Preseason Power25 Countdown: #12 Tate High School


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:


                    LHP/OF Raymond Trey LaFleur

Team: Tate
Preseason Rank: 12
2016 Record24-5
FHSAA Class: 7A
Head Coach: Karl Jernigan 
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Final
Returning Starters: 6


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Raymond Trey LaFleur, LHP/OF, 2019 (Ole Miss)
Mason Land, SS, 2019 (Mississippi State)
Jesse Sherrill, INF, 2018
Reid Halfacre, OF/P, 2018

X-FACTOR

KEY PLAYERS LOST
1B/C Logan Blackmon (Pensacola State)
RHP Logan McGuffey

OUTLOOK

The Aggies return four of the top six hitters from the 2017 team that made a run to the Regional Finals. Led offensively in 2017 by Reid Halfacre who batted .344 with 11 doubles and 16 RBIs. Tate will look to a pair of juniors, both committed to Division 1 schools, to make a big jump and big impact offensively in Mason Land and Raymond LaFleur. Gabe Castro will look to lead the pitching staff after going 9-1 with 2 saves in 2017. The Aggies will again look to LaFleur to make a bigger impact after going 4-0 with a 0.77 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 27.1 innings in 2017. The young talent with returning experience brings Tate in at No 12 in the Preseason Power 25.


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