The Atlantic Sun is one of the more competitive mid-major conferences in college baseball. This year, there are a handful of hitters standing out above all else.
But which one is the best?
We need your help, so vote on one of the five nominees velow. Voting can only occur in the poll at the bottom of the page. The poll will close at 11:00 a.m. PST on March 23.
Charlie Carpenter, USC Upstate
Key Stats: .403 AVG / 1 HR / 20 RBI / .511 OBP
The second-leading hitter in the conference, Carpenter has been a big threat when the bat is in his hands. The 26th round draft pick by the Braves in 2017, Carpenter has not been the slugger of years past, but is driving in runs just as he has all through his Spartan career.
Kohl Gilmore, Florida Gulf Coast
Key Stats: .356 AVG / 7 HR / 23 RBI
A transfer from Indian River State, Gilmore has acclimated well to D1 Baseball with a conference best seven long balls. Last year, the Eagles only had one player hit more than seven over the fence, so the addition of the redshirt-sophomore has been a big shot in the arm for FGCU.
Blake Thomas, Lipscomb
Key Stats: .262 AVG / 8 RBI / 21 R / 10 SB
Thomas may not be the best overall hitter at the plate, but he is the best threat to steal a base or two every night as he leads the conference with 10. The senior middle infielder is already more than halfway to setting his single-season mark for stolen bases, with 16 a year ago.
Jacob Southern, Jacksonville
Key Stats: .244 AVG / 5 HR / 15 RBI
Southern has been the biggest supply of power to the Dolphins lineup to date, leading the team in home runs and RBI. What is equally fantastic about the sophomore is that he has an even 1:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, with 14 of each category in his first 18 contests.
Tanner Murphy, North Florida
Key Stats: .326 AVG / 3 HR / 16 RBI
Murphy has been a big riser in his sophomore campaign, already on the verge of topping his 2017 RBI output. The outfielder ranks in the Top 5 for homers, steals, and RBI.