On Deck: Northern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games Preview





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By Dylan Hefflinger
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On Deck: Northern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games Preview

With the Summer Showcase Season winding down, PBR Ohio  is holding our annual end of summer showcases for Unsigned Seniors at Kent State and Wright State.

Today, we take a look at the Northern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games and some of the top prospects who will be participating. In addition, both events have a rich history of producing new prospects for collge coaches that have gone under-the-radar.

Later in the week we will be bringing you a preview of the Southern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games.

COMMITMENTS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS FROM THIS EVENT

To view the full list of participating players in 2016, please click here. Over 30 players have committed from this event, including: 

To view the full list of participating players in 2015, please click here. Over 50 players committed from this event, including:

To view the full list of participating in previous years, please visit the links below:

The Position Prospects

The position prospects show a various range of skills that could prove beneficial for a college program. Here's a list of some of the top position prospects who will be participating: Phillip Glasser (All around, State Champ; No. 95), Nolan Quinn (LHH MIF; No. 154), Trevor Denning (Power hitting 3B; No. 192), Jameson Campbell (Two-way; No. 221), Johnny Smith (Catcher with pop; No. 275), Davis Graham (Sleeper prospect, State Champ; No. 312), Jesse Caver (Smooth fielding MIF; No. 343), Nick Yeary (Gap pop; No. 346), Anthony Gannon (Two-way; No. 348), Kenny Sherick (Two-way), Brandon Horman (Catch/Throw) and Reese Rogers (Big 1B with pop).

The top ranked position prospect is Riley Fisher, here is a quick snapshot on the 1st baseman.

Riley Fisher

Class of 2018 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Highland
    State: OH
  • Summer Team: Brownlee Lookouts
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
78
Max FB
(06/05/17)
76 - 78
FB
(06/05/17)
65 - 68
CB
70 - 71
CH
(06/05/17)
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 78
CB
65 - 67
CH
70 - 71
Position
7.47
60-yard
81
INF Velo
81
OF Velo
103
Exit Velo
4.40
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.47
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
7.53
INF Velo
81
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
99

Scouting Report

2/4/17
A very physical 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame. Fisher is recently coming off a knee injury but has made the most of his recovery, showing up noticeably more physical and a much improved swing. His upside at the plate rivals most in his class. Showed his combination of strength and bat speed by registering an exit velocity of 100 mph. Mechanics are much more fluid and should translate more into game action with new swing.
Infield Velocity: 75
Outfield Velocity: 80
Exit Velocity: 100


Videos

6/5/17 Top Prospect Games

Two-Way Prospects

Colleges always look for prospects that are able to do multiple things well. Here are three of the top two-way prospects who will be at the 2017 Northern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games:

Billy Blood SS / RHP / Westlake , OH / 2018

6/6/17 Scouting Report
A right-hander that starts in an open setup. Gets back to even with a low leg kick. Hands move back to launch. Path is slight downhill. Stronger than he is fast with the bat. Exit velo of 91 mph. Flashed gap to gap pop in batting practice. In the infield he looks smooth and athletic. Hands really work. Arm is clean and ball comes out of his hand well. Position velocity of 80 mph. Ran a 7.11 60-yard dash. On the mound he has a very fluid tempo to a delivery that requires little effort. Frame and arm action point to more velo to come. FB: 81-83, CB: 73-76, CH: 75-76

 

 

Squire Chapman 3B / RHP / Mentor, OH / 2018

2/12/17 Scouting Report
6-foot-0, 160-pound prospect.  A righty swinger that starts open prior to using a leg kick load and controlled stride to get back to even. Hands stay fluid as they move back to launch position. Weight stays mostly on back leg at contact causing an uphill path. Has the natural tools to hit in the middle of the lineup. Exit velocity of 92 mph. Worked mostly to his opposite field gap in batting practice. Does a nice job of creating angles with his pre fielding footwork in the infield. Actions are more athletic while playing outside of his funnel. Moves well laterally and showed confidence to both his forehand and backhand side. Position velocity of 80 mph and ran a 7.16 60-yard dash. The 6-foot-0, 180-pound right-handed pitching prospect features a projectable long pitchers frame. Uses short arm action through an easy high-¾ slot. FB: 82-86, CB: 72-73. CH: 67-68.

 

 

Mitch Midea RHP / SS / Strongsville, OH / 2018

6/6/17 Scouting Report
A right-handed hitter that starts in an athletic setup. Loading sequence has fluidity and is efficient. Creates adequate energy with his lower half. Hands move back to launch during his stride. Path is level with above average bat speed. Ball comes off his bat well when he found the barrel. Flashed a middle of the lineup skill-set. Present gap to gap pop. Exit Velocity of 88 mph while running a 7.00 60-yard dash. In the infield he showed some athleticism to his actions. Glove skills are above average and transfer is clean. Showed the ability to throw from multiple arm angles. Position velocity of 79 mph. On the mound the right-hander has an uptempo delivery that requires some effort. Arm works well through a high-¾ slot. Arm action is longer with looseness to it.

 

 

The Arms

The 2018 class in Ohio has some talented arms throughout the state. In our most recent updated  Player Rankings, four arms that are ranked will be participating. Along with the ranked arms, there are bound to be a handful of pitchers that will get their names out there after a strong performance at the Northern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games.

All four of the ranked arms that will be participating are left-handed, so if you are looking for a nice southpaw, which what college's aren't, you could possibly find a good one here. Nate Causey (No. 304), Brenden Hofacre (No. 324), Tyler Morgan (No. 333) and Adam Manley (No. 337) will all be looking to get their name out there with hopes of pitching at the next level.