NC State baseball: Complete 2020 projected lineup and preseason grade

NC State returns seven position players who logged at least 100 at-bats last year, two seasoned juniors atop the rotation and a plethora of experience in the bullpen, allotting the Wolfpack the No. 16 ranking in’s preseason top 25.

Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 NC State club:

2019 Record: 42-19
RPI: 18
Coach (record at school): Elliott Avent (875-527 in 23 seasons)
Ballpark: Doak Field at Dail Park (2,200)
Postseason history: 31 regionals (active streak: 5), 2 CWS trips (last in 2013), 0 national titles

2020 IS COMING: Our preseason top 25 | Eight for Omaha, predicted

In this preview of NC State’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Wolfpack 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 NC State in 2020.

NC State’s projected lineup

C Patrick Bailey, Jr. .288/.390/.513 10 46 1
1B Austin Murr, Jr. Tr. — Des Moines Area (Iowa) CC
2B Tyler McDonough, So. .320/.392/.452 5 47 10
3B Vojtech…

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