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2009 National Academic Showcase






2009 Top Prospects

Brendan Maghini - 1B - 2009 - Madison, CT
Brandon is a very strong athletic kid with surprising speed. He showed strength in his swing and a good approach at the plate.


2010 Top Prospects

Christian Venditti - OF - 2010 - Newtonville, MA
Christian is a strong, athletic kid with solid all-around tools. He has a very strong arm and good bat speed and was arguably the top position player at the event.

Zach McCulley - LHP - 2010 - Cantonment, FL
Zach was arguably the top pitcher at the event as well as the one with the most interesting projection. He has a long and loose frame, clean arm action, polished delivery, and good command of 3 pitches. He also showed some tools at the plate.

Jacob Perschke - IF - 2010 - Katy, TX
Jacob is an athletic infielder with polished defensive and offensive skills. He showed a feel for the game and hustled during games.

Patrick Camporini - LHP - 2010 - Safety Harbor, FL
Patrick is another solid lefty on the mound. He has a low effort delivery with solid stuff and showed an idea how to pitch.

Taylor Cato - RHP - 2010 - Senoia, GA
Taylor is an athletic kid and a potential 2-way player in college. He raked in games and showed the best fastball of the weekend on the mound.

Mark Tatera - MIF - 2010 - Eagan, MN
Mark is an athletic kid who is good behind the plate or in the MIF and his arm plays well from both spots. He also shows a good, short swing with good plate discipline.

Justin Sisbarro - 1B - 2010 - Lititz, PA
Justin is an athletic kid with room for strength and has an easy swing at the plate that produces consistent, hard contact.

Ryan Brush - OF - 2010 - Cartersville, GA
Ryan is athletic and has very good speed. He showed a smooth swing with some good pop and covered ground well in the OF.

Dan Valladares - RHP - 2010 - Wyckoff, NJ
Dan is a tall slender righty that projects more velocity and shows an idea how to pitch.

Phillip Gianakos - RHP - 2010 - Lebanon, NJ
Philip has a good pitcher’s frame and good arm strength. He throws strikes and has tight spin on his CB.

Nathan Kukowski - SS - 2010 - Brentwood, TN
Nathan is an athletic kid and he showed plus actions in the infield. His swing produced solid contact and he also showed promise on the mound.

Jake McGuiggan - SS - 2010 - Hingham, MA
Jake is an athletic kid with some projection in his body, showed good actions and footwork in the infield and a good swing with some pop. Projects all-around with strength.

Connor Murphy - RHP - 2010 - Winnetka, IL
Connor has a good pitcher’s frame and a good arm. He showed good mound presence with an easy delivery and a sharp breaking CB.

William Benenson - 3B - 2010 - Montclair, NJ
William showed promise with his bat and raked in games with plenty of extra base hits.


2011 Top Prospects

Ian Kukowski - C - 2011 - Brentwood, TN
Ian was arguably the top underclassman of the weekend. He is a very polished switch-hitter for his age and showed promising defensive skills.

AJ James - MIF - 2011 - Concord, NC
AJ is a good, young prospect with a great feel for the game already. He made some athletic plays in the field and showed projectable tools at the plate.

Colin Egan - RHP - 2011 - Medford, MA
John has lean, athletic body with plenty of projection. He is a high energy player with tools that project across the board.