Prep Baseball Report

PBR Limited Series: University of Scranton (16U Preview)

Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The 2nd of two Pennsylvania PBR Limited Series tournaments for the summer of 2019 kicks off this Friday (July 19th) with eight teams participating in a round robin format over the course of three days at the Quinn Athletic Complex on the campus of the University of Scranton. 

Four 16U teams get tournament action started, with each playing two games on Friday. The 16U teams will wrap up play Saturday morning with 17U teams playing a single game Saturday afternoon and a pair of games each on Sunday.

Today we preview the rosters and a handful of the talented prospects from each team scheduled to participate at the 16U level. A live scout blog will run each day of the tournament with scouting notes and scoring updates for all 12 games in the tournament.



Friday, July 19

   Team All*American 2021s vs. Bucks County Generals 2021s
11:30am Team All*American 2021s vs. Northeast Pride 2021s
2:00pm   Bucks County Generals 2021s vs. Baseball Performance Center
4:30pm   Northeast Pride 2021s vs. Baseball Performance Center 

Saturday, July 20

9:00am   Bucks County Generals 2021s vs. Northeast Pride 2021s 
11:30am Team All*American 2021s vs. Baseball Performance Center
2:00pm   Bucks County Generals 2020s vs. Northeast Pride 2020s
4:30pm   Gutsie Sports Academy Gatorz vs. Keystone State Bombers 17U

Sunday, July 21

9:00am   Northeast Pride 2020s vs. Keystone State Bombers 17U  
11:30am Northeast Pride 2020s vs. Gutsie Sports Academy Gatorz
2:00pm   Bucks County Generals 2020s vs. Keystone State Bombers 17U
4:30pm   Bucks County Generals 2020s vs. Gutsie Sports Academy Gatorz


Team All*American


Team All AmericanOne of the most competitive organizations in Western Pennsylvania will boast a deep roster of uncommitted prospects. A trio of Team All*American players (SS Andrew Muraco, SS Alex Gabauer and RHP Michael Kilker) will participate in the upcoming PBR Future Games as members of Team Pennsylvania at the end of the month. Kilker is making his second appearance in a Team PA uniform, having participated in 2018 as well.

Catcher Landon DiBeradin, outfielders Phil Fox and Evan Lewis, SS/OF Aidan Masters and `1B Tim Quinn have also all shown college level ability at previous PBR events. Masters participated as a member of the Team PA 14U roster at the 2018 PBR Junior Future Games.

Full Roster


Bucks county generals 2021s


BucksCounty Baseball

Quickly becoming one of the most respected travel programs in the state, the Bucks County Generals continue to help develop college caliber prospects on a yearly basis.

The 2021 roster is filled with college caliber prospects, all of which are currently uncommitted. RHP Daniel Errigo, a 6-foot-4 power arm has been up to 85 mph this summer and catcher Evin Sullivan will be participating as a member of Team PA in the PBR Future Games in two weeks time.

OF/RHP Danny Ciotti and catcher Andrew Whinney have also impressed at summer PBR events in 2019. Add in RHP Alex Estrada who was up to 87 mph at the Generals Scout Day this winter and college coaches will have plenty to take a look at during the Generals three games of action.


Northeast Pride 2021s


One of the top programs in Northeast Pennsylvania will bring a roster loaded with talented prospects from both Pennsylvania and New York.

Look for 2023 RHP/SS Joseph Curreri to make a big impression. The underclassman put together an impressive performance earlier this summer at the PBR New York State Games.

 C Nicholas Badillo (No. 11), 3B/RHP Russell Hunter (No. 24), RHP/C Brendan Kenneally (No. 25), 3B David Bernard (No. 28), RHP VIncent Fraterrigo (No. 36) and 3B/RHP Kyle DeCresce (No. 50) give the Pride six prospects currently ranked in the top 50 spots of the New York Class of 2022.


Baseball Performance Center (NJ)


BPCOne of the top baseball specific training centers on the east coast annually produces multiple college commitments. The 16U roster that will compete in this event is filled with plenty of college hopefuls.

RHP/SS Chase Petty is currently ranked No. 1 in the New Jersey Class of 2021 and tops at 92 mph off the mound.

Look for RHP Brady Betts and LHP Matt Nunan (No. 12 and No. 36 respectively) to also turn some heads. Both are capable of running their fastballs into the upper 80s. RHP Frankie Wright (No. 28) also will sit in the mid-80s.

LHP Jackson Vanesko (No. 49) will also be an arm to keep an eye on. While he doesn't have the eye popping velocity the 6-foot-4, 185-pounder has a projectable frame that should continue to add strength.

2022 RHP Tom Finnegan should also make a big impression. The underclassman stands 6-foot-7, 190-pounds and sits in the low 80s currently.

OF Shane Solari (No. 35), C Louis Levari (No. 87) and OF Clayton Sands (No. 96) should be a trio of position players to keep an eye on. OF Trevor Cohen is currently No. 10 in the New Jersey Class of 2022.

2022 SS Ryan Weingartner impressed last month at the PBR Limited Series at Lebanon Valley College while participating with the South Jersey Hawks.



2019 Western PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/23 Historic Pullman Park (Butler, PA)
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 LakePoint
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations) PA 09/07 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy