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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
10 293 Seattle Mariners Vinnie Catricala 3B Hawaii $90,000
Hawaii's best position prospect is junior third baseman Vinnie Catricala, who has shown an ability to make contact since coming to Hawaii as a freshman out of high school in California, where he was a 50th-round pick of the Indians in 2006. Catricala didn't play last summer, hitting the weight room instead and adding strength to his 6-foot-3 frame. This spring he has shown power to all fields, hitting 13 home runs after he hit just seven in his freshman and sophomore years combined. He has a balanced swing and can catch up to good velocity and hard breaking balls, but struggles when a soft-tosser is on the mound. He's just adequate defensively and a move to a corner outfield position may be in his future.
12 370 Toronto Blue Jays Bryson Namba 3B Pearl City (Hawaii) HS
Third baseman Bryson Namba has been on the prospect radar in Hawaii for a long time. He was the star player for Hawaii's Little League World Series team in 2003, but changed high schools this season and then got kicked off of his new team, losing his chance to play at Hawaii next year in the process. He is also slated to attend Yavapai next year.
20 595 Pittsburgh Pirates Sam Spangler LHP Hawaii
When lefthander Sam Spangler showed up at Hawaii, he was a skinny walk-on from New Mexico with a fastball in the 81-83 mph range. He redshirted and committed to the weight room, filled out, learned how to control his body and harnessed his delivery. He stays over the rubber longer, getting good leverage and load on his pitches, and his fastball is now sitting 88-91 and has touched 93. He throws strikes and has a firm curveball that he can locate.
24 713 Seattle Mariners Carlton Tanabe C Pearl City (Hawaii) HS
Pearl City catcher Carlton Tanabe is a 6-foot, 190-pound catcher for Pearl City (Hawaii) HS. The solid defender has a strong arm, but needs to get stronger and work on his approach at the plate. He'll have a chance to do both with a full ride to Yavapai (Ariz.) JC next season.
44 1339 Tampa Bay Rays Kalani Brackenridge SS Kapolei (Hawaii) HS