2011 National Showcase
RHP Nolan Gannon (San Diego, CA, Santa Fe Christian) will be one to keep a close eye on as he sat 90-92 mph early on. Another strong California RHP in the 2012 class.
Connor Baits( San Diego, CA, Point Loma) was the second San Diego RHP to start the game and the 6’5 pitcher looked very good as he pitched in the low 90’s.
Dylan Drawdy (Riverview, FL HS) is an interesting RHP to keep a close eye on as he pitched 87-89 mph with a good breaking ball.
Nathan Kirby (Midlothian, VA, James River HS) was outstanding as he struck out 6 batters in two innings. He pitched very well as his fastball was in the low 90’s and he showed good feel for all of his pitches and showed a nice breaking ball.
Colin Rodgers (Central, LA, Parkview Baptist) was another outstanding LHP. His arm really works well and he has good deception as he pitched in the low 90’s and struck out 5. Outstanding LHP.
Bobby Zarubin (San Diego, CA, Sate Fe Christian) can really play and impressed all weekend.
Calvin Mathews (Bloomfield, IA, Davis County HS) will have all the upper Midwest scouts rushing to check him out over the next year as he looked good and sat 88-91 mph with his fastball.
Jesus Colon (Lyndhurst, NJ,) was very good in two innings of work showing a fast arm and living 90-92 mph. He struck out 5 in two innings.
Frank Grandinette (Orlando, FL, Boone HS) had a nice game showing well with a rocket double in the game and striking out four batters on the mound.
Corbin Olmstead (Tampa, FL, Thomas Jefferson HS) was the last pitcher and was outstanding as he looked good and showed a fastball that was up to 92 mph.
Andrew Pullin (Centrallia, WA HS) is an outstanding outfielder. He showed all weekend that he belongs right with the top players in the class. He has a smooth left handed swing and the ball jumps off his bat. He tripled in the game and showed all the tools. Highest level follow.
RHP Lance McCullers( Tampa, FL, Jesuit HS) was incredible. His arm really works and he sat 97-98 mph. It is really fun to watch him pitch. Absolute electric arm! His curveball is also very sharp and has the potential to be a plus pitch.
Joey Gallo (Henderson, NV, Bishop Gorman) is a big time prospect both ways. We have already seen his big power bat and today he got on the mound and looked very good. He has a power arm and ran his fastball up to 94 mph. He also doubled in the game. Highest level prospect bat and on the mound
RHP Wales Toney(Anderson, SC, T.L. Hanna HS) showed a smooth delivery and a fast arm as his fastball sat 88-91 mph. Interesting young RHP to watch and he struck out 4 batters in his 2 innings of work.
RHP Matthew Sharp (Shreveport, LA, C E Byrd HS) ran his fastball up 89 mph and struck out 4 batters.
Addison Russell (Pace, FL, HS) showed why he is considered one of the top bats in the class as he launched a HR in the game.
RHP Kevin Elder (Elgin, IL, Westminster Christian) looked good running his fastball up to 90 mph. He was very impressive in Jupiter last fall shutting down the powerful FTB Mizuno/St. Louis Cardinals Scout team.
RHP Shane Crouse (Ocoee, FL, West Orange FL) struck out three batters running his fastball up to 89 mph.
LHP Tyler Pike is an outstanding LHP who can flat out pitch. His fastball was 89-91 mph and he struck out 5 batters in 2 innings of work. Very interesting LHP.
One of the highlights of the game was the matchup between top prospects. Billy Nick Williams (La Marque, TX, Galveston Ball HS) and Lance McCullers. Williams had a solid at bat against the flame thrower and lined out to left field.
Courtney Hawkins (Corpus Christi, TX, Carroll HS) is a very interesting all around athlete. He ran a 6.6 sixty last night and has big power and had a triple in this game.
Christian Helsel (Altoona, PA, Altoona Area) is an outstanding hitter and also had a triple in the game and the ball jumped off his barrel.
Jovan Hernandez (Heath, TX, RockwallHeath HS), a primary catcher for the White team, took the mound firstfor Vegas Gold. He showed very good arm strength, hitting 91 withhis fastball and showing a promising upper-70s breaking ball. Hernandez struck out all 3 batters he faced.
Daniel Amos (Fayetteville, GA,Whitewater HS) showed a live arm from a smaller frame. The 5-foot-9righty was up to 90 and sat 87-89, touching 90 a few times, with a73-74 curveball. He struck out 3 in his 2 innings of work.
Kieran Lovegrove (Mission Viejo, CA)offered a more projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 180-pounds, with goodpresent day strength and room for more as he matures. He threwstrikes with his 88-90 fastball that touched 91 and mixed in both a78-80 curveball and 80-82 change.
Robert Condeelis (Mehoopany, PA,Tunkhannock HS) has very good size and strength as a right-handedpitcher, throwing strikes with his 80-84 fastball. He also threw aslow curve at 67-74 and a couple of changeups leading to 3 punchoutsover his 2 innings.
Hunter Newman (Bloomingdale, GA,Calvary Day School) showed arguably the best, most projectable frameof any pitcher in this game. He has good present-day strength withplenty of room for more, and threw his 87-89 fastball for strikes. He also showed a solid mid-70s curve. Newman had a pair ofstrikeouts in his 2 innings.
David Gonzalez (Gainesville, GA) hadthe best pure arm of the Vegas Gold pitchers, reaching 92 and neverdipped below 90. He threw primarily fastballs, but also threw both a75-77 curveball and a 82-83 slider. Gonzalez had 3 strikeouts on the day.
Troy Lewis (Geismar, LA, Dutchtown HS)started the game for team White and pitched the first inning. He isa primary shortstop that threw strikes with a 87-89 fastball and anupper-70s curve.
Jacob Cryts (Schuylkill Haven, PA, BlueMountain HS) has a nice, athletic frame and easy arm strength andoverall delivery. He threw mostly fastballs at 84-87 and mixed insome really nice slow, low-70s curveballs.
William “Bucky” Locke (Baker, FL),who had some nice swing during BP, threw 87-89 consistently. Hethrew almost all fastballs, mixing in just a few curveballs, strikingout a pair in 2 innings.
Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, MA, AustinPreparatory) was yet another projectable right-hander with easy armstrength. He was up to 91 throwing mostly 87-88 fastballs leading to3 strikeouts. His 72-75 curve showed promise, and threw a pair oflow-80s changeups.
Jose Mesa, Jr. (Miramar, FL, FlanaganHS) had strong resemblance to his father on the mound physically witha sturdy frame and was strong through the shoulders. He went withhis fastball almost exclusively, which sat at 86-89 and touched 90. The curveballs he did throw had promise. He too had 3 strikeouts inhis 2 innings of work.
Vincent Jackson (McDonough, GA, LuellaHS) pitched for the White squad as a member of Vegas Gold. Primarily an outfielder, he offered a tall presence for a lefty and a lowthree-quarter release point that created some deception. He threw 84-86.
Matthew Dacey (Wyckoff, NJ, Don BoscoPrep) hit a booming triple off of the wall in right field.
Corey Oswalt (San Diego, CA, JamesMadison HS) had a double in his three trips to the plate.
Corbin Olmstead (Tampa, FL, ThomasJefferson HS) went 2-3 with a pair of singles.
Kyle Overstreet (Boaz, AL) of thePurple team played with Vegas Gold and was 2-2 with a double.
Andrew Pullin (Centralia, WA HS) has a smooth left handed swing and the ball comes off his bat well.
Preston Scott (Hanford, CA HS) took a good BP and showed power and the ball jumped off his bat.
Corey Oswalt (San Diego, CA, James Madison) has a fast bat and has big power potential.
Vincent Jackson( McDonough, GA, Luella HS) is a very interesting left handed hitter with a smooth swing and good hitting tools. He really projects and needs to be followed very closely.
Nelson Rodriguez (New York, NY, George Washington HS) has huge power and knocked one ball off the scoreboard.
Rey Ordonez Jr. Doral, FL, Monsignor, Edward Pace) has a nice projectabls swing.
Andrew Dunlap (Houston, TX, Westbury Christian) showed good bat speed and the ball jumped off his barrel.
Joe Munoz (Hacienda Heights, CA, Los Altos) has a nice smooth swing with good bat speed.
Javoni Thomas (Brooklyn, NY) has a nice left handed swing and showed good power.
Fernelys Sanchez (New York, NY, George Washington HS) is a projectable switch hitter who has a very high ceiling.
Carson Fulmer(Lakeland, FL, All Saints Academy) showed a very fast arm and was able to reach 94 mph multiple times with his fastball.
Walker Weickel (Orlando, FL, Olympia HS) was outstanding today. He has a good delivery and throws downhill and his fastball topped out at 94 mph today.
Courtney Hawkins (Corpus Christi, TX, Carroll HS) The ball came out of his hand well and his fastball was up to 91 mph.
Jon Sandfort (Winter Springs, FL, HS) was another good arm for the Purple team and topped out at 91 mph with his fastball.
Cole Irvin (Yorba Linda, CA, Servite HS) can really pitch and his fastball was up to 90 mph.
Chase Dejong (Long Beach, CA, Woodrow Wilson HS) is a big RHP who ran his fastball up to 91 mph as did RHP Jason Carmichael (Cape Coral,FL, Mariner HS).
Max Fried (Encino, CA, Montclair Prep) is a very good LHP who was 90-92 mph and showed good potential with his breaking ball.
CJ Hinojosa (Spring, TX, Klein Collins) continues to impress with his bat and doubled in the game.
Lucas Sims (Lawrenceville, GA, Brookwood HS) is an outstanding RHP. He has a smooth delivery and he ran his fastball up to 94 mph. Also showed a nice breaking ball. Needs to be followed very closely.
Jamie Patterson(Satsuma, AL HS) and Jackson Stephens (Oxford, AL) both are interesting RHP who threw in the high 80’s.
Jameis Winston (Hueytown, AL HS) is an outstanding two way talent and athlete. He showed it on the mound in this game as he has a nice arm and was able to get up to 92 mph with his fastball.
David Dahl (Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain HS) is an outstanding player. He has a plus arm and can really hit and went 2-2 with a double in this game.
Tomas Nido (Guaynabo, PR,) and Lance McCullers (Tampa, FL Jesuit HS) showed the hitting tools again today as both doubled in the game.
Brent Wheatley (Villa Park, CA, Orange Lutheran) and Tucker Linder (Tallmadge, IN HS) both were up to 88 mph today.
Michael Hadden (Prior Lake, MN HS) is an interesting prospect from the north and showed a 90 mph fastball.
Brady Bramlett (Bartlett, TN, Arlington HS) is one to watch in 2012 and he showed a 92 mph fastball.
Two Iowa commits Devin Pickett (Flossmoor, IL, Marian Catholic) and Blake Hickman (Chicago, IL, Simeon HS) are very interesting hitters and both had doubles in the games.
Zach Ratcliff (Blacklick, OH, Columbus Academy) is a interesting hitter and went 2-2 with a double in the game.
Hunter Virant (Camarillo, CA, HS) looks to be one of the top pitching prospects in the class. The LHP ran his fastball up to 93 mph and showed a nice breaking ball. Looked like a young Cole Hamels.
Ryan McNeil (Nipomo, CA HS) was another outstanding pitcher from California as the RHP ran his fastball up to 93 mph and showed a sharp breaking ball.
Mason Felt (Braselton, GA) showed very well and the LHP was 88-89 mph with his fastball and showed a nice curveball.
Troy Conyers (Lakeside, CA, El Capitan HS) is a big LHP with deception who struck out 3 batters in two innings with his fastball running up to 88 mph.
Austin Fairchild (Deer Park, TX, St. Thomas HS) was another outstanding LHP as his arm really worked well and he sat 88-91 mph with a nice breaking ball.
Skye Bolt (Woodstock, GA, Holy Innocents HS) is a very interesting left handed hitter and he launched a HR in the game.
Steven Golden (San Leandro, St. Francis HS) continues his outstanding weekend with another two hit game. He can flat out play.
Eric Neitzel (Coral Gables, FL, Gulliver Prep) continues his impressive weekend with the bat. He smoked a double and can really hit with very good power.
Alexis Rivera (Kissimmee, FL, Osceola HS) also doubled in the game.
Jake Thompson (Rockwall, TX, Rockwall Heath HS) got the start and is a big strong RHP and was up to 88 mph today. We have seen him up to 90 mph before.
Matthew Crownover (Ringgold, GA HS) Ran his fastball up to 91 mph and he can really pitch.
Malcolm Diaz (Levittown, PR) is another very interesting arm from Puerto Rico that ran it up to 93 mph. A lot of very talented players from Puerto Rico in the 2012 draft class.
Michael Vinson (Miami, FL, Columbus HS) threw well and everything worked well and he was up to 91 mph.
Cody Poteet (Bonita, CA, Christian HS) is a very interesting RHP. He sat 90-92 mph today and showed a nasty curveball. We have seen him up to 94 mph in the past.
Alex Bregman (Albuquerque, NM, Academy HS) can really play and he smoked a double in the game.
Tanner Rahier (Indian Wells, CA, Palm Desert HS) continues to show he is one of the top players in the class and had a double in the game.
Mendez Elder (Atlanta, GA, Grady HS) has shown tools this weekend and drilled a hard triple in the game.
Glen Sawyer(Atlanta, GA, Woodward Academy) and Nathan Mikolas (Kenosha, WI, Bradford HS) both smoked triples in the game and Wilfredo Rodriguez (Carolina, PR) and Albert Almora doubled.