Showcase World Uncommitted Showcase
Jan 3 - 4, 2009 Terry Park Sports Complex - Fort Myers, FL  

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2008 Top Prospects

Marco Hernandez  - 3B - 2008 - Santo Domingo, DOM - DOM

2009 Top Prospects

Vince Howard  - OF - 2009 - Sikeston, MO - USA
Howard hit the ball hard all weekend including an opposite field triple from the left side. He showed the compact swing(s) to handle good D1 pitching and also ran a laser-timed 6.64 60 yard-dash. With improved footwork, he should have a center fielder’s arm and also good range for a D1 program.

Alonzo "Beau" Buckler  - 3B - 2009 - Norcross, GA - USA
Buckler has the most upside of the group. A very athletic and projectable-bodied 6-3, Buckler was very smooth defensively and showed a solid-average major league arm. Despite below-average MLB speed (7.3 60 yd), Buckler’s feet work well at third base. The stick is slower to come along, but he generates some bat-speed and has good balance at the plate. The raw tools are there to become a good draft pick out of college.

Dillon Cordell  - RHP - 2009 - Sarasota, FL - USA
Cordell threw consistently in the mid-80s with a sharp downer curveball. But what stood out most was his pitchability. Cordell carved up opposing hitters and yielded nothing but grounders. His delivery was sound and athletic, with fluid arm-action going over-the-top. Cordell can help a small D1 or high-D2 immediately and there’s enough projection to make him a potential draft in 2012 or 2013.

Phillip Steer  - MIF - 2009 - Scarborough, ON - CAN
The live-bodied middle infielder played with high energy and was a pesky out. Steer showed a quick bat and ran a solid 6.8 60 yd. He projects as a plus defensive second baseman at the high-D1 level with the possibility of playing shortstop despite a long release on his throws. Steer could turn into a #1/#2 hitter in the lineup.

Israel Hernandez  - MIF - 2009 - Homestead, FL - USA
The long, lanky Hernandez showed body control and a future average major league arm for the infield. His mature approach at the plate gives him a chance to become a solid high-D1 hitter as well. With a body that’s screaming for projection, Hernandez will get stronger in the coming years. He ran a 7.02 60 yard-dash.

Jacob Dameron  - RHP - 2009 - Pelham, NC - USA
Dameron showcased a heavy 81-86 MPH fastball that opponents couldn’t hit in the air. He’s a very good athlete with a smooth delivery. Dameron’s second pitch, a curveball, should also become quality for mid- or high-D1. His easy arm-action gives him a chance to throw harder down the road.

Ian Graham  - C - 2009 - Marietta, GA - USA
The best catcher of the group, Graham played hard and showed he can more than handle the backstop defensively for a big school. Graham showed good hands and popped in the 1.9s during the workout. Graham also hit well over the weekend and made adjustments at the plate.

Kyle Robertson  - RHP - 2009 - Granite City, IL - USA
The large-bodied righty worked quickly and threw 81-85 MPH with good sink. He also showed a downward curveball that will improve to a quality D1 pitch. Robertson will have to watch his weight with age, but he’s plenty strong and likely durable for the long run.

Nate White  - 1B - 2009 - Manassas, VA - USA
White showed the most hitting upside of the group. With a long, lanky, projectable body, White also generates good bat-speed and the potential for power in the future. His actions are long in the field and he’ll have to work hard to become a solid defender at first.

Andre Colon  - RHP - 2009 - Lakeworth, FL - USA
A strongly built 5-10 righty, Colon doesn’t project so much to pro scouts but he has the present-day stuff and pitchability to win quickly for a small or mid-D1 college. He’s very athletic for a pitcher with a strong core and lower half. Colon located his 85 MPH fastball to all quadrants and could also spot his curveball.

Nick Albano  - MIF - 2009 - Lake Mary, FL - USA

Steven Ball  - RHP - 2009 - Blacksburg, VA - USA

Jeff Birkofer  - IF - 2009 - Cincinnati, OH - USA

Seth Greene  - RHP - 2009 - Glen Allen, VA - USA

Stephen Howell  - RHP - 2009 - Lake Worth, FL - USA

Travis Isensee  - MIF - 2009 - Fort Myers, FL - USA

Zeke McGranahan  - C - 2009 - Durham, NC - USA

Scott Robinson  - RHP - 2009 - Seminole, FL - USA

Nathan Schickling  - LHP - 2009 - LeClaire, IA - USA

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