TAMPA—The first day of this year's East Coast Pro Showcase began with a series of workouts. Each team ran the 60-yard dash before taking batting practice, then each team participated in an infield/outfield session. The event, designed by scouts and for scouts, drew a crowd filled with scouts from every major league team.
Rosters are broken down by region. Each team is selected by scouts from the region that the team represents, though there are always a few exceptions of players from different areas playing on other teams. What follows is a breakdown of the standouts from each team from Day One.
Cleveland Indians: Mid-Atlantic Region
One of the more impressive performances of the day came from Mason Streater (Boiling Springs (S.C.) High). In the early rounds of batting practice, Streater stayed back and looked to use the whole field. When he started to turn on the ball, he showed impressive bat speed and timing. Streater also showed smooth infield actions and arm strength during in-and-out. In the game, Streater went 2-for-2, pulling a hard double to left field, and then a pulling a hanging slider to left for a base hit in his second time up. Playing third base, Streater had several chances and showed some natural infield instincts. He will be closely monitored for the rest of the week.