2021 Team Preview: Paetow Panthers


Ben Green

High School: Paetow Panthers

Classification: UIL Class 5A (District 19)

Head Coach: Chris Carrejo

Team Strengths: Pitching Depth & Experience

Team Weaknesses: Inconsistency

 
Top Returning Players

2021 LHP Cody Morse (Houston Signee)

2021 SS/RHP Ryan Porter (Cornell Commit)

2021 RHP/1B Jaylon Sullivan

2021 2B/P Alessandro Acevedo

2021 CF Chris Kalina

Names to Know (2021 Class)

2021 LHP Cody Morse (Houston Signee)

2021 SS/RHP Ryan Porter (Cornell Commit)

2021 RHP/1B Jaylon Sullivan

2021 2B/RHP Alessandro Acevedo

2021 CF Chris Kalina

2021 C Joe Torres

Names to Know (2022 Class)

2022 C/OF Isaiah Chacon

2022 1B/RHP Tyler Silves

2022 3B/RHP Daniel Oviedo-Barela

2022 RHP/3B Josh Prieto

2022 RF/RHP Kayin Tillman

Names to Know (2023 & 2024 Class)

2023 LF/RHP Ashton Sweet

Team Summary

Coach Chris Carrejo and his Paetow Panthers have a lot to look forward to in 2021 with nine returners, eight of which are pitchers. The Panthers will lean on this experience and pitching depth this season to get them into the playoffs. Leading the way on the mound this year is 2021 LHP Cody Morse (Houston Signee), 2022 RHP/3B Josh Prieto and 2021 RHP/1B Jaylon Sullivan. The lineup is led by 2021 2B/RHP Alessandro Acevedo, who serves as a catalyst in the top of the lineup (hit .425 in 2020). Joining Acevedo is 2022 3B/RHP Daniel Oviedo-Barela (2020 Team MVP), 2021 SS/RHP Ryan Porter (Cornell Commit), three year letterman 2021 CF Chris Kalina, and two year letterman 2022 RF/RHP Kayin Tillman. 2022 C/OF Isaiah Chacon will be competing for a starting position during his first season on Varsity. Coach Carrejo will need his Panthers to work toward a higher level of consistency this season, but with his overall team experience and pitching depth they are in a good position to compete in District 19-5A and make a run at the Playoffs. 


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