Vanderbilt captured its second national title with a thrilling series win over Michigan in 2019. Can it emulate that season in 2020 after being named the second-best team in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25? Find out in our breakdown.
Below are a few facts to consider when evaluating the 2020 Vanderbilt club:
2019 record: 59-12 (23-7 SEC)
Coach (record at school): Tim Corbin (740–354–1 in 17 seasons)
Ballpark: Hawkins Field (3,700)
Postseason history: 18 regionals (active streak: 14), 4 CWS trips (last in 2019), 2 National Titles (2019)
VANDERBILT FALL REPORT: How the Commodores are preparing for the 2020 season
In this preview of Vanderbilt’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Commodores 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 Vanderbilt in 2020.
Vanderbilt’s projected lineup
|C||Ty Duvall, Sr.||.275/.418/.413||5||42||0|
|1B||Dominic Keegan, So.||.227/.320/.273||0||1||0|
|2B||Harry Ray, Sr.||.276/.358/.397||2||38||21|