Granite Bay
Granite Bay
Coach: Pat Esposito

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Joining the Boras Classic for the seventh time, Granite Bay (15-19) are 2023 Sac-Joaquin Division II Champions featuring Area Code Games participants and Division l commits Chase Bentley (’25) and Parker Jennings (’25).

Players to Watch

Parker Jennings | 6’4” | 175 lbs  College Commit: Oklahoma State Previous season stats: 2023 pitching: 4 -2  38 inns, 31 K's Awards: 2023 Area Code Team, 2nd Team All -SFL

Coaches Note: Parker will be one of our best pitchers this upcoming season. With his talent and work he has turned himself into a pitcher to watch. High 80's Low 90's fastball and above average off speed stuff, the sky's the limit for him. He has improved his command and understanding of his pitches and continues to perfect them. He will be another big contributor to this upcoming season.

Peter Caldera, Sr. | 6’1” | 180 lbs College Commit: Sacramento State Previous season stats: 2023 pitching 3 -1, 29.1 inns, 32 K's Coaches Note: Pete will be a big contributor to the pitching staff this season. He has improved over this past year and will see innings on the mound in various roles and in the outfield. He is a good athlete with a huge upside and will continue to hone his craft as a pitcher. High 80's fastball and above average movement allows him to get hitters out.In the outfield he will see time and contribute with his speed and arm. We are looking forward to his success to help our team.
Tim Reed, Sr. | 5”10” | 180 lbs College Commit: University of San Francisco Previous season stats: 2023: .337 BA,  33 hits, 6 doubles, 1 HR, 11 stolen bases, 2023 1st Awards: Team All SFL, 2023 Sac Bee 1st Team All Metro Coaches Note: Tim is our Senior Starting Center Fielder. He is a great athlete gifted with speed and power. He has shown he can track down fly balls as well as any player in our area. His arm plays above the average High School outfielders arm. He also has shown he is a versatile offensive threat. He can hit for power or put a ball on the ground and with his speed leg out a hit. He will be a big part of our offensive this upcoming season.
Jack Ghufran, Sr. | 6’1” | 185 lbs College Commit: San Jose State Previous season stats: 2023 pitching. 54.2 inns, 60 K's Awards: 2023 D2 Section Championship winning Pitcher with 10 K's, 2023 MaxPreps All- Section, Sac Bee 1st Team All Metro

Coaches Note: Jack is our Journeyman Pitcher.  This will be his third season with us and will be an anchor of our 2024 Pitching Staff. Jack has a great understanding of pitching with a purpose. His command of the strike zone and knowledge of how to set up hitters makes him a tough competitor. He will be a big part of our pitching staff this upcoming season.

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Chase Bentley, Jr. | 6’4” | 215 lbs College Commit: Texas A&M Previous season stats: 2023: BA .295  RBI 18  HR 4 - Pitching 54.2 inns, 58 K's Awards: 15U Team USA Gold Medalist, 2023 Area Code All -Tourney, 2022 Max Preps All-American

Coaches Note: Chase has the talent and the high Baseball IQ. He knows his job and is able to perform it on a daily basis. As a pitcher he will be a huge contributor to our pitching staff this upcoming season. High 80's low ninety's fastball along with above average  off speed stuff will make it hard for hitters to make adjustments. He will also contribute offensively. His above average power at the plate makes him a danger to pitchers leaving balls up in the zone. He will definitely be a big part of our team.