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 Ivy League (4 of 8 coaches responded).
The Team to Beat: No team received more than one vote.
Top 3 Starting Pitchers: Chad Powers (Princeton)*, Scott Politz (Yale) (no other pitchers received more than one vote)
Top Closer: Jake Nelson (Penn)
Pitcher with the Best Fastball: Jake Nelson (Penn)
Pitcher with the Best Offspeed Pitch: No pitcher received more than one vote.
Pitcher You Least Want to Face: Chad Powers (Princeton)
Best Catcher: Tim Graul (Penn)
Best Defensive Infielder: No player received more than one vote.
Best Defensive Outfielder: Jesper Horsted (Princeton)
3 Best Pure Hitters: Matt Rothenberg (Harvard), Richard Slenker (Yale)
3 Best Power Threats: Tim Graul (Penn)*, Cole Rutherford (Cornell)*
Hitter You Least Want to Face: Tim Graul (Penn)
Best Game Coach: Brett Boretti (Columbia)*
Assistant Most Ready for Head Coaching Job: Jonathan Anderson (Dartmouth)