Showcase MW Top Prospect Showcase
Sep 27 - 28, 2008 Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA  

2008 Top Prospects

Brodie Ross  - OF - 2008 - Unionville, ON - CAN
Aggressive to ball in OF with good actions and athleticism. Strong toned build. Has good arm strength from OF and makes accurate throws to bases. Good load at plate, good exit off bat, generates good batspeed with strength in forearms and wrists.

2009 Top Prospects

Chad Christensen  - 3B - 2009 - Cedar Rapids, IA - USA
Strong frame, fast twitch athlete. Capable IF and OF, quick to the ball, very good transfer and release. Good bat speed, aggressive approach at the plate and generates line drive contact to all fields.

Christopher Fitzpatrick  - LHP - 2009 - Gladstone, MO - USA
Durable bodied LHP, strong lower half and torso. Also plays position well. ¾ release on mound, tail FB, quick arm, good feel for CH with sink, showed hard run on FB.

Taylor Eikenberry  - LHP - 2009 - Rock Falls, IL - USA
Lean athletic build, slender frame, trim waist. Good pace to delivery, clean mechanics, full windup. Throws downhill, strikes on both sides of the plate. Changes speeds effectively with 1-7 CB – tight spin, and has good feel for CH as well.

Andy Flett  - RHP - 2009 - Fenton, MO - USA
XL tall pitcher’s build. High ¾ release with loose arm action. 11-5 breaking ball with tight spin, developing CH, mixes both pitches in well. Well balanced delivery, good extension out, drives ball downhill.

Joshua DeBoer  - RHP - 2009 - Coralville, IA - USA
Slender athletic pitcher’s build. Projectable frame with room for continued physical development. 10-4 hard break CB. Feel for pitching.

Jordan Adams  - C - 2009 - Mason City, IA - USA
Strong durable bodied catcher. Good athlete behind the plate with fast twitch actions, 1.99 pop time. Good transfer and release, quick out of stance. Big batspeed at the plate, good exit off bat, ball will jump, power potential.

Rick Sandquist  - RHP - 2009 - Fort Dodge, IA - USA
Tall and slender pitcher’s build, trim waist, projectable. ¾ release with fast arm, stays tall and uses height, sharp late breaking SL keeps hitters off balance, hard to pick up out of hand, drew a lot of off balance swings.

Chris Romano  - RHP - 2009 - Markham, ON - CAN
Strong bodied, ¾ release with extended arm action. FB has late run and sink, showed very sharp 10-4 SL. Works quick, likes to pitch under the hands.

2010 Top Prospects

Kellen Sweeney  - SS - 2010 - Cedar Rapids, IA - USA
Versatile athlete can play anywhere on the field. Advanced approach and feel at the plate, swing generates hard contact to all fields and he has pop. Easy defensive tools and arm strength.

Evan Grills  - LHP - 2010 - Whitby, ON - CAN
Angular high projection pitcher’s frame. Athlete on mound, with quick loose arm action. Arm side run on FB with late life, and he pounds it in on left handers. Excellent presence on mound, confident in ability.

Jon Keller  - RHP - 2010 - Cedar Rapids, IA - USA
Tall, high projection frame. Easy velocity, jumps out of hand, FB is hard and heavy. Good feel for pitching, mixes in 11-5 CB, high ceiling.

Tyler King  - LHP - 2010 - Republic, OK - USA
Challenges hitters at all times, fills up the zone. ¾ release and loose lively arm, high leg kick helps create deception, hides ball well on backside. Many defensive swings against him, excellent feel for CH with good sink. Gets off the mound well to field position.

Clay Welter  - MIF - 2010 - Gilbertville, IA - USA
High level athlete with big time speed, 6.67 60 with good first step quickness. Moves well laterally on IF, bounce in step, soft hands and quick release. Balanced swing at the plate with simple contact approach. Lively arm on mound as well with FB to 88, and 11-5 CB.

Reid Roper  - MIF - 2010 - Carrier Mills, IL - USA
Live athletic build, the game comes easy to him. Relaxed actions in field and at plate. Quick transfer and release up the middle, good body control, gets in good position to throw and has arm strength. Wide base at the plate, no stride approach, short and quick stroke, ball jumps.

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