February 11, 2015

Summit League Baseball Preview by Perfect Game

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Below is the predicted order of finish and preseason all-league team as selected by Perfect Game for its Summit League preview.

Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2014 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Nebraska-Omaha* 31 20 15 9
2 Oral Roberts 30 26 15 15
3 South Dakota State 28 29 11 11
4 North Dakota State 25 26 10 12
5 Western Illinois 21 32 11 13
6 Fort Wayne 19 36 11 13

Preseason All-League Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C J.J. Reimer Sr. Western Illinois .319-1-12; solid defender with bat speed
1B Matt Johnson So. South Dakota State .284-1-23; high upside hitter
MIF Clayton Taylor Jr. Nebraska-Omaha .342-9-48; power to all fields
MIF Matt Brandy Sr. Oral Roberts .277-3-36; blossoming power bat
3B Rolando Martinez Jr. Oral Roberts Potential impact transfer from Bakersfield College
OF Daniel Jewett Sr. Nebraska-Omaha .333-1-29; disciplined hitter
OF Cole Gruber Jr. Nebraska-Omaha .319-1-18; game changer on the bases, 34 SB
OF Evan VanSumeren Jr. Fort Wayne .370-0-4; good athlete, hits to all fields
DH Greg Kaiser Jr. Fort Wayne .289-8-38; big power to all fields
UT Alex Schultz Jr. Nebraska-Omaha .302-1-23; speed and athleticism
SP Tyler Fox Jr. Nebraska-Omaha 2.29, 78.2 IP, 57:17; plus command
SP Parker Trewin Sr. North Dakota State 2.57, 77 IP, 68:28; .225 BAA
SP Guillermo Trujillo Jr. Oral Roberts 3.11, 81 IP, 63:25; 90-94 FB, plus stuff
SP Adam Bray Sr. South Dakota State 2.80, 103 IP, 95:17; plus command
RP J.D. Moore Sr. South Dakota State 3.07, 29.1 IP, 27:23; swing and miss stuff

Player of the Year: Clayton Taylor, 2B, Nebraska-Omaha
Pitcher of the Year: Guillermo Trujillo, RHP, Oral Roberts
Freshman of the Year: Nick Roark, SS, Oral Roberts

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