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On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Baseball America named their Top 100 prospects entering the 2016 Major League Draft, including two of Tennessee's juniors: third baseman Nick Senzel (No. 5) and right-handed pitcher Kyle Serrano (No. 42). 

To view the complete Top 100 Prospect List by Baseball America, click HERE.

This offseason, Senzel was named No. 14 on Major League Baseball's Top 50 Draft Prospects list, and was recently named a 2016 Preseason All-America selection by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Tabbed a 2015 Summer Collegiate All-American First Team player by Perfect Game earlier this year, Senzel hit .364 for the Cape Cod League's Brewster Whitecaps with a league-leading 33 RBI to earn a 2015 All-Star bid, Most Outstanding Pro Prospect and Cape Cod League Most Valuable Player honors. As a sophomore last season, he was also named a Preseason All-SEC player and hit .325 with a .399 on-base percentage in 50 starts for the Volunteers. He led UT in batting average, hits (65), doubles (12) and triples (5), while his 28 RBI and .399 OBP ranked second behind former All-SEC outfielder and Detroit Tigers first-round pick Christin Stewart.

Listed as the No. 42 prospect among BA's Top 100, Serrano led the Vols' pitching staff in 2015 with five wins, posting a 5-4 record with a 4.47 ERA over 22 appearances (eight starts). He recorded 47 strikeouts over his 54.1 innings pitched, the fourth-most innings worked on the squad. Serrano went 3-2 and tossed 36.2 innings in the 2015 regular summer season for the Orleans Firebirds. He recorded 38 strikeouts, walked eight batters and posted a 3.68 ERA. Serrano went on to throw 3.1 scoreless innings of work for the Firebirds in the Cape Cod League postseason, registering one save and seven strikeouts. Prior to attending Tennessee, Serrano was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 29th round (859th overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
On Friday, Feb. 13, #25 Tennessee Baseball officially began their 2015 season at Florida International, visiting the Conference USA opponent in Miami, Fla. for a three-game weekend series. Despite falling in the season opener to the Panthers, 4-3, the team showed good signs of what's ahead. The Vols executed everything from squeeze bunts, to high-and-runs, stolen bases and even demonstrated some power, as junior outfielder Christin Stewart began his 2015 campaign with an RBI-triple to right field in his first at-bat.

This offseason, the Vols have made their way into national media news once again, garnering a Top 25 Preseason ranking from as well as boasting two Preseason All-SEC player nominations in Stewart and sophomore infielder Nick Senzel. While the Southeastern Conference named both players to their preseason First and Second Team All-SEC lists, Stewart also received Preseason All-American bids from four additional media outlets (Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball News, Perfect Game, Baseball American and and was selected to the USA Baseball Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, sponsored by Major League Baseball.

Here's a look at the recent coverage of Tennessee Volunteer Baseball, including an in-depth feature on Stewart from the Knoxville News Sentinel:
- Knoxville News Sentinel (FEATURE): UT's Christin Stewart embarks on defining season
- (VIDEO): Reflections on SEC Baseball