Prep Baseball Report

Doh's 2021 California Dream Team

Steve Doherty
SoCal Area Scout

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LOS ANGELES, CA - As we recently released our Updated class of 2021 state rankings thought I would offer an entertaining look at my hand picked, and completely subjective 2021 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...or is there? as to who is the cream of the crop in the State of California for the 2021 class, after all, the top players are well-known and acknowledged. However, given the amount of games I have seen in the last two-to-three years, and watching all of these players multiple times with my own eyes, 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 Cody Schrier
2B JSerra UCLA 3
2 Marcelo Mayer
SS Eastlake USC 2
3 Tyree Reed
CF American Canyon Oregon St. 1
4 Gabe D’Arcy
DH JSerra UCLA 14
5 Roc Riggio
LF Thousand Oaks Oklahoma St. 5
6 Blake Burke
1B De La Salle Tennessee 26
7 Max Muncy
3B Thousand Oaks Arkansas 7
8 Max Shor
C Palm Desert USD 17
9 Nick McLain
RF Beckman UCLA 9
SP Gage Jump
LHP JSerra UCLA 10
RP Luke Jewett
RP Anthony Susac
RHP Jesuit Arizona 8
RP Evan Yates
RHP Martin Luther King Fullerton 38

Davis Diaz
SS Acalanes Vanderbilt 12

Nick Bacura
C Mira Costa Santa Clara 63

Josh Randall
C/RHP Capo Valley Christ. Arizona 29


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