Mirror Image: New York and Michigan 2021 MIF/RHP Matchup

Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

The staff at PBR-New York is rolling out a new feature that highlights not only a player from the Empire State but compares them with an out-of-state player with similar abilities, features and projections. 

Today we take a look at a pair of MIF/RHP in the Class of 2022 in Daniel Cohen of South Glens Falls (NY) and Ashton Nowak of Gabriel Richard HS (MI).


Physical Attributes 

Both players feature similar lean, athletic builds with with Cohen at 6-foot-1 160 pounds and Nowak at 6-foot-0 155 pounds. Both players feature long, almost identical lower halves and will be able to add an easy 20 pounds to their frames over the next few years and yet stay proportional. 


Both feature whippy actions through the zone with Cohen slightly shorter to contact. Both players stay in the zone for an extended period of time. Defensively they featured active footwork and showed range through the middle with Nowak's arm holding well from the left side. Both should be able to stay up the middle long term. On the mound both use a moderate, infield like arm path with Cohen being slightly more square to the plate than Nowak who uses a coil. Cohen's CB is more 12-to-6 with depth while Nowak features a late action slider. Solid feel for their secondary offerings. 


Cohen (NY)
60: 7.42
INF Velo: 75 MPH
Exit Velo: 84 MPH
FB: 80-81 MPH
CB: 69-71 MPH
CH: 72-74 MPH

Nowak (MI)
60: 7.28
INF Velo: 77 MPH
Exit Velo: 83 MPH 
FB: 78-80 MPH
SL: 73-75 MPH
KN: 74-75

Suggestion Box

"Both players will only get stronger as they hit they weight room over the next few years. Nowak's footspeed is adequate and may improve to open up corner OF possibilities; Cohen will need to continue to work in this direction or possibly slide into a 3B role. Nowak, once consistent with his timing will be even more explosive through his lower half. On the mound both show repeatable actions with an ease to their arm action that will allow for additional velocity gains; feel for their secondary stuff is solid at this point and continued development of their 3rd pitch will be huge. Tremendous upside for both players who present plenty of current skills that will only feed their long term development."

New York

Daniel Cohen SS / RHP / South Glens Falls , NY / 2022





Ashton Nowak RHP / SS / Gabriel Richard , MI / 2022



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2020 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier NY 02/14 434 Sportsplex
2020 Preseason All-State - Hudson Valley NY 02/15 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse
2020 Preseason All-State - WNY NY 02/17 Total Sports Experience (Gates)
2020 Preseason All-State - CNY NY 02/18 Accelerate Sports
2020 Preseason All-State - Capital Region NY 02/19 All-Stars Academy
2020 Preseason All-State - Long Island NY 02/20 Long Island Sports Complex
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Downstate NY 02/21 Warriors Baseball Academy
2020 Preseason All-State - Downstate NY 02/21 Warriors Baseball Academy
2020 NJ/NY/PA Committed Player ProCase NY 02/23 Keystone Baseball Academy
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Upstate NY 03/01 434 Sportsplex
2020 Northeast JUCO Day NY 06/03 Dutchess Stadium


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