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Players To Watch In 2001

February 21, 2001|ERIC SONDHEIMER

PITCHER

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Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Tyler Adamczyk, Westlake Sr. Was 8-1 with 1.38 ERA 2. Chris Seddon, Canyon Sr. Left-hander with fastball approaching 90 mph 3. Eddie Baeza, Poly Jr. Is throwing in high 80s 4. Gilbert Infante, St. Sr. Won seven playoff games in Bonaventure three years 5. Eric Moore, Kennedy Jr. His curveball makes hitters miss 6. Joe Guntz, Chatsworth Jr. Was 11-0 with 2.94 ERA 7. Bobby Paschal, Chaminade Jr. Was 8-1 with 1.35 ERA 8. Alex Merricks, Oxnard Jr. Left-hander with bright future 9. Adam Geery, Kennedy Jr. Loves to pitch in pressure situations 10. Abraham Gonzalez, San Fernando Sr. When he's throwing strikes, beware 11. Eric Posthumus, Hart Sr. Was 8-0 with 1.62 ERA 12. Greg Acheatel, El Camino Real Jr. Proved at Dodger Stadium he can pitch 13. Jered Weaver, Simi Valley Sr. Has the velocity to make impact 14. Richie Martin, Valencia Sr. Made impressive strides during winter ball 15. Tyler Bain, Lancaster Sr. Can be overpowering on his best day 16. Justin Cassel, Chatsworth So. Knows how to pitch and win 17. Jimmy Alstot, Camarillo Sr. He's 25-0 as high school pitcher 18. T.J. Franco, Chaminade Sr. Has scholarship to San Francisco 19. Dan Fischer, Royal Sr. He's 6-5 and throwing hard 20. Sean Clark, Chaminade Jr. Lanky right-hander with tremendous potential 21. Kris Krise, Crescenta Valley Jr. He's 6-6 and capable of dominating 22. Kevin Hickcox, Glendale Jr. Had 1.75 ERA as a sophomore 23. Chris White, Westlake Sr. No. 2 pitcher to Adamczyk isn't bad 24. Justin Segal, Calabasas Jr. Will dominate the Frontier League 25. Joe Hampel, Poly Sr. Left-hander with excellent control 26. Travis Flowers, Nordhoff Jr. Was 8-1 with 1.66 ERA 27. Edward Degerman, Granada Hills Sr. Walked 15 in 60 1/3 innings

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FIRST BASE

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Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Jaime Martinez, Hueneme Sr. Had 41 RBIs, eight home runs 2. Jason Kort, El Camino Real Sr. Best clutch hitter in City Section 3. Kyle Wilson, Valencia Sr. Will deliver big hits for Vikings 4. Nick Jewell, Royal Sr. Takes over for Brian Lipman 5. Greg Ramos, Sylmar Sr. Left-hander who can hit 6. Evan Williams, Oak Park Sr. Batted .390 last season

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SECOND BASE

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Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Gregg Wallis, Chatsworth Sr. Signed with UC Irvine 2. Blake Sharpe, Moorpark Jr. Terrific infielder and all-around athlete 3. Dustin Slade, Crespi Sr. Will come through with .400 batting average 4. Zack Jones-Sims, Poly Sr. Watch him steal when he gets on base 5. Aaron McGuinness, Crescenta So. Does everything well Valley 6. Colton Walter, Lancaster Sr. Critical player for Golden League favorites

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THIRD BASE

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Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Jonathan Oller, Crespi Sr. He's healthy, so watch the home runs 2. Tim Murphy, Burroughs Jr. Played for U.S. national youth team 3. Jesus Martinez, San Fernando Sr. Had 29 hits as a junior 4. Cody Haerther, Chaminade Jr. Ready to have all-star season 5. Eric Ross, Royal Sr. Batted .431 as a junior 6. Matt Moore, Hart Jr. Great athlete who's learning to hit 7. Nick Arroyo, Cleveland Sr. Three-sport athlete 8. Evan Tuchman, Calabasas Sr. Enters with 18-game hitting streak 9. Tito Cruz, Hoover Jr. St. Francis transfer hit six doubles last season 10. Gabe Pena, Poly Sr. Led team with .442 batting average

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SHORTSTOP

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Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Tim Cantu, Alemany Sr. Hits, fields and runs 2. Jimmy Rohan, Valencia Jr. Makes tough plays 3. Ryan McCarthy, Westlake Sr. Batted .452 and moves from second 4. Tyrone Culver, Palmdale Sr. Great athlete with improving skills 5. Brad Boyer, Camarillo Jr. He'll be an NCAA Division I shortstop 6. Jamie Mah, Sylmar Jr. He'll hit, pitch and field with the best 7. Raul Campos, Birmingham Jr. Part of great group of junior shortstops 8. Dale Legaspi, Crespi Sr. Back from elbow surgery and ready to go 9. Chris Nealon, Moorpark Jr. Capable of causing damage at the plate 10. Andrew Petersen, L.A. Baptist Sr. Has been standout since freshman year 11. Stephen Yoo, Montclair Prep Sr. Another Mountie headed for college 12. Christian Hariot, El Camino Jr. Key contributor on City final Real club 13. Robert Marcial, Cleveland Jr. Doesn't make errors 14. Chad Shaw, Kennedy Sr. Former second baseman can be unsung hero 15. Josh Satin, Harvard-Westlake So. Had 29 hits as a freshman 16. Kyle Barratt, Crescenta Valley So. He's 6-3 with excellent range 17. Erik Hagstrom, Granada Hills Sr. He's finally healthy and ready to produce

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CATCHER

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