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High School: Baseball America Preaseason All-American Teams Released

High School: Baseball America Preaseason All-American Teams Released

Baseball America recently released its Preseason High School All-American Teams.

The teams are full of recruits headed to some of the best programs in college baseball, if they don’t get drafted and signed by a MLB team this summer.

The first team features future teammates at San Diego in Ian Clarkin and Stephen Gonsalves. The two were teammates on the USA 18U team that won the world championship last September. Clarkin was the winning pitcher in the gold medal game against Canada.

Another Team USA alum from that 18U World Championship team is outfielder Ryan Boldt who led the tournament in September with 12 stolen bases in nine games.

There were three unanimous selections to the first team in first baseman Dominic Smith from Gardena, Calif. He was joined as a unanimous selection by outfielders Clint Frazier (Loganville, Ga., High) and Austin Meadows (Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.).

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Player, School Yr. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
C Jonathan Denney, Yukon (Okla.) HS Sr. .327 107 12 35 8 1 12 36 1 Arkansas
1B Dominic Smith, Serra HS, Gardena, Calif. Sr. .551 78 36 43 8 4 9 49 7 Southern California
MIF J.P. Crawford, Lakewood (Calif.) HS Sr. .459 98 37 45 8 8 1 31 22 Southern California
MIF Oscar Mercado, Gaither HS, Tampa Sr. .370 81 28 30 4 2 1 29 12 Florida State
3B Travis Demeritte, Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga. Sr. .405 79 29 32 4 2 9 29 3 South Carolina
OF Ryan Boldt, Red Wing (Minn.) HS Sr. .423 78 23 33 7 5 3 28 16 Nebraska
OF Clint Frazier, Loganville (Ga.) HS Sr. .424 118 55 50 7 2 24 58 14 Georgia
OF Austin Meadows, Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga. Sr. .390 105 33 41 10 1 4 28 19 Clemson
UT Trey Ball, New Castle (Ind.) HS Sr. .438 89 45 39 14 5 5 28 21 Texas
Pos. Player, School Yr. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
LHP Ian Clarkin, Madison HS, San Diego Sr. 8 2 0.58 2 68 27 27 106 San Diego
LHP Stephen Gonsalves, Cathedral Catholic, San Diego Sr. 7 2 1.40 12 1 60 37 16 85 San Diego
LHP Rob Kaminsky, St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J. Sr. 8 2 0.20 10 0 53 12 15 103 North Carolina
RHP Jordan Sheffield, Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS Sr. 6 1 0.99 12 1 50 21 24 73 Vanderbilt
RHP Kohl Stewart, St. Pius X HS, Houston Sr. 8 0 1.93 11 0 54 29 35 72 Texas A&M
UT Trey Ball, New Castle (Ind.) HS Sr. 7 2 1.40 12 1 60 37 16 85 Texas

SECOND TEAM

Pos. Player, School Yr. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
C Reese McGuire, Kentwood HS, Covington, Wash. Sr. .388 80 26 31 7 2 4 34 8 San Diego
1B Rowdy Tellez, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS Sr. .568 81 31 46 8 3 7 47 11 Southern California
MIF Christian Arroyo, Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla. Sr. .305 82 25 25 8 1 1 15 3 Florida
MIF Nicholas Gordon, Olympia (Fla.) HS Jr. .372 94 27 35 7 1 1 14 10 Florida State (Verbal)
3B Cavan Biggio, St. Thomas HS, Houston Sr. .426 68 14 29 6 2 2 26 3 Notre Dame
OF Justin Williams, Terrebonne HS, Houma, La. Sr. .519 77 27 40 9 2 8 25 12 Louisiana State
OF Cord Sandberg, Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla. Sr. .358 95 22 34 6 0 1 17 9 Mississippi State
OF Billy McKinney, Plano (Texas) West HS Sr. .446 56 13 25 8 1 3 17 3 Texas Christian
UT A.J. Puk, Washington HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sr. No High School Stats Florida
Pos. Player, School Yr. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
RHP Dustin Driver, Wenatchee (Wash.) HS Sr. 9 0 1.20 10 0 12 22 65 UCLA
RHP Brett Morales, King HS, Tampa Sr. 6 1 0.99 12 0 49 31 14 58 Florida
RHP Chris Oakley, St. Augustine Prep. HS, Richland, N.J. Sr. 2 3 5.35 35 0 35 35 36 29 North Carolina
RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy Jr. 5 0 1.01 12 4 28 13 21 42 Undecided
LHP Garrett Williams, Calvary Baptist HS, Shreveport, La. Sr. 4 4 1.59 14 1 53 30 25 87 Oklahoma State
UT A.J. Puk, Washington HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sr. No High School Stats Florida

THIRD TEAM

Pos. Player, School Yr. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
C Jeremy Martinez, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. Sr. .388 85 20 33 6 0 0 18 1 Southern California
1B Pete Alonso, Plant HS, Tampa Sr. .485 68 19 33 11 0 6 24 1 Florida
MIF Jan Hernandez, Beltran Baseball Acad., Florida, P.R. Sr. No High School Stats Undecided
MIF Andy McGuire, Madison HS, Vienna, Va. Sr. .397 63 18 25 6 0 4 18 7 Texas
3B Tucker Neuhaus, Wharton HS, Tampa Sr. .329 85 23 28 6 2 6 17 4 Louisville
OF Josh Hart, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. Sr. .373 126 44 47 4 1 2 19 30 Georgia Tech
OF Matt McPhearson, Riverdale Baptist, Upper Marlboro, Md. Sr. .354 96 47 34 6 3 0 22 68 Miami
OF Willie Abreu, Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Sr. .410 61 24 10 7 6 2 26 22 Miami
UT Chris Rivera, El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif. Sr. .194 93 19 18 3 1 4 14 8 Central Arizona JC
Pos. Player, School Yr. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
RHP Hunter Harvey, Bandys HS, Catawba, N.C. Sr. 7 0 1.81 10 0 54 36 15 106 Undecided
RHP Clinton Hollon, Woodford County HS, Versailles, Ky. Sr. 5 0 1.10 7 0 40 5 53 Kentucky
RHP Connor Jones, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va. Sr. 7 2 1.88 14 0 60 50 22 63 Virginia
LHP Chris Kohler, Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Sr. No High School Stats Oklahoma
RHP Casey Meisner, Cypress (Texas) Woods HS Sr. Stats Unavailable Texas Tech
UT Chris Rivera, El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif. Sr. 3 0 0.64 7 1 11 9 3 12 Central Arizona JC

Eric Bynum – has written 1993 posts on this site.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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