2023 Tennessee baseball season preview: Kyle Booker

Opening day for Tennessee baseball is slated for Feb. 17.

The Vols will play in the 2023 MLB Desert Invitational in Arizona Feb. 17-19. The MLB Desert Invitational field will consist of Tennessee, Arizona, Fresno State, Grand CanyonMichigan State and San Diego.

Tennessee’s 2023 baseball schedule

The 2023 season will be Tennessee’s sixth under head coach Tony Vitello. Vitello has compiled a 191–77 (71–49 SEC) record as the Vols’ head coach.

Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular-season and tournament championships in 2022.

The Vols were a No. 1 overall national seed in the NCAA Tournament, winning the Knoxville regional and advancing to the Knoxville super regional.

Tennessee was ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll for 10 consecutive weeks (March 28-May 30) during the 2022 season.

Ahead of the 2023 season, Vols Wire previews the upcoming campaign. Below are statistics for outfielder Kyle Booker entering the 2023 season.

Games played

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  • 29 games played in 2022, including six starts


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  • .222 batting average, 45 at-bats, .356 slugging percentage in 2022

Offensive production

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  • 10 hits, three doubles, zero triples, one home run, 48 RBIs, 10 runs, seven walks, three hit by pitches, 12 strikeouts in 2022

On-base production

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  • .364 on-base percentage, one stolen base in 2022

Fielding statistics

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  • 12 putouts, three assists, zero errors and 1.000 fielding percentage in 2022

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire