Future Games: Team NJ Pitcher Analysis



By TJ Hunt
Director, New Jersey

The Team New Jersey Pitching Staff was a big part of Team NJ's success at the 2017 Future Games. 7 pitchers combined for a staggering 21 IP, 12 H, 29 K helping Team New Jersey go undefeated in its first year at the event. 

Below a complete analysis of all seven pitchers from the event, two of whom have committed to schools in since the event concluded: Dominic Cancellieri – Notre Dame; and Sam Favieri – Connecticut.



Jake Andrey

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Kings Christian
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Combat 17U Showcase
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(03/02/19)
88 - 90
FB
77 - 79
CB
(03/02/19)
77 - 80
CH
(10/28/18)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CB
75 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
86 - 89
CB
77 - 79
CH
77 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CB
74 - 76
CH
77 - 80
Position
7.20
60-yard
(10/28/18)
85
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
(10/28/18)
4.32
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.2
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
Andrey has a strong, broad shouldered frame at 6-feet 200-pounds. Fastball sat mostly 86-88 throughout his three innings of work in Indianapolis for Team New Jersey. Flashed a curveball with 11/5 break at 69-71 and a plus changeup for his age at 77-79 with heavy armside sink and run – a true swing-and-miss pitch. Up tempo delivery into a tall, athletic balance point. Explodes off of balance leg down the mound with uphill shoulders that create leverage down in the zone on finish. Loose, clean, and quick arm stroke from a high-3/4 slot. Landing leg is firm and foot closed off, causing him to drift towards first base side of rubber on finish. Fastball has natural armside run to complement sink and fade to changeup. High riser in the 2019 rankings. Totals from the event: 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K, 1 BB. In his final inning on the last day, worked out of a bases loaded jam with a strikeout and pop up to hold Team NJ to a 1-0 win over Team Connecticut.H with late life. Stayed down and was in and out with command. Flashed a change up in the 71-72 MPH range with good arm speed. Did not show breaking pitch but when it's developed will most likely be in the slider format based on arm slot and hand speed. Huge upside on the mound.





Dominic Cancellieri

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Bergen Catholic
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Indiana Prospects
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
69 - 70
CB
Position
7.50
60-yard
78
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
Cancellieri has a strong, broad shouldered athletic frame at 5-foot-11 180-pounds. Fastball sat 86-88 from a high-3/4 slot. Showcased a 12/6 breaking ball with big depth at 68-71 MPH. Up tempo delivery into a strong, athletic balance point. Uphill shoulders going down the mound help create some leverage. Strong, square landing leg and foot help him finish in-line. Explosive upper body on release over front leg creates extension. Long arm action. On first day, went 3 IP, 5K, 0 ER in win over Team New York. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.21-seconds. Offensively- starts in a neutral stance and in a slight crouch with hands above back shoulder. Uses a small foot stride to start swing, hands load back. Fluid hips and hands through the zone produces line-drive pop to all fields. Finishes on back foot with lift to swing. Exit Velocity topped at 87 MPH. Defensively- took reps at SS. Throws topped at 89 MPH across the infield, which was the highest registered velocity of any position player on Team New Jersey from the event. Effortless movements in the infield – fundamentally sound. Fields ball out in front, exchange is clean, throws from an over-the-top slot. 


 



Jacob Denner

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Bergen Catholic
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Indiana Prospects
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
82 - 83
FB
71 - 72
CB
77 - 78
CH

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
Denner has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-1 180-pounds with room to fill out. Fastball sat 80-83 for his three innings of work. Mixed in a 1/7 breaking ball with tight spin at 68-70 and a changeup with armside fade for strikes at 75-76 that he used to get weak contact with hitters. Easy delivery into a slightly bent and athletic balance point. Drop and drive type going down the mound. Uphill shoulders and controlled and square landing point. High-3/4 slot with a long and loose arm. Peppered the bottom half of the zone with fastballs. Able to go to offspeed in any count for strikes. Competitor. Went 3 IP, 1 H, 5 K, 0 R in 1-0 win over Team Connecticut.


 



Sam Favieri

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Ridgewood
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Teels Ravens
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
84 - 87
FB
68 - 71
CB
74 - 76
CH
Position
7.64
60-yard
77
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
Favieri has an athletic build at 6-feet 175-pounds. One of the top performers from the Team New Jersey pitching staff at the Future Games. Fastball got up to 88 MPH and sat mostly 84-87. Mixed in a breaking ball with 11/5 depth at 67-71 and a swing-and-miss changeup with armside fade at 74-76. Slow start to delivery into a tall balance point. Explodes out toward homeplate with tilt in shoulders and a high-3/4 slot. Firm landing leg, spins off toward first base side of the rubber on finish. Landing foot lands opened, slanted toward first base dugout. Short, clean and quick arm – ball jumps out of hand on release. Went 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K in win over Team Massachusetts.





KC Hunt

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Ramapo
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: NJ Ravens/Louisiana Knights
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190`lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
87 - 91
FB
75 - 76
CB
74 - 76
CH
80 - 82
SL
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
89 - 90
CB
72 - 75
SL
78 - 81
Position
6.78
60-yard
85
INF Velo
95
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
Hunt has a projectable 6-foot-3 170-pound frame with room to fill out. One of the top performers on the mound for Team New Jersey at the Future Games and one of the top overall ranked 2019s. Fastball sat 86-88 with late life from a true-3/4 slot. Flashed a curveball with sharp 11/5 break at 70-72 MPH and a changeup with fastball arm action and spin at 77-80 with armside fade. Also features a sharp 12/6 knucklecurve. Short, lightning quick and clean arm action. Tall, athletic balance point going down the mound. Effortless velocity out of hand, ball jumps on hitters. Commands four plus pitches for strikes at his age. Level shoulders going down the mound, front landing foot is closed off causing him to drift toward first base side of rubber on finish. Went 3 IP, 1 H, 5 K.  Offensively – ran the 60 yard dash in 6.92-seconds, one of the best times for a Team New Jersey position player at the event. Recorded a 94 MPH Exit Velocity, good for the top velocity from a Team New Jersey member. At the plate, starts in a tall, slightly opened stance with hands above back shoulder. Uses a leg kick to start swing. Long, loose and wiry limbs work fluidly to the ball – produces gap to gap power with lift on finish. Went 2-7 on the weekend with a triple RBI, SB, and 3 Runs Scored. Defensively – throws topped at 85 MPH across the infield with carry and back spin. Easy, fluid actions in the field. Quick, effortless exchange – able to throw from multiple slots. 


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Joshua O'Neill

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Nutley
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Wladyka
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
72 - 74
CB
78 - 80
CH
80 - 82
CT

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
O'Neill has a strong, athletic frame at 5-foot-11 180-pounds. Fastball sat 84-86 for his outings with Team New Jersey, flashing a curveball with 11/5 depth at 70-72 with tight spin and a changeup with armside fade at 76-78 MPH. Rhythm in start of delivery into a strong, athletic balance point. Uphill shoulders going down the mound. Short, quick arm action from a high-3/4 slot. Fastball has some armside run, able to spot on the inner half to right handers and complement it with breaking ball. One of the top uncommitted arms in the state with feel for three pitch mix for strikes.





Gerry Peacock

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: St. Augustine Prep
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: 9ers Baseball Club
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(10/28/18)
90 - 92
FB
(10/28/18)
74 - 76
CB
(10/28/18)
79 - 82
CH
(10/28/18)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
74 - 76
CH
79 - 82

Scouting Report

2017 Future Games (August 2-5, 2017)
Peacock has a long, wiry frame at 6-foot-2 195-pounds. Fastball topped at 87 MPH and sat mostly 83-87 for the majority of his outing. Curveball showed big 11/5 break at 63-68. Shows pitchability with all of his pitches, able to move in, out, up and down at will – able to take a few notches off his breaking ball for more depth, and add more velocity for more sharpness. Up tempo start to delivery into a tall balance point. Tall/fall type going down the mound. Stiff front landing leg. Foot lands slightly closed, causing him to spin off slightly toward the first base side of the rubber. Long arm action from a high-3/4 slot. High riser in the 2019 rankings. Curveball shows strikeout-pitch potential. Went 3 IP, 5 K. 1 R with Team New Jersey in a win over Team Massachusetts.




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