High School Preview: Preseason All-America Second Team

This year’s high school class is a solid-average crop and a significant upgrade from last year’s class, which was one of the most fallow in recent memory.

Velocity is this class’ defining characteristic, especially compared to last year, which lacked power arms. No hurler has more velocity than Shepherd (Texas) High righthander Tyler Kolek, the only player from high school or college to be voted a unanimous first team All-American.

Ballots were sent to all 30 major league scouting directors. Shortstop Jacob Gatewood of Clovis (Calif.) High and first baseman Braxton Davidson (Roberson High, Asheville, N.C.) finished one vote shy of being unanimous selections. There was a fairly strong consensus on the first-team position players, with third base receiving the greatest division of votes. Although four third basemen received first-team votes, Michael Chavis (Sprayberry High, Marietta, Ga.) received roughly two-thirds. The depth of high school position players exceeds the depth of college position players.


Preseason All-America Second Team

C Jakson Reetz
Norris HS, Hickman, Neb.

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .444 72 34 32 14 2 5 49 13 nebraska

1B Bobby Bradley
Harrison Central HS, Gulfport, Miss.

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .556 61 35 34 6 1 8 30 8 lsu

MIF Josh Morgan
Orange Lutheran HS, Corona, Calif.

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .260 73 17 19 3 0 0 10 11 UCLA

MIF Forrest Wall
Orangewood Christian HS, Maitland, Fla.

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .514 72 29 37 12 4 5 29 29 northcarolina

3B Sean Bouchard
Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .316 76 16 24 1 0 1 9 7 UCLA

OF Daz Cameron
Eagles Landing Christian HS, McDonough, Ga.

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Jr. .434 106 49 46 12 1 7 28 19 Uncommitted

OF Jeren Kendall
Holmen (Wisc.) HS

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .377 61 31 23 5 1 4 15 23 vanderbilt

OF Marcus Wilson
Junipero Serra HS, Los Angeles

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .383 47 9 18 3 2 1 12 3 arizonastate

UT Jack Flaherty
Harvard-Westlake HS, Burbank, Calif.

Year AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Commitment
Sr. .360 86 31 31 4 3 2 13 13  —————

LHP Kodi Medeiros
Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii

Year W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
Sr. 2 0 1.67 5 0 12 7 7 19 pepperdine

LHP Mac Marshall
Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.

Year W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
Sr. 6 2 2.33 11 0 45 28 31 79 lsu

LHP Justus Sheffield
Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS

Year W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
Sr. 10 1 1.28 13 1 72 48 19 124 vanderbilt

RHP Luis Ortiz
Sanger (Calif.) HS

Year W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
Sr. 4 1 1.22 7 1 37 17 3 69 fresnostate

RHP Grant Holmes
Conway (S.C.) HS

Year W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
Sr. 6 1 0.40 9 0 53 29 16 88 florida

Jack Flaherty
Harvard-Westlake HS, Burbank, Calif.

Year W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO Commitment
Sr. 13 0 0.63 16 1 89 40 10 112 northcarolina