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Ohio Weekly Scout Blog - April 22-28

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The 2019 Ohio Scout Blog provides insider information, videos and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff throughout the year. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, videos, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Ohio Scout Blog is loaded with information ...

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Below you will find in-game reports from around the Buckeye State. Please check back frequently, as we are adding new video and reports throughout the day.

Centerville vs Milford - 4/27/19

By: Jordan Chiero
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Morgan Colopy OF / Centerville, OH / 2019

Report: The Cincinnati commit has put himself in the conversation for the first Ohio prep name taken, if not the favorite. The power is real and he showed it by launching a no doubter nearly into the second row of Great American Ball Park. Although the bat is what puts scouts in the stand he’s also a 6.8 runner and has 90 + mph arm strength. Doesn’t look out of place in CF for his high school team but at some point down the road he will likely slide to the corners, whether that be in college or at the pro level.

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Hicksville vs Montpelier - 4/27/19

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Zaccary Brickel OF / LHP / Hicksville, OH / 2019

Report: 6-0, 170-pound LHH outfielder. This lefty can flat out hit. A physical bat from the left side. Loading sequence is athletic with lower half generating a ton of energy into contact. Offers a level, loose stroke with obvious barrel whip through the zone. Pull side tendencies. Blasted numerous shots that went just foul, including one which would have been a long home run. College level hit tool. In the outfield, manned center field. Gets good jumps on the ball. Average speed. Above average arm from the outfield. Would be a great get for many college programs. 

Game Performance: 3 1Bs, 2 RBIs

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Jackson Bergman RHP / 1B / Hicksville, OH / 2022

Report: 6-5, 185-pound right-handed pitcher with long levers. Slow but fluid windup. Long arm action with pretty quick arm speed. Throws from a 3/4 arm slot. Needs to use his lower half a bit more while also repeating his delivery. The three sport athlete (Baseball, Football, Basketball) is a definite arm to follow as he matures over the years.

Pitch Repertoire:
76-78 mph, touching 80 mph. The fastball is thrown downhill well. Shows some cut action to it

Slider: 69-71 mph. 10/4 break with sharp break. Has a chance of being a good secondary offering as he learns to throw with conviction.

Curveball: 65-68 mph. 11/5 break with gradual movement and depth. Along with the slider, this CB has a chance of being a nice secondary pitch to compliment the fastball/slider combo.

Game Performance: 4 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K | 1B, 2 RBIs

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North Baltimore vs Leipsic - 4/22/19

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Levi Gazarek RHP / SS / North Baltimore, OH / 2020

Report: Quite possibly the top uncommitted arm in the 2020 class. The 6-5, 225-pound righty is built like a brick house. Low effort delivery with long/loose arm action. Repeatable actions on the hill. Outstanding three-sport athlete (baseball, football, basketball). Also getting some big time looks in football, as he currently have eight Division 1 football offers. Big time arm you need to get out and see!

Pitch Repertoire:
85-88 mph. The fastball is heavy and gets on the hitter. The heaviest fastball I have seen all spring. Works downhill well with the offering. Easy effort in the pitch. There is more velo to come in this arm/body. Could very well see him sitting 87-90+ mph by next year.

Slider: 70-73 mph. The slider has improved since last year, but is still developing. When thrown well, it shows tight, sharp 10/4 break with solid spin rate. Still a bit inconsistent with the pitch, but definitely something to work with.

Splitter: 70-72 mph. Looks confident with the pitch. When down in the zone, the split can be sharp with good depth. Has the makings of an out pitch.

Game Performance: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K

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