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||Kansas City Royals
|Palmdale High infielder Malcom Culver has athletic bloodlines; his brother Tyrone is a safety for the Green Bay Packers, his father played in the minor leagues, cousin Calvin is the center fielder at Pierce JC, and cousin Vonnie is a defensive back for San Diego State. Culver has committed to SDSU as a wide receiver but could play both sports. He showed raw power at the MLB preseason event in Compton and has flashed above-average speed and defensive ability at second base. His arm is a bit short for him to play shortstop. He remains raw, though, and is probably further ahead in football.
|A fixture on the showcase circuit in Southern California, Tonkin is a 6-foot-6 righthander whose raw stuff and projectable frame has attracted the attention of scouts for several years. Delivered from a low three-quarters slot, Tonkin's fastball sits at 91-92 mph, peaking at 93-94. He gets strong sinking and darting armside movement on that pitch, but his four-seamer is straight to his glove side and to the middle of the plate, making it hittable for advanced batters. Tonkin's secondary pitches show promise, but need to be sharper and more consistent. His changeup exhibits sudden drop and armside movement, and when thrown properly his curveball shows tilt and nice sweeping break, but little depth. He too often rolls or hangs it, and more often than not it's a below-average pitch. A Southern California recruit, Tonkin excites scouts with his ideal build and terrific basic stuff. He'll need to clean up his mechanics and improve his secondary offerings, and if he does he could be a middle-of-the-rotation big league starter.