Game CrossChecker pursues the nation’s summer college leagues more
extensively than anyone, and we’ll be providing comprehensive
coverage over the next several weeks as we recap the 2011 season,
which ended Friday.
We will identify the
top professional prospects that played in some 25 of the nation’s
leading summer college leagues. Through personal observation, contact
with scouts and input from league managers, we’ll focus on those
players who have the greatest chance to succeed at the next level—and
Before we start that
coverage, though, we will unveil our final weekly ranking of the
nation’s top 50 summer-league clubs, along with a story on the No.
On Tuesday, we will
identify our summer-league player of the year, along with our first
summer-league All-America team.
On Wednesday, PG
CrossChecker’s Kendall Rogers will take a look at the top 20
prospects that played for Team USA’s college national team this
summer, with scouting profiles on each.
All that will serve as
an appetizer to our summer-league top prospect reports, which will
begin on Thursday and continue well into September.
The depth of prospect
information provided will vary according to the relative strength of
each league, and to a lesser degree the number of teams in the
league. In the Cape Cod League alone, we’ll rank the top 100
prospects. In all, we’ll identify more than 750 prospects.
information on each league in two stages. Initially, we’ll provide
a raw list (and relevant biographical information) on the top
prospects in each league (LIST on schedule listed below). Then we’ll
follow with mini-scouting reports (REPORT on schedule listed below)
on each ranked player. The number of players we’ve ranked in each
league is noted.
In addition, each league will be given a 'star' ranking based on the strength of talent. Here is the breakdown for those rankings:
**** Elite high-end talent, depth