Despite Late Start, Kevin Woodall Ranks Atop Great Lakes League

Summer College League Top Prospects

Kevin Woodall (Photo by Robert Gurganus)
Kevin Woodall (Photo by Robert Gurganus)
Great Lakes League Top Prospects
Kevin Woodall, 1b, Lima Locos (Jr., Coastal Carolina)
Ben Spitznagel, 2b/of, Hamilton (Sr., UNC Greensboro)
Dane Tofteland, 3b, Hamilton (R-So., Indiana State)
Cole Murphy, 1b, Cincinnati (So., Cincinnati)
Connor Curlis, lhp, Lima (So., Ohio State)
Kent Axcell, rhp, Galion (R-So., Ohio State)
Jake Richmond, ss, Cincinnati (R-Jr., Northern Kentucky)
Matthew Wade, rhp, Xenia (R-Jr., Southeast Missouri State)
Kyle Moore, of, Hamilton (Sr., Indiana State)
P.J. Piesko, lhp, Licking County (Jr., Oakland)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: The Hamilton Joes played as many playoff games as a team possibly can in the Great Lakes League, winning over the Cincinnati Steam in a play-in game, then taking three games to beat the Xenia Scouts in the best-of-three semifinals. In the best-of-five finals against Lima, the teams traded the first two games to force a winner-takes-all Game Five, with the Joes winning a pitchers' duel, 2-1, to win the title.


1. Kevin Woodall, 1b, Lima Locos (Jr., Coastal Carolina)

Woodall's start with the Lima Locos came much later than anyone could have anticipated thanks to Coastal Carolina's national title run, but the big-bodied corner infielder shone throughout the summer. His big bat helped push the Locos to the league finals, and he collected 25 hits in just 66 at-bats (.379)—including five doubles and four homers—between the playoffs and regular season. His father Kevin was a sixth-round pick as a middle infielder in 1990, and the younger Woodall displays a good glove at first base even with a 6-foot-5, 235-pound frame.

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