High-SchoolBaseball: Texas Christian baseball
January, 13, 2012
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN.com
Courtesy of Traver FamilyHouston Christian (Houston) senior right-hander Mitchell Traver struck out 61 batters in 42.1 innings last season.
Texas, much like California and Florida, traditionally produces big-time baseball prospects for both the college and pro ranks. Top prospects such as Sherman (Texas) right-hander Kyle Crick (No. 49 overall in 2011), The Woodlands (Texas) right-hander Jameson Taillon (No. 2 overall in 2010), McKinney (Texas) right-hander Zach Lee (No. 28 overall in 2010) and Brownwood (Texas) right-hander Shelby Miller (No. 19 overall in 2009) highlight the recent top talent from the state.
The list of current and former MLB stars from the Lone Star State is extensive. There’s pitching legend Nolan Ryan, this year’s National Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw, and Red Sox ace Josh Beckett, to name a few.
While it’s way too early to tell if anyone from this year’s high school senior class is bound for Cooperstown, there’s no doubt that the group is talented.
Here’s a list of the Top 10 Texas high school baseball prospects from the Class of 2012.