Prep Baseball Report

On Deck Preview: Last Chance Downstate - Middle Infielders

Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

Our final event of 2017 will take place this upcoming Saturday at House of Sports in Ardsley, NY. Nearly 65 players will be in attendance, including these 20 middle infielders. Let's take a look at some of our returners and make note of the newcomers.

Last Chance Preview - Downstate / Middle Infielders


Jason Torres SS / 3B / Salesian, NY / 2019

Spread stance with a short stroke; works through the middle from the right side. Also short from the left side but showed some more pop to his pull side. May project better as a 2B/3B.




Justin Otero SS / 2B / Salesian, NY / 2019

Whippy bat through the zone with a balanced approach. Clean hands, quick release with accurate arm.




Anthony Saputo 2B / Stepinac , NY / 2020

5-foot-11 170 pound right-handed hitter from Stepinac HS making his debut.




Ruben Correa SS / 2B / Salesian, NY / 2020

Slight frame at 5-foot-8 130 pounds; stays in the zone through the finish of his swing. Strong arm for his class at 81 MPH across the diamond.




Matthew Rivera SS / 2B / St. Raymond's, NY / 2018

Slight 5-foot-5 145 pound frame for the right-handed hitting 2018 grad from St. Raymond's.




Ivan Santos SS / 2B / St. Raymonds, NY / 2019

Athletic 5-foot-8 150 pound left-handed hitter with a line drive stroke; clean defensive actions staying on the balls of his feet. Looking forward to seeing his progress.




Brandon Ortiz SS / 2B / Warwick , NY / 2020

Athletic 5-foot-10 160 pound right-handed hitter with a short/compact stroke. Calm middle infield type actions with a suitable left side arm.




Thomas Fitzgerald RHP / 2B / Albertus Magnus , NY / 2019

6-foot-0 155 pound right-handed hitter who plays for the State American Legion Champion, the Rockland Pirates.




Armani Moore 2B / SS / Cardinal Hayes , NY / 2018

Lean, athletic frame with gliding actions defensively; low arm slot release. Table setter type approach at the plate.




Aiden Velez 2B / OF / Fordham Prep , NY / 2019

First time attendee at 5-foot-6 140 pounds. The right-handed hitter comes from a reputable Fordham Prep program.




Darian Almonte 2B / SS / Tappan Zee , NY / 2019

5-foot-7 146 pound right-handed hitter who also plays for the Kings Baseball Academy.




Brandon Taveras 2B / SS / John S. Burke Catholic, NY / 2019

Right-handed hitter who checks in at 5-foot-10 155 pounds and plays for the Jersey Boyz.




Sean Dertinger RHP / SS / Nanuet , NY / 2019

Another first timer. The right-handed hitter stands in at 5-foot-9 165 pounds and also plays for the Rockland A's.




Alex Rodriguez SS / RHP / Carmel , NY / 2018

Right-handed hitter with a short, line drive stroke. Athletic actions up the middle with more of 2B/OF projection at the next level.




Louis Carvell SS / RHP / Collaborative Studies, NY / 2019

Slight 5-foot-10 145 pound frame. The right-handed hitter will be making his PBR-NY debut.




Zaes Zabala SS / OF / Iona Prep, NY / 2019

Long frame at 6-foot-3 160 pounds. The right-handed hitter comes from a strong Iona Prep program.




Aidan Gallagher SS / RHP / Nanuet , NY / 2019

5-foot-11 150 pound right-handed hitter from Nanuet HS.




Christopher Palmieri SS / OF / Warwick, NY / 2020

5-foot-10 145 pound right-handed hitter who also plays with Kings Baseball Academy.




Kenneth Dodson Jr SS / OF / Suffern , NY / 2019

High end athlete that we're excited to have in front of us on Saturday. Right-handed hitter stands in at 5-foot-9 155 pounds.




Daveas Espinal SS / RHP / Monroe Woodbury , NY / 2019

5-foot-11 155 pound left-handed hitter from a strong Monroe-Woodbury HS program.




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