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FL Juco Preview: Gulf Coast State College


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 Leading up to the start of the junior college season, we will preview each team in the state. These previews are thanks to the coaches at each program along with information our staff has gathered.

Team: Gulf Coast State College
2020 Record: 18-7
Head Coach: Michael Kandler
Returning Starters: 6


TOP PLAYERS

Justin Kelley, OF, SO, 6'0, 195, R/R (.353/.434/.659, 6 HR, 22 RBI) Uncommitted
Max Ryerson, OF, SO, 6'3, 210, R/R (.297/.398/.568, 6 HR, 29 RBI) GA STATE
Colton Hipp, SS, SO, 6'2, 190, R/R (.431/.541/.845, 6 HR, 21 RBI) Uncommitted
Josiah Miller, 3B, FR, 6'0 190, S/R (.284/.393/.568, 6 HR, 15 RBI) Uncommitted
Dallen Leach C, FR, 6'0, 205, R/R (.316/.443/.474, 2 HR, 7 RBI) Uncommitted
Laiten Hudson, RHP, FR, 6'1, 230, R/R (16.1IP, 2.20 ERA, 17K, 2BB) Uncommitted
Avery Stephens, RHP, FR, 6'4, 235, R/R (20.0IP, 3.15 ERA, 20K, 8BB) Uncommitted

X-FACTOR

Brayden Gainey/Jon Allen. 


OUTLOOK

Deep group in the lineup and on the mound. Lacks top-end stuff on the mound, but competes and throws strikes with some amount of pitchability. Hudson and Stephens will likely headline the staff. Gainey and Allen are going to be x-factors for the effectiveness of the bullpen. The lineup will have some thump and includes many mature, older hitters who will string together at-bats. There are a few in there that can run a little bit too. Overall, this is a team that is going to have to score and play defense to win games. If the staff limits the free pass, it will be a successful group. 



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