These 11 class of 2022 L.A. City Section high school baseball players represent a group that has made a big impact at the prep level early in their high school careers.
The list is in alphabetical order.
(To nominate a player who didn’t make the list or to submit a photo, please email email@example.com.)
Domenik Cervantes – Birmingham – C
Cervantes made the LA City All-Star team that won the GEICO Baseball City Series Championship last summer. He hit a walk-off single to beat Sylmar earlier this season.
Anthony Cortez — Legacy — P/Util
In five games in 2019, Cortez hit .368. On the mound he pitched a complete game and had two saves for a Legacy team that started 5-0.
Brandon Garfinkel – Granada Hills – P
Garfinkel established himself as a reliable pitcher for the Highlanders a year ago. He finished out a tight game against Cleveland, leading Granada Hills to a 6-4 win in extra innings, last April. He was primed for a big sophomore season following a freshman year where he went 6-3.
Frank Garcia – Sylmar – C
Garcia was the lone freshman All-City selection from Division 1 a year ago.
Drew Gustafson – Granada Hills – P
Gustafson pitched 56.1 innings a year ago and finished the season with a 1.49 ERA.
Alexander Jasso — MACES — P/INF/OF
Jasso struck out nine batters in his lone start on the season, earning a win. At the plate Jasso had three hits in two games.
Josh Klein – El Camino Real – C
Klein started 2020 strong with a two hit performance against Agoura. He’s one of the top 2022 bats in the City.
Braden Lowe — Cleveland — P
Lowe has been pitching well for Cleveland since his freshman season. He has a 1.17 ERA in his two years at the varsity level and has ten wins.
Alex Olvera — Kennedy — C
Olvera is a tremendous defensive catcher who also holds a 3.5 GPA.
Chris Romero — Birmingham — P
Romero has pitched 38 innings at the varsity level for Birmingham. He recorded a save against Chatsworth a year ago.
Jose Ruedas – Chatsworth – P
Ruedas had thrown 20 consecutive scoreless innings for Chatsworth before the season ended.