2006 High School All-America Team





See also: Adrian Cardenas' earns High School Player of the Year honors


FIRST 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SECOND TEAM

Pos.PlayerSchoolClassB-THt.Wt.AVGABRH2B3BHRRBISBDrafted
CHank CongerHuntington Beach (Calif.) HSSr.B-R6-2205.4497825357111271Angels (1)
1BCody JohnsonMosley HS, Lynn Haven Fla.Sr.L-R6-4200.52267443560154310Braves (1)
IFLonnie ChisenhallWest Carteret HS, Morehead City, N.C.Sr.L-R6-1175.574--36399493711Pirates (11)
IF Tommy PhamDurango HS, Las VegasSr.R-R6-2185.5811105364177105628Cardinals (16)
IFJohn TolisanoEstero (Fla.) HSJr.B-R6-0190.623--3348102745--Not eligible
OFJason PlaceWren HS, Piedmont, S.C.Sr.R-R6-3200.5445732316142010Red Sox (1)
OFJustin ReedHillcrest Christian HS, Jackson, Miss.Sr.L-R5-11185.45811857546573440Reds (4)
OFMatt SulenticHillcrest HS, DallasSr.L-R5-10175.65481495368205917Athletics (3)
UTKyler BurkeOoltewah (Tenn.) HSSr.L-L6-2198.45911155519620589Padres (1S)
Pos.PitcherSchoolClassB-THt.Wt.WLERAGSVIPHBBSODrafted
PKyle BlairLos Gatos (Calif.) HSJr.R-R6-32001010.1912076--14119Not eligible
PSteve EvartsRobinson HS, TampaSr.L-L6-4185930.6213177--12141Braves (1S)
PMatt LatosCoconut Creek (Fla.) HSSr.R-R6-5208730.64122662314110Padres (11)
PJeff LockeKennett HS, Center Conway, N.H.Sr.L-L6-2175900.69120682212131Braves (2)
PCory RasmusRussell County HS, Seale, Ala.Sr.R-R6-01951030.57130742831130Braves (1S)
UTKyler BurkeOoltewah (Tenn.) HSSr.L-L6-2198911.36100612729101Padres (1S)

THIRD TEAM

Pos.PlayerSchoolClassB-THt.Wt.AVGABRH2B3BHRRBISBDrafted
C Torre LangleyAlexander HS, Douglasville, Ga.Sr.R-R5-9175.63379175014215551Marlins (3)
1BAaron MillerChannelview (Texas) HSSr.L-L6-3205.581985452112144920Rockies (11)
IFMarcus LemonEustis (Fla.) HSSr.L-R5-11170.45191494112162423Rangers (4)
IFRuss MoldenhauerBoerne (Texas) HSSr.L-R5-11205.51010036511008278Angels (3)
IFNick NoonanFrancis Parker HS, San DiegoJr.L-R6-1170.491108365316353030Not eligible
OFJoe BensonJoliet Catholic HS, Joliet, Ill.Sr.R-R6-2200.48992494512374716Twins (2)
OFMichael BurgessHillsborough HS, TampaJr.L-L5-11190.51188--45110124824Not eligible
OFTom HickmanPepperell HS, Lindale, Ga.Sr.L-L6-1180.520111443883125310Marlins (2)
UTAlex WhiteConley HS, Greenville, N.C.Sr.R-R6-4185.50685374312013371Dodgers (14)
Pos.PitcherSchoolClassB-THt.Wt.WLERAGSVIPHBBSODrafted
PBrandon BeltHudson HS, Lufkin, TexasSr. L-L6-51881000.2411058817117Red Sox (11)
PCaleb ClayCullman (Ala.) HSSr.R-R6-21851011.29215873921112Red Sox (1S)
PAlex CobbVero Beach (Fla.) HSSr.R-R6-1175531.09131742431139Devil Rays (4)
PGlenn GibsonCenter Moriches (N.Y.) HSSr.L-L6-4200810.2311061711145Nationals (4)
PJordan WaldenMansfield (Texas) HSSr.R-R6-4230811.04110542625102Angels (12)
UTAlex WhiteConley HS, Greenville, N.C.Sr.R-R6-41851000.46103763411136Dodgers (14)