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32 days till FSU baseball: Logan Lacey provides stability all over diamond

Tallahassee native will enter 2021 with five-game hitting streak.

@FSUbaseball twitter/Haylee Blitch

Florida State baseball was a poor defensive baseball team in 2020. That was until they found the defensive stability of JUCO-transfer Logan Lacey. Lacey saw his first start in FSU’s 12th game and his first start at third base against UF right before the end of the season. His two starts at third base, were Florida State’s only two error-free games of the season.

Lacey didn’t just provide stability in the field, but he also extended Florida State’s lineup. When he started, he hit at a high rate. In five of six starts, Lacey had a hit. He ended the season on a five game hitting streak, as he hit .379 on the season. He also was finding his power stroke. Five of his 11 hits went for extra bases as he posted a .621 slugging percentage.

He has a short, quick swing at the plate and is an aggressive hitter. He attacks fastballs early and often in counts. He often makes hard contact and loves hitting to the pull side of the field.

Lacey has shown that he can be a plus defender all over the field for the Seminoles. He started four games in the outfield and played it at a high level, before doing the same at third base. The former pitcher, who’s been up to 95+ on the mound, has one of the biggest arms on the roster. He stays low to the ground at third base and has quick lateral movement.

Lacey may not be an everyday starter, but he’ll make an impact on an everyday basis. He’s deep in the competition to start at third base for the Seminoles. He can also play second or the outfield. His aggressive bat will be hard to keep out of the lineup, especially against left-handed pitchers. He could fill a handful of roles: an everyday starter, a platoon specialist, a late-inning defensive sub, super utility man, etc. The Tallahassee native will be a key part of the 2021 FSU baseball team.