2017 Team Preview: Staley Falcons

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a 
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Staley HS
Nickname: Falcons
Class: Class 5
Conference: Kansas City Suburban White
Head Coach: David Wilson
Years as head coach at school: 9 years
2016 Overall Record: 31-5
2016 Conference Record: 11-1
2016 Post Season Finish: Lost in State Quarterfinal

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 1

Player with 2016 Post Season Honors
Matt Russell, RHP, 2017 Honorable Mention All State (Missouri State)
Rodrick Criss
, OF, 2018 All State

Players to Watch
Amos Healy, C, 2017
Isaac Esquilin
, OF, 2017 (Southwestern CC)
Braedyn McLaughlin
, RHP, 2018 (Missouri)
Johnny Rayburn
, C/3B, 2018
Michael Burdick
, C/1B, 2017

Season Outlook
Over the past two seasons, the Staley Falcons have complied a 58-9 record which includes a trip to the Class 5 championship game in 2015.  The Falcons will look for continued success this spring with a pair of quick arms at the top of their rotation.  Super 60 participant, Matt Russell (Missouri State) was an All State selection as a junior and will lead the staff, while junior RHP Braedyn McLaughlin (Missouri) will contribute heavily to the teams' success this spring. Athletic junior OF Rodrick Criss will lead the offense and hold down the middle of the line up.  The Falcons will also look for seniors C Amos Healy, INF Isaac Esquilin (Southwestern) and C/1B Michael Burdick to add some speed and pop to the line up.  Watch for junior C/3B Johnny Rayburn to have an impact this spring both offensively and defensively.  Staley has a well rounded team that can win in many ways and will once again contend for a trip to the Final Four in June. 

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High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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