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America East 2015 MLB Draft All-Prospect Team
Albany JR C Evan Harasta
Maine SR 1B Scott Heath
Stony Brook SR 2B Robert Chavarria
Stony Brook SR SS Cole Peragine
Stony Brook JR 3B Johnny Caputo
Binghamton SR OF Jake Thomas
Stony Brook JR OF Jack Parenty
Hartford rSR OF Ryan Lukach
Binghamton SR RHP Mike Urbanski
Stony Brook rSO LHP Daniel Zamora
Stony Brook JR LHP Tyler Honahan
Binghamton JR RHP Mike Bunal
Hartford JR RHP Jacob Mellin
SR SS Cole Peragine (Stony Brook) has been a favorite for years because of a wise beyond his years approach to the game. The upside (minor league depth/utility infielder) is capped by a low functional power ceiling, but every other tool he has plays up due to his fantastic instinctual actions and high baseball IQ. As I was writing this, I had a strange sense of déjà vu wash over me…and then it hit me that I wrote about Peragine last January. Not a ton has changed since then, so let’s do some recycling…
JR SS Cole Peragine is another player I like more than I probably should. He has a steady glove, great instincts on the bases, and a mature approach to hitting. Unfortunately, his pop, identified as both “sneaky” and “surprising” in my notes, hasn’t revealed itself just yet (.379 and .323 SLG) as a collegiate hitter. There’s also the question of whether or not said steady glove fits best at SS or 2B, though I think the answer to that will ultimately come down more to his arm (stretched on the left side, but passable in my view) than anything else.
Rough freshman year aside, I like SO 3B Johnny Caputo’s upside with the bat a lot. That’s what I wrote about Caputo (Stony Brook) almost exactly one year ago on this site. More recycling! He’s a junior now and his last season went a little better than his first, but banking on Caputo is still doing so on as yet unseen progress being made with the bat.
Binghamton SR OF Jake Thomas has a swing that’s easy to see making consistent hard contact no matter the level of competition. His profile gets a little bit murkier beyond that, but he’s positioned himself to get drafted if he can keep up his level of production at the plate all the same.
Though he finished second at his position to JR C Evan Harasta (Albany), I’m quite intrigued to see what JR C Kevin Stypulkowski (Maine) does in the coming months. The Florida transfer’s brief and largely underwhelming run at Miami-Dade tempers my enthusiasm some, but I’m still curious to see what an SEC transplant can do in the America East.
SR RHP Mike Urbanski hasn’t missed as many bats as his stuff (low-90s heat, good low-80s slider, promising change) and size (6-4, 215) would have you think. He could be in store for a breakout senior season or continue to merely show glimpses of putting it together. If I had a better idea which direction he was going I’d probably wouldn’t be doing this for free, but take his elevated ranking as an indication to which way I lean. I’ve long been in the tank for rSO LHP Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook), a smart lefty with solid current stuff and still some projection left. An argument could be made, however, that he’s not even the best lefthanded prospect on his own pitching staff thanks to the presence of JR LHP Tyler Honahan. The two are basically a coin flip for me with the slight edge to Zamora, though I get why some would prefer Honahan and his changeup.
2015 MLB Draft Talent – Hitting
- Stony Brook SR SS Cole Peragine
- Binghamton SR OF/C Jake Thomas
- Stony Brook JR 3B Johnny Caputo
- Maine SR 1B/LHP Scott Heath
- Massachusetts – Lowell SR SS Danny Mendick
- Albany JR C Evan Harasta
- Maine JR C Kevin Stypulkowski
- Stony Brook JR OF Jack Parenty
- UMBC JR SS Kevin Lachance
- Stony Brook SR 2B Robert Chavarria
2015 MLB Draft Talent – Pitching
- Binghamton SR RHP Mike Urbanski
- Stony Brook rSO LHP Daniel Zamora
- Stony Brook JR LHP Tyler Honahan
- Binghamton JR RHP/OF Mike Bunal
- Hartford JR RHP Jacob Mellin
- Stony Brook rJR RHP Nick Brass