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Cape Cod League top prospects

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Andrew Vaughn (Cal Athletics)

2018 Summer Collegiate Top Prospect Index

www.capecodbaseball.org
Year Established: 1885
States Represented: Massachusetts
No. of Teams: 10
Best overall record: EAST – Orleans Firebirds (29-15) WEST – Falmouth Commodores (25-19-1)
Postseason Champion:  Wareham Gatemen
No. 1 Prospect, 2017: Logan Gilbert, rhp, Orleans (Stetson)
First 2017 Player Selected, 2018 Draft: Joey Bart, c, Harwich (Georgia Tech; Giants/1st round)

Most Valuable Player: MatthewBarefoot, of, Hyannis (Campbell)
Outstanding Pitcher: Adam Laskey, lhp, Wareham (Duke)
Top Pro Prospect (as selected by league): J.J. Bleday, of, Orleans (Vanderbilt)

As we see every summer, the 2018 season on the Cape saw swarms of scouts flocking to Massachusetts as they began their lists for the 2019 June draft. Whether players are from a Power 5 program or a mid-major, they were able to leave their mark as they established themselves among the best. That includes players like J.J. Bleday of Vanderbilt, who took home the league’s Top Pro Prospect award, or Matthew Barefoot of Campbell, who was honored as the league’s MVP after hitting an impressive .379 over 140 regular season at-bats.

Due to the scheduling of the USA Collegiate National Team this summer several players were able to make longer reservations on the Cape this summer, leaving their mark on the league as each of the top four prospects suited up for the Red, White and Blue. The Pac-12 slug-fest last spring between Cal’s Andrew Vaughn and Arizona State’s Spencer Torkelson continued on the Cape as Torkelson blasted 10 home runs while Vaughn countered with five, though his overall hit tool and comfort in the box earned him the top spot on this list.

While the list is position player heavy at the top, West Virginia righthander Alek Manoah made arguably as much noise as anybody this summer, proving to be not only a physical presence at 6-foot-7, 270-pounds, but also one with a big arsenal highlighted by a fastball that topped out at 97 mph. Pitchers are showcased up and down the list, some with big stuff others with advanced pitchability and feel. Adam Laskey of Duke was tabbed the league’s Most Outstanding Pitcher after a big summer on the mound.

At the end of the summer it the Wareham Gatemen who hoisted the Arnold Mycock Trophy, sweeping the championship over the Chatham Anglers. Just as he had all summer, Florida International’s Austin Shenton continued to a hot bat, going 2-for-4 with three RBI in the clincher, allowing head coach Don Sneddon and the Gatemen to bring a championship back to Wareham for the first time since 2012. Shenton was named the PG/Rawlings Summer Collegiate Player of the Year as a result.


Top 65 Prospects

Rk. Player POS. B-T HT WT Hometown ST School YR Class Last Drafted
1 Andrew Vaughn 1B R-R 5-11 215 Santa Rosa CA California JR 2019 Never drafted
2 Spencer Torkelson 1B/OF R-R 6-2 210 Petaluma CA Arizona State SO 2020 Never drafted
3 Bryson Stott SS L-R 6-2 195 Las Vegas NV UNLV JR 2019 Never drafted
4 Will Holland SS R-R 5-11 185 Lawrenceville GA Auburn JR 2019 Never drafted
5 Matt Wallner OF L-R 6-5 220 Forest Lake MN Southern Miss JR 2019 Twins '16 (32)
6 Alek Manoah RHP R-R 6-7 270 Miami FL West Virginia JR 2019 Never drafted
7 Michael Toglia OF/1B B-R 6-5 220 Gig Harbor WA UCLA JR  2019 Rockies '16 (35)
8 JJ Bleday OF L-L 6-2 205 Panama City Beach FL Vanderbilt JR 2019 Padres '16 (39)
9 Noah Campbell SS B-R 6-0 195 Durham NC South Carolina SO 2020 Padres '17 (19)
10 Greg Jones SS B-R 6-1 180 Cary NC UNC-Wilmington SO 2019 Orioles '17 (17)
11 Michael Busch 1B/OF L-R 6-1 210 Inver Grover Heights MN North Carolina JR 2019 Never drafted
12 Kyle Stowers OF/1B L-L 6-3 205 El Cajon CA Stanford JR 2019 Never drafted
13 Will Robertson OF L-L 6-1 220 Loose Creek MO Creighton JR 2019 Never drafted
14 Logan Davidson SS B-R 6-3 190 Charlotte NC Clemson JR 2019 Phillies '16 (30)
15 Ryne Nelson RHP R-R 6-4 190 Henderson NV Oregon JR 2019 Never drafted
16 Austin Shenton 3B L-R 6-0 200 Bellingham WA FIU JR 2019 Indians '16 (34)
17 Zach Watson OF R-R 6-0 165 Ruston LA Louisiana State JR 2019 Red Sox '18 (40)
18 Matt Canterino RHP R-R 6-2 205 Southlake TX Rice JR 2019 Never drafted
19 Logan Wyatt OF L-R 6-4 225 Louisville KY Louisville JR 2019 Never drafted
20 Tyler Dyson RHP R-R 6-3 225 Bradenton FL Florida JR 2019 Never drafted
21 Ricky DeVito RHP B-R 6-3 175 Staten Island NY Seton Hall JR 2019 Never drafted
22 Bryant Packard 1B/OF L-R 6-3 210 Greenville NC East Carolina JR 2019 Never drafted
23 Austin Langworthy OF L-L 5-10 200 Williston FL Florida JR 2019 Reds '16 (31)
24 Erik Miller LHP L-L 6-5 230 St. Louis MO Stanford JR 2019 Never drafted
25 Austin Bergner RHP R-R 6-5 200 Windermere FL North Carolina JR 2019 D'Backs '18 (32)
26 Christian Koss SS R-R 6-2 185 Riverside CA UC Irvine JR 2019 Never drafted
27 Steven Williams OF/C L-R 6-3 215 Albany GA Auburn SO 2020 Yankees '17 (35)
28 Drew Mendoza 3B/SS L-R 6-4 220 Minneola FL Florida State JR 2019 Tigers '16 (36)
29 Jesse Franklin OF L-L 6-2 210 Seattle WA Michigan SO 2020 Mariners '17 (37)
30 Adam Laskey LHP L-L 6-3 205 Barrington NJ Duke JR  2019 Giants '16 (31)
31 Andrew Daschbach OF/1B R-R 6-3 225 Atherton CA Stanford JR 2019 Rays '16 (40)
32 Quin Cotton OF R-R 5-11 200 Parker CO Grand Canyon JR 2019 Rockies '16 (38)
33 Hunter Bishop OF L-R 6-4 215 San Carlos CA Arizona State JR 2019 Padres '16 (24)
34 Blake Sabol C/OF L-R 6-3 205 Aliso Viejo CA Southern California JR 2019 Indians '16 (33)
35 Kenyon Yovan RHP R-R 6-3 215 Beaverton OR Oregon JR 2019 Mariners '16 (32)
36 Zach Peek RHP R-R 6-3 200 Forest VA Winthrop JR 2019 Never drafted
37 Levi Stoudt RHP L-R 6-2 195 Pennsburg PA Lehigh JR 2019 Never drafted
38 Cameron Cannon 3B/SS R-R 5-11 190 Chandler AZ Arizona JR 2019 D'Backs '16 (21)
39 Jonny Deluca CF B-R 6-0 185 Agoura Hills CA Oregon SO 2019 Twins '17 (39)
40 Nick Quintana 3B R-R 5-10 190 Las Vegas NV Arizona JR 2019 Red Sox '16 (11)
41 Pat DeMarco OF R-R 5-9 190 Staten Island NY Vanderbilt SO 2019 Yankees '17 (24)
42 Jeff Belge LHP L-L 6-4 220 Syracuse NY St. John's JR 2019 Red Sox '16 (32)
43 Garrett Stallings RHP R-R 6-2 205 Chesapeake VA Tennessee JR 2019 Never drafted
44 Davis Daniel RHP R-R 6-0 190 Montgomery AL Auburn JR 2019 Brewers '18 (11)
45 Spencer Brickhouse 1B L-R 6-4 220 Zebulon NC East Carolina JR 2019 Never drafted
46 Chris Murphy LHP L-L 6-1 185 Granada Hills CA San Diego JR 2019 Never drafted
47 George Kirby RHP R-R 6-4 207 Rye NY Elon JR 2019 Mets '16 (32)
48 Reid Detmers LHP L-L 6-2 210 Chatham IL Louisville SO 2019 Braves '17 (32)
49 Michael Massey SS/2B L-R 6-1 185 Palos Park IL Illinois JR 2019 Never drafted
50 John Rave OF L-L 6-0 185 Bloomington IL Illinois State JR 2019 Red Sox '16 (35)
51 Jared Triolo OF R-R 6-4 220 Austin TX Houston JR 2019 Never drafted
52 Spencer Steer 3B R-R 5-11 190 Long Beach  CA Oregon JR 2019 Indians '16 (29)
53 Gabe Holt 2B/OF L-R 5-10 170 Bonaire GA Texas Tech SO 2019 Never drafted
54 David Hamilton SS L-R 5-11 170 San Marcos TX Texas JR 2019 Angels '16 (28)
55 Davis Wendzel INF R-R 6-1 200 San Clemente CA Baylor JR 2019 Red Sox '18 (37)
58 Hunter Gaddis RHP R-R 6-5 215 Canton GA Georgia State JR 2019 Never drafted
56 Kyle Hurt RHP R-R 6-3 205 Rancho Santa Fe CA Southern California SO 2019 Phillies '17 (34)
57 Jared Horn RHP R-R 6-4 225 Napa CA California JR 2019 Brewers '16 (20)
59 Jacob Wallace RHP R-R 6-1 185 Metheun MA Connecticut JR 2019 Never drafted
60 Aaron Schunk SS R-R 6-2 205 Decatur GA Georgia JR 2019 Never drafted
61 Tyler Fitzgerald SS R-R 6-3 200 Rochester IL Louisville JR 2019 Red Sox '16 (30)
62 Tanner Morris SS L-R 6-2 180 Crozet VA Virginia SO 2019 Never drafted
63 Matthew Barefoot OF R-L 6-0 205 Dunn NC Campbell JR 2019 Never drafted
64 Peyton Burdick OF R-R 6-0 205 Batavia OH Wright State R-JR 2019 Never drafted
65 Trey Benton RHP R-R 6-5 200 Cerro Gordo NC East Carolina JR 2019 Never drafted


Top 30 Prospect Reports

1. Andrew Vaughn, 1b, Wareham (California/JR in 2019)
While he may not have the typical build often associated with first base at 5-foot-11, Vaughn arrived on campus as a primary infielder and could potentially move to a corner outfield position at the next level. Wherever Vaughn eventually calls home defensively there will be no mistaking his abilities with the stick as he has as much of a track record as any in college baseball. Vaughn has done nothing but shine during his first two years at Cal hitting .349-12-50 as a true freshman before taking home the Golden Spikes award last spring after hitting .402-23-63. His swing is geared to an all-fields approach with plenty of barrel skill and lots of strength, showing easy plus raw power while showing an advanced approach at the dish. Simply put, Vaughn is one of the best pure hitters with some of the best strength the 2019 draft class has to offer and he topped it off with an exceptional stint on the Cape in which he hit .306-5-14 prior to his time with USA.


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