COMMENT: Long, thickly muscled arms and legs on large frame, similar to Hall of Famer Steve Carlton. Effortless, three-quarter release with loose arm. Ball jumps out of hand. Downward plane and late, boring action with some sink on fastball. Sharp-biting, knee-buckling curve with depth. Change fades and sinks. Strong, durable with command of all pitches.
COMMENT: Large frame. Strong, well-proportioned build. Physically similar to Clint Hurdle. Aggressive make-up, plays hard. Slight open, semi-crouch stance. Proper mechanics in hitting approach. Strength and quickness is swing with power potential. Outfield reactions and instincts show proper technique. Bat and power are pluses.
COMMENT: Lean, long-limbed, tapered, athletic body. Taller Mike Lieberthal-look. Quick, short stroke drives ball to all fields. Extra-base power. Live, free arm with acceleration. Adequate outfield instincts, runs better underway. Tremendous work ethic and makeup to match.
COMMENT: Angular, athletic frame. Ideal pitcher's body, similar to Kevin Brown. Live, quick arm with fluid, easy arm action and delivery. Fastball heavy at times, explodes last 10 feet. Gets occasional bore and cut movement on heater. Fair deception on circle change when kept down in zone. Good all-round athlete. High ceiling, sky is the limit. Also basketball player.
COMMENT: Medium frame, lanky build with lean muscles, similar to Kris Benson. Smooth, three-quarter delivery. Ball leaves hand with no visible effort. Plus fastball, some sink and arm-side tail, fair hop when up. Occasional fair slurve. Very limited use of circle changeup.
COMMENT: Large, broad frame and raw-boned, lean build. Three-quarter arm slot. Power arm and throws easy. Ball jumps out of hand. Straight fastball (93-95) with occasional downward riding life. Occasional tight, 11-5 break to spiked curveball. Other pitch is hard splitter with downward break.
COMMENT: Tall, strong, athletic body, similar to Scott Sheldon. Strong, quick, line-drive stroke. Occasional lift in swing. Drives ball in gaps. Adept around bag. Digs well with soft hands. Moves well laterally. Accelerating arm strength. Strong runner. Hard-nosed, dedicated player with good work ethic and versatile abilities.
MATTHEW ROHR *
CALIFORNIA ST U
COMMENT: Conditioned, athletic frame. Well-defined arms and forearms. Similar build to Mike Magnante. Natural lefty sink with bore action on fastball. Crafty, four-finger change, deceptive, with occasional late tumble. Also fair bat. Competitor.
TEXAS TECH U
COMMENT: Medium, lean, athletic body, similar to Rey Sanchez. Balanced, level swing with quick bat. Hits to all fields. Good middle infield instincts. Soft hands, doesn't miss balls. On-line, accelerating throws. Solid, average speed out of box. Dedicated, hard worker.
TEXAS A&M U
NORTHWESTERN ST U
OKLAHOMA ST U
U CENTRAL FLORIDA
TOWSON STATE U
U CENTRAL FLORIDA
MINNESOTA ST U-MANKATO
COMMENT: Average height, short limbed. Similar in size to Mike Stanton. Fair mechanics. Tailing life fastball early, with lateral plane. Hard-biting curve delivered with three-quarter rotation when stays closed and on top. Changeup has proper movement, deception. Keeps all pitches down in zone. Strong arm. Willing worker.
COMMENT: Medium-large frame. Well-proportioned, athletic build, similar to Brady Anderson. Proper hitting mechanics with slight uppercut swing, quickness and extensions for line-drive, alley power. Proper arm action with on-line throws. Defensive instincts and reactions for center field. Will catch the ball. Aggressive runner, easy strides. Tools for center field.