Unsigned Senior Games: Quick Hits


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Over 30 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, and Virginia participated in this year's Unsigned Senior Games at McCurdy Field. 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. Below are scout notes and video captured from the event on twenty top performers. 

 

PITCHERS

 

Reed Adams RHP Dundalk 2021
Athletic, lean frame with some projection at 5’11’’, 187 pounds. Showed quick arm speed through release throwing with short arm action from a mid three-quarter slot. Showed confidence to attack hitters and loose, un-phased demeanor on the mound. Fastball sat 77-81 mph and touched 83 mph. Breaking ball showed both 11/5 and 12/6 shape at 66-69 mph.

 

Brian Ferreira RHP Huntingtown 2021
Athletic 5’10”, 190 pound frame. Competes with confidence on the mound and pounds the zone with three-pitches. One of the more polished arms at the event with a nice idea of how to work hitters. Throws with shorter arm action from a low three-quarters slot. Creates quick arm speed through release with a quick delivery to the plate. Fastball sat 82-83 mph and touched 85 mph with late arm-side run. Was forced to pitch a majority out of the stretch due to some errors in the field behind him. Breaking ball showed short, tight 11/5 and 12/6 shape at 70-72 mph and change-up had slight fade at 74-75 mph.

 

Kai Hardesty RHP Linganore 2021
Solid body type and 6’3’’, 245 pound frame. Throws downhill with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter, near over the top slot. Controlled wind-up and delivery. Worked both sides of the plate with a two-pitch mix. Fastball sat 78-81 mph, breaking ball was big with two shapes, 11/5 and 12/6 at 67-69 mph.

 

Ayden Shadle LHP Catoctin 2021
Projectable 6’3’’, 195 pound frame. Attacked both sides of the plate with the fastball and showed feel for the breaking ball as an out pitch. Controlled wind-up and delivery working downhill and over the front side. Clean hand separation and throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. Fastball showed slight arm-side run at 76-79 mph and touched 80 mph. Breaking ball was 70-73 mph with more 8/2 sweeping shape across the zone and also mixed in a split-finger at 71-73 on occasion.

 

Jack Surdez RHP Frederick 2021
Strong build and 6’1’’, 180 pound frame. Controlled wind-up and smooth downhill delivery. Creates quick arm speed through release. Long arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot. Gets down hard over the front side with a full finish. Fastball sat 79-82 and touched 83 mph with slight arm-side run at times. Breaking ball showed more gradual 11/5 shape at 69-71 mph and change-up had late fade at 73-74 mph. Another arm with some polish and upside.

 

Cade Williams RHP Nandua (VA) 2021
Athletic 5’11’’, 155 pound frame with room to add strength. Works quick and pounds the zone with confidence. Worked both sides of the plate and mixed it up well keeping hitters off balance at the plate. Gets to a tall balance point with uphill shoulder tilt and showed some arm speed through release. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot. Fastball sat 71-81 mph and breaking ball was 68-69 mph with 11/5 shape. Not going to over-power many hitters but know how to pitch, throws strikes, and as previously mentioned; mixes pitches well.

 

 

TWO-WAYS

 

Andrew Leginze OF/RHP La Plata 2021
Athletic, 5’9”, 140 pound frame. Solid all-around player. Pitches from the stretch with a quick kick-out stride and delivery to the plate. Throws with long, loose arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot. Pounded the zone working ahead in the count with confidence. Used both sides of the plate and showed feel for the off-speed as out pitches. Fastball sat 77-79 mph, breaking ball was 65-67 mph with 11/5 shape, and change-up was 66-69 mph. Consistent middle of the field line drive approach from both sides of the plate. Stays within and showed nice feel for the barrel and some occasional pop recording a 90 mph exit velo per TrackMan. 

 

 

Tyler Quade 3B/RHP Chopticon 2021
5'9", 170 pound frame with strength. Short, compact swing from the left side of the plate. Middle to pull-side line drive approach with some pop. Consistent approach with feel for the barrel. Recorded a 91 mph exit velo per TrackMan during BP. Solid defensively at the corner and also showed some two-way ability on the mound. Mixes deliveries to mess with hitters timing and also throws from multiple slots. Fastball sat 78-80 mph and touched 81 mph. Off-speed offerings included: breaking ball at 64-65 mph, change-up at 66-68 mph, and knuckleball at 65-66 mph. 

 

 

 

POSITION PLAYERS

 

Simon Abdullah OF/SS Hodgson Vo Tech (DE) 2021
Speedy, athletic, hard nosed player. Smooth, rhythmic type back load with quick hands and fast bat speed through contact. Really nice gap-to-gap line drive approach with a solid feel for the barrel. Consistent loud contact producing a 90 mph exit velo per TrackMan. Athletic, fundamental footwork in the outfield with a strong arm that showed carry. Also ran a 7.01 60 yard time. 

 

Adrian Auber OF/SS Century 2021
Auber showcases a strong, athletic frame with a quick swing at the dish and a consistent, smooth back load. Gets the foot down early and attacks the ball with intent. Stays short to the ball with extension past contact. Showcases his athleticism in the outfield with a quick first step. 

 

Matthew Best OF/2B Good Counsel 2021
Really impressed in all three phases. Strong, athletic, projectable 5'11'', 165 pound frame and really nice gap-to-gap line drive approach. Produces excellent lower half involvement with solid extension through contact. Present pop to the alleys with a 97 mph exit velocity per TrackMan. Can really run it down in the outfield showing off his 7.04 60 time and a strong arm (83 mph OF velo). 

 

Charlie Canapp C/OF North Harford 2021
Strong, physical body type with a solid feel for the barrel. Barrels up the ball consistently with present pull side pop, registering a 91 mph exit velocity per TrackMan during BP. Hits from an open, balanced stance with quick hands through the zone. Controls the game well behind the dish and showed a quick catch and release (1.93-2.04 pop times).

 

Frank Dickenson OF/C Linganore 2021
Really like the versatility projection from Dickenson at the next level. Showcases quick hands at the dish with a short, compact swing. Keeps his hands inside the ball really well, barreling up balls to the gaps consistently. Quick, fundamental footwork in the outfield with a strong, accurate arm.

Drew Durrington OF/2B Good Counsel 2021
Athletic frame with quick hands and a smooth, consistent back load. Controlled approach with a repeatable whippy type swing and attacks the ball with intent. Produces strong lower half involvement with excellent balance throughout the swing. Solid middle of the field, gap-to-gap approach. Athletic, fundamental footwork in the outfield with a strong, accurate arm registering an 82 mph outfield velo. Also shows advanced speed with a 6.75 60 yard time.

 

Tristan Shoendienst 3B/1B Archbishop Curley 2021
Schoendist put on a show during his BP rounds. Showcases quick bat speed through the zone with excellent balance throughout. Stays behind the ball well with present pop to the gaps and alleys. Consistent loud contact, registering a 94 mph exit velocity per TrackMan. Quick, active feet at the hot corner creating momentum through the ball. Strong, accurate throws to the target that showed some carry.   

 

Evan Slaybaugh SS/2B Rising Sun 2021
Interesting athletic switch-hitting middle infielder. Really like the smooth, athletic stroke at the dish. Stays on the ball well with a solid middle of the field approach. Keeps his hands inside with quick twitchy actions and consistent barrel awareness. Fundamental footwork in the field with range side to side.

 

Jackson Sowers III 1B/OF Rising Sun 2021
Big time juice produced by Sowers III at the dish. Uses his big, physical 6’2”, 205 pound frame effectively with quick hands and excellent extension through contact. Ball jumps off the bat with present gap-to-gap pop and consistent barrel control. Showcases his athleticism with a 7.22 60 yard time and quick, fundamental footwork in the field. Versatile defender with a strong arm from the outfield and at the corner infield positions.

 

Zach Stanley C/2B Colonel Richardson 2021
Athletic body type with quick hands through contact. Attacks the ball with intent, using a smooth back load and quick, whippy type swing. Line drive, gap-to-gap approach and stays on the ball well. Athletic footwork behind the dish and smothers the ball in the dirt well. Quick catch and release with a 1.98 - 2.02 pop times.

 

Alexander Terry-Emanuel 2B/3B Heights 2021
Strong, athletic body type with consistent loud contact during his BP rounds. Quick hands and fast bat speed as the ball jumps off the bat with an exit velocity of 101 mph per TrackMan. Stays on the ball well with solid hip torque and excellent extension through contact. Versatile defender with a strong, accurate arm and smooth, clean actions.

 

Ryan Yammarino 3B/2B Thomas Johnson 2021
Athletic, strong body type with power potential to the gaps and alleys. Smooth, quick hands through the zone with a short, compact swing. Ball jumps off the bat consistently with a solid middle to pull side approach. Quick, active feet at the hot corner with soft hands and accurate throws that showed some carry.  

 

 

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