Preseason Power25 Countdown: #11 Plant


Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

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:

Team: Plant
Preseason Rank: 11
2016 Record20-6
FHSAA Class: 8A
Head Coach: Dennis Braun  
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Semi-Final
Returning Starters: 6


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Connor Scott, LHP/OF, 2018 (Florida)
Brock Fagler, RHP/3B, 2018 (State College of Florida)
Chase Sanguinetti, 1B, 2018 (Florida State)

X-FACTOR

KEY PLAYERS LOST
3B John Shields (State College of Florida)
RHP Ethan Richards (Air Force)

OUTLOOK
The Panthers will look to replace a top offensive performer in John Shields and 5 wins from Ethan Richards for a Regional Semi-Final run in 2017. Plant will look to 2018 MLB Draft prospect Connor Scott to lead the way both on the mound and at the plate.  With true professional potential at both positions, Scott has the ability to be the ace and middle of the order bat for Plant in 2018. They will also look to another talented two-way player to make a big impact in Brock Fagler. Fagler was 5-2 with a save and a 1.11 ERA in 2017 while also batting .232. The offense also returns Florida State commit Chase Sanguinetti who batted .312 with 2 home runs and 18 RBIs. Plant also has a talented young group to go with the experience and brings them in at No 11 in the Preseason Power25.

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