MLB Draft Review


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

With the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft officially in the books, let's take a look at the high school selections that hailed from New York, Junior College players with ties to New York and any other PBR-NY alumni. Here's a full breakdown of where the players came from and what level.

The Breakdown*

Hudson Valley: 7 
New York City: 5 

Long Island: 5 
Western NY: 5  ...includes Rochester/Buffalo and areas south & west
Capitol Region: 3 
Southern Tier: 1 
Adirondacks: 1
Central NY: 0
* Based on hometown being in NY. Two players drafted collegiately attended HS out-of-state (NJ, PA). They are included.

Level: NCAA D1 (15), NCAA D2 (2), NCAA D3 (1), JUCO (3), HS (6). Five players that attended college in New York from out-of-state were also drafted; 4 D1, 1 D2. They were not included in the above breakdown.

NOTE: Not all information is 100% accurate posted by MLB concerning "Draft State" as we have found a few mistakes ourselves. 

Day 1 Spotlight

 

Lenny Torres

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Beacon
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Cadets Baseball Academy
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
96
Max FB
92 - 95
FB
86 - 87
CH
83 - 84
SL

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 1, 41st Overall (Indians)

May 2018
Athletic, elastic athlete with explosive actions. The RHP dialed it up to 94-95 MPH in the first inning before settling in at 92-94 MPH. At times flashed a sharp, 2-plane slider in the 81-83 MPH range but had trouble repeating in game. Mixed several change ups at 86-87 with some sink; almost a “power change” that acts more like a heavy FB. Mechanically can get upright with his finish along with some cross fire from a closed off stride. Command wavered but has been extremely efficient to date.  


Videos

May 2018


Day 2 Spotlight

 

Charles Mack

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
    Commitment: Clemson
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Williamsville East
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Tri State Arsenal
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.77
60-yard
82
INF Velo
103
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 6, 184th Overall (Twins)

Procase (June 25-27, 2017)
Physical 5-foot-11 192 pound frame, running a  6.86 60. Offensively- Left handed hitter sets up even with hands in lower, relaxed position. Some closing off during his stride but was able to whip hands through the zone. Carried over an impressive 101 MPH exit velocity (Wood Bat) to his BP, showing off some pull side gap power. Controlled approach, balanced through the zone. Will be able to drive opposite field gaps as well.   Defensively- Never flashy but always steady, projects more at 3B or potentially in the OF with his foot speed. Hands can get underneath at times. Accurate with some carry, infield velocity was 82 MPH across the diamond with minimal effort. Intriguing to where he fits positionally at the next level, his high athleticism should make for an easy adjustment.


Videos

Super 60 (February 4, 2018)





Leury Tejada

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Walton Campus
    State: NY
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
78 - 79
SL

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 10, 299th Overall (Rangers)

May 2018 
Long and lean RHP with an easy effort, low ¾ arm slot. Sat 87-89 MPH for the majority of the game, touching a couple 90 MPH and one 91 MPH FB early on. Overthrowing slider early in game but after a lengthy injury delay he settled in with a late breaking, tilting slider at 78-79 MPH. Frame and arm action easily can support additional velocity. Showed some bat speed at the plate; collected a SAC fly and and single.


Videos

May 2018

 

Day 3 Spotlight

 

Franklin Parra

Class of 2018 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Copiague
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Long Island Titans
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
89 - 91
FB
78 - 82
SL

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 11; 320th Overall (Mets)

Fall 2017
Stands 6-foot-1, 170-pounds with an athletic build to his frame. Clean repeatable mechanics, back arm-action slightly towards SS with shoulder/hip separation. Arm works smooth with no restrictions, releases from a high power 3/4 slot, slight head lean towards 3B, late life on fastball sitting 88-91 mph. Also shows a premium slider in the upper 70's low 80's with tight shape. 

 




Jaylen Palmer

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Holy Cross
    State: NY
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 22; 650th Overall (Mets)

Fall 2017
The most impressive physical frame at the event at 6-foot-2 190 pounds. Showed a strong arm from both the OF and SS along with a fundamental approach to the ball in both spots. Short, line drive stroke during BP. Seems to be an extra gear in there that hasn't been unlocked yet.



Logan O'Hoppe

Class of 2018 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: St. John the Baptist
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Long Island Titans
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 23; 677th Overall (Phillies)



JUCO Selections


Francisco Justo

Class of 2016 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2016
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: James Monroe
    State: NY
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 12; 363rd Overall (Cardinals)

May 2018
Lean/wiry frame. Sat 89-91, touching 92 MPH against Harford JC in the NJCAA D1 Eastern District. Consistent with breaking ball; able to spot and expand. Tends to get out of rhythm and pull of glove side but quickly makes in game adjustments. Highly projectable body type with a easy arm; plenty of room for physical and velocity gains. Intense competitor. 

 




Matthew Cross

Class of 2016 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2016
    Commitment: Niagara CC
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Starpoint
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Thunderwolves
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Scouting Report

Pick: 18th Round; 563rd Overall (Athletics)

May 2018
Physical catcher at 6-foot-1 205 pounds. Steady receiver; fluid exchange and footwork with on-the-bag carry. Simple setup at the plate; quiet pre-pitch. Offensive game will continue to progress.


Videos

Matthew Cross (New York Games - July 2015)




Mike Pascoe

Class of 2016 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2016
    Commitment: Wallace Junior College
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Arlington
    State: NY
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 24; 715th Overall (Blue Jays) - San Jacinto JC/St. John's Commit

NY State Open ID (January 31, 2016)
Pascoe checks in at an athletic 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. Pitching- An early season look showed that Pascoe had a good feel for his secondary pitches while sitting with his FB at 85-86. Delivery wise; worked soley out of the stretch featuring a controlled mid chest leg drive. Arm action is long and works through a 3/4 slot. Exhibits good body control, landing slightly open with his front side. Arm accelerates quickly through his release. Gets up and over front side with some give on plant leg. Finishes square to the plate with an occasional recoil. Change up showed some arm side fade with late spike at 78-79 MPH. Although velocity wise it appears to be too hard, there is enough late deceleration that puts it into a better range. Curveball sat 71-73 MPH with some 1-to-7 type shape. Featured late bit and was able to throw for a strike with ease. Above average early season command, looking forward to see him in game action come spring.

 


Videos

NY Open ID (January 31, 2016)





PBR-NY Alumni / 4 Year Programs

NOTE: PBR-NY launched in late 2014, we are just starting to see some of early on attendees cycle through their junior and senior years of college. We are beyond excited going forward to track our college players completing the process.

 

Bryan Warzek

Class of 2015 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2015
    Commitment: New Orleans
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Shenendehowa
    State: NY
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Scouting Report

Pick: Round 6; 194th Overall (Dodgers)
New York Top Prospect Games (August 16, 2014)
Warzek stands 6-foot-0 180-pounds with an average build. On the mound he starts with his hands high and uses a high knee lift before separation. He uses side to side rotation in his shoulders and a long arm action from a mid ¾ slot. He uses great extension on release and finishes complete out over his front knee. His fastball sat 84-86 MPH with some late action on the arm side. He showed a 66 mph changeup with some early deception and a 61-62 mph curveball with 1/8 gradual shape.


Videos

Bryan Warzek (8/16/14)