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Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
Cal Ripken Sr: Top 25 Prospects, 2010
       
Published: Friday, September 24, 2010

CAL RIPKEN COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
TOP 25 PROSPECTS, 2010
 
COMPILED BY ALLAN SIMPSON
In Association with League Managers and Scouts
 
Official League Website: http://www.ripkensrcollegebaseball.org
 
FAST FACTS
Year League Established: 2005.
States Represented in League: Maryland, Virginia.
Level of Competition (1-to-4 Scale, 1 being highest): 2.
No. of Teams in League: 8 (8 in 2009).
Regular-Season Champion: Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Post-Season Champion: Bethesda Big Train.
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 30/Final Ranking: No. 22 Youse’s Maryland Orioles, No. 28 Bethesda Big Train.
No. 1 Prospect, 2009 (per PG CrossChecker): Kevin Brady, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Clemson; played in Cape Cod League in 2010).
First 2009 Player Selected, 2010 Draft: Joe Leonard, 3b, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Pittsburgh; Braves/3rd round).
 
Most Valuable Player: Ben Carhart, 3b/rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Max Knowles, lhp, Alexandria Aces.
Top Prospect (as selected by league): None selected.
 
BATTING LEADERS (League games only)
Batting Average: Kasey Culverson, of, Maryland Redbirds (.360).
Slugging Percentage: Rand Ravnaas, of, Alexandria Aces (.504).
On-Base Average: Chris Cook, ss/2b, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (.438).
Home Runs: Seth Baldwin, of, Baltimore Redbirds; Will Davis, c, Alexandria Aces (4).
RBIs: Ben Carhart, 3b, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (28).
Stolen Bases: Johnny Bladel, of, Herndon Braves (29).
 
PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)
Wins: Max Knowles, lhp, Alexandria Aces (6).
ERA: Blake Geiger, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (0.63).
Saves: Derrick Brewer, rhp, Herndon Braves (11).
Strikeouts: Max Knowles, lhp, Alexandria Aces (60).
 
BEST TOOLS
Best Athlete: Glynn Davis, of, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Best Hitter: Johnny Bladel, of, Herndon Braves.
Best Power: Ben Carhart, 3b, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Fastest Base Runner: Glynn Davis, of, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Best Defensive Player: Dante Rosenberg, c, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Best Velocity: Blake Hauser, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
Best Breaking Ball: Cody Allen, rhp, Bethesda Big Train.
Best Command: Blake Geiger, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles.
 
TOP 25 PROSPECTS
 
1. GLYNN DAVIS, of, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (SIGNED/Orioles)
Undrafted JC player in June, became summer sensation with O’s; ++ athlete, 5-tool potential; 6.3 speed in 60, power developing
2. JOSH CONWAY, rhp/if, Baltimore Redbirds (Coastal Carolina/SO in 2011)
Athletic, 2-way talent; further along on mound with free/easy delivery, 92-94 FB, hard SL; + power potential, but tendency to chase
3. BLAKE HAUSER, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Virginia Commonwealth/SO)
Top VA prep recruit in 2009 has 92-93 FB/T-95, needs better secondary stuff; went 2-0, 0.42 in 21 IP before shut down with hernia
4. CODY ALLEN, rhp, Bethesda Big Train (High Point/JR)
Indians 16th-rounder out of St. Pete JC; power arm with heavy 2-seam action on 90-92 FB gets ground balls; + CU is No. 1 SO pitch
5. KEENAN KISH, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Florida/FR)
Pennsylvania HS talent held his own vs. older competition; FB at 89-92, solid feel for hard 12/6 CU; athletic with free, easy delivery
6. BEN CARHART, 3b/rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Stetson/JR)
League MVP, excelled at plate (.308-2-28) with short/compact swing, as closer (3-0, 0.00, 6 SV) with 93 FB, hard SL; Dodgers draft
7. JOHNNY BLADEL, of, Herndon Braves (James Madison/SO)
Has + tools, advanced feel for game on both sides of ball; speed (29 SB)/90-mph arm are best assets, has solid feel for strike zone
8. PATRICK BLAIR, ss/2b, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Wake Forest/SO)
Stood out at plate (.348-2-18), in field in third summer in CRL after rough FR year at Wake; gap power, + speed, profiles more as 2B
9. JOE MANTIPLY, lhp, Bethesda Big Train (Virginia Tech/SO)
Projectable 6-5 lefty, gets good angle/deception on pitches; pounds zone with 88-90 FB, effectively mixes in ++ CH, average CU
10. CHAD TAYLOR, ss/of, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (South Florida/SO)
Versatile, athletic player capable of playing SS/CF; huge CF arm, + speed/instincts on bases, gap-to-gap hitter, consistent contact
11. STEPHEN LUMPKINS, lhp, Bethesda Big Train (American/JR)
Intriguing 6-9/225 lefty is forward on American BKB team; late bloomer with 90-92 FB, more velo in there when focuses only on BB
12. PATRICK SCOGGIN, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (Virginia Tech/SO)
Big, burly RHP (6-4/270) who blossomed from thrower to pitcher; FB was a steady 90-92, also showed feel for hard SL, better CH
13. BRYAN HAMILTON, rhp, Bethesda Big Train (Charlotte/SR)
Missed 2009 with TJ surgery, but bounced back in spring, summer (2-1, 0.42, 8 SV, 22 IP/31 SO) with heavy 90-92 FB, + SL/CH
14. KYLE HAYNES, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (Virginia Commonwealth/SO)
Has lean pitcher’s frame (6-2/185), loose arm action, generates late life on 90-91 FB, sharp low-80s SL; needs to develop his CH
15. MATT BOWMAN, rhp, Bethesda Big Train (Princeton/SO)
Has Tim Lincecum size/look, same exaggerated arm action/delivery; FB not overpowering at 89-90, but 4 pitches from same slot
16. BEN McKINNEY, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Georgia Tech/SO)
Season ended prematurely when dropped weight, broke thumb; showed easy delivery, FB up to 93, needs better secondary stuff
17. RAND RAVNAAS, of, Alexandria Aces (Georgetown/JR)
Had breakout spring (.347, 11 HR), continued to hit/run on summer (.313-3-26, 15 SB); has pull-side power, runs well, OK defender
18. MARK RHINE, if, Baltimore Redbirds (Wake Forest/SO)
Versatile player who saw action at every IF position, profiles best at 2B; hit .333-0-13, makes solid contact, limited power; runs OK
19. ANGEL IBANEZ, ss, Rockville Express (Texas-Pan American/SO)
Athletic MIF with projectable frame, line-drive approach/little power (.306-0-13), + speed (19 SB); range/hands for SS, flashes + arm
20. DANTE ROSENBERG, c, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (South Carolina/JR)
Excellent catch-ands-throw skills with steady 1.8-1.9 pop times; bat (.305-1-20) is a little soft, but has occasional pop, runs well
21. BEN WINTER, of, Baltimore Redbirds (Towson/JR)
Little player, not flashy, limited upside at plate, but gets most out of tools; solid defender, speed plays, second in league in RBIs
22. TOMMY WINEGARDNER, ss, Southern Maryland Nationals (Charleson/JR)
Flashes impressive tools at plate, in field; power from both sides, 90-mph arm strength, + speed; needs better strike-zone discipline
23. NICK KIME, ss, Herndon Braves (Virginia Commonwealth/SO)
Banged up most of summer, but hit .333-2-12; ball jumps off bat, has pull-side power; good actions, soft hands, arm plays in field
24. CHRIS COOK, ss/2b, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (George Mason/SO)
Excelled at plate as O’s won another AAABA World Series; switch-hitter, line-drive power; all tools average, knows how to play
25. BLAKE GEIGER, rhp, Youse’s Maryland Orioles (Richmond/SO)
Had solid year (4-1, 0.63, 43 IP/42 SO); FB only in high-80s, but locates well; gets swing/misses on excellent late-breaking CU