Showcase South Top Prospect Showcase
Jul 25 - 26, 2005 Baylor University - Waco, TX  

2006 Top Prospects

Kendal Volz  - RHP - 2006 - Bulverde, TX - USA
The 6-4, 210 lb Volz threw 90-91 mph easily and consistently and also had a mid 70's slurve type breaking ball that has sharp bite to it. We've heard of Volz touching 95 mph in the past. He's a good athlete and a big time power pitching prospect.

Kevin Cravey  - SS - 2006 - Spring, TX - USA

Jarrod Gaskey  - OF - 2006 - Azle, TX - USA
Gaskey has raw skills but had the best tools of any player in Waco. Despite being a strong 6-2, 200 athlete, he recorded the fastest 60 time at 6.79, threw 87 mph from the outfield and touched 90 from the mound and showed over the fence home run power.

Matt Jackson  - RHP - 2006 - Haughton, LA - USA
Jackson is a projectable 6-3, 170 lb right hander with a loose, fluid arm action. He threw a boring 85-87 mph fastball that should gain velocity in the future and also had a sharp 74 mph curveball.

Justin Walker  - 3B - 2006 - Dallas, TX - USA
The 6-4, 200 lb Walker was the best power hitting prospect at the showcase and had some very good at bats against good pitching. He also showed prospect quality tools on the mound with an 87 mph fastball.

Thomas Brady  - OF - 2006 - Plano, TX - USA
The left handed hitting Brady was the best pure hitter at the showcase and hit the ball hard consistently to all fields and has some juice in his bat. He also made a catch in centerfield that Jim Edmonds would have been proud of.

Jeremy Erben  - RHP - 2006 - New Braunfels, TX - USA
Erben pounded the strike zone with a heavy 85-87 mph sinker and quality 71 mph curveball. He's also an infield prospect with some pop in his bat and is a tough kid who plays very hard.

Zackary Harwood  - RHP - 2006 - Groves, TX - USA
Harwood is a projectable 6-1, 170 lb right hander with a quick, short arm stroke. His fastball was 85-87 mph and he had a nice 2-plane 71 mph curveball.

Michael Wright  - OF - 2006 - Lockhart, TX - USA
Wright's raw tools wouldn't make a prospect list but he plays the game harder than just about any player we've seen. He impacts every game he plays in and reminds us of a Pete Rose type player when Rose was in his prime.

Jackson Burkhart  - C - 2006 - Corinth, TX - USA
Burkhard has a pro type body at 6-3, 195 lbs. His catching skills and bat are playable but what really intrigued us was when he came in and threw 88 mph after catching 2 days in the Waco sun. He's worth following closely at both positions.

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