USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the Preseason Super 25 baseball rankings throughout the day Wednesday.
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1. Archbishop McCarthy
Location: Southwest Ranches, Fla.
2015 record: 27-5
Final Super 25 rank: 8
The Mavericks have won five state titles in the past six seasons, including the 5A title last season. They have plenty of experience, including two Miami commits: junior RHP Daniel Federman (8-0, 1.99 ERA); and junior 1B Alex Toral (.386, 31 RBI, five HRs).
The infield returns senior shortstop Kobe Lobe (.404) and gained South Florida commit Joseph Perez (.361, four HRs, 15 RBI), a junior third baseman. RHP Johnny Leone (1.19 ERA), a transfer from St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) and RHP Roger Garcia (3-1, 1.52 ERA, 46 Ks in 27.2 innings) give the Mavericks two solid pitchers behind Federman.
The outfield is solid with senior Alex Carballo (.325) and junior Adan Fernandez (.289).