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Southern California Collegiate League top 15 prospects (list)
Palm Springs Power has dominated the Southern California Collegiate
League in its five-year existence, posting a 177-36 record overall in
that period. But the Power never had a season quite like it did in
2011, when it went a stunning 41-4 (21-1 in league play), set a team
record for wins and handily beat the Southern California A’s in the
championship series for its third league title.
summer college team assembled a more impressive record or ran
roughshod over its competition quite like the Power, though the
emerging SCCBL hardly stacks up as one of the nation’s stronger
leagues. The Power not only won on the field, but dominated the
accompanying list of the league’s top prospects, with eight of 15
selections. Of significance, four of the league’s top five
prospects were selected in this year’s draft, with a familiar name
at the top of the list.
outfielder Ryan Garvey is the son of former big-league star Ryan
Garvey, and will be furthering his career at Southern California
after spurning a mid-round draft offer from the Philadelphia
Phillies. Garvey stood out as the only high-school graduate on the
Palm Springs roster. A large number of the 15 highlighted players,
meanwhile, were California junior-college products who used the SCCBL
season to get themselves ready for the transition to the four-year
League Established: 2007.
Represented in League: California.
of Teams in League: 6.
Champion: Palm Springs Power.
Champion: Palm Springs Power.
PG CrossChecker Summer 18/Final Ranking:
No. 16 Palm Springs Power.
Athlete: Brent Warren, of, Azusa
Hitter: Andrew Mistone, 3b, Southern
Power: Ryan Garvey, of, Palm Springs
Base Runner: Chris Ramirez, of,
Southern California A’s.
Defensive Player: Andrew Mistone,
3b, Southern California A’s.
Velocity: Matt Anderson, rhp, Azusa
Breaking Ball: Matt Anderson, rhp,
Command: Nick Baker, rhp, Palm
RYAN GARVEY, of/1b, Palm Springs Power (Southern California/FR in
PROFILE: A product of nearby Palm
Desert High, Garvey hit .372-9-44 as a prep senior on his way to
being drafted in the 15th
round by the Phillies. Though it was expected all along that he would
forego turning pro immediately and attend USC, he didn’t make a
final decision on his immediate career path until making a trip to
Philadelphia just prior to the signing deadline to make one final
push on trying to get a deal done. With the Power, Garvey played all
three outfield positions and first base, and is expected to be given
an extended trial at both corner-outfield positions, and possibly
first base with the Trojans. At 6-feet, Garvey is a bigger model than
his father, but has the same strong, compact frame and his best tool
is also his powerful bat. Though he struggled early at the plate for
the Power and played only an abbreviated schedule with the team, he
eventually got comfortable and went on to hit .379-3-21 while posting
a team-high .773 slugging average. Balls began to jump off his bat,
and his raw power was most prominently on display during the league’s
Home Run Derby, where he led all comers with 10 long blasts. His
speed and arm strength are playable tools, and it’s just a matter
of identifying a regular position—an issue that his father had to
deal with early in his distinguished career with the Los Angeles
Dodgers before finally settling in as a Gold Glove-caliber first
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