Baseball America has named Bellingham Bells shortstop Chris Amezquita and relief pitcher Seth Harvey the sixth and seventh best prospects in the West Coast League, respectively.
The heralded baseball publication named Corvallis’ Andrew Susac as the league's Top Prospect.
Harvey (WashingtonState) led the West Coast League with his 11 saves and 22 appearances. He was second on his own squad with 32 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched. His strikeouts were second only to veteran WCL starter Tyrell Poggemeyer. Harvey held opponents to a team-best .220 average and allowed just five extra-base hits during the season. The right-hander also fielded his position well with no errors on the season.
In non-league action, Harvey tossed two scoreless innings without allowing a hit; he also struck out four batters and garnered one save.
The honor is Harvey’s second of the post-season. On Aug. 24 Harvey was named to the Second Team All-WCL.
Amezquita (Pepperdine) appeared in 39 games for Bellingham where he posted a .237 batting average, a .356 slugging percentage and a .370 on-base percentage. He recorded the Bells’ second-most runs batted in (21), runs scored (30), walks (23) doubles (8) and home runs (2).
Bellingham joined Corvallis and Bend as the lone WCL teams to have more than one player named as a Top Ten Prospect.
Baseball America’s Top Ten Prospects in the WCL
1. Andrew Susac (OregonState--Corvallis)
2. Matt Andriese (UC Riverside--Corvallis)
3. Taylor Ard (OregonState--Corvallis)
4. Bobby Crocker (Cal Poly--Bend)
5. Jordan Leyland (UC Irvine--Bend)
6. Chris Amezquita (Pepperdine--Bellingham)
7. Seth Harvey (WashingtonState--Bellingham) 8. Evan DeLuca (signed by the Yankees)
9. Chris Casazza (TarletonState--MosesLake)
10. Kyle Johnson (WashingtonState--Wenatchee)
The Bellingham Bells are a summer collegiate, wood bat baseball team and a member of the West Coast League. During the months of June, July & August, the Bells compete in a 57-game season, playing home games at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham and traveling to compete with other WCL teams in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The Bells strive to contribute to a strong and vibrant community through affordable, family-friendly entertainment.