Preseason Power25 Countdown: #9 Jesuit

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:

Team: Jesuit
Preseason Rank: 9
2017 Record: 25-7
FHSAA Class: 6A
Head Coach: Miguel Menendez  
Playoff Run: Lost in State Final
Returning Starters: 8

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
McGuire Weaver, SS, 2018 (Florida State)
Joel Brewer, OF, 2018 (South Carolina)
Jack Anderson, RHP, 2018 (Florida State)
Everett Lee, RHP, 2018 (Wesleyan U)
Javi Baldor, LHP/OF, 2018
Bennett Lee, C, 2020

Jack Anderson.  
Anderson has been an ace for the Tiger’s each of the last two seasons, allowing only 13 earned runs in the last two years. He has always show a feel for pitching, but the stuff has made another jump and could dominate his way to the state title game again this season.

RHP Jeff Hakanson (UCF)
RHP Price Sartor (Cornell)
RHP Drew Martin (Eckerd College)
OF Duncan Hunter (Jacksonville)

The Jesuit Tigers continue to reload talent, despite losing a group a very talented players from their State Final run in 2017. Leading the way in 2018 is Florida State recruit Jack Anderson. Anderson went 7-3 with a 0.79 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 70.2 innings. The stuff had made a jump this summer and fall and will have a  chance to dominate the competition this spring. Offensively, the Tigers are led by a pair of Power Five committed players in McGuire Weaver and Joel Brewer. Weaver led the team in 2017 with a .400 average and had 2 home runs with 21 RBIs and was followed closely by Brewer who hit .392 with a home run and 17 RBIs. The experience and high end talent, paired with young talent brings Jesuit in at No 9 in the Preseason Power25.

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