January 11, 2013
Perfect Game World Showcase Top Prospects
Top Talent from the Class of 2013 and 2014
On December 5, 2012, Baseball Prospectus and Perfect Game announced a partnership to help promote and cover the game at both the amateur and professional levels. As a result of this partnership, Baseball Prospectus subscribers will now get the opportunity to read some of the great premium content being published by Perfect Game for its members. Today, courtesy of Perfect Game, we bring you this special report by David Rawnsley.
Class of 2013
C Jon Denney (Yukon HS, Yukon, OK): Denney was outstanding in every aspect of the game and solidified his credentials as a potential first round pick in this outstanding national group of high school catchers. He doesn’t have an obvious weakness in his game defensively and has one of the best bats in the class regardless of position.
SS Jan Hernandez (Carlos Beltran Baseball Acadmey, San Lorenzo, PR): The PG All-American was suffering from flu-like symptoms and wasn’t at the top of his game this weekend, just flashing his potential first round tools. Scouts know what he can do.
1B/OF Nick Longhi (Venice HS, Venice, FL): Longhi will be playing outfield and pitching this spring, in large part due to his strong arm that hit 91 mph in drills and 89 mph as a southpaw on the mound, but he sure looked smooth around the first base bag. His bat and power potential are already well established.
3B Ian Hagenmiller (Palm Beach Central HS, West Palm Beach, FL): Hagenmiller could be a big surprise this spring and in the June draft. He has two plus tools in his bat speed and his throwing arm and he performs. He resembles former Diamondbacks first round pick and current top prospect 3B Matt Davidson in many ways, with better defensive tools.