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2005 South Underclass Showcase

2007 Top Prospects

Travis Smith - RHP - 2007 - Austin, TX
Smith is a tall and projectable pitcher with easily the best arm action and leverage to the plate of any showcase prospect. He was 83-85 mph with a hard spinning 69 mph curveball, and both pitches are going to keep getting better, maybe much, much better.

Ross Bruns - LHP - 2007 - Houston, TX
Bruns grades out very similarly as both an outfielder and left handed pitcher. He touches 87 mph from the left side as a pitcher, and combines both an excellent left handed bat and very good speed as an outfielder. He's also a hustling, high performance type of athlete.

Terrance Jackson - OF - 2007 - Carrollton, AL
Jackson is raw tooled but was probably the best pure athlete at the showcase. He can touch 85 mph off the mound and 90 mph from the outfield, run under 7.00 and has very good bat quickness for his age and strength. A high ceiling talent who likes to play.

Michael Fuda - MIF - 2007 - Katy, TX
Fuda is a very projectable young athlete who can just fly, running 6.52 in the 60 and showing game impacting acceleration on the bases. He's a good fielder who should develop some power as a hitter as well.

Lance Marvel - C - 2007 - Texarkana, AR
Marvel combines speed (6.98), size, and strength at a premium position; catcher. He has plenty of arm strength for the position and hits the ball consistently hard at the plate.

Jason Pearce - RHP - 2007 - Sachse, TX
Pearce defines tall and lanky and has size 17 feet. He has a long arm action that generates an 84-86 mph fastball that should steadily increase in velocity. He has a nice change up, and solid breaking ball.

Rudy Garcia - 3B - 2007 - Corpus Christi, TX
Garcia is presently strong and plays a solid third base. His big tool is his bat. Garcia has power to all fields and a simple, efficient swing that generates consistent hard contact.

Brennan Flick - RHP - 2007 - Morgan City, LA
Flick has a good pitcher's frame, and has a quick arm on the mound. His fastball topped out at 87 mph with good running action. Flick has projectable velocity with good upside.

2008 Top Prospects

Brad Dydalewicz - LHP - 2008 - Spicewood, TX
Dydalewicz completely separated himself from the rest of the top prospects by pitching at 86-88 mph from the left side, with two different types of sharp breaking balls, a deceptive change up and a feel for pitching. He has a frenetic, multi-part delivery, but he also has top of the line talent.

David Wright - C - 2008 - Aledo, TX
Wright can play every position on the field well, including pitch at 82-83 mph, and shows excellent baseball instincts and leadership ability along with his baseball tools. He only caught a few innings but we think he is a high ceiling prospect at that position.

Ryan Akins - SS - 2008 - Flower Mound, TX
Akins started as a freshman at shortstop for nationally ranked Flower Mound HS. He's a very gifted athlete with arm strength, smooth actions and very good speed. He's raw with the bat now, but has plenty of time to develop that part of his game.