East Coast Professional Showcase Top 20 Prospects

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.

Top 20 Prospects
East Coast Showcase
Rk. Player Pos. High School
1. Matt Harvey rhp Fitch High, Groton, Conn.
2. Michael Main rhp Deland (Fla.) High
3. Rick Porcello rhp Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J.
4. Kentrail Davis of Theodore (Ala.) High
5. Madison Bumgarner lhp South Caldwell High, Hudson, N.C.
6. Drew Cumberland ss Pace High, Milton, Fla.
7. John Tolisano 2b Estero (Fla.) High
8. Hunter Morris of Grissom High, Huntsville, Ala.
9. Josh Smoker lhp Calhoun (Ga.) High
10. Neil Ramirez rhp Kemspville (Va.) HS
11. Jack McGeary lhp Roxbury Latin HS, West Roxbury, Mass.
12. Phillippe Aumont rhp Ecole Secondary Du Versant, Gatineau, Quebec
13. Yasmani Grandal c Miami Springs (Fla.) HS
14. Danny Rams c Gulliver Prep, Miami
15. Jarrod Parker rhp Norwell (Ind.) High
16. Brandon Hamilton rhp Stanhope Elmore HS, Millbrook, Ala.
17. Sean Tierney lhp Clover Hill HS, Midlothian, Va.
18. D.J. LeMahieu ss Brother Rice HS, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
19. Derek Dietrich 3b Saint Ignatius HS, Cleveland
20. Ben Revere of Lexington (Ky.) Catholic High
Best Tools
Tool Player Pos. High
School
Best Batting Prospect Kentrail Davis of Theodore (Ala.) High
Best Power Prospect Danny Rams c Gulliver Prep, Miami
Fastest Baserunner Ben Revere of Lexington (Ky.) Catholic High
Best Pitching Prospect Matt Harvey rhp Fitch High, Groton, Conn.
Best Fastball Michael Main rhp Deland (Fla.) High
Best Breaking Pitch Matt Harvey rhp Fitch High, Groton, Conn.
Best Control Jack McGeary lhp Roxbury Latin High, West Roxbury, Mass.
Best Defensive Player Drew Cumberland ss Pace High, Milton, Fla.
Most Exciting Player Michael Main rhp Deland (Fla.) High

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