Tampa, FL -- Lance McCullers is as good a high school baseball player, as anyone in the Bay area... and maybe in the state.
Last year, Lance was Jesuit High's closer. This year, he's a starter, with a 90-plus fast ball. But mainly, he's on the field all the time.
"I've always been an infielder growing up," Lance told 10 News. "I pitched a little bit for my AAU team, growing up, but I've mostly been an infielder."
He's only a junior, but scouts have still had plenty of opportunities to look at Lance. He projects to be a first round draft choice in the summer of 2012. But in case something happens with professional baseball, he's still ready for the future.
"I committed to the University of Florida as a position player," said Lance. "That's where I'm going for right now. The draft is over a year away. Whenever that comes around, I'll deal with it then. But right now, it's great to be a Florida Gator."
Lance is hitting .412 with 7 home runs, heading into this week's regionals. And, maybe topping all those stats, he's Mr. Baseball.
"When I see some of my friends out of school, they tell me congratulations. Everyone's been real supportive, and went out and voted for me. I really appreciate it."
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