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Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
Hawaii Collegiate League: Top 15 Prospects, 2010
       
Published: Friday, September 03, 2010

HAWAII COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
TOP 15 PROSPECTS, 2010
 
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
In Association with League Managers and Scouts
 
Official League Website: www.hawaii-cbl.com
 
FAST FACTS
Year League Established: 2005.
States Represented in League: Hawaii.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest): 4.
No. of Teams in League:6.
Regular-Season Champion:Oahu Paddlers.
Post-Season Champion: Waikiki Surfers
Teams, PG Crosschecker Summer 30/Final Ranking:None.
No. 1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker): Dustin Fitzgerald, rhp, Kauai Menehunes (Hill, Texas, JC/Selected by Cubs in 2010 draft, 19th round).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft:Dustin Fitzgerald, rhp, Kauai Menehunes (Hill, Texas, JC/Selected by Cubs in 2010 draft, 19th round).
 
Most Valuable Player:Daniel Rockett, of, Waikiki Surfers.
Most Outstanding Pitcher:Jonathan Meyer, rhp, Oahu Paddlers.
Top Prospect (as selected by league):None selected.
 
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Batting Average:Daniel Rockett, of, Waikiki Surfers (.345).
Slugging Percentage:Daniel Rockett, of, Waikiki Surfers (.534).
On-Base Average:Ben McQuown, of, Waikiki Surfers (.465).
Home Runs:Several tied at 2.
RBIs:Cullen Hendrickson, 2b, Kauai Menehunes (33).
Stolen Bases:Ridge Carpenter, of, Kauai Menehunes (30).
 
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Wins:Peter Ibanez, lhp, Oahu Paddlers (7).
ERA:Jonathan Meyer, rhp, Oahu Paddlers (1.22).
Saves:Paul Snieder, rhp, Kauai Menehunes; John Tiedemann, rhp, Waimea (6).
Strikeouts:Rick Marks, rhp, Kamuela Paniolos (42).
 
BEST TOOLS
Best Athlete: Ka’iani Eldredge, c/ss, Oahu Paddlers.
Best Hitter:Tyler Kuresa, 1b, Oahu Paddlers.
Best Power:Joc Pederson, of/1b, Waimea Waves.
Fastest Base Runner:Ridge Carpenter, of, Kauai Menehunes.
Best Defensive Player:Ka’iani Eldredge, c/ss, Oahu Paddlers.
Best Velocity:Tyler Duffie, rhp, Kamuela Paniolos.
Best Breaking Ball: Paul Snieder, rhp, Kauai Menehunes.
Best Command: Jonathan Meyer, rhp, Oahu Paddlers.
 
TOP 15 PROSPECTS
 
1. KA’IANI ELDREDGE, c/ss, Oahu Paddlers (Kansas/FR in 2011)
Product of legendary Hawaii baseball family; very athletic, can play any position; + range/arm strength, line-drive bat
2. JOC PEDERSON, of/1b, Waimea Waves (SIGNED/Dodgers)
Dodgers signed their 11th-round pick at deadline for $600,000; solid tools, adapted easily to wood, + power potential
3. TYLER KURESA, 1b, Oahu Paddlers (Oregon/FR)
Twins’ unsigned 11th-rounder has mature bat for age; excellent swing path, will add power when fills out lanky frame
4. DANIEL ROCKETT, of, Waikiki Surfers (Texas-San Antonio/SO)
League MVP, batting champ; raw tools don’t dazzle, but solid performer; sound approach at plate, in field, has gap power
5. PAUL SNIEDER, rhp/1b, Kauai Menehunes (Northwestern/JR)
Solid two-way player, but more upside on mound; fastball in upper-80s, can throw ++ slider in any count, power at plate
6. TYLER DUFFIE, rhp, Kamuela Paniolos (Texas Christian/SO)
Displayed makings of solid three-pitch mix (FB/SL/CH), best velocity in league (90-92 mph); struggles with command
7. RIDGE CARPENTER, of, Kauai Menehunes (Cal State Northridge/SR)
Local prep product made big strides at plate, on bases, in center field after slow start, injury-plagued 2009 summer
8. ALEX BLACK, 3b/rhp, Kauai Menehunes (Columbia/SO)
Two-way product had success at plate (.304-1-22), but impressed scouts more with 91-92 mph fastball in limited looks
9. JIMMY ROBERTS, ss, Kamuela Paniolos (Southern California/FR)
More than held his own as HS talent with solid hands/arm/range at SS, emerging bat; in SS mix at USC as a freshman
10. ALEX CILLO, rhp, Hawaii Aliis (Bucknell/JR)
Produced one of better fastballs in league in closer role; has loose arm action/arm speed to add velo; still learning to pitch
11. JONATHAN MEYER, rhp, Oahu Paddlers (Clemson/SO)
League’s pitcher of year has sound command, advanced feel for mixing four pitches; ++ SL, but fastball peaks at 87 mph
12. BEN McQUOWN, of, Waikiki Surfers (Lower Columbia, Wash., CC/SO)
Posted league’s best OBA, second in SB (29 of 31); runs bases well, + range in CF, puts ball in play, occasional pop
13. CAL VOGELSANG, of, Waimea Waves (JC of the Canyons, Calif./SO)
Dodgers’ June draft has big arm, can put a charge in ball, but may need to eliminate loop in swing to fulfill power potential
14. RICK MARKS, rhp, Kamuela Paniolos (CORNELL/Jr.)
League SO leader (42 in 44 IP) only in high-80s, but gets late life on fastball, has decent slurvy break ball; went 4-1, 2.06
15. ROBERT ROGERS, rhp, Hawaii Aliis (Binghamton/SO)
Went 3-0, 1.25 record with solid sinker/slider mix; fastball peaks only in high 80s, but gets good run vs. righthanded hitter