Winter Review: Top OF Arms


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

Our Preseason All-State tour took us across the state from Long Island to Rochester and several stops in-between. The dust has settled and the numbers are all in; let's take a look at the top statistical performers.

TOP OF Arms OVERALL

1. 2020 Felix Salix (James Monroe); 88 MPH
2. 2021 Itai Spinoza (Fayetteville-Manlius); 87 MPH
3. 2021 Jackson Tucker (St. Joseph's by the Sea); 87 MPH
4. 2019 Jonathan Rivera (Islip); 86 MPH
5. 2020 Joe Gaeta (Fayetteville-Manlius); 85 MPH
6. 2021 Matthew Canizares (Monsignor McClancy); 85 MPH
7. 2020 Justin Guiliano (Ellenville); 84 MPH
8. 2021 Gunnar Meland (Pine Bush); 84 MPH
9. 2020 Xavier Cruz (Kellenberg); 84 MPH
* 5 players at 83 MPH

Note: 31 players recorded a peak velocity of 80 MPH or better.

SOUTHERN TIER

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Itai Spinoza NY Fayetteville Manlius 2021 LHP 87
2 Jack Hopko NY Maine-Endwell 2022 1B 79
3 Riley Loomis NY Horseheads 2022 OF 78
4 Dominic Guccia NY Union-Endicott 2021 OF 75
5 Zack Odum NY Elmira 2020 OF 74

WEST

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Joe Gaeta NY Fayetteville-Manlius 2020 SS 85
2 Nathan Sherman NY Medina 2020 OF 81
3 Trevor Mcilroy NY Williamsville East 2020 OF 80
^ Colin Fryling NY Williamsville East 2020 3B 80
4 Benjamin Eodice NY Niagara Wheatfield 2021 RHP 78
^ Michael Stellrecht NY Williamsville East 2022 SS 78
^ Brendan Miller NY Penfield 2020 SS 78
^ Jadon Wanat NY Williamsville North 2024 OF 78
^ Tyler Curtis NY Greece Athena 2020 OF 78
^ Matthew McHale NY Arkport 2020 OF 78
5 Dominic Cassata NY St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute 2020 OF 77
^ Aidan Wallace NY Clarence 2020 OF 77
^ Domenic Rowlands VA Jefferson Forest 2021 RHP 77

CENTRAL

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Matt Vaccaro NY Fayetteville-Manlius 2020 OF 81
2 Kenneth Svitak NY Baldwinsville 2021 OF 74
3 Ben Hladun NY Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2021 LHP 72
4 Gus McElwain NY Cicero-North Syracuse 2021 OF 70
^ Logan Karwowski NY Cicero - North Syracuse 2022 OF 70
5 Alan Meszler II NY Central Valley Academy 2021 SS 69

DOWNSTATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Salix Felix NY Citius Prep 2020 3B 88
2 Jackson Tucker NY St. Joseph's by the Sea 2021 OF 87
3 Ethan Diaz NY All Hallows 2021 OF 83
4 Alexis Castillo NY Mount St. Michael Academy 2020 OF 82
^ Tory Cooks NY Millennium 2021 OF 82
5 Christopher Suero NY All Hallows 2022 OF 80
^ Thomas Barbera NY Fox Lane 2021 RHP 80

EAST

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Jagger Suriano NY Troy 2020 OF 83
^ Patrick McGuire NY Shenendehowa 2020 OF 83
^ Jacob Contois NY Shaker 2021 OF 83
2 Zachary Eldred NY Columbia 2020 OF 82
^ Kyle Wayman NY Horseheads 2020 OF 82
3 Samuel Howard NY Greenwich 2020 RHP 81
^ Andrew Dongelewic NY Shaker 2022 RHP 81
4 Evan Bean NY Shenendehowa 2020 OF 80
^ Paul Barber NY Catholic Central 2020 OF 80
5 Brendan Espinal NY Shenendehowa 2020 OF 78

LONG ISLAND/NYC

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Jonathan Rivera NY Islip 2019 OF 86
2 Matthew Canizares NY Monsignor McClancy 2022 OF 85
3 Xavier Cruz NY Kellenberg 2020 OF 84
4 Justin Gerber NY Eastchester 2021 OF 83
5 Coltrane Calloway NY Bay Shore 2021 OF 80


Hudson Valley

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Justin Guiliano NY Ellenville 2020 LHP 84
^ Gunnar Meland NY Pine Bush 2021 OF 84
2 Justin Nameth NY Arlington 2020 RHP 82
3 Brendan Tierney NY Trinity-Pawling 2021 OF 81
^ Paul Andrews NY Arlington 2020 OF 81
4 Jeremy Delamota MA Berkshire School 2021 OF 80
5 Michael Flannery NY Valley Central 2020 LHP 79

JR. NYS GAMES TRIALS

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Erick Diaz PA Perkiomen 2024 OF 76
2 Tony Humphrey NY Iona Prep 2023 OF 74
3 Ronin Lee NY Poly Prep Country Day School 2023 OF 72

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2019 Improve My Profile With Game Video NY 04/01 New York
Northeast JUCO Day - Upstate NY NY 06/04 Gutchess Lumber Complex
Northeast JUCO Day - Downstate NY NY 06/05 Dutchess Stadium
Northern NY Summer Open NY 07/19 Lowville HS
2019 Call to the Hall NY 07/24 Doubleday Field
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint


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