Some Go Right To Professional Baseball
Aaron Altherr (Avondale Agua Fria - 2009) - Aaron committed to the University of Arizona but was selected in the 9th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.
Nick Evans (Phoenix St. Mary's - 2004) - Nick had numerous college offers but chose to sign after being draftd in the 5th round by the New York Mets in the 2004 draft
Some Go Four Year College Then Junior College Then To Professional Baseball
Donnie Veal (Sierra Vista Buena - 2003) - Donnie committed to the University of Arizona out of high school but transferred to Pima Community College where he was selected in the 2nd round of the 2004 draft by the Chicago Cubs.
Some Go Junior College To Four Year College Then Professional Baseball
Connor Whalen (Phoenix Arcadia - 2006) - Connor's college of choice was the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) but coming out of high school needed to polish up a few things in his delivery, which he did at Santa Barbara City College for two years before transferring to and playing at UCSB for the Gauchos. After graduation, he signed a contract and pitched professionally with the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
The Long and Winding Road of Our Baseball Players
"Every player has their own unique way to get through the college recruiting process and that way is created based on their specific goals, interests and their ability to following through. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to have worked with so many great young men during their journey and look forward to the many more aspiring players who will make that commitment." - Jeff Fallon
Some Go To A Four Year College, Graduate Then Play Professional Baseball
Brad Mills (Mesa-Mountain View - 2003) - Brad had a specific and clearly defined goal to earn a degree in Engineering and play college baseball. He attended the University of Arizona, played for four years, graduated with an Engineering degree and was drafted in the 4th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 and signed!
Brett Jacobson (Cave Creek Cactus Shadows - 2005) - Brett was drafted out of high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round in 2005 but chose to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was drafted again but this time selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 2008 draft where he signed
Some Go Right To NAIA
John Evans (Flagstaff - 2004) - John pitched for four years at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and graduated in four years
Cody Chapman (Scottsdale Desert Mountain - 2004) - Cody chose Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California over several very competitive academic colleges and started each of his four years for the Warriors
Some Go Right To NCAA D1 Baseball
Conner Hulse (Scottsdale Horizon - 2008) - Conner was recruited by numerous colleges throughout the entire country and in the end could not pass up the opportunity to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and pitch in the Ivy League.
Some Go Right To NCAA D2 Baseball
Koty Fallon (Surprise Valley Vista - 2015) - Koty chose Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon were he has the opportunity to both pitch and play a position at the college level.
Some Go Right To NCAA D3
Nick Stein (Scottsdale Horizon - 2009) - Nick chose to go D3 so he could have the chance to play right away and focus on earning his college degree. Nick attended Coe College in Cedar rapids, Iowa where he was a two time All Amercan and player of the year twice.
RJ Lyrenmann (Glendale Ironwood - 2012) - RJ was recruited by several colleges and universities throughout the country but chose Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts and earned his bachelor's degree in four years while playing four years of college baseball. Each year, his Blazers made their conference tournament but came up one win short of advancing the the NCAA Regionals