Earning the No. 4 spot in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25, Florida looks poised to return to national prominence in 2020 with one of college baseball’s most talented and balanced rosters.
Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 Florida club:
2019 record: 34-26.
Coach (record at school): Kevin O’Sullivan (531-255 in 12 seasons)
Ballpark: McKethan Stadium (5,500)
Postseason history: 35 regionals (active streak: 12), 12 CWS trips (last in 2018), 1 national title (2017).
FLORIDA FALL REPORT: How the Gators are preparing for the 2020 season
In this preview of Florida’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Gators 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 Florida in 2020.
Florida’s projected lineup
|C||Nathan Hickey, Fr.||HS — Jacksonville, Fla.|
|1B||Kendrick Calilao, So.||.276/.348/.401||5||49||2|
|2B||Cory Acton, So.||.251/.353/.387||6||30||3|
|3B||Brady Smith, Jr.||.270/.392/.428||5||20||5|