Baseball America predicts 3 SEC teams to make it to College World Series in 2020
Vanderbilt baseball is coming off of its second national championship in program history, as the Commodores defeated Michigan in the best-of-three series from Omaha, Nebraska.
The Commodores, who had its best team in program history, won the SEC regular season championship, the conference tournament and the College World Series. It doesn’t get any better than that. In fact, it’s one of the best teams in college baseball history.
In 2019, three other SEC programs made it to Omaha outside of Vanderbilt: Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State. Arkansas was the first team eliminated followed by Auburn. Mississippi State ended up losing to Louisville.
However, 2019 wasn’t just a fluke; the SEC is set to reload led by incredible pitching. Baseball America recently released its 2020 predictions, headlining three teams making it to Omaha: Auburn, Georgia and Vanderbilt.
Auburn will be led by aces Tanner Burns and Jack Owens, and Georgia will be led by its aces Emerson Hancock and Cole Wilcox. Vanderbilt, however, may have the future No. 1 overall pick in freshman sensation Kumar Rocker. Rocker returns, along with pitcher Mason Hickman and star infielder Austin Martin. The Commodores will be loaded with supreme talent once again.
The five other teams making it to Omaha? Arizona State, Louisville, Miami, Michigan and Texas Tech.
The outlet also predicts that Arkansas, Florida, LSU and Mississippi State will all play in the Super Regionals. Now, that would be a loaded field.