Power25 Countdown: No 17 Sarasota


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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:


                C Tanner Darley

Team: Sarasota
Preseason Rank: 
17
2019 Record: 
20-9
FHSAA Class:
8A
Head Coach: 
Clyde Metcalf
Playoff Run: 
Regional Quarterfinals


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Satchell Norman, C/RHP, 2021 (Florida State)
Conner Whittaker, RHP/SS, 2021 (Florida State)
Jaxson Crump, RHP, 2021
Jason Scott, UTIL, 2020
Evan Gibbs, 1B, 2020
Tanner Darley, C, 2022

X-FACTOR

Satchell Norman and Conner Whittaker - The two Florida State commits come into their junior season as the top two pitchers on Sarasota’s staff. The Sailors will rely on Norman and Whittaker heavily in 2019 to help lead the team into deep playoff success.

KEY PLAYERS LOST
Jack Duffy, 1B/OF, 2019 (UCF)
Michael Dorso, OF/LHP, 2019 (SCF)
David Barrett, 2B, 2019 (SCF)
Owen Ayers, C/OF, 2019 (SCF)
Harrison Long, SS, 2019 (Jacksonville)

OUTLOOK
The Sarasota Sailors come into the 2020 season after losing a handful of talented seniors from a squad that went 20-9 last season in Jack Duffy (UCF), Michael Dorso (SCF), David Barrett (SCF), Owen Ayers (SCF), and Harrison Long (Jacksonville). However, they return several talented players from the sophomore-senior classes that will have a big impact on the team in 2020. Leading the way are two Florida State commits, Satchell Norman and Conner Whittaker. The tandem will be a crucial part to this team’s success both on the mound and at the plate in 2020. Rounding out their rotation is junior RHP Jaxson Crump. Offensively for Sarasota, they return seniors Jason Scott and Evan Gibbs, who will be asked to be the veteran leaders on a young squad. One of the more intriguing players on this team is sophomore Tanner Darley. He is one of the youngest players on the team and should make a big impact as the season goes. This Sarasota Sailors team will be a fun team to watch and we expect to see them have some playoff success in 2020. Make sure to follow @pbrflorida on Twitter for the most up-to-date coverage throughout the season.

 

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