Baylor seniors Danny Corona and Cooper Kinney have been named to the Pre-Season High School All-America Team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The team was named in the February 2 issue of the publication.
Corona and Kinney were two of almost 70 high school seniors named to the squad and two of only 20 players classified as infielders. Both have signed college scholarships - Corona with Wake Forest University and Kinney with the University of South Carolina. The duo played together on Baylor's back-to-back state championship teams in 2018 and 2019 and were, of course, part of the 2020 team that was favored to win a third state title before the COVID pandemic called a halt to the season. They've also been teammates on USA Baseball summer teams. Both are expected to be among players chosen in the Major League Baseball draft this June.
Corona (left), a slick-fielding elite shortstop who is a top major professional prospect, is hitting .380 over the past three years. Kinney (right), a starting infielder and catcher at Baylor since the eighth grade, hit five homers as a sophomore and has struck out only 15 times in over 250 high school at bats.
According to baseballnews.com, the players on the All-American list are among the most sought-after players by pro scouts and college recruiters.