If there’s one thing Stanford has done the past couple of seasons, it has restored order in terms of making the NCAA tournament. And this year shouldn’t be different, as the Cardinal enter the season ranked No. 17 in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25.
Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 Stanford team:
2019 record: 45-14 (22-7 Pac 12)
Coach (record at school): Dave Esquer (91–26 in 2 seasons)
Ballpark: Sunken Diamond (4,000)
Postseason history: 34 regionals (active streak: 3), 16 CWS trips (last in 2008), 2 national titles
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In this preview of Stanford’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Cardinal 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 Stanford in 2020.
Stanford’s projected lineup
|C||Christian Molfetta, RS-Sr.||.167/.231/.417||0||1||0|
|1B||Nick Brueser, Jr.||.224/.355/.365||2||16||2|
|2B||Brandon Dieter, So.|