USA TODAY High School Sports has revealed the 2018-19 Super 25 Preseason Baseball Rankings. As some states have already started, some will be getting started in the coming weeks.
Click through below for analysis and key players from each team:
1. IMG ACADEMY
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
2018 record: 18-7
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: Unranked
With eight returning players committed to college and five incomers all committed to Div. 1 programs, IMG Academy looks like the best team in the country entering the season.
The Ascenders have four top-10 players in the state, including three transfers in UNC commit Brennan Malone (No. 2 RHP in the country, per Perfect Game), Perfect Game All-American Classic Home Run Derby champion Rece Hinds, and No. 3 third-baseman Josh Rivera. Additionally, Kendall Williams returns to the program after hitting .350 and posting a 1.81 ERA last season. He’s Perfect Game’s No. 21 player in the country.
A star-studded roster adding important pieces? It’s looking sunny in Florida for IMG.