Arizona high schools always play an exciting brand of baseball and that is evidenced by the steady stream of top-notch players at the college and professional levels. Some have even reached the major leagues, and are on display this spring all around the Valley in the Cactus League.
Here is a quick look at Arizona players who are on a field near you . . .
*Jake Barrett, relief pitcher, Mesa Desert Ridge, Arizona Diamondbacks.
*Kole Calhoun, outfielder, Buckeye, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
*C.J. Cron, first baseman Phoenix Mountain Pointe, Angels.
*Shelley Duncan, outfielder, Tucson Canyon del Oro, Diamondbacks.
*Andre Ethier, outfielder, Phoenix St. Mary’s, Los Angeles Dodgers.
*Tuffy Gosewisch, catcher, Phoenix Horizon, Diamondbacks.
*Paul Konerko, first baseman/DH, Scottsdale Chaparral, Chicago White Sox.
*Matt Pagnozzi, catcher, Gilbert Highland, Milwaukee Brewers.
*Eric Sogard, infielder, Phoenix Thunderbird, Oakland Athletics.
Check out these Arizona stars if you can. It’s a nice way to spend the afternoon.