2014 Team Snapshot: Derby HS



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Derby
Nickname: Panthers
Class:
6A
 League: AVCTL
Head Coach: Todd Olmstead
Years as Head Coach at School: 2
2013 Overall Record: 10-13
2013 League Record: 4-8
2013 League Finish: 6th
2013 Post-Season Finish: 4th place at state tournament
Returning starters: 8
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Christian Cathey, SS, Class of 2014
Aaron Cheatham, 1B, Class of 2014 – All-AVCTL
Derek Newcome, RHP, Class of 2014
Garrett Rankin, RHP/3B, Class of 2014 – 1st Team All-AVCTL
Alexander Whiteman, C, Class of 2014
Nick Watson, LHP, Class of 2015
Travis Young, 2B/OF, Class of 2014

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

Justin Ash, RHP/3B, Class of 2016
Garrett Xanders, SS, Class of 2017

OUTLOOK:

Derby enters the 2014 spring season with one of the more experienced clubs in the state as they return eight starters in their everyday line-up and four pitchers with significant innings off of last year's team that made a late season push advancing to the semi-finals of the 6A state tournament.  This list includes a deep senior class including two All-AVCTL performers in first baseman Aaron Cheatham and right-handed pitcher/third baseman Garrett Rankin.

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