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MD Preseason All-State II Superlatives: Speedsters


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. Continuing our superlatives coverage is a look at 15 players who showcased the top speed at the event. This list does not simply identify the best velocity, however highlights the best fastballs backed by our TrackMan data. 



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

 

Charlie Hartman

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Severna Park
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite Mid Atlantic 2025
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

 

Drew Jourdan

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite Mid Atlantic
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Caleb Lawson

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Gilman School
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic Dirtbags
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

 

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

 

Miguel Leon

Class of 2026 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 2026 US Elite Mid Atlantic
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Eli Livingston

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: St Paul's
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite Mid Atlantic 2026
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

 

Trent Lopez

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Bethesda-CC
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: U.S. Elite
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Cruz Luna

Class of 2026 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: ARCHBISHOP SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: API Cavs 16u
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

 

Austin McNair

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: McDonogh
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic Red Sox 16U 2026
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Nico Patil

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Northwest High
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Bradley Baseball Academia
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 145lbs
  • 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

 

Jacob Ruiz

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Archbishop Spalding
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: API Cavs 16u
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 163lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Michael Thompson

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Archbishop Spalding High School
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: API Cavaliers 16u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Aidan West

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Long Reach
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Wow Factor National
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R