In the 2013 College World Series, several bats boast the ability to blast their team to a national title.
While baseball is a team sport, one swing from one player could be the difference in an entire game. Here are the position players most likely to be the difference.
5. Dustin DeMuth
Not many hitters in college baseball find contact more efficiently than DeMuth. The Indiana infielder boasts a batting average of .389 this season, the 15th best mark in college baseball. The Minnesota Twins drafted him in the eighth round earlier this month.
4. Colin Moran
The Miami Marlins selected the North Carolina Tar Heels third baseman with the sixth overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft. His batting was a major reason why. He hit 13 home runs this season, tied for 24th in college baseball, and 87 RBIs while hitting .345.
3. Kyle Schwarber
Another special Indiana hitter, this catcher hit 18 home runs so far this year, tying him for third in the nation. Schwarber isn’t just a slugger either—his batting average is .376. He’s sure to be one of the most highly touted prospects in the 2014 MLB Draft.
2. Alex Bregman
Through June 11, only one player in the country had recorded more hits in 2013 than Bregman. The LSU shortstop with 104 visits to first base and beyond hit for an average of .380. He was a first-round prospect before breaking his finger as a senior in high school, according to Steve Megargee and David Brandt of the Associated Press.
1. Hunter Renfroe
The San Diego Padres selected the Mississippi State outfielder with the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft. Renfroe is a phenomenal athlete, but he knows how to get on base to use his speed as well. He hit 15 home runs this season, tied for 14th in the nation, and 61 RBIs while recording a batting average of .362.
David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and a news editor at Wade-O Radio.