Preseason Power25 Countdown: No 24 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 Trey LaFleur

Team: Tate
Preseason Rank: 24
2018 Record: 21-7
FHSAA Class: 7A
Head Coach: Karl Jernigan  
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Semifinal
Returning Starters: 9


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Trey LaFleur, LHP/OF, 2019 (Ole Miss)
Mason Land, SS, 2019 (Mississippi State)
Hunter McLean, INF, 2019 (Meridian CC)
Darrien McDowell, LHP, 2020 (Alabama State)
Cole Fryman, RHP, 2020 (Samford)

X-FACTOR
Trey LaFleur. The 2017 Team Florida Future Games participant had a big year in 2018 for the Aggies. As a Junior, he batted .307 with 27 RBIs and 7 home runs while also going 8-1 with a save and 72 strikeouts in 49.2 innings. LaFluer will look to continue to make another big jump and could help lead his team on both the mound and at the plate.

KEY PLAYERS LOST
Reid Halfacre (Gulf Coast CC)
Jesse Sherrill (Gordon State)
Trent Jeffcoat (Tallahassee CC)

OUTLOOK
heading into 2019. Land is the leading returning hitter, batting .388 last spring, while LaFleur led the team in home runs with seven in 2018. LaFleur also led the team in wins with 8 while Cole Fryman also returns after winning 5 games his sophomore season. Hunter McLean also batted .388 as a junior and will look to bolster a talented lineup in 2019.

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