Preseason CNY: Top Performers


Tim Hunter
VP of Operations

The 2020 Preseason All-State - Central NY event took place on Tuesday Feb 18th at Accelerate Sports. Here's a look at a couple players that caught our attention with their performances, along with top statistical leaders from the event. 

Roman Kimball RHP / SS / New Hartford, NY / 2021

The Notre Dame commit had a very impressive bullpen during this event topping out at 91mph. His very repeatable delivery and smooth arm action makes it easy to show that there is more in the tank as he develops. Kimball has a four pitch mix with command and good feel for the off-speed, running both sides of the plate.


Daniel Barbero SS / 2B / Colonie, NY / 2022

Standing 5 foot 8, 180-pounds, and a 2022 graduate, he has a great set of tools. Barbero has a loose swing and explosive usage of his lower half to mash the baseball (96 Exit Velo). His simple swing makes it very repeatable for consistent, hard contact to the pull side gap. Hitting isn't the only thing he impressed us with, his arm speaks for itself throwing 88mph across the diamond. Smooth footwork combined with exceptional glove work makes him a must follow as he progresses even more. 

 


Luis Suarez C / 1B / West Genesee, NY / 2022

Squarez took our top catcher spot being the first in two different categories, Catcher Pop Time (1.95-2.01) and Catcher Velo (77mph). Consistent bullets on the bag making accuracy look easy, quick transfer, and good footwork are just a couple reasons to keep an eye on this 2022. 

 


Dillon Crook OF / 2B / Liverpool , NY / 2021

Hard out the gate, staying low, and light on his feet earned him our fastest 60 yard dash time at the CNY event. An impressive 6.57 runner uses his short strides to his advantage getting his feet off the ground as quick as possible. Also, top 3 in OF Velo, Crook keeps his throws low on a line towards his target creating good backspin. 

 


Statistical Leaderboard


TOP 60'S

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Dillon Crook NY Liverpool 2021 OF 6.57
2 AJ Brotz NY Bath Haverling 2022 SS 6.73
3 Greyson McDonnell NY Webster Thomas 2021 C 6.75


TOP EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Daniel Barbero NY Colonie 2022 SS 96
2 Bryce Zicaro NY Cicero-North Syracuse 2023 LHP 93
3 Bryce Collis NY Whitesboro 2021 1B 91
^ Steven Merkel NY NorthStar Christian 2022 C 91


TOP OF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Adam Marsh NY Liverpool 2021 OF 84
^ Mitchell Kelly NY Webster Thomas 2021 OF 84
2 Dillon Crook NY Liverpool 2021 OF 80
^ Jackson Strong NY West Seneca East 2021 OF 80
3 Kenneth Svitak NY Baldwinsville 2021 OF 78
^ Brady Crawford NY Camden 2021 RHP 78


TOP INF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Daniel Barbero NY Colonie 2022 SS 88
2 Brandon Peterson SC P27 Academy 2022 3B 82
3 Adam Marsh NY Liverpool 2021 OF 81
^ Jacob DePalma NY West Genesee 2022 3B 81
^ Bryce Zicaro NY Cicero-North Syracuse 2023 LHP 81


TOP C VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Luis Suarez NY West Genesee 2022 C 77
2 Derek Schumaker NY Paul V. Moore 2021 C 73
^ Derek Hotzler NY Cobleskill-Richmondville 2021 C 73
3 Nicholas Stevens NY Liverpool 2021 C 72


TOP C POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Luis Suarez NY West Genesee 2022 C 1.95-2.01
2 Derek Schumaker NY Paul V. Moore 2021 C 1.98-2.03
3 Steven Merkel NY NorthStar Christian 2022 C 2.08-2.15


TOP FB VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Roman Kimball SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 91 mph
2 Noah Wieczorek NY Cicero-North Syracuse 2021 RHP 85 mph
3 Matthew Sanfilippo NY Webster Schroeder 2021 RHP 83 mph