West Boca (Fla.) High is led by All-American seniors, shortstop Tyler Greene and righthander Mike Kelly, but they're not the only talented players on the team. The team has a group of underclassmen that has also helped the Bulls get off to a 9-4 start this season.
Head coach Nick Siano talked about some of his players that are making a name for themselves for the 2012 draft and beyond. . .
Michael Barash, C, 2013
"He has great upside. He's only a sophomore and he receives the ball really well, blocks it well and throws it well. He's going to be something special in the future. He's not afraid of anything and he really feeds off of Michael and Tyler. And he works hard—he's one of the first guys in and one of the last guys out and that's something you don't see all the time from a sophomore. Plus, to receive the ball as well as he does and to hit as a sophomore, he's got a bright future."
Parker Danciu, LHP/OF, 2012
"He's a lefty that's 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, I mean he's a man. And he's got some good stuff. His fastball is in the mid-80s now and he also throws a curveball and a changeup, but the sky's the limit for him, as well. If he realizes what he's got and puts it all together, he's something special. At the next level he can do both hitting and pitching, but he's definitely seen as more of a pitcher."
Ryan Owens, RHP, 2012
"Ryan Owens has a big frame. He's probably a 6-foot-4, 225 (pound) guy. He throws real hard, 87-89 (mph) with a good breaking ball. His offspeed pitches he needs to work on, but he's got a heavy ball and he strikes a lot of guys out. He has potential definitely for Division I."
Thomas Stallone, 1B, 2012
"He's a first baseman and a big buy that hits the ball hard. He's another big guy. If you look at our lineup from top to bottom, we've got some big kids. I think that he has grown a lot in the last couple years and he's still starting to come into his own and realize what he has. He's got a lot of raw potential power that he just needs to funnel into himself to show up, but he's going to be pretty good too. He's got to do some things to his swing—he's not fully there—but he's got some tools."
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