2022 Power25 Countdown: No. 9 Berkeley Prep


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PBR Florida Staff

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:


            C Gunnett Carlson

Team: Berkeley Prep
Preseason Rank: 
9
2021 Record: 
24-5
Playoff Run: Regional Finals
FHSAA Class:
3A
Head Coach: 
Richie Warren

TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
JT Quinn, RHP, 2022 (Ole Miss)
Gunnett Carlson, C, 2022 (Florida State)
Owen McElfatrick, RHP/INF, 2022 (Northwestern)
Andrew Jergins, LHP, 2022 (Georgetown)
Anthony Castillo, 2B, 2022 (FSCJ)
Cade Kurland, SS, 2023 (Florida)
Troy Reader, C, 2023 (Notre Dame)
James Hankerson, 1B, 2023 (Wake Forest)

X-FACTOR

Cade Kurland - The Florida signee is the heart of the Bucs team. Sets the tone in the middle of the batting order and is an impact defender at shortstop.

OUTLOOK

Berkeley Prep is a talented team returning a number of D1 signed or committed players from last years regional finalist team. They have the pitching led by JT Quinn (Ole Miss) and Andrew Jergins (Georgetown) to make another deep run. The lineup is filled with tough outs all throughout with tons of home run potential with hitters like Cade Kurland, Gunnett Carlson, and James Hankerson. The Bucs have the talent and experience to make a run at states.

 

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