Aflac West Team Capsules




Chris Amezquita, SS/RHP
Servite HS, Anaheim
Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Bats/Throws: R/R
Amezquita has long been on the prospect map. He has a polished approach at the plate, with barrel awareness and power. Defensively, he has soft hands and enough arm to handle third base.
Andy Burns, IF
Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo.
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Bats/Throws: R/R
Burns has an igniter skill set, with a penchant for sparking rallies with line drives and an all-out hustling game. He has above-average bat speed and room for physical development.
Gerrit Cole, RHP
Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 Bats/Throws: R/R
Cole has a long, lean frame with plenty of room for additional growth and two present plus pitches in his fastball and slider. He attacks hitters with an aggressive mentality.
Jarred Cosart, RHP/SS
Clear Creek HS, League City, Texas
Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 Bats/Throws: R/R
As a talented multi-sport athlete, the lean Cosart has a fastball that reaches the low-90s. If he fills out his frame, his velocity and stuff could take off.
Isaac Galloway, OF
Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Bats/Throws: R/R
A remarkable athlete with a rare blend of power and speed, Galloway was pegged as one of the nation’s top underclassmen at a young age. He plays the outfield with speed and grace.
Robbie Grossman, OF
Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas
Height: 6-1 Weight 195 Bats/Throws: B/R
A talented outfielder with plus speed and power potential, Grossman offers an intriguing package of tools. He has a track record of impressive performance and led Cy-Fair to the Texas 5-A title.
B.J. Hermsen, RHP
West Delaware HS, Manchester, Iowa
Height: 6-6 Weight: 230 Bats/Throws: R/R
With feel for three pitches and a strong, durable frame, Hermsen has plenty of potential. His fastball has hard, heavy life, which makes it a tough pitch for hitters to handle.
Aaron Hicks, OF/RHP
Wilson HS, Long Beach
Height: 6-1 Weight: 165 Bats/Throws: B/R
A dynamic, talented player with premium athletic ability, Hicks is one of the country’s top prospects thanks to five-tool potential. He has outstanding bat speed and a hammer curveball.
Taylor Jungmann, RHP
Rogers (Texas) HS
Height: 6-7 Weight: 185 Bats/Throws: R/R
Jungmann has good control of three pitches, relying on an 88-92 mph fastball, a downward-breaking curveball and a nice changeup. He can pitch with both power and finesse.
Walker Kelly, LHP
Arlington Heights HS, Fort Worth, Texas
Height: 5-11 Weight: 188 Bats/Throws: L/L
An exceptional athlete with plus arm strength, Kelly offers a promising package of present ability and upside. He has developed good command of his breaking ball, which he will use in any count.
Tim Melville, RHP/3B
Holt HS, Wentzville, Mo.
Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 Bats/Throws: R/R
With tremendous size and arm strength, Melville offers an imposing presence on the field. He can deliver fastballs up to 95 mph and also shows an ability to hit for average and power.
BUBBA Meyer, RHP
Greensburg (Ind.) HS
Height: 6-7 Weight: 200 Bats/Throws: R/R
At 6-foot-7, Meyer brings a unique appearance to the mound, and he generates velocity and plane on his pitches thanks to the leverage of his delivery and his plus arm strength.
Clark Murphy, 1B/OF
Fallbrook (Calif.) HS
Height: 6-2 Weight: 204 Bats/Throws: L/L
One of the top prospects in the hotbed of talent in San Diego, Murphy has a quick swing with power potential. He allows balls to travel deep and shows a willingness to use all fields.
Ricky Oropesa, 1B
Etiwanda (Calif.) HS
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 Bats/Throws: L/R
A power-hitting first baseman with a lightning-quick bat and a penchant for peppering balls into alleys and over the fence, Oropesa is one of the game’s most electric talents this year.
Ryan O’Sullivan, RHP/SS
Valhalla HS, El Cajon, Calif.
Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 Bats/Throws: R/R
As a talented two-way player, O’Sullivan can impact a game with his speed and hitting ability, as well as arm strength and accuracy on the mound.
Kyle Skipworth, C
Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif.
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Bats/Throws: L/R
Thanks to a strong summer, Skipworth is considered by many scouts as the best high school catching prospect in the country. He handles the demands of the position with aplomb.
Jordan Swagerty, RHP/C
Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas
Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Bats/Throws: B/R
Known primarily as a shortstop and catcher with a strong arm and switch-hitting prowess, Swagerty’s velocity spiked prior to his junior season.
Brent Warren, OF/LHP
Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height: 6-3 Weight: 175 Bats/Throws: L/L
Warren has a rare blend of tools and a feel for all phases of the game. A talented two-way player, he has plenty of upside as a smooth, fast outfielder as well as a lefthanded pitcher.
Austin Wright, LHP
Conant HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 Bats/Throws: L/L
Wright possesses a big, durable frame and plenty of arm strength. He creates good downward plane on a fastball that he can throw in the low-90s.