High School Team Preview: No. 23 Parkview Baptist




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will be posting high school team previews every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

Team: Parkview Baptist
Preseason Rank:
No. 23
2016 Record:
13-14
District:
6-3A
LHSAA Class:
3A
Head Coach:
Darron Mitchell
Playoff Run: 1st round
2016 Final Rank: NR
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers:
1

TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Daniel Cabrera, OF, 2017 (Louisiana State)
Logan Toups, IF, 2017 (LSU-Eunice)
William Nelson, C, 2017
Ross Powers, OF, 2017
Darius Jones, OF, 2017
Connor Joffrion, OF, 2018 (Louisiana-Lafayette)
Jared Kilcrease, IF, 2017
Nathan Boe, RHP, 2017
Terry Tolliver, OF, 2019
Beau Commardelle, RHP, 2019
Spencer Hopper, RHP, 2019
Gray Williams, LHP, 2020
Christopher Mistretta, C, 2018

X-FACTOR
Louisiana State recruit, OF Daniel Cabrera, moved to Baton Rouge over the summer and enrolled at Parkview Baptist. Cabrera has been a standout performer since his freshmen season at John Curtis, as well as, cementing himself as one of the premier left-handed hitters in the country. The addition of Cabrera to the Parkview lineup gives the Eagles a massive jolt of energy. As well, Cabrera will also add to the depth of the Eagle pitching staff with a fastball that sits 86-88 mph, touching 90 mph, and above average feel for a changeup.

OUTLOOK
Coach Darron Mitchell is one of the most well-respected coaches in not only, the Baton Rouge area, but also the state of Louisiana. Parkview Baptist has a track record of winning, and developing college players. The addition of Cabrera certainly raises the stock of this year’s club to legitimate contender status.

BOTTOM LINE
The Eagles are a talented group that returns five starters, including LSU- Eunice recruit, IF Logan Toups. The Eagles should will have depth to their lineup, with the ability to score runs. They will be counting on several newcomers to step up and take on expanded roles on the mound, but the addition of a premier two-way standout, like Cabrera, lightens that burden.

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