Above: Sierra Vista stud Christian Huerta
One of the problems with baseball last year is that coaches — many from the top teams – do not report stats. This has to change, this is the Valley’s most dominant sport, we all deserve to know how the kids are doing. I can promise the coaches who don’t report loved seeing their stats and names in the paper when they were playing, so no more excuses of being scouted or this and that, if everyone is reporting, it’s an even playing field. All this stuff about not reporting because it’s about team and not the individual stats is baloney — that flies in Little League — not competitive high school baseball. Posting stats didn’t stop Amat from winning two titles in a row or San Dimas from winning a title last year, and besides, when coaches are posting, it’s fun to follow a year like the one Josh Leyland had with the Saints, and you can’t do that if teams aren’t reporting. I wanted to put a list of the top returning pitchers, but with half the Valley not reporting last year, these are the returners we know for sure.
1. Paul Paez, Bishop Amat, 10-3, 2.17
2. Adam Plutko, Glendora, 6-2, 2.64
3. Christian Huerta, Sierra Vista, 8-2, 1.96
4. Kenny Mathews, Diamond Bar, 7-2, 2.30
5. Michael Luna, Los Altos, 5-2, 2.38