Prep Baseball Report

Unsigned Senior Analysis: Pitcher Reports from Sept. 21

Dan CevetteRyan Stott
Director, New York

September 21st was PBR NY's first Unsigned Senior Event, held at Damaschke Park, home to the Oneonta Outlaws, saw 30 plus kids from all over NYS make the trek in hopes of some much needed, late baseball exposure. These players did not disappoint, as we saw next level talent from almost every position. What really was impressive was the number of players that ran a 7.0 or better, given the ratio of players to sub 7.0 times, I know the 10 colleges in attendance were glad they made the trip. Let's take a look at the pitchers from this years first ever Unsigned Senior Event.

Ryan Stott RHP (Liverpool HS, 2015)

Stott shows his biggest jump through four events attended this summer. His fastball sat 80-84, touching 85 once with some late tail. The RHP from Liverpool NY, has a small build that needs to add some serious weight this off season. His mechanics are sound but dips too hard on his back side, would like to see him stay taller and stronger towards home. With a focus on arm strength the 6-foot-0 182-pound righty could help the right program at the next level.

Andrew Patentreger RHP (Colonie HS, 2015)
Patentreger stands 5-foot-9 165-pounds with a stocky build. On the mound he uses a slide step with back arm action leaning into a side arm very low 3/4 slot. Fastball sits 79-83 with sink and run, slider has sweeping action at 74, change sinks at 71 mph. He can definitely help a program on the mound at the next level. 

Samuel Spadafore RHP (CNS HS, 2015)

Spadafore has great size on the mound at 6-foot-3 195-pounds. His mechanics are balanced through his delivery, clean arm action, throws from an over the top slot with a fastball sitting 80-83 mph with arm side run. Curveball has late action 11/5 shape at 66 mph. With his size and current pitch ability if he dedicates his winter to adding some arm strength sky's the limit.
Noah Burchill RHP (Union Endicott HS, 2015)

Burchill has a solid pitchers body at 6-foot-1 175-pounds and lean. His body frame could easily hold an extra 15-pounds of muscle. On the mound his arm slot sits around a high 3/4, clean arm action, fastball topping 83 with arm side movement. He shows a curve/slider at 70 mph with sweeping action late. He needs to stay more over his front knee on finish, and focus on arm strength this winter.

Evan Plante LHP (Christian Brothers Academy, 2015)
Plante stands an athletic 6-foot-2 170-pounds with physical upside. On the mound his balance is over the rubber with solid mechanics. Uses a long but clean arm action, high 3/4 slot and a fastball sitting 78-80 mph. His changeup was 65-66 mph slowing his arm some, curveball sat 60-61 with early 1/6 shape out of his hand. He needs to keep his front side closed longer and finish more over his front side with extension.

Austin Thixton RHP (Rocky Point HS, 2015)

Thixton has great size at 6-foot-5 195-pounds with a frame to hold more. His balance is over the rubber using a high leg kick and keeping his hands by his chin before separation. Arm action is long and back towards 2B, arm slot is a low 3/4 with a fastball sitting 76-78 mph, arm side run late. Change shows fastball hand speed at 61 mph with action down, curveball was 60-62 with 11/5 gradual shape. He finishes to the first base side hard and needs to focus on getting over his front side more with extension.

Jake Worley RHP (Honeoye Falls-Lima HS, 2015)
Worley stands 6-foot-2 205-pounds with great size. Sound, slow, balanced mechanics, clean arm action with quick hand speed. Fastball sat 79-82 mph with downward action. Curveball has some late sharp 11/5 action at 65 mph. This winter is big for him and should focus on arm strength.

York Bush RHP (Shaker HS, 2015)
Bush stands 6-foot-1 173-pounds with a lean build. On the mound he uses a high leg kick, hands high, drops and drives off his back leg, long arm action, to a mid 3/4 slot. Fastball sits 75-77 mph, curveball was 69 mph with early break 12/6 shape. This winter is huge for Bush, with more arm strength needed, focusing on that could open the door to the next level.

Colton Ceravolo RHP/SS (Canandaigua HS, 2015)
Ceravolo stands 6-foot-0 140-pounds with a slender build. On the mound he shows fluid mechanics, balance through delivery, hip high knee lift before driving home. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, out front extension, fastball sits 76-79 mph. 12/6 shape on curveball sitting 69-71 mph, changeup feathered down at 71. A serious weight training program could help Ceravolo get some more hand speed this spring.

Chris Sullivan RHP/1B (Oswego HS, 2015)
Sullivan stands 6-foot-1 205-pounds with a strong body build. On the mound he uses a long arm action to a high 3/4 slot. Fastball sits 78-81 with cutter movement almost every pitch, very late action. 11/5 shape to his curveball and falls off to the first base side. More balance through his delivery and more extension over his front knee will help greatly. A serious arm strengthening program would be great as a few added ticks to his fastball would make him extremely dangerous.

Joe Apkarian RHP/3B (Niskayuna HS, 2015)
Apkarian stands 5-foot-11 185-pounds with a stocky build. On the mound his delivery needs more control and balance. He drives off his backside, throws from a high 3/4 slot, falls to the first base side. Fastball sits 76-78 mph, curveball had some gradual shape at 68 mph. More control over his mechanics, and a strength program could really benefit Apkarian this winter.

Zach Gallagher RHP (Colonie HS, 2015)
Gallagher stands a solid 6-foot-2 200-pounds. On the mound his delivery is quick, throws from a high 3/4 slot, fastball run arm side at 73-76 mph.  Curveball has big 12/6 break at 64 mph. His stride is short with good extension out in front, needs to focus on arm strength this winter.

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