Baseball America released its 2011 Southeastern Conference preview today. The publication predicted the Razorbacks to finish third in the SEC Western Division, behind LSU and Ole Miss. Arkansas was one of eight SEC teams predicted to make the NCAA Tournament.
Individually, catcher James McCann was named to the publication’s preseason all-conference team and was also tabbed as the eighth-best SEC prospect in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. Sophomore right-handed pitcher DJ Baxendale was rated as the ninth-best SEC prospect in the 2012 draft. Freshmen Ryne Stanek and Dominic Ficociello were ranked as the second- and fourth-best newcomers, respectively, in the SEC this season.
The full conference preview, which is only available to Baseball America subscribers, can be viewed here.
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