Thursday, February 23, 2012
Updated: March 1, 11:33 AM ET
All-State Baseball: Massachusetts
With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in Massachusetts.
We've broken down the state's top 20 players into two teams -- one of position players and one of pitchers. Keep in mind, these preseason selections were determined by a combination of in-season performance and recruit rankings.
See all 51 all-state baseball teams.
Anthony Capuano, St. John's Prep, OF, Senior
Led SJP in hits, runs and stolen bases last year.
Jarrod Casey, Milford, OF/LHP, Senior
Batted .530 and posted an 8-1 record on the mound.
Dan Cellucci, Lincoln-Sudbury, SS, Senior
Posted a .536 BA and scored 44 runs for Division 1 state champs.
Chris McCarthy, Everett, C, Senior
Hit .585 and drove in 28 runs as a junior.
Bob Melley, BC High, C, Senior
Productive backstop has signed with UConn.
Matt O'Neil, East Longmeadow, SS/RHP, Senior
Batted .447 with 15 stolen bases last year, committed to UConn.
Christpher Shaw, Lexington, 1B/RHP, Senior
Boston College recruit hit eight home runs last year.
Ryan Summers, Westfield, C, Junior
Hit six home runs and drove in 27 last year; headed to Louisville.
Matt Tulley, Lowell, SS/RHP, Senior
Has signed to play at Virginia Tech.
Rhett Wiseman, BB&N, OF, Senior
Vanderbilt recruit hit .447 with 11 HRs and 29 SBs last year.
Austin DeCarr, Xaverian, RHP/SS, Junior
Strong-armed athlete also took snaps as a quarterback in the fall.
Patrick Delano, Braintree, RHP, Senior
Big power pitcher is headed to Vanderbilt.
Tyler Dowd, Springfield Central, RHP/OF, Senior
Should be among state leaders in K's this spring.
Mike Krupczak, Springfield Cathedral, RHP, Senior
Went 7-0 with a 1.85 ERA last year.
Ryan McDonald, Acton-Boxboro, LHP, Junior
Posted a 0.90 ERA last year, striking out 71 batters over 55 innings.
Steve Moyers, East Longmeadow, LHP/OF, senior
Went 8-1 last year while posting a 0.44 ERA; career record of 23-2.
John NIcklas, St. Sebastian's, RHP, Senior
Has signed to play at Boston College.
Pat Ruotolo, Peabody, RHP, Junior
Struck out 102 batters last year, including three games of 15-plus K's.
Max Tishman, Lawrence Academy, LHP, Senior
Polished left-hander has signed with Wake Forest.
Troy Whitty, Dexter, RHP, Senior
Transferred from Oliver Ames, where he posted a 0.90 ERA last year.
OTHER TOP PLAYERS
Joelfi Arias, Springfield Central, SS, Senior
Scott Blanchette, Pittsfield, OF, Senior
Nick Bragole, St. John's Prep, RHP, Junior
Tyler Buck, Franklin, OF, Senior
Chuckie Connors, BC High, SS, Senior
Will Cousins, Medfield, SS/2B, Senior
Frank Crinella, Springfield Central, SS, Senior
Casey DeAndrade, East Bridgewater, OF, Senior
Dan DeDonato, Chelmsford, SS, Senior
Alex Fiste, St. Mary's, RHP, Senior
Steve Flynn, St. Peter-Marian, RHP, Senior
Pete Franchi, Lynnfield, OF, Senior
Connor Fuller, Auburn, LHP, Senior
Kyle Gauthier, Lynn Classical, RHP, Senior
Sean Glabicky, Malden Catholic, SS, Senior
Jason Hendy, Sandwich, SS, Senior
Chris Hoyt, Xaverian, 2B/RHP, Senior
Michael Marshall, Maynard, RHP/SS, Senior
Ryan McDonald, Acton-Boxboro, LHP, Senior
Matt Montalto, Dennis-Yarmouth, OF, Senior
Kevin O'Connor, Leominster, OF, Senior
Rory O'Connor, Lowell, OF, Senior
Ryan O'Shea, Oliver Ames, RHP, Senior
Connor Perry, Central Catholic, C, Senior
Alex Rojak, Plymouth North, RHP, Senior
George Tsonis, Peabody, 3B, Junior
Ryan Tufts, BC High, SS, Junior
Brandon Walsh, North Andover, C, Senior
Ryan Wardwell, Hudson, SS/2B, Senior
Rory Ziomek, Phillips Andover, RHP, Junior