Tuesday, May 13, 2008

first 5 HS bats

HS pos players
Top 5 pick:
Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin, GA HS

Top 10:
Eric Hosmer, 1b, Miami, FL HS
Kyle Skipworth, C, Patriot HS Riverside, CA

Mid-to-late First:
Aaron Hicks, CF, Cali-HS
Casey Kelly, SS, Sarasota, FL HS
Ethan Martin, 3b-rhp, Stephens Co HS Toccoa, GA
Isaac Galloway, CF, Cali HS (maybe only a supplemental guy?)

Supplemental Rounders
Robbie Grossman, OF, Houston, TX Cy-Fair HS
Harold Martinez, SS, Miami, FL Braddock HS (great arm... 91 mph across IF. Once a 1st round prospect but stock has dropped this spring
Zach Collier, OF, Cali HS

Zach Cox, 3b, Lousiville, KY
Jay Austin, OF, Atlanta, GA (good arm, good speed.)
Anthony Hewitt, SS, NY
Brett Lawrie, IF-C, British Columbia, Canada
Destin Hood, SS-CF, St Paul's, Mobile, AL (Bama football commit. Great bat speed. good athlete)
Adrian Nieto, C, Miami, FL (1.85 pop)

Third (??):
Rolando Gomez, Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (?)
Chris Amezquita, Servite HS, La Mirada, Calif. (?)
Andy Burns, Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. (?)
Derrik Gibson, Seaford (Del.) HS
Niko Vasquez, Durango HS, Las Vegas, Nev. (?)

Fifth: (Putting 'em here bc I dont know a whole lot about these guys besides Dykstra. Some could be better than 5th rounders, others might not even be top 5 rounders at all)
Tyler Pastornicky, Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
Cutter Dykstra, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
LJ Hoes, OF, Maryland HS (might be a tweener. Not sure if he is 5th round caliber)
Joey Belviso, OF, Miami, FL (has power and speed. Hosmer's teammate don't know much else. Is he 5th round caliber?)
Abe Ruiz, 1b, CA (power hitter)
Xavier Avery, OF, GA (super speedy. Solid hitter but has some work to do. UGA fb commit. Signability could be a ?)
Chase Davidson, 1b-OF, Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA (power hitter. 6-5 210 frame. Don't know much more about him)
Riccio Torrez, if, AZ (?)
Brian Litwin, OF, Hickory, NC (solid speed, some power, good frame)
Zach Wilson, 3b, CA
Jordan Swagerty, C-RHP, TX
Taylor Hightower, C, Cartersville, GA (1.73 pop time)
Pablo Bermudez, OF, Miami, FL
Jeff Dacker, OF-LHP, AZ (?)
Brad Hand, 1b-LHP, MN (?)
Johnny Ruetting, OF, IL (Rudy's nephew is also a star HS QB)
Matt Ramsey C/RHP, Farragut, Knoxville, TN (92 mph arm but is also a top defensive catching prospect)
Jordan Craft OF/RHP, Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA

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