COMMENT: Well-proportioned, athletic body, similar to Ben Sheets. Fastball occasionally has very good velocity, sink action away from lefties and bores into righties. Aggressive on both sides of plate. Tight, hard, power curve with some slider action. Also throws a sinking change. Command of three pitches. Composed, but aggressive.
COMMENT: Medium athletic build. Plus arm speed through three-quarter slot. Compact delivery with good extension. Explosive fastball with running, sinking life, occasional bore up and in. Feel for hard, tight, curve with depth. Flashes makings of power curve as late-bite out pitch that misses bats and will throw on any count for strike. Loose, lively arm. Feel for pitching. Aggressive, will pitch inside. Good competitor.
COMMENT: Angular, solid frame. Broad, rounded shoulders. Good upper body strength. Conditioned, strong legs. Good agility for size. Body similar to Jeff Shaw. High 3/4 release. Quick arm. Fastball explodes in last 10 feet. Heavy fastball potential. Competitor, goes after hitters. Will break bats.
COMMENT: Built like Mike Stanton. Large, square frame. Well proportioned, burly, powerful build with heavy arms and legs. Near-overhand delivery with fair mechanics. Occasionally gets quick through release point. Flashes plus fastball, sinks when down, mostly 89-90 and runs in on lefties. Slider is three-quarter slurve. Other pitch is splitter with occasional sink. Physically impressive. Bulldog.
WESTERN MICHIGAN U
COMMENT: Thin, slender frame. Long, loose limbs, similar to Tom Glavine. Good arm speed, easy mechanics. Tailing, running life to fastball. Turns over fastball for occasional sink. Sneaky quick at times. Good rotation to curve with downer bite. Changes speeds, mixes pitches. Deceptive circle changeup. A-plus control. Works plate well.
ST MARYS U
COMMENT: Medium-small frame. Compact, muscular, well-proportioned. Mature, athletic build. Throws from stretch, overhand-3/4 delivery. Quick, live arm works properly with effort. Plus velocity with riding-type life. Curve is best pitch with occasional short, quick, tight downward break. Good athlete, aggressive, competes on mound.
RANCHO BERNARDO HS
COMMENT: Build similar to Don Mattingly. Stronger than appears. Ambidextrous. Can catch as well and pitch. Solid hitting approach. Short, quick, compact stroke. Consistent hard contact. Sprays ball to all fields. Knows how to play game. Father is Bruce Robinson, former catcher for Yankees and A's.
COMMENT: Well-proportioned, athletic body, like Danny Graves. Loose, live arm with good movement when allows arm to work. Most fastballs average velocity with occasional running action. Tight-rotating curve has high _-break. Also throws straight change. Athletic off mound, fields position well. Improved pitchability each year. Goes by "Billy."
COMMENT: Lean, solidly streamlined type body, similar to Mark Grudzielanek. Good fielder, good range and enough arm to throw out runners. Soft, flexible hands. Can do job at 2B, 3B and SS. Contact hitter, puts ball in play. Good background.
COMMENT: Extra-large frame. Broad, sloping shoulders. Long limbs. Son of former ML pitcher Jerry Reuss. Body similar to Dave Kingman. Generates bat speed through zone with loft. Ball jumps off bat. Good extension. Loose arm. Throws have on-line carry. Power to all fields.
COMMENT: Large frame, well-proportioned body and legs, similar to Ben Sheets. Swings bat well. Good mechanics. Average fastball velocity, occasionally above-average with inside tail to righties or sink. Curve rotation tight at time with three-quarter bite. Shows start of straight change. Good pitcher's body. Loose, easy arm. Competes well.
COMMENT: Tall, lean, muscular physique. Strong, athletic body, similar to Brady Anderson. Good bat speed. Short, quick stroke. Line-drive hitter with occasional power. Hits ball where it's pitched. Solid defender with playable, good carry arm. Good hands. Major League running speed. Also plays 3B. Top-notch individual. Goes by "Nick."
COMMENT: Large frame. Narrow, sloped shoulders. Body type similar to Darryl Kile. Quick, raw arm. Fastball has heavy sink down in zone. Slurvy curveball shows occasional rotation with depth, could be future slider. Also throws a splitter.
MCNEESE ST U
COMMENT: Tall, strong, thick body. Built like Mike Stanton. Fastball has average velocity with very good sink action. Quick arm. Occasionally sharp, three-quarter curveball. Also throws sinking change. Very aggressive competitor who puts hitters away. Strong arm
COMMENT: Small-medium frame with long arms. Athletic build similar to Roy Oswalt. Quick arm with good mechanics. Very good extension on release. Live fastball runs and sinks. Late life is tough on righties. Slider has proper rotation and plane. Throws curve and change. Works quickly. Goes right at hitters with bulldog approach. Very good mound presence.
COMMENT: Medium frame. Slim, athletic body. Level swing with some late hand quickness. Good running acceleration, fluid stride. Leadoff-type hitter speed (6.24-60, 10.45-100 meters). Can steal bases. Gets good jump on ball in gaps.
COASTAL CAROLINA U
DR RALPH H POTEET HS
COMMENT: Medium height on lean, athletic body. Fastball sinks away from right-handed hitters. Loose, quick arm. Slider has occasional bite. Tight rotation on curveball. Ability to spin ball.
COMMENT: Tall and lean, strong athletic body, similar to Troy Percival. Good mound presence and very aggressive with all pitches. Loose, powerful arm with three-quarter delivery. Fastball occasionally runs. Tight slider. Also throws straight changeup.
EASTERN ARIZONA JC
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