I was at the Prospect Wire showcase in Las Vegas this weekend and here are some links to some performances from some outstanding Northern California players, including Deer Valley HS CF Marcus Wise (2013), Monte Vista HS C Lucas Halstead (2014) and Enterprise HS INF Kaelan Crisosto (2014). Deer Valley HS RHP Tyler Vistalli was also there and was a standout as well. In fact, all four of these players were rated in the top 10 of the event.
Here are the reports about three of those players, after their defensive workouts...
Here were the top 5 performers during I/O in no particular order:
1. Lucas Halstead, 2014, C - Showed a plus arm during throw downs to 2B. Showed a fairly quick transfer as a new catcher. Already showing signs of having standout defensive skills behind the plate.
3. Marcus Wise, 2013, CF - Graceful actions in CF. Made a great play over the shoulder catch on a poorly hit fungo! Accurate throws, above average range. Plays with tempo and feel in the OF.
5. Kaelan Crisosto, 2014, MIF - Has athleticism that he transfers very well to the baseball field. Not the strongest arm, but he has some carry to it. Also shows a quick release. Seems to have a good internal clock.
Crisosto and Halstead also earned praise from their BP sessions...
Kaelan Crisosto, 2014, MIF - Easy, fluid swing. Line drives. Can handle wood. Projectable body with projectable power. Easy line drive swing.
Lucas Halstead, 2014, C - Has a chance for plus power. Great batspeed. Has strength to handle a wood bat now. Drives the baseball (when his body stays behind the ball)