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All-State Baseball: New Mexico

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:25 AM ET
By ESPNHS

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

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


Hunter Blaylock, Belen, C, Senior
Hit seven home runs with a .545 average as a junior.

Cody Bower, St. Pius, OF, Junior
Has committed to play college ball at the University of New Mexico.

Dalton Bowers, Volcano Vista, 1B/3B, Senior
Hit .471 while collecting 34 hits as a junior.

Alex Bregman, Albuquerque Academy, SS/C, Senior
Member of last summer's USA U-18 team; signed with LSU.

Reece Lucero, La Cueva, C, Senior
Smashed six home runs as a junior last spring.

Shilo McCall, Piedra Vista, OF, Senior
One of the state's top power hitters has signed with Arkansas.

Jered Meek, Carlsbad, 3B, Senior
New Mexico signee hit .524 last season for the Cavemen.

Cullen O'Dwyer, El Dorado, OF, Senior
One of state's top outfielders has signed with Arizona State.

Kevin Shul, Albuquerque Academy, 3B, Senior
Rising prospect will play for New Mexico next season.

Andre Vigil, Volcano Vista, 2B, Junior
Led Class 5A with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs as a sophomore.

Shane Woodson, Piedra Vista, OF/RHP, Senior
Hit over .400 as Piedra Vista's speedy leadoff man last season.


PITCHERS


Tyler Almager, Eunice, RHP/IF, Senior
Class 2A's top player hit .667 and struck out 94 batters with a 0.99 ERA.

Tyler Buffett, RHP/C/1B, Albuquerque Academy, Junior
Top-ranked junior in the state has committed to Oklahoma State.

Taylor Duree, Sandia, RHP/OF, Senior
Hard-throwing pitcher is University of New Mexico-bound.

Kevin Piersol, Albuquerque Academy, RHP/OF, Senior
Totaled six wins on the hill and hit .450 at the plate; NMSU-bound.

Kyle Piersol, Albuquerque Academy, RHP/IF, Sophomore
Dangerous on mound and at plate; hit .460 with 25 RBIs last year.

Kholeton Sanchez, Piedra Vista, RHP/C, Senior
Helped lead Piedra Vista to Class 4A state title last season.

Matt Villalobos, Cleveland, RHP/3B, Senior
Will be ace of staff for the Storm this season.

Trevor Whitmire, Artesia, RHP/SS/OF, Senior
Signed to play for University of New Mexico next year.

Brett Worthen, La Cueva, RHP/IF, Senior
Finished with five victories and 41 strikeouts as a junior.

Caleb Young, Hobbs, RHP/OF, Senior
All-State pitcher last season for district champs.