2009 World Showcase

Top Prospects

Joseph Talerico - OF - - Toms River, NJ
Joseph Talerico, OF, 6’1, 190, Toms River, NJ, Brookdale CC. Talerico is a strong athletic outfielder who can do it all. He has a plus arm from the outfield (95mph) and infield (91mph). He also showed big hitting ability and need to be watched very closely. To top it off he got on the mound and was up to 88mph.

Kilvy Pena - LHP - - Santiago, DOM
Kilvy Pena, LHP, 6’1, 180, Santiago, Dominican Republic. Pena is a very interesting young free agent LHP. He has a loose arm that topped at 88 with more in there. Also showed a potential plus curveball.

Hector Gil - MIF - - Santo Domingo, DOM
Hector Gill, MIF, 6’0, 170, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Hector showed very good tools in the workout and is a good defensive MIF. His tools need to be watched.

Joseph Colon - RHP - - Caguas, PR
Joseph Colon, RHP, 6’0, 168, Caguas, PR, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. Colon has a quick, loose arm and was up to 90mph in Fort Myers

Jhoan Delgado - MIF - - San Francisco, DOM

Jose M Rivera - MIF - - Bayamon, PR

2007 Top Prospects

Mario Mitchell - IF - 2007 - Riverview, FL

2008 Top Prospects

Justin Cureton - OF - 2008 - Indianapolis, IN

2009 Top Prospects

David Holmberg - LHP - 2009 - Port Charlotte, FL
David Holmberg, LHP, 6’4, 215, Port Charlotte, FL, Port Charlotte HS. Holmberg throws easy from the left side and reaches 90mph with his fastball. He also showed a potential plus curveball and needs to be followed very closely this spring. He has signed with Florida

Shawn Blackwell - RHP - 2009 - League City, TX
Shawn Blackwell, RHP, 6’5, 195, League City, TX, Clear Creek HS. Blackwell is very projectable RHP and sat in the low 90’s in Fort Myers. His curveball had hard spin and is a potential plus pitch. Knows how to pitch and will be very interesting to watch this spring. He has signed with Kansas

Anthony Gomez - SS - 2009 - Nutley, NJ
Anthony Gomez, MIF, 6’0, 185, Nutley, NJ, Don Bosco Prep. Anthony is an outstanding defensive ability who also shows very well with the bat and runs well. Gomez is a very solid all around player and fun to watch. He has signed with Vanderbilt

Michael Broad - MIF - 2009 - Plantation, FL
Michael Broad, MIF, 5’11, 180, Plantation, FL, Nova. Broad showed very well with the bat in Fort Myers hitting the ball hard every time up. He has the tools and will be followed very closely this spring. He has signed with Miami

Dane Phillips - C - 2009 - Nacogdoches, TX
Dane Phillips, C, 6’2, 195, Nacogdoches, TX, Nacogdoches Central. Phillips a very strong, athletic left handed hitting catcher. Runs very well 6.77, good catch and throws skills, 1.72 and 84mph, and shows big power potential at the plate. There is not much he can’t do. He has signed with Oklahoma State.

Ray Delphey - RHP - 2009 - Tampa, FL
Ray Delphey, RHP, 6’0, 205, Tampa, FL, Alonso HS, Ray showed very good arm strength topping out at 92 in Fort Myers, while also showing a sharp breaking ball and good feel for his change. Delphey has power stuff that needs to be watched. He has signed with South Florida.

Tyler Bighames - SS - 2009 - Estero, FL
Tyler Bighames, SS, 6’2, 198, Estero, FL, Estero HS. Tyler is an athletic infielder with all the tools. He runs well, has a strong arm and a powerful bat. The ball jumped off his bat in the games and he showed very good bat speed. Could really come on this spring. Very interesting all around player.

Eduardo Encinosa - RHP - 2009 - Miami, FL
Eduardo Encinosa, RHP, 6’4, 210, Miami, FL, Miami Coral Park. Encinosa has a big strong frame and good mechanics as his fastball reaches the low 90’s. Projects well and needs to be watched. He has signed with Miami.

Joseph Hudson - C - 2009 - Odessa, FL
Joseph Hudson, C, 6’1, 200, Odessa, FL, Jesuit HS. Hudson looked very good in Fort Myers. He showed very good defensive ability behind the plate and the ability to drive the ball to all fields at the plate. He has singed with Notre Dame and they got a good one.

Reymond Fuentes - OF - 2009 - Manati, PR
Reymond Fuentes, OF, 6’1, 165, Manati, PR, Fernando Callejas HS. Reymond showed lightning quick speed clocking a 6.44 in the sixty. He covers a lot of ground in the outfield and shows promise at the plate. Needs to be followed closely

David Richardson - OF - 2009 - Tampa, FL
David Richardson, OF, 6’0, 185, Tampa, FL, Hillsborough HS. Richardson showed his athletic ability and plus arm strength from the outfield at the world showcase. He was gunned at 95 from right field and showed good bat speed at the plate.

Matthew Heckroth - RHP - 2009 - Tallahassee, FL

Daniel Aldrich - OF - 2009 - Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mason Katz - 3B - 2009 - Harahan, LA

Stephen Seger - OF - 2009 - Houston, TX

Gabriel Babineaux - OF - 2009 - Missouri City, TX

Alex Yarbrough - SS - 2009 - Allen, TX

Tanner Mathis - OF - 2009 - Lake Charles, LA
Tanner Mathis, OF, 6’0 185, Lake Charles, LA, Barbe HS. Tanner is a good looking all around outfielder. He showed good tools in the workout and a nice swing at the plate. He has signed with Mississippi

Tyler Theriot - SS - 2009 - Lake Charles, LA
Tyler Theriot, SS, 6’1, 183, Lake Charles, LA, Sam Houston HS. Tyler looked good at the world showcase with a strong arm across the infield and showed good potential with the bat. He has signed with LSU-Eunice

Garrett Staudt - 1B - 2009 - Richmond, TX
Garrett Staudt, 1B, 6’0, 215, Richmond, TX, Strake Jesuit HS. Garrett has a strong build and showed good strength in his swing and big power potential.

Andrew Zimmerman - RHP - 2009 - Sarasota, FL
Andrew Zimmerman, RHP, 6’0, 178, Sarasota, FL, Riverview HS. Andrew showed good pitchability in Fort Myers and a fastball that topped at 88mph.

Christian Torres - C - 2009 - Miami, FL
Christian Torres, C, 6’0, 185, Miami, FL, Miami Christian HS. Torres has a strong arm behind the plate and also showed good hitting tools

Tim Blackmon - 3B - 2009 - Tampa, FL
Tim Blackmon, 3B, 6’3, 200, Tampa, FL, Thomas Jefferson HS. Blackmon is an athletic infielder with arm strength and showed good power potential at the plate.

Eric Acevedo - 2B - 2009 - Miami, FL
Eric Acevedo, IF, 5’10, 180, Miami, FL, American Heritage HS. Acevedo is a sure handed infielder who can really hit. He has a nice swing and also shows good arm strength.

Max Matra - MIF - 2009 - Coral Springs, FL
Max Matra, IF, 6’1, 165, Coral Springs, FL, Stoneman Douglass HS. Max is a solid all around infielder who shows good hitting tools

Tyler Cardey - OF - 2009 - Jacksonville, FL
Tyler Cardey, OF, 6’2, 190, Jacksonville, FL, Mandarin HS. Cardey is an athletic outfielder who runs and throws well. He showed a nice swing at the plate and projects well.

Christian Kaiser - 3B - 2009 - Kirkland, WA
Christian Kaiser, RHP, 5’10, 185, Kirkland, WA, Lake Washington HS. Athletic RHP was up to 88mph in Fort Myers.

Andrew Rodriguez - OF - 2009 - Union City, CA
Andrew Rodriguez, OF, 5’10, 160, Union City, CA, James Logan HS. One of the faster players at the World Showcase and showed hitting ability. He has signed with San Jose State.

Paul Como - OF - 2009 - Missouri City, TX
Paul Como, OF, 5’11, 190, Missouri City, TX Hightower HS. Como has very good tools and his bat showed big juice in the games.

Tito Marrero - 1B - 2009 - Miami, FL
Tito Marrero, 1B, 6’5, 225, Miami, FL, Miami Christian HS. Tito is a big strong first baseman with big power potential. He has signed with Long Island

Andrew Bartlett - MIF - 2009 - Ocala, FL
Andrew Bartlett, MIF, 6’0, 180, Ocala, FL, Trinity Catholic HS. Andrew is an athletic infielder with good hitting tools. Ran a 6.77 and can also play the outfield

Christopher Smith - OF - 2009 - Tampa, FL
Christopher Smith, OF, 6’0, 175, Tampa, FL, Freedom HS. Smith showed good tools and hit well in the games at the World Showcase.

Robert Cossey - OF - 2009 - Fresno, TX
Robert Cossey, OF, 6’0, 160, Fresno, TX, Hightower HS. Cossey has good outfield tools and showed very good hitting ability in the games

David Fischer - C - 2009 - Oshawa, ON
David Fischer, C, 5’11, 175, Oshawa, ON, Eastdale CVI. David showed very good catch and throw skills with a 1.84 pop time and also showed hitting tools.

Cody Beam - RHP - 2009 - Coon Rapids, MN

Josh Branstetter - C - 2009 - Pensacola, FL

Michael Clark - LHP - 2009 - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Justin Cummings - OF - 2009 - Lawtey, FL

Matthew DeGraauw - 3B - 2009 - Abbeville, LA

Ryan Dineen - MIF - 2009 - Valparaiso, IN

Zachary Elbirt - OF - 2009 - Toronto, ON

Joshua Fein - RHP - 2009 - Pensacola, FL

Brian Frazier - 1B - 2009 - Kingwood, TX

Thomas Goodman - RHP - 2009 - Sarasota, FL

Bryant Howell - 3B - 2009 - Satsuma, AL

Adam Kam - 1B - 2009 - Coral Springs, FL

Shawn McDorman - RHP - 2009 - Niceville, FL

Andrew Ruiz - C - 2009 - Miramar, FL

Michael Russo - C - 2009 - Boca Raton, FL

Ronald Sanchez - C - 2009 - Caguas, PR

Roderick Walker - MIF - 2009 - Fresno, TX

Michael Weatherly - RHP - 2009 - Mesquite, TX

Lee Weld - RHP - 2009 - Dana, IL

Aaron Zaleznik - RHP - 2009 - Newton, MA

2010 Top Prospects

Jameson Taillon - RHP - 2010 - The Woodlands, TX

Nick Castellanos - INF - 2010 - Davie, FL

Ryan Heuler - RHP - 2010 - Bradenton, FL

Ricky Knapp - RHP - 2010 - Port Charlotte, FL

Jonathan Davis - C - 2010 - Missouri City, TX

2011 Top Prospects

Hudson Boyd - RHP - 2011 - Fort Myers, FL