Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

New York Collegiate League: Top 25 Prospects, 2010

       
NEW YORK COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
TOP 25 PROSPECTS, 2010
 
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
In Association with League Managers and Scouts
 
Official League Website: www.nycbl.com
 
FAST FACTS
Year League Established: 1978.
States Represented in League: New York.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest): 3.
No. of Teams in League: 14 (14 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion / best overall record (tie): Amsterdam Mohawks, Elmira Pioneers.
Post-Season Champion: Amsterdam Mohawks.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking: No. 13 Amsterdam Mohawks.
No. 1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker): Braden Kapteyn, rhp/1b, Amsterdam Mohawks (Kentucky, played in Cape Cod League in 2010).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft: Mel Rojas Jr., of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Wabash Valley, Ill., JC/Pirates, 3rd round).
 
Player of the Year: Tyler Fisher, of, Allegany County Nitros.
Pitcher of the Year: Kyle Hunter, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Top Prospect (as selected by league): Mel Rojas Jr., of, Amsterdam Mohawks.
 
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Batting Average: Jason Simone, of, Mohawk Valley Diamonddawgs (.372).
Slugging Percentage: Tyler Fisher, of, Allegany County Nitros (.577).
On-Base Average: Vincent Mejia, ss, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (.460).
Home Runs: Cody Kulp, of, Amsterdam Mohawks; Jordan Stouffer, 1b/3b, Albany Dutchmen (8).
RBIs: Jon Schwind, ss/3b, Amsterdam Mohawks (39).
Stolen Bases: Justin Fahy, of, Alfred Thunder (20).
 
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Wins: Several tied at 5.
ERA: Kyle Hunter, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (0.68).
Saves: John Colella, rhp, Elmira Pioneers (13).
Strikeouts: Clay Murphy, rhp, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (58).
 
BEST TOOLS
Best Athlete: Mel Rojas Jr., of, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Best Hitter: Vincent Mejia, 3b/2b, Glens Falls Golden Eagles.
Best Power: Matt Conway, 1b, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Fastest Base Runner: Brady Wilson, 2b, Watertown Wizards.
Best Defensive Player: Alex Todd, ss, Cooperstown Hawkeyes.
Best Velocity: Shae Summers, rhp, Watertown Wizards.
Best Breaking Ball: Dan Zlotnick, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Best Command: Kyle Hunter, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks.
 
TOP 25 PROSPECTS
 
1. MEL ROJAS JR., of, Amsterdam Mohawks (SIGNED/Pirates)
Top ’09 prospect made 24-game cameo before signing with Pirates; same tools/athleticism evident, but didn’t perform as well
2. CODY KULP, of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Shippensburg, Pa./JR in 2011)
Still needs to prove he can play at high level, but has impressive frame/tools; led league in HR, runs well, solid defender/arm in RF
3. JON SCHWIND, 3b/ss, Amsterdam Mohawks (Marist/JR)
Best player on league title team; hit in 3-hole (.292-4-39), 6.6 speed, steady defender on left side; + versatile, may end up at 2B/CF
4. DAN ZLOTNICK, lhp/of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Marist/SO)
Went 4-0, 1.47 record (46 IP/43 SO), utilizing 3 pitches, all for strikes: 89-91 FB, ++ CU, CH; herky-jerky delivery adds to deception
5. KYLE HUNTER, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Dartmouth/SO)
5-0, 0.68 record only added to unbeaten streak, hasn’t lost since a HS freshman; FB at 86-90, but excels with ++ CH, ++ command
6. SHAE SIMMONS, rhp, Watertown Wizards (Southeast Missouri State/SO)
Limited upside in small frame, but lively arm in closer role; dominant vs. wood with 88-92 FB, + SL; went 2-0, 0.61, 5 SV, .106 OBA
7. VINCENT MEJIA, 3b/2b, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (Texas-Pan American/JR)
Solid season at plate (.329-4-34, 36 BB), squared up balls consistently; lacks speed, out of position in MIF, but found home at 3B
8. TAYLOR LEWIS, of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Maine/JR)
Top hitter (.319-1-14) on league’s top team; has big-league frame (6-1, 215), solid LH power, 6.6 speed but needs work on defense
9. JOHN COLELLA, rhp, Elmira Pioneers (Holy Cross/SO)
Made huge headway on summer as closer; FB at 91-92, focused on CU as second pitch; produced 0.00 ERA, 13 SV, 23 IP/37 SO
10. RYAN FERGUSON, c, Elmira Pioneers (Temple/SR)
Most pro ready player in Elmira lineup; solid LH bat (.333-1-29), good power to oppo field; + arm, actions a little stiff, + leader skills
11. ALEX TODD, ss, Cooperstown Hawkeyes (Sonoma State, Calif./SR)
Best defensive SS in league; lean, rangy, smooth, ++ hands, but arm may push him to 2B; hit .295-3-27, drove balls hard to gaps
12. KYLE SHAW, lhp, Geneva Red Wings (Toledo/JR)
One of few LHP in league with + velo; FB reached 91-92 with tailing action, SL/CH showed flashes; needs more confidence in stuff
13. TOM MURPHY, c, Oneonta Outlaws (Buffalo/SO)
Caught eye of scouts with 3-run HR over scoreboard in league ASG; strong frame, + arm strength, needs to polish catching skills
14. MATT CONWAY, 1b/lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Wake Forest/SO)
Should have ++ power once he fills out 6-7 frame, shortens long swing; solid around bag; hit .275-3-24, broken wrist ended season
15. ANDREW FOUSHEE, rhp, Elmira Pioneers (Presbyterian/JR)
One of few arms who could command 3 pitches, but lacks power FB; went 3-0, 1.31 (7 BB/39 SO), left early with shoulder tendinitis
16. LUKE MAILE, c, Amsterdam Mohawks (Kentucky/SO)
Lot of upside, but used as No. 2 C by Mohawks; solid defender, + arm strength, power potential, but needs to refine hitting approach
17. BRADY WILSON, 2b, Watertown Wizards (West Virginia/SO)
Makes things happen with 6.4 speed; electric out of box, but needs to become better base runner; improving skills at plate, in field
18. MATT BOULTER, ss, Webster Yankees (Southern New Hampshire/SO)
Ex-MLB SS Greg Gagne was his HS coach, so has + instincts/actions in field; LH bat, hit .331, gap power, + hands to add power
19. JUSTIN VAN GROUW, rhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Wake Forest/SO)
Still growing into 6-7 frame, and summer impacted by tender elbow, inconsistency; has lots of refinement, but flashed 92 FB, + SL
20. SEAN BOUTHILETTE, rhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Campbellsville, Ky./JR)
Ex-Kentucky arm transferring to NAIA school; went 5-1, 2.62, highly competitive with 88-92 FB, power breaking ball, workable CH
21. DEREK ZIELINSKI, rhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (LeMoyne/SO)
Just 14 months off TJ surgery, brought back slowly in relief (0.68 ERA in 13 IP); flashed low-90s FB, + CH, needs time to refine stuff
22. MIKE MERCURIO, ss, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (High Point/SO)
Everyday SS as High Point FR; struggled adapting to wood, but bat came on; solid defender, ++ arm, lack of speed hinders range
23. RYAN KEMP, rhp/of, Mohawk Valley Diamonddawgs (St. Joseph’s/JR)
Two-way player, wants to be OF but needs to focus on pitching to realize potential; FB at 89-91, shows signs of + SL in closer role
24. KYLE RICHARDSON, of, Mohawk Valley Diamonddawgs (St. John’s/JR)
Need to overlook 5-7 frame and focus on ++ speed, defensive skills; threw 11 scoreless IP, so arm plays; surprising juice at plate
25. MATT COLANTONIO, c, Amsterdam Mohawks (Brown/SR)
Made favorable impression in all areas, especially baseball IQ; bat (.311-0-7), quick arm are pro tools; + eye at plate (34 BB/90 AB)
 
 
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