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High school baseball players to watch in 2012

Keep an eye on these guys.

February 17, 2012|by Eric Sondheimer
  • Mater Dei's Ty Moore is one of the top outfielders in the area.
Mater Dei's Ty Moore is one of the top outfielders in the area. (Luis Sinco, Los Angeles…)

Players to watch in 2012:

Pitchers

Tyler Brashears, El Toro, Sr. UC Irvine signee was 11-2 with 0.77 ERA

Chase DeJong, Long Beach Wilson, Sr. Let's see if anyone can beat him

Max Fried, Harvard-Westlake, Sr. Left-hander with elite skills

Justin Garza, Bonita, Sr. Was 13-0 in 2011

Lucas Giolito, Harvard-Westlake, Sr. Threw a 99 mph fastball in winter ball

Cole Irvin, Servite, Sr. Oregon signee throws strikes

James Kaprielian, Beckman, Sr. UCLA signee with terrific command

Felipe Perez, Fairmont Prep, Sr. UCLA signee is best small-schools pitcher

Kyle Twomey, El Dorado, Sr. Was 7-3 with 1.32 ERA

Hunter Virant, Camarillo, Sr. Left-hander who's also top center fielder

Shane Watson, Lakewood, Sr. USC signee is rising pro prospect

Others

Gary Acuna, Alhambra, Sr. San Jose State signee

Jayson Balades, Oxnard, Sr. Left-hander with nasty curveball

Phil Bickford, Oaks Christian, Jr. 6-4 right-hander was 5-1 with 2.62 ERA

Josh Bornstein, El Segundo, Sr. UC Irvine signee

Scott Burke, Glendora, Jr. Was 5-2 as a sophomore

Trevor Charpie, JSerra, Sr. Was 6-1 with 1.37 ERA

Justin Chamberlain, Camarillo, Sr. Will be three-year standout

JC Cloney, West Ranch, Sr. Long Beach State signee

PJ Conlon, El Dorado, Sr. San Diego signee

Chacho Corniel, Narbonne, Sr. Went 9-2 as a junior

Luke Eubank, Newbury Park, Sr. One of the best in Marmonte League

Michael Farris, Los Alamitos, Sr. Can be effective in tough Sunset League

Alonzo Garcia, San Fernando. So. Straight-A student with potential

Kyle Goodbrand, Tesoro, Jr. Showed potential with 4-0 record

Jack Hartman, Cleveland, Jr. Ready for a big season

Grant Hockin, Damien, So. Already a UCLA commit

Chad Hockin, Damien, Jr. Brother duo to watch

Justin Jacome, Redlands East Valley, Sr. Left-hander headed to UC Santa Barbara

Jack Johnson, Riverside North, Sr. Left-hander helped team win Division I title

Brooks Kriske, Palm Desert, Sr. USC signee also can hit

Mark Huberman, Hamilton, Sr. Left-hander who has ability

Luke Laurita, El Camino Real, Jr. Was 6-0 in summer ball

Kevin Lewallyn, Chaminade, Jr. Left-hander with lots of talent

Angelo Lingos, Great Oak, Sr. Went 4-2 with 2.70 ERA

Kieran Lovegrove, Mission Viejo, Sr. Arizona State signee

Ryan McNeil, Nipomo, Sr. Long Beach St. signee was 7-1 with 1.40 ERA

Scott Mason, Esperanza, Sr. Can come through in big games

Erik Magdaleno, Banning, Sr. Marine League MVP

Andrew Marmor, North Hollywood, So. Helped team reach Dodger Stadium

Jackson McClelland, Redlands East Valley, Sr. 6-foot-6 Pepperdine signee

Rene Medina, St. John Bosco, Sr. Can compete in tough Trinity League

Brandon Murachanian, Quartz Hill, Sr. One of the best in Golden League

Kyle Murray, Crescenta Valley, Sr. Falcons are loaded with pitching

Jacob Nix, Los Alamitos, So. Word is spreading about his ability

Royce Parks, Flintridge Prep, Sr. Two-time All-CIF pick

Andrew Potter, Eastside, Sr. UC Irvine signee

Chad Powers, Loyola, Jr. Highly regarded young player

Nathaniel Pyle, Granada Hills, Sr. Held his own in West Valley as a junior

Anthony Shew, Mission Viejo, Sr. Was 6-0; signed with UC Santa Barbara

Reece Schmidt, Simi Valley, Sr. Should be team's ace

Mark Seyler, Agoura, Sr. San Diego State signee

Chance Sisco, Corona Santiago, Jr. Oregon commit

Michael Silva, West Ranch, Sr. Loyola Marymount commit

Tyler Sprague, Viewpoint, Sr. One of the best small-school pitchers

Elliot Surrey, Crescenta Valley, Sr. He's 15-6 with 1.21 ERA

Nick Suniga, Alemany, Jr. The "other" Montclair Prep transfer who can pitch

Keymon Thomas, Crensaw, Sr. Versatile left-hander signed with UC Riverside

Ricky Torres, Hart, Sr. Can be Foothill League standout

Cody Thompson, Alemany, Sr. Went 8-3 as a junior

Davis Tominaga, Mater Dei, Jr. Threw a perfect game last season

Art Vidrio, Orange Lutheran, Sr. Lefty who's tough to hit

Patrick Weigel, St. Bonaventure, Sr. He's 6-6 and throws 92 mph

Brent Wheatley, Orange Lutheran, Sr. USC signee ready for big year

Daniel Zamora, Bishop Amat, Sr. Went 9-1 with 1.43 ERA

Catchers

Jeremy Martinez, Mater Dei, Jr. USC commit does everything well

Darrell Miller Jr., Servite, Sr. UCLA signee with big bat

Brian Mundell, Valencia, Sr. Delivers hits in the clutch

CJ Saylor, South Hills, Sr. San Diego State signee is four-year standout

Collin Yelich, Westlake, Sr. UNLV signee is strong defensively

Others

Tyler Alamo, Cypress, Jr. One of the best in class of 2013

Dylan Alexander, Simi Valley, Jr. Latest standout from Ventura County

Chris Batts, Long Beach Wilson, Fr. Already a gold-medal winner

Jose Chavez, Hollywood, Sr. Allowed one steal in 2011

Josh Heinz, West Ranch, Sr. Dependable hitter

Eric Hutting, Tesoro, Sr. Long Beach State signee

AJ Kennedy, Savanna, Sr. League MVP in 2010

Jake Lesinski, Edison, Jr. Tipped hand as clutch hitter

Chris Mallon, GH Kennedy, Sr. Has been on varsity since freshman year

Renae Martinez, San Pedro, Sr. Returning All-City performer

Daniel Milwee, San Dimas, So. San Diego State commit

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