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All-State Baseball: Maryland

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:07 AM ET
By ESPNHS

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

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


Jamal Clarke, Spalding, OF, Senior
Nothing gets by this All-County second-teamer in the outfield.

Michael Flack, Whitman, SS/RHP, Senior
Lethal bat produced 23 RBIs; also posted a 2.91 ERA on the bump.

Matthew McPhearson, Riverdale Baptist, OF, Junior

Posted a .455 average with 24 RBIs for MIAA A champs.

Connor Myers, Middletown, OF/SS, Senior
Old Dominion commit led the Knights to the Class 2A West region crown.

Connor Oliver, DeMatha, 3B/RHP, Senior
All-WCAC second-teamer will play at Maryland next year.

Alex, Pastorius, Calvert Hall, OF, Senior
Highly touted prospect has signed with the College of Charlestown.

Zach Piazza, Huntingtown, SS, Junior
Fast-rising prospect is also a standout quarterback.

Billy Plante, Quince Orchard, C/3B, Senior
Can flat-out smack the ball all over the park; will play at Towson.

Ryan Ripken, Gilman, 1B/LHP, Senior
Son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.; pounded out 23 RBIs last year.

Lamonte Wade, St. Paul's, OF, Senior
Stellar fielder is also a standout hoop player.



PITCHERS


Austin Clark, Spalding, RHP, Senior
Washington Post All-Met selection went 7-0 last spring.

Canaan Cropper, James Bennett, RHP, Junior
Canes baseball standout is arguably the state's top underclassmen hurler.

Kevin Doherty, Good Counsel, LHP, Senior
Future Cavalier is a stud on a deep and talented Falcons' staff.

Michael Gillespie, Boys' Latin, RHP, Senior
Fanned 76 batters and crushed a pair of grand slams last spring.

Matt Goodman, Franklin, RHP, Senior
All-County pick is the Indians staff ace.

Danny Martinson, Good Counsel, RHP, Senior
Two-way threat was stellar on the mound, going 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA.

Kevin Mooney, North Harford, RHP/OF, Senior
Posted a 7-1 mark with 88 K's last season.

Joey Strain, Huntingtown, RHP, Senior
County Player of the Year has committed to Winthrop.

David Carmen, Laurel, RHP, Senior
Nearly unhittable on the mound with a 1.54 ERA and 81 K's.

Brandon Casas, Gilman, RHP, Senior
Led squad to 2010 state crown; committed to Maryland.


OTHER TOP PLAYERS

Abel Arocho, Old Mill, OF, Junior
Randy Baugher, Tuscarora, OF, Senior
Chris Bate, Eleanor Roosevelt, SS, Senior
Cody Brittain, North Harford, SS/RHP, Senior
Cody Acker, Blake, 1B, Senior
Brandon Cavil, Severna Park, C, Senior
Tyler Coleman, Richard Montgomery, OF, Junior
Tyler Fairbanks, Georgetown Prep, OF, Senior
Andrew Frazier, Georgetown Prep, SS, Junior
Nick Freeburger, Spalding, 1B/C, Senior
Gus Gill, Walter Johnson, SS/RHP, Junior
Bradley Keith, Severna Park, Junior RHP/OF
Joe Kotler, Severn, RHP, Senior
George Koutris, The Heights, 1B/OF, Senior
Max Kra, Landon, SS, Senior
Lee Lawler, Reservoir, RHP, Senior
Stephen Lee, Gaithersburg, LHP/1B, Senior
Jack Linehan, The Heights, SS/RHP, Senior
Chad Martin, Quince Orchard, RHP, Senior
Sean Miller, Spalding, SS, Senior
Scott Mitchell, South River, SS/3B, Junior
Nick Moylan, DeMatha, RHP/OF, Senior
Nico Narel-Aguliar, BCC, OF, RHP, Senior
Brendan O'Malley, Northeast, RHP, Senior
Tom O' Neill, Gilman, SS, Senior
Travis Phelps, Thomas Johnson, SS/RHP, Senior
Eric Ramsey, Georgetown Prep, OF, Senior
Errol Robinson, St. John's (Md.), SS, Junior
Kevin Ross, Good Counsel, RHP, Senior
Bobby Schultz, St. Michael's, RHP, Senior
Brian Smith, Frederick, RHP/OF, Senior
Sean Stephenson, DeMatha, OF/RHP, Senior
Zak Sterling, James Bennett, LHP, Senior
Terrence Williams, Dunbar, OF, Senior
Danny Weiss, Churchill, SS, Senior