Morissette, BC picked sixth in ACC
- Updated: January 29, 2020
Regularly one of the better conferences in college baseball, the ACC will again be strong in 2020. The conference placed more teams on our Preseason Top 25 (eight) than any other conference and features both impact at the top and depth throughout the 14-team league.
Louisville leads the pack and is one of the favorites to win the College World Series this year, though Miami isn’t far behind and has a talented club that’s looking to return the program to its previous dominance in the college baseball landscape.
Consistently strong programs like Duke, Florida State, North Carolina and North Carolina State will be in the mix again, with high-quality clubs, while Boston College is trending in the right direction with talented young players and Pittsburgh is looking to make some noise with a number of junior college transfers.
6. Boston College (31-27, 12-18)
While Boston College finished just 12-18 in the ACC last season, it finished on the NCAA Tournament bubble after a Cinderella run to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. The team is moving in the right direction, thanks to a talented group of young players headlined by outfielder Sal Frelick, second baseman Cody Morissette and righthander Mason Pelio. If those players continue taking steps forward during their sophomore seasons, the Eagles could be something of a dark horse, with steady veterans like senior shortstop Brian Dempsey anchoring the infield and outfielders Chris Galland and Dante Baldelli covering the outfield grass and being a nuisance on the base paths. It will be important for lefthander Joey Walsh and righthander Emmet Sheehan to take steps forward on the mound.