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Recruiting Roundup November 13

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

Every Friday National Scouting Supervisor Nathan Rode provides a roundup of insider recruiting information and commitments throughout the PBR coverage area: The Buzz. CLICK HERE to take a look at this weeks National Buzz. With that in mind, lets take an in depth look at the Maryland and area prospects who have committed to colleges recently with detailed scouting information when applicable.

Spencer Courtney RHP Northern 2016
Anne Arundel CC

Damon Edwards OF Annapolis 2016
8.4.15 - Athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 180, pounds.  Has active feet in the outfield and plays thru the ball well. Has a longer arm action, throwing from a high three-quarter arm angle.  Throws were accurate and threw slightly uphill. Hands were clean along with exchange.  Outfield velocity of 74 mph.  Hits from an athletic setup.  Has a level swing path with average bat speed.  Show balance in swing and a nice foundation at the plate.  Exit velocity of 78 mph.  Ran a 7.19 60-yard dash.

Michael Marralle C Century 2018
Old Dominion
Old Dominion University made some noise in the state of Maryland after getting a commitment from Michael Marrale, a 6-1, 170-pound switch-hitting catcher out of Century HS. Marrale projects very well behind the plate with his soft hands and receiving ability. His athletic lean frame has room to fill out and offensively shows promise from both sides plate with more power potential from the right side.

Colton Repp C Saint James 2016
Fairmont State
10.25.15 �?? Athletic frame with some length at 6-foot-3, 183-pounds.  Hits from an athletic set up.  Small load with short leg kick to balance. Has a level swing path with some extension.  Shows some bat speed. Consistently gets barrel on the ball. Some lower half usage, could get more. Exit velocity of 80 mph (best is 82 on 6.24). Receives from solid base behind the plate. Shows nice hip control in blocking.  Has a clean exchange with a short arm action, throwing from a high three-quarter arm angle.  Shows a catcher velocity of 73 mph.  Pop time got as low as 2.02. Ran a 7.57 60-yard dash.

Bryce Ruppenthal RHP Williamsport 2016
Fairmont State

Matthew Smith OF Parkside 2016

6.30.15 - Put together with room for more at 6-foot-2 200-pounds.  Hits from a balanced set up with a high leg kick. Short bat path with fast bat speed. Has good balance in swing. Line drive type hitter with power and 90 mph exit velocity. Strong.  From the outfield has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm angle.  Throws from the outfield were at 71 mph. throws were accurate and consistent.  Projects better as first basemen in college. As he increases his footwork and agility, very interesting prospect with some power potential.

Jordan Tapley RHP Smithsburg 2016
Fairmont State
10.25.15 �?? Athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Throws from a high three quarter arm angle with sound arm action and quick arm speed. Nice hip load and good balance throughout delivery. Shows nice lower half usage. Could get more backside drive to clear hips over front side. Shoulders stay square, is in line to plate. Pitches with some effort. Fastball has gradual run to the pitch up to 85 mph. When gets more in front, starts to get sink as well. Breaking ball has 12/6 action at 69 mph. Changeup is a plus pitch with late life and dive to the pitch at 77 mph.

Jack Roberts SS St. John's (DC) 2017
Elon University
Maryland Top Prospect Games Participant
6.30.15 - Athletic frame at 6-foot-1 185-pounds. Hits from a slightly open set up with nice rhythm throughout his swing.  Simple load and short stride gets to balanced hitting position.  Short swing path with fast bat speed and some extension. Line drive type hitter with power potential. Fluid actions in the field, with a short and quick arm actions throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Throws were consistent with some carry across the diamond at 80 mph. Soft hands with a clean exchange.  Ran a 4.55 home to first and had an exit velocity of 82. Excellent approach and patience at the plate. Solid foundation in this player. Project to be more of a third baseman. A 2017 to keep an eye on.