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MD Preseason All-State II Superlatives: Best Hit Tool


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PBR Maryland hosted its annual Preseason All-State Session II Showcase at the D-Bat Facility in Gaithersburg this past Saturday. Over 100 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, Virginia, D.C., and Pennsylvania participated in a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland and Mid-Atlantic staff. Today, we continue our Superlatives series by analyzing top performers across a variety of categories. 

 

Most Projectable Athletes





 


Eric Braica

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Stephen Decatur High
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: DCP 2024 national
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R






 


Casey Carpenter

Class of 2025 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Wow Factor National / Gs Lions 2025
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 189.6lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 



Ethan Carboni

Class of 2024 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Walt Whitman
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Virginia Stars
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

 


Hunter Chambers

Class of 2024 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Combine Academy
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves 17u Platinum
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



Fredy Diaz Jr.

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Middletown
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: MA Red Sox
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Clayton Dorsey

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Westminster
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite 2024 National
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 



Braeden Ford

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: South River
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Canes 17u North Prime
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 




Wyatt Hellens

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Sussex Central (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: East Coast Royals
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



 

 


Logan Helser

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Clear Spring
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: East Coast Royals 17U
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



 


Bryce Hendricks

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Delmar (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: East Coast Royals
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Miguel Herb

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Caravel Academy (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags Anchor Down
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

 

 

Gage Joseph

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Cape Henlopen (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves
  • Height: 0-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

 

Owen Knerr

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Stephen Decatur
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: East Coast Royals 17u
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




AJ Kolb

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Stephen Decatur
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves 17U Platinum Prospects
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

 

Ryan McLaughlin

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Stephen Decatur
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: East Coast Royals
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 



Colby Moran

Class of 2023 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Middletown
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Elite Baseball National Academic Team
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



 

 

Joey Nicholson

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Middletown
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic Redsox 17u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

 

 

Ryan Perry

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Calvert Hall
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: East Coast Royals
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 


Will Rhine

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Wow Factor National
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

 

 

Joaquin Rodriguez-Costa

Class of 2025 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Sussex Central (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: DCP National 2025
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




Nathan Rosner

Class of 2024 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Phillips Academy Andover
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: NE Expos
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L





Jacob Ruiz

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Archbishop Spalding
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: API Cavs 16u
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 163lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

 

Griffin Shirk

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Team XP
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L




Riley Smith

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Urbana
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic Dirtbags Anchor Down
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

 

Brady Thompson

Class of 2025 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Caravel Academy (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: Padres Scout Team
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L




Nicholas Torres

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Damascus
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



Jonathan Tyndall

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lake Forest (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: SC Bulldogs
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



 

 

 

 


Brandon Yoder

Class of 2024 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Dover (DE)
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: DCP Aces National 2024
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



 

 

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