2016 Team Preview: Mill Valley Jaguars



Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director


As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2016  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Mill Valley HS
Nickname: Jaguars
Class: Class 5A
Conference: Kaw Valley
Head Coach: Jeff Strickland
Years as head coach at school: 10th year
Twitter Handle: @MBJagsBaseball
Team Website: www.millvalleyjaguarbaseball.com
2015 Overall Record:  17-­4
2015 Conference Finish: 13-­1 (First Place)
2015 Post­Season Finish: Lost in Regional Championship

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6

PLAYERS WITH 2015 POST SEASON HONORS
Brady Garrison, 3B/C, 2017, 2nd Team Kaw Valley League

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tyler Grauer, LHP, 2016 (Indiana State)
Baylen Kelley
, INF, 2016
Lucas Krull, LHP, 2016 (Arkansas)
Jack Nielsen, RHP, 2016 (William Jewell)
Tanner Reed, INF, 2016
Luke Sosaya, OF, 2017
Brenden Shutt, RHP/2B, 2016 (Missouri S&T)
Grant Warford, 3B, 2016

Season Outlook
The Mill Valley Jaguars could be considered to have one of the top pitching staffs in the state.  They return two big armed left-handed pitchers in Indiana State commit, Tyler Grauer and Arkansas commit, Lucas Krull.  Krull stands 6-foot-7 220-pounds and has a fastball in the low 90's, while Grauer is a 6-foot-5 220-pounder that features a fastball in the upper 80's.  The Jaguars will also have two 2016 right-handed pitchers committed to play college baseball in Missouri S&T commit Brenden Shutt and William Jewell Commit, Jack Nielsen.  Junior C Brady Garrison will behind the plate this season after earning All-Conference honors at 3B a season ago.  He is emerging as one of the state's to catchers.  The Jags will have seniors all over the infield that will provide leadership and experience in Grant Warford, Tanner Reed, and Baylen Kelley.  Junior OF Luke Sosaya will play a big role in the teams success this spring and add a power bat to the line up.  The Jaguars will be a tough opponent for any team in Kansas this spring and will make a run at the state championship in Class 5A.

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