After seven players from the state heard their names called at the 2022 MLB Draft in Los Angeles, here’s as complete a list as possible of high school players and former high school players in college from California who have been selected in the first round of every Major League Baseball Draft since the event...
Torkelson: State’s Latest No. 1 MLB Pick
Graduate from Casa Grande of Petaluma who was at Arizona State named as the No. 1 pick in this year’s MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Detroit Tigers. He’s the seventh No. 1 selection in the MLB Draft from a California high school in the last 12 years and he goes at the top one […]
State’s All-Time MLB 1st Round Picks
As a prelude to the 2020 MLB Draft and to run in conjunction with a couple of feature stories we have coming up on significant California players, here’s as complete a list as possible of high school players and former high school players from the state who have been chosen in the first round of...
All-Decade Baseball: All-State Team
With the World Series tied at 2-2, we thought it became the perfect day to complete this presentation. California remains one of the world leaders in baseball and the decade of the 2010s provided more examples, especially with all of the No. 1 overall picks in the MLB Draft. For this All-Decade, All-State Team we...
Mr. Baseball 2019: Keoni Cavaco
There are a lot more reasons than where he was picked in the MLB Draft that the Eastlake of Chula Vista standout has earned the Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year selection for the 2019 season. Cavaco has become the second straight Mr. Baseball for California from the CIF San Diego Section after Joe […]
All-State Baseball: First Team
With the No. 1 and No. 2 overall choices in last month’s MLB Draft plus two from Huntington Beach who also were high draft picks, including Mr. Baseball State POY Hagen Danner, this year’s 36th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Team may have as many no-brainers as there’s ever been. Still, it’s not easy for […]
Mr. Baseball 2017: It has to be Hagen
It was a situation of competing precedents in this year’s race for the state’s longest-running State Player of the Year honor for baseball, making it one of the most difficult decisions ever in perhaps the most talent-laden season ever for Southern California. In the end, local consensus carries Hagen Danner of Huntington Beach over the […]
MLB Draft: Top two are SoCal preps
It’s the first time two players from CIF Southern Section schools go 1-2 in the MLB Draft after Royce Lewis and Hunter Greene are selected in those positions during Monday’s MLB Draft. It’s not the first time it’s happened for California. Go inside to read about the 1980 and 2000 MLB Drafts and for a […]
Mr. Baseball & Ms. Softball Finalists
There are more than one from Orange County for both baseball and softball as post-season honors begin with a look at top candidates for the only baseball and softball State Player of the Year honors that have more than 100 years of history behind them. We hope you like this free post on CalHiSports.com. Please […]
State Stat Stars of the Week
We ran out of time to get last week’s honor roll posted due to Mr. Basketball State POY announcement, but have two weeks rolled into one for this post. In baseball, Ashwin Chona of Sage Hill (Newport Beach) gets a two-hit shutout, but did not throw a fourth straight no-hitter. Alex Reelfs of Los Altos […]