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2007 Top Prospects

Quincy Latimore  OF - 2007 - Apex, NC   North Carolina State

The most electric bat at the event. Great bat speed and the ball jumps off wood like a mature player. We really liked his approach to the game, and shows great core strength. A 7.02 runner, he has a great attitude and wants it badly, and can hit the ball out on every swing.

Joseph Yermal  RHP - 2007 - Bel Air, MD   UNC-Charlotte

The most projectable player at the event. A top Level RHP, with balance and athleticism. Showed 86fb and we had heard he was up to 91 a few weeks earlier, and we can believe it. He has a great pitcher's frame and good arm speed. Good command and easy arm action with projectable velocity. Good at first base and can swing the bat as well.

Joshua McKinney  3B - 2007 - Ooltewah, TN   Wofford

Strong hands with college bat speed and big power potential. He had the best bp at the event. Very good runner with 7.03 sixty speed and SS tools that play. Strong arm and very good glove action that could profile well at many different positions.

Pete Levitt  RHP - 2007 - Chesapeake, VA   Pitt CC

Pete was one of the top pitching prospects at the event with 86fb velocity and arm action and body that suggest 90s velocity real soon. Also had a solid 78 mph change up. A RH hitter who simply drills the inside pitches with college level power.

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

A catcher who showed big time power at the plate. Strong hands and can swing wood and turn on the ball. A game time hitter with many hits during the games. He is strong behind the plate with college level arm strength and posted 2.03 pop times in the game. Had clean and quick 1.93-2.00 pop time on all work-out throws.

Hamilton Bennett  LHP - 2007 - Tega Cay, SC   Winthrop

Showed 85-83fb with good life and good command. Repeatable delivery and he works quickly. Has RF arm strength with carry. Also, is good at 1b with nice footwork and athletic actions. Good bat speed and athletic frame. He is very good on the mound, with potential future as a two way player.

Merritt Sosnoskie  1B - 2007 - Front Royal, VA   Virginia Tech

On the mound he showed an 86-84fb with excellent location, CB with late life, and a CH that looks to be a plus pitch. 7.07-60 and he showed athleticism and college potential tools in the field. Good arm strength with very smooth athletic release. At the plate he is balanced with developing strength and showed good power.

Derrick (DJ) Fitzgerald  MIF - 2007 - Virginia Beach, VA   Georgia Southern

College bat speed and college power with good balance and leverage in swing. Good runner with 7.18 sixty speed and 4.38 home to first base time. Very athletic player with arm strength, balance, and power. Very good SS tools with quick transfers and arm strength.

Matthew Hamlet  MIF - 2007 - Chesapeake, VA   Boston College

Quickness. We have seen Matt in the past and he continues to lower his sixty time. Wiry strong. Matt had one of the best bp sessions with power and bat speed. Stays behind the ball and uses the field. Very good hands and quick transfers in the field with good range.

Nikko Echevarria  MIF - 2007 - Bradenton, FL   Nova Southeastern

Very good arm strength and he can run. Hustles and likes to play the game. Good arm strength (81 mph from IF and OF) with good hands and glove. Has very good range and gets good jumps on the ball. Feet work well and he always gets himself into position to field the ball. College level bat speed and strong hands.

Thomas Nichols  MIF - 2007 - Leesburg, GA   Georgia Tech

An exciting two way player. Thomas was the first pitcher to take the mound at the event and set the bar with very good life on his 83fb, good tight spin on 68cb, and out pitch level command on a 73ch. Thomas was one of the top hitters at the event as well with a tremendous bp session.

Jake Frazier  LHP - 2007 - Indian Harbor Beach, FL   Hillsborough CC

Very good arm strength from the OF with good carry. Good actions that are balanced. A switch hitter with college level projection on tools. Has good power and bat speed. He is solid from the LH side, but a notch better from the right side.

Will Kent  C - 2007 - Midlothian, VA   Methodist University

Good bat and quick (1.92 best) pop times. Very good accuracy and had consistent sub 2.0 pop times. College level arm strength. At the plate he has good hand strength and attacks the ball. He likes to rip and he does attack the ball.

2008 Top Prospects

Tyler Hanover  MIF - 2008 - Kernersville, NC   Louisiana State

A very exciting player who will be a must see player for many college teams. Quick. Tyler can swing it and showed power and very good bat speed with projectable power. Tyler has very strong hands for his age and knows how to swing wood. In the field he has a polished glove.

Chad O'Connor  RHP - 2008 - Chesapeake, VA   Virginia

One of the top pitchers at the event. He has polished mechanics and a big upside. Chad has a good pitcher's frame with a smooth arm action and good arm speed. Look for his velocity to continue to improve.

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