2016 Spring Team Preview: Farmington Falcons



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By Dylan Hefflinger, Aaron Wilson and PBR Staff
Editor in Chief/Scout / Assistant Director of Scouting

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR Michigan is eagerly anticipating bringing the great state of Michigan the best high school coverage throughout the entire state.

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.

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2016 Spring Team Preview: Farmington Falcons

Team Name: Farmington Falcons
Head Coach: Pete Finn, 355-223
Division: I
2015 Record: 21-17
Conference Record: Oakland Activities Association, White Division, 8-7
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/3

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Pitching Depth
  • Balanced Lineup
  • Defense

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Speed
  • Experienced
  • Starting Pitching

Coach Outlook: "Last year's team featured 5 sophomores and 2 freshman. This will help our experience heading into this year. We will have 6-7 seniors with varying levels of ability. We should contend for our league title this year if we stay healthy."

Alex ManasaTop Returning Players:

  • Alex Manasa (pictured right), 2016, cf  3 year starter, Oakland university recruit
  • Dan Carty, 2016, SS, 4-year varsity player
  • Jordan Hoke, 2016, INF
  • Derek Strickland, 2016, RHP, starter in 2015
  • Lance Lovett, 2016, 1B, 6'4 225 lbs, powerful
  • Collin Finn, 2017, RHP, starting pitcher as a soph in 2015
  • Elliot Edsall, 2017, LHP, most appearances by any pitcher on our team in 2015
  • Scott Newhard, 2017, OF/RHP, starter in 2015
  • Artie Bentley, 2017, UTIL, played the most innings of any soph in 2015

Deven MahantiTop Underclassmen:


A Look Back At 2015 Preseason Articles:

To view the 2015 Team Previews, click here.
To view the 2015 Preseason All-State Teams, click here.
To view the 2015 Preseason State Rankings, click below.