Showcase Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase
Aug 12 - 13, 2006 Burlington Athletic Stadium - Burlington, NC  
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2007 Top Prospects

Taylor Reeves  RHP - 2007 - Chesapeake, VA   Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Reaves is a potential two-way player in college. He shows off a huge outfield arm and big power potential at the plate. On the mound, he topped at 88 mph and retired 15 straight batters. He has a plus build and projects as a highest level college prospect.

Ryan Leach  RHP - 2007 - Kings Mountain, NC   North Carolina

A polished righthander, Leach committed early to UNC. He topped out at 89 mph during the showcase and was the most polished pitcher at the event. He showed an outstanding curveball with good command and should compete for playing time early in his college career.

Nick Thode  C - 2007 - Huntington Station, NY   Uncommitted

Thode opened many eyes during the workout with a wide-ranging set of tools. He has outstanding strength in his swing and drives the ball all over the field. Behind the plate, he has great arm strength and produced pop times under 2.00 seconds. He projects as a high-level Division I prospect.

Cassidy McDaniel  RHP - 2007 - Warrenton, VA   Radford

A physically imposing righthander, McDaniel topped at 87 mph on the mound with a good downhill plane on his pitches. He has a sharp curveball and should add velocity in the future.

Andrew Cobb  OF - 2007 - Apopka, FL   Western Carolina

While he didn’t produce the numbers and times he has at other events, Cobb showed plenty of athletic ability in the outfield. He has two major league quality tools: speed and plus arm strength.

Jeff Caldwell  1B - 2007 - Altamonte Springs, FL   Indiana

Caldwell was the top offensive prospect at the showcase. He showed big raw power at the plate and showed he can drive the ball to any part of the park. He projects as a corner infielder as he quite athletic for his size.

Paul Duncan  LHP - 2007 - Northfield, IL   Eastern Kentucky

With a fastball that topped at 86 mph, Duncan was the hardest-throwing lefthander at the event. He has a good feel for his off-speed pitches and an athletic build. He doesn’t have one area that sticks out on the mound, but does everything well.

Logan Billbrough  RHP - 2007 - Miami, FL   William & Mary

Billbrough overpowered hitters at times with a fastball that topped at 87 mph. He has a great pitcher’s body and will improve in all areas as he faces top competition in greater Miami next spring.

Greg Caskey  RHP - 2007 - Abington, PA   Delaware

Caskey showed a fastball that topped at 87 with good life and a plus curveball. He has a great build at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds and looks to be a solid Division I prospect.

David Koczirka  RHP - 2007 - Thornton, PA   Villanova

Topping at 86 mph with his fastball, Koczirka showed a very advanced feel for pitching. He challenged hitters with a sharp downer curveball and good command. He is a solid Division I prospect.

David Shambley  C - 2007 - Cary, NC   UNC-Wilmington

A solid defensive catcher, Shambley also excels at the plate where he is capable of driving the ball from gap to gap. He has a short, easy swing and should be able to hit at the next level.

Daniel Palombi  C - 2007 - Lexington, KY   Evansville

Palombi showed a great bat for a catcher and was particularly impressive during batting practice. He is athletic behind the plate and recorded a low pop time of 2.00 seconds.

Tim Kiley  1B - 2007 - Palm Harbor, FL   Florida Gulf Coast

At 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, Kiley has an ideal build for a pitcher and should pick up velocity in the future as he learns to incorporate his body in his delivery. His fastball comes from a good downward plane and tops at 84 mph; he also has the makings of a plus slider.


2008 Top Prospects

Steele Myers  SS - 2008 - Chapel Hill, NC   VMI

An impressive 2008 infield prospect, Myers has been known on a local level for quite some time and has been developing a national profile lately. He is well developed physically and has good pop at the plate. Defensively, he profiles at several different positions, but is most comfortable on the left side of the infield.

Jacob Stallings  C - 2008 - Brentwood, TN   North Carolina

A very projectable two-way player, Stallings has the type of build that coaches love. He has a lot of room to fill out but has the tools at either pitcher or catcher to turn into a high Division I prospect.

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