North Carolina baseball: Complete 2020 projected lineup and preseason grade

The bullpen headlines North Carolina baseball in 2020, forging the Tar Heels a spot in’s preseason top 25. Earning a spot at No. 23, North Carolina possesses what might be the best bullpen duo in all of college baseball, one year after reaching the super regional round and then being eliminated by Auburn.

Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 North Carolina club:

2019 record: 46-19. RPI: 12.
Coach (record at school): Mike Fox (936-399-1, 21 seasons).
Ballpark: Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium (4,100).
Postseason history: 32 regionals (active streak: 3), 11 CWS trips (last in 2018), 0 national titles.

NORTH CAROLINA FALL REPORT: How the Tar Heels are preparing for the 2020 season

In this preview of North Carolina’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Tar Heels in each characteristic of the game: Hitting, power, speed, defense, starting pitching, bullpen and experience/intangibles. But before we begin, let’s present our projected lineup for North Carolina in 2020.

North Carolina’s projected lineup

C Kyle Smith, Fr. HS — Wilmington, N.C.
1B Aaron Sabato, So.

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