Texas baseball team adds prep star C.J. Hinojosa


One of the top 2012 MLB Draft prospects has become the newest addition to Augie Garrido’s arsenal.

Shortstop C.J. Hinojosa, has completed an aid agreement with the Longhorns and will enroll at Texas once he graduates from Klein Collins High School in December.

Hinojosa, considered by many to be one of the best fielding shortstops in the 2012 draft class, was good enough offensively to post a .405 batting average, steal 12 bases, and notch 27 extra-base hits in 32 games, 16 of them homeruns.

The senior shortstop is rated as the state of Texas’ second-best prospect and 13th-best in the nation by Perfect Game. According to the All-American Association, Hinojosa is ranked 19th among high schoolers, behind only Nick Williams of Galveston Ball among Texas high schoolers, who’s also committed to play for Texas. Hinojosa is slated as the No. 48 overall 2012 MLB draft prospect, six spots behind junior left-handed pitcher Hoby Milner, who is 10-5 with a 2.32 ERA in 50 career appearances during his first two seasons at Texas. Hinojosa will be ineligible for the MLB draft until 2014.