Pitcher • Fr. • 5-9 • 175 • R-R Putnam North H.S. Oklahoma City, Okla.
1B • RS-Fr. • 6-2 • 225 • R-R Trinity H.S. Florrisant, Mo.
Infield • Fr. • 6-2 • 170 • R-R Blue Springs H.S. Blue Springs, Mo.
Derek Beier is expected to play a key a role as a freshman ... Has good stuff on the mound, and should be a big-time stopper out of the pen ... Throws a fastball, slider and change-up.
Juan Bowers is an extremely athletic first baseman ... Has the potential to hit with some serious middle of the order pop ... His athleticism and instincts on the base paths sererate him from typical first basemen ... If he remains healthy, Bowers will be a key player for the Cavaliers in 2012.
Brian Burasco is a solid defensive infielder that can play any of the infield positions ... Showed great improvement as the fall season progressed ... As he continues to gain strength and size his game should continue to reach new levels.
High School Was a three-year starter for coach Rod Richardson at Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Graduated 2012 ... Earned all-state and all-conference as a senior , going 72 with a 1.75 ERA and 88 strikeouts ... Also hit .375 with 443 hits, 10 doubles, a triple, home run and 23 RBI ... Also earned all-state and all-conference as a junior after batting .390 ... Drove in four runs in an 8-0 win over Norman North his senior year ... Was the winning pitcher in PC North’s 109 victory over rival Punam City in the 6A Regional Championship, which earned the Panthers a berth in the 2012 Oklahoma 6A State Tournament ... Was selected to play in the 2012 Heartland Baseball Classic ... National Honor Society member.
Personal Full name is Derek Ryan Beier ... Nickname is D ... Born Jan. 17, 1994, in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Son of Ronald and Terri Beier ... Has an older brother and younger sister ... Chose JCCC over the University of Central Oklahoma and Coffeyville Community College ... Favorite food is chicken ... Favorite fast food restaurant is Chick-fil-A ... Favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse ... Favorite TV station is ESPN ... Favorite actress is Jessica Alba ... Favorite band is The Script ... Favorite cartoon character is Sponge Bob Square Pants ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter ... Favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees ... A notable alumni from his school is St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
High School Was a three-year varsity starter for coach Dan Grumich at Trinity High School, St. Louis, Mo ... Graduated 2011 ... Named The Archdiocesan Athletic Association first-team in 2010 and 2011, was selected as the co-Player of the Year as a junior and the Player of the Year his senior season ... As a junior, Bowers was pretty much solid from the get go and his numbers reflected that. His average jumped from .403 to .456, his on base percentage leaped from .463 to .570 and his slugging percentage climbed from .611 to .779. ... Led his team in hits (31), extra base hits (15), doubles (11) and home runs (3) ... Led the Titans to a 15-10 record and district title before falling 13-3 to eventual state champion DuBourg ... As a senior he hit .460 with eight home runs and 33 RBI ... During a five-game stretch from April 11-21 his senior year, he batted .688 (11 for 16) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs to help lead the Titans to three victories ... Selected to play in the 2011 PNC Bank High School Showcase held at Busch Stadium ... His home runs set a school season record ... Also set the career hits record at his school ... Honor roll student senior year.
Personal Full name is Juan Anthony Bowers ... Born March 5, 1993, in St. Louis, Mo., ... Son of Juan and Tylie Turner-Bowers ... One of two siblings ... Major is undecided ... Chose JCCC over Northwest Missouri State, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Crowder College and Longview Community College ... Favorite foods is Italian ... Favorite fast food restaurant is Panda Express ... Favorite restaurant is Red Lobster ... Favorite TV show is Family Guy ... Favorite movie is Scarface ... Favorite actor is Chris Tucker ... Favorite band is the Dave Matthews Band ... A person in history he would like to meet is Jackie Robinson ... Favorite cartoon character is Scooby Doo ... Favorite baseball players are Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols ... Favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals ... Best player he has played against is Lance Jeffries, the Cardinals 10th round pick in 2011.
High School Was a three-year starter for coach Mark Hines at Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo. ... Graduated 2012 ... Owns the single season record for sacrifices with 16, and is the all-time sacrifice leader with 34 ... Played for the Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s, one of the area’s top Legion programs ... Went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI in his first varsity game ... Honor roll student.
Personal Full name is Brian Michael Burasco ... Nicknames are B, BB, Burasco and Tabasco ... Born on Aug. 11, 1993, in Blue Springs, Mo. ... Son of Paul and Johnna Burasco ... One of three siblings ... Chose JCCC over North Central Missouri, Missouri Valley, Westminster, Mesa Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite fast food restaurant is Chipotle ... Favorite restaurant is 54th Street Bar and Grill ... Favorite TV show is Trailer Park Boys ... Favorite movie is The Hangover ... Favorite actor is Will Ferrell ... Favorite musical entertainer is Wiz Khalifa ... Favorite cartoon character is Popeye ... Favorite athlete is Dustin Pedroia ... Favorite professional sports teams are the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals ... A notable alumni from his school is New England Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd.
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