Prep Baseball Report

2021 Preseason Open - Quick Hits

Trevor Brown and PBR New England Staff
PBR New England Co-Director of Scouting

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We would like to thank all who participated in The PBR New England 2021 Preseason Open. This was a great opportunity for 2021-2024 prospects to be put on college recruiting boards. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase. Below we have the complete statistical results from the event as well as the top performers across various different categories.

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2021 Preseason Open - Quick Hits

Position Players

  • Max Jossen, C, Staples, 2024- A RHH, balanced middle of the field approach with plus pop for a freshman, exit velocity at 92 mph, took a legit batting practice. Showed feel behind the plate, 2.06-2.10. Runs and moves well for a catcher.
  • Antonio Belgrove, OF, Fairfield Prep, 2022- A LHH, open stance, pull approach, barrel has life and whip, swing is smooth, hands work with easy effort. An above average runner, and throws it well from outfielder. A toolsy type player, good follow.
  • Ethan Levine, SS, Ardsley, 2022- A RHH, pop in the hands, good defender, quick feet, smooth, quick release, with arm strength.
  • Brian Caban, OF, Platt Tech, 2023- A RHH, quick hands, barrel has life, shows real good pop, had an exit velocity of 87 mph and a plus runner at 4.09 down the line. Arm strength from outfield at 87 mph. A legit athlete.
  • Jake Balogh, OF, Fairfield Warde, 2022- A LHH, smooth swing, all fields approach, can handle the bat, runs above average. Throws well at 82 mph, could play all three outfield spots. Brings a ton of value.
  • Chris Tobin, 3B, North Haven, 2022- A RHH, a long and lengthy athlete, a good runner, smooth clean swing and hands. Showed feel at third base. 
  • JJ Romatzick, SS, Stratford, 2022- A RHH, middle infielder, showed plus actions with flow. Turns around the bag are smooth, can play on either side, arm at 77 mph. The swing is short and compact.
  • Nicolas Piscioniere, C/SS, Shelton, 2024- A RHH, swing is smooth, with pop, had an exit of 86 mph, approach is to all fields. Showed very well behind the plate, pop time just under 2.0, with arm strength. Big follow for a 2024.
  • Nathaniel Perez, OF, Mamaroneck, 2022- A RHH, level to up path, middle to pull side approach. Showing athletic actions and movements, a frame to add weight on. Threw 75 mph during outfield portion. 
  • Oscar Vargas, C/OF, Rutgers Prep, 2022- A monster RHH, showed plus bat speed at 94 mph. Moves well for a bigger player, ran 4.47. Showing arm strength in both positions in OF/C. Physical strength, good follow.
  • Michael Fischetti, 3B, Wilton, 2024- A twitchy LHH, swing is free and easy, hands works, line drive approach with juice. The exit velocity was clocked at 93 mph, a plus runner at 4.08. Projecting out to be more of an outfielder down the road. Chance to really hit at the next level.
  • Logan Huzi, OF, Trumbull, 2022- A long and lengthy athlete, a RHH frame really projects out, twitchy actions and movements. Showed a big arm from outfield, 89 mph. Bat speed at 87 mph and ran a 4.27 from home to 1st. Chance to hit with power, should be able to track it well in OF, covering a ton of ground. Big athlete.
  • Garrett Synder, 3B, Farmington, 2024- A RHH, strong physical already filling out frame. Swing is smooth and powerful, exit velocity at 84 mph. Big arm across the diamond from 3rd, clocked at 79 mph.

The Arms

  • Matthew Cummings, RHP, Trumbull, 2022- A RHP, smaller, strong durable frame, a quick clean arm action, working from ¾ slot. The fastball was up to 81 mph, down in the zone to both sides. Both secondary pitches will play at the next level, breaking ball up to 69 mph, plus feel for changeup.
  • Logan Huzi, RHP, Trumbull, 2022- A big framed RHP, arm is clean, working from a higher slot. Fastball down in the zone, clocked at 80 mph. Feel for both secondary pitches, slider at 67 mph, 73 mph for the changeup. Look for a jump in velocity at some point.
  • Aidan Rudick, RHP, Staples, 2022- A RHP, with super quick powerful arm, fastball up to 83 mph. Down hill plane, 4 seamer gets through catcher. Breaking ball in the mid 60’s, hooks it a bit on back side, easy fix with reps, velocity in breaking ball should jump. A strike thrower, athletic frame.
  • Garrett Synder, RHP, Farmington, 2024- A RHP, a long and loose arm action, works from a 3/4 slot. Fastball up 79 mph, comes out real well, with a hard slider, 71 mph. Aggressive and competes, look for big things from this one.  
  • Carson Swaim, RHP, Fairfield Warde, 2024- A RHP, a super clean and quick arm for a 2024. Repeats the delivery, inline, pounds the zone with three pitches. The fastball was clocked at 76 mph.
  • Roy Lenhard, LHP, Shelton, 2022- A LHP, a long and lengthy frame. Delivery has deception, arm working from ¾ slot, heavy action and sink, clocked at 79 mph, continues to get better. The slider has more sweeping break to it, up to 71 mph. Looks to be very hard to square up.
  • Teddy Deutsch, RHP, Staples, 2024- A right-handed pitcher, super clean and free arm action. The body is under control, a strike thrower, velocity only at 71 mph, all the makings of a significant jump in velocity. Breaking ball shows proper spin and shape to it. 
  • Jacob Nemergut, RHP, Masuk, 2021- A RHP, very loose, clean, shorter arm action, repeats delivery, inline directions. Pounded the zone with fastball, creating arm side run and sink, ground ball machine. The breaking ball is more of a slider, clocked at 63 mph. Long and lean frame.
  • Alexander Bulger, RHP, Hackensack, 2024- A RHP, big body, with very fluid and loose arm action, working from a ¾ slot. The fastball was clocked at 75 mph, down in the zone with sink and arm side run. Showed serious feel for a changeup. Good looking projectable arm.