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.

RankPlayer, Pos.School
1.Tim Beckham, ssGriffin (Ga.) HS
2.Tim Melville, rhpHolt High, Wentzville, Mo.
3.Sonny Gray, rhpSmyrna (Tenn.) HS
4.Alex Meyer, rhpGreensburg (Ind.) HS
5.Robbie Ross, lhpLexington (Ky.) Christian Academy
6.Nick Maronde, lhpLexington (Ky.) Catholic HS
7.Casey Kelly, ssSarasota (Fla.) HS
8.Zack Cox, 3b/ofPleasure Ridge Park HS, Lexington, Ky.
9.Ethan Martin, 3bStephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
10.Michael Palazzone, rhpLassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.

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