Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting class

For the first time in Coastal Carolina baseball program history, the Chants’ recruiting class was ranked in the Top 25 of Baseball America’s recruiting class rankings. The 2018 class comes in at No. 25 nationally.

One of two programs to make their recruiting rankings debut since the top 25 began in 2000, Coastal Carolina is the lone Sun Belt Conference team to be ranked in Baseball America’s Top 25 this year.

Highlighted by signees Nick Lucky (14th round – Boston Red Sox), Garrett McDaniels (30th round – Miami Marlins) and Jacob Maton (38th round – Seattle Mariners) that were all drafted in July’s 2018 MLB Draft, the Chanticleers’ class is comprised up of 15 newcomers, including 12 freshmen and three junior college transfers.

Four-year transfers were not considered for BA’s rankings. For breakdowns on the Top 25 classes, visit www.baseballamerica.com.

2018 Top 25 Recruiting Class Rankings
1. Louisiana State
2. Vanderbilt
3. Florida State
4. Louisville
5. Florida
6. UCLA
7. Texas A&M
8. Texas
9. Clemson
10. Miami
11. Virginia
12. Mississippi State
13. Arizona
14. Southern California
15. Alabama
16. Cal State Fullerton
17. Auburn
18. Texas Tech
19. Florida International
20. Texas Christian
21. South Carolina
22. North Carolina
23. Kentucky
24. Illinois
25. Coastal Carolina

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