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All-State Baseball: Oregon

Updated: March 1, 2012, 9:55 PM ET
By ESPNHS

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

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


Brett Bafaro, Liberty, C/OF, Senior
Oregon commit for football has game-breaking power.

Joseph Balfour, Sherwood, OF, Junior
Made plays all over the diamond for the reigning Class 5A champs.

Jake Bennett, Forest Grove, OF, Senior
All-Pacific slugger batted .513 last spring.

Tyler Bennett, Grants Pass, 3B, Senior
Western Nevada signee is a run-producing machine.

Tyler Campbell, Lake Oswego, SS, Senior
Terrific defensive player can also spray line drives all over the field.

Matt Decker, Jesuit, C, Junior
Plus arm and size (6-4, 192) could mean a move to the outfield.

Lucas Hunter, Central Catholic, 2B/3B, Senior
Portland-bound star crushed a 3B and drove in a run in the 6A finals.

Lane Richards, Pendleton, 2B/SS, Senior
Strong candidate for Columbia River MVP; Notre Dame commit.

Joe Schindler, South Eugene, 2B/RHP, Junior
Led the Axemen in RBIs (23), doubles (7) and batting average (.509).

Grant Taylor, Lake Oswego, OF, Senior
Reigning Three Rivers League Player of the Year.


PITCHERS


Nick Bland, Tualatin, RHP, Senior
All-Pacific hurler pumps in high-80 fastballs to go with a nasty hook.

Josh Graham, Roseburg, RHP/C, Senior
Oregon commit was Southern Oregon League MVP after 10-2 mark.

Kevin Hamann, Summit, RHP, Senior
All-Intermountain pick posted a 3.18 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 2011.

Conor Harber, Astoria, RHP, Senior
Punched out seven hitters to cop MVP of the Class 4A title game.

Jeff Hendrix, Santiam Christian, RHP/SS, Senior
Versatile athlete won state crown in football; Oregon State signee.

Carson Kelly, Westview, RHP/3B, Senior
Gatorade State Player of the Year is potential first-rounder.

Christian Martinek, Jesuit, LHP/OF, Sophomore
Earning All-Metro League honors as a freshman is no small feat.

Andrew Moore, North Eugene, RHP, Senior
Recorded a pair of no-hitters last season; won state title in 2010.

Brett Nielsen, Sheldon, LHP, Junior
Staff ace was a member of the Kansas City Royals Area Code team.

Jared Priestley, Roseburg, RHP, Senior
Oregon commit posted a 2.17 ERA and 66 strikeouts as a junior.


OTHER TOP PLAYERS

Reza Aleaziz, Southridge, RHP, Junior
Mitch Allen, Beaverton, Util., Senior
Jack Anderson, Lake Oswego, OF, Junior
Buck Arnoldus, La Grande, 3B, Senior
Brady Baker, Ontario, 1B, Senior
Harrison Bruce, Jesuit, OF, Senior
John Carroll, Mountain View, OF, Junior
Hayden Craig, Dayton, 1B, Senior
Jeremy Erisman, Westview, RHP/OF, Junior
Clayton Gelfand, West Linn, 2B/RHP, Junior
Evan Haberle, Jesuit, 2B/OF, Sophomore
Billy Hansen, Ashland, 1B, Senior
Kyle Henderson, Westview, C, Junior
Aaron Hoover, Thurston, Util., Senior
David Irvine, Roseburg, C/OF, Freshman
Austin Kelly, Clackamas, RHP, Junior
Parker Kelly, Westview, RHP/SS, Freshman
Austin Kopacz, Hermiston, 2B/SS, Junior
Ryan Land, Sheldon, OF, Senior
Tommy Lane, Pendleton, 1B, Junior
Jerren Larimer, Redmond, SS/RHP, Senior
Connor Lau, Redmond, RHP/SS, Senior
David Mason, South Salem, 3B/SS, Senior
Luke Merkel, Southridge, OF, Senior
Cooper Mickelson, Clackamas, 2B, Senior
Clay Mott, Gresham, SS/RHP, Senior
Will Parmenter, Pleasant Hill, 2B/3B, Senior
Corey Pool, Beaverton, 3B/RHP, Senior
Brenden Shaffer, West Salem, Util., Senior
Tanner Shipley, Wilsonville, DH, Junior
Cooper Stiles, Sheldon, 3B/SS, Junior
Joey Urness, Thurston, OF, Senior