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World Wood Bat Class Of 2007 Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

The WWBA fall championship is the final major scouting event of the year and has become a valuable setting for scouts to evaluate some of the country's best high school players. Here's a look at the top 20 seniors in attendance, as judged by BA's Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. Rankings reflect the player's ceiling and likelihood of reaching that ceiling with some consideration to performance at the event.

High School | #2007#Events#Perfect Game World Wood-Bat Association Championships

U.S. Juniors Settle For Silver

Alan Matthews -

Cuba has long been the beast of international baseball. But 2006 was shaping up as an all-American year, as USA Baseball won four gold medals—including two on Cuban soil this summer—leading to the final international competition of the year, the IBAF World Junior Championship in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. And even though Team USA once again successfully dispatched of the host country's tournament entry, ousting Cuba 4-0 Sunday in the quarterfinals, Cuba haunted the U.S. after all. It was the soil itself, as a two-strike, two-out, bad-hop grounder bounced over U.S. shortstop Justin Jackson and into center field to bring home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, ending the gold medal game 4-3 in favor of Korea.

High School | #2007

Area Code Games Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -

Each summer, scouts from across the United States conduct tryouts with many of the nation's best high school players and select the best performers to attend the Area Code Games in Long Beach. Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007

Area Code Games Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

Each summer, scouts from across the United States conduct tryouts with many of the nation's best high school players and select the best performers to attend the Area Code Games in Long Beach. Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007#Area Code Games#Events

East Coast Professional Showcase Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -

Each summer, scouts from across the Eastern United States invite the region's best rising high school seniors to the East Coast Professional Showcase. Last year's ECPS field included five first round picks, including Bill Rowell (Orioles, ninth overall), Kasey Kiker (Rangers, 12) and Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers, 16). Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with some consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007

East Coast Professional Showcase Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

Each summer, scouts from across the Eastern United States invite the region's best rising high school seniors to the East Coast Professional Showcase. Last year's ECPS field included five first round picks, including Bill Rowell (Orioles, ninth overall), Kasey Kiker (Rangers, 12) and Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers, 16). Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with some consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007#East Coast Professional Showcase#Events