Showcase National Underclass Dec 28-30
Dec 28 - 30, 2005 Terry Park Sports Complex - Fort Myers, FL  

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2007 Top Prospects

Michael Main  RHP - 2007 - Deltona, FL   Florida State

Main is the #1 prospect overall in the 2007 class based on his pitching ability, but he still showed his athleticism despite not throwing from the mound. He ran 6.62 and hit with power. He’s filling out his 6-2 frame well.

Jason Heyward  OF - 2007 - McDonough, GA   UCLA

Heyward took his game to the next level in Fort Myers, showing tremendous power and hitting skills both in BP and in games. His improved aggressiveness was key. Heyward is a tools player as well, with sub 7.00 speed and a 90 mph arm at 6-5, 220.

John Tolisano  SS - 2007 - Sanibel, FL   Florida

The jury is still out on what position Tolisano will play at the next level. The jury is much more in agreement on him as a hitter; he’s one of the best in the country from both the right and left side of the plate.

Justin Jackson  SS - 2007 - Asheville, NC   Arizona State

There is no smoother and more advanced defensive infielder in the country than Jackson. He can do everything in the field. At 6-2, 170 lbs, Jackson projects with the bat, too. He has bat speed and a swing that should develop power.

Steven Brooks  OF - 2007 - Wyckoff, NJ   Wake Forest

The 6-0, 175 lb Brooks would be a top prospect with average speed, but when he can run 6.41, that puts a player at a different level. No player improved his overall stock more at the showcase than this New Jersey 5-tool outfielder.

Yoandy Barroso  OF - 2007 - Miami, FL   South Florida

We had never seen of Barroso before but after he threw 93 mph in OF drills we paid close attention. He showed plus bat speed at the plate and does everything easily and athletically.

D.J. Jones  OF - 2007 - Gulf Shores, AL   Auburn

It’s not often a junior lefthander throws 87 off the mound and that’s an afterthought. Jones has some of the best bat speed in the 2007 class and is a 6.69 runner, too.

Garrett Nash  SS - 2007 - Draper, UT   Oregon State

Nash (6.48) was edged by Brooks as the fastest player at the showcase, but the rest of his tools play high. He drives the ball hard from both sides and is an extra base/stolen base threat offensively.

Tanner Robles  LHP - 2007 - Murray, UT   Oregon State

Robles has a pro profile body at 6-3, 190 lbs and top level athleticism. He threw 86-88 mph with a nice curveball/change up combination and should continue to improve with physical maturity.

Nathan Striz  RHP - 2007 - Lakeland, FL   North Carolina

Stirz has firmed his body up to a solid 6-4, 215 lbs and has a workhorse approach on the mound. He threw an easy 90 mph in Fort Myers and we’ve seen him at 93-94 mph before.

Logan Williams  SS - 2007 - Damascus, AR   Mississippi

Williams will could move to third base at the next level but his bat will play anywhere. He has a quick stroke that combines power and bat head skills and drives the ball hard to all fields. Outstanding arm!

Zach Jones  C - 2007 - Draper, UT   Stanford

Jones is slender at 5-11, 165 lbs but has excellent quickness in all his actions. He’s one of the best defensive catchers in the 2007 class and shows surprising bat speed and gap to gap present power.

D.J. Swatscheno  LHP - 2007 - Pembroke Pines, FL   Miami

Swatscheno just looks like an uncomfortable at bat for a hitter. He throws 88 mph from a deceptive delivery with excellent life. His mid-70’s curveball is a hammer with tight downer break.

Jon Luke Jacobs  RHP - 2007 - Gainestown, AL   Auburn

Although Jacobs is 6-0, 170 lbs, he has a big time arm. He has a power pitcher's delivery and arm action and throws a heavy 90 mph fastball with minimal effort. Jacob's slider is a potential plus pitch with very sharp biting action.

Remington Wilson  C - 2007 - Sandy, UT   Kansas

Utah features two national level catchers in the 2007 class in Wilson and Jones. Wilson is biggerer at 6-0, 185 lbs, has more power potential and is almost as advanced defensively as Jones.

Timothy Ferguson  MIF - 2007 - Beaumont, TX   Mississippi

Ferguson showed bat speed and power potential at a whole new level than we’ve seen before. He’s always been a smooth fielding middle infielder with improving speed (6.8) but his bat moves him to a different prospect level.

AJ Regoli  OF - 2007 - Lake Worth, FL   South Florida

Regoli doesn’t have one superior tool but he does everything at a very high prospect level. He has advanced skills both offensively and defensively, especially with his overall hitting approach and his arm strength.

Mike McGee  SS - 2007 - Port St. Lucie, FL   Florida State

McGee profiles best as a shortstop, with sub 7.00 speed, good defensive actions and solid hitting skills, but he also throws 90 mph off the mound and has a good idea how to pitch. Top 2-way prospect.

Weston Gilmer  SS - 2007 - Pinson, AL   Auburn

The 6-1, 190 lb Gilmer is also a position prospect, but he showed top level pitching tools in Fort Myers. His fastball was steady 88-89 mph and very heavy and his curveball had sharp 12/6 bite at 72 mph.

Patrick Johnson  RHP - 2007 - Conover, NC   North Carolina

Johnson is still well short of 6-0 but his electric arm throws 90-91 mph easily with a power breaking ball. Johnson is an infield prospect who can run (6.85) and hit as well. Top two-way DI college prospect.

Joel Carranza  C - 2007 - Pembroke Pines, FL   Broward CC

Andrew Cobb  OF - 2007 - Apopka, FL   Western Carolina

Daniel Elorriaga-Matra  C - 2007 - Coral Springs, FL   San Diego State

Christopher Epps  OF - 2007 - Stone Mountain, GA   Clemson

Frank Florio  OF - 2007 - Long Valley, NJ   Stetson

Isaih Froneburger  OF - 2007 - Forest Park, GA   Georgia

Michael Gipson  RHP - 2007 - West Palm Beach, FL   Florida Atlantic

Chris Kay  C - 2007 - Marietta, GA   Virginia Tech

Drew Longley  C - 2007 - Lutz, FL   South Florida

Jordan Lucas  SS - 2007 - Port Charlotte, FL   Western Carolina

Relly Mercurio  1B - 2007 - Houston, TX   TCU

Nicholas Natale  OF - 2007 - Hoboken, NJ   Palm Beach Atlantic

Raymond Quinones  MIF - 2007 - New York, NY   UNC-Greensboro

Matthew Sergey  RHP - 2007 - Plantation, FL   Uncommitted

Austin Sheffield  1B - 2007 - Homestead, FL   Manhattan

Tant Shepherd  3B - 2007 - Flower Mound, TX   Texas

Tyler Wilson  RHP - 2007 - Midlothian, VA   Virginia

2008 Top Prospects

Hunter Cervenka  LHP - 2008 - Baytown, TX   Texas

Cervenka is an excellent athlete who would rank near the top of the 2008 list as an outfielder as well as a pitcher. He threw 89 mph from the mound with a power curveball and we’ve seen him throw harder.

J P Ramirez  OF - 2008 - New Braunfels, TX   Tulane

Ramirez is one of the top pure hitters in the 2008 class. He has bat speed and centers everything hard from the left side. The power will come, too. Ramirez ran a (6.9) and throws (81 mph) easily across the infield

Tommy Winegardner  SS - 2008 - St. Leonard, MD   Coastal Carolina

Winegardner has superior arm strength for his age, throwing 86 mph in both infield and from the mound. He has power in his bat from both sides of the plate, too.

Taylor Hightower  C - 2008 - Cartersville, GA   Mississippi

Hightower is a polished player with very good present strength for his age. He can catch and throw at a high level now. Offensively, he has gap to gap power and a very mature, patient approach.

Quinton Miller  RHP - 2008 - Medford, NJ   North Carolina

Miller has all the pitches now with a heavy 88 mph fastball, sharp 75 mph curveball and very advanced and deceptive change up. He should keep getting stronger and better with maturity.

Joey Belviso  OF - 2008 - Pembroke Pines, FL   Jacksonville

Belviso is a potential 5-tool outfielder with pro level arm strength, good speed (6.9) and some serious juice in his bat. He’ll be a fun player to watch develop over the next few years.

Chase Davidson  1B - 2008 - Alpharetta, GA   Georgia

The 6-5 left handed hitting Davidson has huge present power and is only going to get stronger. He’s a very aggressive hitter who has very good loft and extension in his powerful swing.

Brian Ellington  RHP - 2008 - Gainesville , FL   Florida State

Ellington was one of the most projectable pitchers in Fort Myers with a 6-3, 170 lb frame and a low effort, easy arm action. He threw up to 86 mph with a very sharp 71 mph curveball.

George Bahadue  RHP - 2008 - Miami, FL   Uncommitted

Bahadue’s fastball topped at 87 mph but had some of the best late life at the showcase and was a dominant pitch. He is also a strong athlete who can hit with power and play third base.

Tyler Pastornicky  MIF - 2008 - Bradenton, FL   Florida State

Pastornicky has advanced defensive tools, including outstanding arm strength and soft hands. He’s a 6.92 runner who shows bat speed and solid contact ability at the plate. He’s the son of former ML infielder and current Royals scout Cliff Pastornicky.

Raiko Alfonso  MIF - 2008 - Key West, FL   Florida International

Alfonso has it all but running speed, he is smooth as silk with a strong arm in the inf. He hits and projects to hit with power.

Gregory Conver  RHP - 2008 - Margate, FL   South Florida

Conver is intimidating at close to 6-5 with a low ¾’s to sidearm release point. He throws 86-87 mph with excellent tailing action. Conver is a good athlete as well with power and running speed.

Joseph (Jay) Austin  OF - 2008 - Atlanta, GA   Southern California

Sean Bouthilette  RHP - 2008 - Elizabethtown, KY   Kentucky

Jamie Bruno  1B - 2008 - Covington, LA   Tulane

Brett DeVall  LHP - 2008 - Niceville, FL   Georgia

Rolando Gomez  MIF - 2008 - Pembroke Pines, FL   Miami

Matthew Harrison  SS - 2008 - Henderson, NV   North Carolina

Jordan Jankowski  C - 2008 - McMurray, PA   Miami (OH)

John Lamb  LHP - 2008 - Laguna Hills, CA   Uncommitted

Matt Marquis  OF - 2008 - Annandale, NJ   Vanderbilt

Vickash Ramjit  3B - 2008 - Miami, FL   Miami

Ezekiel Spruill  RHP - 2008 - Marietta, GA   Georgia

David Wright  C - 2008 - Aledo, TX   TCU

2009 Top Prospects

Cooper Moseley  MIF - 2009 - Montgomery, AL   Georgia

The only present position/pitching tool Moseley didn’t show at a high prospect level was straight ahead running speed (7.39). He is an advanced hitter who can play shortstop, plus throw 86 mph off the mound with two quality breaking pitches

Brent Zimmerman  SS - 2009 - Cooper City, FL   Virginia Tech

Zimmerman throws an easy 85-86 mph from a high ¾’s arm slot, which gives his curveball great downward break as well. He’s just beginning to grow at 5-10, 155 lbs and he’s going to keep throwing harder the stronger he gets.

Matt Watson  C - 2009 - Portland, ME   Boston College

Watson is a left handed hitting catcher who showed hitting ability and bat speed well beyond his years. He’s from Maine, as well. Watson’s defensive skills are solid and projectable.

Ryan Lashley  SS - 2009 - Lake Worth, FL   Stetson

Graham Ramos  3B - 2009 - Tampa, FL   Tampa

2010 Top Prospects

Jeff Jackson  C - 2010 - Wauconda, IL   Wabash Valley College

Only a 2010 prospect, Jackson fit in very well with the much older players. He has exceptional defensive skills and tools for his age, including consistent pop times around 2.00, and his offense is almost as advanced.

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