Feb. 21, 2008


Fresno State is favorite in Western Athletic Conference


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 WAC (three out of seven coaches participated).


The team to beat is: Fresno State*


The three top starting pitchers are: Tanner Scheppers (Fresno State)* (pictured right), Clayton Allison (Fresno State)*, Luke Burnett (Louisiana Tech)


The top closer is: Jason Breckley (Fresno State)


The one pitcher you don’t want to face is: Tanner Scheppers (Fresno State)


The most underrated pitcher is: Scott Sobczak (San Jose State)


The best defensive catcher is: Landon Hernandez (Hawaii)


The best three pure hitters are: Shaun Kort (Nevada), Steve Susdorf (Fresno State) (pictured right), Tim Wheeler (Sacramento State)


The biggest three power threats are: Steve Susdorf (Fresno State), Gabe Jacobo (Sacramento State), Joseph Scaperotta (New Mexico State)


The hitter you least want to face is: Steve Susdorf (Fresno State)


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


Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Hawaii


*unanimous selection