SEC baseball analyst David Dellucci ranks Florida as league's best, explains LSU's recent skid
SEC baseball analyst David Dellucci has had LSU at the top of his rankings for much of the season. But after the recent skid for the Tigers, he has LSU dropping down entering the final week of the season.
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In a segment on the SEC Network, Dellucci went with Florida as his top pick in the conference. The Gators were ranked No. 4 on the most recent poll from D1 Baseball, just behind Arkansas and ahead of LSU.
The depth of Florida’s offense was highlighted by Dellucci:
“They’ve got, what, 3 guys with 40 or more RBIs,” said Dellucci. “Remember last year, lost to Oklahoma in the regionals by 1 run, is on a great roll.”
As for LSU, Dellucci dropped the Tigers all the way to No. 4 in the SEC — behind Arkansas and Vanderbilt. The reason for the drop comes back to LSU’s pitching:
“They were my No. 1, guess why they dropped? They’ve got a pitching problem,” Dellucci explained. “Anybody not named Paul Skenes, you just don’t know what they’re gonna get out of them… That’s my concern. They can swing the bat, Tommy Tanks has 82 RBI, LSU has like 14 10-run rules this year. They’re gonna have to score a lot of runs until they can find a Game 2 and Game 3 starter.”
Here’s Dellucci’s full segment as he breaks down his top 5 teams in the SEC:
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— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 15, 2023
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This is coming after we swept Vandy. Good time to get hot and on a roll.
Still the SEC is very strong this year specially the East
Nice going, Cojo, and modesty to spare!
Didn’t want to rub it in but now that you brought it up ….
Hopefully they’ll continue this hot streak to the SEC championship and the playoffs. RealC you are on a roll, congrats! :)
I’m in hopes of a great showing in Hoover.
And we’ll get it if the pitchers will throw strikes. Batter dominance is based on it. And if the batters will stop swinging at bad pitches and more often at those down the middle i.e., those that produce a batting average of 400 or more. You hit the ball by swinging. You don’t take good pitches. Swing at them. Chipper Jones knew that. I read it.
Best team I’ve seen all year…Everything came together in the series this past weekend. Watched the games with Hillary because she is still free.
How could you take your eyes off Hillary long enough to watch the games? What a girl! What a fabulous girl!
Leeland, made my stomach flip.
I would love to see how Leeland makes adjustments from a 93 mph 2-seem to a 81 mph change-up. Trust me Leeland, they all look like strikes until they aren’t, but you can’t stop the bat.
Did Susan McDougal join you guys as well, D-man? She’s still pardoned isn’t she? I hear Hunter and the Donald are free too…
Hey, did Hillary tell you about Dylan?
Hmmm I did not see
Uga ranked anywhere in the top 25 baseball poll humper? Did I over look
Ranked top 25…isn’t that adorable. Get back with me after they award the diamondg8rs the baseball natty trophy…
One time, long ago someone somewhere may have said “ Hillary is a babe”. Then again there was a pig in a movie named babe
That’s a lot of talk for not quite leading the league yet.
We can talk all we want until the next series and then we will see