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PGAA's Impact on MLB Playoffs: American League

Jered Goodwin        
Photo: Carlos Correa (Perfect Game)

These are the Perfect Game All American alumni who were listed on 2020 American League rosters of teams that made a postseason run. Some of the former PGAAs are just starting to make their mark in the Big Leagues while others are deeply rooted as a handful of the best players in today's game. Their impact in helping to win a World Series title for their cities are highlighted in our “how it started/how it’s going” series. By clicking on a players name and following the link to their Perfect Game profile you'll be able to access showcase video from their prep days and see how they've developed over the years. 

Tampa Bay Rays


Michael Zunino (2009 Cape Coral, FL)
PG All American Classic Year: 2008
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Seattle Mariners, 2012
MLB Debut: 2013

How it started:
2008 National Showcase Report

Michael Zunino is a 2009 C/3B with a 6'2'', 185 lb. frame from Cape Coral, FL who attends Mariner HS. Zunino is a solidly built very athletic catcher who can hit. He is quick, with arm strength behind the plate as shown by his 1.82 pop and 81mph throws from behind the plate. He also has the ability to play 3B or the OF and can run as he was clocked in at 6.76 in the sixty. At the plate he has very good bat speed and big power potential. He has a good approach and his hands work well in his swing. The ball comes off his bat well and jumps to all fields. He has verbally committed to the Florida Gators, but will also create strong draft interest. Aflac All American

How it’s going:
-Eight years service time
-108 career Home Runs
-2018 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year.

Austin Meadows (2013 Frayson, GA)
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2013
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:

2012 National Showcase Report

Austin Meadows is a 2013 OF/1B with a 6-3, 200 lb. frame from Grayson, GA who attends Grayson HS. Excellent athletic build, tall slender and strong. Outstanding runner, 6.31 in the 60, easy runner, will have plus outfield range, footwork/throwing mechanics still developing, has some raw arm strength. Left- handed hitter, late tight load, short swing to the ball, quick hands, short path to the ball, some uppercut in swing plane, big pull power, not a classic power swing but ball jumps and disappears. Top of the line physical tools and really projects with skills. Verbal commitment to Clemson.

How it’s going:
-Three years service time
-.276 average, .853 career OPS
-2019 American League All Star.


Toronto Blue Jays 

AJ Cole (2010 Winter Springs, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2009
MLB Draft: 4th Round, Washington Nationals, 2010
MLB Debut: 2015

How it started:
2009 National Showcase Report

A.J. Cole is a 2010 RHP with a 6'5'', 190 lb. frame from Winter Springs, FL who attends Oviedo HS. Atletic pro profile build, very projectable. Long smooth fluid arm action, arm is plus fast coming through. FB up to 95 mph in dome, we have seen up to 98, should be steady plus FB in future, heavy at plate when low. CB shows tight spin, hard biting action, potential plus MLB pitch. Developing change. Extremely high ceiling prospect, early draft prospect. Good student, verbal to Miami. Aflac All-American.

How it’s going: 
-Five years of service time
-103 Appearances with 201 strikeouts.

Sean Reid-Foley (2014 Jacksonville, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Toronto Blue Jays, 2014
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Sean Reid-Foley is a 2014 RHP with a 6-3, 208 lb. frame from Jacksonville, FL who attends Sandalwood HS. Tall slope shouldered build, good present strength. Back turn delivery, uses his lower half well, loose very fast arm coming through, has deception in his delivery, 3/4's arm slot. Consistent low 90's fastball, topped out at 94 mph, consistently plus fastball life, cuts at times, runs at others, velocity comes easily. Power curveball up to 80 mph with hard spin and biting action, tends to lower elbow on curveball release but doesn't impact quality. Works very quickly and throws strikes, struck out all six hitters he faced with minimal resistance. Impressive performance. Good student, verbal commitment to Florida State. Selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Three years of service time
-71.2 innings pitched with 76 strikeouts. 

Reese McGuire (2013 Kent, WA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012 
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2013 
MLB Debut: 2018 

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Reese McGuire is a 2013 C/3B with a 6-1, 190 lb. frame from Kent, WA who attends Kentwood HS. Square shouldered athletic build, strong with room for more strength. Outstanding defensive catcher, cat-like quickness shifting, blocks balls as well as any HS catcher in many years, very quick release on throws, 1.84 best pop, threw 83 mph between innings, sacrifices arm strength for quickness/accuracy at times. Left-handed hitter, open spread stance, gets too wide with his base at times, very good bat speed, explodes hands at the ball, makes game adjustments to shorten up, has lift/power but can also take ball the opposite way, still developing real identify as a hitter but has the tools. Defense and athleticism stands out, plays the game hard. Good student, verbal commitment to San Diego.

How it’s going: 
-Three years service time
-.243 average with a .725 OPS

Cavan Biggio (2013 Houston, TX)
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 5th Round, Toronto Blue Jays, 2016
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Cavan Biggio is a 2013 3B/2B with a 6-1, 185 lb. frame from Houston, TX who attends St. Thomas HS. Medium athletic build, some present strength with room to add more. Left-handed bat, high hand set up, quick hips and quick hands, stays compact and direct to ball, squares up everything hard, can drive ball hard to LCF or pull it with lift, sees the ball, very advanced feel for hitting. 7.00 runner, quick hands and exchange, playable arm strength, has some lateral range Bat is a special tool at any position. Good student, verbal commitment to Virginia.

How it’s going: 
-Two years service time
-.240 average with a .798 OPS

Rowdy Tellez (2013 Elk Grove, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 30th Round, Toronto Blue Jays, 2013
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Rowdy Tellez is a 2013 1B/OF with a 6-5, 250 lb. frame from Elk Grove, CA who attends Elk Grove HS. Extra large build, David Ortiz/Ryan Howard look, extremely strong. Left-handed hitter, big swing with ability to pull and lift the ball, wrapped start, quick hands, smooth swing, whips the barrel through the zone, upper deck power, looking to get his hands out and extended, can get beat inside but can loose balls over the plate. 7.42 runner, good footwork around the bag, has improved his athleticism over the past year, big target at first base. Won the Rawlings Home Run Derby. One of the premier power hitters in the 2013 class. Good student, verbal commitment to Southern California.

How it’s going: 
-Three years service time
-.250 average with a .797 OPS 


New York Yankees


Gerrit Cole (2008 Santa Ana, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2007
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2011
MLB Debut: 2013

How it started:
2007 National Showcase Report

Gerrit Cole is a 2008 RHP with a 6'3, 190 lb. frame from Santa Ana, CA who attends Orange Lutheran HS. He has a present strong build with broad shoulders and some projection. Cole has electric stuff and throws with minimal effort and a simple delivery. His fastball was consistently 94-96 mph and had very late, hard boring life at times. Cole's slider was 81 mph with good bite and plenty of depth and he showed nice feel for a change up, unsual for a young power pitcher. The most impressive thing about Cole, aside from how easily he throws high velocity fastballs, is that he shows a mean streak on the mound and attacks hitters with an aggressive purpose. He has the chance to be a very high draft pick next June should he maintain the stuff and approach he showed in Cincinnati. Cole has committed to UCLA. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Eight years of service time
-204 games started, 1430 strikeouts, 3.19 ERA 
-Largest contract ever by a pitcher
-Three time All Star
-All MLB First Team 


Clint Frazier (2013 Loganville, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 2013
MLB Debut: 2017

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Clint Frazier is a 2013 OF/3B with a 6-0, 190 lb. frame from Loganville, GA who attends Loganville HS. Extremely strong tightly wound body, 100% quick twitch fiber. Right-handed hitter, straight stance, short rock back load, late quick hand hitch to start swing, extraordinary bat speed, very short swing arch, plus/plus raw power without length or effort, patient hitter who sees the ball and explodes on it. 6.42 runner, former third baseman now in the outfield, centerfield tools, has had a tender arm but still showed plus raw arm strength. Five-tool talent and can use them. Good student, verbal commitment to Georgia.

How it’s going: 
-Three years service time
-.258 average with a .806 OPS 
-Futures Game selection

Aaron Hicks (2008 Long Beach, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2007
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Minnesota Twins, 2008
MLB Debut: 2013

How it started:
2007 National Showcase Report

Aaron Hicks is a 2008 OF/P with a 6'1, 160 lb. frame from Long Beach, CA who attends Wilson HS. He has a greyhound body with lean, long features and tons of projection. Quite simply, Hicks has all the tools. He's a 6.45 runner who has both a long, easy stride in the outfield and a quick first step stealing bases. Hicks' arm strength is almost silly; we don't believe he was completely healthy at the showcase with stiffness behind his shoulder but he still threw 97 mph from the outfield (!!) and 95 from the mound with an 83 mph curveball. Hicks is a switch-hitter who looks to be pretty balanced as far as bat speed and approach is concerned from both sides of the plate. He's an aggressive hitter who takes a full cut at the ball and shows plus bat speed. If anything, Hicks might have to cut down his length/aggressiveness in his swing. There is no "hit the ball on the ground and run" to Hicks' approach, he's trying to crush the ball and has the tools to do it. It's a testament to Hicks' tools and ceiling as an outfielder that his 95/83 mph pitching ability is an afterthought. He's a first round type talent on both sides of the ball and that doesn't happen too often. A true 5-tool player. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Eight years service time
-.235 average with a .734 OPS
-88 career Home Runs. 


DJ LeMahieu (2007 Bloomfield Hills, MI) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2006
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Chicago Cubs, 2009
MLB Debut: 2011

How it started:
2006 National Showcase Report

D.J. LeMahieu is a 2007 right hand hitting shortstop/3rd baseman from Brother Rice HS, residing in Bloomfield Hills, MI. LeMahieu has a long, rangy, athletic build on a plus 6', 185 lb. frame that has an awful lot of room to fill out. He is one of the more exciting players to watch and then consider his future because he is so good now, but has so much development ahead of him. LeMahieu was ranked #15 among PG National Top 100 position players and when it is all said and done in a number of years from now, he could be one of the best from what looks to be a stellar '07 high school position player class. Nothing that LeMahieu does takes a lot of effort. At the plate he can hit, simple. His hands are alive and he easily gets his swing underway. His hands fly from their starting position and fly through the hitting zone, accelerating through contact. His feel for hitting is advanced for a young player. LeMahieu not only has natural hitting instincts and ability, he has a technically sound swing, keeping his hands inside the ball and staying long through in the zone. He produces easy power and uses the whole field. He showed the ability to hit all pitches and just looks like he is an offensive monster waiting to happen. LeMahieu has as good a chance to be three hole in the Big Leagues someday as any player in the '07 class. On defense he is a primary shortstop and many already want to move him to 3rd base, but he can stay at short for awhile longer. He goes to and through the ball well and has good feet. His arm is a plus and his release is quick. He will be a plus defensive 3rd baseman, but can also be a solid average shortstop, providing corner position type power. If he gets to be 6', 230 lb., then he probably has to move. LeMahieu ran 4.59 home/1st with a respectable 7.15 60 yard time. He is one of the top high school draft prospects and likely has had his pick of a D1 program to attend.

How it’s going: 
-Ten years service time 
-.305 average with a .787 OPS with 327 career extra base hits. 
-Three time All Star
-Two time Silver Slugger 
-Three time Gold Glove Awards
-Two time Wilson Defensive Player of the Year
-All MLB First Team


Minnesota Twins

Devin Smeltzer (2014 Voorhees, NJ) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 5th Round, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2016
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Devin Smeltzer is a 2014 LHP/OF with a 6-2, 170 lb. frame from Voorhees, NJ who attends Bishop Eustace Prep. Long and slender young build, looks taller than listed, big feet, lots of physical projection. High leg raise delivery with lots of energy, extended 3/4's arm action, lots going on but repeats delivery very well and shows athleticism. Fastball up to 88 mph, saw 89-91 consistently a week later, good fastball life with tough angle for hitters. Hard spinning slurve type breaking ball with big depth at times, can control depth and location on breaking ball. Did not see a change up but should become a big part of arsenal in the future. Present pitchability and deception and very projectable, just a matter of time before he gets stronger and blossoms. Verbal commitment to Florida Gulf Coast. Selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Two Years service time
-4.57 career ERA 

Jake Cave (2011 Hampton, VA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 6th Round, New York Yankees, 2011 
MLB Debut: 2018

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Jake Cave is a 2011 OF/1B/LHP with a 6-1, 180 lb. frame from Hampton, VA who attends Kecoughtan HS. Slender live bodied athlete, good strength potential. 6.83 runner, open stance, easy load and wrap, busy approach, very quick hands, some lift in swing, stays inside the ball, hard contact to LCF, would benefit from simplifying approach. Outstanding overall athlete, did not pitch but usually 88-91 mph off the mound. Good student, verbal commitment to Louisiana State. Selected to the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Three years service time
-.254 average with a .772 OPS 



Alex Kirilloff (2016 New Kensington, PA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2015
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Minnesota Twins, 2016
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2015 National Showcase Report

Alex Kirilloff is a 2016 1B/OF with a 6-2, 195 lb. frame from New Kensington, PA who attends Plum HS. Outstanding athletic build, good present strength with more to come. Primary first baseman but clearly a higher level defender in the outfield, 6.67 speed, long and loose actions, lots of raw arm strength, has the raw tools to play all over the outfield, obviously has all the tools to play first base at a high level defensively as well. Left-handed hitter, big loading action with both his front leg and hands, keeps his timing consistent, lots of bat speed with some back side dip and uphill plane, complicated swing but works well for him, ball carries to the gaps, has feel for the barrel and makes consistent hard contact. Excellent student, verbal commitment to Liberty. Named to the Perfect Game All-American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-Called up during the 2020 playoffs!
-Futures Game selection 

David “Homer” Bailey (2004 LaGrange, TX) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2003
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Cincinnati Reds, 2004
MLB Debut: 2007

How it started:
Finished 2004 as the #1 ranked player overall in the class!

How it’s going: 
-Fourteen years service time
-1400+ innings pitched and 1,157 career strikeouts. 
-Futures Game selection 


Chicago White Sox 

Giovanny Gonzalez (2004 Hialeah, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2003
MLB Draft: 1st Round Comp, Chicago White Sox, 2004
MLB Debut: 2008

How it started:
Finished 2004 as the #5 ranked player in the class!

How it’s going: 
-Thirteen years service time
-131 career wins, 344 career starts, 1,860 career strikeouts. 
-Two time All Star
-Futures Game selection

Dylan Cease (2014 Milton, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2013
MLB Draft: 6th Round, Chicago Cubs, 2014
MLB Debut: 2019 

How it started:
2013 National Showcase Report

Dylan Cease is a 2014 RHP/SS with a 6-2, 180 lb. frame from Milton, GA who attends Milton HS. Slender young athletic build, loose actions. High leg raise delivery, stays balanced and on line, big loose arm swing, surprisingly low effort release considering velocity, great lower/upper half sequence coming through, 3/4's arm slot, makes throwing a baseball look easy. Big fastball velocity, warmed up at 95 mph, topped out at 97, gets downhill well, late fastball life at times, could pitch with a true plus/plus fastball in the future with additional strength. Change up best secondary pitch at present, good fading action, maintains arm speed well. Tends to get on side of curveball for sweeping shape, curveball is better at higher velocities with tighter spin and bite. Fun to watch pitch. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Two years service time
-26 starts, 131.1 innings pitched, 125 strikeouts. 
-Futures Game selection

Zack Collins (2013 Pembroke Pines, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Chicago White Sox, 2016
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Zack Collins is a 2013 C/UT with a 6-2, 205 lb. frame from Pembroke Pines, FL who attends American Heritage HS. Very strong build, fairly mature physically. Left-handed hitter, cocks and hitches hands to start swing, outstanding bat speed and strength at contact, ball explodes off barrel, can turn and lift in BP with impressive results, more of a mid-field hitter in games, big power to LCF, hand hitch affects timing and ability to get barrel out against top velocity pitches, has an intimidating presence in the box. Good arm strength behind the plate, clean exchange and release, 1.94 best pop time, Bat plays big at any position, verbal commitment to Miami

How it’s going: 
-Parts of two seasons
-8 extra base hits and 12 rbi’s.
-Futures Game selection

Lucas Giolito (2012 Santa Monica, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Washington Nationals, 2012
MLB Debut: 2016

How it started:
2011 Sunshine West Showcase Report

Lucas Giolito is a 2012 RHP/ with a 6-6, 220 lb. frame from Santa Monica, CA who attends Harvard Westlake. Big XL body, projectable build, long loose arm action, good arm speed, slow paced balanced delivery, down plane, pitches come in good angle, ball comes out easy, low effort, 11/5 SL, tight spin, pounded the strike zone, steady at 92-93, top level prospect, very good student.

How it’s going: 
-Four years service time
-31 career wins, 489 innings, 495 career strikeouts. 
-One All Star Game selection
-Futures Game selection
-Threw first no-hitter of 2020 MLB season


Yasmani Grandal (2007 Hialeah, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2006
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Cincinnati Reds, 2010
MLB Debut: 2012

How it started:
2006 National Showcase Report

Yasmani Grandal is a 2007 C with a 6-2, 215 lb. frame from Hialeah, FL, who attends Miami Springs HS. Grandal has a large frame with present strength. He is one of the top defensive catchers in this year's draft. Grandal has arm strength (82 mph) and is very accurate with all of his throws on the bag. During game action, Grandal threw out the fastest runner at the event trying to steal 2B. He also has soft hands, and does a great job blocking balls from side to side. Offensively he is a switch hitter with the ability to drive the ball from both sides. He has a good approach at the plate and stays inside the ball. Grandal drove one ball deep to CF in game action that came off the bat at 98 mph and traveled 400+ feet. He is a complete catcher and loves to play.

How it’s going: 
-Nine years service time
-149 career Home Runs, 443 career RBI, .793 career OPS. 
-Two time All Star selections
-All-MLB second team 
-Futures Game selection


Cleveland Indians 

Triston McKenzie (2015 Royal Palm Beach, FL)
PG All American Classic Year: 2014
MLB Draft: 1st Round comp, Cleveland Indians, 2015
MLB Debut: 2020

How it started:
2014 National Showcase Report

Triston McKenzie is a 2015 RHP/3B with a 6-5, 160 lb. frame from Royal Palm Beach, FL who attends Royal Palm Beach HS. Extremely slender narrow featured build, very long arms and legs, loose and coordinated in all his actions. Well paced delivery, quick loose arm action, 3/4's arm slot, repeated delivery well and maintained stuff from the stretch. Fastball topped out at 92 mph, no telling how hard he will throw when stronger, has gained 10 mph in the last year, gets good tailing life on his fastball. Good power and spin to curveball, 11/5 shape with hard biting action. Plus life on a quality change up. Three very good pitches and has an idea how to use them. Almost a unique prospect because of his body type combined with improvement over the last year and present/projectable stuff. High ceiling talent. Good student, verbal commitment to Vanderbilt. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-One year service time
-3.34 ERA, 33.1 innings pitched, 42 strikeouts. 
-Futures Game selection

Austin Hedges (2011 San Juan Capistrano, CA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, San Diego Padres, 2011
MLB Debut: 2015

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Austin Hedges is a 2011 C with a 6-1, 185 lb. frame from San Juan Capistrano, CA who attends J Serra HS. Slender athletic build, wide shoulders, plenty of room to fill in. Outstanding defensive tools/skills, very light on feet, loose/quick and flexible, big arm strength, easy unrushed release, 1.75 pop in drills, 1.90 tag throw in game. Good flow hitting, good extension through the ball, simple line drive hitting approach, has some hand quickness, projects power. Defense stands out. Excellent student, verbal commitment to UCLA. Selected to the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Six years service time
-1232 career at-bats, 95 career extra base hits, 146 career RBI. 
-Futures Game selection 


Francisco Lindor (2011 Clermont, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Cleveland Indians, 2011
MLB Debut:2015

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Francisco Lindor is a 2011 SS with a 5-11, 170 lb. frame from Clermont, FL who attends Montverde HS. Medium live-bodied middle infielder's build. 6.80 runner but has run better, extremely balanced and polished defensive skills, circles and works thru the ball very well, soft hands, can throw on the run from multiple angles, has some flare to him in the field. Switch hitter, open stance both sides, shorter and quicker from the right side, shows hard pull power right handed, longer swing with more extension left handed. True shortstop, can make all the plays look easy. Good student, verbal commitment to Florida State. Selected to the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going: 
-Six years service time
-.285 average, 3140 career at-bats, 344 career extra base hits, .833 OPS.
-Four time All Star selection
-Two time Silver Slugger
-Rawlings AL Platinum Gold Glove
-Two time Gold Glove winner 
-Futures Game selection

Oscar Mercado (2013 Tampa, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, St. Louis Cardinals, 2013
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Oscar Mercado is a 2013 SS/ with a 6-2, 175 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends Gaither HS. Long loose athletic build, some wiry strength with more to come. 6.61 runner, very fluid and easy defensive actions, very quick and soft hands, everything balanced and athletic, big arm strength from deep shortstop, very high level defensive tools. Right handed hitter, loose easy swing, line drive plane, quick hands get to velocity easily, hits to all fields, bat speed to drive the gaps, projects well as a hitter. Pure shortstop skills, actions and athletic ability. Excellent student, verbal commitment to Florida State.

How it’s going: 
-Two years service time
-.246 average, 45 extra base hits, 60 RBI, 18 stolen bases. 

Josh Naylor (2015 Mississauga, ON-CAN) 
PG All American Classic Year:2014
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Miami Marlins, 2015
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2014 National Showcase Report

Josh Naylor is a 2015 OF/1B with a 6-1, 225 lb. frame from Mississauga, ON who attends St Joan of Arc SS. Extra large and thick build, extremely strong but retains good looseness. Left-handed hitter, long extended pull oriented swing with outstanding raw bat speed, can hit them long and far, best contact/swings are when hit hits to the middle of the field, has plenty of swing/miss but special ability to drive the ball when squared. Big arm strength in the outfield and at first base, will have to continue to work on mobility and speed to stay in the outfield, has also been upper 80's off the mound. Power is his tool, consistent contact is the key to his development. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Two years service time
-.249 average, 28 extra base hits, 38 rbi’s. 
-Futures Game Selection


Houston Astros

Lance McCullers (2012 Tampa, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft:1st Round Comp, Houston Astros, 2012
MLB Debut: 2015

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Lance McCullers is a 2012 RHP/SS with a 6-1, 190 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends Jesuit HS. Solid athletic body, good present strength. Full delivery, long loose arm action, outstanding arm speed, high 3/4's release point, some effort on release, good downhill angle. Elite level fastball velocity, 94-98 mph, lots of 96-97's, fastball mostly straight. Threw better curveball/change up in warm ups, humps up and tries to be too nasty in games. Curveball shows plus/plus power and spin at times, nice change up with sink when in the zone. Potential for 3 plus/plus pitches. Very athletic, would be a definite top 3 round pick strictly as a shortstop/third baseman, left-handed hitter with present bat speed, good extension, power approach. Special arm. Good student, verbal commitment to Florida. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-Five years service time 
-3.70 ERA, 508.2 innings pitched, 565 strikeouts. 
-2017 American League All Star


Alex Bregman (2012 Albuerque, NM) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft:1st Round, Houston Astros, 2015
MLB Debut:2016

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Alex Bregman is a 2012 SS/C with a 5-11, 180 lb. frame from Albuquerque, NM who attends Albuquerque Academy. Medium athletic build, some present strength. Very advanced right-handed hitter, deceptive strength, fluid swing, short and quick to the ball, good balance, squares the ball, pull power, confident approach, aggressive. 6.84 runner, solid infield actions, good balance, works through the ball well, fluid exchange and release, throws carry. Also catches, raw footwork but quick hands and feet, playable arm strength, 1.87 best pop, will keep improving with repetitions. Plays above his physical tools, top performer, 2010 USA Baseball Player of the Year for his performance with the 16U National Team. Good student, verbal commitment to Louisiana State. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-Five years service time
-.283 career average, 2,058 at-bats, 269 career extra base hits, 342 RBI. 
-Two time All Star
-2018 All Star Game MVP
-2019 Silver Slugger
-2019 All-MLB Second Team


Carlos Correa (2012 Santa Isabel, PR) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Houston Astros, 2012
MLB Debut:2015

How it started:
2011 World Showcase Report

Carlos Correa is a 2012 SS with a 6-4, 190 lb. frame from Santa Isabel, PR who attends PR Baseball Academy. Outstanding athletic build, inevitable comparisons with Alex Rodriguez at same age. Unparalleled infield arm strength, PG record 97 mph in drills, does it with game actions and footwork, smooth quick soft hands, could work through ball more aggressively but doesn't need to with arm strength. Big improvement with bat, showed plus leverage and bat speed, long loose extension, back spins the ball with plus carry, consistent hard contact, can make swing adjustments and pull hands in but wants to extend. Huge BP and game home runs to left centerfield. Keeps getting better! Excellent student, signed with Miami.

How it’s going: 
-Six years service time
-.276 average, 2,269 at-bats, 242 career extra base hits, 397 RBI, .833 OPS. 
-2015 American League Rookie of the Year
-2017 American League All Star

Kyle Tucker (2015 Tampa, FL) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2014
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Houston Astros, 2015
MLB Debut:2018

How it started:
2014 National Showcase Report

Kyle Tucker is a 2015 OF/RHP with a 6-4, 175 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends Plant HS. Tall slender athletic build, has lots of wiry strength with room for more, young look. Left-handed hitter, low hand load, long and fast uphill swing, lots of loose extension out front, tends to pull off his front side early, has happy feet on occasional, gets the ball in the air and has big power potential, hits the ball high in the air. 6.77 runner, works through the ball well in the outfield, loose whippy arm action, good arm strength with on line carry. Projects in all areas physically. Excellent student, verbal commitment to Florida. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

How it’s going: 
-Two years service time
-.244 average, .765 ops, 27 extra base hits, 57 RBI. 
-Futures Game selection


Oakland Athletics 

AJ Puk (2013 Cedar Rapids, IA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 1st Round, Oakland Athletics, 2016
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

AJ Puk is a 2013 LHP/1B with a 6-7, 220 lb. frame from Cedar Rapids, IA who attends Washington. Puk has an extra large frame with very long arms and some strength. He has an extremely projectable body with much more strength to come. Puk pitches from a 3/4 arm slot with a long loose arm action. He has good arm speed and his arm works very easy. Puk has projectable velocity and he pitches with low effort. Puk gets run on his fastball and he spots it well. He also throws a 1/7 curveball with tight spin and good shape to it. He also throws a change up with good sink and deception to it. At the plate, Puk starts from an open stance and maintains balance through his swing. He has very good bat speed with big power and power potential. He also has soft hands around the bag at first. Top level two-way prospect. Signed to Florida, outstanding student.

How it’s going: 
-One year service time
-3.18 era, 11.1 innings pitched, 13 strikeouts. 
-Futures Game selection 

Sheldon Neuse (2013 Fort Worth, TX)
PG All American Classic Year: 2012
MLB Draft: 2nd Round, Washington Nationals, 2016
MLB Debut:2019

How it started:
2012 National Showcase Report

Sheldon Neuse is a 2013 SS/RHP with a 6-1, 185 lb. frame from Fort Worth, TX who attends Keller Fossil Ridge HS. Strong athletic build, room to get stronger. 6.96 runner, projects to third base professionally, can play high level college shortstop, good footwork going to his right, very good arm strength, less smooth going to his left. Right-handed hitter, tall stance, still start, line drive swing with loose extension out front, strong hands, hard mid field contact, can improve flow and shift through contact. Two-way prospect, quick tempo delivery, short quick loose arm action, 3/4's arm slot. Consistent 90 mph fastball, topped at 91, good fastball life down in zone. Slider best pitch, short quick late break, has good feel for a change up, has very good pitchability for a secondary pitcher. Would be interesting to see raw stuff if he wasn't playing shortstop every day. Very good all around athlete. Good student.

How it’s going: 
-One year service time:
-.250 average, 3 doubles, 7 RBI. 

Skye Bolt (2012 Woodstick, GA) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2011
MLB Draft: 4th Round, Oakland Athletics, 2015
MLB Debut: 2019

How it started:
2011 National Showcase Report

Skye Bolt is a 2012 OF with a 6-2, 175 lb. frame from Woodstock, GA who attends Holy Innocents HS. Long athletic build that is starting to get stronger, projects well. Excellent defensive tools, plays faster than his 6.9 60 time, good range in CF, fields through the ball well, plus arm strength, can shorten up his release and arm stroke a bit. Switch-hitter, similar approach and bat speed from both sides, short and quick to the ball, gets out to his front side, could extend better at times, blasted long home run left-handed, likes ball down in the zone. Solid all around player who will keep improving. Good student, verbal commitment to North Carolina. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.

How it’s going: 
-One year service time: 1 career double. 

Daniel Mengden (2011 Houston, TX) 
PG All American Classic Year: 2010
MLB Draft: 4th Round, Houston Astros, 2014
MLB Debut: 2016

How it started:
2010 National Showcase Report

Daniel Mengden is a 2011 C/RHP with a 6-2, 190 lb. frame from Houston, TX who attends Westside HS. Strong athletic build, live body actions. Two way prospect. Quick athletic actions defensively, good flexibility and lateral range, plus arm strength, 1.86 best pop time, can shorten release and stay more compact, receives easily. Right-handed hitter, bend knee stance, very good bat speed, line drive plane, can power the ball to the gaps, can turn and lift on his pitch, squares up well. Also pitches, fast paced leg raise delivery, 89-91 mph fastball, good sink at times, big breaking curveball, can get over and behind it better. Should keep improving. Very good student, verbal commitment to Houston. Selected to the Aflac All-American team.

How it’s going:
-Four years service time
-60 career games with 48 starts, 4.64 ERA, 224 strikeouts. 

 

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