Long Island baseball's top 106 stars for 2013

Hills East starting pitcher Stephen Woods delivers in

Hills East starting pitcher Stephen Woods delivers in the first inning. (March 24, 2012) (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Didn't get enough of that star-like quality of Long Island high school baseball in our special preview? Get deeper into the high school baseball scene and see who made our Top 106 stars for 2013.

The list is compiled through information gathered from the coaches surveys and player nominations and is sorted alphabetically.

Danny Aguilo, Elmont, P/OF, Sr.: Finished with a 5-1 record, two saves and a 1.98 ERA. He had 61 strikeouts in 41 innings and threw two shutouts.

Mat Annunziata, Eastport-South Manor, 3B/OF, Jr.: Three-year varsity player with 13 career home runs and 70 RBIs. Verbal commitment to Winthrop.

Casey Baker, Connetquot, SS/P, Sr.: Suffolk League II MVP, who batted .441 with 21 runs scored. Committed to Stony Brook.

Ronnie Bauer, Hicksville, P/SS, Sr.: A four-year starter and team MVP as a junior. Committed to Molloy.

Jesse Berardi, Commack, SS, Jr.: Smooth fielder with outstanding range. Left-handed stick who uses the entire field. Heavily recruited by D-I schools.

Austin Bilello, Lynbrook, OF/P, Sr.: All-Conference hitter with a .340 average, three home runs and 16 RBIs. Added a 1-0 record and a 1.10 ERA.

Nick Bottari, Shoreham-Wading River, 1B/C, Jr.: Fourth year on varsity, holds many school records, verbally committed to Miami.

Josh Brown, Cold Spring Harbor, OF, Sr.: He hit .380 with three home runs and 22 RBIs for a team that went 17-1 in regular season.

Pat Bryant, Center Moriches, SS/P, Jr.: The 6-foot-4 righty had a 5-2 record with 52 strikeouts in 41 innings. Verbally committed to Louisville.

Mitch Calandra, Floral Park, C, Soph.: Two-year starter who threw out 17 base stealers as a freshman. Hit .333 with three home runs.

Dan Caniano, Chaminade, P, Sr.: Hard-throwing righty with 36 strikeouts in 27 innings and a 2.87 ERA. Committed to Army.

James Capoziello, Valley Stream North, 2B, Sr.: Batted .386 with a .478 OBP, 16 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in as many attempts.

Sean Carey, MacArthur, SS/2B, Sr.: Three-year starter who batted .390 as a junior in the leadoff spot. An Ivy League prospect.

Michael Ceparano, Half Hollow Hills East, P, Sr.: Excellent all-around player. Left-handed pitcher with a 2-2 record and 52 strikeouts in 36 innings. Also batted 360 with 30 RBIs and five homers. Committed to Adelphi.

Chris Cepeda, Ward Melville, P/IF, Jr.: Transferred from Comsewogue and brings a nasty slider and moving fastball. Had a 1.45 ERA and four wins as a sophomore.

Mike Columbi, Center Moriches, 3B/P, Jr.: All-League selection batted .400 with 27 RBIs. Earned Gold Glove Award for third base in Suffolk.

Steve Connelly, Island Trees, C, Sr.: Clutch hitter, who averaged .335 with 20 RBIs.

Alex Cosenza, Massapequa, P/1B, Jr.: Pinpoint-control lefthander who pounds the strike zone. Crafty pitcher who could lead the Chiefs to the title.

Matt Crohan, Riverhead, Sr.: Struck out 43 in 27 innings and posted a 3-1 record with a 1.70 ERA for non-playoff team. Committed to Winthrop.

Nick Daley, North Shore, C/P, Jr.: Two-year starter and will also move to the mound where he was 3-1 last year. Struck out 18 in 27 innings with a devastating curveball.

Mark Donadio, Mt. Sinai, OF/C, Sr.: Line drive gap-to-gap hitter, who can play multiple positions. Committed to Fordham.

Mike Donadio, Mt. Sinai, SS, Sr.: Sweet swing with power to all fields. Committed to St. John's.

Jake Doyle, Seaford, C, Soph.: Batted .380 as an All-Conference selection during his freshman season.

Nick Duarte, Port Washington, C, Sr.: The 6-2, 200-pound catcher hit .314 with 14 RBI. True leader. Committed to Siena.

Greg Egan, St. John the Baptist, P, Sr.: A three-year starter with a three-pitch repertoire, which includes a quality changeup and curveball. Committed to Quinnipiac.

Chris Faison, Floyd, OF/P, Jr.: Speedy leadoff hitter that can be the catalyst for any offense. Batted .345 last year.

Nick Fanneron, Massapequa, C, Sr.: The All-County selection is excellent defensively. Committed to Northeastern.

Aaron Floyd, Longwood, OF/P, Jr.: Slammed five home runs and drove in 23 runs as a sophomore. Clocked at 91 mph at Perfect Game nationals. Committed to Stony Brook.

Joe Flynn, Ward Melville, 3B/P, Soph.: Big-time hitting prospect. Hit .355 with two homers and 16 RBI as a freshman. Had a 4-2 record and 1.55 ERA in League I.

John Fogarty, Clarke, CF/C, Sr.: Batted .368 with 16 stolen bases and 26 runs scored last year. Will move to three spot in order. Committed to Adelphi.

Vito Friscia, Valley Stream Central, C, Sr.: Moved behind the dish and is touted as a candidate to win the Diamond Award, given to Nassau's top player.

Joe Fusco, Clarke, 3B/P, Sr.: All-Nassau batted .438 with three home runs and 29 RBIs. Had a 7-1 record with 2.44 ERA. Committed to Hofstra.

Chris Gaffney, St. John the Baptist, C, Sr.: His return from a broken hand will have an immediate impact on the Cougars title hopes. Super defensive catcher.

Andruw Gazzola, Longwood, SS/P, Jr.: Two-time All-Suffolk selection, who batted .363. Has a verbal commitment to Stony Brook.

Tim Gorton, Smithtown Christian, C, Jr.: Two-time All League batted over .400 and lead league with 32 RBIs.

Joe Guercio, Kings Park, P, Sr.: The unflappable 6-foot-3, 210-pound righty was 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA. Can throw four pitches for strikes and hits his spots in every count. Committed to Stony Brook.

Lucas Hall, Seaford, P, Soph.: The 6-0, 160-pound lefty had a 5-3 record during an All-League freshman campaign.

David Hawley, South Side, CF, Sr.: All-Conference leadoff hitter with .336 average and 24 runs scored. Added 20 stolen bases.

Adam Heidenfelder, MacArthur, P, Jr.: A 6-foot-4, 240-pound righty with a fastball in the upper 80s, quality off-speed pitches. Averages 17 strikeouts per nine innings. Big-time prospect.

Andrew Hess, Valley Stream South, 2B/SS, Sr.: Hit safely in 23 of 24 games and batted .457 with 20 RBIs including 14 extra base hits. Valedictorian of senior class with 2,320 SAT score.

Dan Hetzel, Sachem East, OF, Sr.: Batted .475 with 17 RBI and earned the outfield Gold Glove Award. Committed to Rhode Island.

Evan Honce, Bellport, P/1B, Sr.: Batted .425 with four homers and 24 RBIs. Hard-throwing righty with 5-2 record led the young Clippers to the playoffs. Committed to Brown.

Bobby Honeyman, Massapequa, SS, Jr.: All-Nassau selection who will close and play shortstop. Excellent all-around talent that the Chiefs will rely on heavily.

Dan Jagiello, West Islip, OF/P, Jr.: Three-year starter, returning to the mound after missing last year with an injury. Outstanding athlete. Committed to LIU Post.

Tommy Joannou, Calhoun, CF, Sr.: All-Conference selection with excellent speed and range in the outfield. Expects to lead Colts back to playoffs.

Anthony Kay, Ward Melville, P, Sr.: Earned Gibson Award as Suffolk's top pitcher. Allowed no earned runs in 53 innings. Committed to UConn.

Tom Kelleher, MacArthur, SS/3B, Sr.: Left-handed hitter with power to all fields and exceptional athleticism, Committed to Seton Hall.

Bryce Keller, Port Washington, P, Sr.: All-Nassau selection and Diamond Award finalist who had 81 strikeouts in 37 innings. Committed to Princeton.

Brian Lau, Oceanside, C, Sr.: Outstanding defensive player. Batted .270 with two home runs and 16 RBI.

Luke Leonardi, Sachem North, C, Sr.: Strong defensive catcher. All-League selection, who hit .345 with five doubles.

Dmitri Lettas, Smithtown East, P/IF, Sr.: All-League selection. Right-handed pitcher with excellent movement and curveball. Committed to Elon.

Nick LoCascio, East Meadow, OF, Sr.: All-Conference selection, who hit .386 with 23 runs scored and 18 walks.

Sal Lovaglio, Half Hollow Hills West, P/CF, Sr.: Crafty pitcher who keyed Hills' 17-game win streak. Finished with five wins.

Pat Madigan, Holy Trinity, OF/P, Sr.: Four-year varsity starter who has led CHSAA in homers two of last three years. Batted .406 with 5 homers and 17 RBI. Committed to Northeastern.

Tim Manolt, Farmingdale, P, Sr.: Had a 4-1 record with a 2.17 ERA to anchor the Dalers' staff.

Anthony Martelli, Valley Stream North, SS/P, Sr.: All-Nassau selection, who batted .373 with 21 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

Mark Martinez, Division, P/3B, Jr.: Finished with a 2-4 record but an ERA under 3.00. Strikes out one batter per inning.

Louis Matarazzo, South Side, 3B, Sr.: Nassau Conference A-II MVP with a .474 average and a .645 OBP. Had 20 RBIs, including 15 extra base hits and 17 walks.

Mike McCormick, Bellmore JFK, SS/P, Sr.: Speedy shortstop with range and a strong arm. He hit .420 last season.

Dan McEvoy, Westhampton, 2B, Soph.: Hit .396 with 21 runs scored as a freshman. Runs a 6.7 60-yard dash and highly regarded as a D-I prospect.

Brian McKean, Connetquot, OF/P, Sr.: Led T-Birds to Suffolk Class AA crown with 8-2 record and 64 strikeouts in 52 innings.

Billy McLean, Wheatley, C/SS, Jr.: All-Nassau, who batted .510 with 22 RBIs and four home runs. Excellent prospect who can play any position well.

Cody McPartland, Miller Place, P, Sr.: Suffolk League VI MVP, who had an 8-1 record and a 1.51 ERA.

Louis Mele, Island Trees, 3B, Sr.: Three-year starter, who batted .350 with four home runs and 22 RBIs.

Frank Moscatiello, Rocky Point, P/IF, Jr.: Power pitcher who had a 4-1 record and a 1.55 ERA. Averages a strikeout an inning. Blue-chip prospect.

Louis Negrelli, Whitman, P, Sr.: Hard-throwing lefty, 86-88 mph with movement. Had a 1.43 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 43 innings.

Ricky Negron, Babylon, 2B/3B, Sr.: Keyed Panthers run to the Long Island Class B title. He batted .410 with five homers and 27 RBIs.

Cody Olsen, Commack, P, Sr.: Power pitcher, 86-89 mph, before an injury sidelined him. This is a big comeback year for him. Committed to UConn.

Nick Osburn, East Islip, C, Sr.: All-Suffolk selection who hit .405 with 22 RBI. Key player for Redmen to return to title game.

Tyler Osik, Shoreham-Wading River, 3B/C, Jr.: Excellent hitter with gap power. Verbal committment to Hofstra.

David Palmer, East Islip, P/3B, Jr.: Had a 4-1 record with a 1.95 ERA and batted .365 with 29 RBIs to earn All-League.

Anthony Pensato, Plainedge, CF/P, Sr.: Three-year starter with a .360 average, three home runs and 20 RBIs. Added a 4-1 pitching record with a 3.08 ERA.

Tyler Piccolo, Rocky Point, SS/P, Sr.: All-Suffolk selection. Batted .370 with 18 runs scored. Eagles can win Class A with Piccolo leading the way.

Jack Piekos, Bayport-Blue Point, P/OF, Jr.: Lefty had a 4-2 record with 44 strikeouts in 44 innings and a 2.68 ERA. Laos batted .400 with seven doubles and 15 RBIs.

Keven Pimentel, Shoreham-Wading River, P, Jr.: Moved back to Long Island after two years in Dominican Republic. Righthander tabbed as a Division I prospect with fastball clocked at 90 mph.

Dylan Piscitelli, Harborfields, 3B, Sr.: Four-year varsity starter, two-time All-League player. Strong left-handed hitter.

Lukas Pracher, Manhasset, SS, Sr.: A 6-foot-2, 170-pound shortstop, who hit .315 with 12 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

Tom Read, Plainedge, P, Jr.: Pitched quality relief last year with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings and a 2-1 record and 2.00 ERA.

Billy Reidel, Glenn, C, Sr.: Two-time All-League, three-year varsity starter, at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds an imposing batter. Committed to Oneonta.

Michael Reilly, Hicksville, OF/P, Jr.: All-League as a sophomore after he batted .337. Hard-throwing Division I right-handed prospect.

Andrew Ris, Carey, P, Jr.: Coming off labrum surgery. Hit .344 as a sophomore and will be counted on as the staff ace this spring.

Kyle Ritchie, Garden City, P/OF, Sr.: Had a 5-1 record with a 1.32 ERA and struck out 27 in 37 innings.

Dillon Robinson, Oyster Bay, P/1B, Sr.: Led the Baymen to a 22-2 record and a sixth straight county title with a 5-0 record and a 2.90 ERA.

Matt Rothstein, Wheatley, P, Sr.: Named to USA Baseball for the World Maccabi Games in Israel in July. All-Conference power pitcher averaged a strikeout an inning with a 3.00 ERA.

Ken Rotunno, East Islip, 1B/P, Sr.: Had a 5-1 record with a 1.40 ERA. The All-Suffolk selection also hit .420 with 25 RBIs.

Chris Russo, Floyd, C, Sr.: Widely considered the best defensive catching prospect in the region. Hit .362 last year. Committed to Iona.

Nick Russo, Floyd, SS/P, Sr.: Slick-fielding middle infielder turns the double play as well as anyone. Committed to New Haven.

Kieran Ryan, St. Dominic, P, Sr.: Staff ace with a 1.80 ERA leads an experienced team in CHSAA. Committed to Hofstra.

Justin Scala, Connetquot, 2B, Sr.: Slick fielder, leader and offensive catalyst. Hit .320 with 21 runs scored. Will also pitch. Committed to Siena.

Tyler Schmitt, North Babylon, SS/P, Sr.: Batted .482 over second half of last season and knocked in 12 runs. Breakout year expected for him.

Brendan Spagnuolo, Chaminade, P, Jr.: One of those underclassmen who will make a splash this year. Hard-thrower with velocity at 88-91 mph. Verbally committed to Vanderbilt.

Luke Stampfl, Half Hollow Hills West, SS/P, Sr.: Earned Blue Chip Prospects Silver Slugger Award with .461 average and five home runs. Committed to Fordham.

Dylan Steigerwald, St. John the Baptist, SS, Sr.: Outstanding defensive skill set with leadership qualities. Committed to Bridgeport.

Brennan Strovink, Rocky Point, 1B, Jr.: The 6-foot-2, 240-pound slugger led Suffolk with six home runs and 26 RBIs.

Tyler Theiss, Deer Park, C, Jr.: Batted .375 with 16 doubles and 18 RBIs for the Falcons. Highly-regarded prospect with excellent defensive skills.

Brian Tinney, St. Anthony's, P/3B, Sr.: The righty had a 6-2 record with a 2.10 ERA. Also batted .342 with 15 RBIs. Committed to LIU Post.

Brian Trabulsi, Chaminade, Sr.: Led the Flyers with a .373 average, 24 RBIs, 3 homers and 11 stolen bases. Committed to Villanova.

Chris Tracz, Plainview JFK, C, Jr.: Batted .353 and threw out 75 percent of base stealers. All-Conference player, highly recruited by D-I schools.

Matt Vogel, Patchogue-Medford, SS/P, Sr.: Two-time All-Suffolk selection batted .420 with 26 runs and 20 RBIs. Struck out 43 in 23 innings. Committed to South Carolina.

Chris Weiss, Longwood, 3B/P, Jr.: Hard-throwing righty who also hit .377 with 17 RBIs. Division I prospect.

Greg Weissert, Bay Shore, 3B/P, Sr.: Batted .371 with 14 RBIs and 18 runs scored. Also had a 5-1 record with 1.22 ERA and 66 strikeouts. Committed to Fordham.

Matt Weissheier, Kellenberg, P, Sr.: Command of three pitches, excellent velocity and stays down in zone. Committed to Hofstra.

Brad Witkowski, Lindenhurst, SS, Sr.: Smooth fielder with powerful arm. Coming off knee surgery in football. Had .605 OBP. Committed to Hofstra.

Corey Wood, Hauppauge, OF, Sr.: Opened junior campaign on 12-for-15 tear and earned All-League honors. Leadoff hitter with speed.

Stephen Woods, Half Hollow Hills East, RHP, Sr.: Budding star. Throws 88-90 mph with nasty knuckleball. MLB prospect. Was 2-2 with 55 strikeouts in 30 innings. Committed to Albany.

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