Preseason All State: Stats Analysis


TJ Hunt
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The Preseason All State Showcase wrapped up yesterday with over 50 players showcasing their skills and updating their stats before the spring season gets going. There were several statistical numbers that jumped off the chart; a testament to the hard work the players have shown over the course of their high school careers.

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TOP 60 YARD DASH TIMES

The event compromised primarily of uncommitted 2019s, with a few 2018s and 2020s sprinkled in. Right away, it was apparent how athletic this group of players were, with 26 registering sub-7.0 60 yard dashes. Led by uncommitted 2019s Christian Maceda (Paramus Catholic HS, NJ) with a 6.41, Sebastian JnoBaptiste (Neptune HS, NJ) with a 6.43, and Trevor Mutolo (Summit HS, NJ) with a 6.54.

Traditionally the catching position does not produce the fastest players on a team, or at a showcase, for that matter. But these catchers on Saturday were of a different breed. Leading the way was 2020 Gregory Bozzo (Ridge HS, NJ) who clocked in at a 6.72 – followed by fellow 2020 C Kevin Reardon (West Morris Mendham HS, NJ). 2019s Justin Kapuscinski (Marlboro HS, NJ) and Trevor Brey (Middletown South HS, NJ) both registered sub-7.0 60s at 6.96 apiece.

With all of this said, the outfielders took the cake at this event, with each of the top seven 60 times coming from primary outfielders:

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POS 60 YARD DASH
Christian Maceda Paramus Catholic 2019 OF 6.41
Sebastian JnoBaptiste Neptune 2019 OF 6.43
Trevor Mutolo Summit 2019 OF 6.54
Colin Mackle Toms River South 2019 OF 6.63
Christopher Waskas  St. Joseph's Montvale 2019  OF  6.63 
Michael Decker Clearview 2019 OF 6.65
Ryan Sawyer West Deptford 2019 OF 6.68

 

TOP Fastball velocities
There were six pitchers who recorded velocities 85 MPH and above at the event – led by St. John's recruit 2019 Sonny Fauci (Old Bridge HS, NJ) – who touched 90 MPH multiple times and sat 87-90 for the majority of his outing. Old Dominion recruit Kenneth Levari (St. Augustine Prep HS, NJ) was 86-88 with feel for a slider for strikes, and uncommitted 2019 LHP Zach Grace (Timer Creek HS, NJ) was 86-87 with a long, loose arm action.

 

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POS

FASTBALL
VELOCITY

Sonny Fauci Old Bridge 2019 RHP 90
Kenneth Levari St. Augustine Prep 2020 RHP 88
Zach Grace Timber Creek 2019 LHP 87
Michael Decker Clearview 2019 RHP 86
Anthony Pron Clearview 2019 RHP 86
Andrew Lerario Kingsway 2019 RHP 85

 

TOP INFIELD VELOCITIES
The infielders showed some promise with quick feet and smooth actions – led by Kenneth Levari, who zipped throws to first base that topped at 88 MPH. Lerario, Decker and 2019 3B Michael Lazzaro (Toms River South HS, NJ) topped at 81, 80, and 80, respectively. 

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POS

INFIELD
VELOCITY

Kenneth Levari St. Augustine Prep 2020 SS 88
Andrew Lerario Kingsway 2019 1B 81
Michael Decker Clearview 2019 3B 80
Michael Lazzaro Toms River South 2019 3B 80
Shil Amin Lenape 2018 3B 79
Hector Perez Vineland 2019 SS 78
Declan Hoverter Christian Brothers Academy 2020 SS 77

 

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITIES
Although the outfielders showed very well with the 60 yard dash, as a whole they showed just as well with their arms from the outfield. Uncommitted 2019 Colin Mackle (Toms River South HS, NJ) topped the group with a blistering 87 MPH throw on a line, followed closely by fellow uncommitted 2019 Ryan Sawyer (West Deptford HS, NJ) at 86 MPH. Uncommitted 2019 Elijah Dickerson' (Rancocas Valley HS, NJ)  throws topped at 85 MPH and Fauci's name pops up again as a top statistical performer, with an outfield velocity of 85 as well.

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POS

OUTFIELD
VELOCITY

Colin Mackle Toms River South 2019 OF 87
Ryan Sawyer West Deptford 2019 OF 86
Elijah Dickerson Rancocas Valley 2019 OF 85
Sonny Fauci Old Bridge 2019 OF 85
Jason Timmons Middletown North 2019 OF 83

 

TOP CATcHER VELOCITIES
The top catcher velocity belongs to both Bozzo and Kapuscinski – registering 77 MPH down to second base with backspin and carry... Reardon and Miguel Reyes (Memorial West New York HS, NJ) both registered 74 MPH and rounding out the top 5 is Damian Scott (Toms River South HS, NJ) at 73.

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POS

CATCHER
VELOCITY

Gregory Bozzo Ridge 2020 C 77
Justin Kapuscinski Marlboro 2019 C 77
Kevin Reardon West Morris Mendham 2020 C 74
Miguel Reyes Memorial West New York 2019 C 74
Damian Scott Toms River South 2019 C 73
Jack Fitzgerald Monroe Township 2019 C 72
Trevor Brey Middletown South 2019 C 70
Jesse Jurkiewicz Lacey 2021 C 69

 

TOP CATcHER Pop times

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POS

CATCHER
POP TIMES

Gregory Bozzo Ridge 2020 C 1.91-1.97
Justin Kapuscinski Marlboro 2019 C 1.93-2.03
Jack Fitzgerald Monroe Township 2019 C 1.97-2.07
Damian Scott Toms River South 2019 C 2.00-2.15
Kevin Reardon West Morris Mendham 2020 C 2.07-2.10
Miguel Reyes Memorial West New York 2019 C 2.10-2.19
Jesse Jurkiewicz Lacey 2021 C 2.13-2.22
Trevor Brey Middletown South 2019 C 2.15-2.16

 

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