Analysis From July 1st Event: C-MIF-OF



Dan Cevette
New York Scouting Director

C/INF/OF Analysis July 1st Event
I was very impressed with the talent level all across the board at this event. We only had 19 kids but saw 4 sub 7 runners in the 60, which plenty college coaches commented on how impressed they were with the athleticism of these guys. We saw some big power guys, and some really fast ATH's, all in all it was a great event. Next Up: July 15th, at North Collins

Colin BeVard MIF/OF (West Genesee HS, NY 2016)

BeVard stands 5-foot-10 185-pounds and is very athletic. With the bat he sets up with his weight back and uses a knee lift with a stride on the swing. His swing path is slightly inclined with his hands staying inside the ball well and good extension after contact. His exit velocity was 88 mph off a tee. From the INF he uses good quick footwork and gets around the ball. He throws from a low 3/4 slot with good arm strength at 82 mph. He ran a 6.58 60 yard dash showing extreme athleticism.

Mitchell Henshaw C/SS (Brockport HS, NY 2016)
Henshaw stands 5-foot-11 160-pounds and has a project-able frame. At the plate he starts with his front foot open but athletic with a stride as we swings. His swing path is level with good extension after contact and a high finish. He rolls a little on his front foot affecting his balance. His exit velocity was 83 mph. Catching his pop time was a 2.06 with a 76 mph arm. At SS he gets behind the ball and fields out in front of his body nice. His release and arm are a big long and he needs to shorten that up.

Chris McDonnell C (Bath Haverling HS, NY 2016)
McDonnell stands 5-foot-10 147 pounds and receives the ball well. His pop times were consistent around 2.2 and accurate. There is a lot to like with his ceiling. At the plate he sets up open and drops his hands some on the load. From the tee his exit velocity was 71 mph and he ran a 4.5 home to first time.

At 2B he stays in front of the ball and has a clean transfer with a mid/high 3/4 slot. He uses quick footwork to line his throw up.

Brandon Nicholson MIF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2015)
Nicholson stands 5-foot-9 170-pounds with an athletic small frame. At the plate he sets up with his weight back and slightly closed. He uses a knee lift and stride before the swing. His swing plane is level with his hands staying inside the ball well and finishes high. His exit velocity off a tee was 83 mph. From the MIF he uses his glove out in front of his body, clean transfer, and his footwork puts him in line with his target. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot at 78 mph.

Patrick LaDouce MIF (Auburn HS, NY 2015)
LaDouce stands 5-foot-8 160-pounds and has a slender athletic frame. With the bat his setup is wide and he used a small leg lift up and back down for timing. His hands stay inside the baseball and looks to drive the ball to RF. His bat path is on an incline through the strike zone. From the INF he stays behind ball and uses a clean fast release with arm strength at 66 mph across the field.

Bobby Antonacci RHP/SS (Westhill HS, NY 2017)
Antonacci stands 5-foot-7 140-pounds. With the bat he has a balanced wide stance with a back load and no stride. His swing plane is slightly inclined through contact with a high finish, his exit velocity was 67 mph. At SS he fields the ball out in front of his body with a clean transfer and good footwork.

Daniel Johnson RHP/MIF (Sodus HS, NY 2017)
Johnson stands 5-foot-6 150-pounds with a small frame. With the bat his setup is slightly crouched taking a stride on the swing. His bat path is on an incline with 78 mph exit velocity of a tee. In the game he had two hits over second base. From the MIF he has a wide base and gets in front of the ball. He funnels the ball nicely to his chest and has a quick release.

Ryan Walker MIF/OF (Corning HS, NY 2015)
Walker stands 5-foot-11 165-pounds with an athletic lean build. At the plate he has a balanced setup with a long stride before the swing. His bat path is pretty level through the strike zone and generates good bat speed at 86 off a tee. His finish is high and balanced. In the OF he fields the ball clean with a very quick transfer and release from a mid 3/4 slot at 79 mph. From the INF he uses nice baseball actions, getting around the ball and moving this feet toward his contact and getting through his throws. He runs a 7.1 60 yard dash.

Wyatt Myers RHP/SS (Bishop Grimes HS, NY 2016)
Myers stands 6-foot-0 173-pounds and has an athletic frame. With the bat his setup is balanced with a very small toe lift and stride. His swing is powerful (88 exit velocity) and his bat path is level with good extension after contact. At SS he shows smooth baseball actions with plus footwork. His glove is out in front of his body with a clean quick transfer and strong arm.

Nico Limoncelli SS (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Limoncelli stands 5-foot-11 150-pounds and has a slender athletic body. At SS he gets around ball well and through his throws with an arm velocity of 80 mph. He funnels the ball nicely to his chest and has a quick exchange. With the bat he swings from the left side with a balanced short toe lift. Bat stays level through the zone, he has a 77 mph exit velocity off the tee. He ran home to first in 4.3 seconds. He ran a 6.97 showing good athleticism.

Jesse Chester 3B (Westhill HS, NY 2016)
Chester stands 5-foot-10 145-pounds. At the plate he sets up with a closed front leg and hands extended away from his head. His swing stays on a slight incline with a high finish, but he rolls over on his front leg at times. His exit velocity was 78 mph off a tee. From the IF he comes and gets the ball straight on and fields it a little too deep in his stance. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot at 79 mph showing a strong arm.

Ryan Stott RHP/3B (Liverpool HS, NY 2015)
Stott stands 6-foot-0 182 pounds with a good frame. At the plate he has an upright setup and uses knee to knee trigger with a stride before the swing. His bat path is level but long through the zone finishing balanced and shoulder level with a 74 mph exit velocity off a tee. From the IF he comes and gets the ball well, fields out in front and has a quick clean release with a 77 mph arm across the field.

Matt Van Allen OF/1B (West Genesee HS, NY 2015)
Van Allen stands a towering 6-foot-3 215-pounds and is big and strong. With the bat he setups with his weight shifted back and uses a leg kick with a stride on the swing. His bat path is on the incline with good extension after contact and a high finish generating plus power and bat speed. His exit velocity was 87 off a tee. In the OF he fields the ball out in front of his body with an average transfer with good carry on the ball to the bag.

Danny Madden LHP/OF (Corning HS, NY 2016)
Madden stands 6-foot-2 180-pounds and has a strong physical presence. With the Bat his approach is balanced with a nice wide comfortable stance. There is no stride and he rolls on his front foot after contact but swings level through the zone with a nice shoulder level finish. Shows gap to gap power and had an 87 mph exit velocity off the tee.

Nathaniel Kiel LHP/OF (Oakwood HS, OH 2015)
Kiel stands 5-foot-11 165-pounds with an average build. With the bat his setup is athletic with a small stride on the swing. His swing path is slightly on the incline with a high finish and a 78 mph exit velocity off a tee. He slightly opens up his front side before the ball enters the strike zone losing some power. If he stays closed longer that will improve almost instantly. From the OF he gets through the baseball well with some carry to the bag. He needs to quicken up his transfer and release.

Trevor Maciejewski OF/RHP (Webster Thomas HS, NY 2015)
Maciejewski stands 5-foot-10 155-pounds with a slim slender frame. At the plate his setup is tall and shoulder width apart. He strides forward on his swing with his bat traveling slightly at an incline with a high finish. His exit velocity is 70 mph. In the OF he plays the baseball in front of his body with a quick clean transfer and arm with solid carry to the bag.

Drew Reddish OF (Pittsford Sutherland HS, NY 2015)
Reddish stands 5-foot-10 175-pounds and is very athletic. With the bat he has a balanced approach with a stride before the swing. His bat path is level through the zone with a small incline in the finish. He runs very well at a 6.75 60 and went back on a few balls nicely in the OF. His arm needs to get stronger and more carry on it.

Zacary Granger RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Granger stands 6-foot-0 160-pounds and has the frame of a next level guy. With the Bat his setup is tall and he uses a leg lift and strides on contact. His bat travels flat through the zone and finishes on an incline. His exit velocity was 85 mph showing signs of power potential. In the OF he stays behind the ball well and uses a small crow hop to help generate power. His release needs to be faster and his arm action is long.