TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State 2018 recruiting class has been named the third-best in the country by Baseball America, the publication announced in a release Wednesday. Behind head coach Mike Martin and recruiting director Mike Martin, Jr., the Seminoles 20-man recruiting class is one of the largest in program history, featuring 15 freshmen and five junior college transfers.
Florida State had the highest-rated class in the Atlantic Coast Conference, ahead of No. 4 Louisville and No. 9 Clemson. The Seminoles also had the top recruiting class in the state, ahead of No. 5 Florida and No. 10 Miami.
Among the players ranked in Baseball America’s top 500 prospects are shortstop Nander de Sedas (28), outfielder Elijah Cabell (70), catcher Matheu Nelson (259), infielder Alec Sanchez (379), outfielder Robby Martin (390) and infielder Cade Hungate (395).
Along with de Sedas, Cabell and Martin, pitchers Jack Anderson and Cole Beverlin were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.
Florida State will begin fall practice October 1 and play four games during the fall: Garnet & Gold, Oct. 12; Ontario Blue Jays, Oct. 15; Jacksonville, Oct. 19; and Alabama, Oct. 26. All four games will take place on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.
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