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    2013 USA Today Preseason All America team

    Willie Abreu | OF-LHP | 6-3, 200 | Mater Academy (Hialeah Gardens, Fla.) | Miami
    Helped Team USA win the 18U World Championships last summer. The lefty batter hit .410 with 26 RBI for Mater Academy last spring.

    Trey Ball | LHP-OF | 6-5, 175 | New Castle (Ind.) | Texas
    Throws a 93 mph fastball and went 7-2 last season with a 1.40 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 60 innings. Also batted .438 with a .867 slugging percentage.

    Cavan Biggio | 3B-OF | 6-2, 180 | St. Thomas (Houston) | Notre Dame
    Coached by his father, former major leaguer Craig Biggio, Cavan hit .420 with 26 RBI last spring.

    Zachary Collins | C | 6-3, 220 | American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) | Miami
    Batted .443 with 31 RBI, 24 runs and four homers. Helped lead American Heritage to the 5A state title as a junior.

    Clint Frazier | OF-RHP | 6-0, 190 | Loganville (Ga.) | Georgia
    Power hitter batted .424 with 24 homers and 58 RBI last spring.

    Hunter Green | LHP-OF | 6-4, 185 | Warren East (Bowling Green, Ky.) | Kentucky*
    Batted .400 with six homers and 28 RBI as a junior. As a pitcher, went 6-2 with a 1.76 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 51.2 innings. Also threw a 20-strikeout no-hitter last season.

    Clinton Hollon | RHP-1B | 6-1, 190 | Woodford County (Versailles, Ky.) | Kentucky*

    His fastball has been clocked at 97 mph. He went 5-0 with 53 strikeouts in 40 innings to help lead Woodford County to the state title, pitching 20 scoreless innings in the state tournament.

    Rob Kaminsky | LHP-OF | 6-0, 190 | St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) | North Carolina
    Went 8-2 with three no-hitters and a 0.20 ERA last year. Struck out 103 in 53 innings.

    Jeremy Martinez | C | 5-11, 190 | Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) | Southern California
    Helped Team USA win the 18U World Championships last summer. At Mater Dei last spring, he hit .388, had only two errors and threw out six of 10 runners trying to steal second.

    Austin Meadows | OF | 6-3, 200 | Grayson (Loganville, Ga.). | Clemson
    Five-tool player with great speed, Meadows batted .390 with 28 RBI and 19 stolen bases last year.

    Oscar Mercado | SS | 6-1, 175 | Gaither (Tampa, Fla.) | Florida State
    Hit .370 with 29 RBI and 12 stolen bases last year but is even better known for his fielding.

    Andrew Rosa | SS | 6-2, 175 | Owasso (Okla.) | Oklahoma State
    Batted .412 with seven homers and 28 RBI last season and was solid defensively.

    Jordan Sheffield | RHP-UT | 6-3, 195 | Tullahoma (Tenn.) | Vanderbilt
    Hard thrower had a 0.99 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 50 innings as a junior. Also batted .373 with five homers.

    Dominic Smith | OF-1B-RHP | 6-1, 200 | Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) | Undecided
    Batted .551 with nine homers and 49 RBI last year. As a pitcher, Smith went 7-1 with a 1.22 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 34.1 innings

    Kohl Stewart | RHP-UT | 6-3, 185 | Pius X (Houston) | Texas A&M
    Has a 95 mph fastball and good breaking ball. Stewart led Pius X to the TAPPS state title in 2012, going 8-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 54.1 innings. Stewart is also a top quarterback recruit.


    Thoughts: I'm thinking my Jordan Sheffield PC will become a sellable prospect stash in a couple months.

    I would have thought Meadows had better HS numbers. I had never looked at them, but now that I have, they are a bit 'meh' in terms of going 1/1. I understand he is more of a showcase performer and will probably go in the 1-3 overall range, but frankly .388 struck me as low.

    Any notables missing? I'm not sure this is so public a thing (even withing being associate with USAToday) to see a spike, but it at least shows some common perception on the top guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VandyDan View Post
    Any notables missing? I'm not sure this is so public a thing (even withing being associate with USAToday) to see a spike, but it at least shows some common perception on the top guys.
    Stephen Gonsalves
    Reese McGuire
    Ian Clarkin
    Justin Williams
    J.P. Crawford
    Ryan Boldt
    A.J. Puk
    Nick Ciuffo
    Brett Morales
    Jonathan Denney
    Dustin Driver
    J.P.

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