Tomball’s Cade Arrambide Named Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year

In its 39th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade announced Cade Arrambide of Tomball High School is the 2023-24 Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year.

Arrambide is the second Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Tomball High School, the first being Troy Patton in 2004. The award, which celebrates the nation’s top high school athletes for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community, distinguishes Arrambide as Texas’ best high school baseball player.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior catcher led the Tomball Cougars (41-3) to the 6A State Championship. Arrambide batted .430 with 12 home runs, 29 extra-base hits and 35 RBI through his first 40 games. A unanimous addition to the Baseball America Preseason All-American First Team, he is ranked by multiple cross-checker outlets as one of the top high school prospects in the country.

Arrambide has volunteered locally with the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the past six years, helping his grandmother place flags on gravesites and helping veterans with small projects around their homes. He has also donated his time to his grandmother’s assisted-living facility, helping residents with day-to-day needs.

Arrambide has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at Louisiana State University this fall, but is projected as an early round selection in July’s Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.

Arrambide joins recent Gatorade Texas Baseball Players of the Year Blake Mitchell (2022-23 & 2021-22, Sinton High School), Jordan Lawlar (2020-21, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas) and Jared Kelley (2019-20, Refugio High School).

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