Here are Scorebook Live’s preseason Top 20 San Diego Section high school baseball rankings. The rankings are compiled by Scorebook Live California reporter Bodie DeSilva and will be released weekly during the regular season.
The Highlanders have the best pitching staff in the county.
2. Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo has seven college commits and return nine starters from last season.
The reigning Open Division Champs add Kai Saterstrom to the mix.
Poway returns a solid mix of pitching and hitting led by Ivran Romero.
The Foothillers return lots of hitting and pitching from last season’s division one runner-up team.
6. Point Loma
Ethan Gourson, Hunter Otjen, and Jeffrey Barber lead a very talented Pointers team.
7. Torrey Pines
The Falcons have seven college commits led by All-American third baseman Kevin Sim.
8. Cathedral Catholic
The Dons have a pitcher of the year candidate in UC Santa Barbara-signee Cooper Rons.
9. Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry made a huge jump last season and are among the favorites in division two this season.
The Lancers return a ton of pitching and have one of the state’s best hitters in Pepperdine-signee Thomas Saggese.
11. Bonita Vista
The Barons return several top contributors from last season led by Cal State Fullerton-signee Nathan Nankil.
12. St. Augustine
The Saints have four local college commits in Angelo Peraza, Charlie Rhee, Fisher Pyatt, and Ryan Rivera.
Cal State San Marcos-signee Christian Becerra leads a young group of Warhawks.
14. La Costa Canyon
The Mavs returns a lot of hitting but not much pitching from last season.
15. San Marcos
The Knights have three college commits led by two-way standout Kyle Carr.
Kyle Casper and Joseph Ingrassia are two of the best prospects in the county.
17. Granite Hills
The Eagles return all of their pitching from last season and have All-CIF selection/Long Beach State-signee TK Parker at shortstop.
18. Del Norte
The Nighthawks return 15 of 16 players from last season led by Logan Parker, Garret Ostrander, and Tanner Lappin.
19. Scripps Ranch
Steven Lancia, Carter Foss, and Tyler Bremner are key returners that will need to make the next step.
The reigning division one champions return lots of hitting but lose five of their top pitchers.