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2012 Cape Cod Baseball League Recap: Best Tools

Written By on 24th September, 2012

The Cape Cod Baseball League is widely regarded as the top collegiate summer league. Comprised of rising sophomores and juniors, the league provides a valuable look into the upcoming draft season, serving as a starting point for early draft boards and preference lists. To prove a point – of the 25 collegiate players selected in the 1st and Supplemental Rounds of the 2012 MLB Draft, 20 played on the Cape, including 12 of 14 tabbed in Round 1.

This summer, Al Skorupa, Peter Wardell and newly added writer E. Tyler Bullock covered the CCBL. This week, we will be recapping it all – beginning with our individual takes on Best Tools.

Best Batting Prospect (Hit Tool):

Al: Phil Ervin, OF, Harwich/Samford
Peter: Colin Moran, 3B, Bourne/North Carolina
Tyler: Colin Moran, 3B, Bourne/North Carolina

Best Power Prospect:

Al: Aaron Judge, OF, Brewster/Fresno State
Peter: Aaron Judge, OF, Brewster/Fresno State
Tyler: Daniel Palka, 1B, Wareham/Georgia Tech

Best Zone Discipline:

Al: Conrad Gregor, 1B, Orleans/Vanderbilt
Peter: Conrad Gregor, 1B, Orleans/Vanderbilt
Tyler: Conrad Gregor, 1B, Orleans/Vanderbilt

Best Baserunner:

Al: Michael O’Neill, OF, Falmouth/Michigan
Peter: Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU
Tyler: Adam Engel, OF, Chatham/Louisville

Fastest Baserunner: 

Al: Michael O’Neill, OF, Falmouth/Michigan
Peter: Adam Engel, OF, Chatham/Louisville
Tyler: Jack Reinheimer, SS, Bourne/East Carolina

Best Pitching Prospect:

Al: Sean Manaea, LHP, Hyannis/Indiana State
Peter: Sean Manaea, LHP, Hyannis/Indiana State
Tyler: Sean Manaea, LHP, Hyannis/Indiana State

Best Fastball:

Al: Karsten Whitson, RHP, Orleans/Florida
Peter: Colby Suggs, RHP, Wareham/Arkansas
Tyler: Nick Burdi, RHP, Chatham/Louisville

Best Breaking Ball:

Al: Trevor Williams, RHP, Orleans/Arizona State
Peter: AJ Vanegas, RHP, Yarmouth-Dennis/Stanford
Tyler: Joe Filomeno, LHP, Wareham/Lousiville

Best Changeup:

Al: Sean Manaea, LHP, Hyannis/Indiana State
Peter: Sean Manaea, LHP, Hyannis/Indiana State
Tyler: Jaron Long, RHP, Bourne/Ohio State

Best Control:

Al: Aaron Blair, RHP, Yarmouth-Dennis/Marshall
Peter: Sean Manaea, LHP, Hyannis/Indiana State
Tyler: Sam Moll, LHP, Brewster/Memphis

Best Reliever:

Al: Colby Suggs, RHP, Wareham/Arkansas
Peter: Colby Suggs, RHP, Wareham/Arkansas
Tyler: Trevor Gott, RHP, Orleans/Kentucky

 Best Defensive Catcher:

Al: Spencer Navin, C, Brewster/Vanderbilt
Peter: Spencer Navin, C, Brewster/Vanderbilt
Tyler: Austin Wynns, C, Bourne/Fresno State

Best Defensive 1st Baseman:

Al: Brian Ragira, 1B, Harwich/Stanford
Peter: Conrad Gregor, 1B, Orleans/Vanderbilt
Tyler: Conrad Gregor, 1B, Orleans/Vanderbilt

Best Defensive 2nd Baseman:

Al: Carlos Asuaje, 2B, Yarmouth-Dennis/Nova Southeastern
Peter: Carlos Asuaje, 2B, Yarmouth-Dennis/Nova Southeastern
Tyler: Galli Cribbs Jr., 2B/SS, Cotuit/San Jacinto CC (Texas)

Best Defensive Shortstop:

Al: Jack Reinheimer, SS, Bourne/East Carolina
Peter: Galli Cribbs Jr., 2B/SS, Cotuit/San Jacinto CC (Texas)
Tyler: Brandon Trinkwon, SS, Hyannis/UCSB

Best Defensive 3rd Baseman:

Al: Zach Alvord, 3B, Hyannis/Auburn
Peter: Alex Blandino, 3B/SS, Yarmouth-Dennis/Stanford
Tyler: Drew Dosch, 3B, Falmouth/Youngstown State

Best Defensive Outfielders (3):

Al: Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU | Michael O’Neill, OF, Falmouth/Michigan | Jason Monda, OF, Brewster/Washington State
Peter: Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU | Pat Biondi, OF, Cotuit/Michigan | Michael O’Neill, OF, Falmouth/Michigan
Tyler: Jordan Patterson, OF, Bourne/South Alabama | Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU | Tony Kemp, OF/2B, Cotuit/Vanderbilt

Best Infield Arm:

Al: Alex Blandino, 3B/SS, Yarmouth-Dennis/Stanford
Peter: Eric Jagielo, 3B, Harwich/Notre Dame
Tyler: Jack Reinheimer, SS, Bourne/East Carolina

Best Outfield Arm:

Al: Austin Wilson, OF, Harwich/Stanford
Peter: Austin Wilson, OF, Harwich/Stanford
Tyler: Jordan Patterson, OF, Bourne/South Alabama

Most Exciting Player:

Al: Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU
Peter: Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU
Tyler: Jacoby Jones, OF, Harwich/LSU

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