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2008 World Showcase






Top Prospects

Rusty Shellhorn - LHP - - Liberty Lake, WA
Lean athletic build, room to fill out, great pitchability, live athletic delivery, repeats well, great command and feel, big curveball, tight 1 to 7 break, deceptive velocity, ball jumps on hitters, good feel for change-up, very advanced and polished, dominated in Ft Myers, will contribute immediately at next level, strong student.


2007 Top Prospects

Vito Frabizio - RHP - 2007 - Coral Springs, FL
Athletic build, long loose arm action, arm works easily, balanced delivery, tight spin on 11 to 5 curveball, curveball is plus pitch, nice sink and run on change-up, feel for three plus pitches, very good raw stuff, lots of upside, quick hands at the plate, very good pull contact, good bat speed, very projectable at the plate, raw hitting tools, good actions in the infield, raw arm strength, fields cleanly, confident actions, accurate throws, high level prospect.

Heath Peterson - 1B - 2007 - Smiths Station, AL
Strong athletic build, well-developed, lots of strength in swing, raw power potential, good bat speed, turns on the ball easily, raw hitting tools to work with, good upside, big arm strength at first base, moves well for size, clean actions, strong student.


2008 Top Prospects

Xavier Avery - OF - 2008 - Decatur, GA
Athletic build, outstanding athlete, runs excellent, good bat speed, quick hands, line-drive contact, big raw power, good arm strength, outstanding range, tons of upside, potential early round draft pick.

Rolando Gomez - MIF - 2008 - Pembroke Pines, FL
Athletic build, extremely advanced skills, drives the ball to all parts of the field, consistent hard contact, great defensive skills, plus actions, great hands, very good arm strength, runs very well, highest-level prospect with early round draft potential.

Tyler Pastornicky - MIF - 2008 - Bradenton, FL
Lean athletic build, very good athlete, quick hands, stays inside, stays short to ball, great range, good arm strength, great middle infield tools, early round draft potential.

Jarred Cosart - OF - 2008 - League City, TX
Tall athletic build, outstanding tools, quick wrists, solid contact, line drive hitter, great actions, unbelievable arm strength, quick clean arm action on the mound, sharp 11 to 5 CB, feel for 3pitches, highest level prospect, potential early round draft pick.

Taylor Hightower - C - 2008 - Cartersville, GA
Strong athletic build, hard contact, stays on the ball, very strong hands, excellent defensive tools, strong arm, great release and transfer, highest-level prospect with early round draft potential.

Garrison Lassiter - SS - 2008 - High Point, NC
Tall athletic build, body projects, easy swing, quick hands, good bat speed, stays inside, good infield actions, quick hands, good arm strength, runs well, highest-level prospect with early round draft potential.

Tommy Winegardner - SS - 2008 - St. Leonard, MD
Athletic build, very advanced skills, strong hands, good leverage, stays inside ball, quick hands, great infield actions, very good arm strength, smooth actions, highest-level prospect, good draft potential.

Stosh Wawrzasek - RHP - 2008 - Langley, BC
Strong thick build, clean loose arm action, arm works very well, FB has run, overpowers hitters, 11-5 CB with tight break, struck out nine hitters in three innings, really competes, high draft potential.

Kyle Allen - RHP - 2008 - Riverview, FL
Lean athletic build, short quick arm action, good run on FB, tight spin on SL, good bat speed, very good hitting tools, raw power, runs well, very strong arm, big time potential, high draft potential.

Matt Richardson - SS - 2008 - Lake Mary, FL
Tall athletic build, good bat speed, quick hands, runs well, very good arm strength, quick actions, quick arm on the mound, late life on FB, tight CB, big upside, highest-level two-way prospect with high draft potential.

Casey Rasmus - C - 2008 - Phenix City, AL
Athletic build, very good athlete, gap to gap pop, good bat speed, hard contact to all fields, outstanding catcher, very strong arm, soft hands, highest-level prospect, with high draft potential.

Spencer Dickinson - SS - 2008 - Tequesta, FL
Lean athletic build, good athlete, good bat speed, solid contact, quick hands, gap to gap pop, good arm strength, carry to throws, high level prospect.

Otto Roberts - RHP - 2008 - Belleville, IL
Tall projectable body, long loose arm action, nice downhill plane, tight SL, armside run to FB, projectable velocity, highest level prospect with high draft potential.

Tyler Wilson - RHP - 2008 - Rome, GA
Tall athletic build, loose easy arm action, heavy FB, solid command, good feel for change, maintains velo, big time projection, highest level prospect with high draft potential.

Patrick Palmeiro - 3B - 2008 - Colleyville, TX
Strong build, good hitting approach, very good bat speed, big raw power, solid actions, good arm strength, solid actions, carry on throws, great bloodlines, high level prospect with good draft potential.

Cody Asche - 2B - 2008 - O'Fallon, MO
Athletic build, quick hands at the plate, level swing plane, stays inside the ball, good hitting fundamentals, good raw bat speed, hitting tools project well, runs well, good raw arm strength in the field, nice third base tools, good hands, great student.

Cody Bentley - SS - 2008 - Pound, VA
Strong athletic build, well-developed, short arm action on the mound, good armside run, throws heavy fastball, simple delivery, nice downhill plane, hard 11 to 5 curveball with tight spin, moves ball in and out well, good raw strength in swing, quick hands, raw power potential, good hitting tools, plus arm strength, good 3B tools, clean actions, good transfer and release, highest level college prospect. strong student.

Kameron Brunty - OF - 2008 - Gulf Breeze, FL
Lean athletic build, room to fill out, quick hands, good bat speed, stays inside the ball well, keeps weight back well, raw power potential, consistent solid contact, goes the opposite field well, runs very well, nice range in the outfield, accurate throws, good arm strength, solid student.

Brandon Cooksey - OF - 2008 - Lake Mary, FL
Athletic build, quick hands, stays inside the ball, some extension, solid bat speed, level swing plane, runs very well, strong arm, solid footwork, projectable defensive tools, arm works well on the mound, nice plane on fastball, calm easy delivery, sharp slider, nice two-way potential.

Zack DeBord - OF - 2008 - Lafayette, GA
Athletic build, level swing plane, good bat speed, line-drive contact, solid middle of the field contact, pop in bat, projectable hitting tools, big time arm strength in the outfield, online throws with carry, solid footwork, lots of upside, strong student.

Trey Early - MIF - 2008 - Spanish Fort, AL
Strong athletic build, stays inside the ball well at the plate, good bat speed, solid middle of the field contact, extension in swing, goes to all fields, some line-drive contact, solid raw hitting tools, soft hands, solid footwork, nice range, good arm strength, good transfer and release, solid student.

Manny Fernandez - RHP - 2008 - Homestead, FL
Strong thick build, well-developed, long arm action, arm works well, 3/4 arm slot, good life to fastball, armside run, good feel for 10 to 4 curveball, locates all pitches well, feel for change-up, good upside, strong student.

Chase Freman - OF - 2008 - Spanish Fort, AL
Athletic build, well-developed, strength in swing, line-drive contact, solid bat speed, turns on the ball easily, runs well, very good arm strength in the outfield, good actions to the ball, low effort throwing action, solid student.

Ryan Gebhart - OF - 2008 - McGregor, TX
Athletic build, switch-hitter, RH-line-drive swing, good leverage in swing, present strength, LH-good bat speed, hits though the ball well, power potential, turns on the ball easily, short level swing, consistent solid contact, runs well in the outfield, good arm strength, solid fundamentals, good footwork, solid all-around athlete, high level prospect with good upside.

Ian Gilley - MIF - 2008 - Fort Smith, AR
Athletic build, aggressive hitting approach, present strength in swing, good bat speed, nice extenstion, good balance, line-drive contact, stays inside the ball, lots of potential, good arm strength in the field, quick release, hands work, good actions, short compact arm action on the mound, ball jumps out of hand, good arm speed, tight 11 to 5 curveball, nice straight change-up, around the plate, run to fastball, good two-way potential.

Eric Grabe - 3B - 2008 - Ocala, Fl
Athletic build, good bat speed, line-drive contact, centers the ball well, gap to gap pop, consistent hard contact, quick hands, swung it very well in games, lots of offensive tools, power to all fields, solid actions in the field, makes all the plays, gets after the ball, solid footwork, long quick arm action on the mound, tight 10 to 4 curveball, good armside run, solid mechanics, upside, solid student, good two-way potential.

Jake Guengerich - RHP - 2008 - Sarasota, FL
Athletic build, projects well, high 3/4 arm slot, arm works well, balanced delivery, online, throws downhill, sinking action to fastball, nice depth to slider, good deception on change-up, feel for three pitches, lots of upside, strong student, high level prospect with big potential.

Barry Neal Guidry - SS - 2008 - Henderson, LA
Lean athletic build, room to fill out, very good all-around athletic ability, good looking swing, very balanced, nice rhythm, sound fundamentals, gap to gap pop, stays short to the ball, knows how to hit, good range in the infield, good arm strength, versatile athlete, tools play, solid potential at the next level.

Matt Herndon - OF - 2008 - Niceville, FL
Athletic build, present strength in swing, line-drive swing plane, consistent solid contact, good middle of the field contact, solid hitting approach, threat on the bases, good range in the field, solid footwork, raw arm strength, strong student.

Tyler Herrington - SS - 2008 - Thonotosassa, FL
Athletic build, some room to fill out, quick wrists at the plate, good pull contact, line-drive swing plane, squares the ball up well, good bat head skills, runs well, short arm action in the field, quick feet, good balance, athletic actions, solid student.

Joseph Herrmann - RHP - 2008 - Bonaire, GA
Athletic build, little room to fill out, long clean arm action, high energy delivery, works quick, good armside run on fastball, good straight change-up, 10 to 4 curveball, very aggressive pitching style, good feel for pitching, throws strikes with all pitches, upside.

Tony Hill - OF - 2008 - Statesboro, GA
Strong athletic build, very good all-around athletic ability, strong hands at the plate, good bat speed, nice swing plane, good raw hitting tools, big power potential, good arm strength in the outfield, nice carry on throws, projectable, short fast arm action on the mound, solid mechanics, good drop and drive, life to fastball, solid 11 to 5 curveball, highest level prospect.

Mitchell Hopkins - LHP - 2008 - Baton Rouge, LA
Lean athletic build, room to fill out some, 3/4 arm slot on the mound, fluid, arm works well, live fastball, lots of tailing action, plus change-up, good arm speed and sinking action, solid curveball, velocity projects, squares the ball up well at the plate, consistent contact, goes to all field, upside on the mound.

Damon Krestalude - RHP - 2008 - Port St Lucie, FL
Tall, lean athletic build, body projects well, quick clean delivery, loose easy arm action, some late run to fastball, online finish, nice sinking action on change-up, 10 to 4 curveball with tight spin, curveball is a plus pitch, fastball jumps on hitters, good command, projectable.

Seth Lintz - RHP - 2008 - Lewisburg, TN
Lean athletic build, room to fill out, live loose arm action, tons of life to fastball, athletic delivery, curveball has good depth and deception, great bite and velocity on curveball, good feel for change-up, good idea of how to pitch, very good student, highest-level prospect with big upside.

Adam Lopez - RHP - 2008 - Fredricksburg, VA
Tall athletic build, very good pitcher's body, long smooth arm action, good arm speed, clean smooth delivery, nice downhill plane to fastball, solid 12 to 6 curveball, straight change-up, locates fastball well, good projection, strong student, knows how to pitch, highest level prospect.

Tim Maitland - OF - 2008 - Colleyville, TX
Lean athletic build, room to fill out, runs very well, great athletic ability, solid bat speed at the plate, sprays the ball all over the field, consistent contact, uses his speed well, goes the other way well, great range in the field, good arm strength and carry, quick to the ball, nice release and transfer, solid student.

Nolan Malone - OF - 2008 - Tallahassee, FL
Athletic build, solid bat speed, stays inside the baseball, line-drive contact, short simple swing plane, runs well, good arm strength, good range, good to the ball, long arm action on the mound, FB shows armside run, repeats delivery well, big breaking curveball.

Michael Martinez - 1B - 2008 - Miami, FL
Strong well-developed build, took the best BP of any player, very calm balanced approach, short simple swing, very good bat speed, centers the ball very well, outstanding contact, power to all fields, ball jumps hard off bat, highest-level hitting prospect, short throwing action in the field, solid range, soft hands, strong student, highest level prospect with good draft potential.

Logan Morello - MIF - 2008 - Neshanic Station, NJ
Athletic build, good all-around athletic ability, good bat speed, nice balance in swing, sound hitting fundamentals, simple approach, ball jumps off bat, lots of projects, stays inside the ball well, quick hands, lots of offensive tools to work with, good infield actions, good raw strength, accurate throws, good release, hands and feet work, does everything well, solid student.

Peter O'Brien - C - 2008 - Miami Gardens, FL
Good build, strong athletic body, smooth swing, very good hand strength, big raw power potential, stays inside the ball, very aggressive hitting approach, consistent hard contact, good opposite field pop, big upside at the plate, very good arm strength behind the plate, quick actions, online throws, sound defensively, strong student.

Brandon Parrent - LHP - 2008 - Flower Mound, TX
Tall athletic build, long loose arm action on the mound, good arm speed, smooth balanced delivery, finishes well to the plate, ball comes out of hand clean, works both sides of the plate, velocity projects, throws strikes, tight rotation on curveball, nice cut action on change-up, knows how to pitch, very good pitchability, good upside.

Nicholas Purdy - RHP - 2008 - Grafton, ON
Great build, tall athletic frame, aggressive hitting approach, solid bat speed, good raw power potential, easy lift in swing, very good raw hitting tools, upside, high 3/4 arm slot on the mound, good downhill plane, compact arm action, ball comes out of hand easy, late run to fastball, hides the ball well, flashes solid curveball, big upside on the mound, highest level prospect.

Michael Quesada - C - 2008 - Folsom, CA
Lean athletic build, very good raw tools, quick bat, good bat speed, strength in swing, aggressive hitting approach, raw power potential, good hitting tools, upside at the plate, very strong arm behind the plate, quick feet and exchange, athletic actions, big upside, lots of defensive tools to work with, highest level prospect.

Alex Ramon - OF - 2008 - Miami, FL
Great build, tall athletic body, very good all-around athlete, very good bat speed, present strength in swing, big raw power potential, deep HR in batting practice, quick hands, stays inside the ball, runs very well, gets after the ball in the field, good arm strength, strong student, has lots of potential at the next level.

Nick Rickles - C - 2008 - Loxahatchee, FL
Strong athletic build, body projects well, quick hands at the plate, stays inside the ball well, solid bat speed, good eye, drives the ball to middle of the field, committed to Stetson, highest-level hitting prospect.

Charles (CJ) Rose - C - 2008 - St. Peters, MO
Athletic build, stays inside the ball, quick hands, big raw power potential, easy lift, good bat speed, lots of upside at the plate, runs well, strong arm behind the plate, short quick arm action, accurate throws, quick transfer, soft hands, quick compact arm action on the mound, 3/4 arm slot, tight break on curveball, throws downhill, live arm, big two-way potential, strong student, very interesting prospect with huge upside.

Jared Rothenberg - LHP - 2008 - Houston, TX
Tall athletic build, body projects well, good all-around athlete, long arm action on the mound, good pitchability, nice backdoor curveball, 1 to 7 break on curveball, solid two-pitch mix, commands pitches well, solid swing, turns on ball easily, shows bat speed, extension in swing, strong student.

Geoffrey Rowan - C - 2008 - Naperville, IL
Athletic build, quick hands, nice extension, strength in swing, good bat speed, strong arm, great tools behind the plate, very quick release, outstanding makeup, lots of upside.

Geno Rubeis - C - 2008 - Gainesville, FL
Strong athletic build, good strength in swing, gap to gap pop, level swing plane, consistent solid contact, shows good bat speed, strong arm behind the plate, accurate throws, good balance.

Damarii Saunderson - LHP - 2008 - Novi, MI
Tall athletic build, body projects well, nice two-way potential, swung it well during games, very aggressive, solid bat speed, good opposite field pop, short bat path, good raw hitting tools, good speed in the outfield, short arm action on throws, light on feet, loose low effort delivery on the mound, nice arm speed, arm works well, good downhill plane, sinking action to fastball, nice upside.

Jandy Sena - RHP - 2008 - Miami, FL
Thick strong build, long quick arm action on the mound, full windup, balanced delivery, nice downhill plane, easy arm action, stays down in the zone, curveball has sharp 11-5 break, finishes well to the plate, ball comes out of hand well, projectable velocity, throws four pitches for strikes, big time raw power at the plate, very good bat speed, stays inside the baseball, very aggressive approach, good extension, moves well at first base, light on his feet, good hands, highest-level potential.

Jardian Thomas - OF - 2008 - Gainesville, FL
Athletic build, projects well, switch-hitter, RH-good bat speed, extension in swing, quick hands, LH-quick swing, good balance, solid middle of the field contact, easy lift, good fundamentals in the outfield, long loose arm action, very good arm strength, accurate throws, high 3/4 slot on the mound, deceptive delivery, around the plate, good all-around athlete.

Michael Tomasi - RHP - 2008 - Boca Raton, FL
Lean athletic build, room to fill out, body projects well, high 3/4 arm slot, nice extension out front, good life to fastball, nice armside run, good downhill plane, tight 12 to 6 curveball, around the plate with everything, feel for pitching, high level prospect with good upside.

David Walkling - RHP - 2008 - Nanaimo, BC
Tall athletic build, short clean arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, heavy run on fastball, solid 10-4 slurve, good spin with deception, feel for change-up, very tough on right-handers, around the plate with all pitches, projects big, strong student, good draft potential.

Drew Williams - C - 2008 - Kevil, KY
Tall athletic build, body projects well, aggressive hitting approach, solid middle of the field contact, present strength in swing, good bat speed, consistent hard contact, level plane, very good arm strength in the outfield, projectable, high energy guy behind the plate, gets the job done, solid release, quick to the ball, feel for the game, strong student.

Christopher Wolfe - SS - 2008 - Houston, TX
Lean athletic build, lots of room to fill out, switch-hitter, RH-quick hands, stays short to the ball, hits the ball to all fields, level plane, consistent contact, makes things happen with speed, LH-solid bat speed, sprays ball all over the field, good extension, strong infield arm, smooth easy actions, does everything clean, online throws in the outfield, good carry, accurate, very sound footwork, great speed, great defensive actions, tools project, highest level prospect.

Eddie Young - MIF - 2008 - El Cajon, CA
Athletic build, strong quick hands at the plate, simple left-handed swing, consistent line-drive contact, aggressive hitting approach, good bat control, pop in bat, runs well, good arm strength, solid infield actions, hands work, throws carry, strong student, lot of upside in game.

Michael Zaccardo - RHP - 2008 - Greenwich, CT
Athletic build, room to fill out some, arm works well on the mound, long clean arm action, balanced delivery, solid 10 to 4 curveball, tight spin, occasional life to fastball, upside on the mound.

Kenneth Zorrilla - OF - 2008 - Sanford, FL
Strong athletic build, very good body, loose easy swing, solid bat speed, nice raw hitting tools, raw power potential, upside, runs very well, very good arm strength, good to the ball, clean actions, short loose arm action on the mound, arm works, good arm speed, lots of upside, nice downhill plane, very projectable prospect.


2009 Top Prospects

Michael Zunino - C - 2009 - Cape Coral, FL
Tall athletic build, body projects, good bat speed, great raw power, stays inside, quick hands, huge offensive upside, very good arm strength, easy fluid actions, runs well, great receiver, highest-level prospect.

Nick Franklin - SS - 2009 - Longwood, FL
Athletic build, switch-hitter, line drive contact, good extension, quick hands, good power potential, very good speed, plus infield actions, arm works well, late life to FB, highest level prospect.

Dane Phillips - C - 2009 - Nacogdoches, TX
Strong athletic build, strong quick hands, good bat speed, big raw power, pop to all fields, strong arm, solid release, runs very well, big time prospect.

Michael Heller - MIF - 2009 - Bradenton, FL
Athletic build, good body, hands explode at the ball, gets good leverage, good bat speed, clean arm on the mound, throws easy, very good arm speed, big upside, highest level prospect.

Michael Smith - 1B - 2009 - Brandon, FL
Strong thick build, quick hands, line-drive contact, centers well, raw power, solid defensive actions at first base, highest level prospect with big time potential.

Marlon Mitchell - C - 2009 - Riverview, FL
Athletic build, quick hands, stays inside, good hitting tools, good arm strength, flexible and balanced, quick release, projectable tools, lots of upside.

Patrick Schuster - LHP - 2009 - Holiday, FL
Athletic build, quick arm action, deceptive FB, late life to FB, nasty CB, works to spots with all pitches, good upside, highest level prospect.

Felix Roque - RHP - 2009 - Miami, FL
Tall athletic build, very live arm, low 3/4 arm slot, boring action to fastball, hard sink and run, groundball pitcher, pounds the strike zone with his fastball, good feel for change-up, tight late break to slider, around the plate, big potential, good upside, high level prospect.

Rory Young - RHP - 2009 - Chase, BC
Tall athletic build, body projects well, loose easy arm action, balanced online delivery, solid 10 to 4 curveball, feel for change-up, throws strikes with all pitches, good upside, plenty of projection left.

Alex Yarbrough - SS - 2009 - Allen, TX
Athletic build, switch-hitter, RH-quick hands at the plate, consistent solid contact, present strength in swing, LH-stays back well, quick hands, good raw hitting tools, smooth actions in the field, runs well, feet and hands works well, solid defensive tools, projectable, smooth, strong student.

Brooklyn Foster - C - 2009 - Langley, BC
Athletic build, quick hands at the plate, line-drive contact, good rhythm in swing, solid hitting fundamentals, good feel for hitting, nice raw hitting tools, compact release behind the plate, knows how to play the game, solid receiver, solid student.

Tito Marrero - 1B - 2009 - Miami, FL
Tall projectable build, room to add strength, stays inside the ball well at the plate, consistent line-drive contact, solid pull contact, hitting tools project well, runs well for size, arm strength at first base, clean actions, feel for the game, solid student.

Frankie Ratcliff - MIF - 2009 - Key West, FL
Athletic build, runs very well, switch-hitter, RH-good swing, extends through the ball well, solid contact to all fields, squares up well, good hand speed, LH-quick hands, stays inside the ball, good bat speed, good load and balance, easy lift, nice extension, solid infield actions, fields cleanly, good arm strength, accurate throws with carry, strong student, highest-level college prospect, good follow.

Cody Slaughter - C - 2009 - New Port Richey, Fl
Strong atheltic build, good strength in swing, nice extension, good bat speed, gap to gap pop, solid line-drive contact, stays on the ball well, very solid with the bat, good arm strength behind the plate, solid reciever, feel for the game, very good student, lots of upside, definite follow.