Prep Baseball Report

Recruiting Board: Lehigh University

Max Schrantz
Director of Strategic Initiatives, NY/PA

Prep Baseball Report (NY/PA) is excited to bring weekly "Recruiting Board" spotlights showing in state success for programs around New York and Pennsylvania. Postings will highlight current program commits, as well as PBR NY/PA Alumni who are expected to be impact players in the 2021 season.

lehigh university (bethlehem, pa)



Head Coach: Sean Leary

Assistant Coach: AJ Miller

Assistant Coach: Sean Buchanan

Assistant Coach: John Bisco

In State Commits




Justin Butler C / Quakertown Community , PA / 2021

Class of 2021 number 2 ranked catcher in the state. Futures game participant. 6-foot-1, 195 LBS. Behind the plate shows solid hip mobility. Uses slight pre-catch momentum on catch & throw. Offensively shows some quick twitch actions from the right side. Lower half fires first, creating hip shoulder separation in the swing. 




Ryan Cochran SS / 2B / Malvern Prep, PA / 2022

6-foot middle infielder out of a quality Malvern Prep program. The 2022 has an athletic, lean frame that looks like a projectable SS build. At the plate shows a somewhat narrow and upright stance with plus bat speed. Handled the pitch up in the zone well. Level barrel path that enters the hitting zone early. At SS shows advanced actions. Works on balls of feet. Funnels ball to belt line.




Brandon Coughlin OF / RHP / Hempfield Area, PA / 2022

Compact build with aggressive and high intent actions in all aspects of his game. 6.63 runner that translates well to the OF. Throwing velo up to 88MPH. At the plate has tons of barrel whip into the hitting zone. Strong load that works in unison with a powerful lower half. Wants to drive the ball out in front. Power potential.




Marcus Danchision RHP / SS / MMI Prep, PA / 2021

The primary RHP stands 6-foot-3, weighs 190LBS, and has an athletic, lean build. The broad shouldered Danchision runs his FB into the mid 80's and looks to have more in the tank. Has a methodically paced hands over the head wind up, the working in unison with a high leg lift. Well connected throughout the delivery.




Ryan Davis 1B / OF / Malvern Prep, PA / 2022

Big Bopper from the left side. The 6-foot-1, 210LBS 1B has true power potential, already reaching 100MPH exit velo's. In the box Davis features a tall stance with high hands that have early connection. Transfers energy well from the backside through the baseball. Defensively is a left handed thrower who will most likely stay at 1B.




Najir Glenn LHP / Harrisburg SciTech, PA / 2021

6-foot-3, 200LBS Left handed pitcher. Features an athletic frame with room to add strength. Glenn runs the FB in to mid 80s from a low 3/4 arm slot. Hides the ball well and makes for a tough at bat against left handed hitters. 




Jack Hamilton RHP / 3B / Central Bucks East, PA / 2021

Uber projectable 6-foot-9 right handed pitcher out of Central Bucks East. Hamilton has been seen with a FB as high as 89MPH. With some fill out of the frame and polishing of the mechanics the ceiling is very high. Long levers.




Braydon Hubbard 2B / OF / Easton Area, PA / 2023

Young 2023 out of Easton, PA. The athletic MIF, OF has quality movements that will only get better as he grows into his body. Right handed hitter with a simple middle approach. Flat barrel path with some pop.




Andrew Kohl OF / Central Bucks West , PA / 2021

Bucks County Generals OF. Shows the ability to run and some pop in the bat. Solid measurables all around. 6.82 60-yard dash time. 102MPH exit max exit velocity. 88MPH throwing velo. At the plate Kohl looks to drive the ball out in front. Has proven to hit for power to the left side of the field. As he progresses in his college career, the skill to drive the ball to all parts of the field will become more and more important. 




Cole Leaman RHP / SS / Wilson West Lawn, PA / 2022

2022 RHP with a live arm. The 5-foot-10, 140LBS Leaman has a long and strong arm action with fluidity in his movements. Up tempo delivery. FB into the mid 80's and a spin rate max spin rate of 2355. Leaman is a projectable arm and one to follow as his body develops.




Brett Palmer RHP / OF / Pittsburgh Central Catholic , PA / 2021

Right handed pitcher out of Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Palmer stands in at 6-foot-3, weighs 190LBS, and features an athletic, lanky build. Current shows a mid 80's FB with velocity gains being likely. Simple, repeatable delivery solely out of the stretch. Live arm.



Rafe Perich SS / 3B / Northwestern Lehigh, PA / 2021

6-foot-3 switch hitting infielder. The future games participant and PA State Games standout currently is a primary SS. Although with the large frame and power potential at the plate a move to a corner position could benefit. Shows a long arm swing that leads to strong throwing velo across the infield. At the plate the switch hitter shows a smooth, more connected swing. While the right side features a leg lift and violent attack on the baseball. 




Jake Whitlinger SS / 2B / La Salle , PA / 2021

Muscular, stocky build at 5-foot-8, 175 pounds. High intent mover with aggressive actions. 6.6 runner. At SS fields the ball out and moves side to side well. Strong throwing arm. At the plate looks to drive the baseball. Has a hanging leg lift and looks to launch.






Anthony Gonzalez RHP / Chatham, NJ / 2021

The right handed pitcher out of New Jersey stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 200LBS. Mid 80's FB with a 2300 max spin rate. Live arm from a 3/4 arm slot. Drops into the lower half as he drives towards the plate. Leg lift to chest. 




Sam Holtz SS / C / Lake Zurich, IL / 2021

Interesting athlete as a middle infielder and catcher. The primary SS measures in at 5-foot-10, 175LBS. In the field has a quick arm and a deliberate under control pace. In the box shows an arm bar load. Simple set up and swing that maintains balance well throughout.




Shane O'Neill RHP / SS / Morristown, NJ / 2022

5-foot-10, 160LBS Right Handed Pitcher. Top end 84MPH FB with a clean move towards the plate. Repeats mechanics well and releases from a high 3/4 arm slot. Begins with a rocker step that works into a leg lift as high as slightly below the chest. The hands and leg lift work in unison. Arm works without restrictions. 11/5 CB could develop into a plus pitch. Shows some pitchability.




Dominic Patrizi SS / 3B / Cherokee, NJ / 2022

Athletic, broad shouldered primary SS. Future Games participant. Stands 5-foot-10, weights 165LBS. 6.8 Runner. At the plate shows quick twitch actions and generates quality bat speed. High rotational acceleration. The bat plays. Defensively the 2022 grad shows solid defensive actions. Funnels to belt line and ball effortlessly jumps out of the hand. Expect to see more fluidity in defensive movements as he develops.




Val Taddei RHP / SS / Freedom (South Riding), VA / 2021

6-foot-1, 185LBS Right Handed Pitcher out of the state of Virginia. Runs FB up to 87MPH. Simple, balanced delivery. Tight glove side. Ball jumps out of hand. 




Owen Walewander C / OF / Chatham, NJ / 2022

Primary catcher with a strong, sturdy frame. 6-foot, 200LBS. Behind the plate shows a transfer at chest line with short arm action. Shows high potential offensively. Strong load which allows for a high on plane %. Transfers weight into a stiff front side. Explosive bat speed. 





Mason Black RHP / C / Valley View, PA / 2018

Ace of the staff who should expect to see his name called during the 2021 Draft. With a Mid 90's FB that has been proven to excel against the highest levels of competition, Black will be a name to watch as the 2021 season begins to ramp up. In the shortened 2020 season Black made 4 starts, owning a 3.68ERA, 22 innings pitched, and 29K's to 8 walks. Black is a physical kid with the stuff to match.




Adam Retzbach C / Lakeland, PA / 2019

Retsback is coming off of a monster freshman year in which he was the primary catcher and large contributor at the plate. The then freshman hit just under .300 in 54 at bats. Moving into his sophomore campaign, cutting down on strikeouts will be a priority. Defensively Retzback is a big bodied catcher standing 6-foot-4. Solid hip mobility and ability to move around the plate. The young catcher looks to have set himself up for a prosperous career in Bethlehem. 




Luke Rettig LHP / 1B / Oxford, PA / 2018

6-foot-4 Left Handed Pitcher out of Oxford, PA. The junior put together a quality sophomore campaign in 2020, working as the number two starter. Seems to be following in the footsteps of Mason Black stat wise. Wise a 3.53ERA in 23 innings pitched and 27K's to 7 walks. Rettig has made himself a vital part of the pitching staff moving forward.







2021 Preseason All-State - Pittsburgh (Session 3 / 3PM) PA 02/06 All American Fieldhouse
2021 Preseason All-State - South/Central PA 02/06 Iron Horse Sports Complex
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/07 MOSH Performance Center
2021 Preseason All-State - Pittsburgh (3PM Session - SOLD OUT) PA 02/07 All American Fieldhouse
2021 Preseason All-State - Pittsburgh (9AM Session - SOLD OUT) PA 02/07 All American Fieldhouse
2021 Northeast ProCase (2021 Grads Only) PA 02/13 Liberty Sports Arena
2021 Preseason All-State - Erie PA 02/13 Erie Premier Sports
2021 Preseason All-State - North/Central PA 02/14 Liberty Sports Arena
2021 Preseason All-State - East (11AM Session - SOLD OUT) PA 02/27 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2021 Preseason All-State East (3PM Session SOLD OUT)) PA 02/27 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - Central PA 03/06 Liberty Sports Arena
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - East PA 03/14 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West PA 03/14 All American Fieldhouse


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