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East Coast Showcase Top 10 Prospects

By Allan Simpson
August 13, 2002

The top 10 draft prospects in the high school class of 2003 who attended the East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase in Wilmington, N.C., as judged by Baseball America in conjunction with scouts.

 

Player

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

School

1.

Ryan Harvey

OF/RHP

6-5

190

Dunedin (Fla.) HS

Tall, lanky righthander has easy first-round potential in outfield, possibly on mound.

 

2.

Andrew Miller

LHP

6-5

185

Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla.

Big discovery of summer showcase circuit has easy delivery, 89-92 mph fastball.

 

3.

Jonathan Fulton

SS

6-4

200

George Washington HS, Danville, Va.

Fluid actions in the field put him in a class by himself among shortstops.

 

4.

Andy D'Alessio

1B

6-3

195

Barron Collier HS, Naples, Fla.

Possibly the best pure hitter in the event, he'll add power when he learns to loft balls.

 

5.

James Houser

LHP

6-4

185

Sarasota (Fla.) HS

Highly-touted lefty has been erratic this summer; touched 90, showed average curve.

 

6.

Daniel Bard

RHP

6-4

185

Charlotte (N.C.) Christian HS

Son of former minor league catcher Paul Bard reached 90-91 with little or no effort.

 

7.

Ryan Feierabend

LHP

6-3

194

Midview HS, Grafton, Ohio

Miller and Houser are better known, but this lefty matched them pitch for pitch.

 

8.

Andy Mudd

OF

6-3

185

Scotland HS, Laurinburg, N.C.

Previously unknown talent showcased four solid tools, ability to hit lefties.

 

9.

David Winfree

C/3B

6-3

210

First Colonial HS, Virginia Beach, Va.

Legit power threat at any position; arm, athletic ability play much better at first base.

 

10.

Robert Coello

C

6-5

205

Lake Region HS, Winter Haven, Fla.

Powerfully-built receiver with plus arm speed, plus power potential.

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