Prep Baseball Report

2014 Team Snapshot: Derby 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: Derby
Nickname: Panthers
 League: AVCTL
Head Coach: Todd Olmstead
Years as Head Coach at School: 2
2013 Overall Record: 10-13
2013 League Record: 4-8
2013 League Finish: 6th
2013 Post-Season Finish: 4th place at state tournament
Returning starters: 8
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Christian Cathey, SS, Class of 2014
Aaron Cheatham, 1B, Class of 2014 – All-AVCTL
Derek Newcome, RHP, Class of 2014
Garrett Rankin, RHP/3B, Class of 2014 – 1st Team All-AVCTL
Alexander Whiteman, C, Class of 2014
Nick Watson, LHP, Class of 2015
Travis Young, 2B/OF, Class of 2014

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

Justin Ash, RHP/3B, Class of 2016
Garrett Xanders, SS, Class of 2017


Derby enters the 2014 spring season with one of the more experienced clubs in the state as they return eight starters in their everyday line-up and four pitchers with significant innings off of last year's team that made a late season push advancing to the semi-finals of the 6A state tournament.  This list includes a deep senior class including two All-AVCTL performers in first baseman Aaron Cheatham and right-handed pitcher/third baseman Garrett Rankin.

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