2022 High School Preview: Chapman


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Chapman High School Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Chapman High School

MASCOT Panthers

CLASSIFICATION 3A          

REGION SC 3 - AAA                 

HEAD COACH Steven Fusaro       

TWITTER @CHSBaseball2312 @coachfusaro4          

HOME FIELD: 1420 Compton Bridge Rd. Inman, SC 29349

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Upper State - 1978, 79, 81, 2003

RETIRED MLB ALUMNI
MLB Umpire - Fieldin Culbreth
 

RETIRED PRO BASEBALL ALUMNI
Minor League - St Louis Cardinals - Kyle Deese

ACTIVE PRO BASEBALL ALUMNI
MLB Umpire - Fielden Culbreth - 1981

 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Steve Sanders Tournament - February 25 & 26

STARTERS RETURNING: 8          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 3           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Last year they started 5 sophomores and a freshman at times. This year those guys have a ton of varsity experience. They will be lead on the mound by Sr. Ricky Montalvo, Newberry Commit and at the plate by Walt Waddell. The Panthers return a great group of young men who have won 18 baseball games a year ago. They have their eyes set on contending at the highest level this year.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
I'm excited to see how far we have come in the offseason. Last year we were 6 games from winning a State Championship and the boys' focus has been on improving the areas needed to make up those 6 games. 

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH



Walt Waddell

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Chapman
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Carolina prowl
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Landon Solesbee

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
  • High School: Chapman
    State: SC
  • Height:
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw:


Johann Rodriguez

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Chapman
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes South Prime 23
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Jacob Cogdell

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Chapman
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes South Prime 2023
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Jarren Metcalf

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Chapman
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes South
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Ricky Montalvo - RHP / RF - 2022


Devin Roe - CF - 2023