2011 Graduates – Honorable Mention
There were many tremendous players who participated in the 2010 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America. Although choosing just a few to recognize is a difficult task, we have relied on the expertise of our scouts to determine the following categories: Top 10 2010 Prospects, Honorable Mention 2010 Prospects, Top 10 2011 Prospects, Honorable Mention 2011 Prospects, Top 5 2012 Prospects. The lists are based on a combination of performance at the event and our scouts’ projection of each player’s ability. Congratulations to all who participated on a great event.
Tyler Booth – OF, 5-11/155, L/L, 2011, Millenium HS, Litchfield Park, AZ
An advanced LH hitter with bat speed that leads to surprising pop for his size, he can play all three outfield positions well.
Dylan Butler – OF, 5-11/215, R/R, 2011, Archbishop Shaw HS, Belle Chasse, LA
A strong, physical corner outfielder with plus raw power and the barrel accuracy to use that power in games. A middle-of-the-order bat at the next level.
Michael Gunn – LHP/1B, 6-1/190, L/L, 2011, Christian Brothers HS, Wilson, AR
Showed three quality pitches and athleticism on the mound. Velocity up to 88mph from the left side, also flashed some bat speed at the plate.
Austin Jones – C, 6-1/200, L/R, 2011, Edmonds-Woodway HS, Edmonds, WA
A polished hitter with a sweet, natural LH stroke. Power potential is there and with some defensive refinements, will be a top flight catching prospect.
Josh Kisamore – RHP, 6-2/200, R/R, 2011, Sumter HS, Sumter, SC
Durable RHP who uses a low effort, repeatable delivery to pound the bottom of the strike zone. Fastball tops at 88 mph with more in the tank.
Austin March – OF, 6-2/185, L/L, 2011, Junipero Serra HS, San Carlos, CA
An athletic outfielder who can really swing the bat from the left side of the plate. Great feel for the barrel that showed in his 6 for 7 performance over the weekend.
Eric Maki – OF, 6-3/190, L/R, 2011, Wauconda HS, McHenry, IL
Physical LH hitting corner outfielder with great rhythm at the plate and a free and easy stroke. The combination of strength and quick hands leads to present power that will continue to develop.
Brandon Mikulka – OF/1B, 5-11/180, L/L, 2011, Ponoderosa HS, Parker, CO
Another in the group of outstanding LH hitters with a great feel for the barrel. Ball jumps off the bat thanks to strong, quick hands that lead to plus power, especially to the pull side.
Donny Norris – RHP, 6-2/205, R/R, Pinellas Park HS, Pinellas Park, FL
Thick-bodied RHP with arm strength whose fastball topped at 89 mph. Throws four pitches for strikes out of a deceptive delivery.
Brian O’Keefe – C, 6-1/185, R/R, Colonie Central HS, Loudonville, NY
One of the top defensive catchers at the event. A natural leader with a plus arm and release (as low as 1.83 to 2B), soft hands and the ability to block everything.
Kenny Peoples – SS, 6-0/170, R/R, Westchester HS, Los Angeles, CA
An athlete with the sure hands, body control and arm to play SS at the next level. Uses the whole field at the plate out a line drive approach that utilizes his 6.75 speed.
Jay Pryor – SS/OF, 5-8/140, S/R, Mission Bay HS, San Diego, CA
An instinctual athlete that puts constant pressure on the defense with his 6.60 speed and the ability to hit from both sides of the plate. Easy, fluid actions at both SS and in the OF.
Matt Ramsay – C, 5-11/170, R/R, Hudson HS, Hudson, OH
An athletic combination of 6.9 speed, glove-to-glove times that hover around 2.05 and a polished, quiet approach at the plate that squares up balls over and over again.
Taylor Sanders – C, 5-9/180, R/R, Lake Oswego HS, Lake Oswego, OR
Catcher with a strong, durable frame and great leadership qualities who is a polished receiver and has an advanced approach at the plate with bat speed and some pop.
Daniel Vogelbach – 1B, 6-0/255, L/R, Bishop Verot HS, North Fort Myers, FL
Can flat out hit! Has great hands and bat path with the ability to drive balls to all fields regardless of who is on the mound.
Check the Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament Page for more updates including the Top 2010 Grads, Top 2011 Grads, Top 2012 Grads and more.