Preseason Power25 Countdown: No 23 Belen 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:


                     INF Dorian Gonzalez

Team: Belen Jesuit
Preseason Rank: 23
2018 Record: 16-10
FHSAA Class: 7A
Head Coach: Jerry Albert  
Playoff Run: Lost in District Semifinal
Returning Starters: 11


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Alejandro Torres, RHP, 2019 (FIU)
Armando Albert, SS, 2019 (Rutgers)
Joshua Salandy, OF, 2019 (SUNY-Albany)
Mario Fernandez, RHP, 2019 (FIU)
Dorian Gonzalez, INF, 2021 (Miami)
Lou DiGoti, 3B, 2021 (Florida)

X-FACTOR
Top of the order. The Wolverines return three of their top four hitters from 2017 and will lead the way at the top of the order. Seniors Albert and Salandy and sophomores Gonzalez and DiGoti will provide depth and talent for the offense.

KEY PLAYERS LOST
Humberto Torres (FIU)
Jon Barditch (Manhattan)
Andrew Hernandez (Penn)

OUTLOOK
The Wolverines return three of their top four hitters from 2017 and will lead the way at the top of the order. Seniors Albert and Salandy and sophomores Gonzalez and DiGoti will provide depth and talent for the offense. On the mound, FIU recruit Alejandro Torres will lead the way. After going 6-3 with 73 strikeouts in 2018, Torres will not only look to lead the way for Belen on the mound, but will be a 2019 MLB Draft follow.

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