2011 Sunshine West Showcase Top Prospect
Here is an early look at the top prospects from this weekends Sunshine West Showcase. A more complete list will follow after all of the scouting notes have been compiled and reports have been completed.
Lucas Giolito – 2012 – RHP – Santa Monica, CA – HarvardWestlake HS – Giolito looked like a potential first round pick in hisouting. The big right hander throws iteasy and the ball jumps out of his hand. He sat at 93 MPH with his fastball with good down plane and arm side runto it. He also showed a sharp slider forstrikes.
CJ Saylor – 2012 – C/RHP – West Covina, CA – South Hills HS– Saylor is a top level defensive catcher with advanced catch and throwtools. He threw 84 MPH with a 1.83 poptime in the workout. Saylor threw 86-88MPH from the mound with a loose quick arm action.
Stephen Gonsalves – 2013 – LHP/OF – San Marcos, CA –Cathedral Catholic HS – Gonsalves sat at 87-89 with his fastball and touched 90MPH. He has a deceptive delivery and theball comes out of his hand clean. Gonsalves also showed a good swing with good bat speed with pullsidepop.
Adrian De Horta – 2013 – RHP – La Puente, CA – South Hills HS– DeHorta is a tall projectable RHP with an 86-89 MPH fastball touching 90MPH. The ball comes out of his handclean and his velocity projects. He’s ahigh level follow for the 2013 class.
Brent Wheatley – 2012 - RHP – Villa Park, CA – OrangeLutheran HS – Wheatley has a big 6-4/215 lb body that projects. He uses a short quick arm action withprojectable velocity. Wheatley has asharp overhand 12/6 CB with bite.
Bobby Zarubin – 2012 – SS/RHP – San Diego, CA – Santa FeChristian HS-Zarubin is an athletic player running a 6.86 60 yard dash and alsothrew 89 MPH across the infield. Heshowed athletic actions defensively and a good swing with bat speed at theplate. Zarubin also looked good on themound pitching at 86-88 MPH.
Joe Munoz – 2012 – MIF – Hacienda Heights, CA – Los AltosHS-Munoz has an athletic build, solid defensive actions plus carry, threw 86across diamond, glove plays, at the plate shows athletic swing with bat speedand good bat control, ran a 6.91.
Daniel Robertson – 2012 – 3B – Upland, CA – Upland HS-Robertson showed great defensive actions during the work out and continue hisoutstanding play during the game, showing soft hands and a quick transfer andrelease, he threw 87 across the diamond, showed good bat speed with line driveswing plane at the plate.
Chase DeJong-2012-RHP/OF-Long Beach, CA-Woodrow Wilson HS-DeJonghas an athletic build, good arm strength, threw 91 from the OF and topped outat 90 on the mound, was in control of game during his outing throwing a 11-5curveball consistently for strikes to go with his fastball.
Gosuke Katoh – 2013 – MIF – Poway, CA – Rancho Bernardo HS –Katoh is an athletic defensive player with real good actions and a very quickrelease. He ran a 6.69 60 and showed batspeed at the plate.
Kiko Garcia – 2014 – RHP – Chula Vista, CA – St. AugustineHS – Garcia showed good arm speed with a clean arm action on the mound. He gets good down plane on his fastball andhis velocity projects. He’s a good youngfollow for 2014.
Ian Clarkin – 2013 – LHP – San Diego, CA – James Madison HS– Clarkin has a loose quick arm action combined with a deceptive delivery. The ball comes out of his hand clean and hepounds the strike zone with his 88 MPH fastball.
Charles Moorman – 2012 – C – Lakeside, CA – El Capitan HS –Moorman showed advanced catch and throw tools as well as advanced receivingskills. He has good arm strength andconsistently puts his throws on the base. Moorman also showed good bat speed with a good approach at the plate.
PJ Conlon – 2012 – LHP – Placentia, CA – El Dorado HS –Conlon showed very good pitchability throwing three pitches for strikes. His fastball was at 85-88 MPH with goodarmside run. Conlon showed good feel forhis curveball and change up as well.
Tim Willittes – 2013 – RHP –Scottsdale, AZ – Desert Mountain HS – Willittes is a projectable 6-5/200 lb.RHP. He uses a balanced low effortdelivery and his arm works well. Hisvelocity projects and should be followed closely for velocity gains.
Steve Carr – 2011 – RHP – Escondido, CA – San Pasquale HS –Carr showed arm strength from a clean arm action at 83-86 MPH. He threw a good 11/5 slider for strikes andshowed good feel for it.
Dillon Jackson – 2013 – LHP/1B – Scottsdale, AZ – ChapparalHS – Jackson touched 87 MPH with his fastball with a clean arm action. He also has a 1/7 curveball and developingchange up that shows promise. He alsohas a sound swing and swings on a line drive plane. The ball jumps some and he has good batspeed.
Colin Winters – 2013 – OF/LHP – Carlsbad, CA - La CostaCanyon HS-Winters has a strong physical body and projects. He has big time pop at the plate with verygood bat speed. He also pitched at 82-85MPH with a clean arm action. Good followfor 2013.
Preston Scott – 2012 – 3B – Hanford, CA – Hanford HS - Scott showed big time bat speed with goodpop. He showed big power potential aswell. Scott showed good defensiveactions too.
Reggie Southall – 2012 – MIF – Inglewood, CA – Serra HS -Southallhas good actions at SS with a quick release. He also showed good bat speed with a line drive swing path.
John Gamble – RHP/3B-Escondido, CA-Santa Fe Christian-Gamblehas an athletic frame, short to baseball and good extension through it, ran a6.75 and threw 86 from the OF.
Parker Bugg – 2013 – RHP – San Diego, CA – Rancho BernardoHS-Bugg has a lean projectable build, velocity projects well, topped at 86.
David Oppenheim-2012-OF-Mercer Island, WA-Mercer Island HS-Oppenheimshowed good pope from the left side, good bat speed and the ball really jumpedoff his bat at times, he also ran 6.84.
Corey Oswalt – 2012 – 3B – San Diego, CA – James Madison HS -Veryathletic defensive actions, projects more of 3B than SS at the next level,threw 92 across diamond, he showed good bat speed and pop at the plate.
Ty France – 2012 – 3B-West Covina, CA-South Hills HS-Showedgood bat speed at the plate, aggressive approach, makes consistent solidcontact, defensively, has nice defensive actions, glove plays, has quick hands,quick transfer and release.
Vahn Bozoian – 2012 – OF-Chino Hills, CA-Ayala HS-Plus athleticbuild, showed good bat speed, has solid contact to all fields, defensively goodarm strength throwing 92 from the OF and 91 from 1B, the ball really carriesout of his hand.
Niko Contreras – 2013 – OF-Glendora, CA-Glendora HS-Leanprojectable build, solid defensive actions, threw 87 from the OF with carry,showed a nice opposite field approach during BP, stayed inside the ball well.
Dalton DiNatale -2012-3B/SS-Parkland, FL-Calvary ChristianAcademy-Has strength in swing, solid pull contact, shows good bat speed, goodactions on the INF, comes through well, threw 89 across diamond and ran a 6.87.
David Carpenter -2014 –LHP – Oceanside, CA – Calvary Christian HS – Young frame, sat in the low80’s on the mound topping out at 85, will be fun to watch develop.
CJ Burdick – 2013 – RHP – San Diego, CA – Serra HS – Goodarm speed, sat mid 80’s topping at 86, showed a nice 11/5 curveball with goodspin, has feel for change up.
Austin Cipres – 2012 – OF/RHP – Murrieta, CA – MurrietaValley HS – Athletic with a strong arm threw showcase best 93 from OF to homeduring work out, should a quick short swing to the ball, makes solid contact.
Carter Johnson – 2013 – OF – Lean athletic, good defensiveactions, clean arm, ball comes out well and has good carry, threw 88 from OF,short to ball with good extension, shows bat speed.