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2013 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event






2014 Top Prospects

Jack Barrie - 1B - 2014 - Maleny, AUS
Barrie put his strength on display, launching 4 home runs, 1 of which was to deep centerfield, showing a short quick swing with high level hitting tools.


2015 Top Prospects

Dazmon Cameron - OF - 2015 - McDonough, GA
Cameron shows smooth, easy actions both in the outfield and at in the batter's box. He glides to the ball with long strides, and his throws carry very well. Has + bat speed and loose wrists to create hard hit balls from regular contact. Also ran a 6.64 60 yard.

Josh Naylor - OF - 2015 - Mississauga, ON
The Canadian standout continues to impress with his lightning quick bat speed and powerful left-handed throwing arm. He does not get cheated at the plate, but also has an advanced approach.

Alonzo Jones - SS - 2015 - Columbus, GA
Jones’ 6.39 60 yard dash time fell just short of the all-time event record, .02 seconds slower than his time a year ago, it was the best of this year’s event by a huge margin. His speed translates into good range defensively with good lateral agility in the middle infield, and should allow center field to be a long term option as well. His bat speed stood out from the left side where he gets a head start getting down the line to first, though he is also solid from the right side.

Kep Brown - OF - 2015 - Mount Pleasant, SC
At 6-foot-5, Brown uses his long limbs to generate some serious leverage in his swing, powering balls over the Green Monster, creating loud, hard contact pitch after pitch. Ran very well for size, posting a 6.72 60 yard.

Isiah Gilliam - 1B - 2015 - Stone Mountain, GA
Gilliam impressed all over the field, showing + arm strength from the outfield with very fluid mechanics, threw 90 across the diamond in the infield, and showed well from both sides of the plate, with quick hands and power.

Greg Pickett - OF - 2015 - Aurora, CO
Pickett’s massive power was on display not only in batting practice, where he hit several balls out of JetBlue Park, but also in game action. His matchup against high level LHP prospect Max Wotell was one of the biggest matchups of the event, and Pickett rose to the occasion, crushing a home run over the right field fence. His bat speed is amongst the best in the 2015 class.

Max Wotell - LHP - 2015 - Marvin, NC
The tall athletic left hander has increased the tempo of his delivery recently, creating additional deception. His fastball sat between 85 and 89 mph and showed ability to drive it to the bottom corners of the strike zone well.

Jason Heinrich - 1B - 2015 - Spring Hill, FL
With a strong 6-foot-1 frame, Heinrich is a two way prospect, generating very good bat speed with the power to match (3 HR in BP) and touched 91 mph in his time on the mound.

Reggie Pruitt - OF - 2015 - Kennesaw, GA
Elite burner, his 6.70 60 yard dash time was a bit slower than expected, as his speed plays beyond that mark in game action. Quick hands at the plate, took a good round of batting practice, if the hit tool plays he could be an impact player.

Eric Feliz - OF - 2015 - Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Feliz has a strong, physical build and turned in a very strong performance with the bat, squaring up ball after ball, launching four over the wall in left field. Good defensive tools in the OF along with a strong arm.

Leo Rodriguez - RHP - 2015 - Mount Dora, FL
Rodriguez touched 92 mph on the mound, showing big fastball life through the zone. He also has a lively, powerful bat from both sides of the plate.

Tekwaan Whyte - SS - 2015 - Stone Mountain, GA
An athletic, toolsy infielder, Whyte fills all the boxes, running a 6.87 60 yard dash, throwing 88 mph across the diamond, and showing a high upside at the plate.

Brenton Burgess - 3B - 2015 - Lithonia, GA
The extra toolsy Burgess can do a lot of things on a baseball field, including throwing an event best 91 mph across the infield. He also topped at 88 mph on the mound and showed impressive raw power at the plate.

Joshua Smith - LHP - 2015 - Saline, MI
The 6-foot-5 left-hander worked at 85-88 mph with his fastball and mixes in a sharp 74 mph curveball with good depth.

Michael Zimmerman - LHP - 2015 - Naples, FL
The polished left-hander reached 86 mph with his fastball, showing a loose arm action and an ability to consistently command his secondary offerings.

Nick Bush - LHP - 2015 - Leesburg, GA
Tall projectable lefty with a clean arm action. Fastball up to 87, struck out eight of the 10 batters he faced in three shutout innings. Tight hard spin on slider, threw it for strikes. Commanded bottom of the strike zone very well, good feel for tailing action on fastball.

Kevin Strohschein - OF - 2015 - McDonough, GA
Showing good bat speed, Strohschein uses his strength to drive the ball at the point of contact and creates leverage in swing. Sound mechanics in the OF and has very good arm strength on throws (90 mph).

Reilly Johnson - C - 2015 - Lake Wales, FL
Behind the plate Johnson showed off very good catch and throw skills, receiving the ball out front and making accurate throws down to second base. Turned in 1.85 pop time and ran a 6.90 60 yard.

Bakari Gayle - OF - 2015 - Stone Mountain, GA
Athletic and has room to grow, Gayle shows a very strong arm and blistering speed. He ran a 6.46 time in the event's 60 yard dash.

Scott Kapers - C - 2015 - Schererville, IN
A talent on both sides of the ball, Kapers posted an impressive 1.88 pop time, threw 90 mph from the outfield and showed impressive bat speed at the plate.

Mack Rosman - RHP - 2015 - Inverness, IL
Touched 88 mph with his fastball and showed a quick, loose arm action. He attacks the zone and shows good potential in his secondary pitches.

Nolan Bond - RHP - 2015 - Spring, TX
Up to 88 mph with his fastball and changed speeds well with his 69 mph curveball and 74 mph changeup. He has an easy delivery and solid projection.

Tyler Heinrichs - OF - 2015 - Marietta, GA
Heinrichs showed a strong arm from the outfield, with + carry and the ball came out of his hand with ease. Touched 87 mph on the mound with his fastball, and displayed strength in his swing from the right side.

Noah Croft - C - 2015 - Olathe, KS
Posted event best 1.84 pop time in the catcher workout with an equally impressive 82 mph velocity. Swung the bat well both in batting practice and in games, solid two-way catcher.

Zach Goodman - RHP - 2015 - Kennesaw, GA
Sat 87-89 from an over the top arm slot, pitched aggressively and overpowered hitters. Hard slider at 78-80 with biting action, solid changeup at 77 with fading action. Struck out six in three no-hit innings.

Willie Burger - C - 2015 - Maytown, PA
A powerfully built right-handed bat, Burger continues to show good power potential and a strong throwing arm.

Michael Escarra - OF - 2015 - Hialeah, FL
A strong, athletic right-handed batter, Escarra generates some loud game action swings, and also provides a good dose of speed. He ran a 6.78 60 yard dash.

Casey Cobb - RHP - 2015 - Hamilton, GA
On the mound Cobb's fastball climbed to 88 mph, showing riding life and downhill plane. Sat 86-88 and flashed a 12/6 curveball which he has a feel for.

Lorenzo Hampton - OF - 2015 - Miami Lakes, FL
A physically imposing right-handed swinger and thrower, Hampton shows off impressive raw power, good athleticism for his size, and a fastball that reaches 85 mph on the mound. He also ran a 7.01 60 yard dash.

David Villar - 3B - 2015 - Pembroke Pines, FL
A strongly built third baseman, Villar shows a powerful right-handed stroke with good life off his bat and a consistently sound approach in game action.

Mason Duke - RHP - 2015 - Hoover, AL
The 5-foot-11 right-hander worked at 84-86 mph with his fastball, topping at 88. He has a lean, athletic build, as well as a sharp slider and a changeup.

Briggs Benson - C - 2015 - Tifton, GA


Matt Breeden - RHP - 2015 - Acworth, GA


Joe Corbett - RHP - 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK


Will Dunavant - C - 2015 - Suwanee, GA


Justin Gesek - C - 2015 - Jacksonville, FL


Lincoln Hewett - OF - 2015 - Gainesville, GA


Cole Kragel - RHP - 2015 - Sarasota, FL


Deacon Liput - SS - 2015 - Oviedo, FL


Noah Locascio - C - 2015 - Mt Pleasant, SC


Terrell McCall II - RHP - 2015 - Lithonia, GA


Zachary Ramzy - 3B - 2015 - Los Angeles, CA


Drew Reeves - RHP - 2015 - Hamilton, GA


Ryan Sande - 2B - 2015 - Raleigh, NC


Jordan Holloman Scott - 2B - 2015 - Conyers, GA


Fletcher Simmons - C - 2015 - Gainesville, FL


Cameron Sullivan - RHP - 2015 - Middletown, RI


Kennie Taylor - OF - 2015 - St. Petersburg, FL


Pablo Toranzo - RHP - 2015 - Tampa, FL


Jimmy Versage - OF - 2015 - Cape May Courthouse, NJ


Tom Walker - RHP - 2015 - Pompano Beach, FL


Austin Whitehead - 2B - 2015 - Samford Valley, AUS



2016 Top Prospects

Gregory Veliz - RHP - 2016 - Key West, FL
A right-hander with a powerful fastball, Veliz reached 93 mph and a knockout breaking ball on the mound, showed slick defensive skills at shortstop, and an advanced game approach at the plate. One of the elite players in the 2016 class.

Austin McNicholas - SS - 2016 - Austin, TX
Highly impressive all around performance. Stood out in the infield workout with very clean actions and a projectable arm. Well established as a high level defender, his bat has showed significant improvement and he stood out here for his ability to drive the ball to all fields and has begun to develop some power.

Daniel Seres - C - 2016 - Canton, GA
Seres has big pullside power, crushing a pair of balls to the warning track in left field in one of his games. Strong arm behind the plate and athletic, well ronded defensive profile, showing well in outfield workout and running fastball up to 83 mph on the mound.

Conor Davis - 1B - 2016 - Roswell, GA
With the bat Davis showed a high ceiling, generating very good bat speed and having the power to match, driving three balls over the Green Monster.

Matthew Cole - SS - 2016 - Marietta, GA
An athletic right-hander, Cole reached 89 mph with his fastball, and also impressed with his actions at shortstop as well as at the plate.

Herbert Iser - C - 2016 - Miami, FL
Iser has a strong, accurate arm on throws down to second base and popped a 1.95. Balanced swing from the left side with lift and extension, barreling the ball up for hard line drive contact to right field.

William Heflin - LHP - 2016 - Talbott, TN
Heflin struck out 11 hitters in four innings, with a fastball that sat 80-84 and two quality secondary pitches. His curveball was up to 70 with tight spin and he also threw a changeup that was up to 72 with good sinking action. He commanded all three pitches well in this outing.

Zac Kristofak - RHP - 2016 - Marietta, GA
Kristofak's live, fast arm produced a fastball that topped out at 88 mph, sitting 86-88 with cutting action and a curveball that shows plus potential in the mid 70s.

Trevor Hillhouse - LHP - 2016 - Canton, GA
Hillhouse reached 86 mph with his fastball, but was impressive mostly on the strength of his command, superb projectability and potential at the plate as well.

Brandon Chinea - SS - 2016 - Palmetto Bay, FL
Chinea is a high energy player with an exciting set of tools. He shows high baseball IQ, quick feet running a 6.65, threw 86 mph across the diamond, showed a smooth, repeatable swing resulting in consistent line drive contact.

Xzavion Curry - SS - 2016 - Atlanta, GA
Curry's arm really stood out, throwing 90 mph in the infield workout, which was the second highest infield velocity of the event. Also ran his fastball up to 86 mph on the mound. Solid bat speed at the plate and showed the ability to adjust to breaking stuff well.

Sawyer Smith - OF - 2016 - Cantonment, FL
Solid all around tools, projectable athletic frame with room to fill. Left handed hitter with solid pull pop, projectable strength. Fastball up to 84 mph with projection.

Arnaldo Brito - SS - 2016 - Miami, FL
Brito has a very physical frame for a high school sophomore and uses his strength well in his swing, showing a quick bat and creating good leverage.

James Williams - C - 2016 - Kennesaw, GA
Williams had his fastball up to 87 mph and also showed a quality curveball and changeup. He also showed good upside at the plate, flashing above average bat speed.

Rankin Woley - 3B - 2016 - Atlanta, GA
Woley has a strong, compact build, good all around strength to game, has bat speed and ball carries well off bat. Fastball up to 84 mph on the mound.

Nathan Blakeney - SS - 2016 - High Point, NC
Blakeney has a strong athletic build and loose strength. Very good bat speed, projectable power, bat stood out. Solid defensive actions in the infield as well, arm projects.

Daniel Bakst - SS - 2016 - New York, NY
Bakst showed a nice set of tools in his overall game with athletic actions in the infield, a strong arm across, and a loose, balanced swing which projects for power in the future.

Brock Anderson - OF - 2016 - Huntsville, AL
An athletic, 6-foot-2, Anderson impressed on the mound and at the plate. He flashes left-handed power, and shows an 85 mph right-handed fastball on the mound. He ran a 7.13 60 yard dash.

Joe Skinner - 3B - 2016 - Heathrow, FL
Showed good speed and lively, athletic frame. Skinner has a compact swing and should continue to improve offensively as he matures.

Cason Greathouse - LHP - 2016 - Columbus, GA
Greathouse topped at 79 mph with his fastball, but also showcased one of the event’s best curveballs and overall command. He also shows good upside at the plate.

John Baker - RHP - 2016 - Fenton, MI


Chris Bashlor - 1B - 2016 - Richmond Hill, GA


Andrew Belcik - 3B - 2016 - Oldsmar, FL


Charles Crosby - 3B - 2016 - Albany, GA


Mitchell Hagan - 1B - 2016 - Omaha, NE


Carter Kieboom - 3B - 2016 - Marietta, GA


Chase McCroskey - C - 2016 - Anderson, SC


Michael Musselwhite - SS - 2016 - Lumberton, NC


Nick Silber - RHP - 2016 - New York, NY


Landon Silver - OF - 2016 - Miami, FL


Brad Weber - RHP - 2016 - Nottingham, MD



2017 Top Prospects

Shane Shifflett - SS - 2017 - Englewood, FL
A slick fielder with a strong arm, Shifflett was not just advanced in the field but also showed good bat speed and a sound approach at the plate.

Zach Jackson - C - 2017 - Haines City, FL
Jackson has advanced tools for a player his age on both sides of the ball, popping a 1.93 with a 76 mph arm to second base, and very intriguing power from the left side with hard contact to right center field.

Cameron Bare - 3B - 2017 - Charlotte, NC
The ball jumps off the bat of Bare, who has a physical frame and very good bat speed with lift. His swing is loose and easy and was able to drive a ball into the net on the Green Monster.

Bryce Bowen - 1B - 2017 - Bowman, GA
Bowen showed skills on both sides of the ball, especially with the bat, using his 6-foot-3 frame and strength to drive ball gap to gap and projects for more. Also was up to 82 mph on the mound from the left side.

Cash Case - SS - 2017 - Mount Dora, FL
A switch hitting middle infielder, Cash Case has the ability to handle the bat well from both sides of the plate, making his hardest contact from the left.


2018 Top Prospects

Xavier Edwards - SS - 2018 - Wellington, FL
A highly advanced young hitter for his age, Edwards is the owner of a silky smooth stroke from both sides of the plate. He's going to be a bat to watch very closely in the coming years.

Jonathan Gates - LHP - 2018 - Brooksville, FL
Highly advanced for his age, projectable lefty with a fastball up to 80 mph. Good three pitch mix already, good sink on changeup, curveball for strikes.