2007 Atlantic Coast Top Showcase

Aug 11, 2007 - Aug 12, 2007

Five County Stadium - 1501 NC 39 Hwy Zebulon, NC 27597 Map

2008 Top Prospects

Ryan Arrowood  - RHP - 2008 - Union Mills, NC - USA
When he learns to believe in his curveball, Arrowood will take another step up as a prospect. His 88 mph fastball and quality change up were each the top pitch at the event.

Jacob Golliday  - C - 2008 - Kill Devil Hills, NC - USA
All 5 tools play for Golliday. He threw 79 mph/1.86, has whippy bat speed and can drive it in the gaps, he’s athletic and agile and ran the fastest 60 (7.12) among the catchers.

Trevor Edwards  - C - 2008 - Toronto, ON - CAN
The best game power hitter at the event, Edwards crushed numerous balls deep to center and right center field from a powerful left handed swing. His catching tools are good and his skills developing.

Alex Maruri  - 3B - 2008 - Bronx, NY - USA
Finding the best position will be a challenge for Mauri but hitting looks easy for him. He has excellent bat speed and dominated pitchers in almost every at bat for two days.

Marquis Riley  - 2B - 2008 - Efland, NC - USA
A left handed hitting middle infielder, Riley has advanced hitting tools and power potential. His athleticism really shows defensively in games, although his arm strength will always be questioned.

Jackson Lane  - RHP - 2008 - Huntersville, NC - USA
6-8, 190 and a good athlete. Lane throws 86 now and can spin the ball and his when he cleans up his delivery, there is plenty more velocity there.

Matthew Jordan  - LHP - 2008 - Kingston, NY - USA
Throwing 87 from the left side gets you prospect attention, and the 6-2 Jordan snapped off some good curveballs as well. He could keep improving with some mechanical adjustments.

Connor Gandossy  - C - 2008 - Redding, CT - USA
Gandossy has polished skills both offensively and defensively, including a 1.90 pop time. He shows promise with the bat and developing his power could separate him in the future.

Brett Harris  - RHP - 2008 - Chesapeake, VA - USA
There are plenty of similarities between Harris and Ryan Arrowood (above). Harris topped out at 88 mph, has good athleticism and a nice change up.

River McWilliams  - SS - 2008 - Shaker Heights, OH - USA
McWilliams came to the showcase as a primary middle infielder but looked better as a RHP. He has a very loose arm, throws 87 easily and can spin the ball. He’s a pretty good shortstop/athlete as well.

Steele Myers  - SS - 2008 - Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Myers has polished skills and mature present strength. His best tool is his bat and his line drive gap to gap power. Colleges should like his 86 mph fastball and power curve.

Gavin McCullough  - RHP - 2008 - Stamford, CT - USA
McCullough showed three solid pitches and enough looseness and athletic ability to project them. His fastball topped at 86 mph and his curveball was sharp.

Jerry Battipaglia  - RHP - 2008 - Katonah, NY - USA
Battipaglia is listed at 6-6, 220 and looks every bit of it, if not more. He pitched early at 86-87 mph and showed he could spin the ball and pitch around the strike zone.

Ryan Dull  - RHP - 2008 - Winston-Salem, NC - USA
Dull threw in the mid 80’s with a very loose, live arm and spun a hard curveball. Like many of the event’s top prospects, he was a good athlete with position prospect potential.

Jacob Dixon  - RHP - 2008 - Roanoke Rapids, NC - USA
Dixon is just a solid all around athlete who would really be getting attention if he was 6-2 instead of 5-10. He threw 84-86 consistently with life and a good curveball and had good defensive/hitting tools as well.

Taylor Gouffon  - RHP - 2008 - Knoxville, TN - USA
The 6-4, 180 lb Gouffon is a good athlete with smooth athletic actions, just not a lot of strength. He threw 83-85 mph with a sharp curveball and there’s lots more there as he develops.

Michael Grieco  - C - 2008 - Washington Twp, NJ - USA
Grieco is strong and mature and really swung the bat well. He drove the ball hard in BP and in games. His receiving/blocking skills are mature, too.

2009 Top Prospects

Mike Lubanski  - C - 2009 - Collegeville, PA - USA
A completely different player than his brother Chris. Lubanski is a strongly built athletic catcher with big power potential. They do share a common Lubanski trait; a great work ethic and love of the game.

Blaze Tart  - RHP - 2009 - Durham, NC - USA
Tart is a top outfield prospect, throws 86-87 off the mound and could be a top level 3B prospect as well if he played that position. The ball jumps off his bat hard and he’s very projectable as a 2009.

Greg Harrison  - RHP - 2009 - Hilton Head, SC - USA
Harrison is a two-way prospect as he has very good bat speed and solid athleticism. He throws 88 mph from a deceptive low arm angle with a big sweeping slider.

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