Ten players to watch in college baseball in 2020


LHP Reid Detmers, Louisville

The Louisville ace with a devastating curveball made a huge jump from his freshman season. He was 2019 ACC pitcher of the year after going 13-4 with a 2.78 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings. He set the school record for strikeouts and tied the mark for wins.

2B Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State

Gonzales’ .432 batting average led the nation, and he had 16 home runs, 80 RBIs, 19 doubles and four triples. He hit 11 homers in his first 14 games last season and reached base in all 55 games. He ended the season on a 66-game on-base streak dating to 2018, the longest in the country. He showed what he can do with a wood bat in the Cape Cod League, batting .351 with seven homers.

RHP Emerson Hancock, Georgia

Hancock is in line to be the first player taken in the the Major League Baseball draft in June. He pitched a team-high 90 1/3 innings despite a lat injury, went 8-3 and posted a 1.99 ERA that was lowest by a Georgia starter since 1977. He allowed zero or one run in nine of 14 starts and had 97 strikeouts against 18 walks.

Lacy is the best left-hander in the country and could overtake Jeff Granger, the No. 5 overall pick in 1993, as the Aggies’…

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