MINK League: Top 20 Prospects, 2010

Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
       
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MINK LEAGUE
TOP 20 PROSPECTS, 2010
 
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
In Association with League Managers and Scouts
 
Official League Website: minkleaguebaseball.com
 
FAST FACTS
Year League Established: 1995.
States Represented in League: Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest): 3.
No. of Teams in League: 10 (10 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion: Sedalia Bombers.
Post-Season Champion: NONE. Chillicothe, Nevada, St. Joseph and Sedalia participated in National Baseball Congress World Series, Wichita, Kan.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking: No. 10 Sedalia Bombers.
No. 1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker): Adam Smith, ss/rhp, Beatrice Bruins (Texas A&M; injured/did not play this summer).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft: Mike Kickham, lhp, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State; drafted by Giants/6th round).
 
Most Valuable Player: None selected.
Most Outstanding Pitcher: None selected.
Top Prospect (as selected by league): None selected.
 
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Batting Average: Jose Behar, c, Sedalia Bombers (.433).
Slugging Percentage: Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (.674).
On-Base Average: Jose Behar, c, Sedalia Bombers (.477).
Home Runs: Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (12).
RBIs: Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (49).
Stolen Bases: Zach Cardwell, of, Nevada Griffons (24).
 
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Wins: Jake Powers, rhp, Sedalia Bombers (6).
ERA: Danny Potje, rhp, Sedalia Bombers (1.50).
Saves: Steve Martin, rhp, Chillicothe Mudcats (6).
Strikeouts: Cory Trudell, rhp, Chillicothe Mudcats (61).
 
BEST TOOLS
Best Athlete: Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs.
Best Hitter: Jeremy Patton, 2b/3b, Sedalia Bombers.
Best Power: Johnny Coy, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs; Matt Skipper, 1b, Mac N Seitz.
Fastest Base Runner: No candidate.
Best Defensive Player: Jose Behar, c, Sedalia Bombers.
Best Velocity: Steve Martin, rhp, Chillicothe Mudcats.
Best Breaking Ball: Mike Kickham, lhp, Sedalia Bombers.
Best Command: Mike Kickham, lhp, Sedalia Bombers.
 
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
 
1. JOHNNY COY, 1b, St. Joseph Mustangs (Wichita State/SO in 2011)
League’;s best position prospect by a wide margin; ball jumps off bat, huge power to all fields in 6-8 frame; still refining 1B skills
2. MIKE KICKHAM, lhp, Sedalia Bombers (SIGNED/Giants)
Made huge strides since HS, became premium 2010 draft; 6-3/220 frame, 88-94 FB, ++ hard SL, + 12/6 CU, added CH in spring
3. JOSE BEHAR, c, Sedalia Bombers (Florida International/SR)
Had reputation as + defender with ++ arm, made huge gains this summer with bat, led league at .433; swing still needs tinkering
4. JEREMY PATTON, 2b/3b, Sedalia Bombers (Florida International/JR)
Excellent swing mechanics/command of hitting zone; hit .405-3-18 in 79 AB, 28-9 BB-SO ratio; profiles at 2B, but lacks ideal speed
5. MATT SKIPPER, 1b/rhp, Mac N Seitz A’s (Embry Riddle, Fla./JR)
Intimidating 6-9/250 size translates to massive raw power, but swing has flaws; also has power arm on mound, but slowed by injury
6. DAN KICKHAM, rhp, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/JR)
Twin brother of Mike (No. 2), but is RHP, lack of size/stuff reflected in devalued draft status; 89-91 FB/81-83 SL ideal in short role
7. JAKE JOHANSEN, rhp, Omaha Diamond Spirit (Dallas Baptist/FR)
Mets saw upside in 6-6/220 frame in ’09 draft, flashes 93-95 FB, sharp SL, but very raw, R/S as college FR, went 0-6 on summer
8. SAM LIND, ss/2b, St. Joseph Mustangs (Vanderbilt/JR)
Arizona JC player of year; played in 13 G before moving on to Northwoods League; handles bat ++ well, runs OK, lacks SS range
9. LUKE VOIT, c/1b, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/SO)
Country strong in 6-3/225 frame; has obvious power potential, but struggled adjusting to wood (.287-1-23); + arm, agile behind plate
10. KYLE HARDY, 3b, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/JR)
Giants saw all the physical tools (size, raw power, 3B range/arm) to pop him in 31st round out of MO JC; needs to fix holes in swing
11. STEVE MARTIN, rhp/1b, Chillicothe Mudcats (Texas A&M/SR)
Has seen limited action in college while transitioning from power-hitting 1B to power arm; dominated (23 IP/46) with 94-96 FB, + SL
12. BROCK SIMON, rhp, St. Joseph Mustangs (Santa Clara/SO)
Went 1-2, 7.79 as midweek starter at Santa Clara, hit stride in summer ball (4-2, 2.70); generates + life on average FB, has ++ CH
13. CALEB McCLANAHAN, rhp, St. Joseph Mustangs (Northeast Texas JC/SO)
Former Arkansas recruit has projectable 6-5 frame, two pitches to excel in short role: 88-92 FB with + 2-seam movement, sharp SL
14. MARK ROBINETTE, rhp/1b, Chillicothe Mudcats (Northeast Texas JC/SO)
Solid 2-way success on summer (.355-2-26; 2-2, 2.08, 37 IP/49 SO), but lively arm, 2-pitch mix (90-91 FB, + SL) suited for mound
15. RUDY BROWN, lhp, Excelsior Springs Cougars (SIGNED/Royals)
Passed in draft as closer at D-II UNC Pembroke, despite 6-5 frame, 95 FB/84 SL; tossed 7 scoreless IP on summer, signed with KC
16. JON WEGENER, of, Sedalia Bombers (Central Missouri/SR)
D-II player, passed over in draft as JR, but should warrant look as SR; average power (5 HR)/speed (6.8), + swing, patient approach
17. BRENT SEIFERT, 3b, St. Joseph Mustangs (Missouri State/JR)
Hit robust .497-17-88 for Iowa Western, national JC champs; solid HR pop for size, displays good range at 3B, hurt by 7.0 speed
18. KYLE STINER, ss, Nevada Griffons (New Mexico/JR)
Arizona JC transfer has array of tools to make mark at D-I level; 6.6 speed/+ arm play in field, has pop from left side, but long swing
19. TRAVIS McCORMACK, ss, Sedalia Bombers (Missouri State/SO)
McCormick teamed with 5-5 2B T.S. Reed as league’s smallest, but best DP combo; has good LH pop, speed, arm, but size is issue
20. BRYAN NICHOLSON, 1b, Clarinda A’s (Concordia, Calif./JR)
Yet another power bat in league, only Coy (No. 1), Skipper (No. 5) hit balls further; struggled to make contact; adequate defender
 
Recent Related Articles
West Coast League top prospects
The top prospect list is now available for the West Coast League and is led by Pepperdine two-way talent Jordan Qsar who post... READ 
PGCBL top prospects
2015 Perfect Game All-American T.J. Collett showed his huge power and overall offensive potential this summer in the Perfect ... READ 
NECBL top prospects
The top prospects from the New England Collegiate Baseball League from this past summer have been identified as Kameron Misne... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
Summer Collegiate All-Americans
The 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Summer Collegiate All-America teams (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention) are now available an... READ 
Cape Cod League top prospects
Surging righthander Logan Gilbert of Stetson continued to get better and better this past summer and was named the top prospe... READ 
Summer Collegiate Top Prospects
Click here to access the content schedule and all links as they become available for the 2017 Summer Collegiate league-by-lea... READ 
 

About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Terms of Use :: Privacy Policy :: Site Map :: Testimonials
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.