2012 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event
2014 Top Prospects
- SS - 2014 - Windermere, FL
Makes the game look very easy defensively, his soft hands and balanced approach really stood out, even more so than his plus, plus arm strength that registered 92 mph during drills. All the hitting fundamentals are there for him to explode with the bat once he starts getting stronger.
- OF - 2014 - Palmetto, GA
Incredible batting practice round, made Fenway South look small, blasted 7 home runs including some easy 425'+ bombs to LCF and CF, has the type of power that doesn't come along too often. Playable left field/first base tools but it really doesn't matter if he hits.
- 3B - 2014 - Marietta, GA
Top level hitter and performer, has surprising power for his size and consistently drives the ball hard. Run and throw tools were very solid, 6.87 in the 60 and 88 mph across the infield.
- OF - 2014 - Miramar, FL
Didn't run but has run down to 6.56 in the past. Hitting tool has really improved since last seen and he is using his strength and quick twitch very well in driving the ball. High ceiling prospect with his combination of speed, strength and athletic genes.
- OF - 2014 - Loxahatchee, FL
One of the biggest surprises of the showcase, ran 6.50 and showed some of the best power at the event, crushing bombs both in batting practice and in the games. Everyone needs to know more about this young projectable athlete.
- C - 2014 - Pembroke Pines, FL
Really jumped up and improved his stock/prospect status from past events. Showed much improved bat speed and power potential at the plate and really attacked the ball, quickness and athleticism stood out behind the plate. Pretty much a complete performance.
- RHP - 2014 - Lafayette, LA
Just on the verge of becoming a very top level prospect. A very athletic 6-3/200 (ran a 6.8), topped out at 88 mph from a low effort delivery but his best pitch was a 76-78 mph curveball that had serious spin and bite to it.
- C - 2014 - Mandeville, LA
Defense continues to improve behind the plate and is very solid at present, has quick actions for his size and strength. Best tool will always be his power potential, though, with his strength and bat speed he can really put a charge into the ball.
- RHP - 2014 - Beverly HIlls, FL
Topped out at 91 mph with good sink and showed the same type of life on a nice change up that he could throw more often. Not much deception in his delivery and his curveball needs some tightening but the base is there for an outstanding pitching prospect.
- RHP - 2014 - Port Charlotte, FL
Strong bodied right hander with a mature approach to pitching for his age, topped out at 90 mph with very good fastball life at times, varies release point and creates deception for the hitter, will need to continue to work on improving curveball consistency.
- C - 2014 - Maitland, FL
Defensive athleticism has always stood out behind the plate but swing and offensive potential is definitely improving, was shorter and stronger to the ball with a nice line drive swing plane.
- OF - 2014 - Heiskell, TN
Very projectable athlete with a lean 6-3/185 build, shows flashes of all 5 tools at different times and is developing more consistency with his swing. Could be a late bloomer.
- SS - 2014 - Miami, FL
Very nice all around prospect, has the tools and athleticism to stay at shortstop at the next level, including 6.7 speed, and the bat speed and offensive potential to be a run producer. Also threw up to 88 from the mound.
- 3B - 2014 - Perry, FL
Showed a very strong right handed swing and took one of the best BP's at the event, hard pull line drive contact and squares the ball up hard consistently. 6.9 runner with solid third base defensive tools at the next level.
- 2B - 2014 - Alpharetta, GA
Compact and strong 5-10/175 build with lots of quick twitch actions, especially in his hands. Left handed hitter who really hit the ball well in games, versatile defensive player who can play many positions and popped as low as 1.86 in drills. Also topped out at 87 mph from the mound.
- C - 2014 - Ingleside, IL
Big and strong 6-2/195 left handed hitting catcher with very good bat speed and the ability to drive the ball hard. Shows good athleticism behind the plate with quick feet and a strong arm. Solid all around talent.
- OF - 2014 - Charlotte, NC
6-2/205 corner outfielder with high level hitting tools and the strength and bat speed to hit for power. Good all around athlete who also threw 86 mph off the mound from the left side.
- SS - 2014 - Wesley Chapel, FL
A middle infielder who shows lots of potential with the bat, really has a nice smooth swing with some lift that is going to produce lots of extra base hits as he gets stronger. 6.81 runner who showed plenty of range in the middle infield
- OF - 2014 - Deland, FL
Very interesting overall athlete who does lots of things well on the field and has a nice balance of tools. Ran 6.74 and shows lots of outfield range along with a strong arm, has bat speed and plenty of power potential at the plate.
- 2B - 2014 - Powder Springs, GA
Very polished right handed hitter with short levers and a short hard swing, has the bat speed to drive the gaps and squares up good pitching. 6.8 runner who profiles best at second base on defense.
- 3B - 2014 - Warner Robins, GA
A very aggressive right handed hitter with high level raw bat speed, goes up to the plate looking to hit the ball hard, has some violence in his swing but it's good violence. Sound defensive tools and good overall athleticism.
- C - 2014 - Odenton, MD
Strong mature athlete with very advanced defensive skills and tools, could develop into a top level defensive catcher. Good right handed swing with some strength and bat speed.
- C - 2014 - Cranberry, PA
Very nice combination of offensive and defensive tools, has a very fluid line drive swing with good present strength and plenty of bat speed. Already throwing 80 mph from behind the plate with consistent 1.9's on his pops.
- OF - 2014 - Duluth, GA
One of the most projectable athletes at the event, 6-2/175 with young coltish actions at times but lots of athletic potential when he matures. Runs 6.9 and has a loose and quick right handed swing.
- SS - 2014 - Holden, LA
Listed as a primary shortstop but graded out higher as a right handed pitcher at this event. Very low effort delivery that produced an 86-88 mph fastball with more in there. Third base tools as a position player with some power potential.
2015 Top Prospects
- OF - 2015 - McDonough, GA
Cameron turned in an unbelievable performance and solidified his status as the top prospect in the 2015 class nationally. His batting practice was professional quality and he has hitting tools rarely found in a young prospect. Being a 6.72 runner doesn't hurt his overall package, either.
- OF - 2015 - Hampton, GA
Harris looks like a big leaguer all ready with a 6-3/190 build and has the tools to match up with it. He's a 6.7 runner and has the bat speed to generate an 101 exit velocity off one ball he crushed in games.
- SS - 2015 - Longwood, FL
The ball just comes off Rodgers bat different than other hitters, whether it is batting practice or in games. He has much more power than his 6-0/170 frame would indicate and has a natural feel for hitting and squaring the ball up.
- SS - 2015 - Columbus, GA
Jones ran an eye opening 6.37 on what was thought to be a slow track, raising the question of just how fast he might have run under optimal conditions. He's a switch-hitter with better bat speed from the right side but legit switch-hitting ability.
- RHP - 2015 - Indianapolis, IN
Montgomery shows the same type of big time arm as his former PG All-American brother, topped out at 91 mph and showed both command and life on his fastball. His change up is his best secondary pitch, working on a better curveball is his next challenge.
- LHP - 2015 - Marvin, NC
Wotell is a classic projection lefty, with a very loose and athletic 6-3/175 build and an equally loose arm action that generates a steady 86-88 mph fastball from a low 3/4's deceptive release point.
- 3B - 2015 - Miami, FL
Infante definitely looks the part of the prospect at 6-3/195 with a nice combination of length and strength. His right handed swing can be a bit long but it is fast, loose and smooth. Infante also threw up to 88 mph off the mound and is a legit 2-way prospect.
- SS - 2015 - Coral Springs, FL
There are plenty of similarities between India and Brendan Rodgers (above) in their overall package, with Rodgers having the present size/strength advantage. India looks like a very advanced hitter with outstanding bat speed for his age.
- C - 2015 - Kennesaw, GA
Stephenson stands out with his athletic 6-4/205 build and one hopes that he doesn't grow too big for the catching postion. He has a very good combination of defensive tools/skills behind the plate and offense potential as a right handed hitter.
- C - 2015 - Coral Springs, FL
DeCaprio has all the tools to be a top flight defensive catcher, with good athleticism and top of the line arm strength. He has the strength and bat speed to become a solid next level hitter with some adjustments.
2016 Top Prospects
- OF - 2016 - Cantonment, FL
Very nice balance of tools for a freshman. Has a projectable 6-1/175 build and can already run (6.79 in the 60), shows bat speed and the beginnings of some present power. Also threw 83 mph off the mound and 85 from the outfield.
- SS - 2016 - Winter Garden, FL
Overall offensive game and ability to hit really stood out, has a nice loose swing with present bat speed and is able to drive the ball hard already. Actions and athleticism might end up playing better in the outfield than the infield.
- OF - 2016 - Graceville, FL
6.81 runner who caused havoc on the bases in games with his aggressiveness. 90 mph outfield arm strength stood out big time as well. 5-8/160 quick twitch athlete who has the strength generate some bat speed.
- C - 2016 - Lebanon, OH
You don't see freshman catchers throw 81 mph with a 1.84 pop time (albeit with some non-game actions) very often. Short quick left handed swing with some bat speed that should continue to improve with adjustments and maturity.
- OF - 2016 - Tampa, FL
Long and lean athletic build that enables him to create very good bat speed, lots of power projection. 6.80 runner as well.