THE “EYES OF TEXAS" of HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL WILL BE ON THE STATE’S NO. 1 PROSPECT CADE ARRAMBIDE OF TOMBALL HIGH SCHOOL.
Arrambide has all the tools that Major League Baseball scouts are looking for... an incredible velocity off his bat and a 90-mph throw from behind the plate to second-base.
His abilities jump off the tape.
Both a Top 10 national recruit and high school MLB Draft prospect, the Cougar senior catcher is shockingly locked into the “now”.
“It’s bittersweet,” he said. “We have one more shot at winning the whole thing. We have a great coach in Coach (Doug) Rush, who gets us prepared for the postseason. We have a really solid team and if we just stick to what we do, we will have a special year.”
With all the accolades on the internet and on his letter jacket, Arrambide has a target on his back as big at the Lone Star State.
“I try and block out the noise,” he laughed. “But people are going to be people. When we play our rivals, there are going to be kids and fans in the stands chirping, but when it comes down to it... it’s me and the pitcher when I’m at the plate. Every pitch is going to be a battle. If I just stick to what I’ve worked on my whole life, the results will be good.”
The Tomball Cougar is also a member of LSU’s No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. The Tigers won the 2023 College World Series and had the top two picks in the MLB Draft.
“When LSU reached out and offered me two years ago, it’s one of those things where you can’t say no,” he laughed. “LSU has been one of my dream schools and I’ve had family go there. It just felt right. What Coach (Jay) Johnson has done developing hitters, is something I really look forward to.”
He will have a decision to make in June, however, to go to college or the draft. All the work has paid off for Arrambide over the past decade. The countless hours of hitting, throwing and catching. Hundreds of games and thousands of times digging in behind the plate.
“Catching has been my thing since I started playing as a kid,” he said. “Over the years I’ve gotten bigger and stronger, and really learned the position. It’s really who I am and taps into my leadership abilities. I like being the general on the field, coordinating the defense and calling a good game. It puts a lot of responsibility on my plate, but I welcome it."
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