Baseball America has made its 2012 projections and Navy hasn't sailed under the radar. The magazine has the Mids topping the Patriot League and earning with it the conference's only NCAA tournament bid.
Senior outfielder Alex Azor is projected as the Patriot's Player of the Year while junior Ben Nelson earned mention as one of the league's top hurlers. The Mids open this Friday at North Carolina A&T.
If Baseball America has it right the order of finish for the league will be Navy, Army, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Lehigh and Lafayette.