Prep Baseball Report

2018 Spring Scout Blog (Week 2)

PBR-NY Staff

APRIL 9 - APRIL 15, 2018


Joseph Novenche C / 3B / Shenendehowa, NY / 2018 (Canisius commit)

5-foot-10, 175 pound OF, Novenche showed quick hands and next level power in two games.  He homered in game 1 vs. Burnt Hills and hit a long double in game 2 vs. Averill Park. Transitioning to the OF a work in progress.





Colby Aiello / Shenendehowa, NY / 2018

5-foot-10, 150 pound Catcher, Aiello is a solid backstop who controls the game.  Offense is starting to improve as he showed line drive results with two hits and a stolen base vs. Burnt Hills





Brandon Roberts RHP / OF / Shenendehowa, NY / 2018 (St. John fisher Commit)

5-foot-11, athletic build.  Roberts displayed a FB sitting 82-83 MPH with a sharp breaking CB.  He punched out 10 batters in four innings.




2018 RHP, Mitch Wright (Shenendehowa)
5-foot-11, RHP who continues to improve.  Works from the wind-up and throws from a ¾ arm slot.  He works quickly and throws strikes. FB sat 82-84 MPH with a solid breaking ball.  Recorded six strikeouts and zero walks in five innings.

2018 1B, Jeremy Clayton (Burnt Hills)
6-foot-1, 1B who was on base three times vs. Shenendehowa.  The right handed hitter stands with feet slightly wider than shoulder width and shows the ability to keep his hands inside the baseball producing a line drive to right field.  Hit two balls hard and shows gap to gap power.

2018 RHP, Brendan Bachus (Burnt Hills)
5-foot-9, RHP was a victim of early season control problems and some defensive struggles versus Shenendehowa.  The right hander sat at 75-77 MPH from the wind-up and threw 3 innings, giving up 6 runs but only 1 earned. Improvement expected as the season warms up.

2020 1B, Jack Nichols (Averill Park)
Compact, athletic frame at 5-foot-10 160 pounds. Sets up with an open stance; repeatable short stroke from the right side. Notched a line drive single to his pull side and a hard ground ball to the opposite field on the day.

2020 RHP, Anthony Childrose (Averill Park)
5-foot-10, with an athletic, lean build.  Worked quickly out of the wind-up and produced 3 punchouts with zero walks on a very cold day.  Worked 4.1 IP, surrendering 3 earned runs. FB sat low 80’s with a plus change up that produced several ground ball outs.


Anthony Germinerio RHP / RHP / Averill Park , NY / 2018

FB- 84-87 with arm-side run, quick hand-speed. Hard slider at 79-80, late action. Firm changeup sat 76-77.




Julian Thompson SS / 2B / Shaker, NY / 2019 (Iona Commit)

Showed the ability to really pick it, athletic actions, lateral movement with active lower half.




Benjamin Seiler LHP / 1B / Albany Academy, NY / 2018 (Siena Commit)

Threw a no hitter with an impressive 14 punch outs. Got eyes on him in the 5th inning where he touched 85 MPH with a fastball,works downhill.




Johnny Decker SS / 2B / Albany Academy, NY / 2018 (Stony Brook Commit)

Tripled showing an easy compact swing path, runs well using long strides.




Chad Salazar RHP / 1B / Ichabod Crane, NY / 2018 (Union College Commit)

Looked sharp sitting 80-81 MPH with fastball, big sweeping breaking ball.




Dominick DiRado LHP / 1B / Vestal , NY / 2018 (Binghamton University Commit)

The 6-foot-1 195 pound lefty has put on 10 pounds of muscle since we last saw him. Used both his fastball and slider regularly, with the slider being consistently effective, but used all 4 pitches in his arsenal. Scattered 4 hits in 3 ⅔ innings of early season work with 5 Ks and 4 BBs. Velos are consistent with our previous measurements.  




Kyle Taborne RHP / OF / Vestal, NY / 2019

Vestal’s junior ace checks in at 5-foot-10 150 pounds. Taborne (R/R) was in mid-season form against Maine Endwell throwing 6 scoreless innings, scattering 3 hits with 11 Ks and 2 BBs. From start to finish his fastball was 83-84 and topped out at 86.  He complimented the FB with a change at 73 and a knee buckling curve at 62.




Josh Harrison RHP / SS / Vestal , NY / 2019

The 5-foot-11 170 pound Harrison (R/R) made his first Varsity appearance for Vestal against SCC in relief in the 6th inning. Pitching from the stretch and striking out the side in his brief debut, he relied on a fastball with some pop at 84-85 and a curve at 66/67. Limited sample but a promising glimpse.




Ryan Kerley OF / Vestal, NY / 2019

This compact 5-foot-8 170 pound OF played both LF and CF in Vestal’s 3 games and threw an inning of relief against SCC, striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced.  79 MPH FB, 66 CB. Kerley throws right and bats left and has fence clearing power to the pull side. Hitting leadoff, Kerley had some impressive drives in his first two games going 3 for 7 with a double to the right center gap and 3 fly outs all caught going away.  A true lefty stick in the leadoff spot.




Derek Avery 1B / C / Vestal, NY / 2020

Only a sophomore, Avery stands 6-foot-3 and is a lean 170 pounds and will only get bigger (his senior brother Trey is pushing 6’5”).  Primarily a catcher, Avery is being used at 1B with Vestal’s depth behind the dish. Avery throws right and bats left. In his 3 games this week, Avery was 4/9 with a double, 1 R, and 2 RBIs, including a bunt single.




Owen Dando SS / 2B / Vestal , NY / 2018

The 5-foot-11 160 pound shortstop is off to a quick start for Vestal. Over 3 games he is 3 for 6 with 3 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI.  At SS, Dando (R/R) maintains a perfect 1.000 FPCT in 11 chances with two leaping catches on line drives and a nice play in the hole with a diving stop, quick transfer, and a throw to second from one knee for the force out against Seton Catholic Central.




Samuel Barley OF / 2B / Ithaca, NY / 2018

Compact 5-foot-9 170 pound OF played showed some power against good pitching, hitting a solo homerun on the first pitch of the second inning that landed on the blacktop beyond the deep left field fence at Ithaca’s field.  Barley (R/R) almost did it again his 2nd time up, taking the center fielder to the warning track to make the put out. Impressive pop from a smaller frame.




Richie Kuhar SS / OF / Ithaca, NY / 2018 (Le Moyne Commit)

Kuhar was 2 for 3 with a triple, 2 R, BB, and K out of the leadoff positions for Ithaca.  At 6-foot-2 185 pounds, he throws right and bats right. Kuhar had good footwork to the ball at SS, but he and his teammates were plagued by some tough hops off under tough early season field conditions.




Josh Chandler OF / RHP / Maine-Endwell, NY / 2019

A muscular center fielder, the Maine Endwell conditioning program has Chandler (R/R) in top condition. Chandler demonstrated his foot speed in center field getting to a few balls in both gaps.  Good arm strength delivering on line throws to home plate during warmups. Chandler was 2 for 3 with a SAC, RBI, and K. In his 2nd at bat, he ripped a line drive off of the leg of the 2nd base umpire that deflected to short for an infield single.



Adam Rutkowski SS / RHP / Maine Endwell , NY / 2019

Rutkowski went 3 innings to start the game against Vestal. He sat 74-75 topping at 77 on his FB and 58 on his curve. 5 H, 2 R, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HB. He played 2B after pitching and was 1 for 3 at the plate with 1 R.



Mason Vaughan 1B / 3B / Seton Catholic Central, NY / 2018 (Manhattan College Commit)

Vaughn was 2 for 3 against Vestal with a run scored. He made two nice plays on grounders between 1st and 2nd, coming of the bag hard to make a single saving grab on one of them. At 6’2” 220 pounds, Mason (R/R) will play the corners at the next level and is comfortable at both 1st and 3rd.  When not on the corners, Mason is in the starting pitcher rotation for the 2017 Class B state semifinalists.



2018 SS/RHP Leo Gallagher (Seton Catholic Central / Binghamton Commit - Basketball)
Gallagher (R/R) is a versatile athlete and plays SS and pitches for SCC. Against Vestal, Gallagher was 1 for 3 with a run scored and BB. The night before, he threw complete game no hitter against Chenango Forks.


Ben Funyak SS / RHP / Niskayuna , NY / 2018

Physical frame, the glove is solid and he shows the ability to make the throws from the left side of the infield. The bat is strong, flat path, under control bottom half. Stays in his swing and has power potential. Slightly above average runner. Complete all-around player.



2020 1B/OF Chris Erickson (Niskayuna)
Long and wiry frame. The setup at the plate is slightly wider than shoulder width. the hands work well through the bat path. The addition of physical strength will aid in the development of his game. Showed power potential and the ability to spread the field. Solid defender at first, good athlete.


Jimmy Joyce 3B / 2B / Niskayuna, NY / 2019

Left-handed hitting outfielder, the arm is average, the routes to the ball are solid. Shows the ability to get off the ball and play heady baseball. The bat has an unconventional setup. The feet are very wide, crouch of top half. The path is flat to the ball. Shows the ability to handle the barrel and make solid contact.  Average runner.



Charles Mack SS / 3B / Williamsville East, NY / 2018 (Clemson Commit)

Physical 5-foot-11 200 pound LHH SS displayed a controlled balanced approach with impressive bat speed and power going 4-4 on the evening. Creates torque through a slightly closed stride with incredible backside hip rotation, hands create separation with an upward barrel action. Steady defender while showing good range and arm strength from the hole.



Luke Kenyon 1B / C / Starpoint , NY / 2018 (Fredonia Commit)

Lean 6-foot-1 frame, showing good potential from behind the dish, received with soft hands while using a short release on throws. Has a nice athletic stance with relaxed hands and a low load leading into a bit of a long swing with high finish. Showed average bat speed.



Joe Mack C / Williamsville East, NY / 2021 (Clemson commit)

Lean athletic 6-foot frame displaying a controlled violent swing with impressive gap power, going 1-2 with a double to right center field and two walks.  Has an aggressive approach, with next level power.



Joseph Dell'Oso LHP / OF / Starpoint, NY / 2020

Lean 6-foot Lhp sitting 77-80 MPH with a projectable frame and high ¾ arm slot.  Used a three-pitch mix with 12-6 CB and a one plane CH. Competed against one of the top lineups in Western New York while leaving the game with the lead.  



Dillon Lobdell SS / 2B / Williamsville East , NY / 2019

With a lean athletic frame and good lower body rotation, demonstrating good plate coverage, with quick hands and a slight upward barrel action through the zone, going 1-3 with a single to left field and a was robbed of a base hit by a nice diving catch by the left fielder.  Defensively showed good range and excellent arm strength, hands seemed to stab at the ball a bit. 


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