Ohio Insider: Fall Prospect Program - Week 4 at Mount Vernon Nazerene University (Teams 5-8)



We would like to thank all who participated in the Central Ohio Fall Prospect Program at Mount Vernon Nazerene University. This was an opportunity for the class of 2017-2019 prospects to be put on college radars.

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Fall Prospect Program Recap:

 Teams 1-4:

Teams 5-8:

TEAM 5 VS TEAM 6

Game 1: Team 5: 5, Team 6: 5
Game 2: Team 5: 7, Team 6: 3

Top Offensive Performers:

Trevor Denning, 3B, Strongsville, 2018
Scouting Report: Had an all around very impressive day. Defensively he made play after play at third base. Glove skills are impressive and he has very good reactions off the bat. Really stood out amongst the infielders. At the plate he made loud contact all day. His only two outs on the day were lineouts. Strong kid who showed gap to gap pop with power potential to come. Recorded two doubles in Game 2 with 3 RBI.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 6 H: 4 RBI: 4 2B: 2

Nate Stone, OF, Granville, 2019
Scouting Report: A talented left-handed swinger in the 2019 class. Has a big, athletic frame with big time pop for his age. Has a fast bat with solid strength through contact. Power will continue to come as he matures. In Game 2 he recorded triples in back to back at bats, both driven to the wall.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 4 H: 2 3B: 2

Reily Cahal, OF, Olentangy Liberty, 2018 (Shown Below)
Scouting Report: A left-handed swinger that has a knack for producing with runners on base. Both times he came up with runners in scoring position he came through with two hits and three RBI. Has a simple mechanical approach and uses a short compact swing to put the barrel on the ball. His biggest moment was a two out single that plated two.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 6 H: 2 RBI: 3

 

Kyle Gliha, C, Berea-Midpark, 2018
Scouting Report: Gliha continues to impress at and behind the plate. A solid catch and throw guy that threw out a runner while recording a 2.09 pop time. At the plate the righty has impressive bat speed through the zone and the ball really comes off his bat well when he finds the barrel. Recorded multiple extra base hits in Game 1.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 6 H: 3 RBI: 2 2B: 2

Top Pitching Performers:

Parker Brown, RHP, Mohawk, 2018 (Shown Below)
Scouting Report: The right-hander had another impressive performance on the hill. He continues to over match hitters with his fastball. He is able to work both sides of the plate and climb up in the zone when need be. His breaking ball was the best of the day with very sharp action on an 11/5 plane. Uses it as a freeze or chase pitch.
Velocity: FB: 79-80 mph CB: 65-68 mph CH: 70-71
Pitching Line: IP: 3 H: 3 R: 1 K: 4

 

Matthew Lang, RHP, Lancaster 2019
Scouting Report: Good things happen when you can throw multiple pitches for strikes consistently, and that’s exactly what Lang did. The righty did a nice job of keeping hitters off balance during his impressive outing. He consistently was able to cause weak contact and went four strong innings.
Velocity: FB: 65-67 mph CB: 57-60 mph CH: 60-61
Pitching Line: IP: 4 H: 2 R: 1 K: 1

Patrick Burke, LHP, Hilliard Darby, 2018
Scouting Report: The southpaw had another strong outing as he adds to his impressive Fall. Does a nice job of using his fastball to set up his secondary stuff. His 1/7 shaped breaking ball has big break and produced regular swing and misses. Also showcased a solid changeup.
Velocity: FB: 69-72 mph CB: 57-60 mph CH: 62-63
Pitching Line: IP: 2 H: 1 R: 0 K: 2

Beau Foster, RHP, Olentangy Liberty, 2018
Scouting Report: The 6-foot-2, right-hander showcased some of the better stuff of the day. Fastball had enough juice on it to get by hitter and curveball had late, sharp action to it. Went two innings without allowing a hit.
Velocity: FB: 74-77 mph CB: 59-61 mph
Pitching Line: IP: 2 H: 0 R: 0 K: 2

Other Notable Performers:

  • Evan Ulrich, C/RHP, Buckeye Valley, 2020- Has really shown well as a position player throughout the fall but showed he has some ability on the mound as well. The young, right-hander ran his fastball up to 77 mph and threw his breaking ball for strikes.
  • Robert Curren, 3B, Pleasant, 2019- had a solid day at the plate recording two hits on the day with a few loud outs. Had a big, RBI double in Game 2.
  • Devon Middlemus, C/RHP, Lakewood, 2018- another guy who is becoming a regular on the top performers list throughout the Fall. A good athlete that is a solid defender behind the plate and in the outfield. Had a multi hit day including a double in Game 1.

TEAM 7 VS TEAM 8

Game 1: Team 8: 10, Team 7: 9
Game 2: Team 8: 15, Team 7: 2

Top Offensive Performers:

Jordan Fields, SS/C, Pickerington Central, 2018 (Shown Below)
Scouting Report: A very athletic prospect who had an impressive all around performance. A versatile defender that is more than adequate behind the plate, in the middle of the infield, or in the outfield. At the plate he made loud contact all day. Has a very quick bat with the ability to find the barrel often. Works from the middle of the field to his pull side predominantly. Out of his four hits the most impressive was his double he drove over the center fielder’s head. The only time he was retired was a line drive he laced right at the center fielder.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 5 H: 4 RBI: 4 2B: 1

Blayne Robinson, 1B/OF, Defiance, 2019 (Shown Below)
Scouting Report: Starting to make an argument for being one of the top prospects in the fall league. His combination of size and athleticism is rare for such a young prospect. The left-handed swinger has stood out each weekend and this weekend was no different. He has a very fluid loading sequence that allows him to be under control inside his overall aggressive approach. His most impressive moment of the day was a triple he drove to the wall to right field. Shows signs of being an elite defender at first base as well.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 5 H: 3 RBI: 2 3B: 1

Zachary Mon, SS, Westland, 2019 (Shown Below)
Scouting Report: Another guy who has become a regular on our Fall Program’s Top Performers. Not a big guy but has some definite juice and bat speed. Recorded multiple extra base hits on the day, including a triple to dead center that he ended up circling the bases on with a throwing error. Has shown the ability to make consistent hard contact throughout the Fall. He is very tough to defend once on the bases as well. He is constantly looking to take an extra bag and is constant putting pressure on the defense. Had two stolen bases on the day.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 5 H: 2 RBI: 3 3B: 1 2B: 1

 

Tyler Chumita, SS/2B, Hilliard Darby, 2018
Scouting Report: An ideal approach and skill set for a lead off hitter. Tyler has advanced feel for the strike zone and isn’t afraid to hit with two strikes. Really works the count and doesn’t expand the zone as he drew three walks on the day. When he swings the bat he is more than capable of doing damage. The lefty has a short, quick swing and squares the ball up regularly. Recorded two hits on the day including an RBI double. On the base paths he has been a nightmare for teams to defend this fall. Stole three bases on the day and took multiple extra bases on ball in the dirt reads. An overall talented, cerebral player.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 3 H: 2 RBI: 1 2B: 1

Dalton Queen, SS, Newark, 2019
Scouting Report: Dalton came to the plate six times and reached base six times. The righty showed the ability to lay off pitches out of the zone and attack pitches in the zone. His most impressive moment was a well struck double to the opposite field in his first at bat of the day. He added another double and single in Game 2.
Stat Line: PA: 6 AB: 3 H: 3 2B: 2

Top Pitching Performers:

Austin Wolfe, LHP, Sheridan, 2018
Scouting Report: The southpaw keeps putting up impressive numbers this fall. The reason he is so affective is he is able to throw four different pitches for a strike. Wolfe won’t blow it by you but has two different breaking balls and a changeup that he is comfortable throwing. Slider is the better breaking ball of the two for now but his best pitch may be his changeup. Kept hitters off balance once again today through two clean innings of work.
Velocity: FB: 69-72 mph CB: 59-60 mph SL: 61-62 mph CH: 60-61
Pitching Line: IP: 2 H: 1 R: 0 K: 1

Bryson Harvey, RHP, Norwalk, 2018
Scouting Report: The right-hander did a nice job pitching off his fastball. He was able to throw the pitch consistently for strikes to setup his breaking ball. Throws his breaking ball hard, giving the pitch depth on an 11/5 plane. Has enough bite to it to miss some bats.
Velocity: FB: 70-73 mph CB: 62-66 mph
Stat Line: IP: 2 H: 3 R: 1 K: 2

Other Notable Performers:

  • Connor McCloy, 1B, Zane Trace, 2020- Connor really came out swinging in the second game, going three for four with an RBI. Showed the ability to handle the fastball especially on the inner half. All three hits were well struck to his pull side.
  • Joshua Feyh, C/3B, Teays Valley, 2018- A cerebral hitter that has an approach when he steps up to the plate. Had two RBI on the day and added a double in Game 2.
  • Keegan Wolfinger, SS/2B, Hilliard Davidson, 2018- Had a perfect game at the plate in Game 1, going three for three with a double.
  • Keegan Nickson, C, Ross, 2019- Continues to impress with his abilities behind the plate. Did a nice job of blocking and stole a few strikes with his receiving skills. Threw out multiple runners on the day and had a top pop time of 2.04.
  • Ty Helmke, MIF, Johnstown, 2018- Another regular on the top performers that continues to put up offensive numbers. His bat came alive in Game 2 as he recorded two doubles in three at bats.