Fall League Prospect Info-Upstate: September


By: Nick Nickles – September 30, 2009

Good Players Continue to Emerge in Fall League Action!

Over the past week we have continued to work through fall league games to find more and more prospects. One thing is for sure, that guys continue to pop up and some players are simply getting better in league play. Here are some of the players that made the prospect list over the past week with the scoop on their play.

-Prospect Info: Wade Hampton-

rowlandc-head08.jpgChamp Rowland- Senior, PC commit, SS/RHP: Rowland (left) has very good hands. His actions and arm strength separate him from all the other shortstops in the state at this point. On the bump, Rowland was as dominant as I had ever seen him. Seeing Rowland make around 10 appearances, I had never seen him above 86. He pitched at 87-88 for three innings on this night with a good 12/6 breaking ball at 72-74. His arm is quick and his fastball possessed some occasional arm-side run. If Rowland can carry this over to the high school season… Wade Hampton becomes a serious threat in the 3A Upperstate. Rowland’s hitting has improved, but it is still his other tools that make him a unique player. Rowland was a dominant high school arm on this night.

martin.kyle.jpgKyle Martin- Junior, 1B/LHP: Martin (right) has been wearing it out in the past viewings. He crushed a homerun and smashed some singles. Martin has some power and with an unorthodox stance he continues to get the bat head on the baseball. Martin has a chance to be an outstanding baseball player for a school as he further develops. Martin is a high level prospect.

Christian Ashford- Unsigned senior, RHP: Ashford was 81-83 tonight. He had a feel for throwing strikes and showed a feel for a change up. Ashford pitched well tonight and should add some depth to the Generals pitching staff this season. Ashford may be able to help some smaller schools and JUCO’s and he could also make another velocity jump by the spring.

Brooks Yeager- Sophomore, UTL: Yeager swings the pole a little bit from the left-side. He stays balanced and squares up some baseballs. Yeager has hit the ball well in each viewing dating back to last year when he played Varsity as a freshman. Yeager is a young stick that deserves a "follow tag" at this point in his young career.