Harper No. 1 among Area Code prospects 

August, 11, 2008
The Area Code Games, now operated by a subsidiary of ESPN, is the best amateur scouting event of the summer, drawing players from across the country but skewed toward the prospect-rich areas of California, Arizona and Texas. This year's crop of prospects, like the talent pools at AFLAC and on Cape Cod, was down from previous years, falling off quickly after the first half-dozen or so prospects. And, unfortunately, the best prospect of all isn't even eligible for next year's draft.

1. Bryce Harper, C, Las Vegas (Nev.) H.S.
You may have heard a little bit about Harper, who was, hands down, the best player at the Area Code Games. Here are some things about Harper you probably didn't know.