17U Ruffnecks 2021 Summer Outlook

The 17U season is considered the Ruffnecks “Senior” year.  The 17U roster is comprised largely of rising seniors, as defined for the summer of 2021, players in the HS graduation class of 2022.  For most players, the Ruffnecks season will culminate with a college destination prior to entering the senior year of high school.  Some pursue a post-graduate year at prep schools.  The 17U roster is also populated by some 2023 grads.  The “Seniors” roster is traditionally a large one, with specialization among the pitching staff in particular.  Our roster is comprised of approximately 13-15 positional players for whom we allocate at-bats.  The remainder of the roster features PO’s (Pitchers Only) along with some two-way players.  It is not unusual to have a pitching staff of 10 to 11 pitchers.  All get plenty of work.

Coaches John Brickley and Ace Adams

The coaching staff works manages the schedule (particularly the pitching schedule) with a professional approach.  There are four full-time coaches who work with the 17U roster.  Among them is a dedicated, professional, pitching coach.  The program is fortunate to have Ace Adams in the role of Pitching Coordinator.  He is accompanied by a staff that includes former professional scout, John Brickley.  The 17U squad is managed by John Toffey and assisted by Brendan Casey.  Other staff roam in and out for instructive purposes.

Travel is an important feature in the “Seniors” experience.  With Covid restrictions and guidelines, the organization did not travel during the summer of 2020.  The disappointment was offset by intensive training, development time, and a robust schedule in our region.  With field reliability and the certainty that comes with playing on a synthetic surface, the 17U Ruffnecks got plenty of on-field experience.  In 2021 we intend to resume our traditional travel schedule.  Destinations are chosen to provide the best competition and exposure for our players.  Significant changes in the recruiting landscape continue to evolve.  Our objective is to put our Seniors in the best places for them in the context of TEAM Baseball.

2021 17U Team Rosters & Schedule

17U Roster "Seniors"

# Last Name First Name Positions School Grad Class Hometown
10 Barry Aidan INF Medford HS 2021 Medford, MA
1 Beverly Scooter LHP, OF Framingham HS 2022 Framingham, MA
17 Bordiuk Skyler RHP Phillips Andover 2022 Lincoln, MA
26 Chutkow Sam OF, RHP Needham HS 2021 Needham, MA
5 Collins Danny RHP Middlesex School 2022 Stow, MA
31 Darnell Dagen RHP Dedham HS 2022 Dedham, MA
8 Fitzgerald Gabe RHP Brooks School 2022 Roslindale, MA
35 Fosberg Will C, OF Winchendon School 2023 Natick, MA
22 Grundy Ryan 1B, OF Dexter-Southfield 2023 Weston, MA
2 Henshon Mark IF Roxbury Latin 2022 Wellesley, MA
49 Masteralexis Justin LHP, 1B Cushing Academy 2022 Amherst, MA
4 McCullough Jessey IF Lincoln-Sudbury 2021 Sudbury, MA
15 McLaughlin Jack LHP Lawrence Academy 2022 Peterborough, NH
9 Milbert Harrison RHP Phillips Andover 2022 Kingston, MA
11 O'Connell James OF, RHP Boston College HS 2022 Dorchester, MA
3 Robbins Elijah RHP Wachusett Regional 2022 Holden, MA
13 Spadaccini Edo C Brooks School 2022 Lexington, MA
16 Taveras Diego C, OF O'Bryant HS 2022 Boston, MA
12 Tully John RHP, OF Worcester Academy 2022 Framingham, MA
6 Valdez Jeffrey IF St. Sebastian's 2023 Boston, MA
9 Ward Hagen RHP St. Sebastian's 2023 Wellesley, MA
21 Whitfield Malcolm C, OF Roxbury Latin 2022 Dedham, MA
19 Williams Ben OF Hanover HS 2023 Hanover, NH

2021 17U Schedule

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17U Ruffnecks Schedule

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