3/26/14

Draft 14 – Touki Toussiant, KJ Harrison, Jacob Gatewood, Reese Cooley, Alex Jackson

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2-5-14 - Touki Toussiant, RHP, Coral Springs HS (FL) - “Raw” would be the word that best describes Toussaint. His stuff is electric, but can also get erratic. His fastball can touch 98 mph with explosive life and his curveball is already a plus pitch — a mid-70s hammer that some consider the best in the class. He adds a lot of deception to his delivery, and at 6’-2”and 195 pounds, there is still room for projection. He also features a cutter, and his change-up, like most prepsters, is still developing. He is long, lean and athletic — something scouts love for further development. Committed to Vanderbilt. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-draft-dark-horse-candidates-chicago-cubs-first-pick/41075#UeYBipV5rOuYd7xE.99

1-27-14 – BP - Positional Preview: High School Catchers - KJ Harrison | C/3B | Punahou (Honolulu, HI) | Commit: Oregon State  Height/Weight: 6-foot-1/195 pounds  B/T: R/R  Draft Day Age: 17y 10m  Harrison first impressed on the national stage in June at the Perfect Game National Showcase, displaying the foundation for an above-average future offensive profile and adequate actions behind the plate. Between June and October Harrison began to unlock his swing, showing better barrel acceleration and an ability to more consistently produce backspin and carry. His Jupiter showings with GBG Marucci were highlighted by several smoked balls, including a loud double and a home run. He doesn’t stand out defensively, but his actions are solid and he easily held his own throughout the summer. One of the youngest tier one prospects in the draft class, the Oregon State commit almost certainly has another big jump in development awaiting him in the near future. You may not have heard the name trumpeted yet, but it could be called loud and early come June. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22662

1-3-14 – TTF Baseball - 7. Philadelphia Phillies — Jacob Gatewood, SS/3B, Clovis HS (CA) - While the power is massive and obviously his calling card, the 6’-5” right-hander also has a plus arm and is athletic enough to hold down the hot corner. He may not steal many bases, but he won’t have to with the power he has. Another kid I saw at Wrigley, he was depositing balls out of the park with such ease, it’s scary to imagine him in a couple of years. He won basically all of the home run derbys over the summer and is a high-character kid. A future left side of J.P. Crawford and Gatewood should make Phillies fans very happy. Committed to USC. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-draft-2/40753#ppGUqI6CbWFvzsPf.99


11-21-13 – BA Top 100 High School Players - 61 Reese Cooley OF R/R 6-1 197 Fleming Island, Orange Park, Fla. Chipola College http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2014-high-school-top-100-with-commitments/

3-20-14 – Cubs Insider - • Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego) catcher/outfielder: The farm system’s biggest weakness happens to be catcher, and this front office has so many connections in San Diego. Committed to the University of Oregon. http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/mlb-draft-cubs-identifying-targets-no-4-overall-pick

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