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All-State Baseball: Florida

Updated: March 2, 2012, 12:54 PM ET
By ESPNHS

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

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


Albert Almora, Mater Academy, OF, Senior
Tourney MVP led Team USA to gold at Pan Am Championships.

Keon Barnum, King, 1B, Senior
The 6-foot-3 Miami signee hit .491 with six homers last year.

Lewis Brinson, Coral Springs, OF, Senior
One of the fastest players in the nation, he's signed with Florida.

Adrian Marin, Gulliver Prep, SS, Senior
Along with speed, hitting and defense, the Miami recruit can throw 92.

Tomas Nido, Orangewood Christian, C, Senior
Florida State recruit hit 17 home runs last year.

Avery Romero, Menendez, SS/2B, Senior
UF commit hit .458 with five homers, 18 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.

Addison Russell, Pace, SS/3B, Senior
All-American has committed to Auburn.

Andres Sanchez, Flanagan, SS/3B, Senior
FIU recruit hit .500 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs last spring.

David Thompson, Westminster Christian, OF, Senior
State home run king could play baseball and football at Miami.

Jesse Winker, Olympia, OF/LHP, Senior
Florida recruit forms dynamic duo with teammate Walker Weickel.


PITCHERS


Zach Eflin, Hagerty, RHP, Senior
UCF signee is rated the nation's No. 68 prospect by Perfect Game.

Max Foody, IMG Academy, LHP/OF, Senior
The 6-foot-2 southpaw has signed with Florida State.

Carson Fulmer, All Saints' Academy, RHP/SS, Senior
LSU recruit helped Team USA capture gold at Pan Am Championships.

Hayden Hurst, Bolles, RHP, Senior
Has been lights out even after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Andre Martinez, Archbishop McCarthy, LHP, Senior
Went 10-2 with 1.88 ERA last year, including state title game win.

Lance McCullers Jr., Tampa Jesuit, RHP/SS, Senior
Two-way star a likely first-round pick in June's MLB Draft.

Tyler Pike, Winter Haven, LHP/OF, Senior
Florida State recruit fanned 123 in 78 innings of work last spring.

Carson Sands, North Florida Christian, LHP, Sophomore
Fanned 98 batters in 60 IP as a freshman last season.

Nick Travieso, Archbishop McCarthy, RHP/1B, Senior
Miami recruit forms state's top pitching tandem with Martinez.

Walker Weickel, Olympia, RHP, Senior
At 6-foot-6, the Miami signee is an intimidating presence on the hill.


OTHER TOP PLAYERS

William Abreu, Mater Academy, OF/LHP, Junior
Yency Almonte, Miami Columbus, RHP, Senior
Peter Alonso, Plant, IF, Junior
Nick Basto, Archbishop McCarthy, SS, Senior
Gerald Bautista, Steinbrenner, 3B, Senior
Max Beerman, Tampa Jesuit, 1B/RHP, Senior
Colton Bottomley, Douglas, OF, Senior
David Boyle, Providence, OF, Sophomore
Sean Brady, Ida Baker, LHP, Junior
Marcus Brakeman, Shorecrest Prep, RHP, Senior
Kyle Brooks, Santa Fe, SS, Senior
Logan Browning, Lakeland Christian, LHP/OF, Sophomore
Jon Jon Burkett, Pensacola Catholic, 2B, Senior
Kenny Burkhead, Trinity Christian, RHP/OF, Senior
Jason Carmichael, Mariner, RHP, Senior
Ryan Castellanos, Archbishop McCarthy, RHP, Senior
Adrian Chacon, Tampa Jesuit, RHP, Junior
Chris Chinea, Gulliver Prep Prep, C, Senior
Louis Collazo, Miami Columbus, LHP, Senior
Zach Collins, Plantation American Heritage, C, Junior
Parker Danciu, West Boca, LHP, Senior
Tyler Danish, Durant, 3B, Junior
Bryan De La Rosa, Bucky Dent Baseball School, C, Senior
Ricky Delgado, Miami Palmetto, IF, Junior
Brandon Diaz, Plantation American Heritage, OF/SS, Junior
Christian Dicks, Providence, OF, Senior
Mike Emigh, Flanagan, LHP, Senior
Alfredo Escalara, IMG Baseball Academy, 3B, Senior
Gentry Fortuno, Flanagan, RHP, Freshman
Jake Fossick, Charlotte, RHP, Senior
Anthony Gonzalez, Westminster Christian, 3B/SS, Senior
Nick Gordan, Olympia, IF/RHP, Sophomore
Dalton Guthrie, Venice, SS, Sophomore
Alex Hagner, Eustis, LHP/OF, Junior
Nathan Hahn, Alonso, RHP, Senior
Brett Hanewich, IMG Academy, RHP/IF, Junior
Ronnie Healy, Jupiter, C/OF, Junior
Jimmy Herget, Jefferson, RHP, Senior
Tyler Kendall, Park Vista, 3B, Senior
Christian Khawly, Coral Springs Charter, OF, Sophomore
John Kilichowski, Tampa Jesuit, LHP/1B, Junior
Michael Klement, Plantation American Heritage, C/IF, Senior
Brad Labozetta, Lakeland, RHP, Senior
Ryan Larson, Dr. Phillips, OF/RHP, Junior
Jon Lipinski, Douglas, P/INF, Douglas, Senior
Phildrick Llewellyn, Trinity Christian, C/IF, Senior
Walter Lockett, Providence, 1B, Senior
Nick Longhi, Venice, 1B/LHP, Junior
Brandon Lopez, Plantation American Heritage, SS/RHP, Senior
Aaron Maller, Coral Springs, LHP, Senior
Kyle Marsh, Spruce Creek, RHP/IF, Sophomore
Jamal Martin, Dwyer, OF/RHP, Senior
Richie Martin, Bloomingdale, IF, Senior
Troy Massaro, Nova, LHP, Senior
Dexture McCall, Middleton, 3B, Senior
Seth McGarry, RHP/SS, Lakewood Ranch, Senior
Oscar Mercado, Gaither, SS, Junior
Jose Mesa Jr., Flanagan, RHP, Senior
Mike Mordente, West Broward, SS, Senior
Scott Moss, Deland, LHP, Junior
Eric Neitzel, Gulliver Prep Prep, 3B, Senior
Trey Oest, Durant, RHP, Senior
Chris Okey, Eustis, C, Junior
Corbin Olmstead, Jefferson, 3B/RHP, Senior
Rey Ordonez Jr., SS/OF, Mater Academy, Senior
Matt Pearce, Estero, RHP, Senior
Chris Pelaez, Florida Christian, LHP, Junior
Ivan Pelaez, Gulliver Prep, LHP, Senior
Correlle Prime, Manatee, RHP, Senior
Esteban Puerta, Plantation American Heritage, OF, Senior
George Ragsdale, North Port, IF, Senior
Alexis Rivera, Montverde Academy, OF/1B, Senior
Richie Rivera, St. Petersburg, OF, Sophomore
Conner Rooney, Fernandina Beach, RHP, Junior
Rick Sanchez, Flanagan, C, Senior
Jonathan Sandfort, Winter Springs, RHP/3B, Senior
Nolan Schultz, Tampa Jesuit, C, Junior
Alex Seibold, Plantation American Heritage, RHP, Senior
Alan Sharkey, Coral Springs, 1B, Senior
Jason Sierra, Sarasota, OF, Junior
Dylan Silva, American Heritage-Delray, LHP/1B, Senior
Aaron Soto, Monsignor Pace, LHP, Sophomore
Joey Starling, Bartow, RHP, Junior
John Sternagel, Rockledge, IF, Junior
D.J. Stewart, Bolles, OF, Senior
Joey Swinarski, Orangewood Christian, OF, Sophomore
Carlos Tapia, Ferguson, 1B/OF, Junior
Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian, RHP, Sophomore
Spencer Trayner, Tampa Jesuit, 3B/RHP, Junior
Ryan Valdes, Alonso, OF/RHP, Senior
Cameron Varga, IMG Academy, SS/RHP, Sophomore
Blaze Vasquez, Naples, OF, Junior
Eugene Vazquez, Timber Creek, OF, Junior
Jeremy Vasquez, Martin County, OF, Sophomore
Mike Vinson, Miami Columbus, RHP/1B, Senior
R.P. Waldron, Taylor, C, Senior
Corbin Weeks, Evangelical Christian, C, Senior
Robert Whalen, Haines City, RHP/IF, Senior
Dylan White, Sarasota, LHP, Junior
Danny Young, St. Andrew's, OF, Senior