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A New Way To Shop • D1Baseball

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How often have we heard, “they were one or two players away?”

In the age of the transfer portal, what if that elusive player was available on aisle three, between the Rally Possum and the Daddy Coat? Who among us wouldn’t have strolled over and checked the price tag? Maybe even placed a down payment and fitted him for pinstripes.

That’s the world we are in now. Coaches can collect their new second baseman, marinated with D1 experience and sprinkled with clutch at-bat seasoning. They can plug the hole left by the departed junior draftee, the slumping sophomore, or[…]





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Kentucky’s Five Questions to Answer • D1Baseball

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Devin Burkes, C, Kentucky (Grace Bradley | UK Athletics)

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Every team enters the season with questions to answer. It doesn’t matter how confident they may be in their personnel or how much winning they’ve done in recent years, there will always be uncertainty about some things going into Opening Day. 

Kentucky certainly fits the bill of a team with questions to answer going into 2023, as it lost a number of veterans after last season and then went about rebuilding the roster with a large, talented transfer class that once again seems poised to be one of the most impactful in college baseball. 

For Kentucky to make a move[…]





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2023 Big Ten Season Preview • D1Baseball

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Season Preview

Our conference preview includes:

  • Projected Order of Finish
  • Preseason Awards
  • Top Prospects
    • Top 30 Prospects, 2023 Draft
    • Top 15 Prospects, 2024 Draft
    • Top 20 Impact Freshmen
  • Team by Team Breakdowns

Although the Big Ten could have easily had four teams make the postseason a year ago, only two teams were selected to compete in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Maryland led the way with a dominant season, both within and outside the conference, leading to the Terps hosting a regional for the first time ever. Michigan enjoyed an impressive run through the Big Ten Tournament to[…]





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LSU Schedule Analysis • D1Baseball

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LSU enters 2023 with sky-high expectations. They return some great players and added more through freshmen and transfers. Frankly, this sets up a banner year to watch games in Red Stick. With home series against Tennessee and Arkansas, the weekends should be electric.

Toughest Non-Conference Weekend: Round Rock is the best of an underwhelming non-conference slate with games against three teams that didn’t make the postseason a year ago. Samford visits for three games to provide the best home weekend opposition before conference play.

  • Home: Western Michigan (18-36, RPI #255 in 2022), Butler (2) (19-35, #242), Central Connecticut State[…]





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