High School Player of the Year in Each State

High School : : General
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Each year Gatorade names a top player from each state. It is a big honor for those players selected. We took a poll in our main office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa recently to see how close we come to the actual Gatorade list. The Gatorade State winners will be announced soon, so we won’t have long before we can compare.

Gatorade Player of the Year Released (5/29/07)

Here are the rules our staff played by: You can only pick ONE 2007 high school player as the best player in his state. Not necessarily who you think will be the highest draft pick, but who you think will end up being the best player in the future.

Here is how our voting turned out. A big congratulations to the winners, sorry there are no trophies this year, just the honor of being selected by a bunch of baseball people that thought this might be interesting. Some states had several excellent player of the year nominations. Some were very easy selections and were unanimous choices by our staff. And there were some states that were tough coming up with more than one deserving player that our staff was familiar with.

Should be interesting to see how this list of players turns out in the future. We will be comparing it to the Gatorade list and doing a further report on that comparison.

Feel free to talk about it on the PG Messageboard.

Alabama  Kentrail Davis OF 5-9/195  Theodore, Theodore, AL
Alaska Correction, Player to be named.
Arizona  Tim AldersonRHP 6-7/210      Horizon, Phoenix, AZ
Arkansas Delta ClearyOF      6-2/195  Jonesboro, Jonesboro, AR
California Josh Vitters  3B6-3/190      Cypress, Anaheim, CA
Colorado Matt Presley 3B/P  6-2/197  Cheyenne Mtn, Colorado Springs, CO
Connecticut Matt Harvey RHP 6-4/195  Fitch, Mystic, CT
Delaware Brett OberholtzerLHP6-2/190                           William Penn, St Georges, DE
DC Connor HoehnRHP6-1/190                 St John’s DC, Damascus, MD
Florida Michael Main RHP/OF 6-2/180  Deland, Deltona, FL
Georgia Josh Smoker LHP 6-2/190  Calhoun, Sugar Valley, GA
Hawaii Reece AlnasOF      5-10/165    Kamehameha-Keaau, Hilo, HI
Idaho Josh OsichLHP6-3/190            Bishop Kelly, Boise, ID
Illinois Casey CrosbyLHP6-5/195            Kaneland, Elburn, IL
Indiana Jarrod ParkerRHP 6-1/175      Norwell, Bluffton, IN
Iowa Jon Gilmore INF  6-3/195 City High, Iowa City, IA
Kansas Derek NorrisC      6-0/220  Goddard, Goddard, KS
Kentucky Ben RevereOF      5-9/155  Lexington Catholic, Richmond, KY
Louisiana Carmen AngeliniSS6-1/175            Barbe,  Lake Charles, LA
Maine Jerrett Lucas  IF/C   6-2/185     Old Town,       Old Town, ME
Maryland Steve LombardozziINF      6-0/175   Atholton, Fulton, MD
Massachusetts Jack McGearyLHP      6-4/215  Roxbury Latin, Newton, MA
Michigan DJ LeMahieuINF  6-3/185        Brother Rice, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Minnesota Dustin Klabunde  RHP/IF6-2/180      McLeod West, Brownton, MN
Mississippi Wendall FairleyOF6-2/185            George County, Lucedale, MS
Missouri Nick TepeschRHP6-4/200            Blue Springs, Blue Springs, MO
Montana Kirk Dehler RHP 6-1/185 Billings North, Billings, MT
Nebraska Ben Kline  SS/RHP  6-2/170 Central, Omaha, NE
Nevada Taylor Cole  IF/RHP6-1/175      Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV
New Jersey Rick PorcelloRHP 6-5/195      Seton Hall Prep, Chester, NJ
New Mexico Matt MooreLHP6-2/190Moriarty,                    Moriarty, NM
New York Greg Holle OF/P  6-8/210  Christian Brothers, Loudonville, NY
North Carolina Madison BumgarnerLHP      6-5/220  South Caldwell, Lenoir, NC
North Dakota Tanner LorenzRHP      6-7/220  Harvey, Harvey, ND
Ohio Derek Dietrich  IF/P6-2/185      St Ignatius,  Parma, OH
Oklahoma Peter KozmaSS      6-0/170  Owasso, Owasso, OK
Oregon Joey MahalicRHP      6-4/200 Wilson,  Portland, OR
Pennsylvania Devin MesoracoC      6-0/200 Punxsutawney, Punxsutawney, PA
Rhode Island Gary Gilheeney  RHP 6-4/180  Bishop Hendricken, Cranston, RI
South Carolina Steven Neff LHP/OF 6-1/185  Lancaster, Lancaster, SC
South Dakota Erik DeJongINF6-1/190            North, Sioux Falls, SC
Tennessee Drew Pomeranz   LHP     6-5/195       Collierville, ColliervilleTN 
Texas Blake BeavanRHP6-7/210            Irving, Irving, TX
Utah Tanner Robles  LHP 6-4/190  Cottonwood, Murray, UT
Vermont Casey HarmanLHP 6-2/180      South Burlington, S. Burlington, VT
Virginia Neil RamirezRHP6-3/190            Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA
Washington Julian Sampson  RHP 6-5/190 Skyline, Sammamish, WA
West Virginia Patrick ArnoldRHP      6-1/197  Huntington, Huntington, WV
Wisconsin Nick RiceLHP      6-6/200  Tremper, Kenosha, WI
Canada East Philippe Aumont  RHP 6-5/210  Ecole Du Versant, Gatineau QB
Canada West Kyle Lotzkar RHP6-3/185      South Delta, Delta BC
Puerto Rico Angel MoralesOF6-1/185            PRBBA, Arroya, PR
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