Perfect Game National Pre-Draft

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Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Friday, May 12, 2006

The Perfect Game National Predraft will take place this coming Monday starting at 10:00 AM. The event is held each May at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Predraft has a long list of past high draft picks who have attended. Carl Crawford (D?€™Rays), Brian McCann (Braves), Jeff Clement (Mariners), Ryan Sweeney (White Sox), Wade Townsend (D?€™Rays), Eric Cordier (Royals), Jason Jaramillo (Phillies), Victor Diaz (Mets), Wes Obermueller (Brewers), Bobby Livingston (Mariners), Jeremy Hellickson (D?€™Rays), Joel Hanrahan (Dodgers), Zach Hammes (Dodgers), Thomas Diamond (Rangers), are just a few of the many big prospects who traveled to Cedar Rapids in the past. Except for Sweeney, that is, because he was from Cedar Rapids.

This year?€™s pre-draft features some of the top pitching prospects in the Midwest. Also highly ranked pitchers from California and Alaska are planning on attending. Those attending include the top pitcher in Iowa, Zach Von Tersch 6-5 RHP who has signed to attend Georgia Tech. The top pitcher in Wisconsin, Tony Butler 6-7 LHP who has signed with Arkansas. The top pitcher in Nebraska, Joe Broekemeir 6-4 RHP who has signed with Nebraska. One of the top pitchers in Arkansas is Evan Cox 6-1 RHP who has also signed with Arkansas. They will all be there along with several other good ones from coast to coast.

It won?€™t just be the pitchers drawing all the attention. Some of the top hitters and position players in the country will be on hand, as well. We are looking forward to again seeing the sweet left handed swings of Matt Holliman (Tennessee), Matt Sweeney (Maryland) and Ben Ihde (Wisconsin). The event should have a little of everything including some good Juco and small college players. Some of the players attending this year?€™s Predraft have been well hidden and could create some serious draft interest. There?€™s never been a year yet when the PG Predraft hasn?€™t produced a few big surprises.

The Predraft rosters change daily and we expect to pick up a few more highly regarded prospects over the weekend. Here is the current list.

Gedron Fabian LHP 6-4 220 L-L FA DOB - 5-3-89   Dominican Republic Free Agent
Tony  Butler LHP 6-7 210 L-L 06 Oak Creek Oak Creek Wisconsin Arkansas
Zach Von Tersch RHP 6-5 200 R-R 06 Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Iowa Georgia Tech
Joe Broekemeir RHP 6-4 180 R-R 06 Aurora Aurora Nebraska Nebraska
Yasser Clor RHP 6-4 200 R-R 06 Wilcox Cupertino California UNLV
Chad Nading RHP 6-5 210 R-R 06 East Anchorage Anchorage Alaska Oregon State
Evan  Cox RHP 6-1 180 R-R 06 North Little Rock Maumelle Arkansas Arkansas
Jack Van Leur LHP 6-4 190 R-L 06 Brandon Valley Brandon South Dakota Creighton
Will Krasne RHP 6-0 195 R-R 06 St Albans School Washington DC Washington DC Stanford
Jeremiah Meiners LHP 6-1 185 L-L 06 St Albans School Silver Springs Maryland Coastal Carolina
Schuyler Tripp LHP 6-2 175 L-L 06 Not In School Drakesville Iowa Was at Indian Hills
Thomas Incaviglia LHP 6-3 200 S-L 06 Not In School Salinas California Was at U of Texas
Mike  Bilicki RHP 6-3 180 R-R 06 WDM Valley Indianola Iowa Johnson County CC
Jake  West RHP 6-1 195 R-R 06 Davenport Assumption Bettendorf Iowa Uncommitted
BJ  Hermsen RHP 6-5 190 R-R 08 West Delaware Masonville Iowa Underclassman
Randy  Rosa C 6-2 235 S-R 06 Clarke College Toa Alta Puerto Rico Clarke College
Johnny  Gunter C 6-2 215 R-R 06 Central Phenix City Alabama Troy
John  Plasha C 6-3 195 R-R 06 Sun Valley Media Pennsylvania Uncommitted
Jeremy  Weih C 6-0 195 R-R 06 Wilton Wilton Iowa Northern Iowa
Danny  Roderick C 6-0 195 R-R 06 Alpharetta Alpharetta Georgia Middle Georgia
Tim Mahler C 6-2 180 R-R 06 South Fork Tequesta Florida Uncommitted
Dustin Sobolik C 6-3 190 L-R 06 Waldorf College Cresco Iowa Waldorf College
Tim  Wheeler 1B/OF 6-5 185 L-R 06 El Camino Sacramento California Sacramento State
Ben  Ihde 1B/OF 6-3 195 L-R 06 Neenah Neenah Wisconsin Wabash Valley JC
Ryan Brincat 1B/OF 6-3 235 L-L 06 OK Arts&Science College Redondo Beach California OK Arts&Science College
Matt Sweeney 1B/3B 6-2 215 L-R 06 Macgruder Rockville Maryland Potomac State
Chris Nash 1B 6-3 230 R-R 06 Johnson County CC Chesterfield Missouri Johnson County CC
Matt  Holliman 3B  6-1 195 L-R 06 Germantown Germantown Tennessee Okaloosa Walton JC
Tyler Slocum SS/RHP 6-0 185 R-R 06 Redemptorist Greenwell Springs Louisiana Okaloosa Walton JC
Erik Hansen SS 6-0 170 R-R 06 Laramie Laramie Wyoming Seward County JC
Wes Munson SS/2B 6-2 187 R-R 06 Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Wisconsin Missouri
Joseph  Sanders SS/3B 6-1 195 R-R 06 Stanhope Elmore Millbrook Alabama Auburn
John  Gilmore SS/3B 6-3 185 R-R 07 City High Iowa City Iowa Junior
Kyle Bradburry 3B/SS 6-2 205 R-R 06 OK Arts&Science College Yukon Oklahoma OK Arts&Science College
Aaron  Jarosh OF 6-0 190 R-R 06 Ankeny Ankeny Iowa Nebraska
Dennis Parker OF 5-11 210 R-R 06 Canyon Springs North Las Vegas Nevada Uncommitted
Demarcus Ingram OF 5-11 175 R-R 06 North Little Rock Little Rock Arkansas Uncommitted
Dusty Kain OF 5-11 170 R-R 06 Simpson College Prairie City Iowa Simpson College
Antonio Callaway OF 6-0 180 R-R 06 Shiloh Lilburn Georgia Chattahoochee Valley JC
Ronald Mello OF 5-11 180 R-R 06 Clarendon JC TX Brooklyn New York Clarendon JC TX
Levi  Ferguson OF 6-0 205 R-R 06 North Mahaska Searsboro Iowa Northern Iowa
Kenny Mickens OF 6-0 190 R-R 06 Spring Valley Las Vegas Nevada San Diego State
Eddie Rush OF 6-0 180 S-R 06 Spartanburg Methodist JC McDonough Georgia Spartanburg Methodist JC
James Brown OF 6-0 185 L-L 06 Simpson College Des Moines Iowa Simpson College
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