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PGAA's Impact on MLB Playoffs: National League

Jered Goodwin        
Photo: Corey Seager (Perfect Game)

PGAA's Impact on MLB Playoffs: American League


Los Angeles Dodgers

Gavin Lux (2016 Kenosha, WI) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2015 
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2016
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2015 National Showcase Report

Gavin Lux is a 2016 SS/2B with a 6-2, 175 lb. frame from Kenosha, WI who attends Indian Trail Academy. Long, lean, athletic build with young look, plenty of room to fill out and get stronger. Good athleticism and footspeed, ran a 6.88 60-yard dash. Stays low to ground, moves with ease to both sides while playing infield. Soft hands, good overall actions and quick release with solid arm strength, accurate throws. Left-handed hitter, high hands set, slight open stance with knee raise trigger. Line-drive swing plane, short efficient path to ball, very quick hands and impressive bat speed. Good feel for the barrel, projects to hit for high average at next level, shows developing raw power, strength. Good student, verbal commitment to Arizona State University. Named to National Showcase Top Prospect Team. Also was selected to participate in the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of two seasons with the Dodgers
-12 extra base hits
-17 RBI
-Futures Game Selection 

Corey Seager (2012 Kannapolis, NC) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 2012
MLB Debut: 1st Round, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2012

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Corey Seager is a 2012 MIF/3B with a 6-3, 195 lb. frame from Kannapolis, NC who attends Northwest Cabarrus HS. Excellent physical build, square shoulders with tons of projection. Left-handed hitter, big hand coil and wrap to start swing, generates very good bat speed, loose extended swing with lift, ball jumps hard, hand action creates length at beginning of swing. 6.85 runner, very good infield arm strength, plus carry on throws, accurate, third base future but all the tools to be a defensive standout. Brother of Mariners 2B Kyle Seager. Outstanding student, verbal commitment to South Carolina. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-2066 career at bats
-.295 average 
-.863 OPS
-88 Home Runs
-307 RBI
-2016 National League Rookie of the Year
-2020 World Series MVP
-Two time All Star
-2020 NLCS MVP
-Two time Sliver Slugger


Milwaukee Brewers 

Billy McKinney (2013 Plano, TX) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Oakland Athletics, 2013
MLB Debut: 2018 

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Billy McKinney is a 2013 OF/1B with a 6-1, 195 lb. frame from Plano, TX who attends Plano West HS. Strong compact athletic build, live bodied actions. 6.91 runner, good arm strength, very accurate on line throws. Left-handed hitter, very sound swing mechanics, easy bat speed, slight uppercut with extension and lift, back spins the ball, ball jumps hard, looks to pull and drive the ball, gets the ball up in the air. Good student.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of three seasons in the big leagues
-.231 average 
-40 extra base hits

Brett Anderson (2006 Stillwater, OK) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2005
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Arizona Diamondbacks, 2006 
MLB Debut: 2009

How it started:
2005 National Showcase Report

Brett Anderson is a 6-4, 210 lb left handed pitcher from Oklahoma. He was very ill with flu like symptoms during the National Showcase and couldn't pitch in game situations but threw a bullpen at the end of the event for the scouts to see. The son of Oklahoma State coach Frank Anderson, Brett Anderson has very smooth pitching mechanics with a clean arm action. He has command of all three of his pitches and an advanced knowledge of pitching. Anderson has been consistently seen in the low 90's this summer and has pitched at the highest levels with great success. He has a chance to be a very high draft pick next June and ranks as one of the top pitchers in the 2006 class. Anderson is also a 4.0 student off the field.

How it’s going: 
-12 years service time
-186 career starts
-4.06 ERA
-63 career wins
-714 strikeouts 
-Futures Game Selection


San Diego Padres 

Trenton Grisham (2015 Fort Worth, TX) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2014
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Milwaukee Brewers, 2015
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:

Finished as the #8 ranked player in the 2015 class! 

How it’s going: 
-2 years service time
-.243 average
-16 Home Runs
-50 RBI
-2020 Rawlings Gold Glove

Luis Campusano (2017 Augusta, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2016
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, San Diego Padres, 2017
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2016 National Showcase Report

Luis Campusano is a 2017 C/1B with a 6-0, 195 lb. frame from Augusta, GA who attends Cross Creek HS. Strong compact build, especially in the lower half, Molina Family type physical characteristics and tools. Very good one spot quickness behind the plate on defense, quick release on throws with very good on line carry, 1.84 best pop time, very good blocker who will use his body, competes hard behind the plate. Right-handed hitter, deep hand load with a big weight shift into contact, swings hard and uses his lower half well, hits the ball out front and has barrel control, showed big pull power with loud contact but can also drive the ball to RCF, barrel control stands out. Very interesting young catching prospect. Good student, verbal commitment to Missouri. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going
-Made his debut in 2020
-.333 average
-1 Home Run

Eric Hosmer (2008 Cooper City, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2007
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Kansas City Royals, 2008
MLB Debut: 2011

How it started:
2007 National Showcase Report

Eric Hosmer is a 2008 1B/P with a 6-4, 210 lb. frame from Cooper City, FL who attends American Heritage HS. He has a Big League body, with excellent strength and proportions and is in top level shape. Hosmer did nothing in Cincinnati to make anyone question that he is the top hitter in the 2008 class. He is a pure hitter with bat speed, confidence and a very mature ability to adjust to different pitches and make solid contact to all fields. Hosmer realizes he doesn't have to show his light tower power every swing but it's there if he sees his pitch. There haven't been many better in the last generation of high school hitting prospects in our opinion. Lost in the talk about Hosmer's hitting ability as a prospect are his other tools. He is an outstanding defensive first baseman with light feet and soft hands and polished balance round the bag. He threw 92 mph from first in infield drills, which is unheard of from a first baseman, and we've heard he's thrown up to 94 mph this summer from the mound from the left side, although he didn't pitch in Cincinnati. Hosmer has a verbal commitment to Arizona State but he should be one of the top picks in the 2008 draft if nothing steps in his way. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-10 years service time
-5,366 career at bats
-176 Home Runs
-770 RBI
-Two time All Star
-2017 Silver Slugger
-Four time Rawlings Gold Glove winner 


St. Louis Cardinals 

Robert Kaminsky (2013 Englewood, NJ) 
PG All American Classic Year:2012
MLB Draft: 1st Round, St Louis Cardinals, 2013
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Robert Kaminsky is a 2013 LHP/OF with a 6-0, 190 lb. frame from Englewood Cliffs, NJ who attends St Joseph Regional HS. Medium athletic build, fairly physically mature, strong lower half. Simple side step delivery, good balance, hides the ball well and has deception, high 3/4's arm slot, ball comes out of hand very easily. Steady low 90's fastball, topped at 94 mph, mostly straight with occasional small run. Nasty curveball with velocity, hard spin and depth, can manipulate shape of CB and spot it to both sides of the plate, plus/plus pitch, one of the best seen at this level. Rare change up but it was also plus with late diving action and good arm speed. Absolutely no contest vs. hitters.

How it’s going: 
-Made his debut in 2020
-5 games pitched
-1.93 ERA

Jack Flaherty (2014 Burbank, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 1st Round, St. Louis Cardinals, 2014
MLB Debut: 2017 

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Jack Flaherty is a 2014 SS/3B/RHP with a 6-4, 205 lb. frame from Burbank, CA who attends Harvard-Westlake HS. Long and lean athletic build, good present strength with more to come. Very fast for his size, 6.37 in the 60, smooth gliding actions in the infield, looks like a third baseman but has deceptive quickness and speed at shortstop, gets rid of the ball very quick and masks true arm strength, soft hands and comes through the ball well, balanced with body control, highly instinctive player. Right-handed hitter, deep load, easy fluid swing with bat speed, ball comes off hard, consistent hard line drive contact, has leverage without effort, hits under control, drives right centerfield, doesn't show loft power now but likely to in the future. Didn't pitch but is a very successful pitcher as well. Polished player who performs and sees the game in slow motion. Very good student, verbal commitment to North Carolina. Selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-3 years service time
-23 career wins
-3.37 ERA
-482 strikeouts
-2019 All MLB Second Team
-Futures Game Selection

Justin Williams (2013 Houma, LA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Arizona Diamondbacks, 2013
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Justin Williams is a 2013 OF/3B with a 6-3, 215 lb. frame from Houma, LA who attends Terrebonne HS. Extra strong athletic build, room to get even stronger. Left-handed hitter, explosive bat speed, upper deck power, showed game ability to shorten up and drive ball to the middle of the field, busy swing mechanics affect consistency, high ceiling hitter. 6.75 runner, loose arm action, tends to throw uphill, accurate arm, shows range, right field tools. Limited baseball experience compared to his peers, still learning the game, has the strength and athleticism to be a special talent. Verbal commitment to Louisiana State.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 2 seasons in the MLB


Chicago Cubs 

Duane Underwood (2012 Marietta, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Chicago Cubs, 2012
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:
2010 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event

Duane Underwood is a 2012 OF/RHP with a 6-2, 195 lb. frame from Marietta, GA who attends Pope HS. Extra strong, loose athletic build. High level two-way potential. 6.84 runner, very good outfield range, easy plus arm with on line carry and accuracy. Straight stance hitting, present bat speed, good loose extension out front, hands get long to the ball at times, drives the ball hard to right centerfield, aggressive baserunner. Balanced delivery on the mound, long and loose arm action, 3/4's release point, some effort on release, throws downhill. Fastball to 92 mph, some running action, good shape and spin to curveball. Named to the Top Prospect team.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 3 seasons with the Cubs
-30 appearances 
-43 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched 

Dillon Maples (2011 West End, NC) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 11th Round, Chicago Cubs, 2011
MLB Debut: 2017

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Dillon Maples is a 2011 RHP with a 6-3, 197 lb. frame from West End, NC who attends Pinecrest HS. Slender athletic build, room for added strength. Simple turn and throw delivery, very compact arm action, hides the ball well, some drift in delivery, very fast arm. Outstanding fastball velocity, frequently 94-95 mph, occasional hard late run/sink on FB, + curveball velocity in low 80's with hard spin/sharp bite, will flash present + curveball. Has good idea how to pitch and tries to pitch to spots. Very high ceiling young prospect. Verbal commitment to North Carolina. Selected to the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 4 season with the Cubs
-31 appearances 
-39 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched 

Javier Baez (2011 Jacksonville, FL)
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Chicago Cubs, 2011
MLB Debut: 2014

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Javier Baez is a 2011 SS/3B with a 6-1, 205 lb. frame from Jacksonville, FL who attends Arlington Country Day HS. Strong square shouldered build, could get even stronger. Open stance with low hand load, good hitting rhythm, aggressive swing with very good bat speed, shows lift and power, ball jumps off bat hard, confident hitter, consistent hard contact. 6.90 runner, smooth defensive actions at both SS and 3B, good balance actions, quick release, can make the off balance play, throws carry well. Good student. Selected to the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-6 years service time
-2,538 career at bats
-118 Home Runs
-378 RBI
-Two time All Star
-2016 NLCS MVP
-2018 Silver Slugger
-2020 Rawlings Gold Glove 

Kris Bryant (2010 Las Vegas, NV) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2009
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Chicago Cubs, 2013
MLB Debut: 2015

How it started:
2009 National Showcase Report

Kris Bryant is a 2010 3B/1B with a 6-5, 205 lb. frame from Las Vegas, NV who attends Bonanza HS. Tall athletic body, long levers, very projectable strength. Easy low effort swing, huge leverage and lift in swing, can hit them plus high and far, has serious hitting ability, can shorten swing to velo, quick hands. 7.00 runner, best under way, balanced actions defensively, hands are soft. Power could be something extra special. Corey Hart/Dave Kingman comp physically, but maybe better hitter. Early draft prospect. Excellent student, verbal to San Diego. Aflac All-American.

How it’s going: 
-6 years service time
-2,774 career at bats
-142 Home Runs
-414 RBI
-.889 OPS
-2016 MLB MVP
-2015 National League Rookie of the Year
-Three time All Star
-2016 NL Hank Aaron Award

Albert Almora (2012 Hialeah, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Chicago Cubs, 2012
MLB Debut: 2016

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Albert Almora is a 2012 OF with a 6-2, 175 lb. frame from Hialeah, FL who attends Mater Academy. Lean and athletic build, projects very well. 6.88 runner, plays much faster in games. Right-handed hitter, gets loaded well, good timing and trigger, outstanding hitter's hands, quick to the ball, loose and easy bat speed, good extension, ball jumps hard, line drive approach at present, squares everything up. Fearless baserunner who intimidates the defense, very aggressive. Shows plus range in centerfield, good jumps and routes, good release on throws. Potential 5-tool type player. Good student. Verbal commitment to Miami. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 5 seasons with the Cubs
-1,224 career at bats
-95 extra base hits
-.271 average 

Jason Heyward (2007 McDonough, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2006
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Atlanta Braves, 2007
MLB Debut: 2010

How it started:
2006 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase

Jason Heyward is a 2007 OF/1B with a 6-4, 220 lb. frame from McDonough GA, who attends Henry County HS. Heyward has a big league body right now, with tall, angular features and a very broad frame. Someone made a comparison to Ryan Howard at the Showcase and that seemed like a good comparison. Heyward is at the stage of development right now where he can flash is prodigious power and bat speed but most of his solid contact is in the form of hard line drive, some of which just happen to carry a long way. He has a level, line drive swing plane right now and really hasn't learned how to lift the ball consistently. That will come with time. Heyward's primary weakness at the plate now is a tendency to get out front and reach for balls. A continually surprising part of Heyward's game is his speed and baserunning ability. He didn't run the 60 at the Showcase but was 4.34 on a ground ball and stole bases at will, most of the time standing up. He's a very aggressive and very instinctual base runner. Heyward's enjoyment/enthusiasm on the field is obvious. He has the chance to be a very high draft pick next June.

How it’s going: 
-11 years service time
-5,067 career at bats
-150 Home Runs
-601 RBI 
-2010 All Star
-Five time Rawlings Gold Glove winner
-Two time Wilson Defensive Player of the Year awards 

Cameron Maybin (2005 Arden, NC) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2004
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Detroit Tigers, 2005
MLB Debut: 2007

How it started:
2004 National Showcase Report

Cameron Maybin is a very athletic MLB bodied, projectable 6-3, 195 lb. OF from Arden, NC. To no ones surprise Maybin was one of the stars of the showcase, almost matching Justin Upton in his speed/power combination. He put balls out of Tropicana from both sides in batting practice and went long ball to the opposite field in game action as well. Put that together with 6.40 speed in the 60 and you have a world class athlete. He has a MLB ave. arm from the outfield and the other tools are plus or plus plus. He's an exciting outfielder who glides with outstanding range. There is absolutely no reason that Cameron Maybin should not be a Major League star player. He has some things to work on, for example, he's a free swinger who chases a few pitches. Oh, I guess that's about all! He reminds us of Vlad Guererro as a hitter. Cameron is a good student with a not so great SAT. He's a great makeup guy and about a sure of a first round pick as they come. Of course that all depends on signability. Cameron was selected to the AFLAC All American Team.

How it’s going: 
-10+ years service time
-3,796 at bats
-72 Home Runs
-354 RBI
-.256 career average
-Two time Futures Game Selection 


Miami Marlins

Braxton Garrett (2016 Florence, AL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2015
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Miami Marlins, 2016
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2015 National Showcase Report

Braxton Garrett is a 2016 LHP/OF with a 6-3, 190 lb. frame from Florence, AL who attends Florence HS. Long and lean athletic build, projects physically. Simple mechanics, stays compacts and repeats well, pause and balance at the top, 3/4's arm slot with a quick whippy arm coming through. Upper 80's fastball, topped out at 90 mph, gets good cutting action glove side, has been up to 91-92 frequently this summer. Curveball is his best pitch, has sharp biting action and tight spin, has an advanced feel for shaping and locating and over matches quality hitters with it. Flashed a change up that can be developed at the next level. Highest level pitching prospect. Good student, verbal commitment to Vanderbilt. Named to the Perfect Game All-American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-Made his debut in 2020
-Two starts
-8 strikeouts in 7.2 innings pitched 

Trevor Rogers (2017 Carlsbad, NM) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2016
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Miami Marlins, 2016 
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
Finished as the #4 ranked prospect in the 2017 class! 

How it’s going: 
-Made his debut in 2020 
-7 games started
-39 strikeouts in 28 inning pitched

Monte Harrison (2014 Lee’s Summit, MO) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Milwaukee Brewers, 2014
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Monte Harrison is a 2014 OF/RHP with a 6-2, 195 lb. frame from Lee's Summit, MO who attends Lee`s Summit West HS. Large frame, lean athletic build, plus present strength with good quick twitch athleticism. Outstanding performance in the outfield workout, threw 97 mph with accuracy and plus carry, good body control through throwing motion and moves well to the ball. Runs well, in-game speed matches 6.65 60 yard dash time. Upright in the batters box, relaxed approach, little separation of upper and lower halves, pull approach, very good raw bat speed. Has ingredients for power, will need more weight shift through contact to unleash it, strong at contact. Not as polished as a hitter as most other high level position prospects due to three sport background, but has elite tools and upside. If he is able to iron out his swing and develop as a hitter, he has a chance to develop into a rare prospect. Dual-sport verbal commitment to Nebraska (football and baseball).

How it’s going: 
-Made his debut in 2020
-1st career Home Run
-Futures Game Selection 

Brian Navarreto (2013 Jacksonville, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 6th Round, Minnesota Twins, 2013
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Brian Navarreto is a 2013 C/OF with a 6-3, 200 lb. frame from Jacksonville, FL who attends Arlington Country Day HS. Big strong athletic build, very live bodied actions. 6.89 runner, very athletic and quick behind the plate, fast arm with plus arm strength, accurate arm, repeats mechanics, throws runners out, high energy receiver, has top level defensive tools. Right-handed hitter, deep load, stays over back side, good bat speed, strong at contact, generates bat speed, loose out front, shows pull power, hitting tools to improve with adjustments. Defense and athletic ability really stands out.

How it’s going: 
-Made his debut in 2020
-Notched his first 2 MLB hits


Atlanta Braves

Ian Anderson (2016 Rexford, NY) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2015
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Atlanta Braves, 2016
MLB Debut: 2020 

How it started:
2015 National Showcase Report

Ian Anderson is a 2016 RHP with a 6-3, 170 lb. frame from Rexford, NY who attends Shenendehowa HS. Slender young looking build, loose and very projectable physically. Well paced delivery with a side step start, high leg raise, builds momentum to the plate, some backside collapse but drives to the plate in good sequence and uses his lower half well, high 3/4's arm slot with a fast and loose arm. Low 90's fastball, topped out at 93 mph with good downhill plane, gets good sinking action frequently, fastball gets on hitters quickly. Power curveball has tight spin and sharp 12/6 bite at times, swing and miss pitch when located. High ceiling young talent who really projects and knows how to pitch. Verbal commitment to Vanderbilt. Named to the Perfect Game All-American Classic Team.

How it’s going: 
-Made his debut in 2020
-1.95 ERA
-41 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched 
-Futures Game Selection 

Max Fried (2012 Encino, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round, San Diego Padres, 2012
MLB Debut: 2017

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Max Fried is a 2012 LHP/1B with a 6-4, 165 lb. frame from Encino, CA who attends Montclair Prep. Profile pitchers build, still plenty of room to get stronger. Slow paced leg lift delivery, smooth mechanics, high 3/4's arm slot, fast and loose arm. Fastball to 92 mph, late hard sinking action at times. Hard curveball spin, sharp downer bite, potential plus pitch, not consistent yet on curveball release, still developing confidence in change up. Pitches to the bottom of the strike zone with intent. Was 84-87 mph last year, still hasn't reached physical ceiling. Very quick and athletic off the mound, 6.87 runner. Sound hitting mechanics, good looking swing, squares the ball up well, has hitting tools with more strength. Good student, verbal commitment to UCLA. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-3 seasons service time
-26 career wins
-3.52 ERA
-289 strikeouts in 281.1 innings pitched
-2020 Rawlings Gold Glove 

Tyler Matzek (2009 Mission Viejo, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2008
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Colorado Rockies, 2009
MLB Debut: 2014 

How it started:
2008 National Showcase Report

Tyler Matzek is a 2009 LHP/1B/OF with a 6-3, 185 lb. frame from Mission Viejo, CA who attends Capistrano Valley. Matzek was flat out outstanding in the Metrodome. He has good balanced mechanics and a lightning fast arm. He has a very lively fastball that sat at 90-93. He has a sharp curveball and an even sharper slider. He also has a very good change. He commands all of his pitches and has outstanding pitchability. Everything looked easy for him on the mound. He has the total package from the leftside of the mound. Top 2009 early round draft prospect and he is also a good student. Aflac All American

How it’s going: 
-3 season service time
-46 appearances
-3.84 ERA
-149 strikeouts

Austin Riley (2015 Hernando, MS) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2014
MLB Draft: 1st Round Comp, Atlanta Braves, 2015
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2014 National Showcase Report

Austin Riley is a 2015 RHP/3B with a 6-3, 227 lb. frame from Hernando, MS who attends Desoto Central HS. Big strong athletic build, has looseness for his size and strength, mature physically. High level two-way prospect. Well paced low effort delivery on the mound, compact arm action with some hook in back, repeats his mechanics well. Fastball topped out at 92 mph, very good run and sink at times, throws fastball to spots and works ahead. Hard slurvy breaking ball varies between curveball and slider shape, has hard spin and bite and has a feel for locating the pitch. Tends to wrap change up in back and tip the pitch with slower arm speed. Fills up the zone and gets quick outs. Right handed hitter, balanced swing with very good bat speed, big power to the middle of the field and pull side, solid overall swing approach. Good footwork at third base defensively and some quickness for his size, loose quick arm with very good carry on his throws. Can see professional scouts split on which side of the ball he has more potential on. Good student, verbal commitment to Mississippi State. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-2 years service time
-26 Home Runs 
-76 RBI

Freddie Freeman (2007 Villa Park, CA)
PG All American Classic Year: 2006
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Atlanta Braves, 2007
MLB Debut: 2010

How it started:
2006 National Showcase Report

Freddie Freeman is a 2007 left-hand hitting 1st baseman/outfielder from El Modena HS, residing in Villa Park, CA. Freeman has a long, strong, lean build on a well-proportioned 6-2,  200 lb. frame that will continue to fill out. He has long arms and legs that will continue to get stronger as he physically matures. Freeman is one of the top pure hitters in the '07 high school class and was ranked #7 among PG National Top 100 position players. When he is swinging the bat well, he is a fun to watch hit as anyone in this class. Freeman has plus plus hands for hitting. The one thing that he loves to do on the field is to get in that batters box and hit. He gets behind the ball at contact and squares up consistently on time, further adding power to the what his produced by his bat speed and strength. Freeman routinely makes plus barrel contact and produces easy easy power. The ball makes a different sound off his bat than with most players. He has plus power to all fields and at times his power is just explosive. Freeman is not only a power hitter, but a high average hitter as well. He has a short stroke and is much stronger than he looks. He is the type of hitter that can miss the barrel and is still plenty strong enough to not just get the ball over or through the infield, but he can still get into the gaps when he doesn't square up the barrel. To watch him on one of his better days makes a scout imagine 40 dingers in the Big Leagues. One of Freeman's attributes that serves him so well as a hitter is that he has a short memory. When he makes an out or doesn't get a pitch as well as he felt he could, he simply looks forward to his next at-bat. If he ran better Freeman would project well as a right fielder. He has a plus arm and can throw accurately. However, he is a below average runner and likely will stay at first base in pro ball. His hands and footwork are good there and he plays the position well. Freeman ran a 7.80 60 yard time. He is an upper round professional prospect and has verbally committed to Cal State Fullerton. With an average (for him) spring he will go well in the draft and with a big spring, he is a first round candidate.

How it’s going: 
-10 years service time
-5,167 career at bats
-240 Home Runs
-858 RBI
.892 OPS
-Four time All Star
-2020 NL MVP 
-2 time Silver Slugger 
-2019 All MLB Second Team
-2018 Rawlings Gold Glove 
-Two time Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Touki Toussaint (2014 Coral Springs, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Arizona Diamondbacks, 2014
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Touki Toussaint is a 2014 RHP/OF with a 6-2, 195 lb. frame from Coral Springs, FL who attends Coral Springs Christian Academy. Very athletic young build, continues to add strength but is still very loose. Fast paced leg raise delivery, full quick arm circle, energy in his delivery, tends to get cross body at times, high 3/4's arm slot. Fastball to 94 mph, has added a new cutter to his fastball that he uses with confidence. Also more power to his curveball, very hard and tight spin at times, knee buckler at lower speeds, almost has breaking balls working all the way up/down the velocity spectrum. Still gaining confidence in change up. One of the best arms in the class. Selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 3 seasons with the Braves
-6 career wins 
-38 appearances 
-107 strikeouts in 95 innings pitched 

Alex Jackson (2014 Escondido, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Seattle Mariners, 2014
MLB Debut:

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Alex Jackson is a 2014 C/3B/OF with a 6-2, 210 lb. frame from Escondido, CA who attends Rancho Bernardo HS. Outstanding athletic build, unique blend of strength and explosive looseness. Right-handed hitter, gets coiled and moves into contact, calm load and approach, very aggressive swing with plus/plus bat speed, easy over the fence power, ball explodes off the barrel, very high ceiling offensive tools. 6.83 runner, arm strength stands out both in the outfield and behind the plate, very solid mechanics behind the plate, quick feet and quick exchange, can show either elite arm strength or elite pop times. Highest level right field tools on defense should he end up there, also has experience at third base. Top ranked player in the 2014 class, tools are eye opening and performs at a very high level. Verbal commitment to Oregon. Selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 2 seasons with the Braves
-hit .286 in 2020


Cincinnati Reds 

Archie Bradley (2011 Muskogee, OK)
PG All American Classic Year: 2010 
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Arizona Diamondbacks, 2011
MLB Debut: 2015

How it started:
Finished as the #5 ranked prospect in the 2011 class! 

How it’s going: 
-5 years service time
-255 appearances 
-425 strikeouts in 412 innings 
-Futures Game Selection 

Sonny Gray (2008 Smyrna, TN) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2007
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Oakland athletics, 2011
MLB Debut: 2013

How it started:
2007 National Showcase Report

Sonny Gray is a 2008 RHP/IF with a 6-0, 185 lb. frame from Smyrna, TN who attends Smyrna. He has a strong lower half and a looser, slimmer upper 1/2. Gray throws from a high 3/4's release point with some fall off to first base on release but his arm is very quick and the ball comes out of his hand very easily. He has a full delivery but it's fluid and easy and well balanced to release. Gray warmed up throwing 93 mph with little effort and he was consistently 93-95 mph in the game and didn't throw a pitch under 92 mph. Despite the 95's, his real eye opening pitch is a 84 mph curveball that has a downer power bite with excellent depth. Some might be tempted to look at the velo and label it a slider, but it's a curveball with curveball rotation and depth. Gray also shows a nice feel for a young pitcher for a change up. Gray's raw stuff and build is similar to Kyle Drabek, the Phillies first round pick in 2006. Gray is also an outstanding athlete, a highly accomplished football player who can play shortstop and swing the bat with authority. He has a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt.

How it’s going: 
-6+ years of service 
-3.54 ERA
-75 career wins
-1,066 strikeouts in 1,132 innings pitched 
-Two time All Star

Michael Lorenzen (2010 Anaheim, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2009
MLB Draft: 1st Round Comp, Cincinnati Reds, 2013 
MLB Debut: 2015

How it started:
2009 West Coast Prospect Report

Michael Lorenzen is a 2010 OF/P with a 6-2, 175 lb. frame from Anaheim, CA who attends Fullerton Union. Lorenzen has an athletic frame, hits from a square stance, aggressive swing stays on baseball, shows plus bat speed, taking hands straight to ball, quiet approach, uses whole field, defensively solid actions, loose easy arm action, feet work well, ball comes out, plus runner (6.54 sixty). Committed to Cal State Fullerton. He is an excellent student.

How it’s going: 
-6 years service time
-268 appearances 
-3.97 ERA
-385 strikeouts

Lucas Sims (2012 Lawrenceville, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Atlanta Braves, 2012
MLB Debut: 2017

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Lucas Sims is a 2012 RHP with a 6-2, 185 lb. frame from Lawrenceville, GA who attends Brookwood HS. Slender upper half, strong lower half, room to add strength. Big leg raise delivery, high 3/4's release point, some upper body lean, very fast arm coming through. Low 90's fastball, topped at 94 mph, some flat run when down, could work the bottom of the zone more consistently. Curveball best pitch, big size, sharp biting action, same release point as fastball, commands curveball well, buckles some knees. Tends to lower release point on change up, good arm speed and feel, lots of confidence in change and throws plenty of them but it's his 3rd best pitch. Good right-handed swing, has some bat speed. Three potential plus pitches and good feel for pitching. Good student, verbal commitment to Clemson. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-3+ years service time
-4.94 ERA
-151 strikeouts in 142 innings pitched

Robert Stephenson (2011 Martinez, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Cincinnati Reds, 2011 
MLB Debut: 2016

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Robert Stephenson is a 2011 RHP with a 6-3, 180 lb. frame from Martinez, CA who attends Alhambra HS. Long lean athletic build, not close to filling out. Big leg raise delivery, drifts forward, 3/4's slot, not much effort on release. Loose and very fast arm, steady 92-93 mph fastball explodes out of his hand, plenty more velo in there, gets some arm side run. Mid 70's curveball has short tight break, flashed a nice change but rarely used. Big time arm with a ceiling. Good student, verbal commitment to Washington. Selected for the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 5 years with the Reds
-104 appearances 
-222 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched 
-Futures Game Selection

Brian Goodwin (2009 Rocky Mount, NC) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2008
MLB Draft: 1st Round Comp, Washington Nationals, 2011
MLB Debut: 2016

How it started:
Finished as the #34 prospect in the 2009 class! 

How it’s going: 
-3+ years service time
-104 appearances 
-222 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched 
-Futures Game Selection

Jesse Winker (2012 Windermere, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round Comp, Cincinnati Reds, 2012
MLB Debut: 2017

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Jesse Winker is a 2012 OF/LHP/1B with a 6-3, 195 lb. frame from Windermere, FL who attends Olympia HS. Tall well proportioned body, very good strength. Outstanding hitting tools, effortless swing with plus bat speed, very quick hands, sees ball extremely well and knows the strike zone, patient hitter who explodes at the ball, lift in his swing, creates backspin and ball really carries, very confident hitting approach. Has improved defense and athleticism tremendously over the past year, 7.10 runner, strong arm, very sound footwork, accurate throws with a quick release. Also pitched and threw 90 mph from the left side, quick compact arm, threw strikes. Excellent student, verbal commitment to Florida. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-3+ years service time
-889 at bats
-42 Home Runs 
-.280 average 
-.859 OPS
-Futures Game Participant 

Matt Davidson (2009 Yucaipa, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2008
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Arizona Diamondbacks, 2009
MLB Debut: 2013

How it started:
2008 West Coast Top Prospect Showcase Report

Matt Davidson is a 2009 3B/RHP with a 6-3, 205 lb. frame from Yucaipa, CA who attends Yucaipa. Tall strong build, highest-level prospect, extremely strong, very good bat speed, stays inside the ball, patient hitting approach, stays back, goes to the opposite field very well, deep opposite field HR during game, huge raw power potential, relaxed, short clean arm action on the mound, feel for change-up, low effort, works quick, strong student, potential early-round draft pick.

How it’s going: 
-Parts of 5 season in the big leagues
-293 career games
-52 Home Runs
-154 RBI
-Future’s Game Participant and MVP 

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