NEW YORK COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
TOP 25 PROSPECTS, 2010
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
Association with League Managers and Scouts
Official League Website: www.nycbl.com
States Represented in League:
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest):
of Teams in League:
14 (14 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion / best overall record (tie):
Amsterdam Mohawks, Elmira Pioneers.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking:
No. 13 Amsterdam Mohawks.
1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker):
Braden Kapteyn, rhp/1b, Amsterdam Mohawks (Kentucky, played in Cape Cod League
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft:
Mel Rojas Jr., of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Wabash Valley, Ill., JC/Pirates, 3rd
Player of the Year:
Tyler Fisher, of, Allegany County Nitros.
Pitcher of the Year:
Kyle Hunter, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Prospect (as selected by league):
Mel Rojas Jr., of, Amsterdam Mohawks.
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Jason Simone, of, Mohawk Valley Diamonddawgs (.372).
Tyler Fisher, of, Allegany County Nitros (.577).
Vincent Mejia, ss, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (.460).
Cody Kulp, of, Amsterdam Mohawks; Jordan Stouffer, 1b/3b, Albany Dutchmen (8).
Jon Schwind, ss/3b, Amsterdam Mohawks (39).
Justin Fahy, of, Alfred Thunder (20).
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Several tied at 5.
Kyle Hunter, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (0.68).
John Colella, rhp, Elmira Pioneers (13).
Clay Murphy, rhp, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (58).
Rojas Jr., of, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Vincent Mejia, 3b/2b, Glens Falls Golden Eagles.
Matt Conway, 1b, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Fastest Base Runner:
Brady Wilson, 2b, Watertown Wizards.
Alex Todd, ss, Cooperstown Hawkeyes.
Shae Summers, rhp, Watertown Wizards.
Zlotnick, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks.
Hunter, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks.
TOP 25 PROSPECTS
MEL ROJAS JR., of, Amsterdam Mohawks (SIGNED/Pirates)
’09 prospect made 24-game cameo before signing with Pirates; same
tools/athleticism evident, but didn’t perform as well
CODY KULP, of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Shippensburg, Pa./JR in 2011)
Still needs to prove he can play at high level, but has impressive frame/tools;
led league in HR, runs well, solid defender/arm in RF
JON SCHWIND, 3b/ss, Amsterdam Mohawks (Marist/JR)
player on league title team; hit in 3-hole (.292-4-39), 6.6 speed, steady
defender on left side; + versatile, may end up at 2B/CF
DAN ZLOTNICK, lhp/of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Marist/SO)
4-0, 1.47 record (46 IP/43 SO), utilizing 3 pitches, all for strikes: 89-91 FB,
++ CU, CH; herky-jerky delivery adds to deception
KYLE HUNTER, lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Dartmouth/SO)
0.68 record only added to unbeaten streak, hasn’t lost since a HS freshman; FB
at 86-90, but excels with ++ CH, ++ command
SHAE SIMMONS, rhp, Watertown Wizards (Southeast Missouri State/SO)
Limited upside in small frame, but lively arm in closer role; dominant vs. wood
with 88-92 FB, + SL; went 2-0, 0.61, 5 SV, .106 OBA
VINCENT MEJIA, 3b/2b, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (Texas-Pan American/JR)
Solid season at plate (.329-4-34, 36 BB), squared up balls consistently; lacks
speed, out of position in MIF, but found home at 3B
TAYLOR LEWIS, of, Amsterdam Mohawks (Maine/JR)
hitter (.319-1-14) on league’s top team; has big-league frame (6-1, 215), solid
LH power, 6.6 speed but needs work on defense
JOHN COLELLA, rhp, Elmira Pioneers (Holy Cross/SO)
huge headway on summer as closer; FB at 91-92, focused on CU as second pitch;
produced 0.00 ERA, 13 SV, 23 IP/37 SO
RYAN FERGUSON, c, Elmira Pioneers (Temple/SR)
pro ready player in Elmira lineup; solid LH bat (.333-1-29), good power to oppo
field; + arm, actions a little stiff, + leader skills
ALEX TODD, ss, Cooperstown Hawkeyes (Sonoma State, Calif./SR)
defensive SS in league; lean, rangy, smooth, ++ hands, but arm may push him to
2B; hit .295-3-27, drove balls hard to gaps
KYLE SHAW, lhp, Geneva Red Wings (Toledo/JR)
of few LHP in league with + velo; FB reached 91-92 with tailing action, SL/CH
showed flashes; needs more confidence in stuff
TOM MURPHY, c, Oneonta Outlaws (Buffalo/SO)
Caught eye of scouts with 3-run HR over scoreboard in league ASG; strong frame,
+ arm strength, needs to polish catching skills
MATT CONWAY, 1b/lhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Wake Forest/SO)
Should have ++ power once he fills out 6-7 frame, shortens long swing; solid
around bag; hit .275-3-24, broken wrist ended season
ANDREW FOUSHEE, rhp, Elmira Pioneers (Presbyterian/JR)
of few arms who could command 3 pitches, but lacks power FB; went 3-0, 1.31 (7
BB/39 SO), left early with shoulder tendinitis
LUKE MAILE, c, Amsterdam Mohawks (Kentucky/SO)
of upside, but used as No. 2 C by Mohawks; solid defender, + arm strength, power
potential, but needs to refine hitting approach
BRADY WILSON, 2b, Watertown Wizards (West Virginia/SO)
Makes things happen with 6.4 speed; electric out of box, but needs to become
better base runner; improving skills at plate, in field
MATT BOULTER, ss, Webster Yankees (Southern New Hampshire/SO)
Ex-MLB SS Greg Gagne was his HS coach, so has + instincts/actions in field; LH
bat, hit .331, gap power, + hands to add power
JUSTIN VAN GROUW, rhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Wake Forest/SO)
Still growing into 6-7 frame, and summer impacted by tender elbow,
inconsistency; has lots of refinement, but flashed 92 FB, + SL
SEAN BOUTHILETTE, rhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (Campbellsville, Ky./JR)
Ex-Kentucky arm transferring to NAIA school; went 5-1, 2.62, highly competitive
with 88-92 FB, power breaking ball, workable CH
DEREK ZIELINSKI, rhp, Amsterdam Mohawks (LeMoyne/SO)
14 months off TJ surgery, brought back slowly in relief (0.68 ERA in 13 IP);
flashed low-90s FB, + CH, needs time to refine stuff
MIKE MERCURIO, ss, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (High Point/SO)
Everyday SS as High Point FR; struggled adapting to wood, but bat came on; solid
defender, ++ arm, lack of speed hinders range
RYAN KEMP, rhp/of, Mohawk Valley Diamonddawgs (St. Joseph’s/JR)
Two-way player, wants to be OF but needs to focus on pitching to realize
potential; FB at 89-91, shows signs of + SL in closer role
KYLE RICHARDSON, of, Mohawk Valley Diamonddawgs (St. John’s/JR)
to overlook 5-7 frame and focus on ++ speed, defensive skills; threw 11
scoreless IP, so arm plays; surprising juice at plate
MATT COLANTONIO, c, Amsterdam Mohawks (Brown/SR)
favorable impression in all areas, especially baseball IQ; bat (.311-0-7), quick
arm are pro tools; + eye at plate (34 BB/90 AB)