Preseason Top 25 Preview: No. 14 Alonso



By 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 Jordan Butler

Team: Alonso
Preseason Rank: 14
2016 Record: 24-7
FHSAA Class: 9A
Head CoachLandy Faedo
Playoff Run: Lost in Sate Semi-Final
Returning Starters: 6


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Jordan Butler, LHP/OF, 2017 (Florida)
Jose Ciccarello, SS, 2017 (Florida)
Jared DeSantolo, 2B, 2017
Ryan Drumheller, 3B, 2018
Franco Aleman, RHP, 2018

X-FACTOR
Jordan Butler. One of the most talented two-way players in the country, Butler will look to repeat an impressive junior campaign. In 2016, Butler batted .394 with 3 home runs and 27 RBIs while going 10-1 on the mound with 93 strikeouts and a 0.67 ERA.

KEY PLAYERS LOST
OF Ryan Mejia (FSU)

OUTLOOK
The Ravens will look to improve on a run to the state semi-final game in 2016 with another deep run in 2017.  Alonso returns six players, including their best offensive threat and best pitcher in Jordan Butler. Bolstering the offense is fellow Florida recruit  Jose Ciccarello who batted .312 with 17 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. A talented roster with experience will have a chance to make another run at the state title.  

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