Preseason stuff

Casey Martin was named a preseason third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper today, the first of what is sure to be several preseason recognitions for him and his teammates. Martin was listed as a shortstop, which will likely be his everyday position in 2019. Shortstops ahead of him on the list are Stony Brook’s Nick Grande (first team) and North Carolina State’s Will Wilson (second), and he is tied for the third team with UNLV’s Bryson Stott and Clemson’s Logan Davidson.

I’ll update this as accolades and predictions are released in the next several weeks. Collegiate Baseball typically releases a top 40 team ranking before Christmas.

Arkansas is No. 25 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason top 40. Other notables include:

  1. LSU
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. Florida
  4. Oregon State
  5. Ole Miss
  6. Georgia
  7. Texas
  8. Auburn
  9. Missouri State

wow wasn’t expecting to drop that low…

It is about where I figured they would be, either near the bottom or just outside the top 25. They lost the majority of their lineup and more than 300 innings on the mound. To suffer that kind of blow and still be ranked shows the respect the voters have for the program, in my opinion.

yeah i guess so…having the big 3 in the lineup helps as well as Cronin and Campbell.

guess we don’t impress with our pitching … 5b8e1.html

LSU has been building toward 2019 and got a couple of breaks in the draft. That team is loaded.

One of their biggest draft breaks was getting Ashdown RHP Jaden Hill to campus. He was highly rated largely because of his projection. He is a physical specimen power pitcher kind of guy. He is polished by no means but had a good fall. He set his draft number too high. LSU was not expecting him to make it to campus.

The Box will be a night mare again.
The hogs will have to show it on the field to move up higher in the top 25
It will be an interesting fun season for the diamondhogs!

It will be an interesting mid-week game between Arkansas and Texas in March. Can’t wait.

Kjerstad (first team), Martin (second), Cronin (second) and Fletcher (third) are on the Perfect Game preseason All-America teams.

Arkansas is No. 13 in the Perfect Game top 25 poll that was released yesterday. As a matter of record, we use the coaches’ poll for the newspaper and this website. It is typically released the week that practice begins in late January.

I think there will be great ambiguity about where to rank the Razorbacks this preseason. There are six polls and Collegiate Baseball had them 25th. I wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one poll have the team unranked.

Arkansas is No. 16 in the D1Baseball preseason poll. … on-top-25/

Yes, Kjerstad and the rest of the Hogs will get a chance to push the Horns off the base again.

I just hope the hogs beat the horns in Austin. It always fun to beat the Horns.

Arkansas is No. 18 in the Baseball America preseason poll.

Hogs place 2 on d1baseball’s pre-season All-America FIRST team, and three overall (3 teams): … americans/

Arkansas is No. 12 in the coaches’ poll, which is the one we use as the poll of record for our newspaper and website.

Here is more on Dave Van Horn’s surprise to the preseason love shown for his team: … anges-12-/

Arkansas is No. 15 in the National College Baseball Writers Association preseason poll.

Vanderbilt is No. 1 in that poll, meaning LSU and Vanderbilt each have three No. 1 rankings going into the season.