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2005 California Top Prospect Showcase






2006 Top Prospects

Jonathan Abramson - RHP - 2006 - Atherton, CA
Long and lanky righty with an easily projectable body and arm. Loose and quick arm produces mid-80s fastballs with very good arm side action. He spins his slurvy breaking ball well and shows some feel for the change-up. The type of pitcher who could be in the upper 80s this spring and everyone will ask, “Where did he come from?"

Tyson Edwards - 2B - 2006 - Tracy, CA
Doesn't look the part, but Edwards can really hit and has surprising power. Very quick bat and a short swing, he takes an aggressive hack but has bat control. Plays the game with tremendous energy, the type of player his teammates love to play with and opponents see as a pest. The D1 college game suits him very well.

Cody Fierro - 1B - 2006 - Newbury Park, CA
Fierro can really swing the bat. He has plus bat speed and excellent balance, with an aggressive approach. The ball jumps off his bat and he has present power from gap to gap. He is a plus defensive player, with soft hands, excellent footwork, and a passion for playing defense.

Ryne Fogleman - SS - 2006 - San Diego, CA
Fogleman is an interesting athlete with good hands and feet that show up defensively and offensively. He is a play maker on defense, both to his left and to his right. He should be able to stay at SS. He is a spray line drive hitter with some liveliness in his aggressive swing. More of a projection type prospect, but his skill set is strong.

Dylan Graham - 1B - 2006 - La Mesa, CA
Has legitimate and current power type bat. Creates good rhythm and uses his hands very well in his swing. The ball carries well off his bat and he drives the ball to all parts of the yard. He has soft hands at 1st base and uses his feet pretty well. Graham is a future four or five hole hitter at the D1 level.

Glenn Gray - OF - 2006 - San Diego, CA
Showed a lively bat with an aggressive approach. Flat bat path creates backspin at contact, signaling some future power potential. Gray is a fundamentally sound defensive player too. He should play early in his college career and immediately contribute with the bat.

Jared Jordan - 1B - 2006 - Moreno Valley, CA
He is a strong left hand hitting catcher with present day power. Jordan has very good bat speed and easily moves through the zone with the ability to drive the ball from gap to gap. Quick feet and a quick exchange behind the plate, there will be plenty of collegiate and professional interest in him in the springtime.

Andrew Raponi - 1B - 2006 - Danville, CA
Physical hitter with easy power, but also has the ability and willingness to use the whole field. Hands work very well in his swing, he will drive mistakes, hit his pitch hard, yet will also cut down his swing when down in the count. On the mound he has throws a heavy mid-80s fastball and has feel of a very usable splitter. The ball comes out of his hand with little effort.

Robby Salomon - 3B - 2006 - Woodside, CA
Strong hitter with ability to drive the ball from gap to gap. Hitting fundamentals are outstanding, including his hand path, balance, and bat speed. Excellent defensive player who makes the plays he is supposed to and then some. Finishes plays with a strong arm. His hands are an asset on offense and defense. Prototype third baseman.

Robbie Selden - RHP - 2006 - Moreno Valley, CA
Another very projectable righty with a loose arm and lively body. His fastball approaches the mid-80s now, but his arm action and body suggest much more, likely this spring. His fastball has plus sink action and dives below bats. Selden gets tight spin on his spike curveball, however, a slider could take his repertoire to a new level. Likely that a number of scouts will see him as a strong draft and follow candidate.


2007 Top Prospects

Deryk Hooker - RHP - 2007 - San Diego, CA
He has a quick, aggressive arm and a body that suggests plenty of projectability. Hooker gets very good sink on his fastball but also has life down and away. His breaking ball is a bit slurvy, but he spins it well. A more compact delivery will sharpen all his stuff, which should be in the 88-91 range in the spring.

Robert Johnson - C - 2007 - Issaquah, WA
Johnson has excellent catch/throw abilities and is an athletic receiver behind the plate. His exchange is very clean and quick. Future arm strength gains should allow him to be a consistent 1.95-2.05 thrower. He also has a quick bat and sound hitting approach.