Who are Top Prospects from the Cape's 2007 Season?

by Greg in


All-Star and #30 Pro Prospect Dan BrewerBaseball America has published its annual assessment of the Cape Cod Baseball League's top professional prospects from the 2007. I read it and agreed with many and questioned a few. Check out the league's 2007 all-league team as well.

Even more interesting to me is how directly Baseball America signals the dominance of the Cape league over all other summer collegiate leagues. Aaron Fitt and John Manuel of Baseball America assessed 18 different summer leagues, but singles out "the unparalleled Cape Cod League."

The Northwoods League, Clark Griffith League, New England Collegiate Baseball League and the Central Illinois Collegiate League are also singled out for attracting talent.

Here is Baseball America's top 30 list for the Cape league:

  1. Aaron Crow (duh)
  2. Yonder Alonso
  3. Kyle Gibson
  4. Christian Friedrich
  5. Robert Stock (really?)
  6. Scott Green
  7. Dennis Raben (yup)
  8. Luke Burnett (ye-yeah)
  9. Ryan Perry
  10. Andy Oliver
  11. Shooter Hunt (don't agree)
  12. Gordon Beckham
  13. Conor Gillaspie
  14. Alex White
  15. James Darnell (told you)
  16. Allan Dykstra (monster)
  17. Buster Posey (hmm)
  18. Grant Green
  19. Reese Havens
  20. Aaron Shafer
  21. Brett Jacobson
  22. D.J. Mitchell (agree)
  23. Jason Castro
  24. Brad Boxberger
  25. Brandon Crawford
  26. Shane Peterson
  27. David Adams
  28. Kyle Weiland
  29. Jeremy Bleich
  30. Dan Brewer (really? Not higher?)