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After the Perfect Game National Showcase, the early signs for the high school Class of 2007 looked quite promising.
There’s pitching in this
high school draft class–starters, relievers, short righthanders with big
stuff, big righthanders with lots of projection, hard-throwing lefties and
everything in between.
Want position players? There
are plenty of those to pick from, too. Corner guys with big lefthanded power are
represented, as are several middle infielders with an advanced feel for
hitting. If speed is your thing, there are some burners in this group, too.
Many of the players who were
in attendance in Arkansas were scheduled to
appear at USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo.,
this week. And many of the coaches and scouts who got a taste test of the
talent were making the trip, as well. Prospects Plus will be there, too, and will
continue to evaluate what appears to be a spectacular crop of prep prospects.
|1.||Michael Main||rhp||DeLand (Fla.) HS|
|2.||Michael Burgess||of||Hillsborough HS, Tampa|
|3.||Justin Jackson||ss||Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.|
|4.||Neil Ramirez||rhp||Kempsville HS, Virginia Beach|
|5.||Matt Harvey||rhp||Fitch HS, Mystic, Conn.|
|6.||Tanner Robles||lhp||Cottonwood (Utah) HS|
|7.||John Tolisano||ss||Estero (Fla.) HS|
|8.||Jason Heyward||1b/of||Henry County HS, McDonough, Ga.|
|9.||Kyle Blair||rhp||Los Gatos (Calif.) HS|
|10.||Greg Peavey||rhp||Hudson’s Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash.|