Prep Baseball Report

All-PBR Team Announced

PBR Staff

Prep Baseball Report is excited to announce the First Team All-PBR. Yesterday, PBR announced the PBR State Player of the Year in 42 states we cover. On Wednesday, we will announce the 2019 PBR Player of the Year. The PBR Player of the Year is decided by our staff as one who excelled amongst his his peers.

The First Team All-PBR consists of 13 athletes from across the nation who rose above the competition and stood out at their respective positions. These athletes made a strong impression on the Prep Baseball Report staff during the spring season both offensively and defensively on the baseball diamond. The First Team All-PBR consists of one catcher, a first baseman, three infielders, three outfielders, four pitchers and one utility player. The list of athletes were nominated by the Prep Baseball Report staff and scouting directors across the United States.

The athletes below have earned their spot on the First Team All-PBR roster.

Catcher: Jonathan French, Parkview HS, GA (2019)
The backstop for a national power, French helped the Panthers to their eighth state title in school history. He hit .472 with 12 doubles, four triples and 13 home runs while also breaking Jeff Francouer’s school record with 62 RBIs. He is a Clemson recruit and was drafted in the 30th round by the Cleveland Indians.

First Base: William Sullivan, Dr. Phillips HS, FL (2019)
Sullivan, a Troy recruit, batted .534 for Dr. Phillips with 11 home runs and 13 doubles. He also had 36 RBIs and 35 runs scored, helping the Panthers to a region quarterfinal appearance.

Infield: Brett Baty, Lake Travis HS, TX (2019)
With Baty at the top of the Lake Travis order, opposing pitchers were forced to pitch to him and he made them pay. In one of the best high school seasons in recent memory, the Texas recruit and 12th overall pick of the New York Mets hit .608 with 19 home runs, six doubles, three triples and 50 RBIs. He also walked 46 times while striking out just nine.

Infield: Gunnar Henderson, Morgan Academy, AL (2019)
Henderson roughed up Alabama pitchers on his way to being the state’s player of the year. An Auburn recruit and the second-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles, he hit .559 with 75 RBIs, 17 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 28 stolen bases.

Infield: Bobby Witt Jr., Colleyville Heritage HS, TX (2019)
If not for Baty, Witt Jr. had a strong case to be the player of the year in Texas, hitting .489 with 14 doubles, nine triples, 15 home runs and 55 RBIs. After being selected second overall by the Kansas City Royals, he helped Colleyville Heritage capture a 5-A state title.

Outfield: Colin Barber, Pleasant Valley HS, CA (2019)
While leading Pleasant Valley to a second consecutive Northern Section title, Barber hit a blistering .493 with 45 runs scored and 42 RBIs to go with seven doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and a 33-6 walk-to-strikeout ratio. That capped a four-year varsity career in which he hit .470 and never had a season average below .449. The Houston Astros selected him in the fourth round.

Outfield: Corbin Carroll, Lakeside School, WA (2019)
After a stellar summer, Carroll carried his offensive dominance over to the spring, despite seeing very little to hit. In 63 at-bats, he hit .540 with more than half of his hits going for extra bases—five doubles, five triples and nine home runs. He drove in 26 runs, scored 38, walked 22 times while striking out just six and was 11-for-13 in stolen bases. A UCLA recruit, he was selected 16th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Outfield: Andre Tarver, Ringgold HS, GA (2019)
A Mississippi State recruit and 15th-round pick of the San Diego Padres, Tarver hit an impressive .561 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs 36 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 22 attempts. He also scored 55 runs and struck out just four times.

Pitcher: Jack Leiter, Delbarton School, NJ (2019)
After a disappointing loss in the state championship last season, Leiter came back with a vengeance. He helped Delbarton win a state title this spring and posted an 8-0 record with a 0.60 ERA. In 58.2 innings, he struck out 95 and walked 23. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 20th round and is committed to Vanderbilt.

Pitcher: Brennan Malone, IMG Academy, FL (2019)
Malone was stellar in his lone season with IMG. He posted an 11-0 record and 0.27 ERA, allowing two earned runs in 51 innings. He struck out 69 and walked 14. The 33rd overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Malone had wins over eventual Florida state champion Jesuit, runners-up Dunedin, Canterbury and Doral, as well as California Southern Section semi-finalist La Mirada.

Pitcher: Blake Walston, New Hanover HS, NC (2019)
One of the biggest draft risers this spring, Walston helped New Hanover to a second consecutive 3-A state championship and did so in dominating fashion. He put up a 13-0 record with a 0.46 ERA and struck out 137 batters in 75.1 innings. His WHIP was .704, as he allowed just 32 hits and 21 walks. A North Carolina State recruit, the Arizona Diamondbacks drafted him with their second first-round pick at 26th overall.

Pitcher: Jack Washburn, Webster HS, WI (2019)
Washburn was unhittable this season, as he twirled five no-hitters, including two in the playoffs. An Oregon State recruit and son of former big leaguer Jarrod Washburn, he went 12-0 with a 0.11 ERA, striking out 123 in 63 innings. He walked 29 and allowed just nine hits.

Utility: Cameron Repetti, Cypress HS, CA (2019)
The Southern Section championship in California is arguably the hardest title to win in the country and Repetti was a huge reason Cypress brought home their third one in school history. The Cal State Fullerton recruit was a star on both sides of the ball, hitting .371 with 27 runs, 26 RBIs, two home runs, eight doubles and three triples. On the mound, he went 11-2 with three saves and a 1.21 ERA, striking out 93 and walking 12 in 86.2 innings. In the playoffs, he was 4-0 with one save, claiming victories in the quarterfinals, semi-finals and championship.

The Prep Baseball Report boots-on-the-ground staff spends countless hours on the road each and every year to help promote athletes and high school baseball programs throughout the country. These players do not necessarily come from the group of PBR State Player of the Year recipients, as the list will be based on specific positions and not overall statistics and impact within a given state. Because the PBR staff is attending countless baseball games throughout the spring, it gives the organization an unbiased and legitimate view when handing out awards.

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