2010 Sunshine South Showcase
2011 Top Prospects
- C - 2011 - Bedford, TX
Lockwood's BP, when he blasted 5 home runs in 10 swings, caught everyone's attention but the rest of his tools besides his raw power are top prospect worthy. He is a 6.72 runner as a catcher and throws 80+ from behind the plate and 87 mph off the mound. Lockwood also plays the game with an aggressive, hustling style that maximizes his already impressive tools and skills.
- C - 2011 - San Antonio, TX
Mattson is a big, strong 6-3, 195 lb athlete who opened everyone's eyes when he ran a 6.59 60 to start the event. He shows plus arm strength behind the plate and popped 1.84 during drills. Mattson's swing is raw but his bat speed and raw strength make this his most projectable tool.
- C - 2011 - Mesquite, TX
Kimbell is big and strong at 6-2, 210 lbs but maintains very good looseness in his actions. That definitely comes out in his quick and extended swing that has very good bat speed and power potential. Kimbell has good actions behind the plate and popped as low as 1.88.
- SS - 2011 - Richardson, TX
Washington's middle infield actions keep getting better and better and there is less talk of his ending up in centerfield eventually. He is a 6.6 runner with a smooth, tension free swing from the right side that should keep adding bat speed as he gets stronger and physically matures.
- MIF - 2011 - Lafayette, LA
Conrad is another player who can play all over the field with his athletic ability, there were an impressive number at this event. Conrad is a 6.69 runner with a very aggressive left handed swing. He also throws 87 mph off the mound. What brings it altogether for Conrad is his highly competitive hard working makeup that was very obvious even in a showcase setting.
- OF - 2011 - Grand Prairie, TX
Middleton is a graceful 6-2, 180 lb athlete with easy actions. He didn't run the 60 but his 4.13 home to first time from right side showed his plus speed. His defensive tools in centerfield are first rate and he projects power with the bat.
- OF - 2011 - Houston, TX
Neal was perhaps the most polished player at the event in terms of his skills and his tools are pretty good, too. Neal ran a 6.57 60 and has excellent range and actions in centerfield. Despite his 5-8, 160 lb build, he shows consistent gap power at the plate and a fundamentally sound swing.
Anthony de Jesus
- C - 2011 - Sugarland, TX
What the 5-9, 170 lb DeJesus lacks in size he more than makes up for in physical tools and quickness. He is very athletic behind the plate and throws consistent pop times in the 1.8's. DeJesus is also a prospect level middle infielder. A right handed hitter, DeJesus has some power in his swing and next level bat speed.
- LHP - 2011 - Breaux Bridge, LA
Hebert is a very loose and projectable 6-2, 180 lb southpaw with a silky smooth left arm. He is already pitching at 86-88 mph and a few mechanical adjustments and a bit of added strength should put him comfortably in the low 90's in the near future.
- RHP - 2011 - The Woodland, TX
Clemens, who is no relation to fellow The Woodlands resident Roger Clemens, has a strong body at 6-4, 210 lbs and a nice four pitch mix. He sits pretty comfortably at 88 mph on his fastball and his hard 76 mph curveball is his best secondary pitch.
- RHP - 2011 - Duson, LA
Cockrell is a solid pitching prospect with a mid 80's fastball with good life and a big downer curveball. But he might be a better middle infield prospect, as he's a 6.69 runner with very smooth, easy defensive actions and obviously plenty of arm strength.
- RHP - 2011 - Waller, TX
The 6-1, 205 lb Rape showed some of the best raw arm strength at the event, topping out at 90 mph off the mound and throwing 88 mph across the diamond in infield drills. He'll have to improve his off speed stuff and feel for pitching to take the next step as a prospect.
- 1B - 2011 - The Woodlands, TX
Richoux can play all the corner positions on the field, including catcher, but his biggest value as a player is his powerful left handed bat. He can hit them long and far to all fields and has a mature approach to hitting.
- RHP - 2011 - Austin, TX
Wong has very good hitting tools for a middle of the field player, with present bat speed and power potential. He's a 6.85/4.17 runner who could end up either playing middle infield or centerfield in the future.
- LHP - 2011 - The Woodlands, TX
Bielitz is a four pitch lefty who pitches in the mid 80's with his fastball and throws both a curveball and a slider that are very good and very different pitches. Further refining his command and change up will push Bielitz to the next level.
- OF - 2011 - Port Arthur, TX
James is a 6.5 runner with long graceful strides and impact speed on the bases and in the outfield. His speed along with solid arm strength and good instincts on his routes/jumps make him a high level centerfield prospect. A right handed hitter, James has an aggressive swing and the ball comes off the barrel hard when he squares up.
- RHP - 2011 - Lake Charles, LA
Smith has a prototypical 6-5, 205 lb pitcher's build and good developing strength. He pitches consistently at 87 mph with a long, loose arm action. He throws both a 74 mph curveball that has some good downer break and a deceptive change up.
- C - 2011 - Spring, TX
Sinclair looks the part of the prospect catcher at 6-2, 205 lbs. His catch/throw tools are very solid but the best part of his game right now is his offensive potential. Sinclair has very quick hands to the ball and drives it with authority when he squares it up.
- RHP - 2011 - Houston, TX
The 6-2, 185 lb Anderson is a projectable right handed pitcher with a mid 80's fastball and nice 72 mph curveball. He grades out just as highly as a left handed hitting outfielder, however, especially as he gets stronger and his already potent bat develops further.
- C - 2011 - Hilo, HI
Slagel is a very versatile player with the ability to play virtually every position on the field, combining tools at such diverse positions as catcher, his primary position, and shortstop. He's also a switch-hitter with a solid swing from both sides of the plate and has a hustling, hard nosed approach to the game.
2012 Top Prospects
- MIF - 2012 - Lake Charles, LA
Cecchini has got bigger and stronger over the last 6-8 months and his tools have taken a subsequent jump forward. He has the potential to be a rare 5-tool shortstop when he's finished developing.
- C - 2012 - Scott, LA
Trahan still has to develop some polish to his game but his raw tools are exceptional. He runs 6.60 even as a 215 lb catcher and his 85 mph/1.81 catching numbers speak for themselves.
- RHP - 2012 - Huffman, TX
The 6-4 Cook was up to 89 mph on his fastball with plenty of potential to add velocity in the future. His mid 70's slurve type breaking ball flashed depth and power at times.
- OF - 2012 - Beaumont, TX
Dishon runs a 6.50 and has all the tools and instincts to become an outstanding defensive centerfielder at the highest levels. His hitting approach still needs developing but he has the raw bat speed and hand strength to improve.
- OF - 2012 - Tyler, TX
Moss and Cameron Dishon are very similar athletes and high ceiling talents, with Dishon getting a small edge in defensive instincts and raw bat speed at the present.
2013 Top Prospects
- OF - 2013 - Waco, TX
Jarmon might have been the most impressive hitting prospect at the event regardless of class. The ball explodes off his bat with authority and frequency. He is plenty athletic enough to develop into an all around talent with time.
Charles Guillory III
- C - 2013 - Beaumont, TX
Guillory's combination of strength and athleticsm at his age is outstanding. His best raw present tool is probably is power/bat speed but he has the ability to become a top level defensive catcher with work.
- C - 2013 - Baytown, TX
The 5-9 Beasley has very advanced catch and throw tools/skills and his 1.84 pop time was one of the best of the event for any age group. He's a 6.75 runner with a quick, short swing at the plate.
- MIF - 2013 - McGregor, TX
Robertson has the quickness and athleticism to play shortstop at a high level and his arm strength is a plus for his age as well. His bat will continue to progress as he gains more strength.
- OF - 2013 - Houston, TX
Hooker has a nice projectable 6-0, 160 lb build and a sweet left handed swing that has present bat speed and the promise of power in the future. His 6.91 speed speaks to his athleticism.