Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cape Cod League top prospects

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Jim Hogue

2017 Summer Collegiate Top Prospect Index
Year Established: 1885
States Represented: Massachusetts
No. of Teams: 10
Best overall record: EAST - Orleans Firebirds (29-15) WEST - Falmouth Commordores (24-19-1)
Postseason Champion:  Brewster Whitecaps
No. 1 Prospect, 2016: Brady Singer, rhp, Yarmouth-Dennis (Florida)
First 2016 Player Selected, 2017 Draft: Pavin Smith, 1b, Harwich (Virginia; Diamondbacks/1st round)

Most Valuable Player: Greyson Jenista, of, Cotuit (Wichita State)
Outstanding Pitcher: Kris Bubic, lhp, Yarmouth (Stanford)
Top Pro Prospect (as selected by league): Griffin Conine, of, Cotuit (Duke)

The summer of 2017 on the Cape proved to be a fruitful one for scouting staffs as the talent was deep and more than a couple of players stepped up on the big stage to establish themselves of potential high first round selections next June. Orleans had a pair of aces in Stetson’s Logan Gilbert and Mississippi’s Ryan Rolison, both of whom could very easily have been named the No. 1 prospect in the league and appear to be early first round talents at this current junction.

Wichita State has a pair of big bats in Alec Bohm and Greyson Jenista to get excited about in the spring, and after monstrous summers Head Coach Todd Butler should have packed stands throughout the 2018 season. Jenista went on to win the league’s Most Valuable Player award while Duke’s Griffin Conine established himself as one of the best collegiate hitters in the country with a strong summer in Cotuit, hitting alongside Jenista in the heart of the order.

While Orleans and Cotuit both hard formidable lineups, it was the Brewster Whitecaps who was the last team standing, and did so in impressive fashion. Not only did Head Coach Jamie Shevchik’s club take each of their three series to a game three, they also had to go through the gauntlet of Eastern Division clubs as they thwarted Yarmouth-Dennis’ attempt at a four-peat before taking down one of the favorites in the Orleans Cardinals. Their 2-0 victory over the Bourne Braves in game three brought the CCBL Championship to Brewster for just the second time and for the first time since 2000.

With the summer coming after a long spring season, plenty of talented players made brief cameos on the Cape while others did a quick tour in Massachusetts before heading to the USA Collegiate National Team and thus weren’t included in the list below. To find the top prospect list, with reports, from Team USA, click

Also considered for the list was UC-Irvine's Cameron Bishop, a 26th round selection of the Baltimore Orioles, who ultimately signed with the club after impressing in his 11 innings on the Cape.

Top 60 Prospects

Rk. Player POS. B-T HT WT Hometown ST 2018 School YR Class Last Drafted
1 Logan Gilbert RHP R-R 6-6 210 Apopka FL Stetson JR 2018 Never drafted
2 Ryan Rolison LHP R-L 6-3 200 Jackson TN Ole Miss SO 2018 Padres '16 (37)
3 Griffin Conine OF L-R 6-1 200 Weston  FL Duke JR 2018 Marlins '15 (31)
4 Alec Bohm 3B R-R 6-5 225 Omaha NE Wichita State JR 2018 Never drafted
5 Austin Bergner RHP R-R 6-4 195 Windermere FL North Carolina SO 2018 Red Sox '16 (38)
6 Greyson Jenista 1B/OF L-R 6-4 210 Eudora KS Wichita State JR 2018 Never drafted
7 Kris Bubic LHP L-L 6-3 220 Cupertino CA Stanford JR 2018 Never drafted
8 Hogan Harris LHP L-L 6-3 205 Lafayette LA Louisiana JR 2018 Never drafted
9 Shea Langeliers C R-R 6-0 200 Keller  TX Baylor SO 2019 Blue Jays '16 (34)
10 Tristan Pompey OF B-R 6-4 200 Mississauga ON Kentucky JR 2018 Twins '15 (31)
11 Tanner Dodson RHP/OF B-R 6-2 180 Elk Grove CA California JR 2018 Mets '15 (31)
12 Nico Hoerner SS/2B R-R 6-0 200 Oakland CA Stanford JR 2018 Never drafted
13 Daniel Lynch LHP L-L 6-6 190 Richmond VA Virginia JR 2018 Never drafted
14 Griffin Roberts RHP R-R 6-3 210 Midlothian VA Wake Forest JR 2018 Twins '17 (29)
15 Trevor Larnach OF L-R 6-4 213 Pleasant Hill CA Oregon State JR 2018 Padres '15 (40)
16 George Janca SS R-R 6-2 190 Georgetown TX Texas A&M JR 2018 Never drafted
17 Ryan Zeferjahn RHP R-R 6-4 205 Topeka KS Kansas SO 2019 Rays '16 (37)
18 Niko Decolati OF R-R 6-1 215 Las Vegas NV Loyola Marymount JR 2018 Never drafted
19 Matt Mercer RHP R-R 6-2 180 Olympia WA Oregon JR 2018 Never drafted
20 Michael Toglia 1B/OF B-R 6-5 205 Gig Harbor WA UCLA SO 2019 Rockies '16 (35)
21 Zack Hess RHP R-R 6-6 200 Forest VA Louisiana State SO 2018 Yankees '16 (35)
22 Jimmy Herron OF R-L 6-1 195 Harleysville PA Duke JR 2018 Yankees '17 (31)
23 Noah Davis RHP R-R 6-2 195 Huntington Beach CA UC Santa Barbara JR 2018 Never drafted
24 Josh Smith SS L-R 5-10 175 Greenwell Springs LA Louisiana State SO 2018 Tigers '16 (38)
25 Jake Wong RHP R-R 6-2 200 Chandler AZ Grand Canyon JR 2018 Never drafted
26 Ryan Feltner RHP R-R 6-4 210 Hudson OH Ohio State JR 2018 Blue Jays '15 (25)
27 Jason Bilous RHP R-R 6-2 175 Wilmington DE Coastal Carolina JR 2018 Dodgers '15 (29)
28 Adely Rutschman C B-R 6-2 210 Sherwood OR Oregon State SO 2019 Mariners '16 (40)
29 Alex McKenna OF R-R 6-2 200 Canyon Country CA Cal Poly JR 2018 Twins '15 (38)
30 Adam Hill RHP R-R 6-6 215 Anderson SC South Carolina JR 2018 Padres '15 (39)
31 Jonathan India 3B R-R 6-2 195 Coral Springs FL Florida JR 2018 Brewers '15 (26)
32 Carlos Cortes 2B/OF L-B 5-7 197 Oviedo FL South Carolina SO 2018 Mets '16 (20)
33 Logan Davidson SS B-R 6-3 185 Charlotte NC Clemson SO 2019 Phillies '16 (30)
34 Drew Mendoza 3B/1B L-R 6-4 210 Minneola FL Florida State SO 2019 Tigers '16 (36)
35 Tyler Baum RHP R-R 6-1 175 Ocoee FL North Carolina SO 2019 Never drafted
36 Zac Susi C L-R 6-1 200 Southington CT Connecticut JR 2018 Never drafted
37 Robert Neustrom OF L-L 6-2 208 Sioux City IA Iowa JR 2018 Never drafted
38 Bryan Hoeing RHP R-R 6-6 220 Batesville IN Louisville JR 2018 D'Backs '15 (32)
39 Jake Mangum OF B-L 6-0 185 Pearl MS Mississippi State JR 2018 Yankees '17 (30)
40 Brett Kinneman OF L-L 6-0 195 York PA North Carolina State JR 2018 Never drafted
41 Josiah Gray RHP R-R 6-0 190 New Rochelle NY Le Moyne JR 2018 Never drafted
42 Tony Locey RHP R-R 6-3 237 Columbus GA Georgia SO 2019 Never drafted
43 Nicholas Quintana 3B R-R 5-11 192 Las Vegas NV Arizona SO 2019 Red Sox '16 (11)
44 Hunter Bishop OF L-R 6-5 210 San Carlos CA Arizona State SO 2019 Padres '16 (24)
45 Kyle Bradish RHP R-R 6-4 190 Goodyear AZ New Mexico St. JR 2018 Never drafted
46 Graeme Stinson LHP L-L 6-5 245 Norcross GA Duke SO 2019 Never drafted
47 Connor Kaiser SS R-R 6-4 195 Overland Park KS Vanderbilt JR 2018 Never drafted
48 Nick Dunn 2B L-R 5-10 175 Sunbury PA Maryland JR 2018 Never drafted
49 Josh Stowers OF R-R 6-1 200 Westchester IL Louisville JR 2018 Never drafted
50 Kyle Isbel OF L-R 6-0 185 Fontana CA UNLV JR 2018 Never drafted
51 Ethan Paul 2B L-R 5-10 175 Bellevue WA Vanderbilt JR 2018 Never drafted
52 A.J. Graffanino SS B-R 6-2 170 Peoria AZ Washington JR 2018 Indians '15 (26)
53 Jack DeGroat RHP R-R 6-2 195 Purcellville VA Liberty JR 2018 Never drafted
54 Cole Sands RHP R-R 6-3 215 Tallahassee FL Florida State JR 2018 Astros '15 (22)
55 Mitchell Miller LHP L-L 6-4 189 Covington  GA Clemson SO 2019 Never drafted
56 Antoine Duplantis OF L-L 5-11 175 Lafayette LA Louisiana State JR 2018 Never drafted
57 John Rooney LHP L-L 6-5 225 Melrose NY Hofstra JR 2018 Never drafted
58 Jameson Hanna OF L-L 5-10 185 Flower Mound TX Dallas Baptist JR 2018 Never drafted
59 Ashton McGee 2B/3B L-R 6-1 205 Goldsboro NC North Carolina SO 2018 Never drafted
60 Justin Hooper LHP  R-L 6-7 235 San Ramon CA UCLA JR 2018 Brewers '15 (25)

Top 30 Prospect Reports

1. Logan Gilbert, rhp, Orleans (Stetson/JR in 2018)
Within a few pitches of watching Stetson’s Logan Gilbert, the tall and ultra-projectable righthander quickly checks several boxes that scouts are looking for regarding a high-end, premier draft selection. And when you take everything Gilbert currently brings to the table and consider there’s a good chance he hasn’t hit his ceiling yet, you’re looking at one of the most interesting arms in all of college baseball. His athleticism is clear immediately as he controls his long 6-foot-6 frame like a pitcher who’s 6-foot-1, repeating his mechanics extremely well pitch-to-pitch with a deliberate tempo and an overall ease to his release. With his long levers Gilbert manages to work on top of the baseball very well, generating hard downhill plane on his fastball while sitting in the 93-96 mph range while showing the ability to locate to either side of the plate. It won’t come as much of a shock if reports begin to circulate this upcoming spring that Gilbert is running his fastball into the upper-90s as the physical projection, ease of arm action and continued refinements to his delivery all suggest another jump. Over 37 1/3 innings on the Cape Gilbert did nothing but fill the zone, miss bats and post zero after zero as he finished with a mere 1.93 ERA and better than a strikeout-per-inning while walking just six batters. His curveball will grade out above average at times, showing depth and bite through the zone into the low-80s while his slider offers more tilt in a similar velocity band.

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