2012 Under Armour All-American Game Player Capsules

 

AMERICAN PROFILES

Brady AikenLHP

Brady Aiken

Cathedral Catholic HS, San DiegoHt.: 6-3. Wt.: 210. B/T: L/L.

Aiken is a physical young lefty with a clean arm. His delivery and arm action are above-average and lead to his ability to command three pitches. His fastball sits comfortably in the 88-90 mph range, and he spins a tight curveball. A deceptive changeup rounds out his three-pitch arsenal. A 2014 graduate, he has already verbally committed to UCLA.

Derik BeauprezRHP/1B

Derik Beauprez

Cherry Creek HS, Greenwood Village, Colo.Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 220. B/T: L/R

Beauprez is a tall, lean righthander with a live arm. His fastball sits in the low 90s with life and touches higher. He adds in a tight breaking ball and changeup to give him a solid three-pitch mix. He also plays first base and flashes good raw power from the left side. He is verbally committed to Miami.

Nick CiuffoC

Nick Ciuffo

Charleston, S.C.Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 200. B/T: L/R.

Ciuffo is one of the most complete catchers in the 2013 class. He is an advanced receiver with a feel for the game and has a strong, accurate arm. His lefthanded swing is quick and clean. He uses the whole field and flashes some power to the pull side. He is verbally committed to South Carolina.

Zack CollinsC/1B

Zack Collins

American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 215. B/T: L/R.

Collins has one of the best bats in the 2013 class and consistently drives balls both in batting practice sessions and game play. His lefthanded swing gets the barrel through the zone with authority. He also shows arm strength and is a solid receiver. He is verbally committed to Miami.

J.P. CrawfordIF

J.P. Crawford

Lakewood (Calif.) HighHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 180. B/T: L/R.

Crawford is a talented young player who makes the game look easy. The starting shortstop at Lakewood since his freshman year, he is a quick-twitch athlete with smooth actions. At the plate he is a gap-to-gap hitter with a fluid swing from the left side. He has excellent range and plenty of arm strength. He is verbally committed to Southern California.

Jonathan DenneyC/IF

Jonathan Denney

Yukon (Okla.) HSHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 205. B/T: R/R.

Denney is a physical young catcher with outstanding defensive skills. He receives well and has a quick and efficient release on his throws. At the plate, he has serious raw power in a righthanded stroke with lift that should lead to solid power.

Dustin DriverRHP

Dustin Driver

Wenatchee (Wash.) HSHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 210. B/T: R/R.

Driver is one of the true power arm prospects in the 2013 class. His fastball sits in the low 90s for the entire game with more still in the tank. His delivery is deceptive and gets on hitters quickly. He also throws a changeup and developing breaking ball. He is verbally committed to UCLA.

Dalton DulinIF

Dalton Dulin

MemphisHt.: 5-9. Wt.: 165. B/T: B/R.

Dulin is a high-energy player that constantly puts pressure on the other team with his speed. His short, quick swing sprays line drives to all fields and his speed on the bases impacts the game every time out. In addition, his instincts are among the best in the country. He is verbally committed to Mississippi.

Clint FrazierOF

Clint Frazier

Loganville (Ga.) HSHt.: 6-0. Wt.: 190. B/T: R/R.

Frazier possesses that rare power and speed combination. He is a plus runner with plus arm strength and the competitive nature scouts like to see. He has good raw power and can profile anywhere in the batting order as well as at all three outfield positions. He is verbally committed to Georgia.

Hunter GreenLHP

Hunter Green

Warren East HS, Bowling Green, Ky.Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 160. B/T: L/L.

Green is a long, lean lefty with outstanding arm speed. He throws his fastball in the 88-92 mph range and complements it with a big curveball that has depth as well as a deceptive changeup. He has good feel for his offspeed stuff and has the look of a young pitcher who will continue to add velocity as he matures.

Clinton HollonRHP

Clinton Hollon

Woodford County HS, Versailles, Ky.Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 190. B/T: R/R.

Hollon is one of the hardest throwers in the 2013 class, with a fastball that sits in the low 90s. He has an athletic delivery with a lightning-quick arm. He also shows a feel for a slider and curveball as well as a changeup. He is a strike thrower with outstanding stuff. He is verbally committed to Kentucky.

Connor JonesRHP

Connor Jones

Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 190. B/T: R/R.

Jones is one of the most advanced pitchers in the 2013 class. He throws a sinking two-seam fastball that lives in the 88-93 mph range, a late-breaking slider and a fading changeup. His fast-paced delivery adds deception and he is aggressive on the mound—not afraid to attack hitters and pitch to contact.

Chris KohlerLHP

Chris Kohler

Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 195. B/T: L/L.

Kohler is a long, loose lefthander with a great feel for his stuff. He comfortably throws his fastball in the upper 80s and can slide into the low 90s on occasion. His curveball works as his out pitch and he also uses his changeup off of his fastball. He throws all of his offerings for strikes in any count.

Joey MartaranoIF

Joey Martarano

Fruitland (Idaho) HSHt.: 6-3. Wt.: 230. B/T: R/R.

Martarano is one of the top multi-sport athletes in the country. He is a big, physical third baseman with surprising quickness, sure hands and a strong arm. He has legitimate power and is also an all-state performer as a quarterback and linebacker. He has committed to play football at Boise State.

Billy McKinneyOF

Billy McKinney

Plano (Texas) West HSHt.: 6-1. Wt.: 195. B/T: L/L.

McKinney is one of the most advanced all-around hitters in the country to go with his lean frame and solid-average speed. He has shown an ability to handle the bat and good plate discipline with an efficient, clean swing from the left side. He handles both velocity and offspeed pitches equally well and shows solid power to the gaps.

Austin MeadowsOF

Austin Meadows

Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 200. B/T: L/L.

Meadows is one of the top all-around players in the 2013 class with true five-tool potential. He is a polished lefthanded hitter with power to all fields. He is an above-average runner with excellent instincts. He has a plus arm from the outfield and is verbally committed to Clemson.

Chris RiveraIF

Chris Rivera

El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif.Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 185. B/T: R/R.

Rivera is a smooth-fielding shortstop with soft hands and a quick release. His actions are polished and advanced. At the plate, he has a clean stroke and shows the ability to hit hard line drives to all fields with flashes of pop to the pull side. He is verbally committed to Cal State Fullerton.

Ivan WilsonOF

Ivan Wilson

Ruston (La.) HSHt.: 6-3. Wt.: 220. B/T: R/R.

Wilson is an outstanding athlete with a major league body already. He is a 6.6 runner in the 60-yard dash and has plus raw power. He runs and throws well enough to play all three outfield spots. His quick, strong hands lead to hard contact and with more reps he should be one of the elite outfielders in this class.

K.J. WoodsOF/1B

K.J. Woods

Fort Mill (S.C.) HSHt.: 6-4. Wt.: 215. B/T: L/R.

Woods is an imposing presence in the batter’s box with his mature 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame. His lefthanded swing produces some of the best raw power in the class and possesses the bat speed and hand-eye coordination to allow it to play in games. He also has an outstanding arm.

 

NATIONAL PROFILES

Trey BallLHP/OF

Trey Ball

New Castle (Ind.) HSHt.: 6-6. Wt.: 180. B/T: L/L.

Ball is the top two-way talent in the 2013 class. As a lefthander, his long, 6-foot-6 frame produces easy low-90s velocity and gets on hitters quickly. At the plate, he has a quick, fluid swing with leverage. An outstanding athlete, he also runs the 60-yard dash in the 6.6-second range and can play all three outfield spots. He is verbally committed to Texas.

A.J. BoguckiRHP

A.J. Bogucki

Boyertown (Pa.) HSHt.: 6-3. Wt.: 200. B/T: R/R.

Bogucki is a righthander with excellent upside. He is an athletic 6-foot-3 with a clean arm action and repeatable delivery. He pounds the strike zone and throws a breaking ball with good depth. He is is aggressive on the mound and confidently attacks hitters with his fastball. He is verbally committed to North Carolina.

Jared BrasherRHP

Jared Brasher

Pell City (Ala.) HSHt.: 6-1. Wt.: 210. B/T: R/R.

Jared is a physical, athletic presence on the mound. He has a full, long arm stroke with a quick arm that generates low-90s velocity and life on his fastball. He uses a hard breaking ball as his out-pitch and mixes in an occasional change. He has an aggressive approach and likes to attack hitters early with his fastball.

Kacy ClemensRHP/1B

Kacy Clemens

Memorial HS, HoustonHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 200. B/T: L/R.

The third son of Roger, Clemens is a legitimate two-way performer. As a pitcher he has a three-pitch repertoire that includes a low-90s fastball, tight breaking ball and changeup. He is a smooth defender at first and has a sweet lefthanded swing that results in line drives to all fields and gap power.

Lewin DiazOF

Lewin Diaz

Santiago, Dominican RepublicHt.: 6-3. Wt.: 195. B/T: L/L.

Diaz is one of the top international free agents for 2013 with his calling card being raw power. His lefthanded swing is balanced and fluid and results in hard contact with serious power to the pull side. He has shown the ability to handle velocity without issue. Defensively, his above-average arm strength allows him to profile at either corner outfield spot.

Hunter HarveyRHP

Hunter Harvey

Bandys HS, Catawba, N.C.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 170. B/T: R/R.

The son of former big league reliever Bryan Harvey, Hunter shows a rare combination of polish and projection. He’s athletic with a good delivery and arm action. He throws his fastball comfortably in the 90-92 mph range, bumping higher when he needs it. He also throws a hard curveball and sinking changeup.

Thomas HatchRHP

Thomas Hatch

Jenks (Okla.) HSHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 200. B/T: R/R.

Hatch is a strong, durable righthander with an outstanding arm. He pounds the strike zone with his heavy, sinking fastball that gets up to 94 mph. He complements that pitch with an advanced and deceptive changeup with sink as well as a tight breaking ball with depth. He is verbally committed to Oklahoma State.

Jan HernandezIF

Jan Hernandez

Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 185. B/T: R/R.

Hernandez is another infielder in a line of talented players from Puerto Rico. His athletic frame has present strength and his righthanded stroke shows bat speed and future power. He is rarely fooled and centers balls on a consistent basis. He has the hands and arm to play the left side of the diamond.

Alex JacksonC/IF

Alex Jackson

Rancho Bernardo HS, San DiegoHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 215. B/T: R/R.

Jackson is a young, physical player who has already established himself as one of the top players in the country in the 2014 class. He has a quick, powerful swing that results in consistent hard contact. He has the ability to drive balls to all fields. He is a solid defender with leadership qualities.

Terry McClureOF

Terry McClure

Riverwood International Charter School, Sandy Springs, Ga.Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 185. B/T: R/R.

McClure is an explosive athlete with the ability to patrol center field. He is a plus runner with excellent instincts both in the field and on the bases. His righthanded stroke is loose and quick and results in hard contact. His strength leads to present power and gives him a solid power/speed combination.

Matt McPhearsonOF

Matt McPhearson

Riverdale Baptist School, Upper Marlboro, Md.Ht.: 5-10. Wt.: 170. B/T: L/L.

McPhearson is a lefthanded hitting center fielder who may be the fastest player in the 2013 class. His combination of speed and instincts makes him one of the most exciting players to watch. His swing is loose and quick . In the outfield he closes on balls fast and has a strong, accurate throwing arm. He is verbally committed to Miami.

Oscar MercadoIF

Oscar Mercado

Gaither HS, TampaHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 175. B/T: R/R.

Mercado has excellent defensive skills that have made him one of the top middle infielders in the country. His actions are loose and lively, and his throws carry across the infield with ease. At the plate, he shows a good feel for the barrel and has consistently squared up top pitching. He is verbally committed to Florida State.

Brett MoralesRHP

Brett Morales

King HS, TampaHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 190. B/T: R/R.

Morales is an athlete who has spent his high school career as a two-way player, but he has emerged recently as one of the top arms in for 2013. He has a repeatable delivery and quick arm. He is a strike-thrower who also spins one of the best curveballs in the class. He is verbally committed to Florida.

Brian NavarretoC

Brian Navarreto

Arlington Country Day School, JacksonvilleHt.: 6-3. Wt.: 215. B/T: R/R.

Born in Puerto Rico, Navarreto is a physical specimen with quick-twitch actions in a strong frame. Behind the plate he shows quickness and agility to go with soft but strong hands. He also has plenty of arm strength. As a hitter, he takes an aggressive swing generating bat speed and pull-side power.

Corey RayOF

Corey Ray

Simeon Career Academy, ChicagoHt.: 5-11. Wt.: 185. B/T: L/L.

Ray is a quick-twitch athlete who profiles as a top-of-the-order hitter in pro ball. He has a short, quick lefthanded stroke that results in line drives to all fields. He has excellent range in the outfield and his instincts and arm allow him to play all three outfield spots. He is committed to Louisville.

Dominic Smith1B/OF

Dominic Smith

Serra, HS, Gardena, Calif.Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 195. B/T: L/L.

The game seems to come easily to Smith. His lefthanded swing is among the prettiest in the country, loose and effortless, yet it produces hard contact and legitimate power. He is also athletic, able to play first base and the outfield as well as being able to jump on the mound and pitch in the low 90s. He is committed to Southern California.

Lucas TiradoIF

Lucas Tirado

Samana, Dominican RepublicHt.: 6-2. Wt.: 175. B/T: B/R.

Tirado is considered the top shortstop in the 2013 international free agent class for his hitting approach and polish. He is a fluid defender with solid range, natural athletic ability, arm strength and sure hands. He flashes bat speed from both sides of the plate and is mainly a line-drive hitter but has surprising pop.

Robert TylerRHP

Robert Tyler

Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 190. B/T: L/R.

The tall Tyler combines long arms and excellent arm speed. He finishes his pitches well, giving him good life on his fastball that sits in the low 90s and can climb higher. He complements his fastball with a hard curveball with good depth and shows feel for a good chagneup. He is verbally committed to Georgia.

Justin WilliamsOF

Justin Williams

Terrebonne HS, Houma, La.Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 215. B/T: L/R.

Williams is strong, physical athlete and one of the top hitters in the 2013 class. He possesses the bat speed and leverage to hit balls out of the park to all fields. Defensively, he plays shortstop for his high school, but profiles best in the outfield or at third base. He has verbally committed to Louisiana State.

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