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Friday, September 07, 2012

Midwest Underclass Top Prospects

Steve James        
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Players listed alphabetically.

Brett Anderson – 2014 – 2B – Olathe East HS – Overland Park, KS – An athletic infielder with very good hands defensively with quick transfers. Line drive hitter at the plate with bat speed and an aggressive approach.

Joshua Baumgart – 2014 – SS/OF – Roosevelt HS – Sioux Falls, SD – A fast twitch athletic with very good arm strength from the outfield (92 mph) and on the infield (86 mph). He has smooth actions both in the infield and outfield with projectable defensive tools. Has an aggressive approach at the plate with some bat speed.

Trey Beckman – OF – 2015 – Prairie HS – Cedar Rapids, IA – An athletic player who runs well at 7.06. Has some arm strength but best tool is his bat. Smooth short left handed swing that is gap to gap presently and should hit for some power in a few years.

Allan Beer - RHP - 3B/RHP - 2014 - Jenks HS - Tulsa, OK - An athletic projectable built two-way prospect who ran a 7.17 and threw 84 MPH across the infield.  Shows some hitting tools and bat speed at the plate.  Also up to 85 MPH on the mound with a good change up at 78 MPH.  Solid two way guy.

Nick Biancalana – 2014 – RHP – Des Moines Roosevelt – Des Moines, IA – A projectable RHP with a power arm action and arm speed. Has been up to 88 mph before, projects for more. Shows feel for a slider at 77 mph. Very interesting arm.

Luke Bonfield – 2014 – OF – Immaculata HS – Skillman, NJ – An athletic player who can run with a 6.83 in the sixty and also threw 85 mph from the outfield. He has athletic actions to the ball and carry on his throws. He has bat speed and hitting tools at the plate with some power potential.

Colan Borchers – 2014 – RHP – Le Mars HS – Le Mars, IA – A big bodied projectable RHP up to 85 mph on the mound. His arm works well and he pitches with lower effort. Throws a curve ball and changeup that have some projection.

Noah Croft – 2015 – C – St Thomas Aquinas HS – Olathe, KS – Very high level defensive tools behind the plate. Good arm strength up to 82 mph and popped a 1.91. Has catch and throw tools and is a very interesting defensive player. Also has a short swing at the plate with some solid hitting tools.

Josh Debacker – 2014 – OF – Lee’s Summit North HS – Kansas City, MO – A projectable bodied outfielder with good feet and actions defensively. Has arm strength with some carry on it. Uses his hands well in his swing at the plate with some hitting tools.

Ty Denzer – 2015 – SS – Chanhassen HS – Victoria, MN – A solid projectable athlete with arm strength and some defensive tools. Switch hits and is presently better from the left side. Has some bat speed and put good swings on the ball in game.

Declan Doyle
– 2014 – 1B – Iowa City West HS – Iowa City, IA – A strong player with good hitting tools at the plate. Smooth left handed swing that will hit for power. Good hand quickness and swing path.

Laren Eustace – 2014 – OF – Batavia HS – Batavia, IL – A plus runner at 6.59 in the sixty and showed some arm strength in the outfield at 80 mph. Fast twitch athlete who gets good jumps in the outfield as well. Projectable athletic player.

Luke Farley – 2015 – OF – Waterloo Columbus HS – Denver, IA – A good young player with developing arm strength up to 81 mph from the outfield. Best tool is his bat, shows good bat speed with some juice. Interesting young hitter.

Jack Hazlett – 2015 – OF – Lee’s Summit HS – Lee’s Summit, MO – A projectable bodied young outfielder with arm strength up to 83 mph from the outfield. Good defensive actions with projectable defensive tools. Has some pop at the plate with some hitting tools.

Trent Herman – 2014 – C – Muscatine HS, Muscatine, IA – A thick strong catcher with good receiving skills and soft hands. Has some catch and throw skills. Left handed swinger at the plate with some hitting tools and strength in swing.

Logan Holtz – 2014 – SS/RHP – Center Point-Urbana HS – Urbana, IA – A solid two-way guy with some arm strength. Shows some instincts on the infield and has some hitting tools. Presently projects best on the mound up to 83 mph with a clean arm action.

Mitch Keller – 2014 – RHP – Xavier HS – Cedar Rapids, IA – A projectable RHP who was up to 87 mph on the mound. Loose easy arm action with smooth delivery and quick arm. Projectable velocity and shows the ability to spin the ball.

Simeon Lucas – 2014 – C – Grant Community HS – Ingleside, IL – A catcher with good arm strength and raw catch and throw tools. Accurate arm defensively. Swings on a line drive path at the plate with quick hands and an aggressive approach.

Brady Mayo – 2014 – OF – Sioux City North – Sioux City, IA – Athletic outfielder who runs well at 6.77 and has good outfield actions. Has arm strength up to 81 mph from the outfield with some carry. Competes at the plate with a good swing and some hitting tools.

Mason McCarville – C – 2014 – Marshalltown HS – Marshalltown, IA – A fast twitch athlete with good catch and throw tools. Popped a 1.96 in the workout with accurate throws. Shows some bat speed and hand quickness at the plate.

Brock Neuhaus – 2014 – RHP – Pleasant Valley HS – Bettendorf, IA – A long lean projectable bodied RHP with a long loose arm action with arm speed. Has projectable velocity and a projectable build. Throws a 10/4 breaking ball with some bite.

Adam Pick – 2014 – 1B/LHP – Xavier HS – Cedar Rapids, IA – A strong left handed first baseman with some bat speed and strength in his swing. Has hitting tools and pullside pop. Loose arm action on the mound with solid off speed stuff.

Joey Polak – 2016 – C – Notre Dame HS – Canton, MO – A big strong projectable 2016 catcher with very good hitting tools. Has easy bat speed and pop at the plate with more to come. Can also catch and throw and receives well behind the plate.

Vince Saladino – 2014 – OF – Rockhurst HS – Kansas City, MO – An athletic outfielder with good arm strength up to 88 mph in the workout. Has good actions defensively and made plays in the games portion of the showcase. Also showed an aggressive approach at the plate with some raw power.

Sam Schleisman – 2014 – OF – Dowling Catholic HS – Urbandale, IA – An athletic outfielder with fast twitch. Ran well at 7.07 in the 60 and threw 84 mph from the outfield with carry on his throws. Showed some hitting tools at the plate.

Kolton Smith – 2014 – MIF – South Tama HS – Toledo, IA – A strong physical player with good speed at 7.00. The bat is his best tool with quick hands through the zone and some strength in his swing. Has some pop and projectable hitting tools.

Adam Thies – 2014 – SS – Olathe East HS – Olathe, KS – Athletic player with a projectable lean build. Good arm strength on the infield with good actions. Can run a bit at 7.14. Good bat speed at the plate with power potential. Good prospect.

Kyle Tyler – 2015 – RHP – Westmoore HS – Oklahoma City, OK – A projectable bodied RHP with velocity up to 82 mph. Pitches with a long loose arm action and arm speed. The velocity projects and shows pitchability. Interesting young arm.

Spencer Van Scoyoc – 2016 – LHP/OF – Jefferson HS – Cedar Rapids, IA – A young projectable two-way player with upside. Up to 77 mph on the mound with a loose easy arm action that projects for much more in the future. Athletic outfielder who has some hitting tools.

Peter Williams – 2014 – OF/RHP – Lafayette HS – Wildwood, MO – Athletic player who ran a 6.93 and threw 84 mph from the outfield. Has loose hands and bat speed at the plate with some power potential. Also up to 84 mph on the mound with some feel for his breaking ball and changeup.

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