Area Code Games Top 20 Prospects

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.

Top 20 Prospects
Area Code Games
Rk. Player Pos. High School
1. Josh Vitters 3b Cypress (Calif.) HS
2. Matt Dominguez 3b Chatsworth (Calif.) HS
3. Rick Porcello rhp Seton Hall Prep HS, West Orange, N.J.
4. Eric Eiland of Lamar HS, Houston
5. Blake Beavan rhp Irving (Texas) HS
6. Peter Kozma ss Owasso (Okla.) HS
7. Nick Noonan ss Parker HS, San Diego
8. Freddie Freeman 1b/of El Modena HS, Orange, Calif.
9. Christian Colon ss Canyon HS, Anaheim
10. Tanner Robles lhp Cottonwood HS, Salt Lake City
11. Jack McGeary lhp Roxbury Latin HS, West Roxbury, Mass.
12. Jarrod Parker rhp Norwell (Ind.) HS
13. Greg Peavey rhp Hudson’s Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash.
14. Jon Gilmore 3b Iowa City HS
15. Garrett Nash of Jordan HS, Sandy, Utah
16. Mike Stanton of Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
17. Erik Goeddel rhp Bellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif.
18. Andrew Lambo 1b Newbury Park (Calif.) HS
19. Tim Alderson rhp Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
20. Jake Smolinski 3b Boylan Catholic HS, Rockford, Ill.
Best Tools
Tool Player Pos. High School
Best Batting Prospect Josh Vitters 3b Cypress (Calif.) HS
Best Power Prospect Mike Stanton of Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Fastest Baserunner Garrett Nash of Jordan HS, Sandy, Utah
Best Pitching Prospect Rick Porcello rhp Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J.
Best Fastball Jarrod Parker rhp Norwell (Ind.) HS
Best Breaking Pitch Erik Goeddel rhp Bellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif.
Best Control Jack McGeary lhp Roxbury Latin High, West Roxbury, Mass.
Best Defensive Player Christian Colon ss Canyon HS, Anaheim
Most Exciting Player Peter Kozma ss Owasso (Okla.) HS

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