2018 Medium Schools All-American Baseball Team

Kevin Askeland | MaxPreps.com Friday, July 6, 2018

Anthony Seigler of Cartersville is player of the year, Richard Foy of New Hanover is coach of the year.

Video: Ultimate Highlights of Anthony Seigler
The Medium Schools Player of the Year blasted 11 home runs for state runner-up.

Being chosen as the best baseball player in the talent-rich state of Georgia was impressive enough, but then to be taken in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees confirmed that Anthony Seigler was the top medium schools baseball player in the nation in 2018.

Seigler, a catcher at Cartersville, was the first high school backstop taken in the MLB draft and was named the state player of the year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and by American Family Insurance. He helped lead Cartersville to the Class 4A state championship game and he had one of the highest home run totals in the state of Georgia with 11.

Seigler is thus the choice for MaxPreps Medium Schools Player of the Year. He also heads the MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American Teams. The list includes two teams of 30 players each from schools that generally have between 1,000 and 2,000 students.

Richard Foy of New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.) is the medium schools coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to a 28-1 record and the Class 3A state championship in North Carolina. The title was the first for New Hanover in nearly 25 years. New Hanover also finished No. 1 in the MaxPreps Medium Schools National Baseball Rankings.
2018 Medium Schools All-American Baseball Team

PMason Denaburg, Merritt Island (Fla.), 6-4, 195
Honors:
Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A All-State Player of the Year, ABCA all-Region 3 Team, drafted Round 1 by Nationals.
Stats: 0.99 ERA, 73 strikeouts, 35.1 innings pitched.

PCarter Stewart, Eau Gallie (Melbourne, Fla.), 6-6, 200
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year, Perfect Game State Player of the Year, American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 3 Team, drafted Round 1 by Braves.
Stats: 6-2 pitching record, 0.91 ERA, 128 strikeouts, 18 walks, 61.2 innings pitched, .313 batting average, 21 RBI, seven home runs.

PGunnar Hoglund, Fivay (Hudson, Fla.), 6-4, 210
Honors:
ABCA All-Region 3 Team, drafted Round 1 by Pirates.
Stats: 7-0 pitching record, 0.27 ERA, 105 strikeouts, to walks, four no-hitters, two perfect games, 52.1 innings pitched, .385 batting average, 20 RBI, four doubles, four home runs.

PKumar Rocker, North Oconee (Bogart, Ga.), 6-5, 250
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year, Georgia Dugout Preview Class 4A All-State Team, Athens Banner-Herald All-Area Player of the Year, drafted Round 38 by Rockies.
Stats: 6-2 pitching record, 1.17 ERA, 90 strikeouts, 13 walks, 46 innings pitched, .361 batting average, 27 RBI, five home runs.

POwen White, Jesse Carson (China Grove, N.C.), 6-3, 185
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 2 Team, Perfect Game State Player of the Year, Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year, Coaches Association Class 3A Player of the Year, drafted in Round 2 by Rangers.
Stats: 10-1 pitching record, 0.22 ERA, 101 strikeouts, 15 walks, 63.2 innings pitched, .333 batting average, 10 doubles, 25 runs scored.

PLineras Torres Jr., Beacon (N.Y.), 6-2, 190
Honors:
American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 1 Team, drafted Round 1 comp by Indians.
Stats: 4-2 pitching record, 85 strikeouts, 13 walks, 41 innings pitched.

PTyler Polk, Duncan (Okla.), 5-11, 195
Honors:
Oklahoma City Oklahoman All-State Player of the Year, Gatorade State Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 6 Team, American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, Southwest Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year.
Stats: 10-1 pitching record, six shutouts, 0.48 ERA, 100 strikeouts, 13 walks, 54.2 innings pitched, .512 batting average, 36 RBI, two home runs, 36 runs.

PNolan Hudi, Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), 6-0, 175, Junior
Honors:
Tampa Times All-Area Team (sophomore year), American Family Insurance All-State Team.
Stats: 13-0 pitching record, 0.44 ERA, 119 strikeouts, 80 innings pitched.

PHunter Barco, Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 6-4, 210, Junior
Honors:
Jacksonville Times Union All-First Coast Player of the Year, Florida Dairy Farmers Class 5A Player of the Year.
Stats: 8-1 pitching record, 1.98 ERA, 63.2 innings pitched, 84 strikeouts.

PChristian Scott, Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 6-4, 190
Honors:
Sun Sentinel All-Broward County Team, Miami Herald All-Broward County Team, Florida Dairy Farmers Class 4A Player of the Year.
Stats: 11-0 pitching record, 1.44 ERA, 84 strikeouts, 63 innings pitched.

CAnthony Seigler, Cartersville (Ga.), 6-0, 190
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 4A All-State Team, Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year, Perfect Game State Player of the Year, Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year, American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 3 Team, drafted Round 1 by Yankees.
Stats: .421 batting average, 10 doubles, 11 home runs, 34 RBI, 52 runs, 3-1 pitching record, 0.57 ERA, 26 strikeouts, 24.2 innings pitched.

CWesley Clarke, Liberty Christian (Lynchburg, Va.), 6-3, 200
Honors:
Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year, VHSL Class 4 Player of the Year, Lynchburg News and Advance Player of the Year, American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, drafted Round 40 by Brewers.
Stats: .571 batting average, 18 runs, 31 RBI, six doubles, one triple, 14 home runs.

CAdam Hackenberg, Miller (Charlottesville, Va.), 6-2, 225
Honors:
Central Virginia Player of the Year, VISAA Division II State Player of the Year, Perfect Game State Player of the Year, drafted Round 39 by Royals.
Stats: .421 batting average, 29 runs, 42 RBI, two doubles, one triple, 13 home runs.

1BHaydn McGeary, Thunderbird (Phoenix), 6-4, 225
Honors:
Arizona Republic All-State Team, ABCA All-Region 7 Team, Arizona Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team.
Stats: .522 batting average, 37 runs, 43 RBI, 11 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs.
Hayden McGeary, Thunderbird
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Hayden McGeary, Thunderbird
1BJonathan Gates, Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville, Fla.), 6-2, 190
Honors:
Prep Baseball Report Florida State Player of the Year.
Stats: .430 batting average, 32 runs, 48 RBI, 10 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 9-2 pitching record, 1.05 ERA, 135 strikeouts, 80 innings pitched.

IFTriston Casas, American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 6-4, 238
Honors:
Miami Herald All-Broward County Team, Sun Sentinel All-Broward County Team, ABCA All-Region 3 Team, drafted Round 1 by Red Sox.
Stats: .385 batting average, 31 runs, 35 RBI, six doubles, six triples, seven home runs.

IFXavier Edwards, North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek, Fla.), 5-8, 140
Honors:
Miami Herald All-Broward County Team, Sun Sentinel All-Broward County Team, ABCA All-Region 3 Team, drafted Round 1 by Padres.
Stats: .406 batting average, 43 runs, 16 RBI, seven doubles, five triples, two home runs, 24 stolen bases.

IFOsiris Johnson, Encinal (Alameda, Calif.), 6-1, 185
Honors:
San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Player of the Year, Bay Area News Group All-Area Team, ABCA All-Region 8 Team, drafted Round 2 by Marlins.
Stats: .535 batting average, 30 runs, 16 steals, 24 RBI.

IFCory Acton, American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 6-1, 180
Honors:
Sun Sentinel Broward County Small Schools Player of the Year, Miami Herald All-Broward County Team, drafted Round 39 by Tigers.
Stats: .456 batting average, 39 runs, 41 RBi, eight doubles, three triples, nine home runs.

IFCharles Mack, Williamsville East (East Amherst, N.Y.), 6-0, 200
Honors:
Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 1 Team, drafted Round No. 6 by Twins.
Stats: .551 batting average, 20 RBI, four home runs.

IFGage Hughes, Greenup County (Greenup, Ky.), 6-0, 170
Honors:
Coaches Association All-State Team, ABCA All-Region 4 Team.
Stats: .444 batting average, 67 runs, 45 RBI, 11 doubles, seven triples, nine home runs.

OFJoseph Gray, Hattiesburg (Miss.), 6-3, 195
Honors:
Jackson Clarion Ledger All-State Team, ABCA All-Region 6 Team, drafted Round 2 by Brewers.
Stats: .446 batting average, 29 RBI, 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 4-0 pitching record, 2.62 ERA.

OFNick Decker, Seneca (Tabernacle, N.J.), 6-0, 200
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year, American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, NJ.com All-State Team, Philly.com All-South Jersey Team, Courier Post All-South Jersey Team, ABCA All-Region 2 Team, drafted Round 2 by Red Sox.
Stats: .468 batting average, 24 RBI, 34 walks, 30 runs, seven home runs.

OFRobby Martin, Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.), 6-3, 185
Honors:
All-813 Preps Player of the Year, drafted Round 37 by Marlins.
Stats: .457 batting average, 32 runs, 23 RBI, six doubles, two triples, four home runs, two grand slams.

OFKingston Liniak, Mission Hills (San Marcos, Calif.), 6-2, 170
Honors:
All-San Diego Section Team, ABCA All-Region 8 Team, drafted Round 4 by Tigers.
Stats: .356 batting average, 55 runs, 30 stolen bases, 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs.
Kingston Liniak, Mission Hills
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Kingston Liniak, Mission Hills
  OFJacen Roberson, Garces Memorial (Bakersfield, Calif.), 6-1, 175
Honors:
Bakersfield Californian All-Area Team, drafted Round 24 by Dodgers.
Stats: .409 batting average, 32 runs, 32 RBI, five doubles, one triple, five home runs.

APJaden Hill, Ashdown (Ark.), 6-4, 215
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year, American Family Insurance State Player of the Year, ABCA All-Region 6 Team, Arkansas Preps All-State second team, drafted Round 38 by Cardinals.
Stats: 7-0 pitching record, 85 strikeouts, 0.51 ERA, 41 innings pitched, .540 batting average, 43 RBI, 11 home runs.

APEthan Wilson, Andalusia (Ala.), 6-2, 190
Honors:
ASWA All-Super State Team, ASWA Class 4A All-State Player of the Year.
Stats: 12-0 pitching record, 0.65 ERA, 112 strikeouts, 62 innings pitched, .529 batting average, 10 home runs, 41 RBI, 51 runs.

APGeoffrey Gilbert, Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 6-2, 200, Junior
Honors:
All-Lowcountry Player of the Year, Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A State Player of the Year, Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Stats: 8-0 pitching record, 0.33 ERA, 73 strikeouts, 53.1 innings pitched, .446 batting average, 26 RBI, 23 runs, three home runs.

AP - Braxton Ashcraft, Robinson (Texas), 6-5, 195, Sr.
Honors: Waco Tribune All-Super Centex Player of the Year, drafted Round 2 by Pirates.
Stats: 11-1 pitching record, 103 strikeouts, 0.90 ERA, .391 batting average, 26 RBI.

Second Team

PMichael Doolin, Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.), 6-3, 200, Junior
Honors:
Post-Tribune All-Area Player of the Year,
Stats: 11-1 pitching record, 129 strikeouts, 79.2 innings pitched.

PBay Witcher, Loganville (Ga.), 6-5, 210
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 5A state player of the year, Walton Tribune All-County Player of the Year.
Stats: 10-0 pitching record, 0.24 ERA, 58 strikeouts, 57 innings pitched.

P — Ryan Ramsey, Pascack Hills (Montvale, N.J.), 6-0, 180, Junior
Honors:
NJ.Com State Pitcher of the Year, ABCA All-Region 2 Team.
Stats: 9-1 pitching record, 0.45 ERA, 120 strikeouts, 19 walks, 60.1 innings pitched.

PBryson Hudgens, Argyle (Texas), 6-4, 240
Honors:
Coaches Association 4A All-State team, Denton Record-Chronicle All-Area Offensive Player of the Year, Dallas News All-Area Second Team.
Stats: 12-0 pitching record, 58 strikeouts, 1.06 ERA, 59.2 innings pitched.

PPeyton Carson, Shawnee Heights (Tecumseh, Kan.), 6-4, 183
Honors:
American Family Insurance Kansas State Player of the Year, Coaches Association Class 5A Pitcher of the Year.
Stats: 7-0 pitching record, 0.31 ERA, 58 strikeouts, 44 innings pitched, one no-hitter.

PWyatt Sparks, Aurora (Mo.), 6-1, 170
Honors:
Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State Team, All-Ozarks Team, ABCA All-Region 5 Team, drafted Round 23 by Rangers.
Stats: 11-1 pitching record, 143 strikeouts, 0.93 ERA.

PDawson Netz, Maranatha (Pasadena, Calif.), 6-1, 185, Junior
Honors:
Southern Section Division 3 Player of the Year, Pasadena Star News All-Area Player of the Year.
Stats: 12-0 pitching record, 0.26 ERA, 117 strikeouts.
Dawson Netz, Marantha
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Dawson Netz, Marantha
PCole Wilcox, Heritage (Ringgold, Ga.), 6-5, 225
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 4A All-State Team, Catoosa County Baseball Player of the Year.
Stats: 9-2 pitching record, 1.59 ERA, 95 strikeouts, 65.2 innings pitched.

PPatrick Hickox, Jefferson (Ga.), 5-11, 150
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 4A All-State Team, Athens Banner Herald All-Area Team.
Stats: 13-2 pitching record, 1.25 ERA, 70 strikeouts, six walks.

PYordani Carmona, Monsignor Pace (Miami, Fla.), 6-2, 195
Honors:
Miami Herald All-Dade County Team.
Stats: 7-1 pitching record, 94 strikeouts, 1.26 ERA.

CAdrian Del Castillo, Gulliver Prep (Miami, Fla.), 6-0, 195
Honors:
Miami Herald All-Dade County Team, drafted Round 36 by White Sox.
Stats: .530 batting average, 39 RBI, 15 home runs.

CMatheu Nelson, Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), 5-11, 195
Honors:
Tampa Times All-Area Team (junior year), drafted Round 39 by Phillies.
Stats: .465 batting average, 17 runs, 45 RBI, 14 doubles, two triples, five home runs.

CBryant Goolsby, Smith County (Carthage, Tenn.), 5-7, 160
Honors:
Tennessee Baseball Report All-State Team, Class AA Mr. Baseball, Nashville Tennessean All-MidState Team.
Stats: .574 batting average, 41 runs, 67 RBI, 15 doubles, 17 home runs.

1BDillon Marsh, Lancaster Catholic (Lancaster, Pa.), 6-2, 215
Honors:
PennLive All-Star Team.
Stats: .379 batting average, 16 runs, 18 RBI, six doubles, six home runs, 9-1 pitching record, 0.72 ERA, 68.1 innings pitched, 133 strikeouts.

1BLogan Peterson, Morton (Ill.), 6-2, 190
Honors:
Illinois Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Team, Peoria Journal-Star All-Area Player of the Year.
Stats: .447 batting average, 36 runs, 31 RBI, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, 7-2 pitching record, 1.53 ERA, 76 strikeouts, 55 innings pitched.

IFCJ Abrams, Blessed Trinity (Roswell, Ga.), 6-2, 180, Junior
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 4A All-State Team.
Stats: .404 batting average, 22 RBI, six doubles, three home runs.

IFRoberto Peña, Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 6-2, 200
Honors:
Sun Sentinel All-Broward County Team, Miami Herald All-Broward County Team.
Stats: .365 batting average, 30 runs, 31 RBI, seven doubles, one triple, five home runs.

IFBrendan Dixon, Argyle (Texas), 6-1, 180
Honors:
Coaches Association 4A All-State team, Denton Record-Chronicle All-Area Team.
Stats: .422 batting average, 21 RBI, 47 runs.

IFRyan Gendron, Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.), 6-4, 195
Honors:
All-World Team, Oklahoma City Oklahoman All-State Team.
Stats: .459 batting average.

IFCarter Young, Selah (Wash.), 6-0, 170, Junior
Honors:
American Family Insurance Washington State Player of the Year, Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Stats: .412 batting average, 47 runs, four home runs.

IFTyson Fisher, Dixie (St. George, Utah), 6-4, 225
Honors:
Deseret News Class 4A Mr. Baseball. American Family Insurance Utah State Player of the Year.
Stats: .512 batting average, nine home runs, 33 RBI, 8-1 pitching record, 0.82 ERA, 94 strikeouts, 60 innings pitched.

OF — Zane Keener, Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.), 5-10, 160, Junior
Honors:
Tennessee Baseball Report All-State Team, Knoxville News All-Area Team.
Stats: .415 batting average, 44 RBI, 57 runs.

OFHayden Clearman, Argyle (Texas), 5-11, 170, Junior
Honors:
Coaches Association 4A All-State team, Denton Record-Chronicle All-Area Offensive Player of the Year, Dallas News All-Area Second Team.
Stats: .455 batting average.

OFEamonn Lance, Drake (San Anselmo, Calif.), 6-0, 150, Junior
Honors:
San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro North Bay Player of the Year.
Stats: .455 batting average, 29 runs, 34 RBI, 12 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs.

OFBailee Hendon, Vancleave (Miss.), 6-3, 175
Honors:
Jackson Clarion Ledger All-State Team, Biloxi Sun-Herald All-Area Player of the Year.
Stats: .531 batting average, 13 doubles, 34 RBi, 42 runs, five home runs, 10-0 pitching record, 0.75 ERA, 89 strikeouts, 56 innings pitched, three no-hitters.

OFIsaiah Thomas, Benjamin (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 6-3, 190
Honors:
Sun Sentinel Palm Beach All-County Player of the Year, Palm Beach Post Small Schools Player of the Year, drafted Round 39 by Rockies.
Stats: .490 batting average, 41 runs, 34 RBI, eight home runs, 11 doubles.

OF — Joey Velazquez, St. Francis de Sales (Columbus, Ohio), 6-0, 205, Junior
Honors:
Baseball Coaches Association Division II Player of the Year, Columbia Dispatch All-Metro Team.
Stats: .545 batting average, 3 home runs, 37 RBI.

AP — Chase Wilkerson, Headland (Ala.), 6-0, 180
Honors:
ASWA Class 5A Player of the Year, Dothan Eagle Super 12 Player of the Year.
Stats: 8-1 pitching record, 1.55 ERA, 85 strikeouts, 13 walks, 49.2 innings pitched, .535 batting average, eight doubles, one home runs, seven triples, 41 RBI, 32 runs scored.

APJayson Schroeder, Juanita (Kirkland, Wash.), 6-2, 200
Honors:
Seattle Star Times All-Area Player of the Year, drafted Round 2 by Astros.
Stats: 6-4 pitching record, 110 strikeouts, 1.51 ERA, 60.1 innings pitched.

APRyan Jeffries, Saint Francis (Mountain View, Calif.), 6-2, 185
Honors:
Bay Area News Group All-Area Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Peninsula Player of the Year.
Stats: .435 batting average, 24 runs, 17 RBI, eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 8-2 pitching record, 1.81 ERA, 48 strikeouts, 50.1 innings pitched.
Ryan Jeffries, St. Francis
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Ryan Jeffries, St. Francis