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Players To Watch In 2001

VALLEY / VENTURA COUNTY SPORTS

February 21, 2001|ERIC SONDHEIMER

Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Mike Nickeas, Westlake Sr. No one's better handling pitchers 2. Phil Avlas, Kennedy Sr. Returning City co-player of the year 3. Mike Silva, Burroughs Jr. Would use his head to block balls 4. Chris Denove, Agoura Sr. Top athlete who knows how to hit 5. Jim Milkovich, Chaminade Sr. Led Eagles in hitting all winter 6. Jose Carrillo, Birmingham Jr. Has 82 hits in two years 7. Jason Anderson, Lancaster Jr. Will be best in the Golden League 8. Aaron Lowenstein, Calabasas So. Could be No. 1 catcher by senior year 9. Aaron Garcia, Moorpark Jr. Excellent arm, good hitting ability 10. Danny Dominguez, Chatsworth Sr. Chatsworth pitchers can't do without him 11. Josh Lagrotta, Canyon Sr. Hit .423 and knows how to block balls 12. Andrew Strickland, Cleveland Sr. Good hitter who's making improvement 13. Trevor Weedon, Nordhoff Jr. One of the best in Ventura County

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Rk Player, School Yr. Comment 1. Bill Susdorf, Hart Sr. Had 40 hits, 40 RBIs during MVP season 2. Delmon Young, Camarillo So. He could go straight to the pros 3. Ryan Braun, Granada Hills Jr. He loves to break apartment windows 4. Luke Riordan, Westlake Sr. One of the most improved hitters 5. Will Penniall, La Canada Jr. Soccer player who's fast and can hit 6. Erik Johnson, Chaminade Sr. Capable of MVP season 7. Hector Chavez, Sylmar Sr. Had 30 hits and All-City season 8. Lucio Tapia, Birmingham Jr. Watch him hit above .450 9. Steve Moss, Notre Dame Jr. Has speed, size and great glove 10. J.D. Peterson, Camarillo Sr. Turns singles into doubles with speed 11. Danny Mata, Kennedy Sr. No one's a better center fielder 12. Brian Gunn, Royal Sr. Could lead Highlanders in hitting 13. Derek Walker, Burroughs Jr. Hit eight home runs in summer ball 14. Nevil Vega, Grant Sr. Can be .400 hitter for Lancers 15. Ryan Brown, St. Francis Sr. One of the top hitters in Mission League 16. Bryce Hester, Verdugo Hills Sr. Hit .516 as a junior 17. Casey Belmonte, Simi Valley Jr. Selected All-Marmonte League

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