Texas Tech had 6 players named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team yesterday, the most of any Big 12 team:
- Outfielder Dylan Neuse (unanimous)
- Infielder Brian Klein
- Catcher Braxton Fulford
- Pitcher John McMillon
- Pitcher Michah Dallas
- Pitcher Clayton Beeter
There are other players projected to win player of the year or pitcher of the year honors, but it appears that Texas Tech has perhaps the deepest and best team in the Big 12.
And to fill your appetite for Texas Tech baseball, BaseballAmerica has their Big 12 preview, that crew is picking Texas Tech win the Big 12, followed by Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Baylor, Kansas State, Kansas, and then West Virginia. A ton of fun stuff to read here, including top draft prospects for 2020 and 2021, top newcomers (includes catcher Nate Rombach for Texas Tech), best tools (i.e. best hitter, athlete, fastest runner, etc.). Here’s part of what BA had to say about the Red Raiders:
Offensively, unless one emerges as the season goes on, the lack of a power bat at the level of Jung or Warren could limit the ceiling of the Tech lineup, but the depth is impressive. Including senior second baseman Brian Klein (.315/.406/.440) and junior center fielder Dylan Neuse (.298/.408/.494), nine players who saw significant playing time last year are either penciled into starting spots or are battling for time heading into the spring. On the mound, Tech will once again run out a staff featuring big-time arm after big-time arm. Righthander Micah Dallas (7-2, 4.03) returns to lead the rotation after showing outstanding poise as a freshman last season. Hard-throwing righthander John McMillon (4-3, 3.40), who elected to come back for his senior season rather than begin his pro career, will be a key piece behind Dallas in the rotation, as will righthander Bryce Bonnin (7-1, 4.08), who will look to take a step forward after an up-and-down 2019. Even if it takes some shuffling along the way, Texas Tech always finds the right combination on the mound by season’s end, and it seems a safe assumption that they will do so again.