Prep Baseball Report

Preseason Power25 Countdown: #24 Alonso

Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

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:

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Team: Alonso
Preseason Rank24
2016 Record22-8
FHSAA Class: 9A
Head CoachLandy Faedo
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Final
Returning Starters: 5

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Franco Aleman, RHP, 2018 (Florida International)
Nick Gonzalez, SS, 2018 (South Florida)
Jorge Oleaga, RHP, 2018 (Alabama State)
Ryan Drumheller, UTL, 2018
Sam Drumheller, LHP, 2019
Andrew Lara, 2B, 2019|
Connor McNair, UTL, 2019

Franco Aleman. Aleman has become one of the top right handed pitchers in the state over the summer and the fall. He was the team's second leading pitcher in 2017 and looks to replace and fill some big shoes left by Jordan Butler.

LHP/OF Jordan Butler (Florida)
SS Jose Ciccarello (Florida)
INF Jared DeSantalo (Florida Atlantic)

The Ravens come into the 2018 season with high expectations after a Regional Final run in 2017.  They will have to replace some big losses, especially Jordan Butler, who was the team's leading hitter and pitcher in 2017.  Looking to step up on the mound are a pair of seniors who return from 2017. Franco Aleman has proved himself to be one of the top arms in the state after a strong summer and fall. Aleman was 5-2 in 2017 and a jump in his stuff has him primed to be a front end starter. Also returning is Jorge Oleaga, who went 3-1 for the Falcons in 2017. Alonso will also look to a few young arms to play bigger roles in 2018. Offensively, the Falcons will look to replace the production of  two of their top three hitters. They will will rely on senior Nick Gonzalez, who hit .356 with four doubles and a home run in 2017. A perennial power in Tampa, Alonso comes in at No 24 in the Preseason Power25.

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