Baseball: Locals make top 100 prospect list
Baseball America magazine has come out with its top 100 high school prospects for 2010, and there are lots of locals who made the list, led by top 10 selections pitcher Dylan Covey of Pasdena Maranatha (No. 6) and outfielder Austin Wilson of North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake (No. 9).
Others on the list are No. 12 catcher Stefan Sabol, Aliso Niguel; No. 16 outfielder Michael Lorenzen, Fullerton; No. 23 pitcher Taijuan Walker, Yucaipa; No. 24 pitcher Peter Tago, Dana Hills; No. 25 pitcher Aaron Sanchez, Barstow; No. 31 third baseman Chad Lewis, Huntington Beach Marina, and No. 46 infielder Dominic Ficociello, Fullerton.
Others are No. 49 first baseman Christian Yelich, Westlake; No. 53 pitcher Gabriel Encinas, St. Paul; No. 57 outfielder Angelo Gumbs, Torrance; No. 58 pitcher Adam Plutko, Glendora; No. 59 pitcher Jesus Valdez, Hueneme; No. 61 pitcher Cody Buckel, Simi Valley Royal; No. 68 outfielder Corey Hahn, Mater Dei; No. 88 shortstop Lonnie Kaupilla, Burbank; No. 89 pitcher Tyler Shreve, Redlands East Valley and No. 94 pitcher Scott Frazier, Upland.
The No. 1 prospect is 6-foot-7 pitcher Jameson Taillon from The Woodlands (Texas).
-- Eric Sondheimer