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Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
Prospect League: Top 40 Prospects, 2010
Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

PROSPECT LEAGUE
TOP 40 PROSPECTS, 2010
 
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
In Association with League Managers and Scouts
 
Official League Website: www.prospectleague.com
 
FAST FACTS
Year League Established: 2009.
States Represented in League: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest): 2.
No. of Teams in League:15 (11 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion (best overall record):Chillicothe Paints.
Post-Season Champion: Chillicothe Paints.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking:No. 2 Chillicothe Paints.
No. 1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker):Mikie Mahtook, of, Danville Dans (Louisiana State; played for Team USA in 2010).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft:Andrew Morris, rhp, Slippery Rock Sliders (Gulf Coast, Fla., CC; Brewers/16thround).
 
Player of the Year:Jeff Holm, of, Chillicothe Paints.
Pitcher of the Year:Dean Wolosiansky, rhp, West Virginia Miners.
Top Prospect (as selected by league):Jeff Holm, of, Chillicothe Paints.
 
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Batting Average:Kevin Smith, 1b/dh, Nashville Outlaws (.366).
Slugging Percentage:Jeff Holm, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints (.622).
On-Base Average:Kevin Smith, 1b/dh, Nashville Outlaws (.495).
Home Runs:Jeff Holm, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints (11).
RBIs:Jeff Holm, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints (60).
Stolen Bases:Jeff Holm, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints (38).
 
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Wins:Blake Mascarello, lhp, Chillicothe Paints (7).
ERA:Dean Wolosiansky, rhp, West Vrginia Miners (1.19).
Saves:Will Browning, rhp, Danville Dans (12).
Strikeouts:Chris Marlowe, rhp, West Virginia Miners (72).
 
BEST TOOLS
Best Athlete: Torsten Boss, 3b/2b, Chillicothe Paints.
Best Hitter:Jeff Holm, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints.
Best Power:Zach Kometani, c/1b, Quincy Gems.
Fastest Base Runner:Jeff Holm, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints.
Best Defensive Player:Kevin Plawecki, c, Richmond River Rats.
Best Velocity:Navery Moore, rhp, Nashville Outlaws.
Best Breaking Ball: Chris Marlowe, rhp, West Virginia Miners.
Best Command: Casey Henn, rhp, Quincy Gems.
 
TOP 40 PROSPECTS
 
1. NAVERY MOORE, rhp, Nashville Outlaws (Vanderbilt/JR in 2011)
No. 1 prospect in country as HS JR, finally healthy again; inconsistent at 4-2, 3.91, but ++ loose arm, FB at 91-96, flashes ++ SL
2. CODY ELLIOTT, rhp/of, Chillicothe Paints (Ball State/JR)
Solid 2-way talent; has bat speed/line-drive pop (.259-3-18), but huge OF arm plays best as RHP; has 3 pitches, lively 89-93 FB
3. TORSTEN BOSS, 3b/2b, Chillicothe Paints (Michigan State/SO)
Has all the tools, just needs to refine them/get stronger; hit .306-2-31, squares up balls, projectable power; + hands/feet at 2B/3B
4. JEFF HOLM, of/1b, Chillicothe Paints (Michigan State/SR)
Dominated summer ball (.359-11-60, 38 SB) after so-so JR year; squared up balls with legit HR pop; athleticism surfaced in OF
5. CHRIS MARLOWE, rhp, West Virginia Miners (Oklahoma State/JR)
Former college walk-on as SS led league with 72 SO; filthy 2-pitch stuff best suited for closer role; FB up to 95, power SL at 84-85
6. ZACH KOMETANI, c/1b, Quincy Gems (San Diego/JR)
Played sparingly in first 2 years at USD, but huge raw power on display this summer (.321-8-30); + arm, average skills defensively
7. KEVIN PLAWECKI, c, Richmond River Rats (Purdue/SO)
Solid defender, good mobility behind plate, solid arm strength/release; improving bat (.308-0-27, better contact, oppo-field power
8. CHUCK GHYSELS, rhp, Richmond River Rats (Maryland/JR)
Reds draft has stocky frame, but quick, powerful arm from ¾ slot; FB ranges from 89-93, touches 95 in short bursts, CU is SO pitch
9. DEAN WOLOSIANSKY, rhp, West Virginia Miners (Ohio State/SR)
Earned pitcher of year honors (5-1, 1.59) with advanced approach, + command; FB tops at 90, has pro frame, so more velo in there
10. CHASE STEVENS, rhp, Springfield Sliders (Seminole State, Okla., CC)
A bit undersized, but has rubber arm, ++ competes, can + deal with 3-pitch arsenal, FB up to 91, + breaking ball; went 6-1, 1.50
11. KEVAN SMITH, c, Butler Blue Sox (Pittsburgh/SR)
Ex-Pitt QB still adapting to 2 years away from game, mostly DH role; has size, arm, can hit (.347-1-30), swing not geared for power
12. JESSE TIERNEY, c, Danville Dans (Southeast Missouri State/JR)
Impressive LH bat, speed for a catcher (.344-0-22), power will come when fills out lean frame; solid receiver, needs quicker release
13. CASEY HENN, rhp, Quincy Gems (Wright State/JR)
Not overpowering, but good delivery from ¾ slot, + pitchability, command of 3 pitches; FB at 87-90, mixes in 2-plane CU, + CH
14. MASON KATZ, 2b, Danville Dans (Louisiana State/SO)
Played 8 G (.464-0-5) before ran into RF wall making catch, separated shoulder; + bat, + versatile in field, skills best suited for 2B
15. MARK SAPPINGTON, rhp, Hannibal Cavemen (Rockhurst, Mo./SO)
Mid-80s as prep SR, so landed at D-II school; now 6-4, fluid delivery, FB up to 94 at ASG as 18-year old, went 5-1, 62 IP/58 SO
16. KENTON PARMLEY, ss, DeKalb County Liners (Southeast Missouri State/JR)
Strength of game is ++ range/arm strength at SS; average speed, but gets excellent jumps; gap power, needs to be more selective
17. ALEX GUTHRIE, 3b, Terre Haute Rex (Loyola Marymount/JR)
Solid player at bat (.316-2-28), in field; very advanced approach; power emerging, mostly now to gaps; actions a little stiff at 3B
18. ANDY HILLIS, rhp, Nashville Outlaws (Tennessee/FR)
R/S as Tennessee FR, posted 3-3, 5.02 mark on summer; still long way off, but is 6-7 RHP, dominated in last outing with 92-94 FB
19. GARDNER RICHEY, of, Hannibal Cavemen (Samford/SO)
Barreled up balls consistently with power swing (.302-8-32); lot of SO early, made adjustments; OK arm/speed, lacks true position
20. JOMEL TORRES, 1b/of, DuPage Dragons (San Diego State/JR)
Biggest strength is ability to hit/square up balls/go with pitch (.294-5-31), power continues to evolve; arm/speed more suited for LF
21. WILL BROWNING, rhp, Danville Dans (Louisiana-Monroe/SR)
League leader in saves; tough on both RH/LH hitters with running FB in/out at 89-91, has 3 other pitches from multiple slots/angles
22. GREG VAN HORN, ss, Chillicothe Paints (Wooster, Ohio/SR)
Played key role at SS, in 4-hole for league champs; hit .317-4-33, proved he can hit + pitching; has arm for SS, feet more for 3B
23. DOUG JOYCE, c, Nashville Outlaws (Union, Tenn./JR)
Well-traveled player leaving FIU for Tennessee NAIA school; has big power, ++ arm, but stiff actions in field may push him to 1B
24. RYNE PURCELL, rhp, Terre Haute Rex (Eastern Kentucky/SR)
Lacks dominating size/stuff, but has + delivery/quick arm, excellent control of sinking 87-90 FB, solid 2-plane CU with sink/depth
25. IAN NIELSEN, 1b, Chillicothe Paints (Ball State/JR)
Hit walk-off HR to win league title; perplexing player, has all the tools at plate/in field, but very inconsistent; struggles vs. + pitching
26. RYAN PORTER, 1b, Hannibal Cavemen (Rockhurst, Mo./JR)
Big frame, good bloodlines (son of Darrell); intriguing LH bat, legit power, hits for average (.323-4-37), selective at plate, only a 1B
27. NOLAN EARLEY, 1b, Terre Haute Rex (South Alabama/SO)
Best tool is bat; hit .296-2-24, 20 XBH, power hurt playing in big park; decent speed, average arm, covers ground in both CF/RF
28. RYAN CAMP, rhp, DuPage Dragons (Illinois State/JR)
Scouts saw him at 95 in spring, so arm strength is evident; FB more 90-92, lacked confidence in his stuff, mechanics inconsistent
29. KEVIN JOHNSON, rhp, DuPage Dragons (Illinois State/SO)
Big 10 freshman of year went 1-7, 5.06, vulnerable to big IP but upside still evident; FB a steady 88-91, + break, but both pitches flat
30. JAMES HUDELSON, rhp, Hannibal Cavemen (Missouri/JR)
6-3/215 Missouri JC product auditioned for move to D-I level with 3-0, 1.35 summer; sinking FB peaks at 93, needs consistent velo
31. MIKE HACHADORIAN, rhp, Terre Haute Rex (San Diego State/JR)
Impressive athletic frame, raw arm strength but still learning how to pitch (2-3, 48 IP/37 BB/37 SO); solid FB, decent SL, CH is WIP
32. NICK JUDKINS, 2b/ss, Springfield Sliders (Creighton/JR)
Lacks size, but played pivotal role for JC World Series champs, during summer; can swing bat (.324-2-28), stays inside ball well
33. COREY KIMES, lhp, Springfield Sliders (Illinois/JR)
Has big (6-4/250), durable frame, can flash 3 solid pitches (FB at 91-92), but remains unclear whether better suited to start or close
34. ALEX DeLEON, c, Terre Haute Rex (Kansas/SO)
Mostly 1B/3B in HS, has learned to catch in college, + arm, just needs to refine all skills; good pop at plate, needs to get stronger
35. DONOVAN DRAKE, rhp, Danville Dans (Indianapolis/SR)
Unheralded D-II arm made big strides over summer (5-1, 43 IP/43 SO), developed consistency with SL to go with heavy, sinking FB
36. ALEX EDWARD, 3b, Danville Dans (Louisiana State/SO)
Tough out (.295-2-18) with emerging power; other tools just OK, limited to a corner position defensively, will need power to fit at 3B
37. BRYAN HAAR, 1b/of, Danville Dans (San Diego/JR)
Has all raw tools (power, speed, arm) to excel at plate, in field, but rarely plays up to tools; played 1B/OF in summer, could be + 3B
38. ERIC HECKAMAN, rhp, Chillicothe Paints (Western Michigan/SR)
Went 5-3, 3.87 for league champs, 0-9 at WMU as SO; ex-QB recruit is athletic, just learning how to pitch; 91-93 FB, flashes ++ SL
39. JONATHAN IVIE, rhp, Nashville Outlaws (Belmont/SR)
Ex-OF was perfect as closer (3-0, 0.00, 10 SV, 27 IP/28 SO); limited upside in 6-1 frame, but used dynamic 92 cutter in any count
40. AUSTIN GREEN, c, Danville Dans (San Diego/JR)
Has huge arm behind plate, but long way to go overall as C; flashes raw power (.247-0-20), but has to get locked in, mature as hitter