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2015 Baseball preview: Top O.C. players to watch

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The top 10 O.C. players to watch in the 2015 baseball season.

Kolby Allard, San Clemente: After a great offseason, the senior left-hander has established himself as one of the top prospects in Southern California. He was 6-2 with a 1.32 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings last season. Allard, who signed with UCLA, was All-County second team in 2014.

Willie Aguilar, Fountain Valley: The senior outfielder was All-County last year after he drove in 30 runs, hit three home runs and had 10 doubles. His OPS was 1.073.

Jordan Bocko, Capistrano Valley: He was the South Coast League MVP and second team All-County as a junior in 2014. Bocko drove in 20 runs, batted .381 and was 3-4 on the mound with a 3.08 ERA. He signed with UC Irvine.

Domenic Colacchio, Aliso Niguel: The versatile third baseman/outfielder led the Wolverines last season with 29 RBI. He batted .368 and had 39 hits. Collachio was All-County second team in 2014.

Marrick Crouse, Dana Hills: He is among the county’s harder-throwing pitchers, regularly registering in the 90-plus mph range. He was 8-2 last season with a 1.50 ERA. The All-County second-team selection in 2014 signed with the University of San Francisco.

Noah Davis, Huntington Beach: He was 11-1 with a 1.27 ERA last season as a junior while opponents batted .199 against him. He will be going to UC Santa Barbara. He was All-Orange County first team last year.

Dominic Fletcher, Cypress: The multi-skilled junior will contribute as a hitter, base runner fielder and pitcher. He has a great arm and runs down everything in center field. The third-team All-County selection in 2014 committed to Arkansas.

Kyle Molnar, Aliso Niguel: The senior is one of the county’s better all-around players as a pitcher and outfielder. On the mound he was 10-2 with a 1.81 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 81 innings, with 14 walks. Molnar, who signed with UCLA, batted .320 with 17 RBI and was All-County first team in 2014.

Patrick Sandoval, Mission Viejo: This senior left-hander was All-County second team last year. He was 9-2 with a 1.79 ERA. Sandoval signed with Vanderbilt, but he might forego college if, as projected, he is drafted somewhere in the first three rounds.

Brady Shockey, JSerra: Shockey shocked the Trinity League last year when, as a sophomore, he was named league player of the year. He batted .352 with 14 RBI. The USC commit was All-County first team in 2014, when he struck out only six times in 107 plate appearances.

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