Freshman, Freshman All-2019 America, 4-2, 3.39 ERA, 58.1 innings, 18 BB, 72 Ks

34

Chad McDanielChad McDanielCMissouri.286 BA, 58 hits, 37 2019 RBI, 4 HR, 16 SB

35

Bryant BowenBryant BowenC/IFSouth CarolinaGrad transfer from Southern Miss; 2019 .341, 11 2B, 11 HRs and 51 RBI at USM in 2019

36

Anthony Servideo2BOle Miss2019 .287 BA, 10 Doubles, 1 triple, 3 HRs; 2018 All-SEC Freshman

37

Bryce BlaumBryce BlaumIFTexas A&M2019 .292 RBI, 53 runs, 9 2B, 2 3B, 9 HRs, 32 RBI,17 stolen bases

38

Dallas BeaverDallas BeaverC/IFSouth CarolinaGrad transfer from UCF; 2019 .316 BA, 12 2B, 12 HRs, 56 RBI,2nd TM All-AAC in 2019

39

Sean HunleyRPTennessee2019 4-0, 2.60 ERA and 29 Ks; 2018 2.64 ERA, 53 K, 18 BB

40

Chris WeberChris WeberLHPTexas A&M2019 4-1, 3.18 ERA, 78 Ks, 20 BB, 65.0 IP

Player photos courtesy of the respective school baseball SIDs.

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