Upperclass Games: Top Uncommitted 2020 Pitchers


TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

The annual Upperclass Games was held recently at Mercer Community College. There was a plethora of uncommitted talent on display the whole afternoon. These are the names that stood out:

CLICK HERE for a fill list of the stats from the event.




Sam Portnoy

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Eastern
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Bubba Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(09/22/19)
85 - 87
FB
(09/22/19)
72 - 74
CB
(09/22/19)
79 - 79
CH
(09/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
72 - 74
CH
79 - 79
Position
7.26
60-yard
(09/22/19)
84
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.26
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Portnoy stood out as the top arm to come out of the event, a true two way player at the next level still looking for a home. The broad shouldered, muscular 6-foot-3 190-pound right hander peppered fastballs that sat 85-87 touching 88 a few times in his inning of work. Flashed a sharp 11/5 breaker with late, tight break at 72-74 and a changeup at 79 MPH with armside run. Tall, athletic balance point with uphill shoulders going down the mound. Controlled, repeatable mechanics and maintains connections to the mound upon release point. 


Videos

(9/22/19)

(9/22/19)






Jordan Gray

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: GCIT
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: South Jersey Young Guns
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(07/24/19)
84 - 85
FB
(07/24/19)
72 - 75
CB
(07/24/19)
69 - 70
CH
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
84 - 85
CB
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
72 - 75
Position
7.42
60-yard
(07/24/19)
78
INF Velo
(07/24/19)
90
Exit Velo
(07/24/19)
Position
60-yard
7.42
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
90

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Gray has a lanky, athletic frame at 6-foot-3 175-pounds with room to fill out. Clean, easy and quick arm action from a 3/4 slot with heavy armside sink and run on fastball. Sat 84-85 touching 86. Ripped off a couple late, swing-and-miss curveballs at 72-75 with 11/5 downer action and wrinkled in a changeup with heavy armside fade at 69-70. Drop and drive type pitcher with strong, athletic balance point and uphill shoulders going down the mound. High Bronson-Arroyo-esque leg kick in delivery to create some deception, tall posture at first foot strike and quick arm on finish.

 


Videos

(9/22/19)





Trevor Kobryn

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Delbarton School
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Diamond Jacks Super 17
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(09/22/19)
82 - 83
FB
(09/22/19)
69 - 71
CB
(09/22/19)
73 - 75
CH
(09/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
69 - 71
CH
73 - 75

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Kobryn has a durable frame at 6-foot-3 205-pounds. Fastball topped at 84 on this day and sat mostly 82-83, and has been up to 86-87 in mid-August. Featured an 11/5 curveball at 69-71 and a straight changeup at 73-75. Smooth, repeatble mechanics into a tall balance point. Drop and drive, tall posture on first foot strike and level shoulders going down the mound. Finishes squared toward home plate and will spin off occasionally.


Videos

(9/22/19)





Eric Cunning

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: IMG
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Tri-State Arsenal
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(09/22/19)
79 - 82
FB
(09/22/19)
69 - 71
CB
(09/22/19)
72 - 73
CH
(09/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
79 - 82
CB
69 - 71
CH
72 - 73

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Cunning has a lanky, projectable frame at 6-foot-4 185-pounds with room to fill out. Fastball topped at 84 and sat mostly 79-82 in his outing with late life. Clean, easy and long arm action from a high-3/4 slot with extension on release point. Foot lands square to home plate and will spin off slightly toward first base. Breaker showed late 11/5 action at 69-71 and flashed a changeup at 72-73 with armside sink and run.


Videos

(9/22/19)




Daniel Kiritsis

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Passaic County Technical Institute
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Ps2 Crusaders
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(09/22/19)
81 - 84
FB
(09/22/19)
70 - 72
CB
(09/22/19)
74 - 74
CH
(09/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 84
CB
70 - 72
CH
74 - 74

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Kiritsis has a broad shouldered, imposing frame at 6-foot-6 225-pounds. Fastball topped at 85 MPH and sat 81-84 with armside run. Curveball showed some 11/5 break at 70-72 and a straight changeup for strikes at 73-74. Tall balance point and uphill shoulders. Slight stab on the back side and over-the-top slot. Creates leverage down in the zone. More velocity to come for Kiritsis as he continues to grow into his frame.


Videos

(9/22/19)







Sean Brady

Class of 2020 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Cedar creek
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Sand Sharks
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(09/22/19)
80 - 83
FB
(09/22/19)
67 - 69
CB
(09/22/19)
76 - 76
CH
(09/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
67 - 69
CH
76 - 76
Position
7.20
60-yard
(09/22/19)
77
INF Velo
(09/22/19)
87
Exit Velo
(09/22/19)
Position
60-yard
7.2
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Brady has an athletic build at 6-foot-1 180-pounds. Fastball topped at 83 MPH and sat mostly 80-83. Broke off a couple curveballs at 67-69 and a changeup at 75-76. Drop and drive type with some effort and will spin off on finish. Over-the-top slot with a long arm action.


Videos

(9/22/19)




 



Brett Newcomb

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cedar Grove
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Hardcore Ducks
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(09/22/19)
82 - 84
FB
(09/22/19)
70 - 72
CB
(09/22/19)
75 - 75
CH
(09/22/19)
71 - 72
SPL
(06/08/19)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
65 - 67
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
70 - 72
CH
75 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
67 - 70
CH
70 - 73
SPL
71 - 72
Position
7.70
60-yard
(03/01/20)
81
INF Velo
(03/01/20)
84
Exit Velo
(03/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.7
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Newcomb has a lanky build at 6-foot-2 185-pounds. Fastball topped at 85 MPH and sat mostly 82-84 from a high-3/4 slot. Curveball showed smaller 11/5 break at 70-72 and flashed a 74-75 changeup with armside fade. Easy, methodical delivery into a tall balance point. Level shoulders going down the mound and finishes over a firm front landing leg with extension. Filled up the strike zone on this day.

 


Videos

(9/22/19)

 



Mike Swetz

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Hillsborough
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Zoned Elite 2020
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(09/22/19)
78 - 79
FB
(09/22/19)
68 - 69
CB
(09/22/19)
66 - 71
CH
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 79
CB
68 - 69
Position
7.77
60-yard
(09/22/19)
79
INF Velo
(09/22/19)
85
Exit Velo
(09/22/19)
Position
60-yard
7.77
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
85

Scouting Report

Upperclass Games (September 22, 2019)
Swetz has a broad shouldered frame at 5-foot-11 185-pounds. Fastball topped at 80 MPH and sat mostly 78-79 from an over-the-top slot. LHP flashed a 1/7 CB with smaller break at 68-69 and a straight changeup at 66-71 MPH. Tall, firm balance point with downhill shoulders going down the mound. Short arm action and lands square to homeplate.


Videos

(9/22/19)