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BASEBALL PRESEASON TOP 20   NorCal rankings only. Records are from 2011   1. Jesuit-Carmichael (25-6) If your ace is committed to Stanford and...



NorCal rankings only. Records are from 2011


1. Jesuit-Carmichael (25-6)

If your ace is committed to Stanford and your SS to Oregon State, good things are happening.


2. St. Mary’s-Stockton (22-9)

Switch-hitting star Gio Brusa leads the way for a Rams squad loaded with talent.


3. Campolindo-Moraga (19-8)

Cougars a riding a wave of talent that has already yielded two straight NCS titles. We’re betting on more.


4. Elk Grove (23-7)

USC-commit and Area Code Games standout Ryan Tellez is an early State Player of the Year candidate.


5. St. Francis-Mountain View (25-6)

Braden Bishop leads a team eager to atone for its upset loss in the CCS quarterfinals last year.


6. De La Salle-Concord (20-8)

New coach David Jeans assumes a bruising offense led my 3B Mitchell Kranson. 


7. Palo Alto (28-9)

Plenty of talent returns for the defending Central Coast Div. I champions.


8. Valley Christian-San Jose (16-14)

Predominantly young team a year ago has a chance to grow up real fast this season.


9. Serra-San Mateo (17-12)

Padres just need to find consistent production from the lineup because few WCAL teams have more pitching depth. 


10. James Logan-Union City (24-4)

The defending NCS Div. I champ has some holes to plug in the lineup, but not on the hill.


11. Davis (22-5-1)

12. San Ramon Valley-Danville (18-7)

13. Foothill-Pleasanton (12-12)

14. Franklin-Elk Grove (18-9-1)

15. Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (21-11)

16. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose (26-6-1)

17. Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove (21-10)

18. Alameda (25-2)

19. Heritage-Brentwood (20-7)

20. Acalanes-Lafayette (17-10-1)


NorCal’s 15 Players To Watch 


BRADEN BISHOP / OF/P / St. Francis-Mountain View / Sr.


B.J. BOYD / OF / Palo Alto / Sr.


JOSH CUSHING / IF / Campolindo-Moraga / Sr.


GIO BRUSA / OF/P / St. Mary’s-Stockton / Sr. 


JOE DeMERS / P/3B / College Park-Pleasant Hill / Fr.


MAX DUTTO / SS / San Ramon Valley-Danville / Sr.


ZACH GREEN / SS / Jesuit-Carmichael / Sr.


SPENCER HENDERSON / P/1B / Acalanes-Lafayette / Sr.


DREW JACKSON (pictured below) / SS / Miramonte-Orinda / Sr.


JAKE JEFFERIES / IF / Foothill-Pleasanton / Sr.


THERON KAY / P/OF / Valley Christian-San Jose / So.


MITCH KRANSON / 3B / De La Salle-Concord / Sr.


JAMES MARVEL / P/SS / Campolindo-Moraga / Sr.


DOM NUNEZ / 2B/SS /  Elk Grove / Sr.


RYAN TELLEZ / P/1B / Elk Grove / Jr.


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