Perfect Game 2007 National Showcase Best Tools

CINCINNATI–Of the 17 high school players drafted in the first round last year, eight attended Perfect Game’s 2006 National Showcase at the University of Arkansas. This year, the event was held at the University of Cincinnati and it again offered a handful of potential first-round picks.

Best Batting Prospect Eric Hosmer, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
Best Power Prospect Ethan Martin, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
Fastest Baserunner Xavier Avery, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.
Best Pitching Prospect Tim Melville, Holt HS, Wentzville, Mo.
Best Fastball Gerrit Cole, Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
Best Breaking Pitch Michael Pallazone, Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.
Best Control Robbie Ross, Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy
Best Defensive Player Rolando Gomez, Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Best Defensive Catcher Brandon Miller, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
Best Arm Aaron Hicks, Wilson HS, Long Beach
Most Exciting Player Aaron Hicks, Wilson HS, Long Beach