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Tournament of Stars USA Baseball
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Friday, June 29, 2001

Top 02 Prospects (USA) Tournament of Stars

June 18th-23rd 2001 - Joplin, MO

1. Scott Kazmir LHP 6'0/175 Cy Falls Houston, TX 91-94 another awesome performance. Also hit well and played OF well!

2. B.J. Upton SS 6'3/175 Greenbriar Chesapeake, VA Scouts seem to like him the best of everyone.

3. Sergio Santos SS 6'3/190 Mater Dei Hacienda Heights, CA Played better in Tropicana, but still outstanding.

4. Denard Span OF 6'0/170 Tampa Catholic Tampa, FL Big time tools and looks.

5. Wardell Starling OF/P 6'4/205 Elkins Missouri City, TX Hit well including long opposite field homerun off McCormick.

6. Matt Whitney 1B 6'4/185 Palm Bch Gardens P BGardens, FL Arguably the best hitter in USA.

7. Jeff Francoeur OF 6'4/200 Parkview Lilburn, GA Stud athlete, 1st round if he hits?

8. Mark McCormick RHP 6'2/185 Clear Creek Clear Lake Shore, TX 90-93 but a little straight, next to Kazmir best velocity in Joplin.

9. Mark Rosen LHP 6'0/195 Xavieran Randolph, MA Low 90s with more, he attacks hitters.

10. Tyler Greene SS 6'3/185 St Thomas Aquinas Plantation, FL All the tools, 1st round if he hits?

11. Alex Merricks LHP 6'0/175 Oxnard Oxnard, CA Low 90s lefty who can pitch.

12. Evan Meek RHP 6'1/180 Inglemoor Bothel, WA Low 90s. loose arm.

13. Adam Elliott RHP 6'1/200 Clayton Valley Concord, CA Was a bit better at Tropicana, but still low 90s and plus breaking ball.

14. Freidel Pinkston RHP 6'2/170 Hart County Harzwell, GA Low 90s very projectable.

15. Warner Jones SS 5'10/165 Montgomery Bell Nashville, TN We would have picked him, the whole package minus size.

16. James Guerrero SS 5'8/165 Fontana Fontana, CA Flat out good player, steady and spectacular in the field.

17. Mark Romanczyk LHP 6'1/170 St Mark's Newark, DE Good lefty, touches 90 mph range and can pitch.

18. Taylor Teagarden C 6'1/195 Carrollton Carrollton, TX Arguably the best catcher in Joplin.

19. Brandon Moss RHP 6'0/175 Loganville Monroe, GA Outstanding arm and a good athlete, mechanics could improve.

20. Jake Blalock SS 6'3/180 Rancho Bernardo San Diego, CA Outstanding body and strong bat. 3B may be in the future.

21. Zack Segovia RHP 6'2/210 Edgewood Forney, TX Appears to have lost some weight, looks good. Low 90s fastball and competes.

22. Justin Tordi Inf 6'3/180 Dr Phillips Orlando, FL Outstanding all-around ability.

23. Chris Gruler RHP 6'3/195 Liberty Brentwood, CA He is a much better pitcher than what he showed here.

24. Brian Hernandez C 6'0/175 J.I. Leonard Boynton Beach, FL He and Teagarden were top catchers, might have made team but injured his arm.

25. Brandon Jones 3B 6'1/185 Wewatchika Wewatchika, FL Good athlete who can rake and play the game.

26. Brad Corley RHP 6'2/185 Pleasure RidgeLouisville, KY Another fine athlete with an outstanding arm.

27. Zach Greinke 3B 6'2/190 Apopka Orlando, FL Excellent player who lacks running speed, we've seen him touch 94 on the mound.

28. Jeff Butts OF 6'0/165 Daphne Daphne, AL Maybe the top hitter at Joplin and he has more.

29. Mark Holliman RHP 6'1/185 Germantown Germantown, TN Outstanding arm, like the way he works.

30. Clint Everts RHP 6'1/175 Cy Falls Cypress, TX Very good pitcher, very good player.


1. Jordan Mayer RHP 6'3/215 Ash Alexandria, LA Don't forget the name, he is for real.

2. Chuck Tiffany LHP 6'1/175 Charter Oaks Covina, CA 03 already in the 90 mph range with more.

3. Philip Stringer SS 5'9/170 Klein Oak Spring, TX Plays more like an 01 infielder.
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