Ryan Harvey, of

School: Dunedin HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Dunedin, Fla.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 215. Birthdate: Aug. 30, 1984.
College Commitment: Florida.

Scouting Report: Harvey has made an amazing comeback after blowing out his right knee in an outfield collision at the Diamond Club Classic showcase in Florida last November. After missing Dunedin High's first 17 games, he has become one of three candidates to go No. 1 overall to the Devil Rays. Harvey draws comparisons to two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy because of his huge athletic frame (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) and top-of-the-line power potential. More than just a slugger, Harvey runs well and is a potential Gold Glove right fielder. He's a more pure hitter than former Dunedin teammate Steve Doetsch, now a top juco prospect at Indian River CC. Harvey also threw 90-93 mph on the mound in the past but gave up pitching this year while overcoming his injury. Some scouts believe he has the best overall package of tools in the nation, and he shouldn't get past the Royals and Cubs, who choose fifth and sixth.

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