Summer Collegiate | Rankings | 10/10/2018

Coastal Plain top prospects

Photo: Myles Christian (Brent Beerends/MT Athletics)

2018 Summer Collegiate Top Prospect Index

www. coastalplain.com
Year Established: 1997
States Represented: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
No. of Teams: 16
Regular Season Champion (best overall record): Savannah Bananas (37-13)
Postseason Champion: Morehead City Marlins
No. 1 Prospect, 2017: Andre Nnebe, of, Wilson Tobs (Santa Clara)
First 2017 Player Selected, 2018 Draft: Nick Podkul, 2b, Morehead City (Notre Dame; Blue Jays/7th round)

Player of the Year: Austin Pharr, if, High Point-Thomasville (Columbus State)
Pitcher of the Year: Christian Scafidi, rhp, Holly Springs (Pennsylvania)

One of the premier collegiate summer leagues in all of baseball, the CPL enjoyed another successful season in 2018, perhaps earning the unofficial and unquantifiable moniker of “most internet-famous summer league” as well, due in part to their outstanding promotions and overall fun atmosphere. Teams like the Savannah Bananas and Macon Bacon, among others, certainly made it fun for players, fans and even evaluators with their atmospheres in general, and the addition of the Macon club added to the overall depth of the league from a talent perspective as well.

The talent, as it always is, was both very good and very deep, with a great deal of draft-able talent across the next several years on display. Middle Tennessee State infielder Myles Christian earned the top prospect designation this year after coaches raved about his raw power and athleticism, not to mention the fact that he blasted 18 home runs this summer, and with a wood bat nonetheless.

The Morehead City Marlins captured their first CPL title by winning the Petitt Cup Championship against a high-powered High Point-Thomasville offense that included Christian and league Player of the Year Austin Pharr. The deep Marlins’ pitching staff remained steady to the end, carrying the team to a 3-0 record in the playoffs to finish the year with a 34-14 record, the second best mark in the league.

Top 30 Prospects

Rk. Player POS. B-T HT WT Hometown ST School YR Class Last Drafted
1 Myles Christian IF/OF L-R 6-2 180 Olive Branch MS Middle Tennessee State 2019 SO Mariners '17 (18)
2 Tyler Follis RHP R-R 6-4 190 Sulphur Springs LA Lousiana Tech 2019 JR Never drafted
3 Kenny Wells RHP R-R 6-0 180 Lodi OH Seton Hill 2019 JR Never drafted
4 Burl Carraway LHP L-L 5-11 170 College Station TX Dallas Baptist 2020 SO Never drafted
5 Zach McCambley RHP L-R 6-1 210 Stroudsburg PA Coastal Carolina 2020 SO Never drafted
6 Austin Pharr IF/OF L-R 6-1 190 Canton GA Columbus State 2019 SR Never drafted
7 Clay Dungan SS L-R 6-1 190 Yarlstown IN Indiana State 2019 SR Never drafted
8 Danny Cody RHP R-R 6-3 180 Medina OH Baldwin-Wallace 2019 SR Never drafted
9 Riley King 3B R-R 6-0 199 Lawrenceville GA Georgia 2019 R-SO Never drafted
10 Christian Scafidi RHP R-R 6-4 260 Blackwood NJ Pennsylvania 2019 JR Never drafted
11 CJ Smith OF/LHP L-L 6-1 188 Royston GA Georgia 2020 SO Never drafted
12 Zach Keenan RHP R-R 6-5 210 Suwanee GA Middle Tennessee State 2020 SO Never drafted
13 Jonathan Embry C/IF L-R 5-11 180 Louisville KY Liberty 2019 R-JR Never drafted
14 Joey Wiemer OF R-R 6-5 200 Temperance MI Cincinnati 2020 SO Never drafted
15 Taylor Sugg RHP R-R 6-2 190 Greensboro NC North Carolina 2019 SR Never drafted
16 Greg Leban RHP R-R 6-3 225 Bellevue WA Austin Peay 2019 SR Never drafted
17 Paul Hall LHP L-L 6-0 170 Norfolk VA Lenoir Rhyne* 2019 SR Never drafted
18 Andres Perez C R-R 6-7 240 Duluth GA North Georgia 2019 JR Never drafted
19 Brenton Doyle OF R-R 6-4 200 Warrenton VA Shepherd 2019 JR Never drafted
20 Hunter Phillips RHP R-R 6-2 190 Warners Robbins GA South Alabama 2019 R-JR Never drafted
21 Justin Dirden OF L-R 6-3 210 O'Fallon MO Southeast Missouri 2019 SR Never drafted
22 Mason Green LHP R-L 6-1 185 Lenexa KS Central Missouri 2020 SO Never drafted
23 Cade Marlowe OF R-R 6-2 200 Tifton GA West Georgia 2019 SR Never drafted
24 Jordan Dubberly RHP R-R 6-2 188 Hazelhurst GA Georgia 2020 R-FR Never drafted
25 Jonathan Hughes RHP R-R 6-2 190 Flowery Branch GA Georgia Tech 2019 R-JR Orioles '15 (2)
26 Lowell Schipper RHP R-R 6-1 190 Santa Monica CA Richmond 2019 JR Never drafted
27 Cross Factor 3B R-R 6-1 210 Yukon OK Oklahoma State* 2020 SO Never drafted
28 Kendall McGowan OF R-R 5-10 181 Forest City NC Appalachain State 2020 SO Never drafted
29 Cal Gentry SS/2B L-R 6-1 180 Perry GA Georgia College 2019 JR Never drafted
30 Dylan Enwiler IF/OF R-R 6-2 210 Chandler AZ North Carolina 2019 SR Never drafted

* Transfer

Top 10 Prospect Reports

1. Myles Christian, if/of, High Point/Thomasville (Middle Tennessee State/SO in 2019)
A draft-eligible sophomore in 2019, Christian was a highly-followed prospect in high school whose draft stock took a major lift during the summer, when he slashed .310/.391/.702 with eight doubles and 19 home runs. With excellent bat speed and ever-developing strength, Christian’s lefthanded raw power is prodigious and should be quite the draw for scouts this spring, and given that Christian looks like he’s going to play shortstop for MTSU in 2019, that could make his profile all the more enticing.

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