Preseason All-State: 3B Analysis From Feb. 15th

Dan Cevette
Director, New York

It's been 10-days since the MEGA All-State Showcase held at beautiful Accelerate Sports in Whitesboro, NY. The dust has settled, the smoke has cleared out, and the 3B reports are in. A very special thanks to the players, families, and coaches that braved the winter-weather and witnessed a truly special event. Here's a look at the 3B's who attended Feb. 15th and what we saw.

Frankie Pizzo, 3B, Shenendehowa HS, NY (2016) stands 5-foot-9, 175-pounds with a very strong, durable body, thick lower half. From 3B he shows a big time arm at 90 mph with smooth actions through the ball. He projects staying at the corner at the next-level, arm has a chance to be even bigger. At the plate he shows an aggressive swing, from an open stance, barrel attacks ball out in front with extension, slight uphill path, 85 mph exit velocity. Definition of a hidden-NYS-gem.

Jeff Palczewski, 3B, Orchard Park HS, NY (2016)
Palczewsi stands 5-foot-10, 170-pounds with a strong durable frame. He simply keeps getting better the more we see him, at the plate he shows an athletic swing, short path, consistent contact with slight incline plane, high finish. 85 mph exit velocity. Fielding he shows good reaction with his hands, fields low, slightly deep in his stance, clean transfer, throws from an over-the-top slot, 81 mph arm strength.  He ran a 6.97 60 yard dash.

Griff DeMayo, 3B, Hamburg HS, NY (2016)
DeMayo stands 6-foot-0, 165-pounds with a slender build. At the plate he starts with his hands high, loads back, short stride, he gets hands inside the ball, short path to the ball, slight uphill swing, rolls heavy on his front foot, finishes high.  79 mph bat speed, gap-gap projection. From 3B he fields the ball out in front of his body, deeper in his stance, loads to throw from a low-3/4 slot at 70 mph.

Parker Hendershot, 3B, Tioga Central, NY (2017)
Hendershot stands 6-foot-1, 175-pounds with a lean, athletic build. At the plate he shows a relaxed approach. Knee lift on the pitch, hands load back. Short path to the ball, barrel drops some, uphill plane through the zone, great extension after contact to a high finish, 86 mph exit velocity off a tee. From 3B - moves laterally well evidenced by his 7.13 60 time. Soft hands out in front, belt funnel, fast exchange, throws from a high-3/4 slot. Arm strength at 81 mph. Signs of next-level ability. 

Dan Yankowski, RHP, Ichabod Crane HS, NY (2016)
Yankowski stands 5-foot-10, 170-pounds with an average build. At the plate he starts hands high, slightly crouched over. Loads back with high knee lift, hands drop, short path to the all, barrel gets uphill, extension out in front, high finish. From 3B charges the ball hard, fields deeper in his stance, clean exchange, throws from a high-3/4 slot, arm strength at 79 mph. He ran a 7.2 60.

Nathan Kruger, 3B, East Aurora HS, NY (2016)
Krugar stands 5-foot-9, 165-pounds with a solidly built frame. At the plate he uses an open stance, dives back to even, hands stay inside the ball, short path, slightly uphill path, short extension through the ball. Fields the ball soft out in front, quick action, throws from a mid-3/4 slot at 73 mph. He ran a 7.5 60.

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