SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects
SEE ALSO: Cape 11-20
SEE ALSO: Cape 21-30
SEE ALSO: Cape 31-50
Brewster completed an improbable run through the playoffs to win the Cape Cod League championship for the second time in franchise history and the first time since 2000.
|Cape Cod League Top 10 Prospects|
|Greyson Jenista, of, Cotuit, Wichita State (Jr.)|
|Griffin Conine, of, Cotuit, Duke (Jr.)|
|Ryan Rolison, lhp, Orleans, Mississippi (So.)|
|Logan Gilbert, rhp, Orleans, Stetson (Jr.)|
|Tyler Baum, rhp, Harwich, North Carolina (So.)|
|Tristan Pompey, of, Wareham, Kentucky (Jr.)|
|Alec Bohm, 1b/3b, Falmouth, Wichita State (Jr.)|
|Tanner Dodson, RHP/OF, Wareham, California (Jr.)|
|Kris Bubic, lhp, Yarmouth-Dennis, Stanford (Jr.)|
|Zack Hess, rhp, Bourne, Louisiana State (So.)|
East Division rivals Orleans and Yarmouth-Dennis were again two of the most talented teams on the Cape and posted the league's two best regular-season records. But the Whitecaps upended both in the playoffs before defeating Bourne, 2 games to 1, in the finals.
For a player to be eligible for the rankings, position players must have played 16 games or made 50 plate appearances, and pitchers must have appeared in at least five games or thrown 10 innings. We’ll rank players Nos. 11-50 on the Cape the remainder of this week.
Like many players, Jenista struggled on the Cape after his freshman season, hitting .229/.301/.321 a year ago. In his return this summer to Cotuit, Jenista hit .310/.391/.401 and won the league's MVP award.
Jenista was raw coming out of high school in DeSoto, Kan., but adjusted quickly to college ball and has been Wichita State's leading hitter in each of the last two years. He continued to show his hitting ability this summer. The lefthanded batter has a level swing and a contact-oriented approach that leads to him consistently barreling up balls. While he shows plus raw power in batting practice, he is still learning how to tap into it in games. He is a disciplined hitter with a good two-strike approach.
Jenista has played mostly first base at Wichita State but is an above-average runner and manned center field for Cotuit. He is still learning the outfield, but he improved at his new position over the course of the summer. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, earning body-type comparisons with the Indians' Bradley Zimmer. He isn't quite as quick as Zimmer, which may lead Jenista to settle in right field as a pro. His athleticism, feel for the barrel and emerging power give him the look of a top half of the first round pick.