2008 Louisville Slugger High School All-Americans
TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2008 Louisville Slugger High School All-American team is loaded with talent, featuring 24 players who were chosen in the first three rounds of the 2008 Major League Draft.
Many of the All-Americans are players of the year in their league, region or state, and several have already received numerous national and local honors for their baseball skills.
Heading the pitcher’s list is LHP Tyler Stovall of Hokes Bluff HS, Ala. He is the 2008 Louisville Slugger Pitcher of the Year.
The 6-foot-1 lefty compiled a 14-1 record this season, posting a 0.94 ERA with 201 strikeouts in 89 innings to lead his team to the state’s Class 3A state championship. He also hit .531 with 7 home runs and 42 RBI.
He holds the Alabama high school career record for wins, strikeouts and doubles. He was drafted in the second round by the Braves.
The 2008 Louisville Slugger Player of the Year is C Kyle Skipworth of Patriot HS in Riverside, Calif. He had a monster season in Southern California competition.
He posted a .543 batting average, heading into the CIF playoffs. He had 13 home runs, 2 triples, 11 doubles and 47 RBI. Earlier in the season, he set the state record with 18 straight hits and reached base safely in 25 straight appearances.
He signed with Arizona State, but was the third pick overall in the Major League Draft by the marlins.
This marks the 12th season that Louisville Slugger has sponsored the High School All-Americans as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Players were nominated by their high school coaches or were recommended by other coaches due to receiving high honors in their region or state.
Here are the 2008 selections. For more detailed information on the players, please see a copy of the June 13, 2008 edition of Collegiate Baseball.
2008 Louisville Slugger All-American Team
Tyler Stovall, LHP, Hokes Bluff HS, Ala.
Gerritt Cole, RHP, Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
Brett DeVall, LHP, Niceville HS, Fla.
Michael Montgomery, LHP, Hart HS, Valencia, Calif.
Jordan Lyles, RHP, Hartsville HS, SC
Danny Hultzen, LHP, Saint Albans School, Washington, DC
Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Georgetown HS, Tex.
Nolan Belcher, LHP, Greenbrier HS, Evans, GA.
Taylor Massey, LHP Weatherford HS, Tex.
Ryan Doiron, RHP, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.
Tyler Wilson, RHP, Greenwood HS, Ark.
John Bennett, LHP, Plano West, Plano, Tex.
Christopher Villalobos, RHP, El Rancho HS, Pico Rivera, Calif.
Juan Sulbaran, P, American Heritage, Plantation, Fla.
BJ Hermsen, P, West Delaware HS, Manchester, Ia.
Stuart Fewel, RHP, Wilson HS, Portland, Ore.
Ben Flora, LHP, Plano West, Plano, Tex.
Hudson Randall, RHP, Dunwoody HS, Ga.
Nick Struck, RHP, Clackamas HS, Ore.
Danile Coulombe, LHP, Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Denny Clement, RHP, Cascia Hall Prep, Tulsa, Okla.
Marc Gomez, LHP, Foy H. Moody HS, Corpus Christi, Tex.
Bobby Bundy, RHP, Sperry HS, Okla.
Zackry Dodson, LHP, Medina Valley HS, Castroville, Tex.
Hoby Milner, LHP, R.L. Paschal HS, Fort Worth, Tex.
Brian Flynn, LHP, Owasso HS, Okla.
Rusty Shellhorn, LHP, Central Valley, Spokane, Wash.
Ryan Westmoreland, RHP, Portsmouth HS, RI
Scott Weismann, RHP, Acton-Boxborough HS, Acton, Mass.
Zak Sinclair, RHP, West Allegheny HS, Imperial, Pa.
Alex Meyer, RHP, Greensburg HS, Ind.
Mike Dennhardt, P, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ
Blake Monar, LHP, South Spencer HS, Rockport, Ind.
Justin Warrington, LHP, Watkins memorial HS, Pataskala, Ohio
Kyle Skipworth, Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif.
Rashun Dixon, Terry HS, Miss.
Carl Travers Jr, Riverdale Baptist School, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Travis Jones, Sabino HS, Tucson, Ariz.
Jean Carlos Rodriguez, George Washington HS, New York, NY
Max Stassi, Yuba City HS, Calif.
Tucker Barnhart, Brownsburg HS, Ind.
Cory Farris, Boone County HS, Florence, Ky.
Jared Cowan, Davison HS, Mich.
Jacob Fisher, Zachary HS, La.
Robert Newman, Salem HS, Virginia Beach, Va.
Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin HS, Ga.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
Anthony Hewitt, SS, Salisbury School, Salisbury, Conn.
Cutter Dykstra, SS, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
Niko Vasquez, SS, Durango HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
Andy Burns, SS, Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo.
Wade Hinkle, 1B, Del Norte HS, Albuquerque, NM
Matt Cerda, SS, Oceanside HS, Calif.
Matt Snyder, 1B, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
Daniel Neumann, 3B, Memorial HS, Houston, Tex.
Jason Hanson, SS, Sabino HS, Tucson, Ariz.
Jason Esposito, 3B, Amity HS, Conn.
Rolando Gomez, SS, Charles Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Cody Asche, 2B/3B, Fort Zumwalt West, O’Fallon, Mo.
Alex Edward, 3B/1B, Parkview Baptist, Baton Rouge, La.
Austin Allison, SS, Glenwood HS, Phenix City, Ala.
Jordan Van Hoosier, 3B/2B, Green Valley HS, Henderson, Nev.
Austin Nola, SS, Catholic HS, Baton Rouge, La.
Brance Rivera, SS, Muscatine HS, Ia.
Steve Proscia, 3B, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ
Zach Collier, Chino Hills HS, Calif.
L.J. Hoes, St. John’s College HS, Washington, DC
Anthony Gose, Bellflower HS, Calif.
Joe Belviso, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
Austin Rinard, Homer HS, Mich.
Brandon King, Hanford HS, Calif.
Kyle Mangan, Brenham HS, Tex.
Demarcus Tidwell, Grenada HS, Miss.
Preston Aldridge, Francis Howell HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Jonathan Ramirez, Canyon HS, New Braunsfels, Tex.
Dane Opel, Edwardsville HS, Ill.
Jason Coats, Plano West, Plano, Tex.
Fernando Frias, George Washington HS, New York, NY
Will Wilcox, Rabun County HS, Tiger, Ga.
Chazwell Frank, Central Davidson HS, Lexington, NC
Bobby Stone, Montgomery HS, Tex.
Jake Odorizzi, RHP/SS, Highland HS, Ill.
Casey Kelly, SS/P, Sarasota HS, Fla.
Aaron Hicks, OF/RHP, Woodrow Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.
Ethan Martin, RHP/INF, Stephens County, Toccoa, Ga.
Jaff Decker, OF/LHP, Sunrise Mountain, Peoria, Ariz.
Tyler Chatwood, SS/RHP, Redlands East Valley, Redlands, Calif.
Kyle Lobstein, LHP/OF/1B, Coconino HS, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Derrik Gibson, SS/RHP, Seaford HS, Del.
Destin Hood, OF/SS, St. Paul’s HS, Mobile, Ala.
Ross Seaton, RHP/OF, Second Baptist HS, Houston, Tex.
Braden Kapteyn, 3B/SS/P, Illiana Christian, Lansing, Ill.
Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP/SS, Zachary HS, La.
Abraham Ruiz, 3B/RHP, Pacific Grove HS, Calif.
Mark Ginther, SS/RHP, Jenks HS, Okla.
Bo Reeder, 3B/RHP, Cookeville HS, Tenn.
Jake Merritt, RHP/OF, Cheney Tech, Manchester, Conn.
Ryan Gorton, RHP/OF/INF, Tigard HS, Ore.
Alex Byo, RHP/1B, Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge, La.
Eric Pfisterer, P/1B, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ
Sean Bouthilette, RHP/OF, Elizabethtown HS, Ky.
Logan Watkins, SS/RHP, Goddard HS, Kan.
Zac Elgie, 1B/RHP, Minot HS, ND
Chase Pickering, LHP/OF, Nitro HS, W.V.
Jeff Malm, 1B/LHP, Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
Evan Brydon, CF/LHP, Lowell HS, San Francisco, Calif.
Kyle Long, 1B/LHP, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Charlottesville, Va.
Taylor Dugas, OF/LHP, Teurlings Catholic HS, Lafayette, La.
Weslee Franklin, C/RHP, St. Clair County, Odenville, Ala.
Ben McKinney, RHP, Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.
Andrew Greiwe, LHP, Macon R-1 HS, Macon, Mo.
Trevor May, RHP, Kelso HS, Wash.
Anthony DeScalfani, RHP, Colts Neck HS, NJ
Trevor Cousineau, LHP Davison HS, Mich.
Bryan Peters, RHP, Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Co.
Jackson Geary, RHP, South Kingstown HS, Wakefield, RI
Mark Pope, RHP, Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.
Garrett Gould, RHP, Maize HS, Kan.
Daniel Marrs, RHP, James River HS, Midlothian, Va.
Derek Benny, RHP, Roseville HS, Calif.
Thomas Clarkson, RHP, Coral Springs HS, Fla.
Dalton Banwart, RHP, Goddard HS, Kan.
Toby DeMello, Roseville HS, Calif.
Spencer Kieboom, Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.
Travis Lane, Sandra Day O’Connor, Phoenix, Ariz.
A.J. Jamison, Williamsport HS, Md.
Andrew Stumph, Katy HS, Tex.
Jeremy Schaffer, Bellaire HS, Tex.
Michael Cokinos, Memorial HS, Houston, Tex.
Justin Zumwalde, 1B, Sabino HS, Tucson, Ariz.
Dwayne Henderson, SS, Detroit Southeastern HS, Detroit, Mich.
Tommy Winegardner, SS, Riverdale Baptist, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Austin Stadler, 1B, James River HS, Midlothian, Va.
Michael Ratterree, SS, Memorial HS, Houston, Tex.
Kris Bryant, 2B, Bonanza HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
Preston Tucker, 1B, H.B. Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.
Christopher Owings, Gilbert HS, SC
Dean Espy, INF, Red Mountain HS, Mesa, Ariz.
Kale Kiser, 2B, Plano West HS, Plano, Tex.
Tyler Black, SS, La Cueva HS, Albquerque, NM
David Nick, 2B, Cypress HS, Calif.
Tom Zengel, 1B, North Hunterdon, Annandale, NJ
Zackry Briggs, SS, Central Davidson HS, Lexington, NC
Garin Cecchini, 2B/SS, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.
Christian Gallegos, SS, Foy H. Moody HS, Corpus Christi, Tex.
Josh Dawson, 2B, Lawton Eisenhower HS, Lawton, Okla.
Carlos Lopez, SS, Atlantic Community HS, Delray Beach, Fla.
Parker Hollinghead, 3B/1B, UMS-Wright, Mobile, Ala.
Nick Ray, 1B, Gulfport HS, Miss.
Michael Franco, Eastwood HS, El Paso, Tex.
Tyler Watts, Bishop Luers HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Boomer Collins, Waxahachie HS, Tex.
JB Blanchette, Daphne HS, Ala.
Jeremy Rathjen, Memorial HS, Houston, Tex.
Matthew McGovern, Mamaroneck HS, NY
Multiple Position Players
Kash Kalkowski, SS/RHP, Grand Island Sr. HS, Neb.
Brooks McMinn, SS/RHP, St. Mary’s School, Natchitoches, La.
Chad James, LHP/OF, Yukon HS, Okla.
Josh Deeg, P/OF, Lake Orion HS, Mich.
Richie Shaffer, 3B/P, Providence HS, NC
William Breazeale, 3B/RHP, Alexandria Sr HS, La.
Jason Knapp, RHP/1B, North Hunterdon HS, Annandale, NJ
Ben Bracewell, RHP/SS, Briarwood Christian, Birmingham, Ala.
Erik Johnson, CF/RHP, Los Altos HS, Calif.