2016 High School All-America Teams

Gianluca Dalatri (Photo by Alyson Boyer Rode)
Gianluca Dalatri (Photo by Alyson Boyer Rode)

One strength of this year’s draft class was high school pitching, and that strength is reflected in this year’s High School All-America teams. Seven All-America pitchers were top 50 draft picks, including first-teamers Riley Pint (No. 4, Rockies), Braxton Garrett (No. 7, Marlins), Forrest Whitley (No. 17, Astros) and Joey Wentz (No. 40, Braves).

Before the season, the Southern California outfield tandem of Blake Rutherford and Mickey Moniak drew recollections of the 2013 Georgia pair of Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows. Frazier was the 2013 High School Player of The Year, and Meadows was a second-team All-American. This year, Rutherford and Moniak are both first-team All-Americans.

These teams were compiled by Baseball America staff, with consideration given to player’s  statistical performance and level of competition. Recommendations from high school coaches and professional scouts were also heavily considered.

This year’s All-Americans come from 15 states. California produced the highest number of All-Americans, with five players coming from the Golden State. Georgia ranked second with four.

High School All-America Teams
First Team
Pos. Name High School Yr. AVG AB R H 3B HR RBI SB Drafted
C Payton Henry Pleasant Grove (Utah) HS Sr. .519 52 12 27 0 7 30 1 Brewers (6)
1B Spencer Brickhouse Bunn (N.C.) HS Sr. .516 64 39 33 2 13 38 12 Undrafted
MIF Bo Bichette Lakewood HS, St. Petersburg, Fla. Sr. .576 66 47 38 5 13 41 21 Blue Jays (2)
MIF Gavin Lux Indian Trail HS, Kenosha, Wis. Sr. .524 82 46 43 3 6 30 23 Dodgers (1)
3B Josh Lowe Pope HS, Marietta, Ga. Sr. .383 94 53 36 4 11 39 13 Rays (1)
OF Blake Rutherford Chaminade College Prep, Canoga Park, Calif. Sr. .577 78 34 45 1 4 9 17 Yankees (1)
OF Mickey Moniak La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif. Sr. .476 105 40 50 12 7 46 11 Phillies (1)
OF Taylor Trammell Mount Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, Ga. Sr. .514 72 45 37 3 9 26 29 Reds (1s)
UT Kyle Muller Dallas Jesuit Prep Sr. .390 146 41 57 5 15 52 20 Braves (2)
Pos. Name High School Yr. W L ERA G IP H BB SO Drafted
RHP Gianluca Dalatri Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J. Sr. 9 0 0.42 10 67 27 4 121 Rockies (40)
LHP Braxton Garrett Florence (Ala.) HS Sr. 6 2 0.54 12 65 31 15 131 Marlins (1)
RHP Riley Pint St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Overland Park, Kan. Sr. 7 1 0.43 49 21 25 87 Rockies (1)
LHP Joey Wentz Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan. Sr. 9 0 0.00 10 51 7 12 104 Braves (1s)
RHP Forrest Whitley Alamo Heights HS, San Antonio Sr. 10 1 0.28 12 75 23 16 137 Astros (1)
UT Kyle Muller Dallas Jesuit Prep Sr. 9 0 0.25 83 29 19 142 Braves (2)
Second Team
Pos. Name High School Yr. AVG AB R H 3B HR RBI SB Drafted
C Thomas Dillard Oxford (Miss.) HS Sr. .438 96 31 42 4 16 49 0 Undrafted
1B Christian Jones Federal Way (Wash.) HS Sr. .431 72 33 31 2 6 30 12 Red Sox (31)
MIF Tyler Fitzgerald Rochester (Ill.) HS Sr. .500 94 54 47 2 9 31 41 Red Sox (30)
MIF Nolan Jones Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa. Sr. .630 46 28 29 2 6 27 19 Indians (2)
3B Colton Welker Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla. Sr. .500 86 33 43 2 6 24 10 Rockies (4)
OF Akil Baddoo Salem HS, Conyers, Ga. Sr. .429 77 33 8 1 30 Twins (2s)
OF Will Benson The Westminster Schools, Atlanta Sr. .454 97 50 44 0 8 41 11 Indians (1)
OF Alex Kirilloff Plum HS, Pittsburgh Sr. .519 79 36 41 4 4 28 Twins (1)
UT Grant Gambrell Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. Sr. .363 102 21 37 0 5 35 0 Undrafted
Pos. Name High School Yr. W L ERA G IP H BB SO Drafted
RHP Ian Anderson Shenendehowa HS, Clifton Park, N.Y. Sr. 4 1 0.60 7 35 17 7 47 Braves (1)
RHP Kevin Gowdy Santa Barbara (Calif.) HS Sr. 5 1 1.09 10 64 42 6 104 Phillies (2)
LHP Jason Groome Barnegat (N.J.) HS Sr. 2 3 0.77 40 15 14 90 Red Sox (1)
RHP Jared Horn Vintage HS, Napa, Calif. Sr. 9 2 0.67 13 74 34 17 124 Brewers (20)
LHP Ryan Rolison University School, Jackson, Tenn. Sr. 9 0 0.12 9 58 10 14 108 Padres (37)
UT Grant Gambrell Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. Sr. 12 0 0.69 13 71 28 17 72 Undrafted

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