Maryland Unsigned Senior Games: Middle Infield Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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This week we take one final look at the roster from our Maryland Unsigned Senior Games at Harford Community College. Today we continue with a full analysis of the middle infielders from the event. 

 

MARYLAND UNSIGNED SENIOR GAMES MIDDLE INFIELDERS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Justin Acal SS/2B Tuscarora 2019
Athletic, compact body type and 5-foot-6, 150 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic set-up and square stance at the plate. Smooth back load and nice lower half involvement. Gets good extension through contact and showed some bat speed. Short, level swing path and taller one-handed finish. Line drive type hitter with an exit velo of 85 mph. Went 1-for-3 in the game. Plays with active feet in the infield and showed smooth fielding actions. Funnels ball to belt with fluid footwork and clean exchanges. Short arm action throwing from a low-three-quarter slot at 79 mph. Showed the ability to make a wide range of plays and throw accurately from various arm angles. Ran a 7.12 60-yard dash. 

Alvin Carela SS/3B Archbishop Curley 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-7, 135 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance at the plate. Showed swings with both a high leg kick and a toe tap. Creates nice separation with good balance throughout the swing. Quick hands and some bat speed. Stays behind the ball well with some lower half involvement. Short, slightly uphill swing path with an exit velo of 77 mph. Line drive gap-to-gap type hitter. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield with active feet and soft hands. Showed smooth fielding actions, fluid footwork, and quick, clean exchanges. Short arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot at 76 mph. Ran a 7.44 60 yard dash.

Ethan Clifford 2B/SS Polytech (DE) 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-8, 150 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth back load and creates nice separation. Generates some lower half involvement. Short, level swing path and line drive type hitter. Athletic in the infield with soft hands and a clean exchange. Throws with short arm action from a high three-quarter slot at 69 mph. Ran a 7.77 60 yard dash.

Loy Hickmon SS/RHP St. John’s College 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-9, 160 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, square, pre-loaded stance. Quiet body with minimal movement at the plate. Showed quick hands, fast bat speed and some lower half involvement. Stays through and behind the ball well with good extension through contact. Short, level swing path and an exit velo of 81 mph. Gap-to-gap line drives type hitter. Went 1-for-3  with a double in the game and ran a 6.97 60-yard dash. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield. Quick footwork, soft hands, and a quick, clean exchange at shortstop. Shorter arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot at 82 mph across the diamond.

Kristopher Lotharp SS/OF Middletown (DE) 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-5, 145 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, open stance. Smooth back load and high leg kick. Nice separation and strong lower half involvement. Showed quick hands and fast bat speed with an exit velo of 78 mph. Short, level swing path. Gap-to-gap line drive type hitter with occasional pop. Very athletic and moves well in the infield. Plays through the ball with active feet, fluid footwork, soft hands and quick, clean exchanges. Long arm action throwing from the side at 76 mph. Ran a 6.83 60 yard dash.

Ferris McIlmail 2B/SS Urbana 2019
Athletic, compact body type and 5-foot-9, 155 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, open stance at the plate. Smooth back load and remains balanced throughout swing. Gets nice lower half involvement and showed quick hands. Shorter, slightly uphill swing path with an exit velo of 79 mph. Gap-to-gap type hitter with occasional pull-side power. Went 1-for-3 in the game squaring up a line drive to left field. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield with soft hands and a clean exchange. Made several nice plays during the game. Longer arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot at 80 mph. Also ran a 7.10 60-yard dash.

Marcus Richardson SS/2B Meade 2019
Athletic, compact body type and 5-foot, 150 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, open stance at the plate. Short back load with a leg kick. Quick hands and showed some bat speed. Short, direct, level swing path with an exit velo of 71 mph. Generates some lower half involvement. Line drive type hitter with occasional pop. Would like to see him finish his swing to allow for more lower half involvement. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield with soft hands. Plays with quick feet and showed quick, clean transfers. Throws with short arm action from a low three-quarter slot at 74 mph.  Ran a 7.45 60 yard dash.

Jason Rodriguez SS/2B Edgewood 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-8, 147 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance at the plate. Quiet approach with a small leg kick load. Showed quick hands and fast bat speed. Generates some lower half involvement. Short, direct, slightly uphill swing path and 69 mph exit velo. Line drive type hitter. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield with soft hands and active feet. Smooth actions and sets up well to the ball. Throws with short arm action from a low three-quarter slot at 72 mph. Ran a 7.25 60 yard dash.

Nico Santoro SS/2B John Carroll 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-11, 170 pound frame with room to grow. Hits from a balanced, athletic, open stance at the plate. Quiet body and minimal movement. Short stride and strong lower half involvement. Showed fluid rhythm and stays behind the ball well. Short, level swing path with an exit velo of 86 mph. Gap-to-gap line drives type hitter. Athletic in the middle infield and plays through the ball with soft hands and an extremely quick transfer. Quick first step and throws with short arm action from a high three-quarter slot at 78 mph. Also ran a 7.13 60-yard dash. 

Hayden Snelsire RHP/2B Stephen Decatur 2019
Long, lanky, athletic body type and 6-foot-2, 180 pound frame with room to fill out. Hits from a balanced, athletic, square stance at the plate. Smooth back load and high leg kick for timing. Creates nice separation and stay behind the ball well with some lower half involvement. Showed some bat speed and good extension through contact. Short, level swing path with an exit velo of 77 mph. Line drive gap-to-gap type hitter. Plays through the ball in the infield with soft hands and quick footwork. Quick, clean exchanges throwing with shorter arm action from a low three quarter slot at 76 mph. Ran a 7.22 60 yard dash.

Tyler Stanley 2B/SS Colonel Richardson 2019
Athletic, compact body type and 5-foot-8, 157 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, square stance with a wide base at the plate. Smooth deep load into back side with a toe tap. Strong lower half involvement, quick hands, and fast bat speed. Attacks the baseball with intent. Stays behind the ball well with a short, level swing path. Exit velo was 80 mph and he went 2-for-3 in the game with a double to left field. Gap-to-gap type hitter with occasional pop. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield. Showed soft hands and clean exchange. Shorter arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot at 75 mph. Ran a 7.22 60-yard dash.

Xander Waddell SS/2B Old Mill 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 165 pound frame. Switch hitter and similar approach from both sides. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance. Smooth back load with a small leg kick. Stronger lower half from the left side with a short uphill swing path. Short and more of a level, slightly uphill swing path from the right side. Fluid rhythm and stays behind the ball well form both sides. Exit velo was 80 mph also from both sides. Gap-to-gap line drives type hitter with occasional pop. Plays the middle infield with active feet and soft hands. Athletic, moves well, and plays through the ball. Funnels ball to chest and showed a quick, clean exchange. Short arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot at 79 mph. Ran a 7.56 60-yard dash.

Aaron Winsker SS/RHP Hereford 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 165 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth back load and strong lower half involvement. Showed quick hands and fast bat speed. Short, level swing path with an exit velo of 82 mph. Gap-to-gap line drives type hitter with occasional pop. Went 1-for-2 in the game. Athletic and plays through the ball in the infield with fluid footwork, soft hands and a clean exchange. Longer arm action throwing form a high three-quarter slot at 82 mph. Ran a 7.19 60-yard dash.