Gregg Sarra looks at the players to watch in Nassau, Suffolk and CHSAA baseball for the 2017 season.
Matt Boyko, Clarke, P/1B, Sr.
Was 5-1 with two saves and a 1.12 ERA with 41 strikeouts. He's committed to NYIT.
Ben Brown, Ward Melville, P, Sr.
Was 3-1 as a junior and has a 10-2 career record. He is committed to Siena College.
Brad Camarda, Half Hollow Hills West, P, Sr.
Had an 8-1 record with a 2.27 ERA and 60 strikeouts. He's committed to Hofstra.
Chris Cappas, Kellenberg, P, Sr.
Was the CHSAA Pitcher of the Year as a junior and an All-Long Island first team selection.
Noah Centeno, St. Mary’s, SS/P, Jr.
Hit .388 with five triples and 8 doubles and stole 22 bases.
Jason Coules, Bellmore JFK, P/SS, Jr.
Hit .518 with two home runs and 20 RBI. He was a Diamond Award nominee.
E.J. Cumbo, Clarke, CF, Sr.
Batted .487 with 38 hits, 29 runs scored and stole 27 bases in 27 attempts. The Diamond Award finalist is committed to NYIT.
Antonio Deodato, Wheatley, P/OF, Sr.
The lefthander was 5-1 with 71 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA. He's committed to play for LIU-Post.
Anthony D'Onofrio, Wantagh, SS/P, Jr.
Returning All-Long Island selection is committed to Hofstra.
Mark Faello, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK, P, Jr.
Was 3-0 with a save, 56 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.01. He is committed to Hofstra.
Kenneth Gordon, Babylon, SS, Jr.
Batted .400 with 10 RBI and 26 runs scored. He had 36 stolen bases and committed to play at Flagler.
Joe Greco, Bellport, P/SS, Sr.
Righthander had a 5-1 record and 2.10 ERA last season.
Jahsiah Greene, Holy Trinity, CF/P, Sr.
Batted .391 with four home runs and 14 RBI. He committed to LIU-Post.
Jake Guercio, West Islip, CF, Jr.
He batted .439 as a sophomore and had a hit in every regular season game. He's verbally committed to Fordham.
Matt Hogan, Half Hollow Hills East, OF/P, Jr.
Four-year varsity starter hit .320 with 20 RBI and five home runs as a junior. He's committed to Vanderbilt.
Jimmy Joyce, Wantagh, 3B/P, Sr.
State's Class A player of the year and Newsday All-Long Island player is committed to Hofstra.
Brad Malm, Patchogue-Medford, SS, Sr.
He batted .397 and is committed to Albany.
Brian Morrell, Shoreham-Wading River, SS/P, Sr.
He earned the Yaz Award as a junior after hitting 12 home runs and driving in 28 runs. He also struck out 94 with a 1.13 ERA and is committed to Notre Dame.
Mike Palazzolo, Half Hollow Hills East, SS, Sr.
He's a four-year starter, who batted .325 with 16 RBI and 16 runs scored. He is committed to Stony Brook.
Michael Ruggiero, Smithtown East, SS, Sr.
He earned All-Suffolk and committed to play for Wagner.
Frankie Stola, Northport, OF, Sr.
He earned second team All-Long Island honors after batting .420.
Peter Theodorellis, Commack, P/CF, Sr.
He was All-Suffolk and the League II MVP.
Cameron Tomaiko, St. Anthony’s, OF, Sr.
He hit .339 with an on base percentage of .518 and stole 15 bases.
Nick Trabacchi, Smithtown West, SS/P, Sr.
He was All-Suffolk and had a 6-2 pitching record with a 2.20 ERA. He also drove in 25 runs.