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.PlayerPos.High School
1.Matt HarveyrhpFitch High, Groton, Conn.
2.Michael MainrhpDeland (Fla.) High
3.Rick PorcellorhpSeton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J.
4.Kentrail Davisof Theodore (Ala.) High
5. Madison BumgarnerlhpSouth Caldwell High, Hudson, N.C.
6.Drew CumberlandssPace High, Milton, Fla.
7.John Tolisano2bEstero (Fla.) High
8.Hunter MorrisofGrissom High, Huntsville, Ala.
9.Josh SmokerlhpCalhoun (Ga.) High
10.Neil RamirezrhpKemspville (Va.) HS
11.Jack McGearylhpRoxbury Latin HS, West Roxbury, Mass.
12.Phillippe AumontrhpEcole Secondary Du Versant, Gatineau, Quebec
13.Yasmani GrandalcMiami Springs (Fla.) HS
14.Danny Ramsc Gulliver Prep, Miami
15.Jarrod ParkerrhpNorwell (Ind.) High
16.Brandon HamiltonrhpStanhope Elmore HS, Millbrook, Ala.
17.Sean TierneylhpClover Hill HS, Midlothian, Va.
18.D.J. LeMahieussBrother Rice HS, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
19.Derek Dietrich3bSaint Ignatius HS, Cleveland
20.Ben RevereofLexington (Ky.) Catholic High


Best Tools
ToolPlayerPos.High School
Best Batting ProspectKentrail DavisofTheodore (Ala.) High
Best Power ProspectDanny RamscGulliver Prep, Miami
Fastest BaserunnerBen RevereofLexington (Ky.) Catholic High
Best Pitching ProspectMatt HarveyrhpFitch High, Groton, Conn.
Best FastballMichael MainrhpDeland (Fla.) High
Best Breaking PitchMatt HarveyrhpFitch High, Groton, Conn.
Best ControlJack McGearylhpRoxbury Latin High, West Roxbury, Mass.
Best Defensive PlayerDrew CumberlandssPace High, Milton, Fla.
Most Exciting PlayerMichael MainrhpDeland (Fla.) High