The 2019 Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American and All-Region selections were recently released and The Laker/Lutz News coverage area is well-represented.
Led by Steinbrenner’s Daniel Bautista and Gaither’s Derek Crum and Roy Peguero — who were named All-Florida second teamers — several other local players earned Florida region honorable mention.
Bautista, Crum and Peguero were among just 100 Florida high school senior baseball players selected to either the first or second team.
The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-Region teams are made up of top players from nine regions around the country. Florida, along with California and Texas, each have their own region.
Perfect Game is considered the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing more than 100 tournaments and showcases each year across the country.
Below is a listing of players from local schools and communities.
Each is listed by name, school and position; college commitment listed in parenthesis.
Florida Region All High School Senior Second Team
Daniel Bautista, Steinbrenner, shortstop
Derek Crum, Gaither, outfielder (Wake Forest University commit)
Roy Peguero, Gaither, pitcher (Bethune-Cookman University)
Florida Region Honorable mention
Ryan Andrews, Steinbrenner, outfielder (Adrian College)
Dillon Baker, Carrollwood Day, shortstop
Kyle Benedict, Carrollwood Day, outfielder
Jaydon Bishop, Zephyrhills, pitcher (Hillsborough Community College)
Christian Bradshaw, Steinbrenner, shortstop
Bryce Carroll, Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (Land O’ Lakes native), pitcher
Adison Dubin, Gaither, first baseman
Jeff Figueroa, Home School (Odessa native), pitcher
Will Grisack, Carrollwood Day, pitcher (Lehigh University)
Garrett Hester, Pasco, pitcher (University of (Alabama)
Blake Hooker, Carrollwood Day, second baseman
Nick Jennings, Land O’ Lakes, pitcher (Saint Leo University)
Bryce Leonhardt, Steinbrenner, pitcher (Flagler College)
Michael Leroy, Freedom, pitcher (Hillsborough Community College)
Anthony Mannarino, Sunlake, pitcher (Flagler College)
Michael Mullins, Steinbrenner, outfielder
Dawson Place, Sunlake, pitcher (High Point University)
Matt Roberts, Steinbrenner, shortstop
Mike Rodriguez, Home School (Odessa native), first baseman
Derick Stager, Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (Odessa native), catcher (Chipola College)
Justin Turk, Sickles (Keystone native), outfielder
Charlie Vari, Tampa Prep (Wesley Chapel native), catcher (High Point University)
Nicholas Watts, Carrollwood Day, pitcher
Dylan Wood, Zephyrhills, catcher
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