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Rawlings Prospect Fall Day: Results Released

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director


On Sunday, September 11, the Rawlings Prospects organization ran a Fall Day at their home facility in Millersville, MD. Over 60 players went through a pro-style workout in front of the PBR Scouting staff as they prepare to enter the fall season. Here are some of our notes and observations on the day.

Rawlings has plenty of talent within the organization and plenty of familiar faces to the PBR staff once again impressed during the day.

Future Games participants Brandon Cook and Nick Hopkins again had solid workouts on the day with both players getting personal bests on the day in the 60-yard dash. Both athletes were sub 6.8-seconds on the 60 with Cook running a 6.65 on the day and Hopkins checking in at 6.75. Both players also ran 4.1 home-to-first times. Cook again showed off his raw ability and arm strength getting 89 mph from the outfield on his throws and was showing nice development at the plate with a focus on getting his hands in a stronger position in his load. Cook also topped out at 85 mph on the mound showing more consistency on the breaking ball with late action and has begun to work with a split change that should develop into a nice third pitch.  Hopkins again showed smooth actions in the infield with an 84 mph velocity across the diamond. He as well has continued to show impressively his switch hitting ability at the plate and is looking like an impressive switch-hitting prospect in the middle.

It had been almost a year since the last time we had the chance to lock in on 2018 Colin Taeschner, and he has shown much improvement and development over the summer. Taeschner pitched 84-85 mph on the day topping out at 86 on the mound and is beginning to nicely fill out his strong, durable frame. Taeschner also displayed nice rhythm at the plate from the left side with a nice left handed stroke and power potential.

Uncommitted 2017 Nick Torroella showed off 87 mph velocity from the outfield and ran a 6.88 60-yard dash and looks to be an interesting option for a team looking for an athletic outfield option.

There were also plenty of new faces to impress on the day, the first of which was young RHP 2019 Marty Sawyers. Sawyers has a nice durable fame with a free arm action and pitched with easy effort up to 82 mph and looks to have plenty in the tank as he continues to devlop. His breaking ball showed nice shape and rotation on the pitch and could develop into a put-away type pitch.


Peter Godrick, younger brother of Fordham freshmen and Archbishop Spalding 2016 Billy Godrick, has a compact strong frame great first step quickness while running a 6.67 60-yard dash. Godrick displayed a strong swing at the plate with 88 mph exit velocity…Darius Gilliam is an intriguing raw player running a 6.65 with an equally impressive 4.05 home-to-first. There is still some cleaning up to do as he develops, but Gilliam has an interesting skill set and should develop…2020 Clay Wargo again impressed behind the dish with his receiving ability and made accurate throws to second in the 1.95-2.05 ranger during the workout…Dhane Blair, younger brother of Millersville freshmen LHP Chris Blair, is an interesting outfielder running a 6.95 60-yard dash and showing quick hands at the plate as he fills out his compact frame…Timmy Pyne moved well and handled the bag at first base and is an interesting option from the left side at the palte with some pull side power potential…Keep an eye on Jalen March, a left-handed hitting talent with strong hands at the plate. He has some work to do with his lower half and rhythm, but the hands worked and could show some power potential…