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2007 Southern Collegiate League Top 10 Prospects

Compiled by league managers and John Manuel

1. Tommy Baldridge, of, Carolina Sox (Sr., Coastal Carolina)

The league MVP, Baldridge wasn’t drafted in the spring but improved his stock with his showing with wood bats. He has a plus arm and above-average speed, and solid power to all fields. His work ethic is a significant asset.

2. Tom Dolinak, rhp, Morganton (So., Wofford)

At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Dolinak was the league’s top pitcher, using a power approach, solid breaking ball and decent control. He did not give up an extra-base hit the entire season.

3. Grant Hogue, of, Asheville (R-Jr., Mississippi State)

Hogue spent two years in junior college before taking a redshirt at Mississippi State this spring. Hogue’s best attribute is that he runs well. He couples his speed with good instincts (24 for 26 stolen bases).

4. Kenneth Roberts, lhp, Carolina Sox (So., Middle Tennessee State)

Roberts used good location on a mid-80s fastball and the league’s top breaking ball (a curve) to go 7-0, 1.72. He walked just four and struck out 38. He’s tenacious and adds a developing changeup as well.

5. Austin Adams, ss, Morganton (Jr., Faulkner, Ala.)

The athletic Adams has the hands, range and arm to be a good college shortstop defensively. He’s not physical but has surprising pop, hitting three homers with wood.

6. Bart Roark, 3b, Tennessee (So., East Tennessee State)

Roark showed average raw lefthanded power. He played an adequate third base thanks in part to solid arm strength.

7. Zach Staniewicz, rhp, Spartanburg (Sr., Concordia College)

Staniewicz, who struggled in the spring for Division II Concordia (N.Y.), thrived this summer by trusting his stuff and throwing strikes. He’s physical at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and fairly new to pitching, having concentrated on hitting earlier in his college career.

8. Craige Lyerly, 3b, Morganton (So., Catawba, N.C.)

Lyerly’s best tools are his speed and arm. He used an aggressive plate approach to hit .351 and stole 12 bases in 12 tries.

9. Terry Gallo, of, Monroe (Sr., Towson)

Gallo has the ability to hit line drives to all fields with some gap power, and has average speed and sound instincts on the bases (17 of 18 SBs).

10. Jesse Gill, ss, Monroe (Sr., Point Loma Nazarene)

Gil stands out as a West Coast player in this very regional league (Point Loma is in San Diego). His instincts in the field, soft hands and plus arm helped him stand out. He was MVP of the league all-star game. He lacks power offensively but managed to hit .330 this summer.

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