2006 High School All-America Team

C, Max Sapp, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando,
Sr.

The draft class wasn’t deep in catching,
and Sapp might not stay behind the plate, but he and second-teamer Hank
Conger had outstanding senior seasons and were taken two picks apart in
the first round, with Sapp going to the Astros.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-R 6-2 225 .591 71 14 42 11 0 10 48 0

1B, Lars Anderson, Jesuit HS, Carmichael,
Calif., Sr.

Anderson
carried over momentum from strong Team USA performance to a monster
senior season, highlighted by a California-best 15 home runs. He was
selected by the Red Sox in the 18th round.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-L 6-5 190 .429 84 44 36 2 1 15 45 6

IF, Adrian Cardenas, Pace HS,
Opa Locka, Fla., Sr.

Baseball America’s 2006
High School Player of the Year, Cardenas’ pieced together one of the
best high school seasons in a decade, leading his team to a state
championship along the way. The Phillies grew enamored with his bat and
his makeup, taking him in the supplemental first round.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-R 6-0 190 .647 116 52 75 18 3 18 65 14

IF, Chris Marrero, Pace HS,
Opa Locka, Fla., Sr.

Marrero was at his best
down the stretch of Monsignor Pace’s championship season, homering four
times in the playoffs and solidifying his rank as the top righthanded
hitter in the high school class, which the Nationals agreed with,
taking him in the first round.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
R-R 6-3 215 .379 103 30 39 7 0 13 35 8

IF, Bill Rowell, Bishop
Eustace Prep, Pennsauken, N.J., Sr.

Rowell’s
big-time lefthanded power carried him to a dominant year and up draft
boards as the highest-drafted prep position player, going to the
Orioles in the first round.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-R 6-4 198 .541 61 27 33 9 1 4 29 21

OF, Cedric Hunter, Martin
Luther King HS, Decatur, Ga., Sr.

Hunter wasn’t
as hyped as some of the other top high school hitters this year, but he
has a polished approach and plenty of bat speed to develop into a
premium run producer as a pro. The Padres picked him in the third round
of the 2006 draft.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-L 6-0 190 .580 69 49 40 9 2 12 28 20

OF, Chris Parmelee, Chino
Hills (Calif.) HS, Sr.

While Parmelee’s season
wasn’t overwhelming, his feel for hitting and plate discipline are. The
Twins snapped him up with the 20th-overall pick and he figures to move
steadily through their
system.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-L 6-1 195 .407 59 28 24 5 0 11 26 24

OF, Travis Snider, Jackson
HS, Mill Creek, Wash., Sr.

Snider carried
Jackson High to a No. 2 national ranking and Washington’s state title,
and his track record of performance in the spotlight is unrivaled. The
Blue Jays took his sweet swing with their first round pick.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
L-L 6-0 230 .500 84 50 42 9 2 11 45 8

UT, Kyle Drabek, The
Woodlands (Texas) HS, Sr.

Drabek wrapped up
his celebrated, high-profile high school career by homering in The
Woodlands’ Texas state title game and posting a perfect 14-0 record. A
polished pitcher and shortstop, the Phillies will use him on the mound
after taking him in the first round.


B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
R-R 6-1 190 .427 131 32 56 11 2 12 41 1

W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO AVG
14 0 1.00 14 0 91 51 34 155 .198

P, Brett Anderson, Stillwater
(Okla.) HS, Sr.

The son of Oklahoma State coach
Frank Anderson, Brett offers a refined feel for pitching and a
three-pitch repertoire rarely displayed by a high school pitcher. The
Diamondbacks selected the polished pitcher in the second round.

B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
L-L 6-4 205 9 0 0.37 12 2 57 27 9 102

P, Jeremy Jeffress, Halifax
County HS, South Boston, Va., Sr.

Athletic and
agile, Jeffress jumped off the basketball court to the mound and
continued his rise up draft boards behind a lightning-quick arm that
produces high-90s heat. The Brewers popped him in the first
round.

B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
R-R 6-0 174 9 1 0.44 10 0 64 22 24 121

P, Clayton Kershaw, Highland Park HS,
Dallas, Sr.

Kershaw was the first high school
player drafted and among the candidates for Player of the Year. He
carves up hitters with a mid-90s fastball and his curveball became a
plus put-away pitch. The Dodgers took the talented lefty in the first
round.

B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
L-L 6-3 210 13 0 0.77 15 0 64 23 26 139

P, Kasey Kiker, Russell
County HS, Seale, Ala., Sr.

One of three
lefties to be named first-team All-America, Kiker’s 143-24
strikeout-walk ratio is indicative of his nasty stuff and tenacious
approach to pitching. Kiker was quickly snapped up as the Rangers
first-round pick.

B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
L-L 5-11 181 7 4 0.92 13 0 70 43 24 143

P, Colton Willems, John
Carroll Catholic HS, Fort Pierce, Fla,
Sr.

After limiting his workload in the fall,
Willems was fresh and ready when his senior season began, and he
carried the momentum to a spot in the first round. He joined Marrero as
a Nationals’ first-rounder.

B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
R-R 6-4 185 7 1 0.68 9 0 51 16 6 99

SECOND TEAM


Pos. Player School Class B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Drafted
C Hank Conger Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS Sr. B-R 6-2 205 .449 78 25 35 7 1 11 27 1 Angels (1)
1B Cody Johnson Mosley HS, Lynn Haven Fla. Sr. L-R 6-4 200 .522 67 44 35 6 0 15 43 10 Braves (1)
IF Lonnie Chisenhall West Carteret HS, Morehead City, N.C. Sr. L-R 6-1 175 .574 36 39 9 4 9 37 11 Pirates (11)
IF Tommy Pham Durango HS, Las Vegas Sr. R-R 6-2 185 .581 110 53 64 17 7 10 56 28 Cardinals (16)
IF John Tolisano Estero (Fla.) HS Jr. B-R 6-0 190 .623 33 48 10 2 7 45 Not eligible
OF Jason Place Wren HS, Piedmont, S.C. Sr. R-R 6-3 200 .544 57 32 31 6 1 4 20 10 Red Sox (1)
OF Justin Reed Hillcrest Christian HS, Jackson, Miss. Sr. L-R 5-11 185 .458 118 57 54 6 5 7 34 40 Reds (4)
OF Matt Sulentic Hillcrest HS, Dallas Sr. L-R 5-10 175 .654 81 49 53 6 8 20 59 17 Athletics (3)
UT Kyler Burke Ooltewah (Tenn.) HS Sr. L-L 6-2 198 .459 111 55 51 9 6 20 58 9 Padres (1S)
Pos. Pitcher School Class B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Drafted
P Kyle Blair Los Gatos (Calif.) HS Jr. R-R 6-3 200 10 1 0.19 12 0 76 14 119 Not eligible
P Steve Evarts Robinson HS, Tampa Sr. L-L 6-4 185 9 3 0.62 13 1 77 12 141 Braves (1S)
P Matt Latos Coconut Creek (Fla.) HS Sr. R-R 6-5 208 7 3 0.64 12 2 66 23 14 110 Padres (11)
P Jeff Locke Kennett HS, Center Conway, N.H. Sr. L-L 6-2 175 9 0 0.69 12 0 68 22 12 131 Braves (2)
P Cory Rasmus Russell County HS, Seale, Ala. Sr. R-R 6-0 195 10 3 0.57 13 0 74 28 31 130 Braves (1S)
UT Kyler Burke Ooltewah (Tenn.) HS Sr. L-L 6-2 198 9 1 1.36 10 0 61 27 29 101 Padres (1S)

THIRD TEAM


Pos. Player School Class B-T Ht. Wt. AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Drafted
C Torre Langley Alexander HS, Douglasville, Ga. Sr. R-R 5-9 175 .633 79 17 50 14 2 15 55 1 Marlins (3)
1B Aaron Miller Channelview (Texas) HS Sr. L-L 6-3 205 .581 98 54 52 11 2 14 49 20 Rockies (11)
IF Marcus Lemon Eustis (Fla.) HS Sr. L-R 5-11 170 .451 91 49 41 12 1 6 24 23 Rangers (4)
IF Russ Moldenhauer Boerne (Texas) HS Sr. L-R 5-11 205 .510 100 36 51 10 0 8 27 8 Angels (3)
IF Nick Noonan Francis Parker HS, San Diego Jr. L-R 6-1 170 .491 108 36 53 16 3 5 30 30 Not eligible
OF Joe Benson Joliet Catholic HS, Joliet, Ill. Sr. R-R 6-2 200 .489 92 49 45 12 3 7 47 16 Twins (2)
OF Michael Burgess Hillsborough HS, Tampa Jr. L-L 5-11 190 .511 88 45 11 0 12 48 24 Not eligible
OF Tom Hickman Pepperell HS, Lindale, Ga. Sr. L-L 6-1 180 .520 111 44 38 8 3 12 53 10 Marlins (2)
UT Alex White Conley HS, Greenville, N.C. Sr. R-R 6-4 185 .506 85 37 43 12 0 13 37 1 Dodgers (14)
Pos. Pitcher School Class B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Drafted
P Brandon Belt Hudson HS, Lufkin, Texas Sr. L-L 6-5 188 10 0 0.24 11 0 58 8 17 117 Red Sox (11)
P Caleb Clay Cullman (Ala.) HS Sr. R-R 6-2 185 10 1 1.29 21 5 87 39 21 112 Red Sox (1S)
P Alex Cobb Vero Beach (Fla.) HS Sr. R-R 6-1 175 5 3 1.09 13 1 74 24 31 139 Devil Rays (4)
P Glenn Gibson Center Moriches (N.Y.) HS Sr. L-L 6-4 200 8 1 0.23 11 0 61 7 11 145 Nationals (4)
P Jordan Walden Mansfield (Texas) HS Sr. R-R 6-4 230 8 1 1.04 11 0 54 26 25 102 Angels (12)
UT Alex White Conley HS, Greenville, N.C. Sr. R-R 6-4 185 10 0 0.46 10 3 76 34 11 136 Dodgers (14)

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