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CBB Column Top Prep Players in the State of Texas-Part V


Here is the 5th part of the small sampling of the best prep school players in the state of Texas. These prep players are in the middle of making a tough decision on where to play baseball for the next 3-4 seasons. The early signing period officially begins on November 11 and ends eight days later on November 19th.

57. Joee Reyna, 2B/RHP 5-10 180 Cedar Hill High School Cedar Hill Texas, Jr. hitting .580 with nine doubles, three triples and 27 RBIs. He had just three errors all season at second base, 1st Team All-District 7-5A, Earned 1st Team All-Area Baseball Team DFW, Earned Honorable Mention on the TSWA All-State Baseball Team, 2009 Longhorn Offensive player of the year. UT/Stanford/UCLA-Signs with Dallas Baptist

58.Alex Silver SS 6-1 185, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas- 1st Team All District Infield 20-5A, all greater Houston first team 2009 as a Junior :Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team Notable: The shortstop and first-team all-district pick hit .463 with eight homers, 42 RBIs and scored 45 runs. Was on the 2009 World Wood Bat Association- Committed to the University of TexasSigns with Texas

59. John Simms RHP R / R 6-3 190 – The District 14-5A MVP 9-2 record, while boasting a 1.27 ERA in 83 innings. He had 121 strikeouts against only 25 walks. District 14-5A-1st Team All-Houston 5A, 1st Team All Greater Houston- Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Committed to the Rice Owls

60. Jace Statum– Orangefield High School, Orange, Texas-Utility Player of the Year on the All-Orange Leader Baseball Team, was named one of the Top 10 players in Orange County, batted .462 with 49 runs, 26 RBI, 13 doubles and four homer his Junior Year, Was named to the 2nd Team All-State as an OF, Member of the Texas Sun Devils Summer Select Team. Committed to Texas A&M.

61. Christian Summers SS L / R 6-3 190 2010 San Angelo Central San Angelo, Tx- Earned 2nd Team All District 2-5A, also ran one of the fastest 60yd time during the Area Code try out, Member of the 2009 Austin Wings Summer Select Team, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team- Committed to the University of TexasSigns with Texas

62. Jameson Taillon RHP 6-5 220 R R The Woodlands High School The Woodlands, Texas – 1st Team Pitcher on District 14-5A, selected to the USA Baseball 32-man 18U Trials roster, Member of the 2009 Aflac All American Team, Member of the 2009 Under Amour All-American Team- Committed to the Rice Owls

63. Kirby Taylor 3B 6-0 175 Bellaire H.S., Bellaire, TX- Was named to the 1st Team All-District 20-5A, Was named an Honorable Mention on the 2009 Louisville Slugger High School All-American team, was named to the 2009 Houston 5A Baseball Pre-Season All-Houston Team. Committed to the Texas A&M University

64. Trevor Teykl RHP 6-7 215 R R Kempner, Tx-Named Newcomer of the Year 2008 for District 23-5A, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team-Committed to the University of TexasSigns with Texas

65. Nathan Thornhill MIF P/OF 5-10 165 R R Cedar Park Cedar Park TX- Selected to the 1st team All District as a Pitcher for 16-5A, Threw a No-Hitter against McCallum High school and 2nd round draft pick of the Padres Everrett Williams- Committed to the University of TexasSigns with Texas

66. Ryan Walker, Arlington Martin High School, Arlington, Texas Jr. District 4-5A offensive player of the year, 1st Team All Area Baseball Team Dallas Morning News, Earned 1st team 2009 Star Telegram Baseball Super Team, Walker hit a whopping .545 in district play and finished the year with nine doubles, three triples and 30 RBIs. The second baseman also made just four errors playing 2nd base. Committed to University of Texas at Arlington

67. Nicholas Watkins RHP 3B/OF 6-2 205 R R Mineola Mineola TX- For the season he went 6-2 record with a 1.42 era with 81 strikeouts and 20 walks in 54.3 innings pitched, Selected to the 1st Team All-District 14-3A Dallas Morning News, Member of the 2009 DBAT Select Summer League Team, Member of the Texas Scout Association,-Northeast Texas Community College

68. Erich Weiss 2B/SS/P R/L 6-2 175- Brenham High School, Brenham, Texas-named the District 18-4A MVP, batted .457 with 17 doubles, four triples and three home runs while driving in 35 runs, was a first-team selection on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state team. Committed to the University of Texas

69. Chase Wellbrock,RHP R/L 5-9 165 Brenham High School, Brenham, Texas- went 12-1 on the season, including a 4-1 record in the postseason, 1st Team All-District pitcher-18-4A, was named to the second team on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state team. Committed to the University of Houston

70. Scotty Young– Denton Ryan 1st Team All-District 5-4A – Two sport star in Baseball and Football, 1st Team All District 5-4A in baseball, Committed to Texas Tech(Football)

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  • Marcus Kingsley

    These are all good picks. They all deserve to be up there, from what I read anyways. All their records look in tip top shape. I could never do as good as they are doing. Alex Silver definitely deserves the top of this list as looks like he’s doing the best. But all the players are really good, and it’s really hard to pick from all the really good players out there.

  • Hey Marcus thanks for the comments. I would have been very difficult to put these young men from #1 to #70- So, What I did was list them in alphabetical order.

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