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All-State Baseball: Indiana

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:06 AM ET
By ESPNHS

With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in Indiana.

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.


POSITION PLAYERS


Matt Dauby, Cathedral, SS, Senior
Virginia Tech recruit hit six HRs last year; slick defender.

Wes Edrington, Hamilton SE, SS, Junior
Smooth shortstop is developing big-time power.

Drew Ellis, Jeffersonville, SS, Sophomore
Little League World Series star will be a super-prospect.

Chase Fieldhouse, Lake Central, OF, Senior
Batted .460 with 10 home runs last season.

Jordan Jackson, Crawfordsville, OF, Junior
Hit .465 with 53 RBIs last year.

Troy Kuhn, Zionsville, SS/3B, Senior
Has signed to paly at Ohio State.

Jake Lindeman, Crown Point, 3B/RHP, Senior
Calling card is excellent plate discipline (.536 OBP, 23/13 BB/K ratio).

Drew Small, Zionsville, OF/2B, Senior
Versatile winner possesses top-shelf athleticism.

Ryan Spaulding, Oak Hill, SS, Senior
Ball State recruit owns a .463 career BA.

Jordan Striegel, New Albany, SS/RHP, Senior
Batted .507 last year; voted state's top hitter and top defender.


PITCHERS


Trey Ball, New Castle, LHP, Junior
6-foot-6 flamethrower has committed to Texas.

Connor Hale, Brebeuf Jesuit, RHP, Senior
Has signed to pitch at Notre Dame.

Taylor Lehnert, Lake Central, RHP, Senior
Went 4-2 with a 2.85 ERA last year; 44 strikeouts in 34.1 innings.

Nick McCarty, Cathedral, RHP/OF, Senior
Notre Dame recruit went 11-0 with a 1.60 ERA in 2011.

Jimmy McNamara, Lake Central, LHP, Senior
Posted a 7-1 record with 0.79 ERA as a junior.

Jordan Minch, Highland, LHP, Senior
6-foot-3 Purdue recruit received votes for best pitcher, best fastball.

Jake Post, Chesterton, RHP, Senior
Struck out 84 batters in 58 innings last year; signed with Ohio State.

Josh Rogers, New Albany, LHP, Junior
Already hits low-90s with his fastball; committed to Louisville.

Isaac Sampen, Brownsburg, RHP/SS, Senior
Purdue recruit is one of best two-way players in Indiana.

Luke Stephenson, Triton Central, RHP, Senior
Struck out almost two batters per inning last year (1.93).


OTHER TOP PLAYERS

Tyler Anderson, Hamilton Heights, LHP, Senior
Trent Astle, Jeffersonville, LHP, Junior
Danny Ayers, Columbus North, LHP, Junior
Nick Bartolome, Harrison, OF, Senior
Karson Bender, Delphi, OF, Senior
Trey Bickel, Mishawaka, RHP, Senior
Will Coursen-Carr, South Side, LHP, Senior
Isaac Crafton, Jeffersonville, C, Junior
Drake Duncan, Ben Davis, C, Senior
Brian Ghiselli, West Lafayette, RHP, Senior
Andrew Hasler, Marian, RHP, Senior
Colin Hawk, Roncalli, SS, Senior
Alex Krupa, Greenwood, OF, Junior
Ryan Levenhagen, Cathedral, 1B, Senior
Nick McCoy, Central Noble, RHP, Senior
Mitch Patishall, Pendleton Heights, 3B, Senior
Jonah Patten, Norwell, RHP, Sophomore
Clark Pence, Greenfield Central, RHP, Senior
Nolan Rogers, Bloomington South, OF, Junior
Tony Rosselli, Terre Haute North, OF, Senior
Zac Ryan, Andrean, RHP, Junior
Nick Saldutti, Westfield, 1B, Senior
Sam Sampen, Brownsburg, 1B/3B, Junior
Austin Sparks, Cathedral, C, Junior
Cody Strong, McCutcheon, C, Senior
Nick Weybright, Lawrence North, SS, Senior
Kent Williams, Noblesville, RHP, Senior
Grant Wilson, FW Carroll, OF, Senior
Matt Woolwine, Fishers, OF, Senior
Bryce Yoder, Eastside, RHP, Senior