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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Atlantic Coast Top Prospects


Here is a quick look at some of the top players that stood out during the Atlantic Coast Top Prospect showcase in Greensboro NC. Players are in no particular order.

Hunter Smith 2012 (C/RHP, Whiteville, NC, East Columbus HS): Popped a 1.97 and threw 75 from behind the plate, has a line drive swing plane and quick bat, sat in the mid 80’s topping at 86.

Collin Lawless 2012 (C/OF, Midlothian, VA, James River HS): Solid catch and throw skills, popping a 1.89, has nice swing plane with lift, makes consistent contact at plate.

Colin Gibbons-Fly 2012 (MIF, Midlothian, VA, DeMatha Catholic HS): Clean fielding mechanics, comes through nicely, ball carries, throwing 84 across mound, has easy swing with bat speed.

Aaron Flanagan, 2012 (C/OF, Suffolk, VA, Isle of Wight Academy): Good arm strength (86-OF), 1.97, and 78 from behind plate, also showed pop from the right side hitting a long home run during BP and centering up consistently.

Tyler Yeatts, 2012 (OF/RHP, Richmond VA, St. Christophers School): Strong arm from the OF throwing 88 from right field, has solid fielding actions also, shows good bat speed at plate and makes consistent contact, topped at 83 on mound.

Brandon Light, 2012 (OF, Chesterfield, VA, Cosby HS): Good athletic actions from OF, ball comes out clean and online, hit 84 from OF, has line drive swing with extension through swing.

Dustin Garst, 2012 (C, RHP, Salem, VA, Churchland HS): Popped a 1.91 and 75 from behind the plate using good balance and online throws to second, makes solid contact at the plate.

Tyler Carroll, 2012 (MIF/OF, Oakton, VA, Oakton HS): Ran a 6.95 sixty, solid MIF actions, has quick release, makes good contact and has nice line drive swing.

Tyler Bullard, 2012 (OF, King, NC, West Stokes HS): Ran a 6.79 sixty, has strength in swing, ball jumps off bat when centered up.

John Hlavinka, 2012 (C/OF, Venetia, PA, Peters Township HS) Ran a 6.90 sixty and popped a 2.03 with good feet and accurate throws to second.

Skylar Hunter, 2012 (C/RHP, Hanahan, SC< Hanahan HS) Athletic presence on field, popped a 1.82 and threw 78 from behind the plate, showed his arm strength sitting in the 85-87 range topping at 88, line drive swing plane with good bat speed.

Ryan McGrath, 2012 (RHP, Troy NY, Lansingburgh HS): Solid pitching frame, high ¾ arm slot, sat in the 82-84 range topping at 84, also flashed a nice change up.

Bryan Drager, 2012 (RHP, Centreville, VA, Westfield HS): ¾ arm slot, sits mid 80’s topping at 86 with hard riding life, shows a curveball at 71-73 with good down break and has potential to be plus pitch.

Jared Gesell, 2012 (RHP, High Point NC, High Pont Christian Academy): Long lean build with room to fill out, sat comfortably in the 85-87 range, has a high ceiling on mound.

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