#6 Jack McClure
He led the team in batting average (.379) among regular starters. Led the team in OBP (.540), OPS (1.151), RBI's (37) and was 2nd on the team in walks behind Michael Bianco (33, Bianco - 38), the next closest only had 20. McClure also led the team in Doubles (11), and Home Runs (3). Those numbers are the reasons why he was named to the 5A All-State 1st Team last year.
While he was only one of three players on the team to walk more than strikeout last year (Bianco and the other was Houston Roth), he was 2nd on the team in strikeouts behind Jason Barber - although this is more due to taking a lot of pitches and allowing counts to go deep during his at bats. McClure was 2nd on the team in pitches seen this season (576, Bianco - 592) and led the team in fouled pitches (83). 57 of his 137 plate appearances ended in either Ball 4 or Strike 3 or was intentionally walked (which happened 3 times).
So yes, his offensive numbers is exactly why he's up this high in the Dandy Dozen. He also does a good job behind the plate as he only allowed 3 passed balls last year (and just 1 over his last 24 games). One area of concern (much like many positions was last year) was the number of errors committed that being 9 - far too many for a catcher that usually doesn't have many chances to make errors. Many of those were either bad throws to first base after a strikeout from a pitch thrown in the dirt or got away from McClure, or overthrows to 2nd when a runner attempts to steal.
McClure is also an option on the mound. Behind regulars Roth and Barber, McClure appeared on the mound the most on the team (appeared in 7 games last year starting in 2 of them). McClure was 3-1 last year in 20 innings pitched with an ERA of 4.70 (team high), 18 strikeouts to 16 walks and allowed 20 runs (14 earned) on 24 hits. Not bad numbers all things considered that he just started really pitching this past year.
Next year, with the bulk of the infield returning, Matthew Guyton returning, most of the rest of the pitching staff returning, a good number of young players with experience from last year returning, and incoming transfer Grae Kessinger boosting the infield and the mound, this is Gold Glove Trophy or bust this upcoming year for McClure. I expect offers to start coming soon for this power-hitter.