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California Collegiate League All-Star Game

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There were some solid prospects in the game. The starting pitcher was Austin Kubitza from Rice. He showed a solid fastball and a good breaking ball. He won't be a front line starter, but he will be a pro ball player. He's 6'5", 190 lbs and will be a top 5 round pick in the 2012 draft and could go much higher with a good season.

Stephen Johnson from St. Edwards had a mid to upper 90's fastball that had some nice cut to it. His control was erratic though. He could be an interesting player if he can become more consistent.

Christian Summers is a SS from Texas and will likely take over for the recently drafted Brandon Loy. He is a solid defender at SS but even though he is 6'3", 200 LBS, he will not be a power hitting SS. He is a line drive contact type hitter and should hit .300 even with the new bats but don't expect much for extra base hits.

Zac Elgie is heading into his senior year at Kansas and has some power projection. He is really slow but he could be worth a shot as a pro.

Now for the best. Aaron Brown is an outfielder that was drafted by the Pirates in the 17th round showed great tools. He is very athletic, has a smooth, balanced swing and looked like a solid defensive CF with an above average arm for the position. If the Pirates want to spend a little more on the draft after they lock up their top picks, I think Brown would be worth a strong investment, but then again signing him from Pepperdine may cost a pretty penny.

To me, the best prospect in the game was Greg Bird, an Arkansas commit and the Yankees 5th round draft pick. He was the catcher in this game, but looks like a 1B long term. He should have the power to be a 1B as he has great loft to his swing and easily generates power. He may not hit for high average though. I would bet the Yankees open the check book for him and sign him from Arkansas for 7 figures.