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2012 Top Prospects

Alfredo Escalera  MIF - 2012 - Bradenton, FL

This was Perfect Game's first extended look at Escalera and he is an impressive overall prospect. The Florida native ran a 6.59, had a very sound right handed swing with plus bat speed and was a quick and agile defender at third base with the raw tools to play in the middle infield. He looked alot like Placido Polanco probably did at the same age.

Corey Kafka  RHP - 2012 - Tunnel Hill, GA
North Florida/Middle Georgia State University

The 6-1/210 Kafka didn't show the 91-92 mph velocity he flashed this summer, topping out at 88 mph, but his deceptive crossfire delivery and hard fastball sink make him plenty effective in the upper 80's. His sharp sweeping curveball and change are both quality secondary pitches.

Tyler Krieger  MIF - 2012 - Johns Creek, GA

The 6-2/170 Krieger has a loose, easy swing from both sides of the plate that combines both present bat speed and the potential to get stronger and develop more than his present gap power. The Clemson commit has the athletic ability and tools to stay in the middle of the field at the next level.

Chase Scott  3B - 2012 - Hampton, GA

The 6-0/190 Scott has a very polished and mature hitting approach that is aggressive and short and quick to the ball. He hits the ball hard to all fields and can drive the ball hard up the gaps.

Sean McLaughlin  OF - 2012 - Johns Creek, GA

McLaughlin was up to 96 mph this summer on the mound but only played outfield at this event. He has a sound left handed swing that could produce some power down the road and his 6.75 speed and arm strength make him a potential top defensive outfielder.

Brennan Morgan  C - 2012 - Peachtree City, GA
Kennesaw State

The 6-4/215 Morgan is very strong and creates very good bat speed with loose extension in his swing. He could develop big-time power at the next level. The Kennesaw State commit has a strong arm behind the plate, although he still has some work to do in keeping his actions short and quick.

Blake Burkett  RHP - 2012 - Cumming, GA
Appalachian State

Burkett is a strong 6-3/200 right hander who participated in 2011 PG National Showcase. He throws a heavy sinking fastball that topped out at 87 mph at this event and has frequently been 88-89 this summer. His slurve type breaking ball is a good second offering.

Andrew Bartek  RHP - 2012 - Jefferson, GA

Bartek is a Navy commit with a strong, mature 6-2/215 frame that doesn't offer much projection. He has three solid present pitches in a fastball that tops out at 88 mph, a hard downer curveball in the mid to upper 70's that is a plus pitch at times and a deceptive change up.

Davis Marlar  C - 2012 - Carrollton, GA

Marlar is a Army commit (as opposed to Andrew Bartek's Navy commitment) who has very sound and repeatable catching fundamentals that play well in game action. His 6-1/190 frame has strength and gives his bat plenty of power to develop at the next level.

Alex Liquori  OF - 2012 - Brooks, GA
Kennesaw State

Liquori has very good power and speed (6.70) tools that show up in game competition, including a big opposite field home run in this event. He has some hitting and throwing adjustments to make but his physical tools play high.

Garrett Lovorn  RHP - 2012 - Anderson, SC

Lovern has a projectable 6-3/195 build and has been up to 89 mph at past PG events. He threw up to 87 mph at the Southeast Top and showed the ability to both sink/fade his fastball and to cut it with good sharpness at 83-85 mph. His 75 mph curveball shows good shape and depth.

Mendez Elder  C - 2012 - Atlanta, GA
Savannah State

Elder played catcher at the PG National and at other summer events but was a primary outfielder at this event and has the athletic tools to play there. He has a very loose, Latin-type swing at the plate that creates very good raw bat speed with the promise of more power in the future.

Daniel Amos  OF - 2012 - Fayetteville, GA
Savannah State

Amos has been up to 91 mph on the mound this year but just played outfield at this event. He's a 6.8 runner with a nice loose aggressive swing but even at 5-9/180 might be a better prospect on the mound, although he has definite two-way potential as a collegian.

Ty Alvey  RHP - 2012 - Newnan, GA
Georgia Perimeter College

Alvey has a big 6-4/225 frame and a compact quick arm that generates an 88 mph fastball. A couple of delivery adjustments could improve his velocity immediately. Alvey throws both a mid 70's curveball and promising change up.

Jason Richman  LHP - 2012 - Alpharetta, GA
Georgia Southern

Richman is a loose and projectable 6-3/190 southpaw whose fastball tops out at 86 mph. He has an easy, effortless delivery that should enable him to add velocity as he gets stronger. The big key will be improving his curveball, which is on the soft side right now in the mid 60's.

2013 Top Prospects

Travis Demeritte  3B - 2013 - Statham, GA
South Carolina

Demeritte is one of the top prospects nationally in the 2013 class. He hit a line drive home run in game action to show his right handed power and was up to 88 mph on the mound.

Johnny Ruiz  MIF - 2013 - Coral Gables, FL

Ruiz is a very polished middle infielder with all the tools and skills to play shortstop at the next level. He's a left handed hitter with good strength on his 5-11/185 frame and should develop some gap power at the plate.

Pete Alonso  3B - 2013 - Tampa, FL

Alonso's 6-3/205 frame looks and plays bigger on the field, especially with a bat in his hand. He has plus power from the right side that's going to keep growing as he learns to turn on balls more effectively. Arm strength is his best tool at third base.

Jonathan Pryor  OF - 2013 - Atlanta, GA
Wake Forest

Pryor is a 6-1/180 left handed hitter with a polished hitting approach, good present bat speed and the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields. He ran the 60 in 6.97 and has enough projectable arm strength to play all over the outfield.

Kyle Keatts  SS - 2013 - Jupiter, FL
Keiser University

Keats is a two-way prospect as a middle infielder and right handed pitcher. He has polished defensive tools at shortstop but was perhaps more impressive as a right handed pitcher with a very live 86 mph fastball and a sharp breaking curveball.

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