New Mexico boasts a strong and young lineup
There's a bit of an absence for this lineup. Last year the Lobos boasted three freshmen AA's but one is missing. Catcher Cory Voss apparently has transferred out to a JUCO in Texas. Why? I have no idea and I ain't one to pry.
Below is my guess at the starting lineup and rotation.
C - TBD
1B - Jack Zoellner (JR) - .352 and 4
2B - Jared Holley (SR) - .254 and 1
SS - Dalton Bowers (SR) - .218 and 1
3B - Carl Stajduhar (SO) - .322 and 9 and Freshman AA. Preseason AA.
OF - Danny Collier (JR) - .346
OF - Andre Vigil (JR) - .268
OF - Luis Gonzalez (SO) - .299 and 4
DH - TBD
SP - Tyler Stevens (SO) - 5-4 and 3.44 and Freshman AA.
SP - Carson Schneider (JR) - 5-1 and 3.68
SP - Colton Thomson (SR) - 1-1 and 4.39
SP - TBD
RP - TBD
Coach's lineup is as follows:
C - Chris Devito (JR)/Scott Graham (SO) - .314 and 6/.211
1B - Carl Stajduhar
2B - Michael Eaton (SR) - redshirt
SS - Dalton Bowers
3B - Jared Mang (FR)
OF - Austin Bell (FR)
OF - Luis Gonzalez
OF - Danny Collier/Andre Vigil
DH - Jack Zoellner
SP - Tyler Stevens
SP - Carson Schneider
SP - Colton Thomson
SP - Drew Bridges (SR) - 0-0 and 9.00 with 12 IP.
RP - Victor Sanchez (SR)/James Harrington (SO) - 1-4 and 6.96/1-1 7.11
Well, I didn't miss by much. Coach helped me fill in the holes and surprised me with two freshman starters. Actually he has a pretty good history of starting freshmen and getting good production from them. Last year's 3 Freshman AA is a good example of that.
If the two freshman come through the Lobos will have a potent offense. Stevens and Schneider look pretty solid in the rotation but the midweek starter could be anyone, really. Closer looks to be a question mark also. It's always about pitching.