East Coast Showcase Top 10 Prospects

LAKELAND, Fla.’"Scouts from throughout the Eastern United States invite
the region’s best rising high school seniors to the East Coast
Professional Showcase each summer. Last year’s group included seven
2007 first-round picks. These were the top 10 prospects from the Class
of 2008 at this year’s event, as judged by Baseball America national
writer Alan Matthews in consultation with scouts in attendance. The
ranking reflects players’ overall potential, with some consideration
given to event performance.

Rank Player, Pos. School
1. Tim Beckham, ss Griffin (Ga.) HS
2. Tim Melville, rhp Holt High, Wentzville, Mo.
3. Sonny Gray, rhp Smyrna (Tenn.) HS
4. Alex Meyer, rhp Greensburg (Ind.) HS
5. Robbie Ross, lhp Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy
6. Nick Maronde, lhp Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS
7. Casey Kelly, ss Sarasota (Fla.) HS
8. Zack Cox, 3b/of Pleasure Ridge Park HS, Lexington, Ky.
9. Ethan Martin, 3b Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
10. Michael Palazzone, rhp Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.

Get the Top 20 prospects, as well as a rundown of the Best Tools, at Prospects Plus.