Preseason Super 25 baseball: Meet Nos. 16-20

Preseason Super 25 baseball: Meet Nos. 16-20

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Preseason Super 25 baseball: Meet Nos. 16-20

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USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the Preseason Super 25 baseball rankings throughout the day Wednesday.

Here are the teams ranked Nos. 16-20.

RELATED: Meet Nos. 21-25

16. La Costa Canyon

Location: Carlsbad, Calif.

2015 record: 26-7

Final Super 25 rank: Unranked

The Mavericks reached the San Diego Section finals and have a strong team returning, led by CF Mickey Moniak (.426, 29 runs, 28 RBI), a UCLA commit who is a potential first-round draft choice.

Other key players include junior RHP Nick Scheidler (7-2, 1.25 ERA, 63 Ks in 75 innings); C Ryan Orr (.375); and RHP Brendan Kawaja (6-1, 1.24 ERA).

17. Southlake Carroll

Location: Carroll, Texas

2015 record: 27-9

Final Super 25 rank: Unranked

The Dragons return six starters, led by RHP Mathew Canterino (11-1, 1.79 ERA 132Ks), a Rice signee; SS Hudson Sanchez (.303, 18 RBI), a Texas A&M signee; and OF Zach Farrar, an Oklahoma football signee.

Keep an eye on C Reagan Rainwater and junior RHP-3B Kole Ramage, an Arkansas commit.

18. Pleasant Grove

Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah

2015 record: 27-3

Final Super 25 rank: 5

The Vikings return the state player of the year in BYU signee C Payton Henry (.527, 9 HR, 46 RBI), along with several other returning players from the 5A state championship team: P/3B Bub Wilde (.335), OF Logan Hooley (.350), and RHP Derek Wall (6-0, 2.70 ERA).

Keep an eye on the newcomers, including freshman shortstop Brock Watkins, 3B Ty Lewis, 2B Hayden Veenker, OF-1B Kaino Pula and 1B Tate Briggs.

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19. Shawnee Mission East

Location: Prairie Village, Kan.

2015 record: 19-5

Final Super 25 rank: Unranked

The Lancers made it to the 6A state semifinals and have a talented pitching staff, led by 1B-LHP Joey Wentz (4-1, 1.01 ERA, 43K, .414 BA), the 6A state player of the year and a Virginia commit.

They also have junior RHP Zeb Vermillion (4-0, 0.93 ERA), who has committed to Arkansas; junior SS-RHP Luke Anderson, who has committed to Missouri; and junior RHP Henry Miller (3-1, 3.43 ERA). Another key returnee is junior OF Jake Randa (.400), who has committed to Western Kentucky.

20. Round Rock

Location: Round Rock, Texas

2015 record: 19-8

Final Super 25 rank: Unranked

The Dragons return eight starters from a team that made it to bi-district playoffs. Leading the group are Texas A&M signees OF Cameron Blake (.373, 25 runs) and RHP Mason Cole (6-0, 0.86). The team also had two players sign with Texas: 1B-RHP Mason Thompson, who is 6-7 and coming off Tommy John surgery, and OF Austin Todd.

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