Preseason Power25 Countdown: No 16 Jesuit High School


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:


                   C Bennett Lee


Team: Jesuit

Preseason Rank: 16
2018 Record: 19-10
FHSAA Class: 6A
Head Coach: Miguel Menendez
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Semi-final
Returning Starters: 10


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Brandon Incardona, MIF, 2019 (Canisius)
Camden Minacci, RHP, 2020 (Wake Forest)
Josh Mallitz, RHP, 2020 (Ole Miss)
Justin Clark, RHP, 2020 (West Virginia)
Jonathan Shoop, OF, 2020
Alex Bryant, RHP, 2020
Turner Thompson, RHP, 2020
Bennett Lee, C, 2020

X-FACTOR
Pitching staff. A trio of Division 1 juniors will look to lead the way for the Tigers on the mound.

KEY PLAYERS LOST
Jack Anderson
Joel Brewer
McGuire Weaver

OUTLOOK
The Tigers return three juniors who logged over 50 at-bats as well as three juniors who all logged over 15 innings and will all look to make an impact in 2019. Bennett Lee will look to bolster the offense after hitting .333 with 14 RBIs and 2 home runs in 2018. Henry Politz also batted .326 and Jonathan Shoop batted .319 in 2018. The strength of Jesuit will be in their pitching staff. They will be young, led by a trio of Division 1 juniors, but they have depth as well with seven arms who have been 87 mph or better.  Camden Minacci and Alex Bryant both return with the most experience on the mound, after both loggin 20.1 innings in 2018. Both will look to have much more expanded, frontline roles in 2019. Both had nearly identical numbers and are only two of the talented and deep pitching staff that will look to carry Jesuit in 2019.

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