Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MIAA Baseball: 2018 Preseason All-State Team

Belmont ace Nate Espelin is looking to build off a strong 2017 campaign.
By SuiteSports Staff 

Suite Sports is ready to unveil its Preseason MIAA Baseball All-State Team as selected by our team of contributors and editors.

As the season unfolds, we will release our Midseason All-State Team, before releasing our 2018 All-State Team at season's end.

Pitching Staff (7)

RHP – Mike Vasil, Sr., BC High

Vasil is widely considered the top Major League Draft prospect in the region and is coming off a junior season where he went 9-0 with a 0.51 ERA over 69.1 innings.

LHP – Steve Hajjar, Sr., Central Catholic

The Raiders ace and Michigan commit heads into this season as one of the hardest throwers around. Hajjar is coming off a season in which he struck out 69 batters in 38.1 innings.

RHP – Sean Burke, Sr., St. John’s Shrewsbury

One season after helping to lead St John’s to a Super Eight title, Burke is back atop the Pioneers’ rotation.

LHP – Henry Weycker, Jr., Wellesley

The left-hander led Wellesley on a run to the Div. 1 state champion in 2017 pitching to the tune of a 1.93 ERA. Now, the Virginia Tech commit will try to help the Raiders achieve far bigger goals.

LHP – Nate Espelin, Sr., Belmont

As the Marauders look to repeat their success of a season ago, Espelin will be counted on to repeat his 2017 All-State performance.

RHP - Jake Noviello, Sr., Franklin

Noviello went 6-2 with a 1.51 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 2017, and the Fairfield commit has the talents to have an even better senior campaign.

RHP - Nick McDonald, Jr., St. John's Shrewsbury

McDonald came up key in the Pioneers' Super Eight run last June and will be counted on to be a solid number two behind Burke in St. John's Shrewsbury's 2018 rotation.

Around the Diamond (12)

Dominic Keegan, Sr., C, Central Catholic

Cole Whitehouse, Jr., C, Newton North

Peter Burns, Sr., C, Austin Prep

Alex Kennedy, Sr., C, Braintree

Tyler MacGregor, Sr., Third Baseman, St. John’s Prep

Sal Frelick, Sr., Shortstop, Lexington

Jake Gustin, Sr., Shortstop, Peabody

Marty McCormack, Sr., INF, Boston College High

Jimmy Hagan, Jr., Shortstop, Westfield

Zach Dillon, Sr., INF, Danvers

Cole Durkan, Sr., C/OF, Wachusett

Jarrod Marifiote, Sr., 1B, Framingham 

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