2016 Massachusetts Spring Team Preview: Franklin HS

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By Dylan Hefflinger, Dennis Healy, Trevor Brown and PBR Staff
Editor in Chief / Co-Director of Scouting

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR New England is eagerly anticipating bringing the New England states the best high school coverage throughout the region.

Starting February 1st, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

If you are a coach and haven't filled out your 2016 Team Preview, click here.

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2016 Massachusetts Spring Team Preview: Franklin HS

Team Name: Franklin HS
Head Coach: Zach Brown
Division: 1 - South - Hockomock Conference
2015 Record: 16-8
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/2

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Defense up the middle
  • Returning some key offensive players
  • Leadership

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Pitching Depth
  • Scoring Runs

Nick SantucciTop Returning Players:

  • Nick Santucci (pictured right), SS/RHP, 2016 (Rollings College commit)
  • Alex Bissanti, MIF, 2016 (Fitchburg State commit)
  • Mike Skaza, RHP/OF, 2016

Top 2017 Players:

Jake NovielloTop 2018 Players:

Notable Alumni:

  • Billy McInnis, Univ. of Maine/Boston Red Sox
  • Mike Dorrington, Harvard Univ.
  • Mark Melanson, Cinc. Reds
  • Ryan Jette, Univ. of Mass-Amherst
  • Andrew Leenhouts, Northeastern Univ./San. Fran. Giants
  • Mike Giardino, Brandeis Univ.
  • Sam Pasquantonio, New Mexico/LA Dodgers
  • Tony Carlucci, URI/Pitt. Pirates
  • David Carlucci, Westfield State/LA Dodgers
  • Pat Mason, Northeastern Univ./Current Head Coach Virginia Tech