Area Code Baseball: Top arms and bats

Brady Aiken576

Brady Aiken of the Brewers had a great performance at the 2013 New Balance Area Code Baseball Games. Photo: Scott Kurtz/Area Code Baseball

As we near the release of the 2013 New Balance All Area Code Team we start with the list of the top pitchers in the event and those hitters who batted over .400 for the week. Special thanks to Harold Abend of for compiling these lists.

1) LHP—Brady Aiken (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego, CA) Milwaukee Brewers
2) RHP – Jacob Godfrey (Providence Catholic, New Lenox, IL) Chicago White Sox
3) LHP – Kodi Medeiros (Waiakea, Hilo, HI) Cincinnati Reds
4) RHP – Luis Ortiz (Sanger, CA) Oakland Athletics
5) RHP – Tyler Kolek (Shepherd, TX) Texas Rangers
6) RHP – Joe Gatto (St. Augustine Prep, Richland, NJ) New York Yankees
7) RHP – Touki Toussant (Coral Springs Christian, Coral Springs, FL) Washington Nationals
8) RHP – Brandon Murray (Hobart, IN) Chicago White Sox
9) RHP – Scott Blewett (C.W. Baker, Baldwinsville, NY) New York Yankees
10) RHP – Turner Larkins (Arlington Martin, Arlington, TX) Texas Rangers
11) RHP – Mason Perryman (Bakersfield, CA) Oakland Athletics
12) LHP – Alex Verdugo (Saguaro, AZ) Cincinnati Reds
13) LHP – Mac Marshall (Parkview, Lilburn, GA)

Michael Kopech of the Rangers. (Photo: Scott Kurtz / Area Code Baseball

Michael Kopech of the Rangers. (Photo: Scott Kurtz / Area Code Baseball

14) RHP – Alex Hose (Lake Howell, Winter Park, FL)
15) RHP – Keaton McKinney (Centennial, Ankeny, IA)
16) RHP – Alex Lange (Lee Summit West, Lee Summit, MO) Chicago White Sox
17) RHP – Nick White (Berryhill, Tulsa, OK) Chicago White Sox
18) RHP – Zachary Schellenger (Devon Preparatory, Devon, PA) New York Yankees
19) RHP – Stetson Woods (Liberty, Madera, CA) Oakland Athletics
20) RHP – Ryan Castellani (Brophy Prep, Phoenix, AZ)
21) RHP – Austin DeCarr (Xaverian Brothers, Westwood, MA) New York Yankees
22) RHP – Brad Bass (Lincoln-Way Central, New Lenox, IL) Chicago White Sox
23) RHP – Andrew DePiazza (Central Regional, Bayville, NJ) New York Yankees
24) RHP – Sean Reid-Foley (Sandalwood, Jacksonville, FL) Washington Nationals
25) RHP – Chris Andritsos (The Woodlands, TX) Texas Rangers
26) RHP – Michael Kopech (Mount Pleasant, TX) Texas Rangers
27) LHP – Ryan Fant (Texas, Texarkana, TX) Texas Rangers
28) RHP – Parker Joe Robinson (J Serra, San Juan Capistrano, CA) Milwaukee Brewers
29) RHP – Cole McKay (Smithson Valley, Spring Branch, TX) Texas Rangers
30) RHP – Joe Demers (College Park, Pleasant Hill, CA) Oakland Athletics
31) RHP – Mitch Hart (Granite Bay, CA) Oakland Athletics
32) RHP – Branden Kelliher (Lake Stevens, WA) Kansas City Royals
33) LHP – Justin Hooper (De La Salle, Concord, CA) Oakland Athletics

The .400 Club Top Hitters
(Minimum 6 at bats)

RF – Gage Burland (East Valley, Otis Orchards, WA) Kansas City Royals .500 (3-for-6)
CF – Derek Hill (Elk Grove, CA) Oakland Athletics .500 (5-for-10)
CF – Denz’l Chapman (Serra, Gardena, CA) Milwaukee Brewers .455 (5-for-11
C – Chris Betts (Long Beach Wilson, CA) Milwaukee Brewers .455 (4-for-9)
1B – Ke’Bryan Hayes (Concordia Lutheran, Tomball, TX) Texas Rangers .455 (5-for-11
SS – Matt McLaughlin (Leland, San Jose, CA) Oakland Athletics .455 (5-for-11)
LF – Darius Day (Simeon, Chicago, IL) Chicago White Sox .429 (3-for7)
C – Jackson Reetz (Norris, Firth, NE) Chicago White Sox .429 (3-for-7)
2B – J.T. Williams (Eagle, ID) Kansas City Royals .429 (3-for-7)
CF – Zachary Sullivan (Painted Post East, Corning, NY) New York Yankees .417 (5-for-12)

Updated: August 12, 2013


  1. om

    August 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    FYI, Shane Mardirosian played MIF {2b} all week for the Brewers but is listed as a OF.

    • andrew

      August 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      We changed it.

  2. d

    August 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Some performances were better than some of these that are not on the list

  3. David

    August 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    On what basis were these particular players selected? Velocity?

    • andrew

      August 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

      They were selected based on how they performed during the day.

  4. Cindy

    August 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

    .500 (7-14) Travis jones : rangers

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