Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Ranking the ultimate all-star lineups in NCAA baseball history

USC has twice as many CWS titles as the next-best schools (LSU and Texas), but it’s been nearly two decades since the Trojans were last seen in Omaha. Under the legendary Rod Dedeaux, the Trojans won six championships in seven years from 1968 to 1974. The Trojans have had 15 first-round picks, plus a slew of high picks back when the secondary phases of the draft existed. Two of the greatest pitchers of all time played for the Trojans, and the roster is so deep that Mark Prior, the No. 2 pick in 2001 and the highest-drafted Trojan, can’t crack the team….

The Trojans come close to Arizona State’s power—the starting nine hit 2,240 home runs—but they have Seaver and Johnson, two Hall of Famers who are at the top of any discussion of the greatest pitchers in major league history. With impressive pitching depth behind those two, USC inches past ASU’s Bonds-and-Reggie-led lineup for the most cumulative WAR among our 15-man rosters. Seaver and Johnson versus Bonds and Reggie? That would be fun to play out. (For the record: Bonds hit .306/.452/.551 against Johnson with three home runs in 62 PAs; Reggie was .226/.351/.581 off Seaver in 37 PAs, all late in their careers.)

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 02, 2019 at 08:20 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: college baseball

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
cardsfanboy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(6723 - 4:18pm, Sep 16)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogDOES DAVE STIEB DESERVE ANOTHER CHANCE AT THE HALL OF FAME?
(45 - 4:18pm, Sep 16)
Last: Booey

NewsblogHail and farewell to football games played on baseball dirt
(65 - 4:17pm, Sep 16)
Last: My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-16-2019
(13 - 4:16pm, Sep 16)
Last: salvomania

NewsblogTigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick
(6 - 4:15pm, Sep 16)
Last: ajnrules

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - A New Season is Upon Baldrick
(788 - 4:11pm, Sep 16)
Last: Dromedary pretzels, only half a dinar (CoB).

Gonfalon CubsApproaching the Finish Line
(19 - 4:09pm, Sep 16)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogCiti Field duel shows why the NL Cy Young is a two-horse race
(19 - 3:50pm, Sep 16)
Last: Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques

NewsblogMLB: “Regret” over replay miscommunication in White Sox loss
(30 - 3:44pm, Sep 16)
Last: Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques

NewsblogMike Trout will undergo season-ending foot surgery this week | LA Times
(21 - 3:35pm, Sep 16)
Last: Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (September 2019)
(160 - 3:23pm, Sep 16)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

NewsblogA’s rookie Jesús Luzardo earns save in another impressive outing - SFChronicle.com
(2 - 2:36pm, Sep 16)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogJustin Upton Done For Season | MLBT
(15 - 2:28pm, Sep 16)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogIchiro wins Seattle's heart again with moving speech ahead of walk-off win
(7 - 1:32pm, Sep 16)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogReport: Las Vegas also inquired about Arizona Diamondbacks
(13 - 1:06pm, Sep 16)
Last: Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa

Page rendered in 0.2583 seconds
46 querie(s) executed