With over 325 players participating in the 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament, powered by Baseball Factory, our scouts were treated to players from across the country that had many tools including sub seven second speed, sub two second pop time and above 89mph velocities. While we cannot honor everyone that attended we did want to highlight a few players that stood out.
The following are the Top 10 2012 Grads from the 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament.
Carson Kelly | 3B/RHP | Portland, OR | Westview
For the 4th consecutive year Carson had an outstanding performance at the Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament. He is built like a MLer right now and showed his sure hands and arm strength at 3B. At the plate, Carson flashed his plus power and showed his usual knack for hard contact. On the mound, he was up to 92 with an excellent breaking ball and a sinking change. Carson impresses every time out.
Teddy Stankiewicz | RHP | Keller, TX | Fort Worth Christian
Like Carson, Teddy was also a participant in last summer’s Under Armour All-America Game. He again showed great downhill plane on his fastball that touched 93. His slider showed late break and he had excellent feel for his change. Teddy has outstanding mound presence and was in total control of his outing. He is poised for a great spring.
Byron Ferguson | RHP/OF | Boynton Beach, FL | Trinity Christian Academy
Byron is an extremely talented athlete who excels both on the mound and as a position player. As a pitcher, he touched 91 mph with a fastball that has late sink. He complements that with a slider and change. In the outfield, Byron uses his speed (we have seen him at 6.75) and instincts to cover a lot of ground. As a hitter, he uses his present strength to drive balls to all fields with authority.
Kody Eaves | RHP | Pasadena, TX | Pasadena Memorial
Kody is a two way player who excelled on the mound during the Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament. His athleticism showed through on the mound with a clean, repeatable delivery. He is aggressive with his fastball that touches 90 mph and he has an advanced feel for a sharp breaking ball and a sinking change. This is a competitor who has a natural feel for pitching.
Seth Pedersen | RHP | Longview, WA | Mark Morris
Seth is another two-way player who performed extremely well on the mound in Arizona. He pounded the strike zone with a fastball that got up to 90mph and had good downhill plane. He throws a 12/6 breaking ball that has good shape and depth and also mixes in a 2-seam fastball with solid tail. His arm works free and easy, so expect to see even more out of Seth in the future.
Jacob Huckabay | C | Bryan, TX | Bryan
A physical young player, Huckaby shows a solid all-around game and the ability to play multiple positions. He is most valuable behind the plate, where his athleticism separates him from others. He receives and blocks well and can get the ball to 2B in 1.97. He is a natural leader who is comfortable taking charge. Huckaby also swings the bat with authority, profiling as a run producer at the next level with bat speed and flashes of power.
Quinten Conrad | C | Omaha, NE | Elkhorn South
Quinten is a solidly built catcher with defensive skills that stand out. He has plus arm strength that leads to pop times as low 1.87 and he is a polished receiver and very good on balls in the dirt. In addition, Quinten is a very good leader with an advanced knowledge of the game. He’s an aggressive hitter with quick hands, but his future lies in how he can handle a pitching staff.
Conner Camacho | RHP | Pilot Point, TX | Pilot Point
Conner is an advanced young pitcher with a good three-pitch mix. His fastball has life and touches 90 mph and he throws a power curveball with good tilt. Add in a change with some deception and it’s easy to see why he struck out 10 in his three showcase innings in Arizona. Look for this athletic right hander to pitch early in his career at the next level.
Adam Hunter | RHP/3B | Yoakum, TX | Yoakum
Adam is a big, strong RHP/3B with arm strength and a feel for the game. On the mound, he attacks hitters with a tailing upper 80s fastball and complements it with a sweeping breaking ball and a change with some fade. As a position player, he shows the ability to find the barrel and uses his leverage to generate power. Adam is an intriguing prospect in both spots, though his highest ceiling is on the mound.
Brennan Morgan | C | Peachtree City, GA | McIntosh
Brennan is an intriguing mix of tools in a large 6’4” frame. He runs well and is athletic behind the plate, receives with soft hands and gets the ball to 2B in 1.93. On the offensive side, Brennan has very quick hands which lead to plus bat speed and a lot of power to the pull side. As he refines his game, Brennan will be a very interesting prospect at a premium position.
All Top Players and event postings will be updated on the 2012 Event Page.