2013 Sunshine West Showcase
2013 Top Prospects
- OF - 2013 - Manhattan Beach, CA
Left handed bat really stood out in both BP and in game ABs. Good hand-eye coordination, balanced swing with good bat speed. Runs well, potential to develop power as he begins to fill out his long lean frame.
- LHP - 2013 - Pacific Grove, CA
Tall left hander who ran his fastball up to 87 mph with a smooth easy arm action. Hard spinning curveball up to 78 mph, has some upside with projection.
- 2B - 2013 - La Puente, CA
- OF - 2013 - Mission Viejo, CA
- RHP - 2013 - Escondido, CA
2014 Top Prospects
- 3B - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Showed draftable tools across the board. Showed big time power in BP, hit well in games, threw 90 mph across the infield with very good defensive actions. Large projectable build, prototypical 3B prospect.
- OF - 2014 - Glendora, CA
Continued to show outstanding tools across the board. Improved OF throwing velocity to career best 97 mph and improved 60 yard dash time to 6.59. Showed ability to hit for both average and power from the left side, also played MIF where he is developing well.
- RHP - 2014 - Los Alamitos, CA
Strong candidate for top overall prospect from the event, definite top pitching prospect from the event, in spite of presence of other highly talented pitchers. Good build, showed good command of 94 mph fastball, arm really works, big upside.
- RHP - 2014 - Seal Beach, CA
XL frame, long arm action, low effort upper 80s fastballs with projectable arm action. Topped out at 89 with late life and backed it with a potential plus curveball.
- RHP - 2014 - Palmdale, CA
Advanced pitching prospect who showed good command of upper 80s fastball and has been in the low 90s at PG events before and since, quality curveball and knows how to pitch. Also showed well with the bat.
- SS - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Outstanding defensive actions in the infield, really stood out in games. Also showed big time hitting tools with good bat speed and raw power.
- RHP - 2014 - Chula Vista, CA
Polished pitcher who showed good feel and pitchability, topped out at 89 with good command and a pair of quality offspeed pitches.
- RHP - 2014 - Alpine, CA
Athletic pitcher who ran his fastball up to 90 mph and showed a promising curveball. Solid hitter as well.
- 3B - 2014 - La Verne, CA
Strong athletic build with a high level bat, stood out in BP and then carried it over into the games.
- OF - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Continued development makes him a really promising hitting prospect with good peripheral run and throw tools for strong profile as an outfield prospect. Remaining physical projection gives potential for long term upside with further development.
- SS - 2014 - Pasadena, CA
Continued to do what he does best: hit. Excellent game at-bat against (No. 4) Tylor Megill, hard line drive to left center field was the only hit Megill allowed in three otherwise dominant innings.
- RHP - 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Big velocity jump over the past 12 months, increased velocity from topping out a 81 mph at the 2012 Sunshine West Showcase to 88 mph this year.
Ricky Tyler Thomas
- LHP - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Highly projectable LHP, topped out at 84 but projects for much more with loose easy arm action and long athletic frame with plenty of room to fill. Also showed well with the bat as an outfielder.
- OF - 2014 - Fresno, CA
Solid two-way player, good hitting tools and also up to 85 mph on the mound.
- OF - 2014 - Lake View Terrace, CA
Big athletic outfield prospect, skills still catching up to tools but has big long term upside once he starts to put the pieces together.
- C - 2014 - Kirkland, WA
Stood out for his ability to receive and block behind the plate, also showed well in the outfield and at 3B, hit well also.
- SS - 2014 - Burbank, CA
Advanced middle infielder, quality hit tool and solid defender.
- RHP - 2014 - Encino, CA
Strong bodied RHP up to 87 mph with good control and solid three pitch mix.
- 3B - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Two-way prospect who only played 3B in this event, likely would have ranked higher had he shown the same high level ability on the mound that he later showed at the WWBA 17u National Championship. Tall athletic build, well coordinated, impressive hitting tools.
- SS - 2014 - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Standout hitter with emerging power, also mid 80s on the mound.
- RHP - 2014 - Henderson, NV
Fastball up to 89 mph with a loose arm action that suggests there may be further increases in velocity.
- 3B - 2014 - West Covina, CA
Strong bodied corner infielder, showed well with the bat and displayed very good footwork defensively.
- SS - 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Projectable young athlete with a very well rounded set of tools, once skills begin to catch up could develop into impressive ballplayer.
- RHP - 2014 - Santa Clarita, CA
Very solid on both sides of the ball and also pitched.
- RHP - 2014 - Oceanside, CA
Solid two-way player with well rounded skill set and remaining physical projection.
- SS - 2014 - West Jordan, UT
- RHP - 2014 - Chino Hills, CA
- 1B - 2014 - La Mesa, CA
- 2B - 2014 - Valencia, CA
- 1B - 2014 - San Diego, CA
- OF - 2014 - Studio City, CA
- C - 2014 - Cypress, CA
- MIF - 2014 - Azusa, CA
- LHP - 2014 - La Canada, CA
- RHP - 2014 - Pasadena, CA
- 1B - 2014 - Chula Vista, CA
- RHP - 2014 - Phoenix, AZ
2015 Top Prospects
- 1B - 2015 - Santa Clarita, CA
Massive power, big strong build, showed some feel for hitting and easily the best power from the 2015 class in attendance...and possibly of any class at this event. Quality defensive 1B who showed ability to pick low throws in dirt well.
- RHP - 2015 - Las Vegas, NV
Primary shortstop who really turned heads on the mound. Still growing into frame and not fully coordinated or polished as a pitcher but has major upside there and topped out at 88 mph. Best upside of the 2015 class from this event.
- 1B - 2015 - San Marcos, CA
Advanced hitter, really swung the bat well in games after standing out in batting practice.
- C - 2015 - El Cajon, CA
Excellent catch and throw ability, good defensive catcher who has offensive upside as a switch hitter with power potential.
- RHP - 2015 - San Diego, CA
Impressive young RHP with advanced ability, ran fastball up to 86 mph. Also showed well with the bat.
- 3B - 2015 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Big power bat, also showed well on the mound with 86 mph fastball and arm strength for 3B and RF as well.
- SS - 2015 - Encinitas, CA
Big bodied infielder with big-time raw power, chance to become an impact player with skill development.
- C - 2015 - Agua Dulce, CA
Hitting tools stood out with consistent hard line drives and ability to use all fields, solid behind the plate.
- OF - 2015 - San Diego, CA
Projectable athletic build, advanced hit tool with a chance to develop power as he matures physically. Good run and throw tools in the outfield as well.
- 3B - 2015 - Temecula, CA
Talented two-way prospect, solid tools across the board, hit well and played a quality 3B, also ran fastball up to 87 mph.
- RHP - 2015 - Chino, CA
- OF - 2015 - Fremont, CA
- SS - 2015 - Clovis, CA
- C - 2015 - Mission Viejo, CA
- MIF - 2015 - Chandler, AZ
2016 Top Prospects
- SS - 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
Athletic young shortstop who not only plays quality defense up the middle, but also stands out with the bat. Exciting young prospect.
- OF - 2016 - Newport Beach, CA
High upside with the bat, big power potential, already showing good bat speed with more to come.
- 3B - 2016 - Long Beach, CA
Interesting young two-way prospect, big power potential and mid 80s fastball on the mound.
- OF - 2016 - Encinitas, CA
Highly projectable outfielder, already showing quality tools at a young age with plenty of long term upside. Athletic CF who swings the bat well from the left side.
- 3B - 2016 - San Diego, CA
Big framed outfielder with a solid arm and a whole lot of power potential, good upside with the bat, also pitched.
- 3B - 2016 - Coronado, CA
Impressive two-way prospect, was impressive on the mound, but power potential at the plate makes at least as interesting with the bat, if not even more.
John (Jack) McCarthy
- OF - 2016 - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Strong arm, good athlete, showed well in both the IF and OF and swung the bat well. Has a lot of potential.
- OF - 2016 - Santa Clarita, CA
Hit well in games and in BP, young athletic outfielder with a chance to develop.
- RHP - 2016 - San Diego, CA
Tall projectable young pitcher who showed a quality breaking ball and a lot of potential.
- RHP - 2016 - Chula Vista, CA
Promising young two-way player with good potential across the board. Low 80s fastball already, hits well with power potential, solid athlete with present ability in the OF.
- 1B - 2016 - San Diego, CA
- RHP - 2016 - Encino, CA
- LHP - 2016 - La Verne, CA
- OF - 2016 - El Cajon, CA
- C - 2016 - Carlsbad, CA
2017 Top Prospects
- SS - 2017 - La Jolla, CA
Advanced infield actions, attacks the baseball, quick actions, chance to become a high level defensive middle infielder.
- RHP - 2017 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Already has fastball into the low 80s before first day of high school, upside on the mound and swung the bat well.