2022 Power25 Countdown: No. 13 American Heritage (Plantation)

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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:

            LHP Brandon Barriera

Team: American Heritage (Plantation)
Preseason Rank: 
2021 Record: 
Playoff Run: Regional Semifinals
FHSAA Class: 
Head Coach: 
Mike Macey

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Brandon Barriera, LHP, 2022 (Vanderbilt)
Evan Dobias, RHP, 2022 (Virginia)
Erik Blair, LHP/OF, 2022 (Florida)
Brandon Gonsalves, RHP, 2022 (UCF)
Ray Bermudez, OF, 2022 (Miami)
Nico Ferraro, OF 2022
Spencer Butt, SS, 2023 (Florida State)
Mateo Serna, C, 2023


Erik Blair - Blair is a new addition to the Patriots' roster coming over via transfer. The Florida commit will be a big factor on the team as a two way.


American Heritage's pitching gets the attention with four D1 starters, with Barriera at the top. A potential first round draft pick is complimented by Blair, another lefty in the rotation. With Gonsalves and Dobias now seniors they should be in for very good years with Butt closing out games on the back end. The offense is led by two seniors in Rey Bermudez and Nico Ferraro with Mateo Serna expected to hit somewhere in the middle of the line up. They will have to carry the load until the younger guys gain experience at the Varsity level. There is young talent with Rafael Furcal Jr, and Lucas Ramirez, both sons of former big leaguers that expect to contribute immediately. Pitching will have to keep them in games until the offense gets going to win.