Prep Baseball Report

2024 Preseason Power 25: No. 11

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For the next two weeks we will roll out our Preseason Power 25. Three staff members voted on their version of the thirty best teams in the Preseason Power 25, with a possibility of 90 total vote points for each team. We will release three teams per day for the first week and then move to two teams per day once we reach the Top 10 next week. Voting for preseason teams centers more around the depth of talent on that team, as well as where it stacks up within their region/area, as opposed to strictly predicting schedule outcomes. 

Generally, larger schools and classifications have a greater depth of player talent on roster. However, once the season begins and records begin to take shape, the Power 25 will be adjusted as needed. In addition to that, we will debut our Private School Top 10 around April 1st and Small School Top 10 around mid-April. 

Back to the DC area for the #11 spot. The Gonzaga Eagles look to reclaim their throne as DCSAA champions in 2024.

#11 Gonzaga      

Gonzaga's season ended at the hands of St. John's in the WCAC championship series. The Eagles return six positional starters and should see increased production from some of their top end guys. Bryant James (Duke), Joseph Zorc (Princeton), and Cash McDade (Baylor) are the household names for this year's team. Jackson Wilburn (Bentley) and speed outfielder Mason Green (Pomona-Pitzer) are steadying forces in this lineup that provide leadership and versatility. Bryson Moore graduated and is a huge loss for this Eagles club. Staff ace and his big time stuff will be missed, but Jack Feehery (Duke) should fill that role well. Watch for Tyler Majkowski to be an arm that could make an impact behind Feehery. One underclassman that could make a name for himself, this year or in the future, is sophomore Dylan Waits.

Final Thoughts:

"Bryant James, Cash McDade, Mason Green, Jackson WIlburn, and Joseph Zorc create a dynamic offense littered with athleticism and abilty to impact the game on the offensive side. Their DCSAA foe, St. Alban's has the arms, but the Eagles have the offense. Gonzaga will need to figure out who is going to fill the rest of the staff behind Duke commit, Jack Feehery. Feehery will carry the load as their front end arm, but they have a demanding schedule and will need to establish some quality depth behind the senior left hander."

- Jason Burton (Scouting Director Virginia/DC)