Preseason Hudson Valley: Top Performers


Tim Hunter
VP of Operations

The 2020 Preseason All-State - Hudson Valley event took place on Saturday Feb 15th at Sullivan County Community College. These are some of the players that caught our attention with their performances along with top statistical leaders. 

Top Performers

Jacob Yager 1B / RHP / Tri-Valley, NY / 2021

This athletic 6-foot-3, 230 pound physical frame wasn't afraid to show out in multiple categories during this event. Jacob placed Top 3 in Exit Velo, INF Velo, and to top it off FB Velo. Not only can he launch the ball with some serious force, but he has positive presence on the mound. He has a good hard fastball that just rides through the zone and good feel for his secondary pitches. Jacob is someone to keep an eye on as a dual player going forward. 

 

 

Evan Dieter OF / LHP / Kingston, NY / 2022

From almost a year apart between events, Evan has improved tremendously showing out in a couple categories. His 60 yard dash time improved from a 7.10 to a 6.86 even with growing a couple more inches and adding some weight. Speed isn't the only tool Evan has to offer, he also shows smooth fielding mechanics in the OF and has a strong coming in with an 82mph velo. Still someone to follow as he keeps progressing. 

 

 

Jack Clifford C / RHP / Newburgh Free Academy, NY / 2021

This 2021 catcher still has plenty of room to fill out, but his quick footwork and actions behind the plate make his very special for the class of 2021. Jack was anywhere from a 1.97-1.99 pop time in this showcase notching the top spot for that category. Along with a sub-2.00 pop time he was able to get some velocity behind the ball with a 77mph catcher velo. Showing his quickness and good arm behind the plate is why he was a Top Performer for this event. 

 

 

Josh Russo 1B / RHP / Ward Melville , NY / 2021

Josh is a very strong, physical framed individual and he was not afraid to show that off on the hitting portion of this event. Crushing baseballs all over the field with exceptional pop he had the Top Exit Velo from this event with a 96mph. Smooth swing with quick hands that are able to get in the zone fast made for an exciting BP round. On the mound he is a big presence, really working downhill and getting that body into his FB. Josh finished with the highest FB Velo of the day at 86mph. 

 


STATISTICAL LEADERBOARD

TOP 60'S

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Vinny Schara NY Arlington 2021 RHP 6.81
^ Ryan Ash NY Saratoga Springs 2021 SS 6.81
2 Evan Dieter NY Kingston 2022 OF 6.86
3 Erick Diaz PA Perkiomen 2024 OF 6.93


TOP EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Josh Russo NY Ward Melville 2021 1B 96
2 Jacob Yager NY Tri-Valley 2021 1B 95
3 Brody Raleigh NC Christ School 2023 2B 92


TOP OF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Greg Levin NY Millbrook Prep 2022 OF 84
2 Evan Dieter NY Kingston 2022 OF 82
3 Javian Ovalles NJ Don Bosco Prep 2022 RHP 80
^ Scott Ennist Jr. NY FDR 2022 OF 80
^ Eric Servellon NY Arlington 2023 RHP 80
^ Frank Vanzillotta NY Arlington 2021 OF 80


TOP INF POSITIONAL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jake Lanzer NY Newburgh Free Academy 2022 LHP 86
2 Joshua Kaplan NY Suffern 2022 SS 84
^ Jeremiah Vega NY John Jay - East Fishkill 2022 2B 84
3 Josh Russo NY Ward Melville 2021 1B 83
^ Jacob Yager NY Tri-Valley 2021 1B 83
^ Greg Levin NY Millbrook Prep 2022 OF 83
^ Frankie DeMaro NY John S Burke Catholic 2021 SS 83


TOP C POSITIONAL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jason Sparkes NJ Holmdel 2022 C 79
2 Jack Clifford NY Newburgh Free Academy 2021 C 77
3 Nick Lugo NY Arlington 2022 C 75


TOP C POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Jack Clifford NY Newburgh Free Academy 2021 C 1.97-1.99
2 Nick Lugo NY Arlington 2022 C 1.98-2.03
^ Jason Sparkes NJ Holmdel 2022 C 1.98-2.03
3 Edward Lippert NY St. Anthonys 2021 C 2.07-2.09


TOP FB VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Josh Russo NY Ward Melville 2021 1B 86 mph
^ Jacob Yager NY Tri-Valley 2021 1B 86 mph
2 Angelo Bartziokas NY Minisink Valley 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Sean Smith NY Arlington 2022 RHP 85 mph
3 Calvin Dymond PA Perkiomen 2022 RHP 84 mph
^ Joshua Kaplan NY Suffern 2022 SS 84 mph