High-SchoolCalifornia: California All State Baseball
July, 2, 2012
By Mark Tennis, Harold Abend & Paul Muyskens | ESPN.com
Harold Abend/ESPNHSHeritage of Brentwood pitcher Paul Blackburn is one of the best in Northern California.Mr. Baseball Player of the Year Ty Moore headlines the top 30 overall honorees on the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball teams. Thirty more players selected to all-state overall second team.
FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE CATCHERS
Jose Barraza (Sunnyside, Fresno) Sr.
Before the Chicago White Sox drafted him in the seventh round at No. 231 overall (the highest high school catcher chosen from California), the Wildcats’ 6-Foot-1, 220-pound left-handed hitting and right-handed throwing catcher and pitcher was headed to junior college. Now, after signing with Chicago, he’s playing in the Appalachian Rookie Instructional League. Despite his team having a sub .500 season, Barraza put up astounding numbers to earn County/Metro Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player honors. His .493 average with eight home runs and 25 RBIs, plus 104 strikeouts in 72 innings as a pitcher was too much to overlook, even in a very tough league that included Bullard of Fresno, the CIF Central Section’s Division I champion.
June, 28, 2012
By Cal-Hi Sports staff | ESPN.com
Scott Kurtz/ESPNHSPalo Alto's B.J. Boyd takes a swing at 2011 Area Code Games.This is the updated version with 304 players that are now on our board for the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams.
Now that the state players of the year and state coaches of the year for baseball have been decided and honors handed out, the next step in the postseason parade is to select the various all-state teams.
All 30 players on the all-state elite first team are written up. There also will be 30 more players chosen to the second team. On top of that, we’ll have our usual all-state teams for medium schools, small schools and underclass (non-seniors).
The list that follows can still be amended right up until the final choices are made. If a player is not included, don’t take it personally. You can send a nomination with each athlete’s, position, year in school, significant statistics.
Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: Mark.Tennis@espn.com or FAX (209) 463-1219 or call (209) 463-9050.
Here is the second, updated nomination list for the various 2012 all-state baseball teams:
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