2017 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Top Prospects

Perfect Game Collegiate League Top Prospects
T.J. Collett, c, Amsterdam (So., Kentucky)
Will Holland, ss, Amsterdam (So., Auburn)
Houston Roth, rhp, Elmira (So., Ole Miss
Tyler Mattison, rhp, Glens Falls (Fr., Bryant)
Eric Rivera, of, Amsterdam (So., Florida Atlantic)
Mathieu Gauthier, rhp, Amsterdam (So., North Carolina State)
Dustin Skelton, c, Amsterdam (So., Mississippi State)
Greg Marino, rhp, Albany (So., Stony Brook)
Brett Rodriguez, ss, Elmira (So., Wofford)
Russ Olive, 1b, Mohawk Valley (So., Massachusetts-Lowell)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: Following an upset victory over the loaded No. 1 seed Amsterdam Mohawks, the No. 3 seed Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs advanced out of the East and went on to defeat the Jamestown Jammers in three games. Russ Olive (Massachusetts-Lowell) drove in nine runs in six playoff games for Mohawk Valley, while Zach Vennaro (Mount Olive, N.C.) tossed five scoreless innings in two games against Jamestown. Joe Engel (Columbia) went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in Mohawk Valley's decisive Game 3 win, while Joe DeSarro (Southern New Hampshire) picked up the win after giving up four runs in five innings pitched.

1. T.J. Collett, 1B/C, Amsterdam (So., Kentucky)

From a power standpoint, Collett might have the best bat in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. After missing his first season with the Wildcats with a torn knee ligament, Collett bounced back from injury nicely and slashed .375/.465/.639 with five home runs in 20 games for Amsterdam. Collett has legitimate plus power; Mohawks coach Keith Griffin said he had never seen power like Collett's in his nine years in the league, while Albany head coach Dave Dewey added that if tossed into MLB batting practice today, Collett would fit right in. The 6-foot-1 Collett could be an immediate impact bat for the Wildcats this spring, led by a hit tool that got him drafted out of high school (40th round, 2016, Twins) and named last year's top prospect in the Prospect League.

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