Texas Collegiate: Top 25 Prospects, 2010

Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
Allan Simpson        
Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In Association with League Managers and Scouts
Official League Website: www.texascollegiateleague.com
Year League Established: 2004.
States Represented in League: Louisiana, Texas.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest): 2.
No. of Teams in League: 7 (5 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion: Victoria Generals.
Post-Season Champion: Victoria Generals.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking: No. 14 Victoria Generals.
No. 1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker): Nathan Karns, rhp, Coppell Copperheads (SIGNED/Nationals).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft: Brett Nicholas, c/3b, East Texas Pumpjacks (Missouri; Rangers/6th round).
Player of the Year: Lee Orr, of, East Texas Pumpjacks.
Pitcher of the Year: Joe Dvorsky, rhp, Victoria Generals.
Top Prospect (as selected by league): None selected.
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Batting Average: Matt Carvutto, 3b/of, East Texas Pumpjacks (.338).
Slugging Percentage: Bryson Miles, of, McKinney Marshalls (.543).
On-Base Average: Lawton Langford, ss, Victoria Generals (.476).
Home Runs: Bryson Miles, of, McKinney Marshalls (6).
RBIs: Zac Fisher, c, East Texas Pumpjacks (34).
Stolen Bases: Brock Hebert, ss, Texas Tomcats (39).
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Wins: Brian Borski, rhp, Bravos Valley Bombers (8).
ERA: Kolt Browder, rhp, Victoria Generals (0.65).
Saves: Dusty Ross, rhp, East Texas Pumpjacks (13).
Strikeouts: Marcus Limon, rhp, McKinney Marshalls (62).
Best Athlete: Joe Leftridge, of, North Texas Copperheads.
Best Hitter: Lee Orr, of, East Texas Pumpjacks.
Best Power: Bryson Miles, of, McKinney Marshalls.
Fastest Base Runner: Joe Leftridge, of, North Texas Copperheads.
Best Defensive Player: Joe Leftridge, of, North Texas Copperheads.
Best Velocity: Zach Nuding, lhp, North Texas Copperheads.
Best Breaking Ball: Miguel Pena, lhp, East Texas Pumpjacks.
Best Command: Miguel Pena, lhp, East Texas Pumpjacks.
1. MIGUEL PENA, lhp, East Texas Pumpjacks (San Jacinto, Texas, JC/SO in 2011)
Ex-Nationals 5th-rounder started summer in Cape, went 3-0, 0,57 in 15 IP in TCL; + command of 3 pitches: 89-93 FB, ++ SL, CH
2. LEE ORR, of, East Texas Pumpjacks (McNeese State/JR)
Drilled 31 HR in first 2 college years, was Reds late-rounder; ++ raw power, needs to develop plate discipline; arm/speed both play
3. BRYSON MYLES, of, McKinney Marshalls (Stephen F. Austin/JR)
Ex-TCU football recruit starting to put it altogether; extremely quick hands, + power to all fields; speed suited for CF, arm for LF
4. MARK HUDSON, of, Victoria Generals (Sam Houston State/SR)
2009 TCL player of year (.386-1-27); hit .330-1-27 in return after being passed over in draft; rare R-L player, but + hitter, ++ CF
5. NICK FLEECE, rhp, Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas A&M/SR)
Ex-3B, became full-time pitcher in 2009; still needs work on delivery/command, but has short/quick arm, lively 92-94 FB, + SL
6. ZACH NUDING, rhp, North Texas Copperheads (SIGNED/Yankees)
Generates mid-90s heat with 6-4/265 frame; second-year player, was out of shape, threw mostly FB, still got $265K from Yanks
7. ZAC FISHER, c, East Texas Pumpjacks (New Mexico State/SO)
Offensive-oriented C, hit .327-4-34, set league record with 17 2B; has average arm, needs work on catching to remain behind plate
8. JOE LEFTRIDGE, of, North Texas Copperheads (Angelo State/JR)
Serious athletic ability with ++ raw speed, defensive skills; can torch a FB, but struggles vs. breaking stuff; lacks plate discipline
9. KOLT BROWDER, rhp, Victoria Generals (Baylor/SO)
Converted SS, sat out spring while transitioning to mound; TCL ERA leader, FB in 90-94 range, improving CU, still developing CH
10. JOSH EASLEY, rhp, McKinney Marshalls (North Carolina State/SO)
Ex-Mets draft went just 1-4, 3.59 as JC freshman; FB in 90-93 range, will throw harder when fills out; SL solid; N.C. State transfer
11. BROCK HEBERT, ss, Texas Tomcats (Southeastern Louisiana/SO)
Swiped 39 bags; lacks raw speed, but very aggressive, has ++ instincts on bases; good hands in field, contact approach at plate
12. RYAN TURNER, rhp, Victoria Generals (Tarleton State, Texas/JR)
Three-time draftee/grandson of Braves scout; slow to develop, but went 1-0, 1.31 (20 IP/30 SO), FB 89-92 with + tilt, flashes + SL
13. CHASE HUTCHINGSON, lhp/of, McKinney Marshalls (SIGNED/Mets)
Well-traveled 6-5 talent had poor JR year at Central Arkansas, undrafted; Mets signed him when he flashed loose arm, 93-94 FB
14. MATT CARVUTTO, 3b/of, East Texas Pumpjacks (Pacific/JR)
League bat champ; has advanced approach at plate, uses all fields, concerns about power potential, slow actions, lack of position
15. JASON KRIZAN, of, North Texas Copperheads (Dallas Baptist/SR)
One of TCL’s most advanced bats; hit .356-11-57 as college JR, .288-1-10 on summer; power to all fields, decent speed/defender
16. ROMAN MADRID, rhp, Victoria Generals (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi/SO)
Indians ’09 draft as a catcher; still very raw on mound, but loose/quick arm, FB a steady 92-93/T-94 with + sink, chance for + SL
17. ABEL BAKER, c, Victoria Generals (Baylor/SO)
Best defensive C in league; pure catch/throw skills, soft hands, + arm/needs work on transfer; LH bat with pop, but holes in swing
18. ALEX FUSELIER, of, East Texas Pumpjacks (Louisiana-Lafyette/JR)
Pesky leadoff type, hard-nosed; works counts, makes contact, bunts for hits, excellent speed, runs bases well; hit .303-2-12, 12 SB
19. JAKE ATWELL, of, McKinney Marshalls (Virginia Tech/JR)
Two-way player in spring at NE Texas CC, but swung bat only on summer (.241-0-10); + gap power, average speed, + OF arm
20. ABEL GONZALES, lhp, East Texas Pumpjacks (Rice/SR)
Posted 5-2, 1.87 mark on strength of deceptive delivery, excellent pitchability, competitive style; throws strikes with 86-88 FB, + CH
21. LAWTON LANGFORD, ss, Victoria Generals (Baylor/SO)
Scrappy LH hitter (.301-0-19, 40 BB), + approach at plate, but takes too many pitches; undersized SS, but sound instincts, + arm
22. VANCE WOODRUFF, rhp, McKinney Marshalls (Oklahoma State/JR)
Twins draft struggled throwing strikes (1-3, 6.52, 29 IP/28 BB/38 SO); has 90-92 FB from ¾ angle, can be unhittable vs. RH bats
23. TAYLOR CHRISTIAN, rhp, McKinney Marshalls (Texas Tech/SO)
Pitched sparingly in spring at Weatherford JC, only 8 IP on summer, but Mets draft is 6-5, has easy arm, FB at 89-93, SL at 89-92
24. DUSTY ROSS, rhp, East Texas Pumpjacks (Missouri/JR)
Easy leader with 13 SV, fanned 42 in 35 IP; FB mostly 90-92, touches 94; has closer mentality, 2-pitch mix for role, durable frame
25. MORGAN MICKAN, of, Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas State/SO)
Ex-Texas player hit just .238-1-14, but drew 35 BB, stole 19 bags; has nice gap-to-gap swing, raw speed, gets most out of ability
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