Top performers at East Coast Showcase

Now that the East Coast Pro Showcase has come and gone and focus has turned to the Area Code Games and then to the pair of All-American Games this weekend (UnderArmour All-American Game is Saturday in Chicago and Perfect Game All-American Classic is Sunday in San Diego), I thought it would be a good time to look at the top performers from this year’s East Coast event in Lakeland.

First, feel free to check out this video interview/feature with Giants scout John Castleberry, who helps organize and run the event every year.

In general, it seemed like the position player crop was a little deeper than the arms, though there were a few really high-level pitchers on display in Lakeland. You’ll also see a good amount of tools on the hitter side and a lack of lefties on the pitching side. With that in mind — and knowing a huge amount can and will change between now and next June, here’s a list of the top hitters and pitchers at the East Coast Showcase.

Eventually, this will evolve into a 2012 Draft Top 50 in the near future. Many of these guys will be on that list with more detailed information about all of them.

Hitters:

1. Bryon Buxton, OF (Appling County HS, Ga.)

2. David Dahl, OF (Oak Mountain HS, Ala.)

3. Jamie Jarmon, OF (Indianriver HS, DE)

4. Albert Almora, OF (Mater Academy Charter School, Fla.)

5. Lewis Brinson, OF (Coral Springs HS, Fla.)

6. Gavin Cecchini, SS (Barbe HS, La.)

7. D’Vone McClure, OF (Jacksonville HS, Ark.)

8. DJ Davis, OF (Stone HS, Miss.)

9. Danny Rosenbaum, INF (Chestnut Hill Academy, Pa.)

10. Rhett Wiseman, OF (Buckingham Browne & Nichols HS, Mass.)

11. J.T. Phillips, SS (Columbus HS, Ga.)

12. Corey Seager, 3B (NOrthwest Cabarrus HS, NC)

13. Zack Bowers, C (Harrison HS, Ga.)

Others: Keon Barnum; Skye Bolt; Carlos Correa; Addison Russell; Chris Shaw; Xavier Turner; Jesse Winker

Pitchers:

Lucas Sims, RHP (Brookwood HS, Ga.)

Lance McCullers, RHP (Jesuit HS, Fla.)

Walker Weickel, RHP (Olympia HS, Fla.)

Duane Underwood. RHP (Alan C. Pope HS, Ga.)

Ty Buttrey, RHP (Providence HS, NC)

Matthew Crownover, LHP (Rongold HS, Ga.)

Nick Travieso, RHP (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Fla.)

Clate Schmidt, RHP (Allatoona HS, Ga.)

Carson Fulmer, RHP (All Saints’ Academy, Fla.)

Justin Alleman, RHP (Holt HS, Mich.)

Others: Mitch Greer; Karl Keglovits; Nathan Kirby; Sean McLaughlin; Tucker Simpson; Robert Whalen;

1 Comment

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