12/19/13

Draft 14 – Aaron Bummmer, Tyler Kolek, Jamal Howard, Michael Conforto, Tate Blackman

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11-18-13 - Kendall Rogers ‏@KendallRogersPG  - Keep an eye on junior LHP Aaron Bummer. Sat low-90s at the @Official_CCBL this summer. Touched 94

11-14-13 - Michael Schwartze - Arms Dominate Class One of the biggest strengths of this year’s class is the quality and depth of frontline starting pitching. After the summer, it appears as if as many as 10 high school pitchers could go in the first round. Right-hander Tyler Kolek (Shepard, Texas) brings some of the biggest heat in the class. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound, right-hander has been up to 99 mph and flashes two plus breaking balls: a low-80’s slider and a mid-70’s curve. “Not a whole lot else to say, is there,” quipped one east coast supervisor. “He’s big, strong, throws hard, shows a feel for his breaking ball — both of them — and is a workhorse.” http://www.studentsports.com/blog/2013/11/13/baseball-jupiter-wraps-up-2013-showcase-circuit/   

11-6-13 – Todd Gold – WWBA World Championship – Jamal Howard (2014 OF, Texas Sun Devils) - It's difficult for a player with Howard's chiseled middle linebacker physique to slip through the cracks, but having only played in a couple of prior national tournaments and making his big stage debut at the East Coast Pro Showcase in August, Howard was still a lesser known commodity to most of the industry. One scout commented that the Alabama commit looks like he could suit up for Nick Saban's national powerhouse football team next fall. While he will eventually have to reign in his hyper aggressive approach, he showed that he wasn't afraid to use his quality bat speed. He stole the spotlight on Sunday morning's first set of games, with several pitchers lighting up radar guns around the complex, Howard crushed a walk-off grand slam to push the Sun Devils to victory over the Ontario Blue Jays. His run and throw tools in the outfield are also quite solid, giving him more than just a high upside bat to dream on. http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9157

10-15-13 – Baseball America - 18. Michael Conforto, of, Oregon State: More swing and miss than scouts would like mitigate a physical, powerful corner profile. http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2014-draft-top-50-october-2013-carlos-rodon/

9-11-13 - Sully’s 2014 Top 100 MLB HS Draft Prospects – 59.Tate Blackman – INF, Lake Brantley (FL) HS http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-2014-top-100-mlb-hs-draft-prospects/

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