2011 Sunshine Northeast Showcase
2011 Top Prospects
- RHP - 2011 - Paterson, NJ
Big physical righty, fastball up to 90. Very strong arm, heavy life on fastball, occasional cut action. Solid slider at 82, good late inning relief prospect.
- SS - 2011 - New York, NY
Long loose projectable build. Smooth easy swing generates good bat speed, good extension, drives the ball well. Athletic fielding actions, good fast-twitch quickness.
- 1B - 2011 - Staten Island, NY
Big strong power hitter. Pulls the ball with authority, good bat speed with strength at contact.
2012 Top Prospects
- C - 2012 - Norristown, PA
Big strong athletic build. Easy power, fluid swing with good balance, plus bat speed, good mechanics. Very good catch and release skills behind the plate, strong arm. Popped a 1.86 in workout. High level prospect.
- RHP - 2012 - Lyndhurst, NJ
Lean athletic two-way prospect. Consistently 89-90 on the mound, fast arm, short arm action, fastball has life. Ran a 6.69 60 yard dash, threw 88 from infield. Showed potential with the bat too but highest upside on the mound.
- 1B - 2012 - Wyckoff, NJ
Big strong build, big hitting tools. Hammered a ball 96 mph off the bat in game action. Good bat speed, long strong swing, has power, ball jumps. Good defensive skills at 1B.
- LHP - 2012 - Rockville Centre, NY
Big projectable frame. Fastball up to 88 with good life and movement, uses strong lower half well in delivery. Late breaking curve with depth, solid #2 pitch, feel for both pitches.
- OF - 2012 - Ridgefield, NJ
Plus runner, posted a showcase best 6.53 60 time. Strong athletic build, projects for added strength. Good balance and extension to swing, loose wrists, quick hands, hits to all fields.
- C - 2012 - Auburn, PA
Strong athletic player who showed well at both ends of the battery. Threw 80 and popped a 1.96 behind the plate. Threw 86 on the mound. Showed raw power at the plate. Interesting C prospect, who can also pitch.
- OF - 2012 - Wyckoff, NJ
Showed off impressive arm strength. Threw event best 93 mph from the OF in workouts, then sat 85-86 on the mound. Decent runner, athletic enough to be quality RF defender with plus arm, good hitting tools. Solid on the mound, 77 mph curveball.
- C - 2012 - Arlington, VA
Strong arm behind the plate, threw 77 mph to 2B in workout. Good receiver, accurate throws, consistent low 2.00 pop times. Solid hitter, good swing mechanics.
- LHP - 2012 - Parker, CO
Long athletic lefty, fastball sat 85-87 with clean delivery and good arm action. Big 1-7 break on curveball, solid hitter.
Grant Van Orden
- 3B - 2012 - Wyckoff, NJ
Good plate approach, quick hands, good bat speed, smooth swing. Good 3B actions, throws carry.
- OF - 2012 - Aston, PA
Athletic OF, ran a 6.69 60. Compact swing, quick hands, good rhythm, aggressive hitter. Strong OF arm, good footwork, quality defender.
- OF - 2012 - Middletown, MD
Good athlete, ran a 6.67 60. Speed plays well on bases and in OF. Short compact swing, good rhythm at plate, hard contact in games. Solid arm, threw 85 in OF, topped at 81 on mound.
Frank (Tommy) Alexander
- RHP - 2012 - Forty Fort, PA
Lean projectable build, fastball sat 85-88. Loose arm action, arm works well, sound mechanics, aggressive in zone. Good hitting tools in BP as well.
- OF - 2012 - Scranton, PA
Solid well-rounded skill set. Ran a 6.69 60, threw 84 from OF, solid hitting tools. Quick easy swing, aggressive hitter with power potential.
- LHP - 2012 - Hillsdale, NJ
Big strong LHP. High 3/4 arm slot, arm works well, clean delivery. Heavy fastball, up to 85. Tight spin on curveball with good depth at 75.
- MIF - 2012 - Mullica Hill, NJ
- 1B - 2012 - Livingston, NJ
- 3B - 2012 - Huntingdon Valley, PA
- OF - 2012 - Loveland, OH
- 1B - 2012 - Brooklyn, NY
- C - 2012 - Wall, NJ
2013 Top Prospects
- C - 2013 - Atco, NJ
Very good skill set behind the plate, strong arm (77), quick release, posted a 1.91 pop in workout and was around 2.00 in games. Good bat speed, compact stroke, projectable power.
- C - 2013 - Jackson, NJ
Solid all around ballplayer. Strong arm behind the plate and on the mound, popped a 2.00 in workout, fastball up to 84 on the mound. Also threw 84 from infield and hit for power.
- RHP - 2013 - Moscow, PA
Lean athletic build with room to fill. Fastball up to 86 with life, solid four pitch mix. Confident in his changeup, solid breaking pitches in the low 70s, competes on the mound. Also hit well.
- LHP - 2013 - Jamesport, NY
Tall projectable lefty, 82-84 mph fastball with very good run. Nice changeup at 74, maintains arm speed. Slider flashes tight spin, bit inconsistent at present with it but good potential. Has shown rapid development.
- SS - 2013 - Hockessin, DE
Quick bat, loose fluid swing, power potential, projectable bat. Smooth defensive actions, showed solid range in games.
- C - 2013 - Allendale, NJ
Quick release and transfer, solid arm strength, posted a 1.95 pop in workout. Strong hands at the plate, solid line drive hitter, has bat speed, more to come.
- 2B - 2013 - Jackson, NJ
Compact athletic build, light on his feet with quick all around actions. Switch hitter, solid line drive approach, quick hands, good contact skills. Solid defensive actions, good hands, high energy player.
- C - 2013 - Bayamon, PR
Good arm strength behind the plate, threw 80 mph in C workout, popped a 1.91. Solid receiving and blocking skills, handles pitchers well. Short balanced stroke, quick hands at the plate.
- RHP - 2013 - Bordentown, NJ
Tall projectable righty, fastball up to 84. Good downhill angle, good fastball command, 11-5 curveball with solid spin, flashed solid change.
- SS - 2013 - Newark, DE
Projectable young ballplayer. Shows makings of solid hitting tools with good bat speed and an all-fields approach. Smooth actions in the infield, accurate throws.
- C - 2013 - Marlboro, NJ
Another quality C prospect at an event with several of them. Kleinstein posted the best pop time of an impressive group of catchers with a 1.84 and threw 79 mph from behind the plate.
- C - 2013 - Baldwinsville, NY
Popped a 1.90 in workout, quick transfer and release time. Has bat speed, good balance and extension, bat has pop, some power potential.
Michael (Buddy) Reed
- OF - 2013 - Finksburg, MD
Thin young athletic player, projectable all around. Switch hitter with projection from both sides, threw 84 from OF and ran a 6.87 60 yard dash.
- OF - 2013 - West Friendship, MD
Ran a 6.86 60 yard dash and showed good defensive actions in the outfield. Quiet approach at the plate, solid swing mechanics, solid bat speed.
- RHP - 2013 - Hauppauge, NY
XL frame, lots of room to fill, very projectable. Fastball topped at 82 but clean quick arm action projects. Potential for 3 good pitches.
- OF - 2013 - Middletown, NJ
- OF - 2013 - Morganville, NJ
- C - 2013 - North Caldwell, NJ
2014 Top Prospects
- LHP - 2014 - Wayne, NJ
Projectable bat, good swing path, quick bat, projectable strength will improve ability to drive the ball with authority.