Summer Top Performers: 3B



Dan Cevette
President, New York


Since June we have been on the go running showcases, tournaments and scouting events around the state every week and weekend in the summer. Through our travels we have seen over a hundred third basemen, ranging from the graduating class of 2020-2018. Here's a look at some of the 3B that really caught our eye this summer at our events. Check out our Fall Event that are filling up fast schedule HERE.

NYS Games - June 25-27


Andrew Circelli

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: New Hartford
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Syracuse Sportszone
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.11
60-yard
84
INF Velo
97
Exit Velo
4.39
H-1st

Scouting Report

 
NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017) Athletic 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame; fluid swing, loose and easy, maintains level bat plane through the zone and ends with full extension for an exit velocity of 88 MPH, repeatable motion with appropriate pre-pitch movement, full engagement of lower half will release more power. Defensively - soft hands, effective pre-pitch movement, agile footwork, looks comfortable making exchange glove to throwing hand and finishes within an infield velocity of 82 MPH.  As high as 84 over the course of the summer.




Pierce Hendershot

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Tioga Central
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: NY-Penn Dirtbags
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.05
60-yard
87
INF Velo
87
OF Velo
94
Exit Velo
4.14
H-1st
Position
INF Velo
80
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
93
H-1st
4.53
Position
INF Velo
83
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
94
Position
INF Velo
77
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.4
INF Velo
82
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017) Athletic 5-foot-11, 160-pound veteran of PBR events, ran a 7.59/60. Offensively - uses inner knee rotation with counter rotation of upper and lower torso to generate an exit velocity of 84 MPH - previous best was 91 MPH, quick to the ball with strong hands, level bat path, full extension after contact, repeatable motion.  Defensively  - fundamentally sound, agile footwork, economic use of movement, stays balanced throughout with an infield velocity of 81 MPH, topped 85 however this summer. Future games player who might move to the OF.

Videos

NY State Games (June 25-27, 2017)

Player News




Brett Young

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Albany Academy
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Adirondack Heat
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.07
60-yard
85
INF Velo
92
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017) Solidly built 6-foot-1, 180-pound third baseman, ran a 7.54/60. Offensively - effective load, short, compact swing, keeps bat on level path through the zone with upper cut and full extension and exit velocity of 89 MPH - previously registered 92 MPH, evidence of inner knee rotation, lower engagement will produce increased power. Defensively - fundamentally sound with quick, agile movements, smooth transfer to throwing hand for an infield velocity of 80 MPH. Will be a very good next-level player. 






John Bender

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Wilson
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Niagara Thunderwolves
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
81 - 82
FB
67 - 69
CB
68 - 69
CH
Position
7.59
60-yard
80
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
4.50
H-1st

Scouting Report

NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017) Sturdy 6-foot-2, 225-pound RHP, ran a 7.59/60. Pitching - uses height to get downward plane on 79-80 MPH fastball that touches 82 MPH, 12-to-6 curveball at 67-69 MPH freezes batters, consistently induces weak contact, developing hip tilt at balance point to engage lower torso. Offensively - effective load, appropriate pre-pitch movement, keeps hands inside ball with full extension after contact for an exit velocity of 90 MPH, inner knee rotation triggers hips, further lower body engagement will add to power. Defensively - basic footwork, sure hands, effective transfer with accurate arm at 78 MPH. 


Videos

NY State Games (June 25-27, 2017)

Player News





Cole O'Connor

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
  • High School: St Francis
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Academy Stars
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.03
60-yard
80
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
4.35
H-1st

Scouting Report

NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017) Sturdily-built 5-foot-10, 210-pound third baseman. Offensively - left-handed batter, engages hips with inner knee rotation, short to the ball, keeps bat on level path through the strike zone, full extension after contact with an exit velocity of 89 MPH, lives in the middle third with a repeatable motion, further counter rotation between upper and lower torso will add power. Defensively - poised and confident, clean, economic footwork, soft hands, smooth transfer, accurate arm across infield at 80 MPH.






Andrew Perry

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Shenendehowa
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: CPH Gators
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.10
60-yard
2.25 - 2.30
Pop Time
80
INF Velo
85
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
4.31
H-1st

Scouting Report

NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017) Athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pound infielder, ran a 7.73/60. Offensively - effective load, keeps hands inside ball and bat on level path through the strike zone, full extension after contact with an exit velocity of 85 MPH; repeatable motion, some evidence of counter rotation between upper and lower torso, further lower body engagement will add to power. Defensively - basic footwork, sure hands, deliberate transfer, accurate arm with a velocity of 80 MPH.  Sweet stroke from the left-side, will produce at the next-level.





Tyler Griggs

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: McQuaid Jesuit
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Diamond Pro
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.28
60-yard
80
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
4.53
H-1st

Scouting Report

NYS Games (June 25-27, 2017)  Sturdy 5-foot-9, 180-pound third baseman, ran a 7.35/60. Offensively - smooth and fluid swing, effortless, makes consistent barrel contact, keeps bat on level path with full extension and exit velocity of 87 MPH; repeatable motion, short to the ball, evidence of counter rotation between upper and lower torso, further lower body engagement will add to power. Defensively - agile footwork, balanced, confident body language, sure hands, smooth and easy transfer with a velocity of 76 MPH across the infield. Committed to UConn recently.



Canisius - July 5, 2017


Liam Ward

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Albion
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Niagara Nationals
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.38
60-yard
1.96 - 2.02
Pop Time
80
INF Velo
(07/24/19)
72
C Velo
88
Exit Velo
(07/24/19)
4.39
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.39
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

Campus Series-Buffalo (July 5, 2017) Ward stands in at 5-foot-11, 155-pounds with a lean athletic frame. Ran a 4.94 home to first. Offensively- Righty sets up square to the pitcher in a wide stance with his feet outside shoulder width. Shows a slight knee bend with an upright torso holding the back above the back shoulder using little pre-pitch bat movement. On pitch, his trigger is a toe tap in to stride forward while his hands move back into his hitting position. Utilizes good lower body rotation getting his hips clear and using the whole body during the process of the swing. Shows quick hands to the hitting zone with a level barrel path throughout into a high two-handed finish. Demonstrated good plate coverage and line drive ability up the middle and to the pull side. Recorded an exit velocity of 81 MPH. Defensively- Catching, frames well with a quiet body and glove. Good throwing mechanics down to second with quick feet and a downhill throwing motion. Blocks well keeping the ball in front and is athletic getting back up to his feet. Was accurate on throws recording a positional arm velocity as a catcher at 72 MPH and a pop time range of 1.96-2.02. In the infield, good footwork and approach. Fielding mechanics are clean with a good funnel into the chest and quick transition to the throwing position. Good aggressive footwork towards throwing target, can make the play on the move. Recorded a positional arm velocity as an infielder at 79 MPH.




St. Bonaventure - July 11, 2017


Andrew Fairbrother

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Williamsville North
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Full Circuit Power
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(09/20/20)
86 - 87
FB
(09/20/20)
69 - 72
CB
80 - 81
CH
(09/20/20)
72 - 75
SL
(09/20/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CH
75 - 76
SL
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
86 - 87
CH
80 - 81
SL
72 - 75
Position
7.11
60-yard
(09/20/20)
87
INF Velo
96
Exit Velo
(09/20/20)
4.71
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.36
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.11
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.64
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Fastball
87.2
Velocity (max)
(09/20/20)
86.3 - 87.2
Velo Range
(09/20/20)
86.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/20/20)
2414
Spin Rate (max)
(09/20/20)
2335
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/20/20)
16.7
IVB (max)
(09/20/20)
14.8
IVB (avg)
(09/20/20)
8.1
HM (max)
(09/20/20)
5.0
HM (avg)
(09/17/21)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(09/20/20)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(09/20/20)
28
Spin Score (max)
(09/20/20)
63
Zone %
(09/20/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.6
Velo Range
84 - 85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
84
Spin Rate (max)
2072
Spin Rate (avg)
2009
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.2
Velo Range
86.3 - 87.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.8
Spin Rate (max)
2414
Spin Rate (avg)
2335
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.2
Velocity (max)
(09/20/20)
72.3 - 75.2
Velo Range
(09/20/20)
73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/20/20)
2324
Spin Rate (max)
(09/20/20)
2241
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/20/20)
-1.4
IVB (max)
(09/17/21)
2.5
IVB (avg)
(09/17/21)
-9.3
HM (max)
(09/17/21)
-7.4
HM (avg)
(09/17/21)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(09/20/20)
4.8
Release Ht (avg)
(09/20/20)
31
Spin Score (max)
(09/20/20)
33
Zone %
(09/20/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73
Velo Range
69.7 - 73
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.6
Spin Rate (max)
1960
Spin Rate (avg)
1939
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.2
Velo Range
72.3 - 75.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.2
Spin Rate (max)
2324
Spin Rate (avg)
2241
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.3
Velocity (max)
(09/20/20)
75.1 - 75.7
Velo Range
(09/17/21)
81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/20/20)
1559
Spin Rate (max)
(09/20/20)
1559
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/20/20)
7.6
IVB (max)
(09/17/21)
7.6
IVB (avg)
(09/17/21)
12.3
HM (max)
(09/20/20)
12.3
HM (avg)
(09/20/20)
7.0
Extension (avg)
(09/20/20)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(09/20/20)
20
Spin Score (max)
(09/17/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.7
Velo Range
75.1 - 75.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.6
Spin Rate (max)
1535
Spin Rate (avg)
1441
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.9
Spin Rate (max)
1559
Spin Rate (avg)
1559
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/20/20)
89.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/20/20)
268
Distance (avg)
(09/17/21)
358
Distance (max)
(09/17/21)
45
Hard Hit %
(09/20/20)
64
Sweet Spot %
(09/20/20)
64
Line Drive %
(09/20/20)
70.0
Fly Ball %
(09/17/21)
10
Ground Ball %
(09/17/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.8
Distance (avg)
268
Distance (max)
358
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
89
Distance (avg)
268
Distance (max)
356
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.8
Hand Speed (max)
(09/20/20)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/20/20)
73.9
Bat Speed (max)
(09/20/20)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/20/20)
13.3
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/20/20)
11.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/20/20)
68
On Plane Eff (avg)
(09/17/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
18.2
Bat Speed (max)
67.7
Bat Speed (avg)
66
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20.9
Bat Speed (max)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
71.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
96
Hop+
(09/17/21)
61
Rise+
(09/17/21)
85
Sink+
(09/17/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
57
Hammer+
(09/17/21)
77
Sweep+
(09/17/21)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Scouting Report

 Campus Series-St. Bonaventure (July 11, 2017)  Fairbrother stands in at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds with a lean athletic frame. Ran a 4.92 home to first, slightly off his previous best time of 4.71 set in July 2016. Offensively- Righty sets up square to the pitcher with his feet just outside his shoulders. Shows a slight knee bend with an upright torso. Holds the bat just below the back shoulder using little pre-pitch bat movement. On pitch, his trigger is a quick and simple step forward while his hands move back slightly into his hitting position. Has quick hands into the hitting zone with an upward lift barrel action throughout into a high two-handed finish. Utilizes good lower body rotation getting whole frame involved in swing. Shows a smooth fluid swing demonstrated in his batting practice round with gap to gap power potential. Recorded an exit velocity of 85 MPH, a 1 MPH improvement from his best recorded mark of 84 MPH set in February 2017. Defensively- Good approach and footwork getting in front of the baseball. Fielding mechanics are smooth with a good funnel into the chest and quick transition to the throwing position. Tends to double tap ball in glove prior to the through. Needs to be more aggressive with the footwork towards intended target to get rid of the ball quicker. Moves well left/right and fields smooth on the run. Recorded a positional arm velocity of 80 MPH, just shy of his previous best of 81 MPH set in February 2017. Pitching- Sets up in the middle of the rubber with a simple side step into a high leg kick above his hip crease. Good drive down with appropriate separation getting into a good throwing position with a mid-¾ release point. Utilizes whole body when throwing and repeats delivery on different pitches. Fastball sat 80-82 MPH and peaked at 83 MPH with cut action. Changeup has good arm side sink and sits 67-69 MPH. Slider shows a good break with tight spin and is 68-69 MPH.




Marist - July 25, 2017


Max Luke

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: North Gwinnett
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: Team Elite
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/24/19)
85 - 88
FB
(07/24/19)
73 - 75
CB
(06/25/19)
74 - 75
CH
(06/06/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 88
CB
66 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
65 - 67
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 85
CB
62 - 67
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
65 - 67
Position
7.93
60-yard
2.01 - 2.12
Pop Time
(10/28/18)
80
INF Velo
76
C Velo
(10/28/18)
96
Exit Velo
(06/25/19)
4.65
H-1st
Position
60-yard
8.11
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
8.13
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.12
INF Velo
77
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
8.27
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.97
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

Campus Series- Marist (July 25, 2017) Luke stands in at 6-foot-2, 197-pounds with a strong, tall, athletic frame. Offensively- Lefty shows a smooth swing with an upward lift barrel action. Gets good lower body rotation using whole-body during the process of the swing. Has quick hands into the hitting zone and demonstrated line drive ability up the middle and to the pull side with solid, consistent contact. Overall a clean, effective swing with power potential. Recorded an exit velocity of 88 MPH. Defensively- Good approach and footwork to the baseball. Funnels the ball well into the chest with a good quick transition into the throwing position. Takes aggressive footwork towards intended target with a good infielder arm swing. Moves well left/right and in on the run. Recorded a positional arm velocity of 77 MPH. Pitching- Sets up in the middle of the rubber using a high leg raise above the hip crease. Breaks down well and has good separation with loose arm action into a high ¾ arm slot. Utilizes his lower body well getting a good drive helping him get good rotation into a strong follow through. Fastball range was 78-79 MPH and peaked at 80 MPH with good arm side run. Change-up was 67-68 MPH with arm side sink. Overall a very talented and strong 2020 grad prospect that coaches need to keep an eye on.


Videos

Marist (July 25, 2017)

Player News



Oswego - Aug 15, 2017



Sam Jenkins

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: East Syracuse-Minoa
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Baseball U- CNY
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.02
60-yard
78
INF Velo
(10/20/19)
83
OF Velo
(10/20/19)
93
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.21
INF Velo
78
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
90

Scouting Report

Campus Series-Oswego (August 15, 2017) Jenkins stands 5-foot-11, 187-pounds with solidly build size. Offensively- Even setup, slight back load producing impressive bat speed. Exit velocity registered at 88 MPH. Strong compact path to the ball, shows bat-speed and strength, full extension, player to watch at the plate. Defensively- Wide and active with clean smooth hands, gets through the ball, serviceable left side arm at 76 mph across the diamond.Can really swing that bat.





Charlie Merkley

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: McQuaid Jesuit
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Diamond Pro
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 199lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
78
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Campus Series-Oswego (August 15, 2017) Merkley stands 5-foot-10, 175-pounds with a solidly built frame. Offensively- Even setup, small stride for timing. Hands get inside the ball, barrel path stays level through contact with some extension on finish, gap-to-gap. Middle of the order type projection. Exit velocity peaked at 89 MPHDefensively- Stays behind the ball, clean glove with 72 mph arm strength to the bag. Corner infield projection, bat will play at next level.


Videos

Oswego (August, 15, 2017)

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