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2018 College Baseball Preseason Top 25 Capsules: No. 6 North Carolina
The last few seasons have ended in postseason disappointment for North Carolina. The Tar Heels have consistently had Omaha-caliber talent--again the case this year--but haven't been to the College World Series since 2013. UNC's pitching depth should carry it again to regional play, but the Tar Heels will need to find the right buttons to push once they get there.
Audio: Coach Mike Fox Discusses 2018 Carolina Baseball
North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox discusses his life and 2018 Carolina Baseball on 97.9 The Hill’s Preseason Show aired Wednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Josh Hiatt, Gianluca Dalatri Each Named Preseason Third Team All-Americans by D1Baseball.com
D1Baseball.com released its preseason All-American rosters Tuesday, with a pair of Tar Heel pitchers selected to the Third Team. Redshirt sophomore closer Josh Hiatt and sophomore starter Gianluca Dalatri each earned the nod after breakout seasons in 2017 as college rookies. Dalatri posted a 3.34 ERA while striking out 85 batters across 97 innings last season.
Perfect Game Picks UNC Baseball to Win ACC Coastal Division
Perfect Game released its college conference previews on Monday, selecting UNC to repeat atop the ACC Coastal Division. In addition, three Tar Heel sophomores were placed on its preseason All-ACC team. Designated hitter Ashton McGee–last season’s ACC Freshman of the Year–joins starting pitcher Gianluca Dalatri and closer Josh Hiatt in receiving the honor.
Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta has turned Jack Winery into label of love
From the start of spring training in mid-February, through the dog days of summer, and into the cool nights of autumn, Rockies’ veteran catcher Chris Iannetta blocks pitches in the dirt, winces as foul tips sting his fingertips and works in a uniform soaked in sweat. But there is another man behind the mask. Iannetta is also a maker of fine wines.
UNC baseball: Single-game tickets and new premium seats on sale now
Single-game tickets are now available for the 2018 UNC Baseball season. The home schedule at Boshamer Stadium features ACC contests against Pitt, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels home opener will be on Tuesday, Feb. 20, against UNCW. New additions to Boshamer Stadium include three upgraded suite and private box options.
Colin Moran’s Power Surge May Be Long Lasting
The Pirates new third baseman Colin Moran leaves Houston as one of the biggest success stories of the Astros' belief in the power of the fly ball. A year ago, Moran seemed locked into a low-impact role: He was a slow-footed third baseman with an ability to hit for average but without the power needed from a corner infield spot. Moran's career high in home runs was 10.
UNC Baseball Checks in at No. 6 in D1Baseball Preseason Top 25
The latest round of preseason college baseball polls was released on Tuesday, with D1Baseball.com ranking UNC at No. 6 to start the 2018 season. Despite having three players taken in the first 36 picks of last summer’s MLB Draft, coach Mike Fox’s Tar Heels are expected to once again boast elite-level pitching with enough talented young hitters to get the job done.
What the Pittsburgh Pirates are getting in 3B Colin Moran
The Pittsburgh Pirates have consummated weeks of trade rumors, and yesterday traded Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros for a four-player package, including today’s subject in Colin Moran. Moran is a 25 year-old left handed hitting third baseman who can play at first base and left field as well. A first-round pick of the Miami Marlins in 2013, Moran made his MLB debut in 2016.
An Ode to Daniel Bard: The Now-Retired Hurler Who Threw One of the Nastiest Pitches Ever
The career of former Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard was full of promise but short on success. Two-plus seasons of exemplary relief work from 2009 through '11 that gave way to a rough few months spent as a starter in '12 followed by several years of bouncing from team to team in the minors. Injuries piled up along the way, his control vanished, and now his career is over.
Houston Astros Reportedly Trade Former UNC Star Colin Moran to Pittsburgh Pirates
Former UNC third baseman Colin Moran was traded from the Houston Astros to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday as part of a four-player package for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole–which could turn into more by the time the deal is finalized. Moran is the centerpiece of the trade from Houston’s side–as he finished last season ranked as the organization’s No. 5 prospect.
Report: Matt Harvey Signs One-Year, $5.6 Million Deal
The New York Mets and pitcher Matt Harvey have agreed on a one-year, $5.625 million deal. The oft-injured pitcher went 5–7 last season with a career-worst 6.70 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 19 starts. Harvey, 28, dealt with hamstring and shoulder injuries that landed him on the disabled list in 2017. In five MLB seasons, Harvey has a record of 34–35 with a 3.51 ERA.
Adam Warren agrees to one-year, $3.315 million deal with Yankees
Adam Warren agreed to a one-year, $3.315 million deal with the Yankees on Friday to avoid arbitration. This was his last year as an arbitration-eligible player, as Warren is set to hit the open market following the 2018 season. He was a vital cog in the Yankees' bullpen during the 2017 campaign, posting a 2.35 ERA and 0.87 WHIP with 54 strikeouts in 57.1 innings.
UNC Baseball Ranked No. 7 in Perfect Game’s Preseason Top 25
With college baseball season just over a month away, Perfect Game released its preseason top 25 on Wednesday. Coming off an outstanding 2017 regular season, UNC will begin the year at No. 7 in the polls. The Tar Heels went 49-14 a year ago before a pair of upset losses to Davidson sent them home early from the Chapel Hill Regional in the NCAA Tournament.
Tar Heel Trio Joins N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame
All-America pitcher Scott Bankhead, tennis star Laura Dupont and golfer Donna Andrews headline the 2018 class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. This year's 15-person class is the largest in several years. Other inductees include an Olympic Gold Medal speed-skater, a veteran major league umpire and one of the top administrators in the NBA.