Miami baseball projected as No. 2 national seed; MLB Draft prospect rankings

Entering the final weekend of the regular season, the Hurricanes remained among the very best in college baseball.

UM coach Jim Morris (YouTube)

UM coach Jim Morris (YouTube)

Fourth-ranked Miami (41-9, 19-6 ACC) was projected as the No. 2 national seed by Baseball America, the day after an 8-3 rout of Florida Gulf Coast secured its highest number of home wins (32-6) since 2004.

The Hurricanes, who visit 14th-ranked Florida State on Thursday, sit behind only Florida in BA‘s national seed projection.

The website has Miami hosting Creighton, Alabama and Florida A&M in a Coral Gables regional.

The other projected national seeds are No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Texas Teach, No. 5 Louisville, No. 6 Mississippi State, No. 7 South Carolina and No. 8 Virginia.

FSU is a projected regional host and one of 10 ACC teams projected to make the field of 64, more than any other conference.

The ACC tournament begins May 24-29 in Durham, N.C. NCAA selections are made at noon Monday, May 30 (ESPNU).

Elsewhere, Hurricanes catcher Zach Collins is among several Hurricanes ranked among BA‘s top MLB Draft prospects. Collins (.379, 10 homers, 48 RBI) is No. 16 on the list (and No. 20 on’s list).

Other players ranked in BA’s draft database: outfielder Willie Abreu (No. 193), closer Bryan Garcia (No. 197) and four commits: right-hander Jesus Luzardo (No. 49), infielder Luis Curbelo (No. 98), catcher Mike Amditis (No. 186) and infielder Colton Welker (No. 195).

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