Top 11 sophomores (class of 2022) in L.A. City Section high school baseball

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.

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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.

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