Preseason Power 25 Countdown: No. 4 Kempner


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage.

Team: Kempner
2017 Record:
22-6-2
Conference Finish: Co Champs
Conference: 20-6A
THSA Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Marc Jones
Playoff Run: Bi-District
Returning Starters: 8

TOP PLAYERS

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Simeon Woods-Richardson TX Kempner 2018 RHP/3B Texas
Alec Carr TX
Kempner
2018
SS Texas
Jared Veasey TX
Kempner
2018
C
Kendall Jones TX
Kempner
2018
3B  
Blake Ehlinger TX Kempner 2018 2B  
Richy Hernandez TX Kempner 2018 OF  
Noah Huerta TX Kempner 2018 LHP  Texas Tech
Andres Carrillo TX Kempner 2018 1B   

 
SEASON PREVIEW

Ft. Bend Kempner returns a senior heavy veteran club that won 22 games last year. Headlining the team is the No. 1 Ranked player in Texas, 2018 RHP/3B Simeon Woods-Richardson. A Texas commit, Woods-Richardson had a strong showing last summer at the Area Code Games, where his fastball topped out at 95 mph. At 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, he is a high end athlete that will hit in the middle of the order. Not to mention being ranked No. 28 in the PBR Draft 100, Woods-Richardson could be a high pick in the MLB Draft this June. The Cougars have more talent in 2018 SS Alec Carr, another Texas commit. Add in 2018 LHP Noah Huerta, a Texas Tech commit, and the Cougars will have a solid rotation once they get to district. With eight seniors returning to the lineup, Kempner should be able to score runs and defend on the infield. If they can find the right pieces in the bullpen to go with an already solid rotation, the Cougars should have a terrific season. 

POWER 25 RANKINGS

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