Here’s what to expect- including our predictions and projected lineups- for the 2019 Clemson baseball season, which gets underway Friday.
The 2019 Clemson baseball season will get underway this afternoon when the Tigers take on South Alabama in the first game of a three-game series.
There will be some new faces for the Tigers this coming season as we see how they perform without Seth Beer and Chris Williams in the lineup.
There won’t be as much power, but Monte Lee has said numerous times that he is excited about the depth and believes the Tigers have the ability to be even more lethal by scoring and playing a more fundamental-style of baseball.
Here’s our projected lineup, as well as starting rotation for the Tigers as they get the 2019 season underway:
Projected 2019 Lineup:
CF- Kier Meredith
2B- Jordan Greene
SS- Logan Davidson
1B- Grayson Byrd
C- Kyle Wilkie
DH- Chad Fairey
RF- Bryce Teodosio
3B- Sam Hall
LF- Michael Green
It’s tough to tell exactly what the Tigers will do with some of these positions. You’ve seen several of the infielders play different spots and the outfielders have rotated two. There’s a couple of guys that Monte Lee is very high on that may work their way into the starting rotation.
It will be interesting to see what Lee chooses to do this afternoon and throughout the weekend. The one name, as far as hitting is concerned, that has been mentioned over and over again is freshman Chad Fairey. I expect to see him playing in some capacity this weekend.
Starting Rotation (Previously Announced):
- Brooks Crawford (RHP)
- Davis Sharpe (RHP)
- Justin Wrobleski (LHP)
After Brooks Crawford, you’ve got two freshmen in the lineup. That allows Jacob Hennessy to be a long-reliever and give you innings in the middle-to-late parts of the game, which I think will be a great role for him if the two freshmen can get the job done.
The Tigers have a ton of depth in the pitching staff- especially in the bullpen- and I expect to see them use that to their advantage in 2019.
This team will have some growing pains, but they are certainly capable of hosting an NCAA Regional before it’s all said and done.
They have the talent and depth to go further than what teams in the past have done and I think that’s the goal heading into the season.