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Baseball's Incoming Recruit Class Garners No. 6 National Ranking

Sep 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES – UCLA's incoming class of freshmen has been ranked as the No. 6 recruit class in the country, it was revealed by Collegiate Baseball on Friday.

The No. 6 designation means that UCLA has produced a nationally-ranked recruiting class in seven consecutive seasons. It's also the third consecutive year that the Bruins' class has been ranked inside the top-10 and the sixth time overall since 2011.

UCLA was the second-ranked class in both the West and the Pac-12, trailing only league rival Arizona. The high ranking came despite losing four commits to the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

The group is headlined by a pair of players who made the top-100 national Prep Baseball Report rankings in right-handed pitcher Max Rajcic (Orange Lutheran HS) and infielder Kyle Karros (Mira Costa HS).

Rajcic was a High School All-American and Orange County Pitcher of the Year in 2019 out of Orange Luther after putting together a 7-0 record with a 0.39 ERA. Karros, son of former Bruin and Los Angeles Dodger great Eric Karros and younger brother of current Bruin right-hander Jared Karros, was also a High School All-American in 2019 and was ranked as the No. 2 third baseman in the state of California by Perfect Game.

The deep and talented class also features right-handed pitcher Chris Aldrich (Notre Dame HS), right-handed pitcher Jake Brooks (Fountain Valley HS), RHP Carson Hamro (Rancho Buena Vista HS), RHP Kenji Pallares (Salesian HS), first baseman Eli Paton (Maranatha HS), infielder Daylen Reyes (Notre Dame HS), outfielder Jon Jon Vaughns (St. John Bosco HS), and outfielder Carson Yates (Leland HS).

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