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Maryland Future Games Trials: Early Thoughts

Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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Wednesday’s Future Games Trials at the University of Maryland featured 43 players from across the state. The PBR Maryland scouting staff and college coaches from around the region got a first hand look of the Old Line state's future talent.

Below we have highlighted and broken down by recruiting class some of the top players from the event.


Top 2019's


Tyler Blittersdorf C / OF / John Carroll, MD / 2019

Blittersdorf had one of the best workouts on the day. The class of 2019 prospect demonstrated his versatility to play all over the field as he showed in the outfield, at third base, behind the plate, and on the mound. His pops averaged 2.07 (2.00 best) and were on the money all five times. At third base, he was smooth, showed good hands and had quick exchange. Even more impressive however was his two rounds of BP. Blittlersdorf hits from a wide stance using a leg kick for rhythm and timing. He has a more compact swing and does a nice job staying behind the ball. He is a line drive, gap to gap hitter with present pull-side power from the left side of the plate. Blittersdorf was also 77-80 on the mound topping at 82 mph with a 63-65 mph breaking ball with 11/5 shape, 72-74 mph change-up, and 70-71 mph 10/4 slider. 

Myles Janson RHP / OF / John Carroll, MD / 2019

Janson threw a nice bullpen sitting 80-82 topping out at 83 mph. Janson also filled up the zone with a 66-69 mph change-up with fade. A projectable frame at 6’5’’ 205 lbs. it’s easy to believe there is more in the tank.

Hunter Tipton RHP / 3B / John Carroll, MD / 2019

Tipton threw well in his bullpen sitting 78-81 with arm side run and some sink. He topped out at 82 mph and featured a 68-71 mph breaking ball with 10/4 shape, and 72-75 mph change-up with fade. 



Top 2020's


Bobby Duffy 3B / RHP / North Harford, MD / 2020

Duffy had a great Future Games Trials workout on Wednesday at the University of Maryland. The class of 2020 prospect showed very well at third base, at the plate, and on the mound. Duffy showed good hands at third with the ability to pick through the ball and a good arm (81 mph INF Velo). He took two really nice rounds of BP squaring several balls up to the gaps. He also showed some pull side power taking one out and a couple others came close. On the bump, Duffy was 80-82 topping at 83 mph with a 63-65 mph 11/5 shape breaking ball and 72-74 mph change-up with some dive. 

Charles Hafer OF / C / John Carroll, MD / 2020

Coming of a great Top Prospect Games, Hafer backed it up with another very nice Future Games Trials workout. At the plate, Hafer is aggressive and attacks the ball with a shorter compact swing. His hands and bat are quick (89 mph exit velo). Hafer took two nice rounds of BP hitting several line drives all over the field and showed some power to the gaps. He is also a versatile player defensively as he can catch and play the outfield. 

Christopher Hagan C / 2B / Gerstell Academy, MD / 2020

Hagan is an interesting class of 2020 prospect to keep and eye on. Behind the plate he threw and average pop of 2.09 and showed a very quick exchange. At the plate, Hagan is quiet and uses a leg kick to get his rhythm and timing. He attacks the ball with a more compact swing hitting several line drives and showing some power to the gaps.  

Ethan Ledig RHP / 3B / Leonardtown, MD / 2020

Ledig was 77-79 topping out at 81 mph with lots of arm side run. His arm is loose and he featured a 71-72 mph slider, 68-69 mph curveball, and 72-74 mph change-up during his bullpen at the Future Games Trials.

Ethan McCormick SS / RHP / Archbishop Spalding , MD / 2020

McCormick is athletic and plays the middle infield with active feet, good hands, and a strong arm (INF Velo: 78 mph). He attacks ground balls under control and sets up well with a solid base. McCormick showed the ability during the workout to make throws from several different arm angles. At the plate, McCormick stays quiet has good rhythm and balance. He took two solid rounds of BP stroking one line drive after another. There is some power in his bat now (Exit Velo: 85 mph) and that will really continue to increase as he gets stronger. On the mound, McCormick threw a ton on strikes and sat 81-82 mph in his bullpen with a 69-71 mph sweeping slider, and 74-77 mph heavy power change. Really exciting prospect in the 2020 class. 

Joe Radek OF / RHP / McDonogh, MD / 2020

Radek took two really nice rounds of BP at the Future Games Trials. He hit several lines drives and showed occasional power driving one 3/4 the way up the center field batter's eye at the University of Maryland. His 87 mph exit velo should continue to jump as he get bigger and stronger. 

Justin Reese OF / RHP / Gilman, MD / 2020

Reese was also impressive at the plate showing off at 97 mph Exit Velo. He has quick hands and a very quick bat showing power to the pull side taking three off the wall. Reese does a nice job of clearing his hips and turning on the middle - middle in pitches. Very interesting player to keep an eye on in the 2020 class. 

Kyle Whitaker 3B / RHP / McDonogh, MD / 2020

Whitaker took two show-stopping rounds of BP at Wednesdays Future Games Trials. He is already a big kid at 6’2’’ 225 lbs. with great strength at the plate (92 Exit Velo). He took three out and and several more were driven to the wall. Whitaker is quiet at the plate and uses a leg kick for rhythm and timing. His lower half is explosive and he has quick hands. Most of what he hit was to center field and pull side. Whitaker showed a strong arm at third base (85 mph INF Velo) and was 76-81 on the mound with a 62-65 mph breaking ball and 66-68 mph change-up with plus fade. Easily one of the top class of 2020 offensive prospects with a huge power upside. 



Top 2021's


James Michel 3B / RHP / Archbishop Curley, MD / 2021

Michel has a projectable frame at 6’3’’ 170 lbs. and showed good hands and smooth actions at third base during the Future Games Trials workout. He starts with a wide base at the plate and showed the ability to hit the ball to all fields during BP. Michel has a nice swing and showed some power to the gaps. More power is projected as he continues to fill out and get stronger. Michel was also 77-79 on the mound topping at 80 mph. His fastball has some arm side run and his breaking ball was 67-69 with 11/5 shape and late breaking action. Michel also threw a change-up at 72-74 with good dive and a 68-71 mph cutter. Lots to like from this 2021 prospect. 



Top 2022's


Austin May RHP / Linganore, MD / 2022

Much to like from this class of 2022 prospect. Already at 6’0’’, the weight will come. May threw a ton of strikes and has a really good feel for his pitches. They righty sat 71-72 mph with a 63-64 mph late breaking 12/6 shape curveball and a 66-70 mph change-up with good fade. 

Jordan Reiswig C / OF / Bel Air, MD / 2022

Reiswig showed in the outfield and behind the plate. From the outfield he hit 82 mph OF Velo and behind the plate he threw an average 2.13 pop (2.09 best). A very projectable frame at 6’2’’ 175 lbs., Reiswig is more of a line drive type hitter right now with occasional pop to the gaps. He creates good separation at the plate and really fires his lower half. There is more power in his bat and he will certainly be a fun one to watch.