Prep Baseball Report

2024 Preseason Power 25: No. 24

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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. 

Coming in at the #24 spot is a perennial power out of the Richmond area. The Glen Allen Jaguars will have a lot to replace from 2023, but they have the positional talent and front end arm talent to make the case for a contender in Region 6A, as well as class 6 as a whole.

#24 Glen Allen     

The Jaguars, like Deep Run, make the move up to 6A. Region 5C is one of the toughest in all of VHSL, so this could benefit Glen Allen, specifically this season. Daniel Nienaber (UVA) has premium stuff and should be their go to arm. While they did graduate some talent from last year, they return some pivotal pieces to make another run. Joining Nienaber on the mound is Nathan Love (Hampden-Sydney), Chase Fultz  (Paul D. Camp), and a few potential underclassmen arms to watch, including Alex Awad. Awad could pull some two-way duty and has a chance to be a reliable inning eater on the mound. Offensively is where Glen Allen has a chance to separate itself from the pack. Jackson Toole (Longwood), Ben Pulliam, Will Hemp, and Colin Whidbee are returners that will be impact guys in the lineup. It will be tough to replace Andrew Harris (PHCC), Chris Johnson (Bryant & Stratton), and Cameron Slough (CNU), but they have the pieces to pick up where they left off. A big void was left with Slough’s graduation, as he was a multi-year starter behind the plate and brought talent as well as valued leadership. Levi Jones is a name to watch, as he has a chance to bring some talent behind the plate for the Jaguars this spring.

Daniel Nienaber

Class of 2026 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Glen Allen
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: USA Prime national 16u/Detroit Tigers scout team
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Jackson Toole

Class of 2025 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Glen Allen
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Virginia Seminoles - 17U Phillips
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 184.3lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R
Final Thoughts:
"Well coached and are usually pretty versatile on the offensive side. They may not be as dynamic offensively as they have been the past two seasons and that could be a hang up, but the way the game is managed on their end will keep them in games and allow them to compete with anyone. Their outfield is as good as anyone around and they have a veteran bat in the infield with Will Hemp than can provide some leadership for that group. With all that being said, if they are in games, they have some arm depth and talent around Nienaber that can help them deal with a pretty tough Colonial District schedule."
- Jason Burton (Virginia/DC Scouting Director)