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PBR New England's Top Stories for the Year 2016: Breakout Performances in the 2018 Class

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By Dennis Healy and Trevor Brown
Co-Directors of Scouting

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Top Stories of 2016 Rundown:
+ Big Time Commits in 2016
+ Breakout Performances: 2017 Class

PBR New England's Top Stories for the Year 2016: Breakout Performances in the 2018 Class


The Arms

Mike Doherty, right-hander out of Middlesex made significant strides this past summer. The velocity jump and the secondary stuff improved immensely. Committed to Northwestern and will compete well in the Big Ten.

Chase Jeter, a left-handed pitcher from Hall in West Hartford, is a strike throwing machine. The arm action is super clean, fastball is in the low-80s. The breaking ball has depth and tilt, clocked at 72 mph. Threw three scoreless innings at Futures.

The Position Players

Bryce Reagan, 2018 switch-hitting corner infielder who is committed to Texas. The game has elevated as he is physically starting to fill out . The bat and body have life. A really good looking prospect.

Jake Gustin, 2018 left-handed hitting middle infielder who choose Bryant for his degree. The bat and instincts have improved so much in the last year that it is scary. I love his temperment for the game.

Cody Morissette, left-handed hitting middle infielder has legit game to his name. The bat has as simple path, the frame will fill and he can defend. Quite possibly the best sleeper in New England, going to Boston College.

Dillon Lifrieri, a right-handed hitting outfielder from Wilton, was the MVP of the Future Games. Committed to South Carolina this past fall, has three above average tools in power, speed and his throwing arm. The power is above average to all fields, could be a solid draft next year.

Jimmy Sullivan, from Wethersfield, another Future Game participant. Is a long and lengthy athlete. The speed is a big time tool, shows to have leverage in the swing, needs to smooth out some things, timing needs to be better, once he figures this out, game will be elevated. The tools are there to be a big time player at the college level.

Daniel Fallacaro, a fast twitch athlete from Fairfield Prep. Attended the Future Games as a catcher, had pop times of 1.90, feet, transfer are very quick, very athletic back there. The swing is balanced throughout, makes solid contact, as he gets stronger and physically matures the ability to drive it to the alleys should emerge.

Matt Donlan, a right-handed hitting catcher, from Guilford. The arm is big from the chute, clocked at 81 mph, throws are downhill and on the bag. Invited to the Future Games, had a prior obligation, is huge follow.