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2016 Season Preview: Players Across Long Island

By Corey Settino , 04/20/16, 8:30PM EDT

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A quick look at some of Long Island's notable players & coaches

With a brand new season of Long Island Baseball on the horizon, Baseball Player Magazine is thrilled to announce its official 2016 season preview. Information regarding the noteworthy players was provided by coaches and scouts who gave their expert analysis of the top players within each conference. The breakdown features information such as current class year, expected position, and previously acquired awards/achievements for certain ball players.

Both Long Island Baseball and Baseball Player Magazine have remained committed to providing fans of America's pastime with nothing but sensational games and extensive coverage. As High School baseball continues to grow on Long Island, both of these organizations will continue to provide the fans with nothing but the best.

Each of these individual players have worked tirelessly to put themselves in the position for success they are in now. Through true grit, work ethic and a pledge to excellence, these young men have developed there skills enough to reach an elite level. This effort comes from the passion they present both on and off the field.  

Long Island Baseball and Baseball Player Magazine together would like to thank all High School Coaches for the work, tireless effort, and commitment. Here now are the players to keep an eye on during this 2016 baseball season:

School

Players

Year

POS

Awards or Achievements

Manhasset High School

       
 

Matt Catalfo

Senior

CF

 
 

Robert Giovanelli

Junior

SS/RHP

 
 

Philip Chang

Sophomore

C

 
 

Jamie Weiss

Junior

RHP

 

Calhoun High School 

       
 

Dylan Hughes

Senior

P/SS/3b 

 
 

Jake Gargiulo

Senior

P/1b

 
 

Rob Backus

Senior

P/3B

 

Clarke High School

       
 

EJ Cumbo 

N/A

OF

 
 

Matt Boyko 

N/A

P/1B

 
 

Kyle Pitone

Senior

3B/P

 
 

Brendan Hanrahan

N/A

SS

 

East Meadow High School

       
 

Zach Fritz

Senior

3B

 
 

Matthew Mascia

Senior

1B

 
 

Joe Minucci

Senior

OF/P

 
 

Ryan Wallstedt

Senior

P

 

Farmingdale High School

       
 

James Boria

Senior

C

2015  batted .364   ( finalist for Ryan T Caulfield award 2015 )

 

Angus McCloskey

Junior

1B/P

2015 batted .304  will be #1 Pitcher on the staff

 

Matt Fierst

Junior

LF

 
 

Anthony Burriesci

Junior

CF

 

Garden City High School

       
 

Erik Wortmann

Junior

N/A

 
 

Rich Marooney

Junior

N/A

 
 

John Mackey

Senior

N/A

 
 

Kyle Ascher

Senior

N/A

 

Great Neck South High School

       
 

Anthony Lanzilotta

Senior

2B

 
 

Rasual Rahman

Senior

3B/P

 

Levittown Division High School

       
 

James Messina

Senior

N/A

 
 

Lou Plomitallo

Senior

N/A

 
 

Greg Haynes

Senior

N/A

 
 

Mark Chambers

Senior

N/A

 
 

Ocampo

N/A

3B

 

Long Beach High School

       
 

Justin Rodriguez

Senior

N/A

 

Mepham High School

       
 

T.J. Rullo

Senior

3B/P

 
 

Zach Egland

Senior

OF/P

 
 

Sean Napier

Senior

SS/P

 
 

Nick Taratko

Senior

P

 

Mineola High School

       
 

Steven Depalma

Senior

P/IF

 
 

Ryan Depalma

Senior

C/IF

 
 

Alex Maher

Senior

P/1B

 

North Shore High School

       
 

Nick Lucchese

Senior

SS

 
 

Connor Hehn

Senior

RHP

 
 

Francis Dromm

Senior

LHP

 
 

Frank Castiglione

Senior

CF

 

Plainview Old Bethpage High School

       
 

Jake Saltzman

Senior

CF

 
 

Brian Maloney

Senior

SS

 
 

Bryan Safer

Senior

1B/DH

 
 

Mark Faello

Sophomore

P/INF

 

Plainedge High School

       
 

Ryan McGrane

Senior

CF

 
 

Vinny Biordi

Senior

2B/SS

 
 

Pat Reilly

Senior

P

 
 

Billy Wildeman

Junior

P

 

Port Washington High School

       
 

Dylan Livingston

Senior

P

 
 

Mikey Esposito

Junior

N/A

 
 

Robert Jester

Senior

N/A

 
 

Ryan Delmonte

Senior

N/A

 

Roosevelt High School

       
 

Jason Rodriguez

Junior

OF/P

 
 

 Danis Rodriguez

Senior

UT/P

 
 

 Idris Carter

8th

SS/P

 
 

 Andres Adames

Junior

1B/C

 

Seaford High School

       
 

Andrew Cain

Junior

RHP

 
 

Michael Tito

Junior

2B

 
 

Matt Pugliese

Senior

LHP

 
 

Anthony Pristera

Senior

1B

 

Valley Stream North High School

       
 

Jonathan Calouri

Junior

N/A

 
 

Matt Cosme

Senior

N/A

 
 

Danny Keane

Junior

N/A

 

Wheatley High School

       
 

John Ryan

Senior

RHP

2015 had a 1.04 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 27 innings.

 

Evan Mattioli

Senior

OF

2015 .529 batting avg. 14 for 14 in stolen bases.

 

Johnny Karikas

Senior

C/OF

 
 

Antonnio Deodato

Junior

CF/LHP

 

MacArthur High School

       
 

Bobby Lewis

N/A

N/A

 
 

Mike Brown

N/A

N/A

 
 

Vin Martino

N/A

N/A

 

Oceanside High School

       
 

Kyle Martin

N/A

N/A

 
 

Diaz

N/A

N/A

 

Herricks High School

       
 

M. Miraglia

N/A

N/A

 

Baldwin High School

       
 

Dominguez

N/A

N/A

 

Carey High School

       
 

Catapano

N/A

N/A

 

Jericho High School

       
 

Camisuli

N/A

N/A

 

Floral Park High School

       
 

Stefl

N/A

N/A

Hard throwing pitcher went 5-1 with a 1.67 era in 2015.

 

Greg Marmorowski

Sophomore

3B/P

Strong power arm and plays 3B, will be a great player.

Glen Cove High School

       
 

Capobianco

N/A

N/A

 

Bethpage High School

       
 

Kenny Mcgowen

N/A

N/A

 

New Hyde Park High School

       
 

Messina

N/A

N/A

 

Malverne High School

       
 

Alex Berry

Sophomore

P

 
 

Mike Mendez

Senior

CF

 
 

Alex Rodriguez

Junior

SS

 
 

Joe Granados

Junior

Utility

 

Carle Place High School

       
 

LoCurto

 

Pitcher

 
         

Locust Valley High School

       
 

Jack Paolicelli.

Senior

2B/P

All League

 

William Mullen

Senior

CF

 
 

Sean Carroll

Senior

SS

 
 

Robert Dressler

Senior

UT

 
 

Robert Dressler

Junior

UT

 

St. Dominics High School

       
 

Kyle Young

Senior

LHP

 
 

John LaRocca

Senior

OF

 

Chaminade High School

       
 

Straton Podaras

Senior

C

 

Jericho High School

       
 

Niko Doria

Senior

C

 

Holy Trinity High School

       
 

Nick Robinson

Senior

RHP

 
 

Joseph Zwall

Senior

SS/2B

 

St. Mary's High School

       
 

Alvin Melendez

Senior

OF/IF

 

Kellenberg High School

       
 

Rob Weissheier

Senior

1B/C

 

Friends Academy

       
 

Grant Elgarten

Senior

OF/RHP

 

Massapequa High School

       
 

Brandon Fanizza

Senior

RHP

 

Bellmore JFK High School

       
 

Greg Goeller

Senior

SS

 
 

George Savas

Senior

1B/LHP

 

East Rockaway

       
 

Ryan Kelley

 

IF

 
         

Bellport High School

       
 

Garrett Heaton 

Senior

SS

2015 All League

 

Mike Veit

Senior

CF/P

2015 All League/Gold Glove

 

Joe Greco

Junior

2B/P

2015 All League

 

Connor Lyons

Senior

N/A

 

Harborfields High School

       
 

Alex de Borja

Senior

CF

 
 

Dylan Schaefer

Senior

P

 
 

Jesse Lankeaux

Senior

LF

 
 

Gavin Buda

Sophomore

SS

 

Miller Place High School

       
 

Max Steel

Junior

N/A

 
 

Kevin Kelleher

Senior

N/A

 
 

Shane White

Junior

N/A

 
 

Matt Paghidas

Senior

N/A

 

Mt. Sinai High School

       
 

Sam Kessler

Senior

P

 
 

Brandon Bonano

Senior

P

 
 

D.J. Gatz

Junior

OF

 
 

Jared Donnelly

Sophomore

2B

 

Northport High School

       
 

Joe Stockman

Senior

SS/P

 
 

Nick Palmerini

Senior

P

 
 

Brian Herrmann

Senior

N/A

 
 

Frank Stola

Junior

CF

 

Riverhead High School

       
 

Joe Cunningham

Senior

N/A

 
 

DJ Chandler

Sophomore

N/A

 
 

Scott Thompson

Sophomore

N/A

 
 

Zach Giannuzzi

Senior

N/A

 

Smithtown Christian School

       
 

Jimmy Seviour

Senior

P

 
 

Austin Sala

Junior

P/CF

 
 

Zach DiBlanda

Senior

C

 
 

Glen-Luke Middendorf

Senior

P/3B

 
 

Caleb Setran

Senior

IF/OF

 

Half Hollow Hills High School East

       
 

Hogan

Sophomore

N/A

 

Shoreham Wading River High School

       
 

Brian Morrell

Junior

SS/P

 
 

Zack White

Senior

P

 

John Glenn High School

       
 

Aurello

Senior

P

 

Bayport Bluepoint High School

       
 

Libertore

Senior

SS/P

 

East Islip High School

       
 

Brandan Dowd

Senior

C

 

Hauppauge High School

       
 

Billy Huber

Senior

SS

 
 

Tyler Sanderson

Senior

3B

 
 

Kyle Wood

Senior

P/2B

 
 

Matt Overton

Junior

RF/P

 
 

Mike Lazos

Senior

P

 

Eastport-South Manor High School

       
 

Tyler Becker

Senior

SS

 
 

Justin Hurd

     

Deer Park High School

       
 

Oliver Taveras

Junior

SS

 

Rocky Point High School

       
 

Kyle Strovink

Senior

N/A

 
 

James Weisman

N/A

N/A

 

Sayville High School

       
 

Sal Zafonte

N/A

N/A

 
 

Kevin Newell

N/A

N/A

 

Patchogue Medford High School

       
 

Tristan Amone

Senior

LHP

 

Commack High School

       
 

Ryan Steffens

Senior

RHP

 

Smithtown West High School

       
 

Nick Grande

Senior

MIF

 

West Islip High School

       
 

Lou Antos Sr. IF

Senior

IF

 
 

Jake Guercio

Sophomore

OF

 
 

James Kory

Senior

RHP/INF

 
 

Ray Weber Sr. IF/P

Senior

IF/P

 
 

Nick Valenti Sr. Catcher

Senior

C

 

Connetquot High School

       
 

Marc Wangenstein

Senior

OF

 

Ward Melville High School

       
 

Nick Vitale

Senior

MIF

 

Longwood High School

       
 

Troy Simpson

Senior

RHP

 

Smithtown East High School

       
 

Thomas Gonzalez

Senior

1B/RHP

 

Bay Shore High School

       
 

Joseph Chionchio

Senior

OF/LHP

 
 

Chris LaRose

Senior

OF/RHP