CollegeBaseballInsider.com surveyed college coaches around the country on the teams and players to watch in their conferences to preview the 2017 college baseball season. Coaches were asked not to vote for their own players. CBI compiled their answers to provide insight on the upcoming season. (Click here for CBI Conference Previews)

Today, we take a look at the Patriot League (4 of 6 coaches responded).

The Team to Beat: Holy Cross and Navy (tie)

Top 3 Starting Pitchers: Brendan King (Holy Cross)* (pictured, courtesy of Holy Cross Athletic Communications), Noah Song (Navy), George Coughlin (Navy)

Top Closer: Jon Escobar (Holy Cross)

Pitcher with the Best Fastball: Jon Escobar (Holy Cross)

Pitcher with the Best Offspeed Pitch: Brendan King (Holy Cross)

Pitcher You Least Want to Face: Brendan King (Holy Cross)

Best Catcher: Adrian Chinnery (Navy)*

Best Defensive Infielder: Kris Lindner (Army)

Best Defensive Outfielder: Brett Smith (Bucknell)*

3 Best Pure Hitters: Brett Smith (Bucknell)*, Leland Saile (Navy), Stephen Born (Navy)

3 Best Power Threats: Anthony Critelli (Holy Cross)*, Leland Saile (Navy)*, Josh Hassell (Holy Cross)

Hitter You Least Want to Face: Anthony Critelli (Holy Cross)*

Best Game Coach: No coach received more than one vote

Assistant Most Ready for Head Coaching Job: No coach received more than one vote

*unanimous choice

 

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