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Best Of Ohio 14U Tournament - Ohio Elite Shaffer

Jordan Chiero and PBR Ohio Staff
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Jacob Miller RHP / OF / Liberty Union, OH / 2022

The top overall prospect at the event and the top talent we’ve come across in the class so far. Delivery is fluid and actions are athletic on the bump. Works through a high-¾ slot with long whippy arm action. Advanced arm strength/arm speed for class generate impressive velocity on his fastball, sitting 80-84 mph fastball. To go along with the high velo Miller also has an array of secondary offerings he can command regularly. The breaker, splitter, and changeup are all quality offerings consistently in the zone. Expect him to receive interest from colleges sooner rather than late.

Matthew Wolfe SS / RHP / Olentangy Orange, OH / 2022

A two-way prospect that had the most upside of any position player prospect at the event. Wolfe passes the look test with flying colors at 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. A rangy shortstop that really impressed with the glove. A very good athlete that moves well laterally and maintains actions on the move. Makes the routine play consistently and can make the wow play as well. At the plate the right-hander has a run producer skill set. His long levers allow him to really do damage when he gets extended. Will expand the zone more than he should at times but the tools and upside are obvious. On the mound arm is long/very loose and lower half is efficient. Ball jumps out of hand with fastball sitting 76-79 mph. Going to throw really hard someday. Wouldn't be surprised in the least bit if Wolfe is a two-way recruit down the road profiling as a power hitting infielder with big time velo on the bump.  

Connor Bourn SS / RHP / Olentangy Liberty, OH / 2022

RHP/Infielder prospect with a projectable/athletic build. Velocity is there on the bump, sitting 74-78 mph. Filled up the zone with the offering that had some slight arm side actions. Spins a quality breaking ball that has late action on an 11/5 plane. Also offers a changeup that will run and dive. Does a nice job of maintaining arm speed on both secondary offerings. As a position player he played a solid second base and hit out of the three-hole for a loaded OEB lineup. Actions are athletic in the box going with a double tap for timing as hands flow slightly back to launch. Path is level with noticeable strength to hands at contact. Ball jumps when squared up. Didn’t get a ton of chances in the infield but looks to be a reliable defender.

Kaden Saunders SS / OF / Westerville South, OH / 2022

One of the better athletes in the 2022 class. Saunders has a physical frame with elite speed, running a 6.84 60-yard dash this winter. Speed is obvious in game, stealing/taking bases whenever he wants. In the outfield he tracks the ball well and has feel for the position. If arm comes along he should be able to stay at the centerfield position.  At the plate, Kaden starts with a wide stance. He strides out with his lead foot and pulls his arms back into his load and possesses very good use of his bottom half with his swing. Bat looked electric through the zone at times. Approach fits the top of the lineup, showing the ability to work counts regularly.

Jacob Edwards / Mechanicsburg, OH / 2022

A two-way prospect that looked that part on the bump. Impressively polished for age. Delivery is fluid/repeatable without requiring much effort. Arm works well through a near over the top slot. Edwards sat 74-77 mph with the fastball, working both sides of the plate and changing eye levels. With his cleanliness expect any added strength with maturity to easily translate to added velocity. Didn’t need to go to the breaking ball often but the pitch looked to be an above average offering when he showed it. A starter type that is a guy to follow for when he hits his impending velocity jump.