The prep baseball season is underway in New England, and The Base Path Podcast has a prep preview theme.
Phillips Andover coach Kevin Graber, whose team holds the No. 1 spot in the New England Baseball Journal Top 10, joined host Dan Guttenplan to discuss the upcoming season. Andover has impressed this preseason with a 6-0 record on its Florida training trip and four competitive scrimmages since returning to New England. The Big Blue open the regular season against Bridgton Academy on April 9 (6 p.m.) at Greater Lawrence Tech.
An educated guess is that Thomas White, who recently committed to Vanderbilt University, will get the start for Phillips Andover in its opener.
“I think when people think of our program now, they identify us with Thomas White,” Graber said. “He’s the No. 1 rated arm in the Class of 2023. He just got that college commitment out of the way, so he’s headed to Vanderbilt if he’s not the No. 1 pick in the draft. I think that’s how the perception of our program has evolved since the graduation of this amazing wave of Division 1 commits that we had last year.