We continue the list today with number 10 in our countdown with junior third baseman Tony Thompson from Kansas. He is from Reno, Nevada and attended Galena High School. He picked up four letters playing under Gary McNamara. He had an excellent first three seasons in high school hitting .490 with 23 home runs and 83 RBI while also picking up a 16-7 record with a 3.41 ERA in 27 appearances on the mound.
We continue the list today with number 11 in our countdown with junior shortstop Christian Colon from Cal-State Fullerton. He is from Corona, California and graduated from Canyon High School. Continue reading
We continue the list today with number 12 in our countdown with junior RHP Deck McGuire from Georgia Tech. He is from Richmond Virginia and attended Deep Run High School. He had a solid high school career as he went 10-1 with a 1.35 ERA while striking out 129 batters during his senior season as he was named Virginia Player of the Year.
We continue the list today with number 13 in our countdown with junior outfielder Michael Choice from UT-Arlington. He is from Arlington Texas and attended Mansfield Timberview High School. He hit hit .506 as a senior with 42 hits, 17 stolen bases and six home runs while hitting .443 as a junior with 35 hits, nine stolen bases and two homers en route to earning first team All-District 15-4A honors as a junior second baseman. He was also a first team All-District 15-4A pick as a sophomore catcher.
We continue the list today with number 14 in our countdown with sophomore RHP Gerrit Cole from UCLA. He is from Santa Ana, California as he attended Orange Lutheran High School where he was a three year letterwinner playing under Mike Grahovac. He had an outstanding senior season where he went 8-2 with a 0.46 ERA while totaling 121 strikeouts and walking 18 batters in 75.2 innings. Heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, Perfect Game Crosschecker rated him the best high school player in the country while Baseball America had him fourth. Cole was selected by the New York Yankees with the 28th overall selection as he slid as he told many teams he wanted to attend college. Cole lived up to his side of the bargain as he refused a multi-million dollar contract to attend UCLA.
We continue the list today with number 15 in our countdown with junior RHP Kevin Jacob from Georgia Tech. He is a 6’6 228 pound right hander from Baltimore Maryland where he attended Parkville High School. As a senior in high school, he went 9-2 with a 0.45 ERA while holding opponents to a .112 batting average. He was honored as a first-team all-metro by the Baltimore Sun and an All-American by Louisville Slugger. In 2006, Baseball America rated him the fourth best player in the state.
We continue the list today with number 16 in our countdown with Sophomore RHP Sonny Gray. He is from Smyrna, Tennessee where he attended Smyrna High School. He went 4-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 35 innings while hitting .518 including three home runs during senior campaign. Heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, he was ranked as the No. 52 draft prospect by Baseball America and the 67th best draft prospect by Perfect Game. He was selected in the 27th round by the Chicago Cubs but decided to honor his commitment to Vanderbilt.
We continue the list today with number 17 in our countdown with junior catcher Blake Forsythe from Tennessee. He is Memphis, Tennessee and attended Christian Brothers High School where he played under Buster Kelso. He had an outstanding senior season where he hit .433 with 53 RBI and a school record 13 home runs. He also led the state with 50 walks. He was named to the All-America and All-Region by ABCA.
We continue the list today with number 18 in our countdown with sophomore Anthony Rendon from Rice. He is from Houston TX and attended Lamar High School. His senior season saw him hit .570 with eight homers, 17 doubles, 56 RBI, 56 runs scored and 13 steals. He picked up several honors including First team 5A all-state shortstop, All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle, and a starter in the Texas high school all-star game. He was also named all-state as a junior when he led the Houston area with 14 homers.
We continue the list today with number 19 in our countdown with junior RHP Brandon Workman from Texas. He is a 6-5 220 pound right handed power pitcher from Bowie High School in Bowie Texas.