2016 Connecticut Spring Team Preview: Staples HS



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By Dylan Hefflinger, Dennis Healy, Trevor Brown and PBR Staff
Editor in Chief / Co-Director of Scouting

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR New England is eagerly anticipating bringing the New England states the best high school coverage throughout the region.

Starting February 1st, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

If you are a coach and haven't filled out your 2016 Team Preview, click here.

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2016 Connecticut Spring Team Preview: Staples HS

Team Name: Staples
Head Coach: Jack McFarland, 171-88
2015 Record: 22-6
Conference Record: FCIAC Division Champ
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/4

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Very good depth in pitching staff
  • Top of the line-up very dynamic

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Need to fill a few positions

Top Returning Players:

  • Ben Casparius, 6'2, 185 SS/P, JR. 385 BA, 8 HR, 7-0 1.85 ERA UNC commit
  • Nate Panzer, 6', 175, CF, SR. 390 BA, 5 HR, Maryland commit
  • Ryan Fitton, 6'5, 230, P, JR. 7-3, 1.65 ERA
  • Noah Yokoi, 5'10, 205, C, San Jacinto Commit

Top Underclassmen:

  • Chad Knight, 5'10, 185, P/3B- quick bat, strong arm, FB 84-85