7th Annual Top Prospects


December 2012 – MIAMI, FL – The Power Showcase was a success yet again, in its Seventh year under the helm of President/CEO, Brian Domenico.  The Power Showcase incorporated games and full-scale workouts in conjunction with the home run derby to highlight some of the best prep players in the world.

But the week was about much more than home runs.  There were three games played at Marlins Park and full-scale pro workouts  at LeLay Sports Complex.  Scouts and fans were able to see these young men show all aspects of their game.

The pro workout day was split into two sessions – the  Underclassmen group  and the Featured group consisting of high school seniors.

The value of playing among some of the world’s best prep players was not lost on any of the young men in attendance, nor was the thrill of doing it on major league facilities.  Perhaps a number of these teenagers will come back to Marlins Park as major leaguers in years to come and recall the exciting week they enjoyed playing in the Power Showcase back in December of 2012.

We close with a ranking of the Top Prospects from the Power Showcase.  This includes draft-eligible 2013 and notable Underclassmen players and is purely subjective.  Much will change from here on out, but this is where  Power Showcase sees these players looking towards the upcoming draft and beyond.  Performance at the Power Showcase is important, but past observations are very much  taken into account.

ca-denson-bat-7475 1. DAVID DENSON / 1B /South Hills HS (CA)  *University of Hawaii

Big bodied left-handed batter with big time raw power. Good balanced stroke from the left side with bat speed. Average defender at 1B with an average arm, fits the mold for a power hitting First Baseman. Physically matured body doesn’t show projection but he can handle his size well.

2. ROWDY TELLEZ / 1B / Elk Grove HS (CA)  *University of Southern California

Strong body. Will be a strong man when he matures. Plus bat speed with strength to swing. Makes hard contact. Ball jumps off bat. Will have well above average power in future. Good hands. Moves well for a big man. Has the ingredients to be average defender in future. Bat will carry him to the next level.

domrep-Lewin-Diaz-face-7th-PROFILE2 domrep-Lewin-Diaz-bat-7th-profile 3. LEWIN DIAZ /OF / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

Good body, left-handed hitter with smooth, fluid easy stroke. Ball jumped off bat with solid bat speed. Chance to hit in the future. Showed average Major League arm and carry on throws with easy throwing stroke as well as easy actions in outfield. change to play either Corner Outfield  position in pro ball. Not much projection to body, but will get stronger.

power showcase OK jon denney 4. JON DENNEY /C / Yukon HS (OK)  *University of Arkansas

Athletic body. Has plenty of room for added strength through out. Plus bat speed with strength to swing. Makes hard contact. Ball jumps off bat. Power will come as he matures. Has the skill set to be solid average defender in future. Good looking young player that will play at the next level.

  5. JUSTIN BELLINGER / 1B, LHP / St. Sebastian HS (MA)  *Vanderbilt University

Big strong frame with long levers. Chance to be middle order RBI producer in pro baseball. Has easy repeatable stroke with slight uphill path. Potential big time power to all fields. Moves well around bag and has plenty of arm. Big future ahead with potential first round abilities and tools. Bright future ahead and a good kid.

dr-osorio-face-7th-profile power showcase dom repub felix osario 6. FELIX OSORIO /OF/ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

A physically strong body guy; still has room to get even stronger. Ball jumps off bat with line drive hitting approach and good bat speed. Will need to repeat swing to develop more consistency in production. Showed fringy arm strength, but playable. At this point will fit better as a future Left Fielder in pro ball. Plenty to like !! Still some projection.

power showcase AL Shedric Long Jr 7. SHEDRIC LONG JR. /  C / MIF / 3B / Jacksonville HS (AL)   *Northwest Florida State

Short athletic frame with some raw ability. Stronger than he looks for his size, he can really drive the ball to the right side and still has some physical maturity remains. Moves well behind the plate and has an average arm, jut need some polishing. His athleticism will give him some versatility.

can-oneill-7566-face-7th can-oneill-7567-bat-7thtop 8. TYLER O’NEILL 3B/C / Garibaldi HS (BRITISH COLUMBIA)  

Strong Right-hand hitter with big fly potential. Some minor issues to kink out with set up and load. Big raw power in there. Receives OK behind dish with solid average arm. Bat has a chance to play with above average bat speed. Good future ahead.

CANADA-NAYLOR-UNIFORM-FRONT-7TH can-naylor-bat-top10-7th 9. JOSH NAYLOR / RF / LHP/ St. Joan of Arc HS (2015)   (ONTARIO)

Strong compact frame with big time power from the left side. Has some projection due to age. Flashes a higher level of centered focus. Very impressive. Will hit at every level.