A deep collection of supremely talented power arms should make LSU a serious contender once again in 2020, and the Tigers could make a run at the national title if their promising young lineup matures as hoped, making them a solid No. 11 ranking in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25.
Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 LSU club:
2019 record: 40-26.
Coach (record at school): Paul Mainieri (591-255-3 in 13 seasons.
Ballpark: Alex Box Stadium (10,300).
Postseason history: 32 regionals (active streak: 8), 18 CWS trips (last in 2017), 6 national titles (last in 2009).
LSU FALL REPORT: How the Tigers are preparing for the 2020 season
In this preview of LSU’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Tigers 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 LSU in 2020.
LSU’s projected lineup
|C||Saul Garza, Jr.||.303/.358/.476||5||27||0|
|1B||Cade Beloso, So.||.279/.339/.429||10||52||1|
|2B||Cade Doughty, Fr.||HS — Denham Springs, La.|