Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
NECBL: Top Prospects, 2010
Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
TOP 30 PROSPECTS, 2010
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
Association with League Managers and Scouts
Official League Website: www.necbl.com
States Represented in League:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest):
of Teams in League:
12 (12 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion (best overall record):
North Shore Navigators.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking:
No. 16 North Shore Navigators; No. 24 Newport Gulls.
1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker):
Tyler Mizenko, rhp, Sanford Mainers (Winthrop; played in Cape Cod League in
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft:
Tim Smalling, ss, Newport Gulls (Virginia Tech; Nationals/14th
Effrey Valdez, 3b, Lowell All-Americans.
Mike Hauschild, rhp, Danbury Westerners; Top Relief Pitcher Tucker Healy,
rhp, Bristol Collegiate.
Prospect (as selected by league):
Mark Appel, rhp, Newport Gulls.
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Matt Chavez, of, New Bedford Bay Sox (.355).
Matt Petty, 2b/3b, North Adams Steeple Cats (.547).
Zach Babbit, of, Vermont Mountaineers (.444).
Three tied at 6.
Effrey Valdez, 3b, Lowell All-Americans (42).
Dave Ciocchi, 1b, Danbury Westerners (20).
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Three tied at 6.
Tony Bucciferro, rhp, Newport Gulls (0.82).
Sean Albury, rhp, North Adams SteepleCats (11).
Tyler Joyner, lhp, Laconia Muskrats (53).
Kenny Diekroeger, ss/3b, Newport Gulls.
William Carmona, rhp, Vermont Mountaineers.
Jeremy Baltz, of, Keene SwampBats.
Fastest Base Runner:
Kyle Johnson, of, Newport Gulls.
Mike Williams, c, Danbury Westerners.
Mark Appel, rhp, Newport Gulls.
Jarrett Miller, rhp, Laconia Muskrats.
Hauschild, rhp, Danbury Westerners.
TOP 30 PROSPECTS
MARK APPEL, rhp, Newport Gulls (Stanford/SO in 2011)
Extremely projectable with free/easy arm in 6-5/200 frame; FB 92-97, other stuff
needs work; went 6-1, 1.87, lot of ground-ball outs
KENNY DIEKROEGER, ss/3b, Newport Gulls (Stanford/SO)
2nd-rounder has whole package; bat speed/polished approach at plate, smooth
actions in field, range at SS/quickness for 3B
JEREMY BALTZ, of, Keene SwampBats (St. John’s/SO)
Followed up monster .396-24-85 FR year with .301-2-25 summer; huge bat speed,
short/flat swing; runs OK, adequate OF, LF arm
MIKE WILLIAMS, c, Danbury Westerners (Kentucky/JR)
Excellent defender in all phases, capable of shutting down running game; has +
raw power, needs ABs after limited action in college
MIKE CARASITI, rhp, Bristol Collegiate (St. John’s/SO)
Young arm with + upside; went 3-2, 2.70, struggles with mechanics, repeating
delivery, but FB in 91-94 range, flashes + SL, splitter
IAN GARDECK, rhp, Danbury Westerners (Angelina, Texas, JC/SO)
Stocky frame limits projection, but may have had best raw stuff in league (FB up
to 96, 86-87 SL); new to pitching, Dayton transfer
ALEX WOOD, lhp, Keene SwampBats (Georgia/FR)
Missed FR year with TJ surgery; just feeling way back in 2-3, 3.96 summer;
6-3/220 frame, FB at 90-93, + CH, command got better
TYLER JOYNER, lhp, Laconia Muskrats (East Carolina/SO)
with slender frame, but has nasty arm, led league in SO; lively 88-91 FB,
touches 93; hammer CU, needs to develop command
EVAN MARZILLI, of, Laconia Muskrats (South Carolina/SO)
.385 in leadoff role for CWS champs, showcased live/athletic frame, excellent
speed in all phases, explosive actions, gap power
WILLIAM CARMONA, 3b/rhp, Vermont Mountaineers (Stony Brook/SO)
Switch-hitter with serious juice from both sides; hit hard .280-6-27 in big
park; huge arm, also closes, but lacks athleticism in field
JARRETT MILLER, rhp, Laconia Muskrats (UNC Greensboro/JR)
Posted solid 3-1, 1.64 record (33 IP/44 SO) with 88-92 FB, best assortment of
breaking pitches in league (true 12/6 CU, 81-83 SL)
MIKE GALLIC, of, Bristol Collegiate (Marist/SR)
Undrafted junior, yet surprised scouts with big-league frame, assortment of
tools; won 60 at ASG in 6.45, ++ CF, hits, lacks power
ANTHONY GOMEZ, if, Sanford Mainers (Vanderbilt/SO)
Didn’t play at same level as big spring (.379 vs. .261); + BB player, but didn’t
show arm/actions in field, bat/power scouts expected
KYLE JOHNSON, of, Newport Gulls (Washington State/JR)
Fastest player in league, had green light, was perfect on 18 SB attempts; hit
.289-1-9, puts ++ pressure on defense, excels in CF
MATT CHAVEZ, 1b/rhp, New Bedford Bay Sox (San Francisco/SR)
Intriguing 2-way talent; drafted by White Sox as pitcher after reaching 95 in
spring, but prefers hitting, made mark in NECBL at plate
ELLIOTT BYERS, rhp, New Bedford Bay Sox (Stanford/SO)
Still more thrower than pitcher, but has power arm, touched 96, struck out 26 in
16 IP; struggles to throw strikes, but better SL
TONY BUCCIFERRO, rhp, Newport Gulls (Michigan State/JR)
Posted solid numbers (4-1, 0.82, 44 IP/8 BB/42 SO), steady stream of ground-ball
outs with + command, heavy sink on 87-90 FB
PAT LIGHT, rhp, Newport Gulls (Monmouth/SO)
6-5/200 RHP went 5-0, 2.36 with sinking FB at 89-91, solid SL; needs a more
consistent arm slot as pitches tend to flatten out
SCOTT FIRTH, rhp, Keene SwampBats (Clemson/SO)
small/wiry non-projectable frame, but easy arm/clean mechanics, commands 3
pitches (FB up to 92-93, + SL/CH), + competes
MIKE HAUSCHILD, rhp, Danbury Westerners (Dayton/JR)
6-2, 1.24 in season, then spun 3-hit ShO with 13 K’s in playoffs; fills zone
with strikes, FB 87-91, dynamic splitter is out pitch
TYLER GEBLER, rhp, North Adams SteepleCats (Rutgers/SO)
6-5/240 frame, had 12 SV as FR; has 3-pitch stuff to start, went 5-2, 2.12 in
role on summer, FB only 91, question if more in there
TYLER BERNARD, ss, Keene SwampBats (Palomar, Calif., JC/FR)
Ex-20th rounder sat out FR year at Arizona State, hit .285-2-14 on
summer; slap hitter, acrobatic actions in field, more suited for 2B
JON WENDEL, 2b, Sanford Mainers (West Chester, Pa./JR)
Smaller frame (5-9/160), D-II pedigree are limiting factors, but hit .311-2-15,
had line-drive power to all fields, made all plays in hole
24.BRANDON MILLER, c, Holyoke Blue Sox (Samford/JR)
obvious raw power/arm strength, big frame, but holes in swing (44 SO/121 AB);
adequate catcher, vulnerable to yips on throws
BRANDON BOUDREAUX, of, Danbury Westerners (Tulane/SO
Lacks size, battled assortment of injuries to hit .269-2-14, has excellent swing
path, puts a charge in balls; average speed, ++ arm
MICAH JOHNSON, if, Vermont Mountaineers (Indiana/SO)
.312/11 HR as Indiana freshman 3B; has quick hands, but more an aluminum bat
swing; athletic in field, but actions suited for 2B
MATT BLOW, 1b, Newport Gulls (Virginia Tech/SR)
LH pop in powerful 6-6/230 frame; has loft in swing, ball jumps off bat, learned
to lay off pitches out of zone; limited in field to 1B
TUCKER HEALY, rhp, Bristol Collegiate (Ithaca, N.Y./JR)
D-III arm dominated as closer (3-0, 0.37, 25 IP/39 SO) with just one pitch,
91-93 FB; gets excellent deception, cut action, ++ locates
KEENAN KOLINSKY, lhp, New Bedford Red Sox (Vanderbilt/SO)
Debate whether crafty Kolinsky (1-0, 1.27) or 6-7 North Dakota State fireballer
Anthony Klinskie (FB 90-95) is the better prospect
HUNTER RIVERS, rhp, North Shore Navigators (Jacksonville State/SO)
player from league champs to crack list; blossomed in relief role, saved
championship game; thin frame, lively 88-91 FB, + SL