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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

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The Hitters

The Pitchers

Top Prospects
Top 10 Prospects
1. Luis Heredia

2. Clay Holmes

3. Barrett Barnes

4. Adrian Sampson

5. Jake Burnette

6. Joely Rodriguez

7. Tyler Gaffney

8. Jason Creasy

9. Dalton Friend

10. Jacob Stallings

 
Tier 1: Heredia, Holmes
Luis Heredia: Luis Heredia entered this season with some question marks based on his young age and lack of professional baseball experience, making him difficult to project according to many in the industry. After posting a 2.71 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in the New York Penn League at age 17/18, Heredia has solidified himself as one the Pirates top prospects.

The 6’6” right-hander’s ceiling continues to grow, as this year he improved the location of his 91-94 mph fa...

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