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2008 Top Prospects

Gary Bishop  RHP - 2008 - Semmes, AL   Pearl River CC

Strong frame (6-1, 195). Arm speed, arm strength, online, balanced, life on fastball, mixes pitches well, sharp curveball at higher velocity, mound presence. Arm strength from outfield, bat speed, ball jumps off bat, raw power, aggressive swing, can drive it. Top-level player.

Heine Rivera  OF - 2008 - Fayetteville, GA   Middle Georgia State University

Great frame (6-3, 165), projectable. Speed, arm strength, online carry, good actions in outfield, accurate throws, diving catches in game action, range. Patient hitter, bat speed, strength in swing, projectable power, uses whole field. Plays hard, nice mechanics on mound, upside as two-way prospect.

Brandon Miller  C - 2008 - Tyrone, GA   Georgia Tech

Good catcher's frame (6-1, 190) with strength, quick feet behind the plate, arm strength, handles pitchers well. Good bat speed, leverage at contact, ball jumps off his bat, strength in swing, confident hitter, projectable power, top level hitter. Good student.

Jordan Craft  OF - 2008 - Kennesaw, GA   Kennesaw State

Great frame (6-2, 175), lean, athletic outfielder with arm strength. Great online carry, moves well, nice outfield actions. Bat speed, nice swing mechanics, solid contact, leverage, strength in swing, projectable power. Live fastball on mound, tough on righthanded hitters, polished delivery, projectable velocity, good curve with depth. Great upside.

Phillip Byrd  LHP - 2008 - Moss Point, MS   South Alabama

Very strong, huge frame (6-5, 220), projectable. Arm speed, minimal effort, mound presence, throws strikes, works in and out, fade changeup, cuts FB, late life, pitchability, mixes pitches. Upside, bat speed, strength in swing, drives ball, hits higher velocity pitches better. Good student.

Trent Hillis  RHP - 2008 - Waynesboro, GA   Berry College

Present strength in 6-foot, 190-pound body. Short arm circle, good lower half, arm-side run on fastball, nasty curve, dominated hitters, upside on mound. Moves well in outfield, arm speed, bat speed, raw power, projectable power, easy lift, strength in swing. Good student.

C. J. Lusted  C - 2008 - Roswell, GA   Georgia Southern

Lean, athletic frame (6-1, 172), nice actions defensively, arm strength, soft hands, nice feet, range. Has bat speed, drives ball, projectable power, smooth swing, patient approach, disciplined, leverage at contact. Polished mechanics on mound, projectable velocity.

Antonio Burke  OF - 2008 - Lithia Springs, GA   Florida A&M/Middle Georgia State University

Athletic build (6-1, 180), long limbs, good speed. Moves well in outfield, arm speed, range. Bat speed, line-drive swing plane, turns on ball well, quick hands. Gets down the line quickly. Showed velocity on the mound, heavy ball, good spin on curve, control. Upside both ways.

Connor Winn  MIF - 2008 - Suwanee, GA   Georgia Tech

Medium frame (5-10, 170), good actions defensively, nice feet, soft hands, range up middle, turns double play well. Line-drive swing plane, quick bat, easy swing mechanics, uses whole field. Hustle player, smart base runner. Good student as, well.

TJ Kerins  RHP - 2008 - Marietta, GA   Navy

Extra-large frame (6-0, 185), projectable strength. Mowed down hitters, very good changeup, quick arm, live arm, long and loose, mixes pitches, mound presence, throws strikes, upside on the mound. Solid bat speed, raw power, level swing, good student.

2009 Top Prospects

Alex Glenn  OF - 2009 - McDonough, GA   Southern California

Athletic frame (5-9, 155). Good speed, moves well in the OF, through the ball, range. Aggressive hitter, bat speed, raw power, leverage at contact, consistent solid contact, quick hands, good eye. Plays the game hard, great upside.

Patrick Gamblin  LHP - 2009 - Harlem, GA   Winthrop

Quick arm, works fast, good CH, nice tilt CB, tight rotation, hard CB, cut action FB, aggressive pitching style. Moves well in the OF, aggressive hitter, leverage at contact, line-drive hitter, good base runner. Upside, excellent student.

Brennan Middleton  SS - 2009 - Baton Rouge, LA   Tulane

Lean (5-10, 160), athletic. Nice actions defensively, quick transfer, accurate arm, body control, made all the plays, arm strength, smooth. Bat speed, line-drive hitter, solid contact, centers ball well, aggressive swing. Arm speed on mound, throws strikes. Upside, good student as well.

Tommy Butler  SS - 2009 - Alpharetta, GA   Uncommitted

Quick feet defensively, quick release, body control, position flexibility. Good bat speed, keeps weight back well, consistent solid contact to all fields, centers ball well, line-drive hitter. Good approach, quick arm on mound, online mechanics, good run on FB. Very good student.

Cody Martin  3B - 2009 - Toccoa, GA   Chipola College

Lean (6-1, 180), athletic. Arm strength, quick feet, range, body control. Good bat speed, nice swing, ball jumps off bat, solid line-drive contact, keeps hands inside ball, projectable power. Loose arm on mound.

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