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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
All Area Greater LA

ESPN RISE Magazine

Positional Players
Name School Position Year
Nolan Arenado El Toro SS Senior
Matt Davidson Yucaipa 3B Senior
Cameron Garfield Murrieta Valley C Senior
Josh Leyland San Dimas C/1B Senior
Jake Marisnick Riverside Poly OF Senior
Jonathan Meyer Simi Valley SS Senior
Jiovanni Mier Bonita SS Senior
David Nick Cypress 2B/SS Senior
Jonathan Singleton Long Beach Millikan 1B Senior
Austin Wilson Harvard-Westlake OF Junior

Pitchers
Name School Position Year
Bryan Berglund Royal RHP Senior
Wes Hatton Norco RHP/OF Senior
Matt Hobgood Norco RHP/1B Senior
Tyler Matzek Capistrano Valley LHP Senior
Aaron Northcraft Mater Dei RHP Senior
Brooks Pounders Temecula Valley RHP Senior
Tyler Skaggs Santa Monica LHP/1B Senior
Chad Thompson El Toro RHP Senior
Aaron Wirsch El Toro LHP Senior
Beau Wright Los Alamitos LHP Senior

Other Top Players
Name School Position Year
J.J. Altobelli Woodbridge SS Sr.
Mikel Beltran Oxnard RHP Jr.
Trevor Brown Hart C/OF Sr.
Tony Calhoun Temecula Valley SS/RHP Sr.
Kevin Chambers Capistrano Valley LHP Sr.
Nolan Clark Capistrano Valley C/RHP Sr.
Kelly Dugan S.O. Notre Dame 1B/OF Sr.
Brett Gerritse Pacifica RHP Sr.
Chase Harrison Orange Lutheran OF Jr.
Kurt Heyer Edison RHP Sr.
Dennis Holt Esperanza OF/LHP Sr.
Anthony Hutting Tesoro OF Sr.
David Kiriakos Pacific SS Sr.
Cade Kreuter Valencia 3B/1B Sr.
Christian Lopes Valencia SS So.
Steven Mancilla Sonora SS Sr.
Jack Marder Newbury Park SS Sr.
Frankie Martin Yucaipa LHP/OF Sr.
Ian McCarthy Mater Dei RHP Sr.
Alex Mejia El Camino Real SS Sr.
Ethan Miller Ayala RHP Sr.
Blair Moore Riverside Poly SS Sr.
Paul Paez Bishop Amat LHP Jr.
Dillon Penprase El Toro 1B Sr.
Cody Regis Glendora SS Sr.
Drew Sandler Simi Valley C Sr.
Richard Stock Agoura C/RHP Sr.
Ivory Thomas Downey OF/3B Sr.
Kasey Toven Chatsworth SS Sr.
Zach Vincej Saugus SS Sr.

MATT DAVIDSON
The USC-bound Davidson was an Aflac All-American last summer after hitting .329 with seven homers as a junior. He's the No. 13 recruit in the ESPNU rankings thanks in large part to his prodigious power.

JIOVANNI MIER
Rated the No. 15 recruit in the ESPNU rankings, Mier hit .479 with three homers, 30 RBIs and 15 steals last year. He has signed with USC but could be an early-round pick in the upcoming MLB Draft.

MATT HOBGOOD
Hobgood earned Los Angeles Times Player of the Year honors as a junior after going 10-0 with a 1.84 ERA on the mound and hitting .489 with 15 homers and 45 RBIs. He has inked with Cal State Fullerton.

TYLER SKAGGS
Rated the No. 9 recruit in the ESPNU rankings, Skaggs is a dominant southpaw who has signed with Cal State Fullerton. As a junior, he was unhittable, posting a 1.09 ERA.

Coach's Take

AN AREA COACH ON DAVID NICK:
"Offensively, he's got a real nice, compact swing. Defensively, he's got good range. He's just a very smart player offensively and defensively  he really knows the game."