Sophomore Eddy Martinez-Esteve, who led last year's team with a .371 batting average, has moved from third base to right field and was named a preseason second team All-American by Baseball America.
Florida State will have numerous alumni back for Saturday's opener and the re-dedication of Dick Howser Stadium. Included in that group are FSU's three Golden Spikes winners - Mike Fuentes, Mike Loynd and J.D. Drew.
RHP Hunter Jones, RHP Eddie Cannon and RHP Mark Sauls.
Virginia Military Institute
VMI returns 17 lettermen, including seven starters, from a 2003 team that finished 24-28 overall and 16-14 in the Southern Conference. The winning conference record was the first for the Keydets since 1969. Right-hander Duke Acors (6-5, 3.78 ERA) is the top returning pitcher and will start Saturday.
RHP Duke Acors, RHP J.J. Hollenbeck, RHP Jimmy Thoms.
Florida State leads the all-time series with VMI by a 9-0 margin, including a three-game sweep in St. Petersburg last season by scores of 12-4, 5-1 and 10-3.
Release supplied by FSU sports information department.