Northwestern PA/WV Well Represented at Junior Future Games

Dan Williams
Western PA Director of Scouting


August 2nd through 5th, PBR Pennsylvania took a select team of players from the 12U, 13U and 14U age groups to represent Pennsylvania at the PBR Junior Future Games at Grand Park in Indianapolis, IN.

Participants were given the unique opportunity of competing against other top-level players while representing their respective state in a high-level atmosphere.

All players had been hand selected and invited by the PBR Staff through a series of trials events over the past six months.

This one-of-a-kind event included individual workouts and a 4-game guarantee with single elimination bracket play determining a champion in each age group.

The event kicked off with a showcase on Thursday, August 2nd. During the state-specific showcase each age group interacted with their State Director and ran through a pro-style workout where stats and information were collected and stored in each player's profile. A video of the workout was edited and has been posted in each players profile as well

The PBR Junior Future Games ran from August 2nd - 5th (Thursday-Sunday) in conjunction with the PBR Future Games.The Future Games featured the top uncommitted players in the Class of 2020 and 2021 from across the Prep Baseball Report’s 35+ state coverage area. It again lived up to it's billing as one of the most highly recruited events of the summer attracting more than 250 college coaches from across the country.

As Scouting Director of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, today, I highlight some of the outstanding measurables posted by participants from those areas. As is evident in the complete Jr. Future positional and pitching results, all prospects did an outstanding job of representing our area. 

Dan SnyderCameron WilliamsonAnthony Miller
Peyton JacksonLuke Costello

Class of 2022

Dan Snyder, SS/RHP, McDowell
The already physical incoming freshmen presents as a two way prospect. However, his arm strength was the tool that placed him among the elite. Snyder's 82 mph positional velocity throw across the infield ranked him in a tie for third amongst all 2022 attendees. He also stepped on the mound and cracked the top ten in maximum fastball velocity, tying for eighth at 83 mph.
Cameron WIlliamson, C/RHP, Harborcreek
Like Snyder, Williamson flashed an advanced two way skill set. His multiple tool abilities translated to solid contributions on the bump, behind the plate and at the dish for team PA. While a registered bat exit velocity of 85 mph and maximum fastball velocity of 81 mph both compared favorably to 2022 participants, it was Williamson's out of the crouch catching velocity that was most impressive. The freshmen to be's 76 mph throw tied for 5th among his peers.

Class of 2023

Anthony Miller, 3B/RHP, New Castle
Miller flashed advanced for his age skills in multiple facets of the game. Defensively, the young third basemen made several standout plays demonstrating soft hands, active feet and solid arm strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter generated loud contact highlighted by a long home run to deep left center field against team Oklahoma. Standout measurables included a 78 mph maximum fastball velocity and an 85 mph bat exit velocity both of which ranked in the top ten amongst 2023 attendees.
Peyton Jackson, 1B/RHP, Boyd County, KY
Jackson shows considerable physical maturity at an early age. Participating in the 12U age group as a class of 2023, he registered the fifth highest maximum fastball velocity of all 2023 participants at 79 mph. Although early size and strength are of obvious benefit at this time, Jackson also demonstrates soft hands and nimble feet around the first base bag that along with his posted bat exit velocity of 81 mph should allow him to continue to develop into a solid all around player.

Class of 2024

Luke Costello, 3B/RHP, Cathedral Prep
Costello, stood out amongst the youngest age group participants. He is physically advanced for his age. However, he also demonstrated soft hands, agility and swing mechanics that should allow him to continue to excel as his peers catch up physically. The primary third basemen posted the fourth highest bat exit velocity in his class at 81 mph.

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