USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA California Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
For the complete list of American Family Insurance ALL-USA state teams, click here.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tom Donald, Buchanan (Clovis)
Donald’s Bears (30-1) steamrolled their way to the CIF Central Section Division I championship this season, capped by a 4-0 blanking of Clovis North in the title-clincher. Buchanan has won back-to-back section titles and finishes the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in the USA TODAY Super 25 Expert Rankings.
Player of the Year
Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad), 6-2/200, Sr.
Moniak was one of the most celebrated prep baseball players in the nation in 2016, so it’s no wonder the Philadelphia Phillies selected him as the first overall pick in the MLB draft. The five-tool outfielder more than lived up to the hype in his final high school season, earning California’s Gatorade Player of the Year honors while batting .476 with 46 RBI, 40 runs and a whopping 12 triples.
Matthew Manning, P, Sheldon (Sacramento), 6-6/195, Sr.
Jared Horn, P, Vintage (Napa), 6-3/215, Sr.
Grant Gambrell, P, Buchanan (Clovis), 6-4/210, Sr.
Blake Sabol, C, Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo), 6-4/190, Sr.
Royce Lewis, INF, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano), 6-2/190, Jr.
Dylan Carlson, INF, Elk Grove, 6-3/195, Sr.
Brice Turang, INF, Santiago (Corona), 6-0/150, Sr.
Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade College Prep (West Hills), 6-2/190, Sr.
Sean Reynolds, OF/P, Redondo Union (Redondo Beach), 6-8/205, Sr.
Hans Crouse, P, Dana Hills (Dana Point), 6-4/185, Jr.
Collin Quinn, P, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano), 6-2/210, Sr.
Kevin Gowdy, P, Santa Barbara, 6-3/175, Sr.
Hagen Danner, C, Huntington Beach, 6-2/195, Jr.
Nolan Martinez, INF, Culver City, 6-2/165, Sr.
Tony Bullard, INF, John W. North (Riverside), 6-4/170, So.
Hunter Greene, INF, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks), 6-3/185, Jr.
Zane Chittenden, INF, Buena (Ventura), 6-3/205, Sr.
Avery Tuck, OF, Steele Canyon (Spring Valley ), 6-4/190, Sr.
Dominic Fletcher, OF, Cypress, 5-11/175, Sr.
Jeremy Ydens, OF/P, St. Francis (Mountain View), 6-3/205, Sr.