Preseason Power25 Countdown: No 10 Providence


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:


                   INF Tyler Callihan


Team: Providence

Preseason Rank: 10
2018 Record: 24-6
FHSAA Class: 4A
Head Coach: Mac Mackiewitz
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Finals
Returning Starters: 10


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Tyler Callihan, 3B/RHP, 2019 (South Carolina)
Nathan Hickey, C/1B, 2019 (Florida)
Carson Beck, RHP, 2020 (Alabama)
Josh Gray, OF, 2019 (Tallahassee CC)

X-FACTOR
Tyler Callihan. Callihan is one of the rising draft prospects in 2019 offensively. He will make a major impact offensively, but also has shown the ability to dominate on the mound..

KEY PLAYERS LOST
Alec Sanchez

OUTLOOK
Led by Tyler Callihan and Nathan Hickey, the Stallions may have one of the best middle of the order in the state. The pair of left handers both hit for average and power and will be a force to be reckoned with in Jacksonville. Callihan will not only make an impact offensively, he has shown the ability to pitch, with a fastball up to 92 mph and a feel for a curveball. Josh Gray will help protect Callihan and Hickey in the order and will rely on both returners and talents youth to bolster the lineup. Beck may make a big impact if he decides to pitch for Providence. The right-hander has elite level stuff, but is also an Alabama recruit at quarterback.  Overall, Providence is talented with a trio of left-handed seniors in the middle of the order that will be tough to face throughout the year.

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