Preseason P25: Brophy College Prep


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

Players in Arizona have been eager to compete for their high school programs and it feels as we are getting close. The Arizona Interscholastic Association has announced that opening day of the 2021 season will commence on Monday, March 1st. Programs will allowed to begin practicing while holding tryouts in an official capacity before moving on to live competition. The PBR Arizona staff will start to begin its 2021 season coverage starting with our Preseason Power 25 rankings. Over the next two months and leading up to opening day, we will be highlighting some of the top programs in state in our team previews. PBR will also be publishing its state Power 25 rankings that will be updated every Monday once the season begins. Throughout the season, PBR will be pumping out coverage, highlighting individual players, games, rankings, scouting reports and nominating a player of the week. PBR looks forward to getting out there this spring to see some great baseball. 


Our Preseason Power 25 rankings coverage starts today.

Team: Brophy College Prep
Preseason Rank: 
10
2020 Record:
4-4
Conference: 6A Premier 
2019 Conference Finish: 3rd
AIA Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Josh Garcia
Returning Starters: 9
Returning Pitchers: 9

Outlook:

Brophy College Prep returns almost their entire team from 2020. Michael Diaz (Santa Clara) was the lone starter that was lost on the squad that was a competitive team in the P25 last season. The Broncos maturity should continue to keep them competitive all spring once again. Six seniors on the squad have been starters on varsity since their sophomore years with an additional four that should play key roles when the season begins. Look for guys like Augie Walters (Holy Cross) & Nolan Lopez (Santa Clara) to lead this team and provide leadership for some young talent in Zach Wadas (TCU), JD DeCremer (Oregon State) & Nuri Todd (Long Beach State). This team has depth on both sides of the ball to be a tough matchup for anyone. 

KEY PLAYERS LOST:

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Michael Diaz AZ Brophy College Prep 2020 OF Santa Clara

TOP PLAYERS:

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Masen Schechterle AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 3B Queens University
Nolan Lopez AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 LHP Santa Clara
Josiah Estrella AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 SS/RHP South Mountain CC
Augie Walters AZ  Brophy College Prep 2021  RHP/OF  Holly Cross
Anthony Runfola AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 C Haverford College
Luke Odden AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 MINF Wabash Valley
Jake Kingsbury AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 LHP  
John Clasen AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 3B/RHP  
Jack Bennan AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 RHP  

preseason MVP:

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Augie Walters AZ Brophy College Prep 2021 RHP/OF Holy Cross

Top Newcomers:

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Zach Wadas AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 LHP/1B TCU
JD DeCremer AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 RHP Oregon State
Nuri Todd AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 UT Long Beach State
Mason Schmidt AZ Brophy College Prep 2022 RHP  
Tyler Power AZ Brophy College Prep 2022 RHP  
Henry Chabot AZ Brophy College Prep 2022 C  

Underclassmen Watchlist:

NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
Lucas Franz AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 C  
JT Craig AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 OF/3B  
Jude Almarez AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 OF  
Crue France AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 C  
Matt Meladon AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 RHP/SS  
Jack Bucholz AZ Brophy College Prep 2023 1B  
Willie Cornejo-Farmer AZ Brophy College prep 2024 C  


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