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2006 Mid-Atlantic Underclass Showcase






2008 Top Prospects

Charley Thurber - OF - 2008 - Elmira, NY
At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Thurber has a big build and is capable of producing outstanding power from the left side of the plate. He is also a very aggressive hitter and also has some potential on the mound, as well. Thurber projects as a highest-level college prospect.

Sander Beck - MIF - 2008 - Millersville, MD
While he played primarily infield at the showcase, Beck shows outstanding promise as a pitcher. He topped out at 86 mph on the mound and showed a great 12-to-6 curveball with sharp bite. Beck will be a highest-level college prospect.

Patrick Lowery - RHP - 2008 - Oakdale, CT
Lowery was one of the most projectable players at the event. With a lean 6-foot-4 frame, he looks like he could gain a lot of velocity to his 84 mph fastball. He has a loose arm and good feel and command of three pitches.

Charlie McCann - RHP - 2008 - Richmond, VA
McCann showed great feel for pitching at the showcase, topping out at 83 mph with a long, loose arm action. He has a good downhill plane on his pitches and a good feel for his off-speed pitches. Charlie should fill into his frame and could easily see his velocity spike in the high 80s.

Cody Borden - RHP - 2008 - Newport News, VA
Much like Lowery, Borden was a very projectable righthanded pitcher. He touched 84 mph with a short, loose arm action and great life on his fastball. His off-speed stuff is developing and he could evolve into a solid college pitcher.

Nick Jones - LHP - 2008 - Akron, OH
A potential two-way player in college, Jones raised eyebrows after throwing 87 mph from the outfield. He has a simple lefthanded swing and topped at 83 mph on the mound.

Patrick Hall - 1B - 2008 - Virginia Beach, VA
With a 6-foot-4, 250-pound frame, Hall looks like he could easily be dominating on the football field as well as the baseball field. At the plate, he has a short, simple swing that produces huge raw power and the ability to drive the ball to all fields. He shows a strong arm at first base and has the raw power potential that will equate into being a solid college first baseman.


2009 Top Prospects

Jeff Griffith - RHP - 2009 - Glen Allen, VA
Griffith showed a very polished game in the field and at the plate. Offensively, he keeps his hands inside the ball and produced consistent line-drive contact with quick wrists. He is a very smooth fielder and has an accurate arm to go along with a smooth release and nice hands.

Sammy Serafine - MIF - 2009 - Chesapeake, VA
Serafine showed all the tools needed to succeed as a middle infielder. He is a very polished fielder with a solid arm and good range in the field. At the plate, he drives the ball hard keeping his hands inside the ball with good bat speed.


2010 Top Prospects

Chris Ayers - C - 2010 - Chesterfield, VA
With a pop time of 1.96 seconds and velocity of 78 mph behind the plate, you would be hard pressed to find many better catch-and-throw backstops better than Ayers. He threw a runner out with a 2.00 pop time during the game and could become one of the top defensive catchers in this whole class.

William Cullen - LHP - 2010 - Colonial Heights, VA
Cullen was one of the top two-way players at the showcase, despite being only in eighth grade. He showed a great feel for pitching with nice life to his fastball and a good assortment of off-speed pitches, while topping at 77 mph. At the plate he had good pop in his swing and great bat speed for his age. Cullen also runs well and plays a solid outfield.


2011 Top Prospects

Austin Ayers - SS - 2011 - Chesterfield, VA
One of the youngest players at the showcase, Aers showed talent well beyond his years. He showed a nice approach at the plate, with good bat speed and the ability to keeps his hands inside the ball well. He was a smooth fielder and could turn into one of the better players in his class.