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2005 - 2006 Class

November 2004 Commitments

OFFICIAL TULANE RELEASE (LINK)

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  Pos Name School City/St. B/T Ht. / Wt
1 OF Jay Bruce Westbrook HS Beaumont, Tx   6-2 / 200
2 C Max Kwan Seattle Prep Bellvue, Wa   6-2 / 219
3 Inf/1b Aja Barto Stratford HS Stratford, Tx   6-4 / 221
4 LHP William "Scooter" Hicks Houston Christian Houston, Tx   5-10 / 170
5 Inf/ss Nate Simon Redmonds HS Duvall, Wa   6-0 / 160
6 Inf/ss Seth Henry Berwick Berwick, La   5-8 / 160
7 OF Casey Keen Fountainbleau HS Abita Springs, La   5-11 / 180
8 C Ty Wallace Navarro College Carrollton, Tx   6-4 / 230

Additional information on the players:

Jay Bruce Beaumont (Tx) OF 62, 200

TeamoneBaseball.com

Jay Bruce OF, 6-2, 200, L/L, West Brook (TX) HS

Bruce is an intriguing athlete. He has to be considered a legitimate 5 tool prospect at this point. He has a quick bat to the ball and finishes his swing with some lift extension. He makes hard contact, with an exit speed off wood at 97 mph on one of his base hits. In BP he showed some of his current power that will someday make him a 30 home run hitter. From the outfield he showed the top arm at the event, reaching up to 89 mph. He goes after the ball hard and with some coaching in the skill of route running, he could be a Gold Glove type right fielder. He did not run a 60 due to his back giving him some trouble this weekend, but I got him at 4.34 and 4.36 on two occasions home to first. On top of all of his tangible assets as a player, he plays extremely hard, running out every ball and seemingly playing each game like it could be his last. He has verbally committed to Tulane, which may affect how high he goes in June.

 

Max Kwan Bellvue (Wa) Catcher 62, 219

#11 of Top 60 HS Catchers (Teamonebaseball.com)

From Perfect Game (link):

PG REPORT:  Kwan is a young 2005 catcher and another very advanced arm in the Sunshine West showcase. He is well ahead of the normal '05 grad in size and strength and it showed here. At 6 foot 3 and 205 pounds he handled himself well behind the plate. He showed a real nice arm with 78 mph velocity and 1.86 and 1.87 pop times. He gets the ball to the bag in a hurry and looked good doing it. He can also hit and hit with power. He showed good bat-speed and good deep power to the warning track on a big field. The only thing he showed his age with was his pitch selection. He wanted to hit everything in every count. He showed us he can do it and it will be fun watching this top prospect in the 2005 class ! Good student.

 

Aja Barto Stratford (Tx) Inf/1b 64, 221

#5 of Top 40 HS First Baseman.

Strong hitter with opposite field power. The ball jumps off his bat. Physically put together.

 

Nate Simon Duvall (Wa) Inf/SS- 60, 160

#24 of Top 100 HS Middle Infielders (Teamonebaseball.com)

Slick fielder with very good hands and an easy projectable approach at the plate.

 

William (Scooter) Hicks Houston Christian (Tx) LHP- 510, 170

Throws 85-87mph with a good curve, change up, his strength is control and smarts for the game.  He is 2x all state recipient as a sophomore and junior, and the Team MVP Junior year.  He played for the Houston Heat, and started 2 games in the WWBA Championships in Florida including the Championship Game. He chose Tulane over Georgia Tech, Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, New Mexico, and Texas State.

From Perfect Game (link):

PG REPORT:  Hicks is an "05" LHP/1B from Houston, TX. At 5'10/160 he has a nice lean athletic frame that projects to gain strength. On the mound he shows skills to develop as a good college lefty. His arm from a 3/4 slot works fairly good with good use of his body. He located well and has a very good mound presence. He works with a high leg kick and throws a little across his body. He likes to work low, while challenging hitters. His fastball was low 80s with nice arm-side run, but can become better with some loosening of the arm and better overall mechanics. He throws his curve at low 60s with 1-7 rotation and a tight spin with some depth. He will work a cutter in on the hands of a right handed hitter at 70-71. His change at 70mph shows good sinking action. At the plate he carries his hands high and uses an inside-out approach. Mostly a contact type hitter at this time with wood. Scooter could really develop into an excellent college lefty and he is an outstanding student.

 

Seth Henry - Berwick HS, Berwick, La. - Inf/ss - 5-10, 175

#39 of Top 100 HS Middle Infielders.

*starting ss for Berwick Panthers since freshman year
*2 time 1st team all dist. Baseball   

*1st team all-dist Basketball 2004
*Male athlete of the year at Berwick for 2002-2003 and 2003-2004
*Played FB, BB, & Baseball
*Currently ranked in the top 350 prospects in the country by Baseball America
*Ranked by Baseball America in the top 10 in Louisiana
*Team one has him ranked as the 39th middle infielder in the country
*Seth participated in the perfect game showcase at the aflac all-american classic in aberdeen, maryland in august of 2004.  Selected by perfect game

*Played ss for Bill Hood Broncos in the summer of 2004

Seth hit .425 with 6HR 12 doubles 35 RBI's  18 SB's as a junior

 

Ty Wallace - Navarro College, Carrollton Texas - C - 6-4, 230

Drafted 47th round 2002 MLB Draft (Kansas City)

 

 

 

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