CBB Column: Top 30 Prep Players in Texas

Everett Williams- McCallum High School- Austin, Texas
Everett Williams- McCallum High School- Austin, Texas

This is only a small list of the boys that play at a very high caliber in the State of Texas. These prep players are in the mist of trying to make a difficult decision on where to play for the next 3 years. Some have already made that decision and some are still deciding. Once they have made a commitment to a school then comes along the draft and then they have to make a tougher decision on rather to go pro or to go to College for the next three years. Trying to come with a list of boys is not an easy task so, I put these boys in Alphabetical order. Whose to say which player is the #1 player in the state all they way to #30.

1. Colton Cain P/1B 2009 Waxahachie- First Team All State Selection(4A) hit .486 with 16 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 45 RBIs for Waxahachie, the 4A state runner-up. Cain was 12-1 with a 0.78 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 81 innings. He was the District 15-4A pitcher of the year. Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- signed with Texas Drafted in the 8th Round by the Pirates

2. M.P. Cokinos C 2009 Memorial High School- 1st Team All Greater Houston, 1st Team All District 19(5A), was one of many power hitters in the Memorial lineup, hitting .407 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs for the 27-6 Mustangs. Committed To the University of Houston

3. Tyler Duffey p 2009 Bellaire- 1st Team All-District 20-5A, Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- singed with the Rice Owls

4. Todd Glasesman OF 2009 Midway High School -2nd Team All State (4A), First Team All District 16-(4A) , Super Centex Player of the Year,-Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team signed with A&M

5. Matthew Graham P 2009 Oak Ridge High School 2008 Aflac All- American- Signed with North Carolina 6th round by San Francisco

6. Randal Grichuk OF 2009 Lamar Con. High School-3rd Team All- Sate Class (4A), 1st Team All-District 24(4A), member of the 2007 USA Baseball Youth National Team, Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Signed with Arizona Drafted by the Angels and signed his contract.

7. Slade Heathcott OF 2009 Texas High School- 3rd Team All Sate(4A), First Team All District as a Pitcher 11(4A), 2008 Aflac All American, Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Committed to LSU Drafted by the Yankees in 1st Round.

8. Zak Hermans P 2009 Coppell High School- 2nd Team 2008 All Area Baseball Team (DFW) 6-5A MVP; 9-2, 1.06 ERA, 87 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings for 6-5A champion-Signed with Princeton University

9. Jarrett Higgins, OF 2009 Bellaire High School- 1st Team All District 20(5A), 1st Team All Greater Houston, wasn’t caught in 49 steal attempts. He hit .311 and scored 50 runs while patrolling centerfield for the Cardinals. Signed with San Jacinto Jr. College

10. Michael Hilliard P/C 2009 Cy-Woods-Honorable Mention All District 17(5A),Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team-Committed to Sam Houston State

11. Chad Kettler INF 2009 Coppell High School-2nd Team All Area Baseball (DFW), 1st Team All District 6(5A), Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- committed to Oklahoma Drafted by the Los Angles Dodgers 24th round

12. Duncan McAlpine P 2009 Birdville High School- 2nd Team All Area Baseball(DFW), Pitcher of the Year for District 6(4A), 12-3, 0.77 ERA for 4A state semifinalist; hit .342, 9 HR, 47 RBIs Signed LOI to Dallas Baptist

13. Chase McDowell P 2009 A&M Consolidated High School- 2nd Team All District as an Outfielder 13(5A), Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code -Team-Signed LOI to Rice

14. Jake Miller INF 2009 Stratford High School- 2nd Team All District 19 (5A), Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Committed to Baylor

15. Shelby Miller P 2009 Brownwood High School-, The MVP of District 16-1A, Miller had an 8-2 record with a 1.11 ERA. He struck out 119 in 57 innings. He pitched three straight no-hitters, including one perfect game. At the plate, he batted .413 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs. Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Committed to Texas A&M Drafted in the 1st round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

16. Hoby Milner P/OF 2009 Paschal High School- Co- Most Valuable player in District 4(5A), Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Signed with Texas Drafted in the 44th round by the Washington Nationals.

17. Jacob Morris OF/P 2009 Coppell High School- 2008 Aflac All American- Committed to Arizona State Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 35th round.

18. Daniel Neumann, IF 2009 Houston Memorial High School- 3rd Team All-State as a 3rd baseman hitting .383 with 14 homers and 46 RBIs while also stealing 13 bases, 1st Team All Greater Houston, 1st Team All-District 19(5A). Signed with Texas State

19. Keifer Nuncio P 2009 Katy High School-1st Team All District 18(5A),Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team -Committed to Texas- Drafted in the 39th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates

20. Robert Perrin, IF 2009 Birdville High School- hit .413 with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs and 33 runs, 1st Team All Area Baseball(DFW), 2nd Team All State (4A), Offensive player of the Year for District 6(4A)- Signed LOI to Grayson County College

21. Dane Phillips C 2009 Central High School- First Team All State Class (2A), Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team, signed with Oklahoma State, drafted in the 49th round by the Seattle Mariners.

22. Matthew Purke P 2009 Klein High School- First Team All Greater Houston,-3rd Team All-State, 2008 Aflac All American, Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team. Signed with TCU
Drafted in the 1st round by the Rangers.
23. Michael Ratterree INF 2009 Memorial High School- 1st Team-ALL-GREATER HOUSTON BASEBALL, Ratterree was one of the top shortstops in the area, hitting
.381 with 11 home runs and 41 RBIs.Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- signed with Rice in the 45th round was drafted by the Washington Nationlas

24. Cody Robinson OF 2009 Lamar Con High School-2009 Lamar Consolidated Player, 1st Team 24 (4A) All District, 2nd Team All Greater Houston, Houston Coaches Association Junior All Star Team, 2nd Team All State (4A), stats for high school season 465 BA, 12HR, 50 RBI’s.-Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Signed with Tulane

25. Brady Rodgers P 2009 Lamar Consolidated High School, 1st Team ALL-GREATER HOUSTON BASEBALL, 24(4A) Pitcher of the year, led the Mustangs to the Region III-4A championship series for the first time with a 14-2 record, a 1.62 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 118 1/3 innings. signed with Arizona State

26. Josh Turley P 2009 Texas High School- 2nd Team All State (4A), was the MVP of district 11(4A), Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- signed with Baylor

27. Logan Vick INF 2009 Tivy High School-, 3rd Team All State (4A) Led the team in batting avg. at .550, Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team- signed with Baylor

28. Cohl Walla P/OF 2009 Lake Travis High School- earned 2nd Team All-Central Texas Baseball, Hit .380 with 8 HRs and led Cavs with 42 RBIs and 30 runs scored- Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team-signed with the University of Texas drafted in the 42nd round by the Washington Nationals.

29. Jonathan Walsh C 2009 Coppell High School- batted .350 in District 6(5A) Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team, 2008 Aflac All American- signed with Texas Drafted by the San Francisco Giants 18th Round

30. Everett Williams OF 2009 McCallum High School- slugged 13 HRs with team-high .543 average, Earned 1st Team All-Central Texas Baseball, Member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Team. Committed to Texas Drafted by the Padres in the 2nd round.

Data gather from the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin-American Statesman, and Houston5ABaseball

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com NYDORE

    No Connor Harrell, Don? :)

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    NY,

    I am in the process of trying to find info on Hall.

  • 1977TxAg

    Don: Good research and of course some were arguably overlooked. I can fill you in on Harrell.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    Thanks,

    Here is my concern where do I stop. I guess next year I might have to take it to 50. Which would entail more research which I enjoy.

    This was my first adventure into researching the top Baseball players in a senior class.

  • longball3

    Mr. Boyles,

    In addition to the 2008 Texas Rangers Area Code Team just wanted to give you an update on information for Cody Robinson that you listed in your Top 30 player list. He is a 2009 Lamar Consolidated Player, 1st Team 24 (4A) All District, 2nd Team All Greater Houston, Houston Coaches Association Junior All Star Team, 2nd Team All State (4A), stats for high school season 465 BA, 12HR, 50 RBI’s.

    Thanks for your efforts.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    Thanks for the update, longball3

  • txhsbball

    Connor Harrell is a 2009 from Kinkaid HS . Started in the outfield and batted cleanup for them the past two years. Doesn’t get the press since Kinkaid is a small, private school.

    Has played for the Houston Heat the past three summers and has emerged as the top outfielder in the city. Hits for power & average. 6’3″ with 6.5 speed in the 60. Throws 91 from right field. Ranked #65 in the nation by Perfect Game.

    Heavily recruited this summer. Committed to Vanderbilt.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com NYDORE

    Don tipped me to Connor’s commitment, hence the question. Great to hear that he’s that highly regarded.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    If you know of any one else on this list that has made a college commitment please inform me.

    Thanks

  • 789xyz

    Believe Michael Hilliard, Cy-Woods H.S., on your list is committed to Sam Houston State University

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    789,

    Thanks for the heads up. Trying to get information on these kids can be difficult at times.

    Thanks Again

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    Everett Williams has just Committed to Texas- Great speed great type of Lead off Guy.