Top Prospect Games II: Quick Hits


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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30 players from across the Old Line State, Pennsylvania, and Virginia participated in this year's Top Prospect Games II at Mount St. Mary's University. Players were put through a pro-style workout and played a simulated game in front of our PBR Maryland scouting staff with Trackman and Blast also on hand to record data. Today we spotlight ten of the top performers from the event. 

 

Top Prospect Games II TOP PERFORMERS

 

Keon Burkholder RHP St. John Neumann (PA) 2021

Athletic, projectable 6'3'', 175 pound frame. Up-tempo wind-up and delivery. Lands square to the plate and gets over front side with a more upright finish. Throws with long, loose, arm action with really quick arm speed from a mid three-quarter slot. Fastball sat 70-82 mph and touched 83 mph with more in the tank. Curveball ranged 69-74 mph and slider was 70-73 mph with 10/4 shape. 

 

Cody Furman C Gettysburg Area (PA) 2023

Strong, athletic 5'10'', 190 pound frame. Hits from an open stance at the plate and stays behind the ball well. Uphill swing path with extension through contact. Worked gap-to-gap during BP with easy power to the alleys. Recorded a 91 mph exit velocity per TrackMan and also showed a strong arm behind the dish. Was 76 mph on throws to second during the workout with pop times ranging 2.01-2.16. Also ran a 7.27 60-yard dash. 

 

E.J. Lowry SS/RHP St. John's Catholic Prep 2023

Athletic, projectable 5'11'', 160 pound frame. Hits from a slightly open stance at the plate with feet closer together. Attacks the ball from stance with a leg kick load. Stays short to the ball with extension through contact and strong, hard finish. Showed a solid middle of the field line drive approach with power present to the alleys. Recorded an 83 mph exit velocity per TrackMan. Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a compact slightly crouched balance position. Smooth stride down the mound landing in-line to the plate with a slightly upright finish. Throws with a full arm circle from a mid three-quarter slot. Creates quick arm speed and extension through release. Fastball sat 80-82 mph with late arm-side run. Breaking ball was tight with 10/4 shape at 70-7 1mph and change-up ranged 74-76 mph. 

 

Griffin Madden RHP Allegany 2023

Athletic, projectable 6'0'', 160 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall balance position. Smooth stride down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Gets over front side with a strong, athletic finish. Throws downhill with long, free arm action from a mid three-quarter slot with easy effort. Creates quick arm speed through release with extension. Fastball sat 80-82 mph and breaking ball was 70-72 mph with sharp 12/6 shape. 

 

Ryan McLaughlin SS Stephen Decatur 2023

Athletic, projectable 5'11, 150 pound frame with plenty of room still to grow and fill out. Works through the ball in the infield with active feet and quick, clean exchanges. Soft hands and advanced feel for the position. Arm was an event best 83 mph across the diamond. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate with a short load and toe tap in stride. Creates some hand separations and stays short to the ball with a more level swing path. Showed a very nice feel for the barrel during BP working gap-to-gap with some pop. Swing carried over to the game where he continued to make loud contact and show a solid line drive approach. Ran a 7.54 60-yard time and recorded an 84 mph exit velocity per TrackMan. 

 

Tyler Miles RHP Oakland Mills 2021

Long, athletic, projectable 6'4'', 200 pound frame. Have been waiting for him to make a jump velocity wise which he did and it was heavy. Fastball that sat 84-86 mph and touched both 87 and 88 mph. Change-up was 73-75 mph and slider sat 78-79 mph. Repeatable controlled wind-up and easy, smooth delivery. Lands in-line with the plate with a slightly upright finish. Throws with long arm action from a high thee-quarter slot with extension and quick arm speed through release. 

 

Chase Miller OF River Hill 2021

Strong, athletic, projectable 6'1'', 155 pound frame with still plenty of room to fill out. Began the day by blazing a 6.53 60-yard dash and backed it up with a really nice gap-to-gap line drive approach at the plate during BP and recorded an 80 mph arm velocity from the outfield. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate. Quiet load and short stride staying short to the ball with loose hands and quick bat speed through the zone. Slightly uphill swing path and showed present strength to both gaps with a feel for the barrel. Recorded an 87 mph exit velocity per TrackMan. 

 

Cody Rinehart SS/OF Boonsboro 2022

Strong, athletic, 5'10'', 170 pound frame. Hits from a slightly closed stance at the plate with a smooth back load and short stride. Uphill swing path with great extension through contact and strong lower half involvement. Showed quick hands and fast bat speed through the zone working gap-to-gap during BP with present strength to the alleys. Short to the ball and stays behind well with balance throughout the swing. Recorded an event best 95.7 mph peak exit speed and max distance of 340.8 feet per TrackMan. Ran a 6.87 60-yard time and was also 74 mph across the diamond in the infield. 

 

Evan Stefanovich OF Severna Park 2021

Athletic, 5'7'', 140 pound frame. Recorded an event best 83 mph arm velocity from the outfield. Ran a 7.38 60-yard time and hits from a balanced, open stance at the plate with a high leg kick load. Short to the ball with an uphill path with extension through contact. Engages lower half and stays behind the ball well. Made consistent loud contact during BP with a nice feel for the barrel. Easy, fluid swing with present pop. Recorded an 86 mph exit velocity per TrackMan. 

 

Michael Sweeney C Mount St. Joseph 2021

Strong, athletic, 5'9'', 170 pound frame. Hard-nosed, gritty backstop with a strong arm and quick, clean transfers behind the dish. Arm velocity was up to 78 mph with pop times ranging 2.01-2.15. Hits from an open stance at the plate and utilizes his strong lower half in the swing. Short, back load and small stride. Stays behind the ball well and is short to the ball with a slightly uphill swing path. Showed excellent balance throughout the swing and stays through the ball with head down at contact. Worked gap-to-gap during BP with present strength and power to the alleys. Recorded an 88 mph exit velocity per TrackMan and also ran a 7.37 60-yard dash. 

 

 

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