2016 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team

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2016 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball
Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
2016 record 32–26 (15-15 SEC)
Head coach Mitch Gaspard (7th season)
Hitting coach Andy Phillips
Pitching coach Dax Norris
Home stadium Sewell–Thomas Stadium
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Eastern
No. 12 South Carolina  x‍‍‍y 20 9 0   .690     46 18 0   .719
No. 7 Florida  ‍‍‍y 19 10 0   .655     52 16 0   .765
No. 23 Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍y 18 12 0   .600     43 19 0   .694
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 15 15 0   .500     32 25 0   .561
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 11 19 0   .367     27 30 0   .474
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 9 21 0   .300     29 28 0   .509
Missouri  ‍‍‍ 9 21 0   .300     26 30 0   .464
Western
No. 10 Mississippi State x‍‍y 21 9 0   .700     44 18 1   .706
No. 9 Texas A&M  ‍‍y 20 10 0   .667     49 16 0   .754
No. 13 LSU  ‍‍‍y 19 11 0   .633     45 21 0   .682
Ole Miss  ‍‍‍y 18 12 0   .600     43 19 0   .694
Alabama  ‍‍‍ 15 15 0   .500     32 26 0   .552
Auburn  ‍‍‍ 8 22 0   .267     23 33 0   .411
Arkansas  ‍‍‍ 7 23 0   .233     26 29 0   .473
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team represents the University of Alabama in the 2016 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Crimson Tide plays their home games in Sewell–Thomas Stadium.

Personnel[edit]

Returning starters[edit]

Player Class Position
Will Haynie Sophomore C
Chandler Avant Sophomore INF
Cody Henry Sophomore INF
Chance Vincent Junior INF
Georgie Salem Junior CF
Geoffrey Bramblett Junior SP
Jake Walters Sophomore SP

Roster[edit]

2016 Alabama Crimson Tide roster
 

Pitchers

  • 15 Geoffrey Bramblett - Junior
  • 16 Jake Walters- Sophomore
  • 20 Brock Love - Freshman
  • 23 Ray Castillo - Senior
  • 26 Dylan Duarte - Freshman
  • 27 Zac Rogers - Sophomore
  • 28 Jake Hubbard - Senior
  • 29 Nick Eicholtz - Junior
  • 32 Matt Foster - Junior
  • 33 Kyle Cameron - Freshman
  • 35 Jon Keller - Senior
  • 36 Tyler McMurray- Sophomore
  • 39 Austin Coates - Freshman
  • 40 Thomas Burrows - Junior
  • 42 Tyler Adams - Sophomore
  • 44 Davis Vainer - Freshman
  • 45 Will Foy - Freshman
  • 55 Mike Oczypok - Redshirt Junior
 

Catchers

  • 13 Tanner DeVinny - Junior
  • 24 Will Haynie - Junior
  • 38 Griffin Tolle - Freshman
  • 41 Taylor Poe - Junior

Infielders

  • 1 Cobie Vance - Freshman
  • 3 Daniel Cucjen - Senior
  • 5 Chandler Avant - Sophomore
  • 9 Cody Henry - Sophomore
  • 11 Connor Short - Sophomore
  • 12 Chance Vincent - Senior
  • 37 Zack Coker - Redshirt Freshman
 

Outfielders

  • 7 Chandler Taylor - Freshman
  • 14 Gene Wood - Freshman
  • 18 Keith Holcombe - Freshman
  • 19 Hunter Webb - Junior
  • 22 Georgie Salem - Senior
  • 25 Ryan Blanchard - Senior
  • 48 Connor Wright - Freshman

Utility

  • 6 Alex Webb - Freshman
  • 10 Sam Finnerty - Freshman
  • 21 Colton Freeman - Junior

Coaching staff[edit]

2016 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball coaching staff
  • Mitch Gaspard – Head Coach - 16 years at Alabama (7th as Head Coach)
  • Andy Phillips – Assistant Coach, Hitting Coach - 6th year
  • Dax Norris – Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, Recruiting Coordinator - 9th year
  • Nathan Kilcrease – Volunteer Coach - 2nd year
  • David Kindred – Director of Baseball Operations - 2nd year

Schedule and results[edit]

2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Alabama team member

† Indicates the game does not count toward the 2016 Southeastern Conference standings.
*Rankings are based on the team's current ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Chandler Taylor – SEC Freshman of the Week, March 21[1]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches'[2] NR NR* 25 RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR  
Baseball America[3] NR NR NR 23 NR 22 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Collegiate Baseball^[4] RV 30 22 24 NR 22 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
NCBWA[5] RV RV RV 30 RV 30 RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chandler Taylor Named SEC Baseball Freshman of the Week
  2. ^ "USA Today Coaches' Poll". Archived from the original on 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  3. ^ Baseball America Poll
  4. ^ Collegiate Baseball Poll
  5. ^ NCBWA Poll