CLASS OF 2012
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Courtney Hawkins – Corpus Christi Carroll HS 2012
University of Texas/Chicago White Sox – DRAFTED 2012 1st Round 13th Overall Pick!
Courtney is one of the purest athletes in the country. The question is…will Courtney step foot on the University of Texas field or go straight to pro ball? June 4th is right around the corner. One of the top rated pitchers/hitters in the country. When it’s all said and done, Courtney will be pitching in the big leagues quicker than you think. A fierce competitor with tremendous upside.
Austin Dean – Klein Collins HS 2012
University of Texas/Miami Marlins DRAFTED 2012
The Freak! Came to Bandito Land at 7 years old. He has developed into one of the top hitters in his class across the country. This kid has POWER! He hit a monster home run at Oklahoma State University that traveled over 400 feet. Has improved his defensive skills as well as his ability to play 2nd and 3rd base. One of the top players in this class. Look for Austin to do great things at Klein Collins and beyond.
Nick Williams – Galveston Ball HS 2012
University of Texas/Texas Rangers DRAFTED 2012
Nick has been compared to Ken Griffey Jr. A 5-tool player that has tremendous upside. Look for Nick to be drafted very high in the 2012 Amateur Draft. The question is, will he go to college or will he go straight to pro-ball? Only time will tell…
Jeremy Kivel – Spring HS 2012
University of Houston/Cincinatti Reds DRAFTED 2012
The biggest surprise in 2012. He came into the scene in a fast way. Jeremy closed two games this past year in Jupiter, Florida topping out at a 95mph fastball. This kid has tremendous upside and don’t be surprised if he gets drafted in June. This kid is a diamond in the rough waiting to be polished.
CJ Hinojosa – Klein Collins HS 2012
University of Texas
El Gato. CJ is one of the best defensive kids in the country. What makes him stand out is his knowledge of the game. He has been one of the hottest hitters in Bandito land over the last few years. This kid has been in the program a long time and knows what it takes to play in the grease. Hits to all fields as well. CJ will definitely play at the D1 level and beyond.
Cory Geisler – Klein Collins HS 2012
Texas State University
Hard throwing lefty with electric off-speed stuff. Hit a bump in the road early, only to come learning from it. He has a chance and the potential to be the next Troy Patton. Corey will one day have to make a decision as he also swings the stick as well. He can flat out hit. Look for Corey to be on his varsity team this spring.
Jovanni Hernandez – Rockwall Heath 2012
Texas Tech University
Jo Jo is a team favorite. This kid can beat you with his arm, stick or glove. Throws in the mid 80’s with nasty curveball. Look for Jo Jo to play varsity baseball for his high school. One of the best catchers to come through Bandito Land. Great upside and tremendous attitude. Member of the 13U Banditos Black.
Jarred Greene – Magnolia HS 2012
University of Arkansas
Big, strong and powerful. His game has improved over the last two years. Has a chance to do some great things as he is getting bigger and stronger. Throws consistently in the mid 80’s and on any given day can beat any team in the country. He is starting to figure out how to hit the other way. Has a chance to become a power hitting catcher or 1st baseman. One of the hardest workers in the program.
Dustin Theiss – Klein Oak HS 2012
One of the best all around athletes in the 2012 class. This kid has great hands and the protypical middle infielder. Good contact hitter with occasional power. This kid will also beat you on the mound. Look for him to be an impact for Oak the next few years. Look for Theiss to play at the D1 level and beyond.
Cody Poteet – Christian HS 2012
University of California – Los Angeles
A member of the 155-0 team, Cody will follow in the footsteps of all Bandito greats. Pitching will be his ticket, as expected. Look for Cody to be drafted very high as he will get his chance to play pro ball sooner than you think. He has one of the best arms in the 2012 class. He has a 97mph fastball to go along with a great body.
Rex Hill – Tomball HS 2012
Texas A&M University
In our opinion, this kid has a chance to pitch at the highest level he wants. A strong lefty pitcher who throws between 85-90 MPH with nasty breaking stuff. Rex Hill will be a huge force at Tomball High School and beyond. Put that in the book. A great kid, as well.
Jonathon Tripp – Klein HS 2012
Texas Tech University
What can we say? Given the opportunity, Jonathon will compete and play the game hard. He’s got good size and a fast bat. We look forward to seeing what this kid will do over time. We put money on him.
Ralph Garza – New Braunfels HS 2012
University of Oklahoma
Definitely a D1/Pro Prospect. He has been clocked as high as 92 MPH this past year and can play defense with the best of them. Look for Ralph to get better each year as he continues to get stronger. He is one of the top prospects in Texas and an all around great kid.
Spence Rahm – Tomball HS 2012
Sam Houston State University
HUGE. A flat out monster who can hit. This kid gets bigger every time I see him. He has the size and the work ethic to get to the next level. We have huge expectations for Spence. Look for him to make his run this year. Another great kid.
Chris Cano – Corpus Christi Carroll HS 2012
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
A hard-nosed competitor with a lot of heart. Cano will be an impact player in A&M-CC program. If given the opportunity, you may see Chris play beyond Cano. A flat-out great kid with a lot of potential.
Tejay Antone – Mansfield Legacy HS 2012
Texas Christian University
Texas Christian has landed a monster. Tejay is one of the best competitors that we have seen in a long time. Give him the rock and he will take care of the rest. Look for Tejay to be drafted in the June draft. A flat-out nice kid.
Daniel McKinney – Bowling Green HS 2012
University of Michigan
Daniel is a strike machine. Look for Daniel to be a major factor at the University of Michigan. He has an above-average curve ball that makes him that much tougher to hit. A flat-out nice kid that has tremendous upside.
Rock Rucker – Redan HS 2012
One of the best bodies that we have seen in 18 years. This kid can do it with his stick and with his arm. Another kid that will have to make a decision come June 4th. Don’t be surprised if this kid gets drafted very high.
Lance Miles – The Woodlands HS 2012
Kansas State University
One of the best middle infielders to play for this organization. Lance has always had a good head on his shoulders. A great kid that will get the chance to play pro ball one day. Big sleeper.
Griffin Russell – Wichita Falls HS 2012
Oklahoma State University
Griffin has definitely put his name in the hat for the June 4th draft. He made a name for himself in Jupiter as he shut down the Florida scout team as his fastball was as high as 91mph. Definitely a team player with tremendous upside.
Miles Manning – Victoria West HS 2012
Sam Houston State University
Miles has come on like gangbusters. Look for him to take his game to the next level without a problem. Miles plays big in big games. He has been clocked as high as 91 mph and is on his way to making any college roster in the country. Also a slick-fielding shortstop that has big time pop in his bat.
Luke Strieber – Boerne-Champion HS 2012
Luke is one of the best competitors you will find in the 2012 class. Look for Luke to get better as he takes his talent to Princeton. A great student-athlete with a lot of promise. Don’t be surprised if you see Luke playing at the next level and getting a chance to play pro baseball.
Joseph Zurawik – Bishop Kelley HS 2012
Texas Tech University
Joseph came into his own this summer by throwing a no-hitter in the Perfect Game Regional Tournament against the Beaumont Sun Devils. This kid knows how to pitch and will play baseball beyond college, no doubt. Great kid.
Jeremy Montalbano – Seven Lakes HS 2012
University of Arkansas
Jeremy has turned into one of the best catchers in the state. Look for Jeremy to play college baseball and beyond. A great kid with a great attitude. A fan favorite with a lot of upside.
Blake Eastep – Jones HS 2012
Blake is a D1 prospect without a question. He has one of the best curveballs we’ve seen in select baseball. He throws between 86-89 mph. Look for Blake to pitch beyong Penn State. A great competitor.
Ricardo Ramirez – Deer Park HS 2012
Alvin Junior College
One of the best pure hitters in Houston. Look for Ricky to play at the D1 level. Not only can he hit, but he roams center field with the best of them. Definitely one of the top hitters in BanditoLand.
Garrett Hope – Woodlands HS 2012
West Virginia University
Garrett fell into our lap. He is one of the biggest surprises in the organization. He also has a lot of power and knows the game very well. This kid has big time upside and we can’t wait to see him develop. Look for Hope, with no question, to make a run at the Varsity level at the Woodlands this year and follow in the footsteps of Bandito alumni.
Mauricio Junco – North Shore HS 2012
Mineral Area College
Another underrated player that can catch/pitch with the best of them. He will get his chance to play beyond college. Another great kid that is getting the chance to play at the highest level.
Taylor Walton – Lamar Consolidated HS 2012
A left-handed hitter outfielder that can hit for power. Look for Taylor to play past Hill College. A very underrated player that will show everyone, in time, how good he can be.
Bryce Dorn – Boerne Champion HS 2012
Seminole State College
This left-handed pitcher has tremendous upside throwing the ball 86-90 MPH. Bryce is starting to come into his own and will definitely play beyond college. Bryce is a great kid that knows how to pitch.
J.K. Bickham – Klein Collins HS 2012
Slick-fielding Infielder that can play all positions. One of the best gloves around. His stick is starting to come around and when it does, look for him to play at the next level.
Kevin Kubecka – St. Pius HS 2012
University of Houston
Catching prospect with an above average arm. Has the ability to hit the ball to all fields. Kevin will be an asset to St. Pius behind the plate or on the mound as he has had success there as well.
Cody Jackson – Huntsville HS 2012
Athletic ability to play multiple positions on the field. His speed allows him to cover all outfield positions very well. Contact hitter that will make a name for himself for the Hornets.
Brandon Woodson – Klein Collins HS 2012
A big surprise. We honestly believe that Brandon has what it takes to become a well-rounded baseball player at Klein Collins. This kid’s got size and is learning how to play at a higher level. Another sleeper with a lot of potential.
Robby Goldschmidt – Woodlands HS 2012
Definitely a team favorite who loves to play the game. His left-handed stroke has come a long way in a short amount of time. Following in his brother’s footsteps, he’s learning to play the 1B position at a very fast pace. Robby has power and is ready to make his move.Another big kid that is coming in to his own. A future stud behind the plate. Very coachable player with a lot of upside. Looking forward to seeing how far this kid can go.
Steven Strong – Klein Collins HS 2012
A big strong lefty with a lot of potential. Look for him to come into his own his senior season. Definitely a D1 prospect. A big, strong kid that has a chance to play Varsity level very soon. Has a very good fastball and has turned into a very strong pitcher. His hitting was a big surprise early this summer. Another kid whose potential is sky high. Don’t sleep on this sleeping giant.
Nick Vitulli – St. Pius HS 2012
Colorado School of Mines
This lefty pitcher has all the tools to make it to the next level. Nick is definitely a D1 prospect with a ton of upside! Look for Nick to make his mark and do big things in the future!
Kyle Loson – Kingwood Park HS 2012
This kid has the tools to make it to the next level. An athlete who can play anywhere on the field, he is a coaches dream. Look for Kyle to play JUCO and beyond.
Zach Smith – Cy-Ranch HS 2012
A middle infielder with a smooth glove and the ability to cover a wide range! This kid will play at the next level and make his mark this spring! Who knows where he will wind up, only Zach can tell you where he will be – JUCO and beyond! The sky’s the limit!
Matthew Valdez – Atascosita HS 2012
An Outfielder with a lot of speed and upside. Look for this kid to make a run in his last year of his high school season! Definitely a prospect for the next level who has the work ethic to make it happen!
Vincent Aprea – Foster HS 2012
RHP/OF who has the tools to make it happen at the next level! This kid will be the last one standing after it’s all said and done! He has a mean fast ball which tops out around 88-90mph! Look for Vincent to do great things for Foster high school his senior year!
Corey Laughlin – The Woodlands HS 2012
Colorado State University
Corey will play at the next level for sure! This kid has what it takes both on and off the field! He has tons of upside and is one of the best catchers
Nick Vitulli – St. Pius HS 2012
This 1B stud from St. Pius High School has definitely come into his own as one of the best hitters we have seen here in Bandito-Land! Look for Nick to do great things and make a run at the next level!