National Showcase Top 10 Prospects





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After the Perfect Game National Showcase, the early signs for the high school Class of 2007 looked quite promising.

There's pitching in this high school draft class--starters, relievers, short righthanders with big stuff, big righthanders with lots of projection, hard-throwing lefties and everything in between.

Want position players? There are plenty of those to pick from, too. Corner guys with big lefthanded power are represented, as are several middle infielders with an advanced feel for hitting. If speed is your thing, there are some burners in this group, too.

Many of the players who were in attendance in Arkansas were scheduled to appear at USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo., this week. And many of the coaches and scouts who got a taste test of the talent were making the trip, as well. Prospects Plus will be there, too, and will continue to evaluate what appears to be a spectacular crop of prep prospects.

Perfect Game National Showcase Top 10

Rk.PlayerPos.School
1.Michael MainrhpDeLand (Fla.) HS
2.Michael BurgessofHillsborough HS, Tampa
3.Justin JacksonssRoberson HS, Asheville, N.C.
4.Neil RamirezrhpKempsville HS, Virginia Beach
5.Matt HarveyrhpFitch HS, Mystic, Conn.
6.Tanner RobleslhpCottonwood (Utah) HS
7.John TolisanossEstero (Fla.) HS
8.Jason Heyward1b/ofHenry County HS, McDonough, Ga.
9.Kyle BlairrhpLos Gatos (Calif.) HS
10.Greg PeaveyrhpHudson's Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash.