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Draft : : State Preview
State Snapshots: New England
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Perfect Game draft preview content

New England
– CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Mid-Atlantic – DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
South Atlantic – FL, GA, NC, SC
Southeast – AL, KY, MS, TN
South Central – AR, LA, OK, TX
Great Lakes – IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Great Plains – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Mountain – AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Pacific – AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Canada and Puerto Rico



Connecticut

Connecticut State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Premier, power arms
WEAKNESS: Position players
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 4

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Hartford
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Connecticut-Avery Point
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Salisbury Prep

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Austin DeCarr, rhp, Salisbury Prep
WILD CARD: Marvin Gorgas, rhp, East Hampton HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Connecticut Connection:
Brandon Bonilla, lhp, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) (originally from Greenwich)
Top 2015 Prospect: Bobby Melley, 1b, University of Connecticut
Top 2016 Prospect: Ryan January, c, Salisbury Prep (Swampscott, Mass.)

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Bobby Valentine, ss, Rippowam HS, Stamford (1968, Dodgers/1st round, 5th pick).
2009 Draft: Dan Mahoney, rhp, University of Connecticut (Marlins/4th round)
2010 Draft: Michael Olt, 3b, University of Connecticut (Rangers/1st round, 49th pick)
2011 Draft: George Springer, of, University of Connecticut (Astros/1st round, 11th pick)
2012 Draft: L.J. Mazzilli, 2b, University of Connecticut (Twins/9th round, 280th pick)
2013 Draft: Thomas Milone, of, Masuk HS, Monroe (Rays/3rd round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
6/4
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 7/2

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Sean Newcomb, lhp, University of Hartford (14)
Austin DeCarr, rhp, Salisbury Prep (Foxboro, Mass.) (97)
Willie Rios, lhp, St. Bernard HS, Waterford (275)
Marvin Gorgas, rhp, East Hampton HS (352)
Will Toffey, ss/3b, Salisbury Prep (Barnstable, Mass.) (431)
Kody Kerski, rhp, Sacred Heart University (499)



Maine

Maine State-by-State List

OVERALL RATING
(1-to-5 scale): 2

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
 Southern Maine
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Waterville

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Maine Connection:
Regan Flaherty, of, Western Kentucky (attended high school in Portland)
Top 2014 Prospect: Tommy Lawrence, rhp, University of Maine
Top 2015 Prospect: Jacob Marks, rhp, University of Maine
Top 2016 Prospect: Jeff Gelinas, 3b/rhp, University of Maine

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Billy Swift, rhp, University of Maine (1984, Mariners/1st round, 2nd pick)
2009 Draft: Regan Flaherty, 1b, Deering HS, Portland (Mariners/28th round)
2010 Draft: None
2011 Draft: Taylor Lewis, of, University of Maine (Pirates/10th round)
2012 Draft: Jeff Gibbs, rhp, University of Maine (Diamondbacks/9th round)
2013 Draft: Mike Fransoso, ss, University of Maine (Pirates/27th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
2/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0



Massachusetts

Massachusetts State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Impact high school hitters
WEAKNESS: College talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 2

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Northeastern
BEST JUNIOR COLLEGE TEAM: Northern Essex
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: St. John's Prep, Danvers

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
Isan Diaz, ss, Springfield Central HS
WILD CARD: Michael Foster, rhp/2b, Northeastern University

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Massachusetts Connection:
Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt (attended high school in Auburn)
Top 2015 Prospect: Chris Shaw, 1b, Boston College
Top 2016 Prospect: Mike King, rhp, Boston College

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Joe Coleman, rhp, Natick HS (1965, Senators/1st round, 3rd pick)
2009 Draft: Tony Sanchez, c, Boston College (Pirates/1st round)
2010 Draft: Patrick Dean, lhp, Boston College (Twins/3rd round)
2011 Draft: Tyler Beede, rhp, Lawrence Academy, Groton (Blue Jays/1st round, 18th pick)
2012 Draft: Anthony Melchionda, ss, Boston College (Cardinals/14th round)
2013 Draft: Joe Mantoni, rhp, Merrimack College (Reds/18th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
4/4
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Isan Diaz, ss, Springfield Central HS (234)
Andrew Chin, lhp, Boston College (338)
Michael Foster, rhp/2b, Northeastern University (427)



New Hampshire

New Hampshire State-by-State List

OVERALL RATING
(1-to-5 scale): 2

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Franklin Pierce
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Goffstown

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New Hampshire Connection:
Carson Cross, rhp, University of Connecticut (attended high school in Exeter)
Top 2014 Prospect: Jeff Keller, of, Dartmouth
Top 2015 Prospect: Jake Nelson, rhp, Hopkinton HS
Top 2016 Prospect: Manny Cruz, ss, Southern New Hampshire

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Chris Carpenter, rhp, Trinity HS, Manchester (1993, Blue Jays/1st round, 15th pick)
2009 Draft: Nick Santomauro, of, Dartmouth College (Mets/10th round)
2010 Draft: Jose Macias, rhp, Franklin Pierce College (Athletics/18th round)
2011 Draft: Jordan Cote, rhp, Winnisquam Regional HS, Tilton (Yankees, 3rd round)
2012 Draft: Joe Sclafani, ss, Dartmouth College (Astros/14th round)
2013 Draft: Mitch Horacek, lhp, Dartmouth College (Orioles/9th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
10/10
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0



Rhode Island

Rhode Island State-by-State List

OVERALL RATING
(1-to-5 scale): 2

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Bryant
BEST JUNIOR COLLEGE TEAM: CC of Rhode Island
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Bishop Hendricken, Warwick

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Rhode Island Connection:
Tom Verdi, ss, University of Connecticut (attended high school in Warwick)
Top 2015 Prospect: Kyle Wilcox, rhp, Bryant University
Top 2016 Prospect: Jack Patterson, lhp, Bryant University

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Bill Almon, ss, Brown University (1974, Padres/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Eric Smith, rhp, University of Rhode Island (Diamondbacks/2nd round)
2010 Draft: Jeff Vigurs, c, Bryant University (Cubs/22nd round)
2011 Draft: Matt Colantonio, c, Brown University (Padres/22nd round)
2012 Draft: Chris Pickering, lhp, University of Rhode Island (Giants/32nd round)
2013 Draft: Jeff Roy, of, University of Rhode Island (Pirates/18th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
4/4
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 2/0

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Kevin McAvoy, rhp, Bryant University (356)



Vermont

OVERALL RATING
(1-to-5 scale): 1

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Southern Vermont
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Bellows Free Academy

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Vermont Connection:
Mike Triller, of, Clemson (attended high school in Rutland)
Top 2014 Prospect: Nate Swahn, c, Castleton State
Top 2015 Prospect: Rayne Supple, rhp, Champlain Valley HS, Shelburne

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Kirk McCaskill, rhp, University of Vermont (1982, Angels/4th round)
2009 Draft: Joseph Serafin, lhp, University of Vermont (White Sox/37th round)
2010 Draft: None
2011 Draft: None
2012 Draft: None
2013 Draft: None

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
none
High School Players Drafted/Signed: none

 



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