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2006 California Showcase-Aug 26 & 27






2007 Top Prospects

Daniel Arellano - C - 2007 - Buena Park, CA
Showed excellent catch-and-throw skill set with pop times from 1.99-2.04 in the workout and on-the-bag accuracy. Quick arm that tracks well and an efficient delivery, with good feet. Aggressive hitter with a quick bat and line drive swing.

Travis Bender - MIF - 2007 - Moreno Valley, CA
Started hitting the ball hard in BP and never stopped. Has feel and aggressive nature to keep hitting. Short and quick swing; hit two doubles, single and made plus contact in every game at-bat. Profiles as an offensive second baseman.

Kyle Cerrudo - C - 2007 - Hayward, CA
Top catch-and-throw skills that profile well to Division I baseball. Quality release with an accurate, tracking arm. Pop times were from 1.93-2.05 in the workout and he was on-the-bag accurate. Bat is developing, does have some power.

Collin Davis - SS - 2007 - Castro Valley, CA
Talented athlete with a strong, projectable frame. Has a quick bat and showed aggressiveness at the plate. Good left side arm with a quick arm stroke. Ran 6.91 in the 60 and flashed projectable Division I skills across the board. Could move to 3B.

Ryan Dent - MIF - 2007 - Long Beach, CA
Top prospect in the showcase. Fluid and lively-bodied middle infielder with good hands and a strong arm. Plus bat speed and a slashing line drive stroke, Dent hit the ball hard to all fields. Ran 6.76 in the 60 on a slow track.

Dorsey Ek - RHP - 2007 - San Diego, CA
Long and broad 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame. Mid-80s fastball with an above average slider. Actually showed best with the bat. A lot of plus barrel contact in BP and each game at-bat. Power will appear quickly with some lift in his swing.

Derek Eligio - OF - 2007 - Yorba Linda, CA
Outfielder with a well-rounded skill set that looks to be developing nicely. Showed bat speed with a good hitting approach and 4.45 home-to-first speed. Solid outfield skills; sets up to the ball well with a good release and accurate arm.

Eugene Escat - RHP - 2007 - Hanford, CA
Projectable 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame and skills that will continue to develop. Swing has a chance to develop some power and his arm plays well enough for right field. Easy fastball on the mound up to 87 mph and two developing secondary pitches.

Kyle Gonzales - 3B - 2007 - Westminster, CA
Quality third baseman with feel for defense, also played well behind the plate. Lean and strong athlete, swung the bat well. Took numerous good hacks and hit the ball hard to all fields. Quality follow prospect into the spring.

Jeff Grijalva - RHP - 2007 - San Clemente, CA
Top arm in the showcase. Strong and broad 6-foot-4, 195-pound power body. Fastball got up to 89; as he got loose and comfortable, he gained feel of his mid-70s curveball that got better and better. Fastball at times was quite heavy.

Tommy MacKoul - LHP - 2007 - Mission Viejo, CA
Projection-type lefty with a long and rangy 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame that will continue to fill out. Fastball sat in the mid-80s, flashed up to 87. Did not show a breaking ball but has good feel of his changeup that can run or cut.

Richard Martin - RHP - 2007 - La Habra, CA
Excellent feel for pitching with an easy, loose arm and low-effort delivery. Sneaky low-80s fastball will keep climbing. Plus feel of curveball, threw strikes with all his pityches and made it look easy. Also showed 2.09-2.14 pop times behind the plate.

Adrian Mendoza - MIF - 2007 - Rialto, CA
Sub 6-foot righthander with a very loose, long and quick arm. Excellent delivery and command of three pitches, including a plus curveball and changeup. Projectable arm, even at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds. Can also hit, with an easy line drive stroke.

Jonathan Peters - 1B - 2007 - Ontario, CA
Physical-bodied player with life in his swing. Swing is short, hands work well and he has good raw power. Also showed he is a quality first baseman and made two quality plays on pop-ups, one at the fence and one nearing the dugout.

Paul Tremlin - RHP - 2007 - Quartz Hill, CA
Long and athletic 6-foot-4, 170-pound frame, he looks like a high jumper. Long arm stroke, athletic delivery. Easy 84-86 mph fastball with easy riding action. Good depth and control of overhand curveball. Can pitch and should continue to get better.

Joey Van Cleave - RHP - 2007 - Windsor, CA
Competitive righthander was up to 87 mph and locked up some hitters with his curveball. Has natural hitting instincts, too. Gets in the box and hits the ball hard to all fields. Barrels the ball and just gets hits; good hand/eye coordination.


2008 Top Prospects

Nick Benvenuto - OF - 2008 -  Yorba Linda, CA
Excellent baseball player. Showed a short, quick swing in BP and used the same swing in games. Quality line-drive, contact hitter with ability to spray to all fields. Above-average left fielder, goes to ball well and has an accurate arm.

Niko Kaufman - OF - 2008 - San Diego, CA
Listed as primary outfielder but showed best on the mound. Athletic delivery with good leverage arm stroke. Good down angle fastball will climb in velocity. Best pitch was a tight 68-70 mph curveball that he used for outs as it powered below bats.

Chase Koissian - OF - 2008 - Cypress, CA
Quick bat and good stroke. Gap line drive hitter plays with a good motor. Solid outfield skills with an accurate arm. Hands work well at the plate. His power will develop.

Logan Lee - LHP - 2008 - Laguna Niguel, CA
Strong and broad 6-foot frame with a long arm stroke. Showed a quality cut fastball that was very effective against righthanded hitters. Tight curveball with excellent shape was very effective against lefthanded hitters. Knows how to get hitters out.

Daniel Pulfer - MIF - 2008 - Cypress, CA
Quick bat and aggressive style of hitting. Competitive player has skill set that should play early in Division I baseball. Quick release in infield with good hands. Can play either middle infield position.


2009 Top Prospects

Anthony Maldonado - MIF - 2009 - River Forest, IL
Would have made list as an ’07 grad. Quick bat, lots of hard contact. Present and future power are good. Can hit and does so to all fields. Playmaker in the field, has left side arm. Excellent fielding fundamentals and set-up, range for third base.

RJ Santigate - 3B - 2009 - Las Vegas, NV
Strong infielder with physically projectable 6-foot-2, 170-pound. frame. Showed strength at the plate with good hands and extension. Easy swing and stays inside the ball. Drives the ball to all fields. Arm and feet profile best at third base, and bat plays there