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Best Hitters from 2019 in the Big Ten

We're continuing our look back at the most dangerous bats in college baseball in 2019. Next up is the Big Ten.

There were plenty of powerful bats throughout the Big Ten in 2019. Six of the top 10 hitters in the Big Ten by wOBA (weighted on base average) were taken in the 2019 MLB Draft. Three of those drafted will be returning to their schools in 2020. Ohio State's Dominic Canzone was the highest pick of the top 10 from the Big Ten (8th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks) and has the highest wOBA in the Big Ten. Canzone also was selected for the All-Big Ten first team.

Drafted in the 25th round by the Chicago Cubs, Zac Taylor (OF, Illinois) finished with the 2nd highest wOBA in the Big Ten. He led his team in triples (3) and home runs (10). His powerful bat helped earn him an All-Big Ten first team selection.

Jordan Nwogu from Michigan finished with the third highest wOBA value in the Big Ten while leading his team to Omaha and finish as the National Runner-Up. Nwogu led his team in triples with 4 and had the second highest walks (44) and hits (79).

Maryland first baseman, Maxwell Costes, was an All-Big Ten first team selection, All-Big Ten Freshman team selection, and the Big Ten Freshman of the year. He finished with the conference's 7th highest wOBA.


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