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rhp, UCLA (SO)
6-5/210, San Dimas, Calif.
Drafted: Marlins '11 (37)
was seldom used out of the bullpen in 2013 after taking a redshirt in
2012, pitching just 3 1/3 innings. He saw his stock skyrocket this
spring as he took on a bigger role, has grown a couple of inches and
seen an uptick in velocity, now working comfortably in the the low-
to mid-90s. Ehret is still learning to harness his raw stuff that is
becoming elite, as his command still has a ways to go, but he offers
an intriguing overall upside despite the lack of polish.
rhp, East Hampton HS
5-10/195, East Hampton, Conn.
Marvin Gorgas were 6-foot-3, he would be considered a top three round
prospect out of high school. He shows three above average pitches,
although his changeup may be a bit behind his fastball and slider on
the account that he doesn't throw it much during the high school
season. Gorgas showed a tremendous transformation over the last year,
turning from a hard thrower into a pitcher who is able to locate his
90-94 mph fastball and mix in a sharp, tight slider with late depth
to it. He is able to generate downhill trajectory despite his shorter
stature, and draws the obvious comp of fellow northeasterner Marcus
Stroman, who was an undersized righthander who threw hard and truly
blossomed in college.
ss, Indian River (Fla.) CC (SO)
6-2/190, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Drafted: Never – College Commitment: Miami
has played in the ominous shadow of Ryan Ripken, son of Hall of Famer
Cal Ripken, the last two years—both at South Carolina as a
freshman, and this spring at Indian River after both transferred
there together. Most of the early attention this spring from scouts
was directed at Ripken, but it soon was re-directed at Iskendarian,
who emerged this spring as the better prospect of the two. Mostly a
third baseman in limited looks at USC, Iskendarian blossomed in
junior college in his everyday role at shortstop, displaying plenty
of quickness, range and arm strength at the position to remain there
over the long haul. His bat began to come on later in the season and
he finished with a .373 average, though his lone home run is
indicative of his below-average power.
if/of, Westlake HS
6-1/200, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Commitment: Fresno State
Dykstra is the son of long-time big leaguer Lenny Dykstra, and Luke
plays the game with his father's trademark aggression. With solid
all-around tools, Dykstra is an average runner whose speed plays up
on the bases due to advanced instincts and controlled aggression. He
exhibits a good all-around feel for the game, and is a sure-handed
fielder capable of playing any infield position with solid arm
strength. At present he displays doubles power to the gaps with
potential for increased development as he continues to add srength,
and while he doesn't have an elite hit tool, he is expected by many
scouts to continue to make consistent contact at the professional
rhp, Oregon State (SR)
6-3/210, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Drafted: Marlins ’13 (17)
has proven to be a solid, dependable pitcher over his four-year
career at Oregon State, working in a variety of roles. He also has
gotten progressively better every year, posting a 3.61 ERA as a
freshman, 2.56 mark as a sophomore, 2.07 as a junior and 1.88 as a
senior (entering post-season play), while going 15-5 overall. He
topped his team with 10 saves as a junior, and still led the No.
1-ranked Beavers with the modest total of five saves this year,
despite also making four starts. Schultz is an atypical closer, as he
has a very resilient arm and often has been used in multiple innings
at a pop. With his stuff, which includes an 87-91 fastball that will
top at 93, tight slider and swing-and-miss changeup against
lefthanded hitters, and ability to consistently fill up the bottom
half of the strike zone, he profiles a set-up or long relief role at
the pro level.
rhp, Bryant University (JR)
6-3/210, Syracuse, N.Y.
steady performer for Bryant, McAvoy has also seen a steady
improvement in his arsenal since arriving on campus. He had a
dominant 2014 season, posting a 2.81 ERA over 93 innings of work,
allowing just 74 hits and 25 walks, while striking out 88. McAvoy
works consistently at 89-93 mph with his fastball, reaching upwards
of 94 this spring. He’ll need to improve his slider at the next
level, but he’s aggressive with his fastball. He looks to have a
relief profile at the pro level, where scouts belief we will see an
increase in velocity.
of, Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
6-2/180, Columbus, N.C.
Drafted: Never – College Commitment: Iowa
tools-oriented outfielder in his long, lean, athletic frame, Booker
made significant strides this season tapping into his natural raw
ability, especially at the plate. He hit .403-9-61 and, with better
bat speed and more consistent content, quieted some of the concerns
scouts had about his relatively unpolished hitting mechanics. The
remainder of his tools justify his inclusion in the top 10 rounds as
he has above-average speed (he was clocked at 6.47 seconds last fall
on Scout Day) and arm strength (clocked at 92 mph from right field),
and his outfield skills have improved noticeably.
of, Vista Murietta HS
6-0/210, Murietta, Calif.
Commitment: Arizona State
Gerhart, the brother of NFL running back and the runner-up for the
2009 Heisman Trophy, Toby Gerhart, is also a high-level college
football recruit to Arizona State and a standout option quarterback
in high school. Also like his brother, Coltin is a talented baseball
prospect. Although he's relatively raw on the diamond, he flashes
high level ability and has shown ability to square up high velocity
with good raw power thanks to physically developed frame. Gerhart
also exhibits solid arm strength with carry from the outfield, and
projects for enough arm strength for right field. He is an above
average runner who accelerates well and is one of the better present
baserunners in the high school class. Gerhart is expected to play in
the outfield at Arizona State as well playing football if he chooses
to pursue a two-sport career in college.
ss, Maria Teresa Piniero HS
6-3/165, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
has come on quickly this spring as he has added more strength to his
wiry 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame and developed more bat speed and the
ability to drive the ball to the gaps. He is a smooth defensive
player with soft hands and easy gliding actions and has the arm
strength to stay at shortstop as he continues to get stronger.
rhp, Devon Prep
6-6/195, Devon, Pa.
Commitment: Seton Hall
has started to show the velocity increase that scouts projected he
would after seeing him throw last summer at the Area Code Games,
where he sat 88-91 while topping out at 92 mph. Jump to this spring
and the ultra projectable 6-foot-6 Schellenger is frequently touching
94 mph while throwing with a lot of deception. Everything he throws
shows nice life, including a mid-80s slider, which shows late bite
and a changeup with late fade to his arm side. Should he get on
campus, it could be expected for Schellenger to fill the big shoes
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