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2009 Sunshine South Showcase

2010 Top Prospects

Clayton Crum - RHP - 2010 - Spring, TX
Crum pitched behind 2009 1st round pick LHP Matt Purke in the Klein HS rotation last spring, which makes Klein’s inability to make the district playoffs even more amazing. Crum is a legit #1 guy at many levels, with a 90-93 mph fastball and a short and quick low 80’s slider.

Trae Davis - RHP - 2010 - Mexia, TX
Davis threw at a day long summer football camp the day before, but that didn’t prevent him from showing an explosive 90-93 mph fastball. His breaking stuff is still raw but his 83 mph slider shows promise and he’s definitely athletic enough to make adjustments.

Nicholas Rumbelow - RHP - 2010 - Bullard, TX
Rumbelow looked to have a very polished approach to pitching and used his 90 mph fastball, diving low 80’s change up and short slider with maturity and purpose.

Garin Cecchini - INF - 2010 - Lake Charles, LA
Cecchini has outstanding baseball genes, as his father and mother are the coaches at national powerhouse Barbe HS, and it shows on the field. He has a smooth and powerful left handed swing with big lift and a polished hitting approach. Cecchini plays shortstop now but projects as a very good defensive third baseman at the next level.

Jason Hursh - RHP - 2010 - Carrollton, TX
Hursh was a primary shortstop prior to the event but after watching him throw in drills, we really wanted to see him pitch. He didn’t disappoint, throwing 89-91 with minimal effort. Hursh’s infield/hitting tools are solid college level, but he has arm strength that will strongly interest the pro scouts.

Colby Suggs - RHP - 2010 - Sulphur Springs, TX
Suggs is a barrel chested 6-0, 215 athlete but is surprisingly athletic and loose. He threw 89-91 mph with a developing slider and curveball and commanded the bottom half of the strike zone well. Suggs also has some serious juice in his bat and is a 6.8 runner.

Cole Gilmore - OF - 2010 - Broomfield, CO
Gilmore looks the part at a rock solid 6-3, 205 lbs and shows five solid tools. He’s a 6.79 runner with centerfield instincts and a strong throwing arm on defense and the ball comes off his bat hard on offense.

Garrett Logan - C - 2010 - Lake Charles, LA
Logan showed outstanding defensive quickness and arm strength and was regularly around 1.8 on his pops, with a low of 1.77. He lacks strength at 5-10, 160 lbs but has a good crisp line drive swing and a good hitting approach.

Jeff Harvill - LHP - 2010 - Keithville, LA
Harvill is a very athletic looking 6-2, 180 lbs and has outfield prospect tools in addition to his pitching ability. He threw 86-88 mph from the left side with a nice curveball and a cut fastball that was nasty at times.

Rob Tasin - 1B - 2010 - Spring, TX
Tasin is rare left handed thrower/right handed hitter. He has a smooth and powerful swing and pounded the ball hard in the showcase games, including a long home run. Tasin also threw up to 86 mph from the mound with good command.

Spencer Davis - 3B - 2010 - The Woodlands, TX
Davis has an outstanding athletic build at 6-4, 215 lbs and an impressive set of tools that could come together big. He threw up to 88 mph off the mound and flashes plus bat speed and power potential at times.

Kyle Finnegan - RHP - 2010 - Kingwood, TX
Finnegan has a young, undersized body at 5-11, 140 lbs but has a very quick and loose arm that produces an 88 mph fastball and sharp 76 mph slurve. He commands his pitches well and has an idea how to pitch.

2011 Top Prospects

Carson Baranik - RHP - 2011 - Bossier City, LA
Baranik looks the part at a projectable and athletic 6-3, 195 and has a fast arm that produces an 89-91 mph fastball with very good downhill plane and late life. His best secondary pitch is a deceptive low 80’s change up.

Chris McFarland - MIF - 2011 - Lufkin, TX
McFarland is an excellent athlete, with 6.58 speed and an extra gear on the bases to go along with the strength and bat speed to drive the ball to the gaps. He’s still young at shortstop and may end up in centerfield in the future.

Ty Washington - SS - 2011 - Richardson, TX
Washington is a 6.62 runner with very good first step quickness that makes him seem faster. He has nice middle infield actions that will play at a high level.

Bryan Brickhouse - RHP - 2011 - The Woodlands, TX
Brickhouse is a projectable athlete who threw 85-88 mph with an easy, smooth arm action and a good curveball. He also ran 6.99 and showed prospect tools at third base.

Cameron Neal - OF - 2011 - Houston, TX
Neal is undersized at 5-8, 155 lbs but has very good tools across the board and is extremely fundamentally sound. He was best defensive outfielder at the event, ran 6.82 and drove the ball hard to the gaps in games.

Shaka Starling - OF - 2011 - Rosharon, TX
The 5-11, 195 lb Starling’s game is about strength. He has an aggressive swing and outstanding raw power for his age. He’s also a 6.92 runner with good outfield arm strength.

Reggie Wilson - OF - 2011 - Beaumont, TX
The 5-6, 165 lb Wilson was the event’s top performer and he has the tools to back it up. The left handed hitter ran 6.89, threw 87 mph off the mound, was very good in centerfield and pretty much smoked the ball every at bat.

2012 Top Prospects

Stryker Trahan - C - 2012 - Scott, LA
Trahan is extremely strong and mature for a 2012 prospect, but his tools are outstanding. He has present plus bat speed and a very aggressive swing approach, along with 6.67 speed and big league arm strength (1.85 pop) behind the plate.