Recruiting & Scouting

BASEBALL: 2013 StateChamps Prep Diamond Preview - Part 2: The Players (seniors edition)

   | Scott Burnstein

BASEBALL: 2013 StateChamps Prep Diamond Preview - Part 2: The Players (seniors edition)

Top seniors on the state’s high school diamond in 2013 (alphabetical order)

Keegan Akin (Bullock Creek LHP) – “Sleeper special” lefty ace. Signed with Michigan State

Brett Adcock (Bay City Western LHP) – Sensational southpaw on the mound, displays an array of baffling pitches when he takes the hill. Signed with Michigan State

Walter Borkovitch (Traverse City West RHP) – Power pitcher with few equals in the mitten. Signed with Michigan State

Carmen Benedetti (Grosse Pointe South 1B/LHP) – Pure hitter with as sweet a swing as they come, no question a Top 5 player in the state and will be a candidate for Mr. Baseball. Signed with Michigan

Colton Bradley (Gull Lake SS) – Savvy, leader-type with a stick that’s equally quick as his glove. Signed with Central Michigan

Nick Bredeson (Bloomfield Hills Andover C) – The top defensive catcher in the state’s senior class. Signed with Ohio

Jacob Britt (Tecumseh OF) – Has all the right moves in the outfield and at the dish. Signed with Toledo

B.J. Butler (Mattawan OF) – One of the most lethal outfielders in the state, no flaws in his artillery of skills. Signed with Ball State

C.J. Clouse (Grand Ledge OF) – One of the most lethal outfielders in the state, no flaws in his artillery of skills. Signed with Davenport

Nick Deeg (Lake Orion LHP) – Imposing lefty-handed fire-baller on the pitching rubber that can also do significant damage with the bat in his hands. Signed with Central Michigan

Connor Fannon (GPW University Liggett RHP) – Best small-school hurler in the state that helped propel his club to a state crown as a super soph in 2011, showing his poise and a penchant for delivering in the clutch. After seeing limited action last year due to health issues, Fannon is once again ready to start fanning opposing batters in 2013. Signed with Oakland University

Robert Greenman (Hudsonville C) – Stalwart behind the plate, who calls a superior game and can get the job done with the metal in his hands, too. Signed with Central Michigan

Hector Gutierrez (Detroit Western SS) – This Latino gem has ‘star’ written all over him, will be the most feared player in the PSL for the second year in a row. He is a difficult out at the plate and could be the top fielder in the state, having not committed an error in two years. Signed with Michigan

Jordan Kesson (Hartland OF/IF) – Possibly the most complete player in the state, not going top-tier D1. Signed with Toledo  

Jackson Lamb (Temperance Bedford LHP/CF) – Arguably the state’s top overall player, destroys everything in his path from both the bump and the batter’s box. Natural athlete that could be going to play high-level D1 basketball if he had so desired, finishing his prep career on the hardwood a three-year all-state selection. Signed with Michigan

Jake Lowery (Hartland RHP) – Hard-throwing,