Cunningham was one of the top prospects in West Virginia this year.
At every level this year there was at least one consensus top ten prospect. Indianapolis had guys like Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata to start the year. Altoona had the top pitching prospects in the upper levels, and some of those players also played in Bradenton. Bradenton also had the top hitting prospects, Tony Sanchez and Starling Marte. State College saw a lot of the 2009 prep pitchers. The only team that didn't have a top prospect was West Virginia.
The Power saw some interesting prospects this year, but none really stood out as the overall package. Guys like Quinton Miller, Victor Black, and Brett Lorin, who could be top pitching prospects, all saw their seasons affected by injuries. Jarek Cunningham and Evan Chambers led a group of hitters who had two or three skills working for them, but at the same time one or two weaknesses working against them.
Overall, West Virginia had a lot of guys in the ...
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