Associated Press photo by Eric Francis Vanderbilt second baseman Dansby Swanson handles a ground ball against Virginia in the College World Series.

Logan Shore, RHP, Florida: Shore has been as dominant as they come on the mound, tossing 19.1 scoreless innings in three starts. Opponents have hit .175 against him in nonconference play, and his 12 strikeouts to only four walks is stellar.

Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt: Fulmer’s 5-foot-11 frame may be deceptive, but his arm certainly isn’t. He has been electric for the Commodores, going 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his first three starts. Opponents have hit only .151 off the right-hander.

Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt: Alex Bregman isn’t the only premier shortstop in the SEC. Swanson has put up solid numbers heading into conference play, batting .380 with two home runs and 18 RBIs. He ranks first in the SEC in runs scored (20).

Grayson Long, RHP, TAMU: One reason for Texas A&M’s early dominance has been Long’s presence on the mound. The 6-5, 215-pound right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.38 ERA this season, and he shined at the Houston College Classic, tossing seven shutout innings against Houston.

Casey Hughston, RF, Alabama: Hughston has gotten a hit in exactly half of his at-bats. No, that isn’t a typo. Hughston has put up ridiculous numbers at the plate for Alabama, leading the SEC in batting average (.500) and RBIs (21). Oh, and he’s picked up two homers and 10 doubles so far.

Lawrence Barreca