2014 Team Snapshot: Blue Valley HS



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Blue Valley
Nickname: Tigers
Class:
6A
League:
Eastern Kansas League
Head Coach: Tony Scardino
Years as Head Coach at School: 2nd year
2013 Overall Record: 14-8
2013 League Record: 8-6
2013 Post-Season Run: 3rd at 6A state tournament
Returning starters: 5
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Ryan Brady, LHP/OF, Class of 2014
Ryan Cyr, RHP, Class of 2015 – 1st Team All-Eastern Kansas League
Caeden Harris, OF, Class of 2014 - Allen County CC commit
Brandon Lee, OF, Class of 2014 – West Point commit, 2nd Team 6A All-State, 1st Team All-Eastern Kansas League
Brock Mason, RHP/2B, Class of 2015
Chance Nelson, C/OF, Class of 2014
Tristan Perkins, OF, Class of 2014 - Scottsdale CC commit
Chase Robinson, 1B, Class of 2014 – Neosho County CC commit
Rayn Robinson, RHP/3B, Class of 2014 – Neosho County CC commit
Mitchell Rogers, SS, Class of 2014 – Johnson County CC commit, 1st Team All-Eastern Kansas League
Tanner Strickbine, LHP, Class of 2014 – Neosho County CC commit

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

Will Brennan, LHP/OF, Class of 2016
Tanner Fox, IF, Class of 2016
Kobe Gelles, C, Class of 2016

OUTLOOK:  

The Tigers have to replace four All-Eastern Kansas League performers off of last year’s team that made a run at the 6A state tournament but the cupboard is by no means bare as their program’s overall depth rivals any program in the state.  They return three 1st Team All-Eastern Kansas League players in junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Cyr, a strong-bodied, quick-armed prospect whom area major colleges are recruiting aggressively; senior outfielder Brandon Lee, a tremendous athlete who signed with West Point this fall and was named also 2nd Team 6A All-State last season; and senior shortstop Mitch Rogers whose actions and athleticism should allow him to stick at shortstop at the next level.  Their talents extends well beyond these three with reliable senior left-handed pitcher/outfielder Ryan Brady; senior catcher Chance Nelson whom many believe is one of the top uncommitted seniors in the state; senior first-baseman Chase Robinson; senior third-baseman/right-handed pitcher Rayn Robinson (Chase's twin);  physical senior outfielder Caeden Harris who possesses a good combination of speed and strength; and projectable left-handed pitcher Tanner Strickbine.  They also have a trio of talented sophomores in left-handed pitcher/outfielder Will Brennan, infielder Tanner Fox and catcher Kobe Gelles – all among the better class of 2016 players in Kansas.

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