2016 College Commitments

Aaron Greenfield - OF

North Carolina

Millikan HS

Dom Fletcher - OF

Univ. of Arkansas

Cypress HS

Reggie Lawson - RHP

Arizona St.

Victor Valley HS

Jordan Dosey - LHP

University of Virginia

Yucaipa HS

Cameron Jabara - RHP

Oregon

Newport Harbor HS

Cole Henderson - RHP/INF

UNR

Valhalla HS

Josh Stephen - OF

USC

Mater Dei HS

Anthony Ramirez - OF

Univ Incarnate Word

Boswell HS

Ryan Garcia - RHP/INF

UCLA

La Salle HS

Brenden Kuwaja - RHP

Loyola Marymount

La Costa Canyon HS

Zack Noll - LHP

Oregon

Great Oak HS

Nick Kahle - C

University of Washington

Chaminade HS

Blake Sabol - C/OF

USC

Aliso Niguel HS

Cyrus Fullen - INF

San Diego St.

St. Augustine HS

Jack Moberg - RHP

UC Irvine

Vista Murrieta HS

Kelsie Whitmore - OF/RHP

Fullerton

Temecula Valley HS

Chris Lincoln - RHP

UC Santa Barbara

Rancho Verde HS

Jordan Chang - INF/RHP

Cathedral Catholic

Point Loma 

Dakota Donavan - RHP/1B

Oregon State University

Pine View HS

Tyler Flores - INF

Arizona

Westlake HS

Jack Dashwood - LHP

UC Santa Barbara

St Augustine

Lukas Polanco - C

Univ Incarnate Word

Richland HS

James Acuna - RHP

Oregon

Cypress HS

Grant Gambrell - RHP

Oregon St.

Buchanon

Tristan Duncan - RHP

Oregon

El Capitan HS

Landon Silver - OF

UC Santa Barbara

Huntington Beach HS

Malik Henry - RHP

Florida St.

Westlake HS

Blake Rutherford - OF

UCLA

Chaminade HS

Shane Martinez - INF

Arizona

JW North HS

Tommy Costello - LHP

University of Washington

Chaminade

 

2017 College Commitments

Nick Allen - INF

USC 

Francis Parker HS

Donta Williams - OF

Arizona

Legacy HS

Tyler Freeman - INF

TCU

Etiwanda HS

Johnny Kuhn - RHP

Long Beach St.

St. John Bosco HS

Noah Fluman - LHP

San Diego St.

El Toro HS

Jeremiah Estrada - RHP

UCLA

Palm Desert HS

Blake Wagenseller - OF

Stanford

Poway HS

Daniel Ritcheson - RHP

San Diego St.

Bishop Alemany HS

Jamal O'Guinn- INF

Fresno St.

Sanger HS

Matt Sauer - RHP/INF

ArizonaRighetti HS

Ben Ramirez - INF

USC

Eastlake HS

Garret Mitchell - INF

UCLA

Orange Lutheran HS

Matt Rudick - OF/LHP

San Diego St.

Scripps Ranch HS

Sean Ross - RHP/OF

Arizona

Granite Hills HS

Charlie Nies - RHP

San Diego St.

Mater Dei HS

Chad Plant - RHP

UC Santa Barbara

Upland HS

 

 

 

2018 College Commitments

Sterling Hayes - INF

Vanderbilt

Francis Parker HS

Clay Owens

UNLV

Centennial HS

 

2019 College Commitments

Gabe Briones

USC

Citrus Hill HS

Chandler Freeman - INF/RHP

Dallas Baptist

Liberty Hill HS

 

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Posted by Jon Paino on May 25, 2016 at 9:00pm

1st Annual Mike Spiers Foundation Golf Tournament and CBA Awards Banquet

During the dinner at the 1st Annual Mike Spiers Foundation Golf Tournament at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course, we will also be hosting CBA's 1st Annual Player Awards Show and presenting a $2500 Scholarship Award to one 2016 CBA Grad. For 2017, our goal is to increase our scholarship fund to $15,000. Click here for more information on the 1st Annual Mike Spiers Foundation Golf Tournament.

2016 Grad $2500 Scholarship Candidates

CBA SD: Peyton Murasky
CBA IE/OC: Michael Lee
CBA LA: Josh Arkin, Dejuan Johnson
CBA Texas: Colston Harris
 

As voted on by the coaches and staff from the various…
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Posted by Joe Spiers on May 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

CBA Players Given the Opportunity to Give Back

In conjunction with the Mike Spiers Foundation, we are proud to offer our High School players the opportunity to earn community service hours and to give back to the youth in our program by promoting the game of baseball. We believe that all of the players in our high school program have the exceptional ability to lead, and we would like to help them cultivate the confidence in an environment they are very familiar with... on the field with our younger players who look up to them.

CBA now has youth teams as young as 9.  Working with our parents and CBA staff, through the Mike Spiers Foundation, we believe this will be a great opportunity for our High School players to gain community service hours putting themselves in a position to earn community based scholarship opportunities and accolade by helping coach our youth teams at practices and games. We are looking forward to helping all of our players even more.

If you are a CBA High School player and would like to participate in our community service program, please CONTACT US here.

About the Mike Spiers Foundation
The passion to further the careers and dreams of young athletes was the driving force behind Mike's will to seek out opportunities for them. He left behind a legacy for his family, friends, colleagues, and admirers to build upon, and as we do so, we look back on how Mike Spiers would have executed a task. As we go forward laying the bricks onto the foundation that Mike built, we will continue to provide the resources and…
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Posted by Joe Spiers on May 9, 2016 at 6:00pm

Kurt Ainsworth CEO and Co-Founder of Marucci to CBA Baseball

Kurt Ainsworth to CBA Baseball

Posted by Jon Paino on April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm

CBA Orange County Tryout - May 15

CBA BASEBALLL ORANGE COUNTY WORKOUT/TRYOUT - May 15. 

CBA Baseball would like to welcome former big leaguers Jeff and Justin Sellers to the CBA Staff.  If you are interested in working out in Orange County with Jeff and Justin, along with the rest of the CBA staff and access to the top events in amateur baseball to help you reach your baseball goals register under the tryout tab.

Posted by Jon Paino on April 27, 2016 at 10:30pm

Are you Eligible? New NCAA Academic Requirements Begin This Fall

New NCAA Academic Requirements Begin This Fall

 

Parents and athletes - with most high schools completing their current student and incoming 8th graders course selection for next school year, we wanted to remind everyone of the new academic standards set by the NCAA for student athletes.  

In an effort to bolster academic requirements and better prepare the student athlete the NCAA has made some significant changes for incoming prep athletes beginning in 2016.  We want to make sure everyone is aware of these changes from the current high school athlete to the incoming 8th grade athlete.

 

There are two major changes in 2016. First, each athlete must have a minimum 2.3 GPA in core classes. Second, each athlete must complete all 10 core classes before your senior year. There no longer will be an opportunity for athletes to get better grades or recover lost core classes, as there have been before.

 

The requirements for NCAA Division 1 are as follows:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math Algebra I and higher
  • 2 years of natural or physical science (one lab if offered)
  • 1 additional year of English, math, natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 years additional from areas above or foreign language, philosophy, or comparative religion.
    • Ten courses completed prior to the 7th semester (senior year).
    • These courses lock in to determine the Core Course GPA.
    • Seven of these ten must be English math, or natural/physical science.

 

Changes are also coming to the NCAA Division II level, where there are 16 core classes but with different classes for eligibility. For division II, athletes will need three…

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Posted by Jon Paino on February 12, 2016 at 8:00am

Scout Ball: What it is? What it isn't?

With many amateur baseball programs today pretending to be what they're not, we felt that it's a good time to touch on topic of Scoutball, what it is, and how it's meant to benefit a high school player.

What is Scout Ball?

Scout leagues in Southern California are built by MLB organizations' area scouts. They are designed so that the MLB personnel involved (i.e. area scouts, crosscheckers, and front office staff) can identify high school aged prospects, primarily graduating seniors who are considered "draft guys" for the following year. They put together the best teams compiled of the top high school talent available to create relationships with the players and their families. They track progress, send in prospect reports to the scouting directors, and eventually put those prospects on a draft board where they can possibly fit into the draft amongst college players and other high school prospects from around the country. 

If you get invited to play with any of the following teams, you are in for a legitimate scout ball experience:

Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire Teams

  • Red Sox: Jim Woodward
  • Seattle Mariners: Myron Pines
  • New York Yankees: Dave Keith
  • San Francisco Giants: Chuck Fick
  • Oakland A's: Eric Martins
  • Atlanta Braves: Kevin Martin
  • Los Angeles Angels: Steve Hernandez
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Josh Belovsky

San Diego Teams

  • Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Wittword
  • San Diego Padres: Josh Steven
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Bud Smith

The primary reason for writing this article is to protect players from travel…

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Posted by Joe Spiers on January 31, 2016 at 9:30pm

CBA TEAMS RANKED NATIONALLY BY PERFECT GAME USA

CBA TEAMS RANKED IN THE TOP 10

NATIONALLY IN ALL HIGH SCHOOL AGE GROUPS

Perfect Game USA recently announced with their annual club team rankings for 2015 and CBA Baseball USA has teams nationally ranked in all high school age groups for 2015.  This is a testament to our system and the development taking place in our youth age group teams.  Thank you to all of our parents, players and hard working staff to make all of this possible.

CBA Ranked Teams for 2015

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CBA Marucci '16 - #1 ranked team 

16u

CBA Marucci '17 - #3 ranked team

15u

CBA Bulldogs '18 - #6 ranked team…

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Posted by Jon Paino on December 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Don't Hit the College Recruiting Panic Button.

Over the last decade, college recruiting has evolved into a more competitive industry than ever. With Perfect Game and USA Baseball taking center stage with their tournaments and events, their are countless other camps and "showcases" for players to attend and for parents to spend $1000's of dollars on over the course of their kids' high school career. On top of that, in the last year, a prominent west coast D1 program committed a 7th grader (2020 grad) and several additional D1 programs committed players that haven't even played a high school game yet. Add in social media and the constant reminder that some players are being recruited, how can parents and players not worry that they're behind the curve and need to start investing more time and money in getting the college exposure they think they need.

Although the college recruiting process starts for some players by the time they first step foot on a high school campus, it doesn't mean that that particular player is going to receive college attention right away. In fact, 80-90% of players will not start receiving that attention until during their junior year in high school. So why such the panic in the lack of college attention among many high school baseball players today? To help put things in perspective, here is a rough estimate of when players verbally commit to play baseball for a college program, keep in mind their are exceptions:

  • 5%: College committed by the end of their freshman year (mostly NCAA D1 programs)
  • 25%: College committed between the summer before their sophomore year and end of their junior year (mostly D1 programs, but D2, D3, and NAIA schools…
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Posted by Joe Spiers on November 19, 2015 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Dress for Success - Taking Pride in Your Appearance

For those of you who wonder why we as a program pay just as much attention to our dress code off the field as we do our uniform code on the field, here is a fun story that took place recently that we'd like to share with you.

Chris Betts, a former CBA player and Tampa Bay Rays 2nd Round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft recently called up one of our coaches to talk to him about an incident that took place while he was rehabbing in Florida this past summer. A Rays coaching staff member was doing a shuttle run to pick up some players from the hotel, and while all of the other players wore tank tops, t-shirts, athletic shorts, and flip flops, Chris was the only one in a polo shirt and a nice pair of dress shorts with tennis shoes. Not surprisingly, he was also the only one who was not scolded by that coach for being a slob.

The CBA players in the picture above bought into the smallest details that were presented to them from our program on and off the field. They took more pride in their appearance than any other group we've had thus far, which no doubt plays a large part in their successes. This picture of our 2015 team was taken at LAX last year while they were en route to play in the WWBA World Championships in Florida (from left to right: Kyle Robeniol - Oregon; Trevor Beard - Purdue; Niko Navarro - San Diego State; Kyle Molnar - UCLA; Luke Williams - Philadelphia Phillies (3rd Rd); Chris Betts - Tampa Bay Rays (2nd Rd); and Bryce Fehmel - Oregon State).

In another occurrence, we recently took a…

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Posted by Joe Spiers on November 13, 2015 at 12:00am

 
 
 

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