2018 UIL Team Preview: J. Frank Dobie

PBR Texas Staff

The Texas high school season kicks off on February 19, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 26, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25.

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire.

Team: J. Frank Dobie
2017 Record:
Conference Finish: 4th
Conference: 22-6A
THSA Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Miguel A. Torres
Playoff Run: Lost in 1st Round
Returning Starters: 7
Returning Pitchers: 4


Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Zach Frias TX J. Frank Dobie 2018 3B  
Jeffry Mercado TX J. Frank Dobie 2019 SS  
Isaiah Vasquez TX J. Frank Dobie 2018 1B
Julian Flores TX J. Frank Dobie 2018 RHP  
David Amaya TX J. Frank Dobie 2019 OF  
Daniel Garza TX J. Frank Dobie 2020 RHP/2B  
Justin Blogg TX J. Frank Dobie 2020 C  


Coach Miguel A. Torres has a veteran team on his hands, returning starters at many key positions. This season will see First Team All-District 2B Jeffry Mercado move to SS, while staff ace RHP Daniel Garza will move into the 2B role when he is not on the mound. Mercado is ranked 134 in the Texas 2019 Class, and the junior shortstop has fast-twitch actions in the middle of the field. 3B Zach Frias, a Frist Team All-District selection, will provide key leadership for this young group. This young core has plenty of experience under their belts to compete right away.

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