Danny Blair

Gilman's Danny Blair (Jen Rynda, Patuxent Publishing / April 13, 2013)

Brady Acker

Atholton, senior, center fielder

This returning All-Metro first-team pick batted .478 with 22 stolen bases last season and led the Raiders to the Howard County title. He has signed a letter of intent to continue his career at George Mason.

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Gilman, junior, center fielder-pitcher

The power-hitting center fielder batted .356, with four home runs, five triples and 46 runs scored last season. This year, the hard-throwing left-hander also will add pitching to his repertoire. He has committed to play at South Carolina.

Nick Delp

Calvert Hall, junior, pitcher-third baseman

Delp was 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA as a sophomore for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions, and was one out away from a perfect game against Archbishop Curley in the playoffs. He is a returning All-Metro second-team selection and member of this year's preseason All-State team.

Cody Morris

Reservoir, junior, pitcher

This fire-balling, 6-foot-5 right-hander was 7-2 with a 1.40 ERA last season while throwing in the low-to-mid 90s. The South Carolina commit also features an above average curveball and changeup.

Zack Ridgely

Archbishop Curley, senior, pitcher-outfielder

This hard-throwing left-hander can touch 90 mph with his fastball, and last year struck out 59 batters in 42 innings. Committed to Radford, Ridgely also batted .385 with 11 doubles and seven stolen bases.

Manny Rodriguez

Calvert Hall, senior, second baseman-pitcher

Rodriguez hit .469 last season for the MIAA A Conference champions after batting .474 as a sophomore. He also became a starting pitcher near the end of last season, going 3-0, including a win in the championship series against Gilman. He has received interest from several colleges, but also might be a Major League Baseball draft prospect.

Gavin Sheets

Gilman, senior, pitcher-infielder