Maryland Scout Blog: McDonogh & Gilman


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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McDonogh


Everett Cooper SS McDonogh 2022 (Alabama)

Extremely athletic switch-hitting middle infielder. Starts pretty similarly from both sides of the plate in a balanced, slightly crouched, open stance. Small leg kick and cocks hands some from the left side good some separation. Short to the ball with a slightly uphill swing path. Great extension and two-handed finish. Higher leg kick load from the right side with the same more uphill swing path. Stays behind the ball well and showed quick hands and fast bat speed through the zone. Does a really nice job with his head and stays on the ball well through contact. Went 2-for-2 in the ballgame with a single, a double, a walk, a stolen base, and scored two runs. Exciting player to watch at the plate with electric speed down the line and on the base paths. Works through the ball at shortstop with active feet and smooth, clean actions. Fields the ball out in front funneling to the chest and squares shoulders early to the target at first base. High motor in the field with range and also showed a smooth double play feed to second base and quick, clean transfers. 

 

Austin Gemmill RHP McDonogh 2022
Strong, solid body type. Started the game on the bump for McDonogh against Gilman. Worked 4 innings allowing two earned runs on five hits, four walks, and struck out three. Fastball sat 77-79 mph and mixed in a big 11/5 breaking ball at 66-68 mph. Throws downhill from a high three-quarter slot falling off the mound slightly to the first base side. Clean separation and long arm action. Lands in-line with home plate and showed some arm speed through release. 

 

Evan Marcinko LHP McDonogh 2021
Strong, athletic body type with some length. Came in relief in the game against Gilman working two innings surrendering two runs on two hits, one walk, and struck out two. Fastball sat 82-84 mph with some cut action and breaking ball showed big 11/5 shape and sharp break at 69-70 mph. Starts from a closed stretch position creating rhythm by rocking slightly back and forth. Controlled leg kick into a compact balance point. Throws with shorter arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot. Gets down hard off the rubber in delivery with an athletic, complete finish over his front side. 

 

Kyle Whitaker RHP/3B McDonogh 2020 (New Jersey Tech)
Big, strong, physical frame. Pitched in relief for one inning against Gilman recording a clean frame striking out two of the three batters he faced. Fastball sat 82-84 and touched 85 mph. Mixed in a 65-68 mph breaking ball with 11/5 shape and a 70 mph change-up. Throws from the stretch with a high leg kick and quarter cork-screw turn. Gets to a compact balance point with a smooth kick out delivery down the mound. Lands square to the plate throwing with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. Started the game at third base and hit clean-up. Squared a ball up right to the shortstop for an RBI late. Physical strength and power is certainly present. 


 

 

Gilman


Casey Bishop SS Gilman 2021 (Towson)

Athletic body type and hits from a balanced, square stance at the plate. Short to the ball with a more level swing path. Stays on the ball well and made good adjustments throughout the game. Good balance throughout the swing and went 1-for-2 with a base-hit, a walk, and a sac-fly to drive in a run. Did a really nice job staying back on an off-speed pitch in his first at-bat driving it hard back up the middle for a single. Plays loose in the field with quick feet and works through the ball fielding it out in front from an athletic base. Presents the glove early and showed quick, clean exchanges on double play feeds. 

 

Gabriel Gonzales RHP/INF Gilman 2020
Smaller frame, athletic body type. Came on in relief in the sixth inning working two innings to pick up the save. Surrendered one run on two hits and struck out two as well. Pitches from the stretch in a crouched position. Short, compact leg kick and long kick-out stride down the mound. Lands in-line with home plate throwing with long arm action from a side arm angle. Fastball sat 71-72 mph and breaking ball showed late bite and some 10/4 shape at 65-67 mph. 

 

Danny Rosenfield LHP Gilman 2020 (Davidson)
Tall, lanky, athletic south-paw. Started the game on the mound for Gilman in their game against MIAA foe McDonogh. Went five innings strong and picked up the win. Allowed one run on three hits, one walk, and struck out six along the way. Pounded the one all afternoon with an 82-83 mph fastball that showed plus arm-side run. Also mixed in a tight 11/5 breaking ball at 67-70 mph keeping hitters off balance. Short, side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a compact balance point. Smooth, fluid stride and delivery. Long, loose arm action throwing form a mid three-quarter slot with easy effort. Repeats his mechanics well and also did a nice job fielding his position.

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