San Diegans in 2017 MiLB All-Star Games

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Tom Eshelman – RHP – Carlsbad HS/Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Philadelphia). Eshelman, a 2nd round pick of the Astros in 2015, possesses some of the best control of any pitcher in the minor leagues. He posted excellent numbers in 11 starts since being promoted to AAA. 7-2, 1.96 era, 78 innings. The AAA All-Star game will be played in Tacoma, WA in July 12th.

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Garrett Stubbs – C – Torrey Pines HS/Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston). Stubbs, who won the Johnny Bench Award (Top Collegiate Catcher) during his senior season at USC, made his 2nd All-Star game in his second full minor league season. During the game he hit a 3-run triple and was hit by a pitch in 5 innings of work. Since the start of the 2016 season, Stubbs has hit 14 home runs to go along with his highly-acclaimed defense. He came into the season ranked as the Astros 10th best prospect by ESPN.com.

Cade Gotta – OF – Santa Fe Christian HS/Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay). Gotta, who was a 26th round selection out of San Diego Christian College in 2014, has quickly made his way through the Rays system. Gotta was hitting .311/.390/.475 for the Biscuits before he was promoted to AAA in late June. Unfortunately for the Southern League, their All-Star game was rained out back in June.

Corey Oswalt – RHP – Madison HS/Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets). Oswalt, a 7th round pick of the Mets in 2012, has put together his strongest professional season so far. He’s posted a 2.45 era in 69.2 innings with 57 k’s. The Eastern League All-Star game will take place on July 12th.

(A+)–

Alex Jackson – C – Rancho Bernardo HS/Florida Fire Frogs (Atlanta). The former Bronco and one of the best power hitters in San Diego history got a fresh start this season after being traded from Seattle to Atlanta. Jackson, who signed with the Mariners for $4.2 Million in 2014, had been playing in the outfield with Seattle but has moved back behind the plate with Atlanta. Jackson had been hitting .301/.359/.575 with 10 home runs before going down with a hand injury that caused him to miss the Florida State League All-Star Game.

Cody Poteet – RHP – Christian HS/Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida). The former 4th round pick out of UCLA was off to a nice start this season with a 2.53 era in 42.2 innings, before an injury shut him down in the end of May that caused him to miss the FSL All-Star Game. Poteet has since come back and is making rehab appearances for the GCL Marlins.

Running list of 2017 MLB Draft Picks from San Diego…

Round.Overall Pick

2.40– Michael Mercado – RHP – Westview HS – Tampa Bay Rays (Highlights(SIGNED for $2.132 Million)

2.50– Calvin Mitchell – OF-1B – Rancho Bernardo HS – Pittsburgh Pirates (SIGNED for $1.357 Million)

2.68– Cory Abbott – RHP – Serra HS/Loyola Marymount – Chicago Cubs (SIGNED for $901k)

3.81– Nick Allen – SS – Francis Parker School – Oakland Athletics (Highlights(SIGNED for $2 Million)

3.99– Riley Adams – C – Canyon Crest Academy/University of San Diego – Toronto Blue Jays (SIGNED for $542k)

7.225– Ricky Tyler Thomas – LHP – Mira Mesa HS/Fresno State – Chicago Cubs (SIGNED for $175k)

8.234– Jayson Rose – RHP – Granite Hills HS/Utah – Milwaukee Brewers (SIGNED for $164k)

9.266– Sean Bouchard – 1B – Cathedral Catholic HS/UCLA – Colorado Rockies (SIGNED for $143k)

10.296– Austin Bernard – C – Valley Center HS/Pepperdine – Colorado Rockies (SIGNED for $72k)

10.298– Beau Sulser – RHP – Ramona HS/Dartmouth – Pittsburgh Pirates (SIGNED for $5k)

10.304– Brett Seeburger – LHP – Vista HS/San Diego State – St. Louis Cardinals (SIGNED for $3k)

13.378– Fred Schlichtholz – LHP – Coronado HS/Fresno State – San Diego Padres (SIGNED for $60k)

16.480– Chris Hudgins – C – Valhalla HS/CSU-Fullerton – Kansas City Royals (SIGNED for $125k)

16.481– Adrian Tovalin – 3B – Otay Ranch HS/Azusa Pacific – Houston Astros (SIGNED for $125k)

19.571– Roman Garcia – 1B – Eastlake HS/University of San Diego – Houston Astros (SIGNED for $1,000)

21.635– Jordan Pearce – 3B – El Camino HS/Nevada – Detroit Tigers (SIGNED for $90k)

22.646– Christian Broussard – RHP – Ramona HS/CSU-Los Angeles – Minnesota Twins (SIGNED for $40k)

23.680– Troy Conyers – LHP – El Capitan HS/University of San Diego – Atlanta Braves (SIGNED for $10k)

24.711– Slater Lee – RHP – Carlsbad HS/Cal Poly – Oakland Athletics (SIGNED for $1,500)

27.805– Brandon Sandoval – OF – Fallbrook HS/Vanguard University – Anaheim Angels (SIGNED for $3,000)

31.945– Ramsey Romano – INF – Valhalla HS/Long Beach State – Chicago Cubs (SIGNED for $10k)

32.962– Alika Williams – SS – Rancho Bernardo HS – New York Yankees

32.963– Ryan Garcia – 1B – El Camino HS/Point Loma Nazarene – Seattle Mariners (SIGNED for $5k)

32.971– Taylor Ahearn – RHP – St. Augustine HS/CSUSM – Boston Red Sox (SIGNED for $5k)

33.998– Ryan Wilson – LHP – Carlsbad HS/Peppedine University – Baltimore Orioles (SIGNED for $125k)

34.1013– Kyle Hurt – RHP – Torrey Pines HS – Philadelphia Phillies (Highlights)

35.1038– Kevin Abel – RHP – Madison HS – San Diego Padres

35.1065– Ben Ramirez – SS – Eastlake HS – Chicago Cubs

38.1149– Marcus Reyes – LHP – Rancho Buena Vista HS/San Diego State – Toronto Blue Jays (SIGNED for $1,000)

38.1153– Jake Boone – SS – Torrey Pines HS – Washington Nationals

39.1177– Noah Nunez – RHP – Santana HS – New York Mets (SIGNED for $100k)

40.1209– Sean Ross – OF – Granite Hills HS – Toronto Blue Jays

Jack Tuttle participates in Elite 11 Finals, earns invite to The Opening

2018 Mission Hills QB Jack Tuttle, a Utah commit, was in Los Angeles this weekend to take part in the Elite 11 Finals. 25 of the nation’s best quarterbacks took place in the 3-day event, testing their abilities on the field and in the classroom.

Tuttle was selected in the top 11, earning him an invite to Nike’s The Opening later in the summer at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

2017 Boys Basketball Playoffs

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Open Division

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division I

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division II

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division III

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division IV

Hands and McCoy Named McDonald’s All-American’s

For the 2nd consecutive season, San Diego will be represented in the annual McDonald’s All-American Game, to be played on March 29th, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

2016 Foothills Christian Forward TJ Leaf played in the game last season before enrolling at UCLA. Foothills Christian will be represented once again, this time by senior point guard Jaylen Hands. Hands will follow in Leaf’s steps and head to Westwood following his high school career. Hands is playing his senior season at Foothills Christian High School after previous stops at Mater Dei Catholic HS and Balboa City School.

Hands will be joined by Cathedral Catholic Center Brandon McCoy. McCoy transferred into Cathedral Catholic HS prior to his junior year. He played his first two seasons at Morse High School. McCoy has announced his top five schools, and has officially visited all but San Diego State.

2017 Bishop’s Guard Destiny Littleton was also named to the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game. Last night, Littleton set the all-time California Scoring Record with 3,838 career points. She has signed to play at USC.

Former McDonald’s All-Americans from San Diego:

  • Mike Pitts (Sweetwater HS/1978)
  • Jelani McCoy (St. Augustine HS/1995)
  • Chase Budinger (La Costa Canyon HS/2006)
  • TJ Leaf (Foothills Christian/2016)