FSU baseball: 3 major questions heading into 2024 season

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Offense

The offense is where I think we could see the most improvement. FSU had a ton of young guys last year. Their most productive hitters were sophomores and freshmen, and those guys have another year under their belts. I expect James Tibbs, Jaime Ferrer, Cam Smith, Alex Lodise, Drew Faurot, and Daniel Cantu to hit double-digit home runs. FSU only had two batters to hit over 10 home runs last year. FSU saw a decrease in strikeouts last year and an increase in batting average, which was a welcome sight.

However, their on-base percentage took a dip, which means the need to develop better plate discipline. FSU batters found themselves not taking advantage of hitter counts far too often and playing defense with two strikes because they swung at pitches out of the strike zone. I'd also like to see them put more pressure on teams on the base paths, though that's an area they struggled in, running themselves out of innings with poor decisions. They only had 43 stolen base attempts, stealing 31 bases. They have to find a way to generate more than 316 runs. For comparison, Wake Forest was No. 1 in the ACC last year with 591 runs scored, and Virginia was No. 2 with 579 runs scored.