Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Florida State Seminoles head baseball coach Mike Martin is still trying to figure out his starting lineup, as the team prepares for the 2013 season.
Florida State Seminoles head baseball coach Mike Martin has quite a few decisions to make over the course of the winter.
Martin's Seminoles will be returning just one starter in the infield, and proclaimed a "wide open" competition in the outfield. Martin still doesn't know who will be starting for him in the spring, but is encouraged by what he sees so far.
As the Seminoles entered their final week of fall, Martin said there have been plenty of good days and bad. Several positions are still up for grabs, and most of those battles will carry over through the winter. But there have been enough flashes - with enough individual players - that Martin remains encouraged about his team's prospects for next spring.
The Seminoles finished 2012 with a 50-17 record, and were the ACC's regular season champions. Florida State also finished the season ranked No. 4.
The Seminoles have finished in the top 10 each of the last six seasons.
Needless to say, expectations are always high with Florida State's baseball program. Martin, surely, is aware of this, and will certainly tinker with the lineup as the year progresses.
The Seminoles will open up the season on Feb. 3, when they play host to the Rhode Island Rams.