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2001 National Showcase






2002 Top Prospects

Scott Kazmir - LHP - 2002 - Houston, TX
92-96 mph with life, plus breaking ball, plus command, what else would you want.

Sergio Santos - SS - 2002 - Hacienda Heights, CA
Right now the best position player in the class and he ran a 6.6.

BJ (Melvin) Upton - SS - 2002 - Chesapeake, VA
5 tool guy who is sure to be a very high draft pick. Ran a 6.5

John Jr. Mayberry - 1B - 2002 - Overland Park, KS
Son of former MLB star hitter. Top bat in Tropicana, hit 90+ all over and out of the park.

Micah Schilling - SS - 2002 - Clinton, LA
One of the top baseball players in America and definitely one of the best hitters.

Denard Span - CF - 2002 - Tampa, FL
Be a good pick to click for later on. He has the entire package and looks the part. 6.5 60

Wardell Starling - OF - 2002 - Missouri City, TX
Plus arm, plus power, plus body, plus speed. Threw 92 from the mound.

Corey Shafer - 1B - 2002 - Choctaw, OK
Some say he's the best bat in the nation, we tend to agree.

Christopher Gruler - RHP - 2002 - Brentwood, CA
Low 90s and great arm action, quick and fluid

Scott Moore - SS - 2002 - Long Beach, CA
One of nations top SS prospects, big arm, good fluid actions and can hit with anyone.

Steven Doetsch - OF - 2002 - St. Petersburg, FL
Has it all, MLB body, plus arm, plus run, plus bat, can go get the ball and hit it out.

Eduardo Martinez-Esteve - OF - 2002 - Miami, FL
Put on a show, MLB body, average runner, plus arm, Mayberry and him tore up Tropicana.

Thomas Wilhelmsen - RHP - 2002 - Tucson, AZ
92 mph fastball, his body is looking much stronger, watchout sky is the limit.

Jeff Clement - C - 2002 - Marshalltown, IA
One of top left-hand bats in the nation and plus arm, has thrown in the 90s from mound.

Camilo Vasquez - LHP - 2002 - Hialeah, FL
One of top lefties in the country, low 90s, good spin, comes easy.

Adam Elliott - RHP - 2002 - Concord, CA
93 mph fastball and plus breaking ball. Good command of three pitches.

Nicholas Starnes - RHP - 2002 - Haw River, NC
93 mph fastball and can spin the ball, extremely projectable, sky is the limit.

Jensen Lewis - RHP - 2002 - Cincinnati, OH
One of the nations best arms, low 90s comes easily.

Christopher Lewis - SS - 2002 - Irvine, CA
Outstanding SS with good athletic ability and big arm, also hits and with power.

Warner Jones - SS - 2002 - Nashville, TN
Not big body, but plays big, you could say he's a 5 tool guy, plus speed and plus arm.

Nicholas Tisone - 3B - 2002 - Covington, LA
Perhaps the nations top 2way player, can do it all and throw 90 from the hill.

Mark Sauls - RHP - 2002 - Panama City, FL
He has a chance to become a premier power pitcher. In the 90s already.

Andy Putnel - RHP - 2002 - Lake Alfred, FL
Low 90s and plus breaking ball. Good command.

Gabriel Sanchez - SS - 2002 - Miami, FL
94mph across the infield and can play. Also a top hitting prospect.

Brian Hernandez - C - 2002 - Boynton Beach, FL
One of most steady defensive catchers in nation and can hit and play.

Alex Gordon - 3B - 2002 - Lincoln, NE
Possible high pick if seen enough, smooth power type player.

Justin Gee - RHP - 2002 - Sarasota, FL
90+ 6'4" = high draft possibilities. You will hear his name a lot.

Brian Dopirak - 1B - 2002 - Crystal Beach, FL
#1 raw power guy in the class, put on display in Tropicana, 4 in a row out of the park.

Clinton Everts - RHP - 2002 - Cypress, TX
Very good player and pitcher who touches 90 or better with good curve ball.

Jeffrey Jacobsen - RHP - 2002 - Las Vegas, NV
90+ tall and very thin, if he gains strength, you have a big time power pitcher.

Javier Socorro - OF - 2002 - Miami, FL
6.5 runner with more than playable arm and can hit. He can play!

Adam Kalkof - LHP - 2002 - Durham, NC
Watch out, he could develop into a high round lefty. We expect it to happen!

Matthew Horwath - SS - 2002 - Lake Mary, FL
Not prototype body, just plays the game better than nearly everyone else.

Christian Madson - 1B - 2002 - Valrico, FL
Watchout for big Madson, he can touch 90 now, but there's much more in him.

Kyle Patrick - RHP - 2002 - Apopka, FL
Will move up the charts as he regains strength. Extremely projectable. Will throw mid 90s.

Anthony Martinez - RHP - 2002 - Montpelier, VA
Top football QB recruit with very strong 90+ arm.

Michael Thomas - OF - 2002 - Lynn Haven, FL
Good tools, strong arm and can hit. More importantly he can play the game.

Atlee Johnson - CF - 2002 - Jacksonville, FL
A true baseball player, does everything well. Plays for keeps.

Jonathan Woodcox - C - 2002 - Orinda, CA
Very good catcher and even better hitter.

K.C. Jones - RHP - 2002 - Eatonville, WA
MajorLeague pitchers body, throws well, around 90, but needs to speed up his arm.

James Peterson - 1B - 2002 - Winterset, IA
Power hitting prospect who attacks and a good arm. Ball jumps off his bat.

Glen Simon - RHP - 2002 - Lake Worth, FL
Watchout for him, he gets better with each time we see him. Will be low 90s soon.

Christopher Gutierrez - SS - 2002 - Orlando, FL
Excellent player, very steady in the field, good actions and can hit.

Robert Harmon - RHP - 2002 - Villa Hills, KY
We've seen him much better, this big guy is for real.

Lee Lawrence - 1B - 2002 - San Jose, CA
Great baseball body, good first sacker who can hit.

Matthew McColgan - C - 2002 - La Canada, CA
Excellent catcher who can swing the bat. Has MLB body and movements.

Chris Munn - RHP - 2002 - Cooper City, FL
Very good looking player with outstanding arm. Swings the bat, but could attack more.

Andrew Stilley - LHP - 2002 - Jacksonville, FL
Watchout this lefty opened some eyes, could be giant surprise next spring.

Hasan Rasheed - OF - 2002 - Nashville, TN
Next to Urdaneda the fastest @ Tropicana, 6.48. Surprising power!

Kirby Wedekind - RHP - 2002 - Jacksonville, FL
Big, strong pitcher who looks awful good, possible bright future..

Eric Wordekemper - RHP - 2002 - Storm Lake, IA
High 80s live fastball with good command, breaking ball looking pretty good.

Jason Short - RHP - 2002 - Naples, FL
High 80s and very projectable, watch out for him.

Andrew Fiorenza - OF - 2002 - Atlanta, GA
Good looking player with obvious tools.

Justin Meier - RHP - 2002 - Windermere, FL
High 80s fastball, but one of the best breaking balls in the USA

Robert Kimmons - RHP - 2002 - Mandeville, LA
Extremely projectable, arm works and ball sinks.

Prince Fielder - 1B - 2002 - Melbourne, FL
Awesome power potential and good athlete. Cecil's son, so blood lines are there.

Zachary Daeges - IF - 2002 - Harlan, IA
Big hard throwing RHP, 90+ in the future, has a whip but hasn't pitched much.

Joshua Bartusick - 1B - 2002 - Huntington Beach, CA
Bartusick's future looks like it might be on the hill, his arm works good.

Nestor Coredor - C - 2002 - Acarigue, Porguesa, VE
One of the top catchers at Tropicana

Jhonathan Figueroa - LHP - 2002 - Tampa, FL
Low 90s big lefty with a great future.

Jose Paez - RHP - 2002 - Santa Rita, VE
Mid to high 80s and extremely projectable. Easy arm action.

David Bernat - RHP - 2002 - Miami, FL


Jason Caldwell - RHP - 2002 - St. Cloud, FL


Michael Craig - LHP - 2002 - Rolling Hills, CA


Jonathan Crosby - RHP - 2002 - Germantown, TN


Adam Donachie - C - 2002 - Orlando, FL


Jason Duncan - LHP - 2002 - Winston-Salem, NC


Ryan Falcon - LHP - 2002 - Rougemont, NC


Michael Fuentes - C - 2002 - Miami, FL


Anthony Gonzalez - C - 2002 - Glendale, NY


Jeremy Hunt - RHP - 2002 - Tampa, FL


Luis Mateo - RHP - 2002 - Guaynabo, PR
Small, but high 80s fastball explodes and he can pitch.

Clifton Pennington - SS - 2002 - Corpus Christi, TX


Jonathan Ruiz - C - 2002 - Miami, FL


Rafael Sierra Jr. - C - 2002 - Miami, FL


Coltyn Simmons - OF - 2002 - Las Vegas, NV


Ryan Stanley - 1B - 2002 - Tampa, FL


Marvin Urdaneta - OF - 2002 - Tampa, FL
Ran a 6.35, has good enough arm for CF and has hitting ability, but is raw.

Joseph Votto - 3B - 2002 - Toronto, ON
A bit raw, but can't overlook the bat speed, body and arm.


2003 Top Prospects

Lastings Milledge - OF - 2003 - Palmetto, FL
Top 03 in the country, 5 plus tool guy. 1st round if out this year. Bat speed #1 in nation.

James Houser - LHP - 2003 - Sarasota, FL
Also possible 1st round if out this year, low 90s lefty with much more and it's very smooth.

Joseph Gutierrez - RHP - 2003 - Miami Lakes, FL
Big, strong with outstanding power arm, low 90s now, will get better.

Pat Bresnehan - RHP - 2003 - Sherborn, MA
Good athlete with magic arm, 92 mph fastball and plus breaking ball. Good command.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C - 2003 - West Palm Beach, FL
Might be the top 03 catcher in America, power arm, power bat and big league body.

Philip Stringer - SS - 2003 - Spring, TX
Can really play, big league actions and ball jumps off his bat, needs to improve 6.9 - 60.

Darin Downs - LHP - 2003 - Boynton Beach, FL
Two years from now he will be one of the premier lefties in America.

Johnny Zepeda - LHP - 2003 - Fallbrook, CA
90 mph lefty, throws a bit up hill, but he has a big time future.

Brandon Yarbrough - C - 2003 - Ellerbe, NC
Can hit with the best of them, also has good strong arm and ran a 6.7 - 60.

Tom King - SS - 2003 - Mount Dora, FL
Solid player, who would normally be in the top 5 easy, but this was a strong bunch of 03s.

Lee Land - RHP - 2003 - Rougemont, NC
Looking very good, he's someone to keep a close eye on.

Brandon Dorries - SS - 2003 - Valliant, OK
MLB body and much more, watchout for this kid!

JP Alvarez - 2B - 2003 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Robert Clayton - RHP - 2003 - Miami, FL


Jerod Estey - OF - 2003 - Craig, CO