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MD Preseason All-State II Superlatives: Best Fastball


Jamie Naill Jr
Maryland Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Maryland continued the preseason event circuit with our Maryland Preseason All-State II at Absolute Sports Performance in Abingdon, Maryland on February 18th. Over 50 players from Maryland and Delaware participated in a pro-style workout that included batting practice, defense, 30-yard dash and threw bullpens in front of our Mid-Atlantic staff. Click the links below to view the full stat release from the event.

MD Preseason All-State II Stat Release

We now turn our attention to superlatives. This week, we will highlight top players throughout a plethora of offensive, defensive and pitching categories. Kicking off our superlatives coverage is a look at 12 players who showcased the Best Fastball. This list does not simply identify the best velocity, however highlights the best fastballs backed by our TrackMan data. 



Brycen Altland

Class of 2026 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 2026 US Elite Mid Atlantic / US Elite National
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Bryce Bauer

Class of 2025 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Havre de Grace
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite 2025 Mid Atlantic - Maryland
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Eric Benner

Class of 2026 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Severna Park High
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: USA Prime Northeast Scout 16U
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Luke Brunner

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Thomas S. Wootton
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Wow Factor - G's Lions 2025 17U
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Avik Cherry

Class of 2027 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Broadneck High
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite 2027 Mid Atlantic & National
  • Height: 5-6
    Weight: 135lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jamon Dick

Class of 2024 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Frederick Douglass
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Elite National 2024
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Lee Gisriel

Class of 2026 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Sherwood
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Sandy Spring Falcons 16U
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Matthew Kunst

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Thomas S. Wootton
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves National 17U
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Hunter Layhew

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Archbishop Curley
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite Mid Atlantic 2024
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 191lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Pierce Quinn

Class of 2026 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 2026 US Elite Scout
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Bodhi Samson

Class of 2026 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Broadneck High
    State: MD
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 172lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Wells Twining

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Walt Whitman
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Mid-Atlantic Red Sox
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R