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EAST TEAM
LUKE BAILEY C
School: Troup HS, Cartersville, Ga.
Height: 6-0 Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R

Bailey is a strong, durable, athletic catcher. Defensively, he moves well and has a strong arm. Offensively, Bailey has above-average power.

ETHAN CARTER RHP
School: Menchville HS, Newport News, Va.
Height: 6-5 Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R

Carter is a tall, wiry and projectable righthander with long limbs and a live arm. His fastball is 88-90 mph and he throws a hard mid-80s slider.

SCOOTER GENNETT IF
School: Sarasota (Fla.) HS
Height: 5-10 Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: L/R

A lefthanded hitting middle-infielder, Gennett has a strong compact frame and juice in his bat. Not a great runner, he profiles as an offensive second baseman.

MYCHAL GIVENS RHP/SS
School: Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: B/R

Givens is possibly the top two-way prospect in the 2009 class. Givens is a plus defender with range. He has a strong arm with a fastball between 92-94 mph.

BRIAN GOODWIN OF
School: Rocky Mount (N.C.) HS
Height: 6-0 Weight: 188
Bats/Throws: L/R

Goodwin possesses tremendous speed and the ability to hit for power and average. He plays an above-average center field with range and a strong throwing arm.

MICHAEL HELLER RHP/3B
School: Sarasota Mooney HS, Bradenton, Fla.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: R/R

Heller is a legitimate two-way prospect. He commands the zone well. Offensively, he has a balanced swing and gets leverage and power with good bat speed.

CHRISTOPHER JENKINS RHP
School: Westfield (N.J.) HS
Height: 6-7 Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R

With long arms and legs, Jenkins is able to generate leverage and a fastball touching the mid-90s and a slider in the low-80s.

IAN KROL LHP
School: Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.
Height: 6-1 Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: L/L

Krol is a three pitch lefty with a high three-quarters arm slot. His fastball typically sits between 86-88 mph. Krol's curveball has consistent two-plane movement.

BRAXTON LANE OF
School: Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
Height: 5-11 Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: B/R

Lane is a speedy outfielder with a strong compact frame. At the plate, Lane uses the entire field and has the ability to hit for power and average.

AUSTIN MADDOX C/RHP
School: Eagle's View Academy, Jacksonville, Fla.
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220
Bats/Throws: R/R

Maddox excels in almost every aspect of the game as he is a threat on the mound, at the plate and defensively as a catcher. He has raw power and throws up to 94 mph.

KEYVIUS SAMPSON RHP/OF
School: Forest HS, Ocala, Fla.
Height: 6-1 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: R/R

Sampson is a pure athlete and a legitimate two-way prospect. At the plate, he is a contact hitter. As a pitcher, Sampson attacks hitters with a four-pitch mix.

RICHIE SHAFFER IF/RHP
School: Providence HS, Charlotte, N.C.
Height: 6-3 Weight: 190
Bats/Throws: R/R

An athletic and well-rounded baseball player with projection, Shaffer is a two-way prospect, showing potential for above-average ability on the mound and in the field.

DREW STECKENRIDER OF
School: Greater Atlanta Christian, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Height: 6-4 Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: B/R
Steckenrider is an athletic, pro-bodied outfielder with tons of projection and the ability to be a five-tool threat. He has power from both sides of the plate.

DONOVAN TATE OF
Cartersville (Ga.) HS
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R
A pure athlete with a wiry but strong body, Tate is a five-tool outfielder with present ability with tons of projection. He is above-average in all facets of the game.

JASON THOMPSON IF
School: Germantown (Tenn.) HS
Height: 6-0 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: B/R

Thompson is a switch-hitting middle infielder with the ability to hit for average and occasional power. He has above-average foot-speed.

DANIEL TUTTLE RHP
School: Randleman (N.C.) HS
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: R/R

Tuttle has a nice pitcher's frame with plenty of projection. His arm is strong and loose and mechanics are clean. Tuttle runs his fastball up to 93 mph.

LEVON WASHINGTON OF/IF
School: Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla.
Height: 5-10 Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: L/R

Washington is a dynamic outfielder and second baseman with long legs and game changing speed. He is possibly the fastest prospect in the 2009 class.

ZACK WHEELER RHP
School: East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.
Height: 6-4 Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: B/R

Wheeler is a tall righty with a nice pro-pitcher's frame and tons of projection. His delivery is clean and he has three big league pitches to go with plus command.

MICHAEL ZUNINO C
School: Mariner HS, Cape Coral, Fla.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: R/R

Possessing an ideal catcher's frame with real strength and projection, Zunino possesses raw big league tools. He has a strong arm and moves well behind the plate.
 
WEST TEAM
MATT DAVIDSON 1B/3B
School: Yucaipa (Calif.) HS
Height: 6-3 Weight: 205
Bats/Throws: R/R

Davidson is a pro-bodied third baseman with raw power, a strong arm and huge projection. He has a balanced stance and approach at the plate and defends well.

MATT GRAHAM RHP
School: Oak Ridge HS, Spring, Texas
Height: 6-3 Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R

Graham was recognized as one of the top prospects from the 2009 class at an early age. A big and strong pro-bodied righthander, Graham hits 90 mph.

SCOTT GRIGGS RHP
School: San Ramon Valley HS, Alamo, Calif.
Height: 6-7 Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: L/R

A good looking righthanded pitching prospect with room to add strength, Griggs has an easy delivery and a fastball between 87-90 mph and a plus changeup.

SLADE HEATHCOTT OF/LHP
School: Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas
Height: 6-1 Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: L/L
Heathcott is a pure athlete and has a bucket full of tools. One of the top two-way prospects in the 2009 class, he hits for power and average and throws 88-91 mph.

KYRELL HUDSON OF
School: Evergreen HS, Vancouver, Wash.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: R/R

A true athlete with a frame to add strength, Hudson has tools, a strong arm and runs above-average. At the plate, he hits for average and occasional power.

TYLER MATZEK LHP
School: Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Height: 6-7 Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: L/R

Pitching in the low-90s, Matzek is one of the top pitching prospects in the country.  Matzek has a four-pitch mix and the rare combination of power and pitchability.

JIOVANNI MIER 2B/SS
School: Bonita HS, Pomona, Calif.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: R/R

Strong and athletic, Mier has fluid defensive actions and arm strength. At the plate, he is a gap-to-gap hitter with average speed and occasional power.

JACOB MORRIS OF
School: Coppell (Texas) HS
Height: 6-3 Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: B/R

Morris is a physical specimen with above-average speed, arm strength. A natural righty, Morris has more power and makes better contact there.

DAVID NICK 2B/SS
School: Cypress (Calif.) HS
Height: 6-2 Weight: 175
Bats/Throws: R/R

Nick is a smooth fielding middle infielder with a solid arm and fielding instincts. He is a good athlete with strength and is a pure hitter with some pop in his bat.

BROOKS POUNDERS RHP/1B
School: Temecula Valley (Calif.) HS
Height: 6-5 Weight: 220
Bats/Throws: R/R

With a big, strong and imposing frame, Pounders is a powerful threat at the plate and on the mound. As a hitter, Pounders can drive the ball to all fields with ease.

MATTHEW PURKE LHP
School: Klein HS, Spring, Texas
Height: 6-3 Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: L/L

Purke is a tall projectable lefty with overpowering now-stuff. Pitching from a three-quarters arm slot, Purke's repertoire includes a fastball with late sinking life in the low-90s.

JONATHAN SINGLETON 1B
School: Millikan HS, Lakewood, Calif.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 220
Bats/Throws: L/L

A projected power-hitting first baseman, Singleton has the length and leverage in his swing to hit the ball a long way. He is still raw at the plate and in the field.

MAX STASSI C
School: Yuba City (Calif.) HS
Height: 5-10 Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: R/R

Stassi is great behind the plate as he is a plus defender with quiet catching mechanics and a strong arm. Offensively, Stassi is one of the best pure hitters in the class.

ANDREW SUSAC C
School: Jesuit HS, Roseville, Calif.
Height: 6-1 Weight: 190
Bats/Throws: R/R

Susac is a strong and durable catching prospect with good baseball instincts. He is athletic with a strong arm and is an advanced hitter for average and power.

CHAD THOMPSON RHP
School: El Toro HS, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Height: 6-8 Weight: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R

One of the tallest prep pitching prospects in the country, Thompson uses his long arms and legs to generate leverage and heavy velocity to kick it up to 94 mph.

JACOB TURNER RHP
School: Westminister Christian Acad., St. Charles, Mo.
Height: 6-4 Weight: 205
Bats/Throws: R/R

A strong, pro-bodied righthander, Turner has overpowering stuff, including a big league fastball reaching 94 mph. He also throws a mid-70s breaking ball.

JONATHAN WALSH C
School: Coppell (Texas) HS
Height: 6-3 Weight: 210
Bats/Throws: B/R

A strong and athletic catching prospect, Walsh is a switch-hitter that has potential to be offensive, hitting for power and average. He also runs well for a catcher.

EVERETT WILLIAMS OF
School: McCallum HS, Austin, Texas
Height: 5-10 Weight: 165
Bats/Throws: L/R

Williams is blessed with athleticism and talent both at the plate and in the field. He is an above-average runner with a strong arm and the ability to hit to all fields.

BEAU WRIGHT LHP
School: Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS
Height: 6-2 Weight: 205
Bats/Throws: L/L

A jump in velocity of almost 10 mph made Wright one of the country's top pitching prospects. He complements his low-90s heater with a curve and change.