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Prep Baseball '94: Garden Grove League : Santiago

March 05, 1994


OVERALL: 11-14


COACH: Ralph Draeger


RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Ruben Castaneda Sr. P-INF R-R Paul Castellon Sr. 1B L-L Anthony Duran Sr. C R-R Robert Wiemann Sr. P-INF R-R

TOP RETURNER YR. POS. B-T Rafael Robledo Jr. SS R-R

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Anthony Callari Sr. OF R-R Christian Cortez Jr. INF R-R Justin Donovan Sr. 1B-OF R-R Luis Figueroa So. OF-P R-R Alex Godinez Sr. 3B R-R Mark Mooney Jr. OF-P R-R Juan Ramirez So. P-3B R-R Ruben Sandoval Jr. C-INF R-R


In his first season, Draeger led Santiago to one of its best seasons in years. But Draeger had two proven pitchers last season--a luxury he doesn't have this time around. "Our concern is definitely pitching," Draeger said. "We don't have anybody who is dominant." Draeger is hoping Castaneda, who threw only a handful of varsity innings last year, and Wiemann will come through and be quality Nos. 1 and 2 pitchers. On the positive side, Draeger is excited about his hitting. "I think we're going to hit the ball," he said. "We're not going to be hitting the long ball much, but I think we can be at least 7-7 (in league)." Draeger thinks Robledo might be his best player: "If he plays to his potential, he'll have a lot of people looking at him." Duran (.390), who caught nearly every inning last year, should be able to help the young pitchers mature. Callari, a transfer from Rancho Alamitos, will provide some speed in the outfield and on the bases.

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