Prep Baseball Report

2021 Power25 Countdown: No. 7 John Carroll

PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

          OF Jay Allen

Team: John Carroll Catholic
Preseason Rank:
2020 Record: 
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Head Coach: 
Dave Parra

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Jay Allen, OF, 2021 (Florida)
Braden Calise, SS/RHP, 2021 (Louisville)
Marcos Gamboa, RHP, 2021 (Bethune-Cookman)
Chase Martin, OF, 2021 (Central College)
Gabe Morin, C, 2021
Carlos Vega, RHP, 2021
Grant Gilooly, INF, 2022
Matthew Correa, INF, 2023


Braden Calise - Two-way player that can do it all.  Talented player in field, hitting, and dominant on mound.

Team Strengths

Loaded, deep pitching staff. Lineup deep 1-9. Team speed.


John Carroll boasts one of the most impressive rosters in the state.  It's highlighted by seniors Jay Allen (Florida), Braden Calise (Louisville), and Marcos Gamboa (Bethune-Cookman).  However, this team returns 14 seniors that were ranked #1 in their district in 2020. This group has played together for years.  The pitching staff is led by Gamboa, Calise, and Carlos Vega who all possess upper 80s to low 90s fastballs. The lineup is deep with an impressive mix of power, bat to ball skill, and team speed. John Carroll will be one of the toughest teams in the state led by top Draft prospect Jay Allen.