Baylor junior Danny Corona has been identified by USA Baseball as one of the top 80 high school juniors in the United States.
USA Baseball and Major League Baseball collaborate on the Prospect Development Pipeline League, spotlighting top high school prospects. Corona and the other 79 players chosen will be part of the league in Santa Clara, Cal. June 20 through July 8. Forty of those players will be chosen for the High School All-America game in Los Angeles during MLB All-Star week this summer.
Corona has played shortstop for Baylor's back-to-back state championship teams in 2018 and 2019 and hit .394 with 15 RBI last season. He also pitched in spots for the Raiders with a fastball clocked at 93 mph. He was chosen, along with teammates Cooper Kinney and Nick Kurtz, for USA Baseball's 16-under National Team Development Program last summer.
Baylor will vie for a third straight state championship this season which begins on March 9.
(photo by C. B. Schmelter, timesfreepress.com)