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Summer Collegiate : : Story
Hawaii Lg. Top Prospect Reports
Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Official League Website
Hawaii Collegiate League top 10 prospects (list)
Perfect Game Summer Collegiate top prospect coverage

In its first seven years of operation, the Hawaii Collegiate League was known for its stability and progressive approach in skillfully incorporating top high-school prospects into the league’s talent mix.

But the league appeared to take a step back in 2012 on both counts as the number of teams dwindled for the first time, from six to four, and high-school talent was non-existent. In each of the past two years, Perfect Game’s list of the league’s top prospects included four recently-graduated prep players.

The distinguishing theme of this summer’s HCL prospect crop is all the pitching talent assembled by the Oahu Paddlers. In all, Paddlers pitchers occupy the top three spots on the accompanying list, including rising Michigan State sophomore righthander Mick Van Vossen at No. 1, and four of the top six, including rising Cal State Northridge junior righthander Harley Holt (No. 6), the league’s pitcher of the year. Despite the team’s obvious advantage on the mound, Oahu finished second during the regular season and was quickly eliminated in post-season play.

FAST FACTS

Year League Established:
2005.
States Represented in League: Hawaii.
No. of Teams in League: 4 (6 in 2011).
Regular-Season Champion: Kamuela Paniolos (19-14).
Post-Season Champion: Hawaii Aliis.
Teams, PG Crosschecker Summer 50/Final Ranking: None.
No. 1 Prospect, 2011 (per PG CrossChecker): Trey Teakell, rhp, Kauai Menehunes (Texas Christian; played in Alaska League in 2012).
First 2011 Player Selected, 2012 Draft: None drafted.

Most Valuable Player:
Nick Gentili, 1b, Waikiki Surfers.
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Harley Holt, rhp, Oahu Paddlers.

BATTING LEADERS (League games only)

Batting Average:
Alec Keller, 2b/of, Waikiki Surfers (.420).
Slugging Percentage: Cody Stewart, of, Waikiki Surfers (.516).
On-Base Average: Eric Angerer, 1b, Hawaii Aliis (.457).
Home Runs: 3 tied at 2.
RBIs: Brad Gerig, of, Hawaii Aliis (26).
Stolen Bases: Eric Angerer, 1b, Hawaii Aliis (22).

PITCHING LEADERS (League games only)

Wins:
3 tied at 4.
ERA: David Hickey, lhp, Waikiki Sufers (1.80).
Saves: Colin Toalson, rhp, Oahu Paddlers (3).
Strikeouts: Kyle Cornett, lhp, Waikiki Surfers (41).

BEST TOOLS

Best Athlete:
Ben McQuown, of, Waikiki Surfers
Best Hitter: Alec Keller, 2b/of, Waikiki Surfers
Best Power: Brad Gerig, of, Hawaii Aliis
Fastest Base Runner: Ben McQuown, of, Waikiki Surfers
Best Defensive Player: Ben McQuown, of, Waikiki Surfers
Best Velocity: Tyler Wood, rhp, Oahu Paddlers
Best Breaking Ball: Mick Van Vossen, rhp, Oahu Paddlers
Best Command: Mick Van Vossen, rhp, Oahu Paddlers

TOP 10 PROSPECTS

1. MICK VAN VOSSEN, rhp, Oahu Paddlers (Michigan State/SO in 2013)


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