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Monday, August 20, 2012

West Coast Showcase Top Prospects

David Rawnsley        
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All players 2013 grads unless otherwise noted

C Ryan McCarvel (Canyon Springs HS, Moreno Valley, CA): Not the best present performance player but has the best tools, could really explode with some instruction and more repetitions, great athlete with very projectable 6-3/180 build.

C/IF Gavin Collins (El Toro HS, Lake Forest, CA): Very versatile player defensively, can play anywhere on the field, most advanced bat at the West Coast Top, very strong and has power to all fields.

RHP/OF Gordon Cardenas (Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, CA): Another versatile athlete, topped out at 90 mph on the mound and can really play centerfield well, also plays infield.

RHP Jonathan Olsen (2015/Damien HS, LaVerne, CA): Very young pitcher with a loose arm and a fastball that reached 84 mph. The most impressive thing was his curveball, which was the best breaking ball at the event with hard bite at 73 mph.

C/IF Jack Kruger (Oaks Christian School, Calabasas, CA): Very advanced defensive skills as a catcher and flashed that he might have been the best defensive middle infielder at the event as well; quick right handed bat with gap power.

OF/LHP Cameron Baranek (Canyon HS, Orange, CA): The top defensive outfielder at the event, has surprising power in his 5-9/165 frame, also touched 85 mph from the mound; high motor/high performance player.

RHP Connor Greene (Santa Monica HS, Santa Monica, CA): Lean and projectable 6-3/160 build, easy arm action, fastball to 85 mph with a quality curveball/change up combination and nice pitchability; no question he’s going to keep improving.

RHP Dylan Prohoroff (Valencia HS, Placentia, CA): Strong 6-2/210 pitcher with a loose, whippy arm out front, throws downhill up to 87 mph with a very nice slider that had good depth and angle.

RHP John Gamble (Santa Fe Christian HS, Escondido, CA): Very athletic right hander who can run and create bat speed, topped out at 87 mph with a quick, compact arm action and mid-70s slurve type breaking ball.

C Andrew Lindo (Oaks Christian School, Moorpark, CA): Really shined in workouts with his big power at the plate and his sound, quick catching/throwing skills.

C Colton Waltner (Newbury Park HS, Newbury Park, CA): Strong athletic receiver with the speed and arm strength to play all over the field, swings the bat hard and shows gap power potential.

C Cole Taylor (Oaks Christian School, Santa Clarita, CA): Don’t think we saw the best of this talented young prospect, has a powerful right handed bat and sound catching skills/tools.

LHP Andrew Encinas (Gahr HS, Norwalk, CA): Only throws low-80s for now but it looks faster, curveball and changeup are very good pitches, hits spots on both sides of the plate, cruised through 3 innings without being challenged.

OF/RHP Bobby Fulkerson (2015/Servite HS, Anaheim, CA): Had an outstanding BP and showed his hitting tools, mechanics changed in the game, has plenty of time to learn and is a good athlete.

RHP Eric Flores (2014/Glendora HS, Glendora, CA): Big strong right-hander with a present mid-80s fastball and a hard curveball he threw for strikes.

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