Feb. 8, 2008


Arizona leads the pack in the Pac-10


click here for Pac-10 preseason feature


CollegeBaseballInsider.com asked college coaches around the country to preview the 2008 college baseball season by sharing their insights on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide a sneak peek for the season ahead. click here for CBI Conference Previews


Today, we take a look at the Pac-10 (three out of nine coaches participated).


The team to beat is: Arizona


The three top starting pitchers are: Preston Guilmet (Arizona)* (pictured right), Tyson Ross (California)*, Mike Leake (Arizona State)


The top closer is: Jason Jarvis (Arizona State)


The one pitcher you don’t want to face is: Preston Guilmet (Arizona)


The most underrated pitcher is: No pitcher received more than one vote.


The best defensive catcher is: Ryan Babineau (UCLA)


The best three pure hitters are: David Cooper (California)*, Brett Wallace (Arizona State)*, Robert Stock (USC)


The biggest three power threats are: Ike Davis (Arizona State)*, Brett Wallace (Arizona State)*, Sean Ratliff (Stanford)


The hitter you least want to face is: Brett Wallace (Arizona State)


The most underrated hitter is: Alden Carrithers (UCLA)


Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Stanford


*unanimous selection