SelectFest Underclass: Day 2 Notes

By TJ Hunt
Scouting Director, New Jersey

The rain held off this weekend for another successful SelectFest Showcase at JFK Iselin High School. Here is a look at a few that performed well on Day 2 of the event:

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+ Nick Houghton, RHP, Nottingham HS, NJ, 2018
Houghton has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-1 160-pounds. Sat 85-86 with his fastball from a high-3/4 angle. Flashed a plus breaking ball at 76-77 mph. True swing and miss slider with 11/5 depth. Quick arm with short arm action - shows some effort in delivery. One of the top prospects from the event.


+ Ron Cole, RHP, Neptune HS, NJ, 2018
Cole has a lanky build at 6-foot-1 165-pounds. Topped at 84 with FB, sitting 83-84 for the majority of his outing. Showed a 10/4 slurvy breaking ball at 69-70 mph. Long, stiff arm action. Side winder/sling shot type pitcher. Some arm side run, finishes towards first base side of mound.

+ Ronnie Voacolo, RHP, Nottingham HS, NJ, 2017
Voacolo is physically built at 6-foot-2 205-pounds. Topped at 84, sat 83-84 mph with FB. Curveball between 69-73 mph. Over the top arm slot, short arm action. Throws from the ear. Big swing in leg kick that can occasionally get him off balance going down the mound. Shoulders have downward angle at landing - causing him to fall to first base side on finish.

+ Greg Rossi, OF, Washington Twp. HS, NJ, 2020
Rossi burst on to the scene at the event as one of the youngest participants, but showcased very well not only for his age but overall. Just turned 14 years old - certainly does not swing the bat like it. Homered to deep left center on day one, and continued to put together a great day at the play on day two. Stocky build at 5-foot-8 140-pounds, strong for age. Bat speed is apparent.

+ Brendan Doherty, OF, Middletown North HS, NJ, 2018 
Doherty has a slender build at 6-foot-1 160-pounds. LHH barreled almost every chance he got at the plate. Doubled and singled in gameplay. Also stuck out with baseball I.Q. and intangibles. Knows when to steal a base and how to time a pitcher's delivery to home. 

+ Joe Acosta, RHP, Vineland HS, NJ, 2018
 Acosta has an athletic build at 6-foot-1 158-pounds. Topped at 82 and sat 81-82 for his outing. Flashed a curveball with small 11/5 depth at 68-69. 3/4 to low-3/4 slot. Slingshot type arm action and delivery. 

Others to keep an eye on

+ David Glancy, OF, Red Bank Catholic HS, NJ, 2019 - one of the top freshman. Violent RH swing. 
+ Guiseppe Arcuri, 3B, Allentown HS, NJ, 2018 - one of the best batting practices from the event. Short swing, strong compact body type. Gap to gap hitter.
+ Austin Ferrier, OF, Allentown HS, NJ, 2018 - LHH, quick hands, fluid hips. Very quick on bases.
+ Kyle Subers, RHP, St. Joe's Metuchen HS, NJ 2018 - 81-82 with effort. Long, loose arm - snaps head on finish. High-3/4 slot.
+ Lane Painter , C, Don Bosco Prep HS, NJ, 2018 - Receives baseball well, took great BP. Average arm strength.
+ Nick Argenziano, 3B, NV Demarest HS, NJ, 2019 - strong bodied, corner INF. RH bat with some pop.
+ James Ingram, C, Piscataway HS, NJ, 2018 - very quick feet and release. Pop times between 2.00-2.03 in skills workout. Armside run on throws to 2B.

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