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. Player Pos. School
1. Michael Main rhp DeLand (Fla.) HS
2. Michael Burgess of Hillsborough HS, Tampa
3. Justin Jackson ss Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.
4. Neil Ramirez rhp Kempsville HS, Virginia Beach
5. Matt Harvey rhp Fitch HS, Mystic, Conn.
6. Tanner Robles lhp Cottonwood (Utah) HS
7. John Tolisano ss Estero (Fla.) HS
8. Jason Heyward 1b/of Henry County HS, McDonough, Ga.
9. Kyle Blair rhp Los Gatos (Calif.) HS
10. Greg Peavey rhp Hudson’s Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash.