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Players to watch in high school baseball

A position-by-position look at the top players in the Southland.

February 15, 2013|By Eric Sondheimer
  • Chaminade freshman outfielder Blake Rutherford.
Chaminade freshman outfielder Blake Rutherford.

Southland's top high school baseball players:


Solomon Bates; Gardena Serra; So. USC commit has bright future

Phil Bickford; Oaks Christian; Sr. Cal State Fullerton signee throws in the 90s

Marco Briones; Alhambra; Jr.; Went 10-1 with 1.22 ERA

Scott Burke; Glendora; Sr. UCLA signee is ready to be one of the best

Chris Castellanos; Long Beach Poly; Sr.; Stanford signee has shown he can be perfect

Tyler Cohen; Agoura; Sr. Had eight saves for Marmonte League champs

Chasen Ford; El Toro; Jr. Went 11-0 with 1.06 ERA

Kyle Molnar; Aliso Niguel; So. The next Southland star

Jacob Nix; Los Alamitos; Jr. UCLA commit should be better than ever

Ryan Olson; Upland Western Christian; Sr.; Pro prospect has 90 mph fastball


George Alamillo; L.A. Marshall; Sr.; Returning All-City honoree

Danny Atkinson; San Clemente; Sr.; Was 8-2 last season

Henry Baker; Agoura; Sr.; Left-handed Washington signee was 5-0

Sean Barry; Moorpark; Sr.; Took on best in Marmonte League as a junior

Kyle Beadles; Loyola; Jr.; Made strong summer progress

Cody Bennett; West Ranch; Sr.; Pitched well in big games last season

Shane Bieber; Laguna Hills; Sr.; UC Santa Barbara signee

Reid Budrovich; St. John Bosco; Jr.; Made impact in Trinity as a sophomore

J.D. Busfield; Valencia; Sr.; 6-foot-5 and signed with LMU

Matt Campbell; Simi Valley; Jr.; Ready for breakout season

Griffin Canning; Santa Margarita; Jr.; Can be a Trinity League standout

Moises Ceja; GH Kennedy; Sr.; Came through at times as a junior

Erik Cha; Ayala; So.; Left-hander with improving skills

Conor Cuse; Harvard-Westlake; Sr.; Has made dramatic improvement

Adrian De Horta; South Hills; Sr.; Can throw hard

Rene Deleon; Alemany; Sr.; He's going to be a great closer

Khalil Denson; Gardena Serra; Sr.; Shows good potential

Spencer Dubaich; Simi Valley; Sr. Went 9-0 as a junior

Grant Dyer; Dana Hills; Sr. Throws hard and can be effective

Andrew Encinas; Gahr; Sr. UNLV signee is ace for team with talent

Andrew Eppenbach; Bishop Amat; Jr.; Should be ace for Lancers

Alonzo Garcia; San Fernando; Jr.; All-City pitcher was 12-1 with 1.05 ERA

Andy Frakes; Crespi; Sr.; Sidearmer will be tough to beat

Gabriel Gentner; Eastvale Roosevelt; Sr.; UC Riverside signee

Erik Gonzalez; Nogales; Sr. ; Signed with San Diego State

Conner Greene; Santa Monica; Sr.; Best pro prospect since Tyler Skaggs

Hans Hansen; Harvard-Westlake; Sr.; Will get lots of action as a closer

Jack Hartman; Cleveland; Sr.; Left-hander can be one of the best in City Section

Grant Hockin; Damien; Jr.; UCLA commits continues to improve

Jason Karkenny; Chatsworth; Sr.; All-City pitcher leads City title favorites

Ryan Kayoda; El Toro; Sr.;Throws hard and can be dominant

Chris Kohler; Los Osos; Sr.; Left-hander gets people out

Garett King; Orange Lutheran; Jr. Committed to Nebraska

Angel Landazuri; Redlands; Sr.; Was 8-2 with 1.06 ERA

Mario Laosi; Anaheim Canyon; Sr.; Was 3-2 with 2.31 ERA

Luke Laurita; El Camino Real; Sr. Ace of defending City champs

Kevin Lewallyn; Chaminade; Sr. Crafty lefty is headed to Duke

Kevin Lillicrop; Cypress; Sr. Will be counted on for top five team

Brandon Luper; Esperanza; Sr. UC Santa Barbara signee was 7-2 with 1.83 ERA

Tyler Mahle; Westminster; Sr.; Ready for big senior year

Andrew Marmor; North Hollywood; Jr.; All-leaguer since freshman year

Adrian Martinez; St. John Bosco; Jr.; He's 6-4 and getting better

Erik Martinez; South Hills; Jr.; Velocity is getting him attention

Sergio Mercado; Rancho Verde; Sr.; Was 9-4 with 2.29 ERA

Orlando Meza; Great Oak; Sr.; Headed to San Diego State

Parker Merritt; Bonita; Sr.; Coming off 8-1 season

Jack Morello; SO Notre Dame; Jr.; Showed sophomore potential

Jonathan Olsen; Damien; So. A pitcher on the rise

Trent Paddon; Yorba Linda; Sr. Headed to Oregon

Chad Powers; Loyola; Sr. Throws strikes, gets batters out

Joe Record; El Dorado; Sr.; Signed with UC Santa Barbara

Jon Reid; Bonita; Sr. Signed with Pepperdine

Daniel Rivas; Birmingham; Sr. Threw well in big games

Joseph Romero; Oxnard; Jr.; Was 3-1 with 0.63 ERA

Tyler Russell; Vista Murrieta; Sr.; Eastern Michigan signee has won 20 games

Brian Serven; Palm Desert; Sr.; Was 7-0 as a junior

Harrison Simon; Palisades; Sr.; Signed with San Francisco

Jordan Scheftz; Irvine University; Sr.; UC Irvine signee has great control

Gabe Speier; Dos Pueblos; Sr.; Santa Barbara signee is lefty who throws strikes

Nick Suniga; Alemany; Sr. Cal Poly SLO sign is one of best in Mission League

Jack Swiech; Paraclete; Sr.; Signed with San Jose State

Blake Taylor; Dana Hills; Sr. Headed to Hawaii

Davis Tominaga; Mater Dei; Sr; Portland signee will be counted on to be ace

Kevin Victoria; Chaminade; Sr.; Returning first-team all-Mission League pick

Charlie Vorsheck; Mater Dei; Jr; Went 5-1 as a sophomore.

Brad Wegman; Great Oak; Jr.; Committed to USC

Harrison Wilhelm; Laguna Beach; Jr. League MVP


Tyler Alamo; Cypress, Sr. Cal State Fullerton signee has lots of power

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