2014 Team Snapshot: Manhattan 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: Manhattan
Nickname: Indians
Class: 6A
League: Centennial
Head Coach: Don Hess
Years as Head Coach at School: 16
2013 Overall Record: 17-6
2013 League Record: 13-5
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season Finish: First round, state championship
Returning starters: 6
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP PLAYERS

Jake Biller, IF, Class of 2014 – Fort Scott CC commit, 2nd Team All-State
Henry de Noble, RHP, Class of 2014 – Iowa Western CC commit, 1st Team All-State
Bret Fehr, OF, Class of 2014 – Wichita State signee, 2nd Team All-State
Kellen Myers, OF, Class of 2014 – Butler County CC commit
Jesse Steinbring, RHP, Class of 2014

OUTLOOK

Coach Hess’ Indians look to have one of the top teams in 6A this spring.  They feature six returning starting position players, most with significant playing time logged in their careers to date.  On the mound they are lead by 1st Team All-State Pitcher senior RHP Henry de Noble, emerging junior RHP Jesse Steinbring and RHP/IF Jacob Biller.  The Indians outfield is very athletic with Wichita State signee Bret Fehr, one of the fastest players in the state, as well as Kellen Myers, a plus defender.  Manhattan has three of the Top 35 players in the 2014 class in the Prep Baseball Report Kansas Player Rankings in de Nobile, Fehr and Biller – along with highly regarded class of 2015 prospect Steinbring.

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