2011 New Balance All Area Code Team
His stock was already high, but after the performance of slugging catcher Clint Coulter of Union (Camas, Wash.) at the 2011 Area Code Games, they could use a little of his kind of stock on Wall Street.
The incoming senior 6-foot-3, 200-pound catcher not only hit the tar out of the ball but played superb defense at backstop.
He hit .526 with a .591 on-base percentage. Of his 10 hits five were doubles and one was a triple for an .895 slugging percentage. At one point Coulter reached base seven consecutive times.
There's little doubt that Coulter, in leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-0 record, is the headliner of the following New Balance All-Area Code Games Team chosen by the same panel that selected the daily New Balance and Wilson awards.
Also making the Top 25 are the two players at the 25th annual event that left the yard, Kansas City Royals' outfielder Dylan LaVelle of Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens, Wash.), and Texas Rangers' outfielder Courtney Hawkins from Mary Carroll of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Please note that many of the players played more than one position or may not have played the exact position where they've been placed.
After poring over all the box scores for the statistics, and reviewing the five skill tools, players were in a couple of instances placed at a different position than their main one in order to come up with the best possible team.
Also, pitchers that made the Top 35 list previously released are not necessarily placed on this team in the same exact order of their ranking on that list.
A total of 45 players made the Top 25 and the Best of the Rest.
California, with two teams, led the way with 18 players. Texas and Washington were next with six apiece.
2011 New Balance All Area Code Team
|Name||Pos.||Year||High School||City, State||Area Code Team|
|Clint Coulter||C||2012||Union||Camas, Wash.||Royals|
|Austin Dean||1B||2012||Klein Collins||Spring, Texas||Rangers|
|C.J. Hinojosa||2B||2012||Klein Collins||Spring, Texas||Rangers|
|Tanner Rahier||SS||2012||Palm Desert||Palm Desert, Calif.||Brewers|
|Kevin Ross||3B||2012||Niles West||Skokie, Ill.||White Sox|
|Courtney Hawkins||OF||2012||Carroll||Corpus Christi, Texas||Rangers|
|Tyrone Taylor||OF||2012||Torrance||Torrance, Calif.||Brewers|
|Dylan LaVelle||OF||2012||Lake Stevens||Lake Stevens, Wash.||Royals|
|Chris Harvey||UTL||2012||Germantown Academy||Fort Washington, Pa.||Yankees|
|Alex Bregman||UTL||2012||Albuquerque Academy||Albuquerque, N.M.||Reds|
|Trek Stemp||UTL||2012||Kennewick||Kennewick, Wash.||Royals|
|Braden Bishop||UTL||2012||St. Francis||Mountain View, Calif.||Athletics|
|Vincent Jackson||UTL||2012||Luella||Luella, Ga.||Nationals|
|Andrew Pullin||UTL||2012||Centralia||Centralia, Wash.||Royals|
|Lucas Gioito||RHP||2012||Harvard-Westlake||North Hollywood, Calif.||Brewers|
|Max Fried||LHP||2012||Harvard-Westlake||North Hollywood, Calif.||Brewers|
|Freddy Avis||RHP||2012||Menlo School||Atherton, Calif.||Athletics|
|Hunter Virant||LHP||2012||Camarillo||Camarillo, Calif.||Brewers|
|Cody Poteet||RHP||2012||Christian||El Cajon, Calif.||Brewers|
|Chase De Jong||RHP||2012||Woodrow Wilson||Long Beach, Calif.||Brewers|
|Karl Keglovitz||RHP||2012||Nazareth||Nazareth, Pa.||Yankees|
|Grayson Long||RHP||2012||Barbers Hill||Mt. Belview, Texas||Rangers|
|Joey Gallo||RHP||2012||Bishop Gorman||Las Vegas, Nev.||Reds|
|Trevor Megill||RHP||2012||Edison||Huntington Beach, Calif.||Brewers|
|Sheldon Neuse||RHP||2012||Fossil Ridge||Keller, Texas||Rangers|
Best of the Rest
(Position Players and Pitchers in alphabetical order)
OF Justin Burba, Campus Haysville (Wichita, Kan.), 2012, Chicago White Sox
OF BJ Boyd, Palo Alto (Palo Alto, Calif.), 2012, Oakland Athletics
RHP Brady Bramlett, Arlington (Arlington, Tenn.), 2012, Washington Nationals
INF JR Davis, St. Patrick St. Vincent (Vallejo, Calif.), 2012, Oakland Athletics
C Jason Goldstein, Highland Park (Highland Park, Ill.), 2012, Chicago White Sox
OF/RHP Mitchell Gueller, WF West (Chehalis, Wash.), 2012, Kansas City Royals
RHP Ty Hensley, Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.), 2012, Chicago White Sox
LHP Cole Irvin, Servite (Anaheim, Calif.), 2012, Milwaukee Brewers
INF Timothy Lopes, Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 2012, Milwaukee Brewers
RHP James Marvel, Campolindo (Moraga, Calif.), 2012, Oakland Athletics
RHP Joe Navlihan, Freedom (Oakley, Calif.), 2012, Oakland Athletics
RHP Kayden Porter, Spanish Fork (Spanish Fork, Utah), 2012, Cincinnati Reds
INF Cabe Reiten, Academy Northwest (Portland, Ore.), 2012, Kansas City Royals
INF Daniel Robertson, Upland (Upland, Calif.), 2012, Milwaukee Brewers
INF Avery Romero, Menendez (St. Augustine, Fla.), 2012, Washington Nationals
INF Rio Ruiz, Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.), 2012, Oakland Athletics
RHP Logan Shore, Coon Rapids (Coon Rapids, Minn.), 2013, Chicago White Sox
C Stryker Trahan, Acadiana (Lafayette, La.), 2012, Texas Rangers
OF Rhett Wiseman, Buckingham Browne & Nichols (Cambridge, Mass.), 2012, New York Yankees
OF Nick Williams, Galveston Ball (Galveston, Texas), 2012, Texas Rangers
Top Batting Averages
(.300 or higher)
1. C Stryker Trahan, Acadiana (Lafayette, La.), 2012, Texas Rangers, .600
2. C Clint Coulter, Union (Camas, Wash.), 2012, Kansas City Royals, .526
3. INF Kevin Ross, Niles West (Skokie, Ill.), 2012, Chicago White Sox, .462
4. OF Tyrone Taylor, Torrance (Torrance, Calif.), 2012, Milwaukee Brewers, .438
5. OF Vincent Jackson, Luella (Luella, Ga.), 2012, Washington Nationals, .429
6. INF Austin Dean, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas), 2012, Texas Rangers, .421
7. OF Dylan LaVelle, Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens, Wash.), 2012, Kansas City Royals, .400
7. INF Trek Stemp, Kennewick (Kennewick, Wash.), 2012, Kansas City Royals, .400
9. INF Timothy Lopes, Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 2012, Milwaukee Brewers, .385
10. C Jason Goldstein, Highland Park (Highland Park, Ill.), 2012, Chicago White Sox, .363
10. INF Chris Harvey, Germantown Academy (Ft. Washington, Pa.), 2012, New York Yankees, .363
10. INF Cabe Reiten, Academy Northwest (Portland, Ore.), 2012, Kansas City Royals, .363
13. INF Daniel Robertson, Upland (Upland, Calif.), 2012, Milwaukee Brewers, .357
14. OF Nick Williams, Galveston Ball (Galveston, Texas), 2012, Texas Rangers, .353
15. INF Avery Romero, Menendez (St. Augustine, Fla.), 2012, Washington Nationals, .333
16. OF Andrew Pullin, Centralia (Centralia, Wash.), 2012, Kansas City Royals, .308
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