Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
MINK League: Top 20 Prospects, 2010
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
TOP 20 PROSPECTS, 2010
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
Association with League Managers and Scouts
Official League Website: minkleaguebaseball.com
States Represented in League:
Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest):
of Teams in League:
10 (10 in 2009).
NONE. Chillicothe, Nevada, St. Joseph and Sedalia participated in National
Baseball Congress World Series, Wichita, Kan.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking:
No. 10 Sedalia Bombers.
1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker):
Smith, ss/rhp, Beatrice Bruins (Texas A&M; injured/did not play this summer).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft:
Mike Kickham, lhp, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State; drafted by Giants/6th
Prospect (as selected by league):
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Jose Behar, c, Sedalia Bombers (.433).
Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (.674).
Jose Behar, c, Sedalia Bombers (.477).
Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (12).
Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (49).
Zach Cardwell, of, Nevada Griffons (24).
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Jake Powers, rhp, Sedalia Bombers (6).
Danny Potje, rhp, Sedalia Bombers (1.50).
Steve Martin, rhp, Chillicothe Mudcats (6).
Cory Trudell, rhp, Chillicothe Mudcats (61).
Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs.
Jeremy Patton, 2b/3b, Sedalia Bombers.
Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs; Matt Skipper, 1b, Mac N Seitz.
Fastest Base Runner:
Jose Behar, c, Sedalia Bombers.
Steve Martin, rhp, Chillicothe Mudcats.
Kickham, lhp, Sedalia Bombers.
Kickham, lhp, Sedalia Bombers.
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
JOHNNY COY, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (Wichita State/SO in 2011)
League’;s best position prospect by a wide margin; ball jumps off bat, huge
power to all fields in 6-8 frame; still refining 1B skills
MIKE KICKHAM, lhp, Sedalia Bombers (SIGNED/Giants)
huge strides since HS, became premium 2010 draft; 6-3/220 frame, 88-94 FB, ++
hard SL, + 12/6 CU, added CH in spring
JOSE BEHAR, c, Sedalia Bombers (Florida International/SR)
reputation as + defender with ++ arm, made huge gains this summer with bat, led
league at .433; swing still needs tinkering
JEREMY PATTON, 2b/3b, Sedalia Bombers (Florida International/JR)
Excellent swing mechanics/command of hitting zone; hit .405-3-18 in 79 AB, 28-9
BB-SO ratio; profiles at 2B, but lacks ideal speed
MATT SKIPPER, 1b/rhp, Mac N Seitz A’s (Embry Riddle, Fla./JR)
Intimidating 6-9/250 size translates to massive raw power, but swing has flaws;
also has power arm on mound, but slowed by injury
DAN KICKHAM, rhp, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/JR)
brother of Mike (No. 2), but is RHP, lack of size/stuff reflected in devalued
draft status; 89-91 FB/81-83 SL ideal in short role
JAKE JOHANSEN, rhp, Omaha Diamond Spirit (Dallas Baptist/FR)
saw upside in 6-6/220 frame in ’09 draft, flashes 93-95 FB, sharp SL, but very
raw, R/S as college FR, went 0-6 on summer
SAM LIND, ss/2b, St. Joseph Mustangs (Vanderbilt/JR)
Arizona JC player of year; played in 13 G before moving on to Northwoods League;
handles bat ++ well, runs OK, lacks SS range
LUKE VOIT, c/1b, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/SO)
Country strong in 6-3/225 frame; has obvious power potential, but struggled
adjusting to wood (.287-1-23); + arm, agile behind plate
KYLE HARDY, 3b, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/JR)
Giants saw all the physical tools (size, raw power, 3B range/arm) to pop him in
31st round out of MO JC; needs to fix holes in swing
STEVE MARTIN, rhp/1b, Chillicothe Mudcats (Texas A&M/SR)
seen limited action in college while transitioning from power-hitting 1B to
power arm; dominated (23 IP/46) with 94-96 FB, + SL
BROCK SIMON, rhp, St. Joseph Mustangs (Santa Clara/SO)
1-2, 7.79 as midweek starter at Santa Clara, hit stride in summer ball (4-2,
2.70); generates + life on average FB, has ++ CH
CALEB McCLANAHAN, rhp, St. Joseph Mustangs (Northeast Texas JC/SO)
Former Arkansas recruit has projectable 6-5 frame, two pitches to excel in short
role: 88-92 FB with + 2-seam movement, sharp SL
MARK ROBINETTE, rhp/1b, Chillicothe Mudcats (Northeast Texas JC/SO)
Solid 2-way success on summer (.355-2-26; 2-2, 2.08, 37 IP/49 SO), but lively
arm, 2-pitch mix (90-91 FB, + SL) suited for mound
RUDY BROWN, lhp, Excelsior Springs Cougars (SIGNED/Royals)
Passed in draft as closer at D-II UNC Pembroke, despite 6-5 frame, 95 FB/84 SL;
tossed 7 scoreless IP on summer, signed with KC
JON WEGENER, of, Sedalia Bombers (Central Missouri/SR)
player, passed over in draft as JR, but should warrant look as SR; average power
(5 HR)/speed (6.8), + swing, patient approach
BRENT SEIFERT, 3b, St. Joseph Mustangs (Missouri State/JR)
robust .497-17-88 for Iowa Western, national JC champs; solid HR pop for size,
displays good range at 3B, hurt by 7.0 speed
KYLE STINER, ss, Nevada Griffons (New Mexico/JR)
Arizona JC transfer has array of tools to make mark at D-I level; 6.6 speed/+
arm play in field, has pop from left side, but long swing
TRAVIS McCORMACK, ss, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/SO)
McCormick teamed with 5-5 2B T.S. Reed as league’s smallest, but best DP combo;
has good LH pop, speed, arm, but size is issue
BRYAN NICHOLSON, 1b, Clarinda A’s (Concordia, Calif./JR)
another power bat in league, only Coy (No. 1), Skipper (No. 5) hit balls
further; struggled to make contact; adequate defender