2017 Texas Collegiate League Top Prospects

Texas Collegiate League Top Prospects
Gunner Halter, if, Texarkana (Jr. Seminole State CC)
Mike Mokma, rhp, Brazos Valley (So., Michigan State)
Zac Leigh, rhp, Victoria (So., Texas State)
Jack Kenley, if, Victoria (So., Arkansas)
Daniel Lahare, of, Acadiana (Jr., Louisiana-Lafayette)
Hayden Marze, rhp, Arcadiana (Jr., Florida Southern)
Glen McClain, 1b, Victoria (Jr., Indiana Tech)
Jared Mang, of, Brazos Valley (Jr., New Mexico)
Alex Rodriguez, inf, Texarkana (Jr., Kentucky)
Handsome Monica, c, Arcadiana (Sr., Louisiana-Lafayette)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: The Brazos Valley Bombers won their fifth straight TCL championship in walk-off fashion, completing a two-game sweep of Acadiana with a ninth-inning single from Ryan Benavidez (Arkansas-Little Rock). The championship capped an incredible summer for the Bombers, who finished the season with a 34-18 record. Brazos Valley, coached the last two years by Trey Porras, rode a seven-inning start from Michigan State's Mike Mokma in game one, and TCL player of the year Jared Mang (New Mexico) scored the winning run in game two after leading off the ninth inning with a double.

1. Gunner Halter, SS/RHP, Texarkana (Jr. Seminole State CC)

Drafted by the Blue Jays as a shortstop in the 22nd round of the 2017 draft, Halter opted not to sign and instead spent the summer in Texarkana, where the results were mixed (.279/.394/.414), but he continues to impress with raw ability. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Halter has a lanky frame that could take on more strength. He has a good approach at the plate and a quick bat that is not easily overpowered by velocity. In the field, Halter has a strong arm and has even garnered some attention as a pitcher at the next level.

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