2012 National Underclass Session 1
2014 Top Prospects
- C - 2014 - Overland Park, KS
Gragg stood out on both sides of the ball the entire showcase. The Kansas native has all the defensive tools to be a top prospect catcher and was at his best in game action. He showed big right handed bat speed and power at the plate with an impressively short and compact swing.
- RHP - 2014 - Palmdale, CA
Teaney was the top 2-way prospect at an event that really stood out for 2-way prospects. He topped out at 90 mph on the mound with a hard spinning curveball and graded out as the top hitter at the showcase during batting practice.
- RHP - 2014 - Oceanside, CA
We have previously written that Pearce might be a better long-term pitching prospect, but he raised his stock as a hitter and defensive third baseman with his performance. He still throws upper 80's with a nasty curveball on the mound.
- OF - 2014 - Temple, TX
Janczek looked very good in drills, especially when he ran a 6.74, but was even better in games when he showed off his plus range in centerfield and quick right handed swing. He also took a turn on the mound and showed he was a quality two-way prospect, with a 89 mph fastball and a hard biting 74 mph curveball.
- 3B - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Bouchard might have been the most projectable prospect at the event as a 6-3/180 right handed hitter with plus bat speed. He's also a 6.7 runner, which gives him a chance to be a dynamic offensive player. He projects to third base in the future on defense.
- SS - 2014 - San Diego, CA
Fennell has a nice combination of speed and strength on his athletic 6-0/180 frame looks like the type of player who could be a prospect at almost any position on the field. His upside might be best on the mound, though, where he threw up to 88 mph with minimum effort and spun the ball well.
- OF - 2014 - Paradise Valley, AZ
An Arizona native and already a Arizona State verbal commit, Shaps is a quality two-way prospect with strong left handed swing with extra base power and a right field arm on defense. He topped out at 87 mph on the mound with outstanding left handed life at times.
Kevin (Alex) Shelton
- RHP - 2014 - Lakeway, TX
There were numerous secondary pitching prospects at the showcase but Shelton was the top primary pitcher. The 6-4/185 right hander is very projectable and tops out at 86 mph now. His two best attributes, though, were his command/pitchability and his hard spinning 74 mph curveball.
- MIF - 2014 - Okotoks, AB
Lopez doesn't look like an offensive force at 5-8/160 but is a switch-hitter with legitimate bat speed and hitting ability from both sides of the plate. He also ran a 6.87 and showed enough arm strength to stay at shortstop at the next level.
- C - 2014 - Scottsdale, AZ
Taylor has all the tools you'd want to see in a high level D1 catching prospect, plus a very strong 6-1/208 build. He was consistently in the 1.9 to 2.0 range in his pop times and showed big right handed power at the plate.
- OF - 2014 - Oxnard, CA
Despite his modest 5-10/170 build, the left handed hitting Quolas had some of the best power at the showcase. He has excellent swing mechanics that generate more bat speed than one would expect and a bit extra lift out front for added power.
- SS - 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
McElroy wasn't consistent in his swing mechanics and approach but when things came together he showed very good present bat speed and the ability to drive the ball hard. He's very projectable athletically.
- SS - 2014 - Okotoks, AB
Lloyd was one of many very athletic Canadian players at the event and stood out as an athlete and with his left handed bat. He projects to play third base at the next level, especially as he fills out his 6-1/170 frame.
- RHP - 2014 - Overland Park, KS
Robinson's 6-3/180 build gets immediate attention, along with his ability to run a 7.0 at that size. His best tool, though, is his smooth left handed swing and present bat speed that is just going to get better as he gets stronger.
- OF - 2014 - Kingwood, TX
Cox has a nice combination of run and throw tools, including a 6.78 time in the 60. He has the strength in his hands to hit hard line drives and top spin the ball up the gaps.
- SS - 2014 - Aurora, CO
Thaxton projects as a left handed hitting offensive second baseman at the next level. He has an aggressive swing and drives the ball very hard when he squares it up.
2015 Top Prospects
- OF - 2015 - Peoria, AZ
Williams undoubtedly passes the eye test with his sculpted 6-4/208 build and posses outstanding top end speed with a 6.58 60 time. His hitting/throwing tools are still raw but he has a physical ceiling that few 15 year olds can match.
- RHP - 2015 - Meridian, ID
Roll has nice pitching mechanics to go with athletic actions on the field. He topped out at 83 mph with nice sinking life down in the zone and a 12/6 curveball that had good velocity in the low 70's and tight spin.
- LHP - 2015 - Austin, TX
Reese is another young projectable prospect who looks the part at 6-2/190. He topped out at 82 mph and we've seen him up to 84 this fall with a good arm action and high 3/4's release that produces good downhill hangle to the plate.
- C - 2015 - Gilbert, AZ
Murphy looks like he could develop into a very good defensive catcher, as he already has good catching fundamentals and a strong arm that generates sub 2.0 pop times. He'll continue to improve with the bat as he adds strength to his 6-1/155 frame.
2016 Top Prospects
- SS - 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
Quintana is only beginning his freshman year in high school but he has the actions and on field maturity of a much older player, especially with his offensive potential. He comes from a strong baseball background, as his brother, Zach, was a 3rd round pick of the Phillies in 2012.