Ranking top 10 players from AFLAC game
August, 10, 2008
The overall level of talent in this year's AFLAC game, the premiere high school All-American game in the country, was a step down from last year's, which was in turn a step down from the previous year's. All in all, it's not shaping up to be a strong 2009 draft class. But a few players still stood out. Here's a rundown of my top 10, although the list actually goes to 11 players. 1. Matt Davidson, 3B, Yucaipa (Calif.) HS: Davidson had the best swing and the best set of baseball skills of any position player at the game. Davidson has great balance at the plate and takes a very short path to the ball, letting it travel a bit. He shows good power from left to center and line-drive ability to right. He has an above-average arm at third base but wasn't challenged there in the game. Because he plays a skill position, projects to hit for average and power, and shows a good feel for the game, he gets the nod as the top prospect and looks to be a solid first-rounder next year.