Prep Baseball Report


Caleb Dameron
Prep Baseball Colorado Staff

The Colorado high school baseball season kicks off on March 7, opening day for regular season action under CHSAA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, counting down through the official Prep Baseball Colorado Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a preseason questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today:

High School: Chaparral
Head Coach: Alan DiGiosio (9 years)
Classification: 5A
League: Continental
2023 Record: 20-7-1

Top Seniors:
Cole Jenkins, SS (Air Force): .385 BA, 7 HR, 1.269 OPS, 16 SB in ‘23
Logan Steckel, RHP: 28.1 IP, 25 Ks, 3.21 ERA in ‘23
Jason Berglund, LHP (Midland): 19.1 IP, 25 Ks, 4.71 ERA in ‘23
Brady Booth, LHP (Chandler-Gilbert): 3.2 IP, 7 Ks in ‘23
Derek Ball, P/DH: .323 BA, .850 OPS, 21.1 IP, 16 Ks in ‘23

Top Juniors:
Cal Tiner, C: .273 BA, ,889 OPS in ‘23
Josh Sutrina, 1B/RHP
Logan Manuello, RHP/3B: .386 BA, .992 OPS, 11.2 IP, 10 Ks, 0.60 ERA in ‘23
Ryne Dodson, 2B: .333 BA, .922 OPS (5 PAs) in ‘23
Josh McWilliams, OF: .500 BA, 1.750 OPS (4 PAs) in ‘23

Impact Underclassmen:
Carson Munroe, RHP: 24.1 IP, 27 Ks, 2.88 ERA in ‘23
Tommy Humphrey, OF


Chaparral had a quality season in 2023, and could be another threat for the 5A state championship this spring. Senior Cole Jenkins is considered as one of the top all around hitters in the state and should be able to anchor down the Wolverines’ offensive assault. This program also has numerous pitchers returning with varsity experience, including sophomore Carson Munroe who already has his fastball up to ~90 mph. Chaparral should get production out of most of their roster this season, and they have some strong prospects to watch as well. 

Find more information on the 2024 Chaparral program below:

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