Florida baseball: Complete 2020 projected lineup and preseason grades

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. 
RPI: 27.
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
SS Josh…

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