2015 Team Preview: Bryan



By Dylan Hefflinger 
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Bryan

School Name: Bryan
Coaches Name/Record: Jeff Inselmann, 59-22
2014 Record: 21-9
Conference: NWOAL
Conference Record/Finish: 5-3, 3rd
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • Last year (2014): D2 Regional Runner-up. Lost 1-0 (10 innings) to Sandusky Perkins.

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Matt Wisler (San Diego Padres)
  • Chris Carpenter (Japan, Cubs/Red Sox)
  • Kolbrin Vitek (recently retired *Injury--Boston Red Sox)
  • Derek Hug (Heidelberg)
  • Jordan Bostater (Ohio Northern)
  • Blake Kuszmaul (Owens Community College)

Key Players Lost From 2014:

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/7

Strengths of Team:

  • Experience--9 seniors
  • Pitching Depth
  • Team Defense

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Middle of the order RBI guys

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Bailey Martin (RHP; 6'5/ 180 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right). Ranked 85th in 2015 class.
  • Derek Knisely (C; 6'1/ 190 lbs.; B-Left/ T-Right). Ranked 136th in 2015 class.
  • Nate Rau (SS; 5'9/ 160 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right). Ranked 170th in 2015 class.
  • Bryce Alabata (LHP; 6'2/ 185 lbs.; B-Left/ T-Left). Ranked 241st in 2015 class.
  • Paris Creek (RHP; 5'9/ 165 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right)

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Deylen Miley (INF/P; 6'2/ 170 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right). Ranked 33rd in 2016 class.
  • Tyler Roushia (OF; 5'9/ 165 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right)

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Luke Nye (RHP; 6'0/ 180 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right). Ranked 85th in 2017 class.
  • Sam Culler (LHP; 6'2/ 160 lbs.; B-Left/ T-Left)
  • Bleus Creek (Utility/P; 6'0/ 165 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right)

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Tanner "Chema" Sanchez (1B; 6'1/ 215 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right)
  • Ethan Langham (RHP; 5'10/ 190 lbs.; B-Right/ T-Right)

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