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2021 Preseason All-State Teams - Elite 25


Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2021 Preseason All-State Teams - Elite 25

Ohio is loaded with talent from all over the Buckeye state and that is most definitely evident within the the Elite 25 Team list. The Elite 25 Team is a combination of all divisions, with the best of the best included from all across the state.

The list is formed based on a multitude of factors, some weighted more than others. The factors include 2019 performance, improvement shown at summer/winter showcases, 2021 projection, coaches recommendations, strength of competition, team performance, etc.

We at PBR Ohio would like to congratulate all that made the list. As you can see, this is a comprehensive list that we put in numerous hours of work to complete. We hope you all enjoy the list and have outstanding spring campaigns. Just know that this preseason list has no barrings on the All-State Teams that will be released after the season, as that is all based on success on the field this season. Good luck to all the teams. Let's make 2021 the best year we can!

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Elite Preseason Players of the Year

Position Name Class High School
2019 Statistics
Player of the Year
Gavin Bruni 2021
Alliance
48 IP, 0.17 ERA, 87 K | .553 AVG, 11 3B, 33 R
Position Player of the Year Logan Maxwell 2021
Lima Shawnee
39-105, .371 AVG, 7 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 32 R, 22 RBIs, 11 BB, 17 SB
Pitcher of the Year Gavin Bruni 2021
Alliance
48 IP, 0.17 ERA, 87 K | .553 AVG, 11 3B, 33 R

Elite 25 Preseason Team

Position Name Class High School
2019 Statistics
Catcher
Boston Smith 2021
Vandalia Butler 42-105, .400, 11 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 32 R, 24 RBIs, 17 SB
Catcher
Matthew Graveline 2022
Centerville

Catcher Payton Ebbing 2021 Cincinnati Country Day
35-78, .449 AVG, .562 OBP, 9 2B, 3 3B, 22 R, 37 RBIs, 8 SB
Infielder Kurtis Reid 2021
Hamilton
27-79, .342 AVG, .438 OBP, 3 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 25 R, 23 RBIs, 12 SB
Infielder Lauden Brooks 2021
Archbishop McNicholas
36-69, .522 AVG, .641 OBP, 6 2B, 1 3B, 24 R, 22 RBIs, 27 SB, 14 BB, 9 HBP
Infielder Tyler Pettorini 2021
Wooster
44-84, .524 AVG, 12 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 40 R, 36 RBIs, 21 SB, 18 BB
Infielder Max Johnson 2021 Mason  
Outfielder Logan Maxwell 2021 Lima Shawnee 39-105, .371 AVG, 7 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 32 R, 22 RBIs, 11 BB, 17 SB
Outfielder Ryan Gilbert 2021
Kenston

Outfielder Devin Taylor 2022
LaSalle
31-70, .443 AVG, 8 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 16 R, 30 RBIs
Pitcher Gavin Bruni 2021
Alliance 48 IP, 0.17 ERA, 87 K | .553 AVG, 11 3B, 33 R
Pitcher Brayden Lybarger 2021
Elida

Pitcher Jace Middleton 2021
Olentangy

Pitcher Ty Roder 2021
Anthony Wayne
Pitcher Drew Bachman 2021
Lakota East

Pitcher Brennan McCune 2021
Dover

Pitcher Jacob Miller 2022
Liberty Union

Pitcher Evan Whiteaker 2022 Lakota East  
Pitcher Landon Price 2022 Lincolnview 34.1 IP, 4-0, 1 SV, 1.22 ERA, 49 K
Utility Will Cook 2021
Miamisburg 31-67, .463 AVG, .539 OBP, 9 2B, 1 3B, 26 R, 22 RBIs
Utility Ben DeMell 2021
Gilmour Academy 74.2 IP, 11-1, 0.28 ERA, 105 K | 44-94, .477 AVG, 6 2B, 8 3B, 2 HR, 45 R, 40 RBIs, 20 BB
Utility Jacob Gehring 2021 South Range 55.2 IP, 8-0, 1.10 ERA, 100 K | .415 AVG, 23 R, 18 RBIs
Utility Andrew Patrick 2021
Hilliard Darby

Utility Matthew Wolfe 2022
Olentangy Orange

Utility Gabriel Nard 2022
Saint Ignatius

"September Call-Up's"  - The 35-Man Roster

Catcher Trey Pancake 2021
South Range
.380 AVG, 9 2B, 6 3B, 1 HR, 23 RBIs
Infielder Jake Armsey 2021
Walsh Jesuit
40-79, .506 AVG, 13 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 42 R, 30 RBIs, 24 BB
Infielder Lex Boedicker 2021
Lima Bath
30-64, .469 AVG, 12 2B, 3 3B, 27 R
Outfielder Johnathan Kulich 2021
Massillon Jackson

Outfielder Brady Shannon 2022
Youngstown Ursuline

Pitcher Ryan Starr 2021
Avon

Utility Josh Laisure 2022
Olentangy Orange
Utility Jaden Varner 2021
Waynedale
52.2 IP, 9-1, 1.40 ERA, 79 K | .402 AVG, 10 2B, 1 3B, 35 R, 10 RBIs, 18 SB, 11 BB
Utility Shawn Parnell 2022
Archbishop Hoban

Utility Luke Krouse 2022 Antwerp 42.1 IP, 6-0, 1 SV, 0.66 ERA, 56 K | .446 AVG, 14 2B, 2 HR, 19 R, 29 RBIs, 13 BB

A Look Back At What Would've Been The 2020 Season:

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To view the 2020 Virtual Ohio High School State Tournament/Preseason Team Rankings, click here.

A Look Back At The Last Decade:

To view the Ohio High School All-Decade Team 2010-2019, click here.

A Look Back At The 2019 Season:

To view the 2019 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2019 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2019 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

A Look Back At The 2018 Season:

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To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2018 All-State Teams, click below.

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A Look Back At The 2017 Season:

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To view the 2017 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2017 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

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