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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Top Prospects, Summer Leagues




PG Crosschecker has identified and ranked the top prospects that played in the nation’s leading summer college leagues in 2009. Through personal observation, contact with scouts and input from league managers/coaches, we focused on those players who have the greatest chance to succeed at the next level—and beyond.

The depth of prospect information provided in each league varies 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 have ranked the top 100 prospects. In fact, we’ve provided two versions of the Cape’s top 100—one compiled by PG Crosschecker’s Allan Simpson, the other by Greg Schimmel, a University of Maryland student who spent his summer covering the league, and wrote a daily blog on his experience and the prospects he saw.

We are providing information on each league in two stages. Initially, we provided a raw list (and relevant biographical information) on the top prospects in each league. That information remains available to PG Crosschecker Insider-level subscribers. Our second, more comprehensive instalment provides scouting reports on all the prospects in each league that we ranked. We’ve completed some leagues, and will finish the balance over the course of the next 2-4 weeks.

That information will also be available to Insider-level subscribers, although we are providing the introduction to each league and the scouting report on the No. 1 prospect for free. Click here for subscriber information to access both the raw lists and the comprehensive scouting reports on the balance of each league’s top prospects.

We’ve provided a link to each league’s top prospects list on the attached chart, both the raw version with a list of prospects only and the more comprehensive version with full scouting reports on each player. The number of players we’ve ranked is also noted. You can also link to each league’s official website for more complete information on the 2009 season.

Alaska 25 Kevin Jacob, rhp, Anchorage Bucs (Georgia Tech) Alaska Top 25
Atlantic Collegiate 25 Nick Ahmed, rhp-ss, Westhampton Aviators (Connecticut) ACBL Top 25
California Collegiate 25
Tyler Blandford, rhp, Santa Barbara Foresters (SIGNED/Mariners)
Cal Collegiate Top 25
Cal Ripken Sr. 25 Kevin Brady, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Clemson) Cal Ripken Sr. Top 25
Cape Cod / Simpson 100 Jesse Hahn, rhp, Chatham Anglers (Virginia Tech) Cape Top 100
Cape Cod / Schimmel 100 Zach Cox, 3b Cotuit Kettleers (Arkansas) Cape Cod Top 100
Clark Griffith 25 Matt Crouse, lhp, Carney Pirates (Mississippi) Clarke Griffith Top 20
Coastal Plain 30
Will Lamb, of-lhp, Peninsula Pilots (Clemson)
Coastal Plain Top 30
Florida Collegiate 25 Taylor Wrenn, ss, DeLand Suns (Southern California) FSCL Top 25
Great Lakes 25 Kolbrin Vitek, 2b-3b, Lake Erie Monarchs (Ball State) Great Lakes Top 25
Hawaii Collegiate 10 Dustin Fitzgerald, rhp, Kauai Menehunes (Hill, Texas, JC) Hawaii Top 15
Jayhawk 15 Bobby Doran, rhp, Liberal BeeJays (Texas Tech) Jayhawk Top 15
MINK 25 Adam Smith, ss-rhp, Beatrice Bruins (Texas A&M) MINK Top 25
Mountain Collegiate 10 Bobby Greene, c, Laramie Colts (Florida Gulf Coast) Mountain Top 10
New England Collegiate 30 Tyler Mizenko, rhp, Sanford Mainers (Winthrop) NECBL Top 30
New York Collegiate 25 Braden Kapteyn, rhp-1b, Amsterdam Mohawks (Kentucky) NYCBL Top 25
Northwoods 40 Robert Brantly, c, La Crosse Loggers (UC Riverside) Northwoods Top 30
Prospect 30 Mikie Mahtook, of, Danville Dans (Louisiana State) Prospect Top 30
Southern Collegiate 10 Brian Litwin, of, Lake Norman Copperheads (Duke) Southern Top 10
Texas Collegiate 25 Nate Karns, rhp, Coppell Copperheads (SIGNED/Nationals) Texas Top 25
Valley 25 Jack Leathersich, lhp, Haymarket Senators (Mass-Lowell) Valley Top 25
West Coast Collegiate 30 Andrew Susac, c, Corvallis Knights (Oregon State) West Coast 25

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