Top 10 Underclassmen Who Stood Out At NHSI Tournament

Top 10 Underclassmen Who Stood Out At NHSI Tournament By Nathan Rode Print CARY, N.C.—When draft prospects gather in one location to play, the scouts tend to come out in droves. Summer showcases easily attract crowds of talent evaluators in the triple digits, but attendance thins out at spring games as players are spread across the country and prospect showdowns are less common. That’s one of the reasons the inaugural USA Baseball National High School Invitational  created so much scouting buzz, with seven players from the Baseball America High School Top 100 in action. More than 100 scouts showed up to see the tournament, which was won by Mater Dei High of Santa Ana, Calif. The Monarchs won four games, three against teams ranked in the BA Top 10: No. 1 Carroll High (Corpus Christi, Texas); No. 2 Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) and No. 10 Harvard-Westlake High (Los Angeles). Mater Dei moved up to No. 5 from No. 18 in the latest rankings. The event did not disappoint, with several tightly contested games and big performances from potential early-round picks. And beyond the 2012 players who were already well known to scouts, several underclassmen put themselves on the radar for 2013 and beyond. Here are 10 underclassmen who stood out: Shaun Anderson, rhp, American Heritage High, Plantation, Fla.: A member of the 2013 class, Anderson has an ideal pitcher’s frame at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds.
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