Prep Baseball Report

Pro Skills Baseball Academy Scout Day: Top Performers

TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

We recently concluded our 6th annual scout day for Pro Skills Baseball Academy in Hainesport, NJ. Per usual, it was a successful event with plenty of talent. Read below to take an in-depth look into some of the top performers. 

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Top Two-Way Performers

+ Quite the showing from 2024 RHP/OF Matthew Kahn (Lenape HS). Offensively, Kahn is real comfortable at the plate with some bend to the knees. Smooth weight transfer, hips clear through the zone. Ability to turn the barrel with quick hands, easy gap-to-gap pop. Top exit velo of 96 MPH. Strong arm from the outfield as well, with a top velo of 93 MPH during the defensive portion of the event. 

On the mound, Kahn led all arms with a top FB velo of 89 MPH, sitting in the 87-89 MPH range. Easy life, explodes out of his hand. Showed multiple breakers, a CB at 74-75 MPH, and a SL at 75-77 MPH. Also mixed in a CH at 80-84 MPH. Long, loose and clean arm action. Comes at you from a high 3/4 slot. 

+ The other standout two-way performance came from 2024 OF/LHP Matthew Mignatti (Camden Catholic). Real strong and broad-shouldered at 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. Simple approach at the plate, minimal load with a slight stride. Gets the arms extended, barrel stays in the zone a long time. Top exit velo of 90 MPH. Up to 85 MPH on throws from the outfield. 

On the bump, worked exclusively from the stretch. Starts upright, with his feet closed. Slight uphill shoulder tilt with a strong frontside. FB sat in the 82-83 MPH range. CB showed 2-plane action at times, at 65-66 MPH. CH at 70-72 MPH. 

Top Position Player Performances

+ 2025 CIF Brett Chiesa (Cherokee HS) is another strong and physical presence at 6-foot-1, 200-pounds. Balanced setup at the plate, rhythm in the stroke. Hands work directly back in his load, cocked into position. Easy gap-to-gap pop with more in the tank. One of the top BP rounds of the day. Top exit velo of 96 MPH. 

+ Virginia Tech recruit, 2024 OF Grant Hunter (Lenape HS), is coming off a successful summer circuit, including an appearance the 2022 PBR Futures Games. Impressive to how much juice Hunter can generate from a simple approach and no unnecessary movements in the swing. Lightning quick hands, fly through the zone. Accelerates through contact, routinely finds the barrel. Recorded a top exit velo of 101 MPH. Up to 84 MPH on throws from the outfield. 

+ 2024 OF Christian Mascuilli (Bishop Eustace Prep) put up some of the top measurables from the event. Wiry and athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Quick-twitch actions throughout. Minimal load with an average leg kick, stays on time. Turns the barrel with quick hands, strong contact to all fields. Exit velos in his BP round averaged 92 MPH, topping at 96 MPH. Kept the performance going during the defensive portion, recording a top velo of 96 MPH on throws. Looking forward to seeing what Mascuilli does this spring. 

+ A top backstop from the event was 2024 C Nicholas Merunka (Delran HS). Has a lean and athletic build at 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Open and relaxed stance, slight leg kick. Creates separation in the load. Works to stay inside the baseball, firm contact throughout. Top exit velo of 90 MPH. Behind the plate, made consistently strong throws, with a top at 77 MPH. Stays low and athletic, with a compact arm action. Pop times ranged from 2.00-2.13 seconds.

Top Pitching Performances

+ Starting off with 2024 RHP Owen Hoffman (Delran HS). Real lean and athletic build at 6-foot, 165-pounds. Starts from the stretch with his feet open and back leg slightly preset. Aggressive frontside movements and a later hand break help create some deception in his delivery. FB was located down in the zone, mostly at 81-83 MPH. Breaker sat 70-72 MPH, with occasional depth. CH was plus at times, showing significant sink and run. 

+ The lone 2026 highlighted here is LHP Luke Rogers (Camden Catholic). He has yet to thrown a high school inning, but is definitely someone to follow in the 2026 class. Lanky and ultra projectable at 5-foot-10, 135-pounds. Already shows the ability to throw multiple pitches for strikes. Arm action has some funk, but clean overall. A higher slot helps create some downhill plane on the FB, which was 78-79 MPH. Gradual breaker at 62-65 MPH. Feel for a CH at 66-68 MPH. 

+ The last arm to take a look at is 2024 RHP Enrico Tufano (St. Joseph's Prep). Strong and durable frame at 6-foot-1, 194-pounds. Rhythm and tempo to his delivery, pounded the zone. Accentuated back leg drive, makes an effort to sink into that back hip. Long, loose, clean arm action. High 3/4 slot. FB located to both sides at the plate, up to 81 MPH. CB with big 11/5 shape, more depth when at the bottom of the zone. Mixed in a CH as well.