2023 High School All-American Teams


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Baseball America presents its 2023 high school All-American teams, which includes players from 18 different states.

The first team is represented by 11 different states, with just three states fielding both a hitter and pitcher: Florida, Texas and California. Those three states are the usual suspects for producing the most high school talent in any given year, and across the first and second teams California leads all states with four players, while Texas and Florida both have three.

A few northern states were well-represented as well, as Virginia, Oregon, New York and Illinois each placed a pair of players on the All-American teams.

Blake Mitchell, C, Sinton HS, Sinton, Texas

Mitchell is a large, powerful catcher with plus raw power and double-plus arm strength behind the plate. He’d be a legitimate pitching prospect if he didn’t have so much upside as a catcher. He mitigates some contact questions with a sound batting eye. He has the tools to develop into an above-average defender. 

Trent Caraway, CI, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Caraway helped lead JSerra to the championship of the CIF Southern Section this spring. He’s an offensive-oriented infielder with strength, impressive raw power and obvious bat speed. Caraway has above-average arm strength that should fit nicely at the hot corner with continued defensive development.

Bryce Eldridge, CI, Madison HS, Vienna, Va.

Eldridge is the top two-way player in the 2023 draft, with pro-caliber talent as a pitcher and lefthanded-hitting slugger. His upside might be higher as a hitter, and he has some of the best raw power in the class, with gargantuan home runs to all fields and a huge, 6-foot-7 frame that will get bigger and stronger.

Walker Martin, MI, Eaton HS, Eaton, Colo.

Martin had one of the best seasons in the country, with a .633 average and 20 home runs. He’s old for the class, but he’s a standout athlete with power, strength and impressive balance and feel for the barrel with a smooth lefthanded swing. He has solid defensive actions and a chance to stick at shortstop as well. 

Colin Houck, MI, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.

A multi-sport athlete and talented high school quarterback, Houck pairs a well-rounded game with strength, speed and athleticism. He is a sound hitter who should hit for both average and power, and he’s got a chance to be an excellent defender with above-average arm strength on the left side of the infield.

Max Clark, OF, Franklin Community HS, Franklin, Ind.

Clark is a tool shed who has consistently been viewed as one of the best high school players in the class, thanks to plus hitting ability, 70-grade speed, huge arm strength and a safe center field profile. He has been a consistent performer with standout pure contact ability and an all-fields approach.

Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick HS, Southport, N.C.

Jenkins has one of the prettiest swings in the class. It’s a smooth, rhythmic and powerful lefthanded stroke that gives him a chance for plus hitting ability and plus game power. He has a tall and powerful frame that looks like a standard right field profile, but he should get a chance to play center at the start of his career.

Dillon Head, OF, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.

Head is one of the best runners in the class. He turns in 70-grade run times and should be a dynamic, athletic center fielder who tracks down tough fly balls in the gaps with ease and also has a strong arm. Offensively, he’s a difficult out with above-average pure bat-to-ball skills and a handsy, line-drive swing.

Arjun Nimmala, DH, Strawberry Crest HS, Dover, Fla.

One of the youngest players in the class, Nimmala has scary upside potential thanks to his combination of outstanding bat speed, plus raw power now and the physical projection to add plenty more in the future. He’s not a burner, but the shortstop has the defensive actions and arm to stick in the middle of the infield.

Noble Meyer, SP, Jesuit HS, Portland, Ore.

The top high school pitcher in the class, Meyer has an elite combination of pure stuff and advanced control. He is a 6-foot-5 righty with impressive body control who fires upper-90s fastballs and high-spin sliders that overwhelm prep hitters. He has a chance for multiple 70-grade offerings with above-average control. 

Thomas White, SP, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

The top southpaw in the draft class, White generates mid- and upper-90s velocity with extreme ease and has a projectable 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame. He’s flashed above-average breaking stuff and has a consistently above-average changeup. When he is synced up and over the plate, White’s upside is difficult to match.

Charlee Soto, SP, Reborn Christian Academy, Kissimmee, Fla.

A converted shortstop, Soto has flashed above-average stuff across the board, with a fastball that touches upper 90s velocity, a mid-80s slider with teeth and a consistently plus changeup with excellent tumble and fade. His consistency needs to improve, but he’s relatively new to pitching and has made massive strides.

Travis Sykora, SP, Round Rock HS, Round Rock, Texas

The hardest-throwing pitcher in the prep class, Sykora was touching 100 mph as a junior in high school. He’s an imposing pitcher with a 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame and elite pure velocity that’s backed up with two quality secondaries: a short-breaking slider and a split-change with good tumbling action. 

Joey Volchko, SP, Redwood HS, Visalia, Calif.

One of the most prominent spring risers, Volchko combines a number of tantalizing traits. He’s young for the class, he’s a physical 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, he has a plus fastball that has touched 96 mph and he also has flashed a plus mid-80s slider with late, three-quarter tilt. His control is still improving. 


PositionPlayer, School
CBlake Mitchell, Sinton (Texas) HS
CITrent Caraway, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
CIBryce Eldridge, Madison HS, Vienna, Va.
MIWalker Martin, Eaton (Colo.) HS
MIColin Houck, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.
OFMax Clark, Franklin (Ind.) Community HS
OFWalker Jenkins, South Brunswick HS, Southport, N.C.
OFDillon Head, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.
DHArjun Nimmala, Strawberry Crest HS, Dover, Fla.
PositionPlayer, School
SPNoble Meyer, Jesuit HS, Portland, Ore.
SPThomas White, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
SPCharlee Soto, Reborn Christian Academy HS, Kissimmee, Fla.
SPTravis Sykora, Round Rock (Texas) HS
SPJoey Volchko, Redwood HS, Visalia, Calif.


PositionPlayer, School
CRalphy Velazquez, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS
CIGavin Grahovac, Villa Park (Calif.) HS
CIGeorge Wolkow, Downers Grove (Ill.) North HS
MISamuel Stafura, Walter Panas HS, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
MIColt Emerson, Glenn HS, New Concord, Ohio
OFJohnny Farmelo, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
OFKendall George, Atascocita HS, Humble, Texas
OFSeth Farni, St. Stanislaus Catholic HS, Bay St Louis, Miss.
DHKevin McGonigle, Monsignor Bonner HS, Drexel Hill, Pa.
PositionPlayer, School
SPJosh Knoth, Patchogue-Medford HS, Medford, N.Y.
SPCameron Johnson, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
SPPaul Wilson, Lakeridge HS, Lake Oswego, Ore.
SPJake Brown, Sulpher (La.) HS
SPDylan Questad, Waterford (Wisc.) HS

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