Game CrossChecker pursues the nation’s summer college leagues more
extensively than anyone, and we’ll be providing comprehensive
coverage over the next several weeks as we recap the 2011 season,
which ended Friday.
We will identify the
top professional prospects that played in some 25 of the nation’s
leading summer college leagues. Through personal observation, contact
with scouts and input from league managers, we’ll focus on those
players who have the greatest chance to succeed at the next level—and
Before we start that
coverage, though, we will unveil our final weekly ranking of the
nation’s top 50 summer-league clubs, along with a story on the No.
On Tuesday, we will
identify our summer-league player of the year, along with our first
summer-league All-America team.
On Wednesday, PG
CrossChecker’s Kendall Rogers will take a look at the top 20
prospects that played for Team USA’s college national team this
summer, with scouting profiles on each.
All that will serve as
an appetizer to our summer-league top prospect reports, which will
begin on Thursday and continue well into September.
The depth of prospect
information provided will vary according to the relative strength of
each league, and to a lesser degree the number of teams in the
league. In the Cape Cod League alone, we’ll rank the top 100
prospects. In all, we’ll identify more than 750 prospects.
information on each league in two stages. Initially, we’ll provide
a raw list (and relevant biographical information) on the top
prospects in each league (LIST on schedule listed below). Then we’ll
follow with mini-scouting reports (REPORT on schedule listed below)
on each ranked player. The number of players we’ve ranked in each
league is noted.
In addition, each league will be given a 'star' ranking based on the strength of talent. Here is the breakdown for those rankings:
**** Elite high-end talent, depth
*** Strong high-end talent, moderate depth
** Solid high-end talent, limited depth
* Marginal talent
We’ll also provide
more comprehensive scouting profiles on the top 1-10 prospects in
each league, with the number of profiles depending on the strength of
the league. You can also link to each league’s official website for
more complete information on the 2011 season.
Once we’ve wrapped up
the final league report, we’ll take an up-close look at hundreds of
the top college, junior-college and high-school prospects in each of
the next three draft classes, beginning with the top 250 prospects in
the 2012 draft class.
All of our
summer-league information will be available to PG CrossChecker
Insider-level and College Baseball Ticket subscribers, with select portions available for free.
Please click here for subscriber information.
Please refer to the
attached list/schedule on a regular basis over the next several
weeks. We’ll provide a link to each league’s top prospect lists
and player scouting reports as they become available.
Schedule (subject to change)
to be compiled by Allan Simpson, Patrick Ebert and Kendall Rogers
Shaun Cooper - 2011 Summer Player of the Year
2011 Summer Collegiate All-Americans
||Top Prospect, Position, Team (College)
||Deven Marrero, ss (Arizona State)
||Aaron Judge, of, Anchorage Pilots (Fresno State)
||Trey Teakell, rhp, Kauai (Texas Christian)
||Nick Petree, rhp, Sedalia (Missouri State)
||Mac Williamson, of, Harrisonburg (Wake Forest)
|New York Collegiate**
||Chris Bostick, 2b, Webster (SIGNED/A's)
||David Lee, of, Lake Norman (Bethune-Cookman)
||Seth Manaea, lhp, Dubois County (Indiana State)
||Aaron Cornell, of, Hays (Oklahoma State)
||Ryan Garvey, of, Palm Springs (Southern Cal)
||Austin Kubitza, rhp, Santa Barbara (Rice)
||Dusty Isaacs, rhp, Hamilton (Georgia Tech)
||Aaron West, rhp, Humboldt (Washington)
||Hunter Renfroe, c-rhp, Bethesda (Mississippi State)
||Tyler Collins, of, Coppell (SIGNED/Tigers)
||Brandon Kuter, rhp, Westhampton (George Mason)
||Garrett Nuss, rhp, Orlando (Central Florida)
|Perfect Game Collegiate**
||Erick Gaylord, of, Watertown (Campbell)
||Jace Fry, lhp, Corvallis (Oregon State)
|New England Collegiate***
||Jeff Thompson, rhp, Keene (Louisville)
||Jake Cave, of, Peninsula (SIGNED/Yankees)
||Nolan Sanburn, rhp, Battle Creek (Arkansas)
||Deven Marrero, ss, Cotuit (Arizona State)