Salisbury School (Conn.) right-handed pitcher Austin DeCarr and Springfield Central shortstop Isan Diaz were each named in Nine Baseballís list of the top 100 high school prospects in the 2014 MLB draft on Tuesday.
Austin DeCarr (No. 76), a Foxborough native, who graduated from Xaverian High School before attending Salisbury School for a post-graduate season, came in as the top-ranked Massachusetts prospect.
DeCarr is a 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound right-handed pitcher and has committed to play for the University of Clemson in 2014.
According to Nine Baseballís Head Scouting Director Jeff Sullivan, DeCarrís fastball sits between 91-93 mph. Over the course of the showcase season, both DeCarrís velocity and breaking ball showed improvement. His status as a post-graduate helped to push him up the list.
Isan Diaz (No. 96), who is a shortstop at Springfield Central, made the list despite having little buzz prior to the summer showcase season.
Diaz is 5-foot-10, 175-pounds and is likely looking at post-graduate year in 2014.
According to Sullivan, Diaz was one of the top performers at the East Coast Showcase, where he showed an elite glove, well above average speed, and the ability to consistently square up plus pitching.
Given his average arm, Diaz likely profiles as a second basemen as he continues to develop.
Making the list of 30 prospects who just missed making the top 100 was Weston native Justin Bellinger.
Bellinger, played first base at St. Sebastianís and has committed to Duke University for the 2014 season.
At 6-foot-6, 230-pounds, the lefthander, per Sullivan, showed some of the top raw power in all of the United States this summer. However, he consistently struggled to catch up to plus fastball speed, which kept him out of the top 100.
According to Sullivan, itís Bellinger who has the highest potential of any MA prospect.
How the list was compiled:
With the summer showcase season now concluded, Nine Baseball went back to look at performances at the Tournament of Stars, East Coast Pro Showcase, Area Code Games, and Perfect Game All-American Game to help compile a list of the top 100 high school prospects in the 2014 MLB draft.
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