All-State Baseball: California
With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in California.
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.
Zach Green, Rocklin, SS, Senior
Rangy defender is headed to Oregon State.
Jeremy Martinez, Mater Dei, C, Junior
Batted .388 with 32 RBIs as a sophomore.
Ty Moore, Mater Dei, OF/RHP, Senior
OC Register POY last year; hit .510, went 10-2 on the mound.
Brian Mundell, Valencia, C, Senior
Hit .410 last year while playing elite defense behind the plate.
Tanner Rahier, Palm Desert, SS/RHP, Senior
Doesn't play high school ball; has committed to San Diego.
Chris Rivera, El Dorado, SS, Junior
Talented defender has impressive pop at the plate.
Daniel Robertson, Upland, 3B, Senior
UCLA recruit batted .545 with six home runs as a junior.
Rio Ruiz, Bishop Amat, 3B/RHP, Senior
All-State football player in the fall; has pledged to USC for baseball.
Tyrone Taylor, Torrance, OF, Senior
Made the ESPNHS Underclass All-American team last year.
Trey Williams, Valencia, 3B, Senior
One of the nation's top power hitters blasted nine HRs last season.
Freddy Avis, Menlo, RHP, Senior
Posted 10-1 record with a 2.39 ERA last year.
Tyler Brashears, El Toro, RHP, Senior
Went 11-2 and pitched superbly in the 2011 postseason.
Kyle Davis, Pacifica, RHP, Senior
Posted a 2.25 ERA and pitched four complete games in 2011.
Max Fried, Harvard-Westlake, LHP, Senior
UCLA recruit is nation's top southpaw.
Lucas Giolito, Harvard-Westlake, RHP, Senior
No. 1 prospect in the country gives H-W two UCLA-bound aces.
James Kaprielian, Beckman, RHP, Senior
Went 11-1 last year with a 1.02 ERA; K/BB ratio of 84/5.
Ryan McNeil, Nipomo, RHP, Senior
Big (6-foot-3) flamethrower has committed to Long Beach State.
Cody Poteet, Bonita Christian, RHP/SS, Senior
UCLA recruit is also an offensive threat (.509 BA, 20 SB last year).
Kyle Twomey, El Dorado, RHP, Senior
Elite velocity is one reason USC was happy to get Twomey's pledge.
Hunter Virant, Camarillo, LHP, Senior
Another member of UCLA's dominant recruiting class.
OTHER TOP PLAYERSJordan Aboites, Mayfair, SS, Senior
Tyler Alamo, Cypress, C, Junior
Zack Aukes, Pioneer, LHP, Junior
Connor Baits, Point Loma, RHP/1B, Senior
Elliott Barzilli, Palisades Charter, SS, Junior
Cal Becker, Redwood, RHP/SS, Senior
Braden Bishop, Mountain View St. Francis, RHP/OF, Senior
Paul Blackburn, Heritage, RHP/SS, Senior
Vahn Bozoian, Ayala, OF/3B, Senior
Bryson Brigman, S.J. Valley Christian, SS, Sophomore
Devin Carter, Temecula Valley, OF, Senior
Troy Conyers, El Capitan, LHP, Senior
Nico Darras, JSerra, 3B, Senior
Chase DeJong, Woodrow Wilson, RHP, Senior
Corey Dempster, Loyola, OF, Junior
Tony DiMartino, Monte Vista, 1B, Senior
Max Dutto, San Ramon Valley, SS, Senior
Luke Dykstra, Westlake, OF, Sophomore
Ben Eckels, Davis, RHP, Senior
Steve Farinaro, Head-Royce, RHP, Junior
Nolan Gannon, Santa Fe Christian, RHP, Senior
Justin Garza, Bonita, RHP, Senior
Jacob Gatewood, Redwood, SS/RHP, Sophomore
Steven Golden, OF, Mountain View St. Francis, Senior
Stephen Gonsalves, Cathedral Catholic, LHP, Junior
Trevin Haseltine, Wood, RHP, Junior
Nick Hynes, Covina, RHP, Senior
Cole Irvin, Servite, LHP, Senior
Drew Jackson, Miramonte, SS, Senior
Logan James, Jesuit, LHP, Senior
Jesse Kay, Cathedral Catholic, C, Senior
A.J. Kennedy, Savanna, C/RHP, Senior
Mitchel Kranson, De La Salle, 3B, Senior
Timothy Lopes, Huntington Beach Edison, SS, Senior
Kieran Lovegrove, Mission Viejo, RHP, Senior
Darrell Miller, Servite, C, Senior
Charles Moorman, El Capitan, C, Senior
Joe Munoz, Los Altos, SS/RHP, Senior
Kevin Newman, Poway, SS, Senior
Corey Oswalt, James Madison, SS, Senior
Felipe Perez, Fairmont Prep, RHP, Senior
Jake Pintar, San Juan Hills, RHP, Senior
Andrew Potter, Eastside, RHP, Senior
Tim Richards, Long Beach Wilson, SS, Junior
Cameron Saylor, South Hills, C/RHP, Senior
Dominic Smith, Gardena Serra, 1B, Junior
Daniel Starwalt, Grantie Hills, RHP/OF, Senior
Shane Watson, Lakewood, RHP, Senior
Jonah Wesely, Tracy, LHP, Junior
Ruben Ybarra, Riverside Poly, C/OF, Senior
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