Futures Game Preview: Team Ohio Outfielders



Team Ohio: The Outfielders 

Team Ohio will feature several outfielders representing different areas of the state.

Kyle Casserly and Nicholas Longo will be counted on to anchor the team in centerfield.

Casserly, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound athletic prospect from Pickerington Central High School in Columbus, passes the look test. The lanky prospect hits and throws from the left side. He posses 6.7 speed, but plays even faster. This past summer, Casserly played for the Columbus Cobras.

Longo, a 5-foot-9, 150-pound prospect from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, draws similar comparison to Northmont’s Tom Stoffel (2013 Virginia Tech recruit). While Longo isn’t the biggest player on the field, he has all the tools to excel at the next level. With a smooth swing from the left side and an arm that reaches up to 90 mph on his throws from the outfield, Longo will be sure to turn heads in Illinois.  This past summer, Longo played for the Northern Ohio Baseball Club.

Several players will anchor the corner outfield spots for Team Ohio.

Brody Basilone, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound two-way prospect from Lexington High School in Mansfield, posses a big, projectable body. The right-handed hitting and throwing prospect posses a middle of the order bat to complement his skills on the mound. This past summer, Basilone played for the Ohio Elite.

Evan White, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound two-way prospect from Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, shows smooth actions and an advanced approached to the game at this stage in his development. White, who is just touching the surface of his potential, posses a middle of the order bat. He could play a corner outfield spot or first base at the next level in addition to spending time on the mound. This past summer, White played for the Columbus Cobras.

Tavin Howard, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound prospect from Briggs High School in Columbus, is an athletic prospect with plenty of raw tools. In June, Howard ran a 6.7 60-yard dash and threw from the mid 80’s in the outfield. The right-handed hitting outfielder is a gap-to-gap hitter with plenty of pop in his bat. This past summer, Howard played for the Ohio Elite.

Wes Noble, one of the top pitchers on the Team Ohio roster, will also play the outfield. The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect from Lebanon High School (north of Cincinnati) showed well at the Top Prospect Games in June with a 6.9 60-yard dash and a top velocity of 86 mph from the outfield. This past summer, Noble played for Custom X.