TJO Sports Outlook for 2020
Photo: John Teehan and Greg Tobin pitching for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League.
TJO Sports clinched their 7th consecutive playoff spot in 2019 only to lose to the first place Braves in the first round. TJO Sports will be returning the same core of players that have been together since the 2017 Championship season.
Anchoring the pitching staff will Nick Neshe (62 league leading innings pitched), Tim Noone (ROY) and returning from an injury Sam Steeves. John Teehan and Greg Tobin (pictured below) should round out the rotation after their successful stint in the Cape Cod League last summer with the Harwich Mariners.
Key returning pitchers will be John Mulry (UMASS Boston), Sam Miller, Manny PegueroMelo (Assumption) and Jay Turner. We also have two valuable pitchers returning from an injury plagued 2019 season in the wily veteran Kevin MacIntyre (sporting a new hip) along with Pat Hurley.
The offense with be led by outfielders Jamie Timothy (.385 BA), Malcolm Nachmanoff (.358 BA), Sam Miller (.303 BA) and Tim Noone (.329 BA). The infield will be anchored by versatile Pat Williamson, Sam Steeves (All Star), John Mulry and Nick Valicenti. Veteran Shane Lake hopes to get back behind the plate after having off season surgery. Nick Valicenti and Michael Larocque will fill the catcher role in the meantime.
Also expecting contributions this season from Duncan & Iain McGaff, Matt Connelly, Jon Hodge, Chris Bear and Sam Petitpaps. Rookie Michael Spataro (Central Conn. State) will be looking to make an impact this season.