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2011 National Academic Showcase (min GPA 3.0)






2012 Top Prospects

Mitchell Sewald - RHP - 2012 - Mandeville, LA
Sewald has a long lean frame with room to fill out, sits mid 80’s topping at 87, throws downhill, lived in the lower part of the strike zone all day.

Colin Brown - SS - 2012 - Sonoma, CA
Brown has a good frame, shows good bat speed at plate, makes consistent contact and should continue to get better with minor adjustments, also showed good arm strength, throwing 86 from the infield and pitching in the upper 80’s topping at 88.

Patrick Hahne - OF - 2012 - Lutz, FL
Hahne took an impressive batting practice showing good bat speed and solid contact, the ball really jumps off bat, threw 88 from OF, 86 from INF and 87 from first. Though not a pitcher, threw an inning topping out at 83 and could have a future there if he decides to work at it.

Nicholas Locascio - RHP - 2012 - Naples, FL
Locascio showed off his arm strength from the OF early throwing 88, than sat 86-87 on the mound with a tight 73-75 MPH curveball, his body projects well, also showed some bat speed.

Andrew Mogg - C - 2012 - Windermere, FL
Strong athletic build, good bat speed, line drive swing plane. Quick release behind the plate, strong arm, good carry.

Walker Haymaker - C - 2012 - Orlando, FL
Strong sturdy build, good bat speed, lift in swing with power potential. Quick transfer and release defensively, good feet, good carry on throws.

Matt Moser - SS - 2012 - Great Falls, VA
Medium athletic build, quick, made consistent contact in games with a line drive swing plane. Smooth defensive actions, quick transfer, light on feet hands work well. Up to 87 on mound.

Luke Maglich - SS - 2012 - Sarasota, FL
Luke has a good build and bat show some pull pop, ran a 6.90 and was smooth on the INF also throwing 82 across the diamond.

Andrew Pechstein - RHP - 2012 - Great Falls, VA
Pechestein uses his athletic frame to sit in the 83-85 range on the mound topping at 86, flashed a solid curveball at 72.

Frankie Romano - C - 2012 - Cape Coral, FL
Romano has solid catch and throw skills, showing a quick transfer and release, has current arm strength throwing 83 from behind the plate and popping a 1.90.

Allen Benzenhafer - C - 2012 - Lighthouse Point, FL
Benzenhafer shows solid defensive actions in the OF coming through the ball well, threw 87 with carry, also popped a 2.03 and threw 80 from behind the plate.

Nathan Hunt - RHP - 2012 - Kirtland, OH
Hunt has a projectable athletic frame, threw 87 from the OF and was 84-86 off the mound and with a 70 MPH curveball and 75 MPH change.

Lee Agosto - OF - 2012 - San Juan, PR
Caballero has a lean frame with room to fill out, nice line drive swing plane with bat speed, also ran a 6.82 sixty and threw 82 from the OF.

Boyce (Cedric) Mullins - OF - 2012 - Snellville, GA
Boyce is a switch hitter, has good hands from both sides, more advanced from left at this time, but shows ability to do both, ran a 7.05 and threw 86 from the OF.

Tyler Dalton - RHP - 2012 - Lake Charles, LA
Tyler has a lean frame with room to fill out, sits in the 83-84 range on the mound with a 12-6 curveball in the 67-69 range.

Normando Valentin - RHP - 2012 - Vega Baja, PR
Low-mid 80s fastball with good tailing action, topped at 84. Good balance to delivery, curveball has nice 11-5 shape with big break. Repeats delivery.

Weston Clarke - MIF - 2012 - Gainesville, FL
Clarke uses the whole field and has good extension, was up to 84 on mound and projects well, was also 84 across diamond.

Daniel Belmont - RHP - 2012 - San Juan, PR
Good extension out front, good balance to delivery, arm works well, low effort delivery. Good depth and spin on 11-5 curveball.

AJ Russell - C - 2012 - Punta Gorda, FL
Russell has good actions behind the plate, good body control, popped a 1.94 and threw 76.

Joseph Wong - RHP - 2012 - Charleston, WV
Joseph sat in the 83-84 range topping at 85 and flashes arm side run with it, his over the top arm slot creates good down plane on a 67 MPH curveball which could develop into a plus pitch.

Brian Lee - MIF - 2012 - Virginia Beach, VA
Solid defensive tools, runs well (6.93 60) with solid fielding actions. Line drive swing plane with good extension, has bat speed.

Bucky Maler - RHP - 2012 - Sugar Land, TX
Solid all around tools. Showed range at shortstop with solid arm strength. Showed bat speed, uses all fields with some pop.

Derek "Miles" Bland - OF - 2012 - Louisville, KY
Good athlete, ran a 6.99 60 yard dash, has posted a 6.64 in the past. Fluid swing actions, line drive plane with good extension.

Kevin Corton - 2B - 2012 - Ocoee, FL
Good balance and extension, line drive swing plane with solid bat speed. Good hands defensively, clean fielding actions, accurate throws.

Jack Flaherty - MIF - 2012 - Orlando, FL
Flaherty has an athletic build, shows good bat speed and makes consistent contact, ran a 6.86 sixty.

Byron Pitts-Howard - RHP - 2012 - Pompano Beach, FL
Tall strong build, two-way skills. Up to 83 on the mound with a long loose arm action and good downhill plane. Showed power potential at the plate.

Jason Kiracofe - LHP - 2012 - Tierra Verde, FL
Long lean lefty, up to 83 with good arm speed and use of lower half. Pitches downhill well, fastball has arm side run. Also showed good skills at 1B and with the bat.

Christopher Kennedy - OF - 2012 - Delray Beach, FL
Kennedy shows bat speed at plate with an aggressive approach, threw 84 from the OF with carry.

Robert Gerdung - 2B - 2012 - Boca Raton, FL
Thin athletic build with room to fill. Runs well (6.77 60) with good actions in infield and outfield. Linedrive swing plane, contact approach.


2013 Top Prospects

Jesse Roth - RHP - 2013 - Oradell, NJ
Roth is a projectable pitcher, sits in the mid 80’s topping at 88, also flashes a 12/6 curveball with some bite.

John Melody - C - 2013 - Houston, TX
Strong sturdy C build. Good catch and throw skills, quick release, solid arm. Sound swing mechanics, good bat speed, makes consistent contact.

Brandon Brosher - 1B - 2013 - Spring Hill, FL
Brosher had an impressive batting practice showing gap to gap power, gets extended threw the ball and it jumps, also has arm strength, throwing 86 from 1B and topping at 86 off the mound.

Braxton Wilks - OF - 2013 - Sugar Land, TX
Wilks showed off some arm strength throwing 87 from the OF, showed good bat control and hand path to the ball during batting practice.

David Schulz - C - 2013 - Cape Coral, FL
Good line drive swing path, solid bat speed. Good transfer and release defensively, good online carry.

Mark Strempke - OF - 2013 - Fairfax, IA
Mark posted one of the better sixty times this weekend running a 6.66, also threw 81 from the OF, he showed good bat speed during batting practice.


2014 Top Prospects

Evan Dougherty - OF - 2014 - Fort Myers, FL
Weeks after finishing his freshman season Dougherty showed impressive potential at the National Academic. Projectable bat, solid present bat speed which will increase with improved physical strength. Line drive approach, ball carries off his bat well for age. Soft hands defensively, good feet, solid defensive tools.