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2009 South Top Prospect Showcase






2010 Top Prospects

Nicholas Rumbelow - RHP - 2010 - Bullard, TX
Rumbelow throws three pitches that show Major League average quality at times in a fastball that topped out at 92 mph, a sharp 81 mph slider and a hard sinking low 80’s change up. He’s also an outstanding student with a verbal commitment to defending NCAA champion LSU.

Nick Sawyer - RHP - 2010 - Carrollton, TX
Sawyer does everything on the field well, including play both shortstop and the outfield at a very high level and swing the bat with power. He topped at 90 mph on the mound with a hard, sharp curveball and a feel for his pitches. Colleges should be all over him for his two-way ability.

Logan Taylor - RHP - 2010 - Tulsa, OK
Taylor has a profile pitcher’s build at 6-5, 205 and a long, loose arm action that produces a 91 mph fastball from an over the top release point. His curveball flashes very hard spin and bite but he still needs to refine his feel/location for the pitch.

Garrett Logan - C - 2010 - Lake Charles, LA
We’ve seen Logan frequently all summer and he remains one of the quickest catchers in the 2010 class, with excellent arm strength and receiving ability. He has surprising power at the plate for his 5-10, 160 lb build.

Cale Coshow - RHP - 2010 - Edmond, OK
Coshaw is extra large at 6-5, 255 lbs but he throws with a loose, effortless arm action and the ball comes out of his hand very cleanly. He topped out at 90 mph with very good late life and also throws a big breaking curveball.

Mark Blackmar - RHP - 2010 - Corpus Christi, TX
Blackmar is a very strong and athletic 6-2, 200 lb outfielder with power and speed (6.95 60). He actually gained more attention from the scouts/college coaches at the showcase for his pitching, as he showed an 88 mph fastball, a sharp 83 mph cutter, a nice curveball and deceptive change and feel for all four pitches.

Jake Anderson - OF - 2010 - Baton Rouge, LA
Anderson has a smooth, easy left handed swing that should produce a high average now and power down the road when he fills out. He’s a 6.9 runner with a strong arm and centerfield type tools defensively.

Carlton Bailey - MIF - 2010 - Texarkana, TX
Bailey is a 6.62 runner with quick actions defensively, especially on the double play turn, and enough arm strength to play shortstop. He’s a line drive hitter with good bat control and a balanced approach at the plate.

Jace Statum - OF - 2010 - Orangefield, TX
Statum is a strong and tightly wound 5-8, 160 lb centerfielder with very good speed (6.63 in the 60). His strength gives him very good bat speed and some power on the pull side. Statum has a verbal commitment to Texas A&M.

Daniel Gerow - C - 2010 - Bellaire, TX
Gerow is an outstanding athlete for a catcher, with 6.74 speed and a rocket arm behind the plate. His defense is ahead of his offense at this point, but he does have nice raw bat speed.

Aaron Morgan - OF - 2010 - Sour Lake, TX
Morgan doesn’t look strong yet at 6-2, 170 lbs but generates very good bat speed right now and should have some serious power when he fills out. He’s a 7.01 runner with very good outfield arm strength.

Colton Bickerstaff - RHP - 2010 - Mineola, TX
Bickerstaff topped out at 89 mph on his fastball and has a nice lower 70’s curveball that he throws for strikes at will to set up his heater.

John Cialone - C - 2010 - Houston, TX
Cialone is a big, strong catcher (6-3, 200 lbs) with excellent arm strength and agile actions behind the plate. He hit a long game home run to the opposite field, showing his strength and bat speed.

Connor Brockenbush - 3B - 2010 - Colleyville, TX
Brokenbush can run (6.97) and shows very good arm strength both in the infield and outfield. He has a short, quick line drive swing that’s going to enable him to hit for a high average at the next level.

Shane Waddell - RHP - 2010 - Mauriceville, TX
Waddell is a big, strong pitcher with a fastball that sat in the 85-88 mph range, but most impressively had very good and consistent late life.

Landon Hallam - SS - 2010 - Edmond, OK
Hallam has good athleticism and shortstop skills to go with sub 7.0 speed, but he showed his two-way tools well, touching 89 mph off the mound with a good downer curveball.

Joel Piper - RHP - 2010 - McPherson, KS
Piper is an extra long and lean 6-6, 205 lb right hander who shows three quality pitches and should keep improving. His fastball was steady in the mid-80’s and he showed nice feel for a sharp slider and deceptive change up.

Tucker Mallon - C - 2010 - Combine, TX
The event had some very good catchers and Mallon was especially impressive defensively. He has the tools to excel at the next level behind the plate but his makeup and approach to the game really made him stand out.

Garrett Lamb - RHP - 2010 - Baytown, TX
The 6-6, 185 lb Lamb was very similar to Joel Piper (see above) in arm strength and projection but without the quality off-speed pitches at present. He has some deception in his delivery and hitters didn’t pick up the ball well against him.

Tanner Kalina - MIF - 2010 - Coppell, TX
Kalina has a nice balance of tools for a shortstop and at 6-2, 180 lbs and athletic, he projects to keep getting better.

Will Abbott - RHP - 2010 - Lewisville, TX
Abbott is a horse at 6-6, 225 lbs but throws from a smooth and easy delivery that shows his athleticism. He topped out at 87 mph and his fastball has very heavy sinking action at the plate.

Ryan Simpson - MIF - 2010 - Flower Mound, TX
Simpson’s most impressive tool was his bat, which is always good to see on an athletic middle infielder. He’s a polished hitter with very good bat speed and some gap power.


2011 Top Prospects

Drake Roberts - MIF - 2011 - Washington, TX
Roberts has a strong, compact build and a nice power/speed combination for a middle infielder. Most impressive in his performance here was the improvement in his arm strength and his actions/ability at shortstop. He’s still a 2011 but has given a verbal commitment to 2009 CWS participant Arkansas.

Harris Rome - OF - 2011 - Houston, TX
Rome is a 2011 prospect and has a young, loose and very athletic 6-1, 170 lb build. He ran 6.75 and threw 90 mph from the outfield (85 mph from the mound) and should further develop both those tools as he gets stronger. Rome’s swing is loose and easy with present bat speed.

BreShon Kimbell - C - 2011 - Mesquite, TX
Kimbell is an imposing athlete at 6-2, 210 lbs and is both strong and loose. That combination results in very impressive bat speed and hitting ability, especially for a catcher. Kimbell was rehab’ing an elbow injury, so he didn’t throw at the event, but he showed athletic, easy catching actions behind the plate.