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Scouting Notes: PBR Team Showcase at Baldwin Wallace/Oberlin/Walsh - Committed Prospects

Jordan Chiero and PBR Ohio Staff
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

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Every fall weekend means complete coverage and updates on uncommitted prospects in attendance. Updates on known prospects. Reports on new players hitting our radar. No matter the circumstance, we’ve got you covered with video and notes.

PBR Ohio hosted and scouted games this weekend at the 2018 Fall Team Showcase at Oberlin, Baldwin Wallace, and Walsh University.

Participating teams included Ohio Elite (Sanders), Ohio Elite (Ratcliff), Lake Erie Warhawks Navy, Lake Erie Warhawks (Carolina), JJ's Car Wash, Force Ohio, and Team PBR.

Take a look at write-ups on 30 of the top performers from last weekend at our team event in Northern Ohio.

Along with this, please take a look at a few other articles recapping the weekend, including: 

Scouting Notes: PBR Team Showcase at Baldwin Wallace/Oberlin/Walsh - Committed Prospects

The Lake Erie Warhawks rolled out a team full of D1 commits, led by South Carolina commit Jonathan Machamer. The top left-hander in the state was impressive as usual. The southpaw had minor command issues in the first but settled in nicely and was nearly unhittable for the rest of his outing. Mach sat 87-89 mph with the fastball, showed a wipeout slider and a curveball/changeup that are both above average offerings. Shows all the signs of being a frontline starter at the next level. 

Sticking with the theme of top arms in the state we also got a chance to get our eyes on Pitt commit Andrew Clelland for the second time this summer. Clelland passes the look test with flying colors, standing 6-foot-5 and having endless projection left on that frame. A two-way candidate for Pitt that really looks the part on the mound. Actions are athletic and he tosses a very easy 85-87 mph fastball. Breaking ball will need to sharpen up but you could easily seeing him being a 90 mph arm in the near future. Also showed thump in the bat from the right side and above average skill at third base.

Swinging the hottest bat of the weekend for LE Carolina was recent Bowling Green State commit Tanner Egger. Egger blistered multiple ball to his pull side including two doubles in his three hit performance against the Ohio Elite. The right-hander sees the ball well and has no problem pulling the trigger early in the count.

Completing the Warhawks committed group was a pair of Nebraska commits in Michael Holdsworth and Carson Nicodemo. Holdsworth did a nice job all day at third base. Moves very well over there, bringing well above average athleticism to the position. Maintains ball skills on the move and can throw accurately on the run. The left-handed swinger’s day at the plate was highlighted by a double down the left field line. Nicodemo showed his usual explosiveness at the plate, recording multiple hits and about a 100 mph lineout to the shortstop. The lefty has as much juice as anybody when he squares up the baseball.

Wrapping up the committed group was INF Mack Timbrook, who recently pledged his commitment to Kent State University. Coach Rob McNerney raves about Mack and after seeing him this weekend it’s easy to see why. A lefty swinger that can spray it around the park with more pop than frame would suggest. Could see his bat playing multiple roles inside an offense. Defensively, he has a skill set to play up the middle. Hands work well and he maintains rhythm throughout fielding with his feet. Very solid ball player who plays the game the right way.