2015 Team Preview: Chagrin Falls


By Dylan Hefflinger and JD Heilmann
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout and Ohio Scouting Director

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2015 Team Preview: CHAGRIN FALLS

School Name: Chagrin Falls
Coaches Name/Record: Michael Sweeney // 237-142
2014 Record: 17-8
Conference: Chagrin Valley Conference
Conference Record/Finish: 17-8
Division Level: II

Notable Post-Season Accomplishments:

  • 2001 - Regional Finals 
  • 2002- District Finals
  • 2013 - District Finals

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/5

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching 
  • Experience
  • Depth in the batting order

Weakness of Team:

  • Depth
  • Team speed

Key Losses from the Class of 2014:

  • Johnny Thombs - Mount Union
  • Brennan Morell - Washington University 
  • Joey Casarona 
  • Brennan Morell - Washington University

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Tyler Kennedy, RHP/1B, R/R -  Four year letter winner. MVP of the CVC last season. Will play next year but still uncommitted. Was the No. 1 pitcher and top hitter.
  • Bryant Kennedy, 3B/RHP, R/R - Four year letter winner. Outstanding 3B and look for him to have a break out offensive year. 
  • James Sferra, 1B/3B/RHP, R/R - Three year letter winner. Has been the clean up hitter for 3 years. Has been the most consistent hitter and should have a tremendous offensive year.
  • Drew Barker, RHP/2B/OF, R/R - No. 2 pitcher that really came on at the end of last year. Expect him to have an outstanding year both on the mound and at the plate.
  • Max Maistros, SS, R/R - Solid player with baseball smarts. Very patient at the plate and gets a lot of QAB. 

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Jacob Moore, IF/RHP/C
  • Andrew Kwasny, RHP

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Cole Newbauer, C/RHP/IF
  • Colin Kennedy, C/RHP/IF
  • Erik Wilson, OF/RHP/IF
  • Adam Bencko, IF/RHO

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