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: Prairie View
Head Coach: Mark Gonzales (26 years)
Classification: 5A
League: Front Range
2023 Record: 13-8

Top Seniors:
Wyatt Waterhouse, INF: .379 BA, 2 HR, 9 SBs, 1.052 OPS in ‘23
Javi Gaeta, OF
Brock Lopez, OF (Miles CC)
Tony DiRienzo, LHP (Marshalltown CC)
Aharon Teter, C

Top Juniors:
Fabian Gaeta, LHP/OF: 36.1 IP, 54 Ks, 8 BB, 0.96 ERA, .317 BA in ‘23
Jerry Stone, RHP/1B: .344 BA, 2 HR, .948 OPS, 43 IP, 57 Ks, 2.60 ERA in ‘23
Romani Perez, SS/RHP: .312 BA in ‘23
Gio Tarin, OF/RHP: .275 BA in ‘23
Noah Hernandez, INF


Prairie View comes into their second season in the 5A Front Range league after a successful run in 2023. This program is led by their strong ‘25 class, but they also have senior Wyatt Waterhouse and a few others that should be able to contribute this spring. The top of the rotation is led by Fabian Gaeta and Jerry Stone who are both quality prospect arms and can produce offensively as well. If all of the pieces start to fall in line for this squad, they could be a threat once again in 5A.