Bobby Seymour and Chris Lanzilli headline a fearsome Wake Forest offense that has a very real chance to be the nation’s best. If the talented pitching staff can live up to its potential, the Demon Deacons have Omaha upside and strong reason to be named the 18th-ranked team in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25.
Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 Wake Forest team:
2019 record: 31-26
Coach (record at school): Tom Walter (295-276, 10 seasons)
Ballpark: David F. Couch Ballpark (Capacity: 3,823)
Postseason history: 13 regionals (last in 2017), 2 CWS trips (last in 1955), 1 national title (1955)
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In this preview of Wake Forest’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Deacons 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 Wake Forest in 2020.
Wake Forest’s projected lineup
|C||Brendan Tinsman, So.||.265/.326/.529||10||41||0|
|1B||Bobby Seymour, Jr.|