Batesole Adds Another Talented Recruiting Class

Nov. 29, 2012

By Stephen Trembley

FRESNO, Calif. --- With the Fresno State baseball team just months from returning to the diamond for its first season in the Mountain West, coach Mike Batesole has added yet another talented recruiting class for the 2014 season - which includes five pitches and one outfielder.

"This is a terrific recruiting class. We needed power arms and left-handed arms and we got them both," Batesole said. "Rous (Pitching Coach Steve Rousey) really hit the recruiting trail this summer, I don't think he slept at home but a few nights, and the end result is the best class of pitchers of any university west of Texas." ,p> Specifically, the fall signing recruiting class includes three left-handed pitchers, two right-handed pitchers, and one outfielder, who all signed National Letters of Intent to play for Fresno State starting with the 2014 season.

This class is loaded with impact, power arms, and one of the most athletic position players on the West Coast in Jordan Paroubeck, a 6-2 outfielder out of Redwood City, Calif.

"The jewel of the class could be Paroubeck," Batesole said. "He's a fast, powerful, explosive, and switch-hitting centerfielder that will make an impact right away. He and (Alex) Salazar are both likely first rounders."

Salazar, a 6-1 right-hander who prepped at Kerman High School, was the 2012 Southern California Max Preps Pitcher and headlines the five pitchers in the class that also includes right-hander Connor Brogdon (Liberty HS - Madera) and lefties Anthony Arias (Fairfield HS), Dillon Houser (St. Francis Central Coast HS) and Fred Schlitholz (Coronado).

All six 2014 recruits come from the Golden State, which has been a priority for Batesole as he has built the Bulldogs into a perennial national contender, the 2008 College World Series champion and the conference champion in each of the past seven seasons.

2014 Fresno State Baseball Recruiting Class

Alex Salazar RHP, Kerman High School (Kerman, CA)
Height 6'1, 205 (R/R)

• Three-time All North Sequoia League
• 2010 North Sequoia Underclassman of the Year
• 2012 North Sequoia MVP
• 2012 Southern California Max Preps Pitcher of the Year
• ESPN 1340 Pitcher of the Year
• Miami Marlins Scout Team
• Also Recruited by: Everyone

Jordan Paroubeck OF, Serra High School (Redwood City, CA)
Height 6'2, 190 (S/R)

• 2011 All-WCAL
• 2011 First-Team All- County
• 2011 First-Team C.C.S.
• CBCA All-Northern California
• 2011 Oakland Athletics Area Code Team
• 2011 San Francisco Giants Scout Team
• Also Recruited by: Arizona State, Arizona, Cal, and UCLA

Connor Brogdon RHP, Liberty High School (Madera, CA)
Height 6'5, 175 (R/R)
• 2011 First Team All- League
• Team MVP
• 2010 Honorable Mention
• Central Valley Marlins Scout Team
• 2012 Scout League All Star
• Recruited by: Long Beach State and Cal

Anthony Arias LHP, Fairfield High School (Fairfield, CA)
Height 6'2, 210 (L/L)

• 2012 All Fairfield
• 2011, 2012 Varsity Pitcher of the Year
• 2012 19u State Legion Champions
• 2012 2.12 ERA/106 strikeouts
• Also Recruited by: Oregon State and Long Beach State

Dillon Houser LHP, St. Francis Central Coast High School (Santa Cruz, CA)
Height 6'3, 220 (L/L)

• 2012 All-SCCAL
• 2012 Perfect Game Underclassman Honorable Mention
• Three-time Varsity Captain
• Reebok NorCal World Series Champion
• SCCAL Saves Leader
• Member of California Scholarship Federation
• Member of Latin National Honor Society
• 3.53 gpa/4 AP Classes
• Also Recruited by: USC

Fred Schlitholz LHP, Coronado High School (Coronado, CA)
Height 6'2, 190 (L/L)

• Tampa Bay Rays Scout Team
• Also Recruited by: USC and Oregon