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Doh's 2020 California Dream Team

Steve Doherty
SoCal Area Scout

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LOS ANGELES, CA - As we recently released our updated Class of 2020 state rankings I thought I would offer a fun look at my hand picked, and completely subjective 2020 California Dream Team. Whether you're a general baseball fan, a coach or a scout, I’m sure you have toiled with the idea of being armchair All-Star Manager for a day and attempted to fill out your own personal All-Time lineup. Well I have, and this is it. The notion of doing this drill is not a new idea, but it's always fun to pick your starters in a made-up scenario.

When I constructed my "Dream Team" lineup and Reserve players, I decided that each player had to exhibit a degree of prolonged excellence over the course of their high school careers. There isn't that much debate as to who is the cream of the crop in the State of California for the 2020 class, after all, the top players are well-known and acknowledged. However, given the amount of games I have seen in the last three-to-four years, I feel confident in fielding this team, hypothetically speaking, and putting it up against any manufactured State Team in the country.

For some of my choices, the majority would consider to be no-brainers. It's perfectly acceptable to disagree with any of my picks or the entire team for that matter. In fact, you should, it's part of the fun. It's not just about names and faces, it's about constructing a lineup of athletes that you think not only best complement each other, but also gives you the best chance to win.

In addition, the lineup being presented is for a one game, winner take all….Any takers?

Lineup Pos High School Commitment CA Rank
1 Pete Crow-Armstrong
CF Harvard-Westlake Vanderbilt 3
2 Petey Halpin
RF Mira Costa Texas 12
3 Tyler Soderstrom
DH Turlock UCLA 1
4 Chase Davis
LF Franklin Arizona 8
5 Kevin Parada
C Loyola Georgia Tech 7
6 Drew Bowser
3B Harvard-Westlake Stanford 6
7 Nick Yorke
2B Archbishop Mitty Arizona 11
8 Michael Brown
1B Vacaville Washington 24
9 Milan Tolentino
SS Santa Margarita UCLA 5
SP Kyle Harrison
LHP De La Salle UCLA 2
RP Jared Jones
RHP La Mirada Texas 4
RP Max Rajcic
RHP Orange Lutheran UCLA 9
RP Kyle Carr
LHP San Marcos USD 25

Isaiah Greene
OF Corona Missouri 13

Jake Vogel
OF Huntington Beach UCLA 14

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