Thursday, February 23, 2012
Updated: March 1, 10:12 AM ET
All-State Baseball: Texas
With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in Texas.
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.
Austin Aune, Argyle, SS, Senior
Batted .490 with six home runs; will play baseball and football at TCU.
Nicholas Buckner, North Shore, OF, Junior
Texas' top junior in Perfect Game rankings; Team USA 16U member.
Austin Dean, Klein Collins, 3B, Senior
UT recruit smashed 12 home runs to go with 44 runs scored.
Spencer Edwards, Rockwall, SS/OF, Senior
Batted .407 with nine home runs, 37 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.
Courtney Hawkins, CC Carroll, OF/RHP Senior
Longhorns commit hit .422 and played in Area Code Games.
Jovan Hernandez, Rockwall-Heath, C, Senior
Shares state record for longest hit streak at 42 games.
C.J. Hinojosa, Klein Collins, SS, Senior
UT signee can do it all, batting .405 with 16 HRs and 61 RBIs.
Wyatt Mathisen, Calallen, C, Senior
Batted .454 with 11 home runs; also shines on the mound.
Justin "Boomer" White, Memorial, OF, Senior
TCU recruit is a football star as well.
Nick Williams, Galveston Ball, OF, Senior
Posted .537 average with 13 home runs and 30 RBIs.
Armando Arrevelo, Calallen, LHP, Senior
Went 12-1 with 1.51 ERA for Wildcats.
Austin Fairchild, St. Thomas, LHP, Senior
TCU signee has helped Eagles to consecutive TAPPS state crowns.
Cory Geisler, Klein Collins, LHP, Senior
Named District 13-5A MVP last year.
Tyler Gonzales, S.A. Madison, RHP, Senior
Played in the Under Armour All-America Game and Area Code Games.
Jeremy Kivel, Spring, RHP, Senior
Houston recruit is armed with a potent fastball.
Grayson Long, Barbers Hill, RHP, Senior
Named to All-Area Code team this past summer.
Sheldon Neuse, Fossil Ridge, RHP, Junior
Impressive effort earned him All-Area Code honors.
Teddy Stankiewicz, Southwest Christian, RHP, Senior
Went 8-3 with a 0.95 ERA and 98 strikeouts.
Jake Thompson, Rockwall-Heath, RHP, Senior
TCU recruit went 12-3 with a 1.90 ERA and a whopping 131 K's.
Mitchell Traver, Houston Christian, RHP, Senior
6-foot-7 major league prospect struck out 61 with 2.31 ERA.
OTHER TOP PLAYERS
Craig Aikin, Coppell, OF, Senior
Bryndan Arredondo, Frenship, C, Junior
Nicholas Banks, Tomball, OF/LHP, Junior
Dustin Beasley, Stony Point, 3B, Senior
Cavan Biggio, St. Thomas, 3B, Junior
Dalton Brown, Ponder, RHP, Senior
Leon Byrd Jr., Cypress Ranch, 2B, Senior
Nick Cerda, Lehman, SS, Senior
Aaron Collazo, S.A. Johnson, SS, Senior
Joseph Collazo, S.A. Johnson, 2B, Senior
Ty Culbreth, Bryan, LHP, Senior
Josh Cruz, CC Carroll, 3B, Senior
Paxton De La Garza, Lubbock Coronado, SS, Senior
Cameron Dishon, Bridge City, OF, Senior
Preston Dorsey, Calallen, OF, Junior
O'Shea Dumes, CC Carroll, RHP, Senior
Riley Ferrell, A&M Consolidated, RHP, Senior
Julian Fernandez, Veterans Memorial, RHP, Junior
Zach Flores, Harlingen South, 2B, Senior
Ralph Garza, New Braunfels, RHP, Senior
Ronnie Gideon, Hallsville, SS, Junior
Phillip Guzman, Rio Grande City, C, Senior
Holden Helmink, Willis, RHP, Senior
Anthony Hermelyn, McKinney, 3B, Senior
Tanner Hill, Canyon, C, Senior
Kevin Hull, Creekview, 2B, Senior
Chad Hollingsworth, Robinson, RHP, Senior
Geonte Jackson, Elkins, SS, Senior
Jake Jarvis, Klein Collins, OF/RHP, Sophomore
Ben Johnson, Westwood, OF/C, Senior
Hunter Kopycinski, St. Thomas, C, Senior
Devonte Lacy, Grand Prairie, OF, Senior
Chris Lanham, Houston Lamar, RHP, Senior
Kevin McCanna, The Woodlands, RHP, Senior
Billy McKinney, Plano West, OF, Junior
Casey Meisner, Cy-Woods, RHP, Junior
Hunter Melton, Corsicana, 3B, Senior
Ford Moore, A&M Consolidated, OF, Senior
Alexis Perez, Alice, 2B, Senior
Cory Raley, Uvalde, SS, Senior
Beau Rathjen, Memorial, OF, Senior
Kramer Robertston, Midway, SS/RHP, Junior
Willie Schwanke, Frisco Wakeland, 3B, Senior
Joseph Shaw, Ennis, RHP, Senior
Darryn Sheppard, Dulles, OF/RHP, Junior
Stephen Smith, Frenship, OF, Junior
Kohl Stewart, St. Pius, RHP, Junior
Connor Tekyl, Sugar Land Kempner, SS, Senior
Brian Trieglaff, Houston Christian, RHP/C, Senior
Eric Williams, Sachse, OF/RHP, Junior
Leonel Zamarripa, Rio Grande City, 2B, Senior