East Carolina baseball has reason to be hopeful in 2020.
The Pirates will certainly rely on some younger players from an offensive standpoint, but they can take solace in having several veterans leading the charge on the mound, solidifying the Pirates a spot in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25. Sitting at No. 21, East Carolina comes off a 2019 season that concluded in elimination in the super regional round, continuing the Pirates’ quest for their first College World Series berth.
Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 East Carolina team:
2019 record: 47-18 (20-4 AAC).
Coach (record at school): Cliff Godwin (201–109–1 in 5 seasons).
Ballpark: Clark-LeClair Stadium (5,000)
Postseason history: 30 regionals (active streak: 2).
EAST CAROLINA FALL REPORT: How the Pirates are preparing for the 2020 season
In this preview of East Carolina’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Pirates 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 East Carolina in 2020.
East Carolina’s projected lineup