MSU projected to finish 2nd in SEC West, Ole Miss 6th

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College baseball season begins one week from today.

Ahead of the 2020 season, Vanderbilt has been projected to repeat as SEC champions following a vote by the conference’s coaches. The Commodores received 8 of the 14 votes. Mississippi State got one of the remaining votes with Arkansas, Auburn and Georgia also getting one and Florida receiving two votes.

* Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team

In the SEC West, the Bulldogs are projected to finish in 2nd – behind Arkansas. Ole Miss was picked to finish 6th in the West.

2020 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll

    • Eastern Division
      1. Vanderbilt (9)
      2. Florida (3)
      3. Georgia (2)
      4. Tennessee
      5. South Carolina
      6. Missouri
      7. Kentucky
  • Western Division
    1. Arkansas (5)
    2. Mississippi State (4)
    T3. Auburn (2)
    T3. LSU (3)
    5. Texas A&M
    6. Ole Miss
    7. Alabama

The coaches also selected All-SEC teams with Mississippi State and Vanderbilt leading the way with five selections.

2020 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team

    • First Team
      C: Casey Opitz, Arkansas
      1B: Cade Beloso, LSU*
      1B: T.J. Collett, Kentucky*
      2B: Justin Foscue, Mississippi State
      3B: Austin Martin, Vanderbilt
      SS: Casey Martin, Arkansas
      OF: Daniel Cabrera, LSU
      OF: Alerick Soularie, Tennessee
      OF: Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas
      DH/UTL: Matt Goodheart, Arkansas
      SP: Emerson Hancock, Georgia
      SP: Asa Lacy, Texas A&M
      RP: Tyler Brown, Vanderbilt
  • Second Team
    C: Ty Duvall, Vanderbilt
    1B: Josh Hatcher, Mississippi State*
    1B: Rankin Woley, Auburn*
    2B: Noah Campbell, South Carolina*
    2B: Harrison Ray, Vanderbilt*
    2B: Riley King, Georgia*
    3B: Tyler Keenan, Ole Miss
    SS: Jordan Westburg, Mississippi State
    OF: Jud Fabian, Florida
    OF: Tyler Gentry, Alabama
    OF: Rowdey Jordan, Mississippi State*
    OF: Zach DeLoach, Texas A&M*
    DH/UTL: Tanner Allen, Mississippi State
    SP: Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt
    SP: Tanner Burns, Auburn
    RP: Cody Greenhill, Auburn

Mississippi State opens its season at home with a 3-game series against Wright State on the 14th. Ole Miss welcomes #1 Louisville to Oxford.

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