All-State Baseball: New Jersey
With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in New Jersey.
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.
Kevin Bradley, Hopewell, SS, Senior
Switch-hitter batted .446 with seven HRs and 38 RBIs.
Joe Brooks, Gloucester Catholic, 2B/C, Senior
Consistent at the plate with .444 average and 43 RBIs.
John Brue, Gloucester Catholic, 1B, Senior
Monster season with .551 average, nine HRs, 56 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
Matt Dacey, Don Bosco Prep, 1B, Senior
Michigan recruit posted .461 average with eight HRs and 33 RBIs.
Jarret DeHart, Shawnee, OF/1B, Junior
LSU commit has imposing frame (6-1, 195 pounds) and power at the plate.
Joe Dudek, CBA, 1B, Junior
Talented lefty has already committed to UNC.
George Iskenderian, Don Bosco Prep, SS, Senior
South Carolina commit hit .421 with 28 RBIs.
Matt Thaiss, Jackson Memorial, C/OF, Junior
Hit .310 with three HRs despite missing three weeks with injury.
Matt Tietz, Pope John, SS, Senior
Batted .345 with three home runs, 20 stolen bases and 12 doubles.
Mark Tomei, South Plainfield, OF, Senior
Broke out as a junior with .496 average, nine home runs and 26 RBIs.
Tom Burns, Don Bosco Prep, RHP, Senior
Went 9-0 with 62 strikeouts and 1.53 ERA.
Marshall Harden, Steinert, RHP, Senior
Penn commit posted 4-0 mark with 1.29 ERA and 43 strikeouts.
Rob Kaminsky, St. Joseph (Mont.), LHP, Junior
Ranked 32nd in class by Perfect Game; tossed no-hitter last year.
Sean Kelly, Cherokee, RHP, Junior
Also excels in OF and at 1B; rated sixth-best junior in NJ by Perfect Game.
Mark McCoy, Barnegat, LHP, Senior
Wake Forest signee also shines on the gridiron at quarterback.
Chris Oakley, St. Augustine Prep, RHP, Junior
6-foot-7 flamethrower has committed to UNC.
Andrew Schorr, Audubon, LHP, Senior
Earned scholarship to ECU despite missing most of last two seasons with injuries.
Mike Shawaryn, Gloucester Catholic, RHP, Junior
Went 7-0 with 1.56 ERA; projected as a high MLB draft pick next year.
Mike Sheppard III, Seton Hall Prep, RHP, Senior
St. John's commit posted a 7-0 mark with 1.55 ERA.
Austin Solecitto, Indian Hills, LHP, Senior
Played in Area Code Games; headed to Boston College.
OTHER TOP PLAYERSKevin Boswick, Shawnee, RHP, Senior
Anthony Ciavarella, Phillipsburg, LHP, Senior
Deven DelPriore, Point Pleasant Boro, C, Junior
Mike Donellan, Dumont, RHP Senior
Brett Ender, Montgomery, OF, Senior
Sean Feeney, Cranford, 3B, Senior
Will Fitzgerald, Millburn, OF, Senior
Tyler Fox, Immaculata, OF, Senior
Joseph Frey, Moorestown, C, Senior
Michael Gomez, Don Bosco Prep, RHP, Senior
Jonathan Gonzalez, Winslow Township, C/3B, Junior
Zach Gray, Morristown Beard, 1B/3B, Senior
Joey Graziano, Gov. Livingston, RHP, Senior
Max Herrmann, Montclair Kimberley, LHP, Senior
John Holland, Jackson Liberty, RHP, Senior
Brandon Holup, Jackson, RHP, Senior
Derek Jenkins, North Hunterdon, OF, Senior
Jimmy Kenny, West Essex, OF, Senior
Andrew LaMura, Red Bank Catholic, OF, Senior
Paul Mammino, Hillsborough, LHP, Senior
Tommy Marcinczyk, Middlesex, OF/P, Junior
Tyler Martis, Gov. Livingston, 2B Senior
Elliott McCummings, Gloucester Catholic, C/OF, Senior
Michael Mecca, Don Bosco Prep, OF, Senior
Alex Nickles, Ramapo, OF/RHP, Senior
Andrew Niech, Colonia, 2B/C, Senior
Joe Ogren, Jackson, SS, Senior
James O'Rourke, Westfield, OF, Senior
Matt Pidich, CBA, RHP, Junior
Joe Purritano, Don Bosco Prep, 1B/C, Senior
Mike Roethke, Immaculata, OF, Senior
Kurt Rutmayer, Cranford, RHP, Senior
Kidane Rutty, St. Mary (Ruth.), OF, Senior
Dave Schanz, Union Catholic, SS, Senior
Keith Skinner, Gov. Livingston, C, Senior
James Spadaccini, Butler, SS, Senior
Brett Tenuto, Gloucester Catholic, 3B, Senior
Grant Van Orden, Don Bosco Prep, 3B, Senior
Connor White, Wall, C, Senior
Gianni Zayas, North Bergen, RHP, Senior
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