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VirginiaPreps Class of 2011 Top Baseball Prospects

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
Evan BealP
Lorton, VASouth County

Has a 'filthy' slider and fastball in the upper 80s. Beal came onto the scene with an outstanding junior campaign for South County, and wasted no time becoming a household name among scouts.

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6'5"200South Carolina
Will BrownP
Chesterfield, VAMatoaca

Coach Fred Stoots on Brown "Will is a tremendous talent. He has the type of stuff that could allow him to have a big year for us. Will has an above average fastball with two quality complimentary pitches. The thing about Will that I am most proud of are his academic accomplishments. Will's focus in the classroom has allowed him the opportunity to attend a prestigious university like Georgetown.

Chad CarrollINF
Vienna, VAOakton

An all conference player in the WCAC prior to his transfer to Oakton HS. where he was the all district shortstop in the powerful Concorde District. Stole 25 bases last year, hit over 400, great baseball instincts and recruited by multiple schools.

5'11"175James Madison
Jake CaveP
Hampton, VAKecoughtan

Some say Cave is the best prospect in the state. Canes Coach Jeff Petty agrees and said "He is one of the best players in the history of our program and is one of the top players in the country. I will go on record to say that he is an ever better kid than he is player. He is a pleasure to be around and is as fierce a competitor you will find. He was a catalyst in our run to the World Wood Bat National Championship."

4 stars6'1"180LSU
Leland ClemmonsOF
Portsmouth, VAPortsmouth Christian School

Leland has shown that he belongs at the top of the list of 2011 OF prospects on a "national level". Posting a 6.78 sixty, 4.69 forty times with 90mph OF arm velocity reading and showing college level hitting tools and potential pro level power with 90mph exit velocity hitting form on the radar tee. Has showen above ave college level and power.

Patrick CorbettP
Yorktown, VATabb

Canes Coach Jeff Petty stated "Anyone that has came and watched us play this summer could easily see that Patrick Corbett has been one of our top players offensively and on the mound all year. He has hit for power and average - putting up staggering numbers."

6'5"180Coastal Car.
T.J. CostenINF
Virginia Beach, VAFirst Colonial

Committed to play at the University of South Carolina. TJ is a superior athlete with a combination of blazing speed and power. His work ethic, desire and competiveness is unmatched and he will only continue to improve.

6'0"180South Carolina
Christian HamlettOF
Midlothian, VACosby

Cosby Coach Lowery on Christian "He is a tremendous talent and person. He was All District and All Region last season. Christian has a great arm and will patrol centerfield this season. He has always come up big at the plate for us in the past. I feel he will be the key to our success on the diamond this season."

Michael Katz1B
Falls Church, VABishop O'Connell

One the top power hitters in the state. Signed with William & Mary because he is a high academic student. Washington Catholic Athletic Association's Player of the Year, hitting .500 his junior season with 9 home runs, 52 RBI's and 11 stolen bases. Katz, had an on base percentage of .624 and a slugging percentage of .987. W&M coach Frank Leoni's comment on Katz: "When you look at Michael, you see a physically well-developed young man. Michael is a smart hitter that can really drive the ball to all fields. Without question, he will impact our line-up immediately."

6'3"215William & Mary
Deshorn LakeP
Newport News, VAMenchville

Throws in the 90s, and helped lead Menchville to the state playoffs as a junior. Moved to the United Stated from the Virgin Islands.

4 stars6'0"210East Carolina
Taylor McConnell3B
Poquoson, VAPoquoson

McConnell finished on a tear for Poquoson in 2010, In nine postseason games, he batted .533 with 16 hits, 12 runs and 11 RBI. He batted .384 for the season, with 38 hits, a team-high 20 walks and a .504 on-base percentage. He scored 40 runs and had 28 RBI.

Shawn MorimandoP
Virginia Beach, VAOcean Lakes

Talented lefty with very loose arm and smooth delivery, signed to play at East Carolina University. Helped the Dolphins to a 47-23 three-year record, which included a pair of Beach District Tournament crowns (2008, 2010) and a regular season district title (2010). ECU Coach Godwin said "Shawn is a polished left-handed pitcher and is arguably one of the best left-handers in Virginia and on the East Coast. He has the ability to make an impact in our program right away."

6'1"East Carolina
Mike PerezC
Lorton, VASouth County

All-state as a junior, Perez helped lead South County to the AAA state championship game as a senior. His impressive regular season (senior) stat line read: .459(average), .575 (on-base %), and .984 (slugging %). Should be an outstanding player for Old Dominion.

5'10"180Old Dominion
David SpinosaP
Charlottesville, VASt. Anne's-Belfield

Spinosa, who also considered Virginia and Duke, is anxious to transition to New York City to begin his college career. "A combination of academics and athletics ultimately made me choose Columbia in the end," Spinosa said. "It’s going to be different going into a big city, but it will be fun at the same time."

Nick ThompsonINF
Chesapeake, VAWestern Branch

Thompson was a middle of the order presence in the the North Canes 2009 National Championship run and pitched in 2 big relief appearances in route to the World Wood Bat title in Georgia. Canes Coach Jeff Petty stated "Nick has been a corner stone of our program for the past 2 years. He is everything we look for in a student/athlete. He gets it done on the field in so many ways. He is a valuable pitcher in our program and a big bat with an outstanding approach at the plate"

5'11"185East Carolina
Kenny TownsINF
Burke, VALake Braddock

As a junior was a 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-Met player. Kenny, who is also 88-90 on the mound, had an outstanding summer for the NoVa Stars, hitting 11 home runs and playing solid defense in the infield.

Joseph VanderplasP
Fairfax, VAFairfax

Joseph, who was a 1st Team All-District and 2nd Team All-Northern Region player at Fairfax High School, is excited for the opportunity to pitch and to compete in the powerful SEC

Kevin WhiteC
Charlottesville, VASt. Anne's-Belfield

White was named to the All-State first team both his sophomore and junior seasons. Helped STAB to a Virginia Private League championship in 2010 and also is a three-time All-VPL honoree, hitting .465 with 11 home runs his junior season. He has the school record for home runs in a game, in a season and in a career.

Luke WillisINF
Vienna, VAOakton

Committed to Coastal Carolina and had numerous offers. 1st team all district running back, 1st team all district Center Field. He led the Northern Region in stolen bases with 30. He was the Virginia Commonwealth Starting Center Field for the North Team that went 4-0 and averaged 15 runs a game.

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5'9"165Coastal Car.

VirginiaPreps Class of 2011 Top Baseball Prospects

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