Player Analysis from Northern Ohio Open ID



Below, PBR outlines the top performers from the Northern Ohio Open ID on June 27th at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, Ohio. To view the complete statistical results, click here. To access the player profiles, click here.

TOP 2013 PROSPECTS FROM THE NORTHERN OHIO OPEN ID

Josh Cales, OF/RHP, Wauseon, Class of 2013
6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect with strong, athletic build. Registered a 7.31 60-yard dash. Shows potential at several different positions due to size and raw skills. From the outfield, he reaches a top velocity of 89 mph with long, loose arm action. Shows athletic actions that translate to a corner outfield position at the next level. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a balanced setup with a short stride. Displays an explosive lower half and fast bat speed. Results in big time power at the plate. Potential middle of the order bat at the next level. Fluid rhythm to his swing. On the mound, the big righty shows a great deal of potential, but lacks refined skills and fundamentals. Uses a slow rhythm. Delivery and command will be aided by speeding up his actions. Fastball sits 86-87 mph with occasional run. Curveball is his best off speed pitch; sits 68-70 mph with some depth. Slider lacks consistent movement and sits 70-72 mph. Changeup is 75 mph and lacks command and consistency.

Chris Tomshack, RHP, Elyria Catholic, Class of 2013
6-foot, 178-pound right-handed pitcher. Uses quick arm speed through a high ¾ arm slot. Shows regular effort in his delivery. Fastball sits at 82-85 mph. Uses a cutter, which sits at 75-78 mph and shows some action. Changeup is thrown near fastball arm speed and shows some run as it sits at 74-76 mph. Also uses a 73-74 mph knuckleball that generates some tumble. Needs to continue developing off-speed pitches, so that he has an effective out pitch against higher level competition.

Isaac Perry, IF, Norwalk, Class of 2013
5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect with solid, athletic build. Registered a 7.24 60-yard dash. Uses short arm action. Shows athleticism with throws from all angles. Reaches top velocity of 78 mph. Possess soft hands and uses fluid footwork. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts with a slightly open stance and uses a short stride. Produces solid, line drive contact with short path to the ball. Will improve power with more lower half torque. 

Brendan Lange, C, Strongsville, Class of 2013
5-foot-10, 175-pound catching prospect with short, solid build. Registered 7.6 60-yard dash. Excellent catch and receive guy. Uses short arm action through high ¾ to over the top arm slot. Reaches top velocity of 78 mph from the crouch. Pop times sit between 1.95-2.03. also shows the ability to play the outfield. Reached top velocity of 81 mph on his throws. At the plate, the right-handed hitter is a contact type hitter. Feet are turned inward in setup. Tends to be heavy on his front side. More power left in him when he uses his lower half.

Garrett Monhollen, C, Firelands, Class of 2013
6-foot, 175-pound catcher. Registered a 7.25 60-yard dash. Shows good skills with room for growth behind the plate. Pop times sits between 2.09 to 2.12 with a top velocity of 75 mph from the crouch. At the plate, he starts with a wide base. Shows some balance issues as he falls over the plate. Still, shows quick bat speed with lien drive production. Interesting prospect with potential for the next level. 

Jamie Lackner, 1B, Westlake, Class of 2013
6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect with big, solid build. Registered a 7.69 60-yard dash. His best tool is his bat. The right-handed hitter shows an overall quiet swing with some pop. Potential middle of the order bat. Shows some balance to his swing with simple load. Shows quick bat speed through the zone with pull power. In the field, he shows slow actions around the bag. Needs to improve footwork and glove work. Reached a top velocity of 71 mph across the infield.

TOP UNDERCLASS PROSPECTS FROM THE NORTHERN OHIO OPEN ID

Tim Turner, OF/LHP, Massillon Jackson, Class of 2014
5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect with athletic build. Registered a 7.25 60-yard dash. Reached a top velocity of 83 mph from the outfield using a high ¾ arm slot. Shows athletic actions in the field. At the plate, the left-handed hitter is heavy on his backside. He starts with a slightly open stance. Uses a short stride with decent use of his lower half. Overall fluid rhythm to his swing with line drive production. On the mound, his fastball sits 80-82 mph with some natural cut. He uses quick arm speed through a high ¾ to over the top arm slot. His curveball sits 66-68 mph with late 1/7 break. Shows good command and thrown near fastball arm speed. His changeup is straight and sits between 71-72 mph.

Joseph Hinckley, OF, Norwalk, Class of 2014
5-foot-11, 170-pound outfield prospect with solid, athletic build. Registered a 6.92 60-yard dash. Uses long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot to reach a top velocity of 84 mph from the outfield. At the plate, he shows line drive production with a fluid rhythm to his swing. Shows quick bat speed with an advanced approach. His load gets long at times as he has a tendency to bar his arm. 

Tim Hoppe, C, Clyde, Class of 2014
5-foot-11, 165-pound catcher with athletic build. Registered a 7.00 60-yard dash. Uses short arm action out of the crouch. Reaches top velocity of 72 mph on his accurate throws. Pop time sits between 2.15 to 2.17. At the plate, the right-handed hitter displays rotational mechanics. Uses a shoulder-hand trigger. Shows average bat speed with pull tendencies to his swing.

Adam Wroblewski, 1B/LHP, Edison, Class of 2014
6-foot-2, 203-pound prospect with big, athletic build. Registered a 8.13 60-yard dash. Shows good actions around the bag at first base. Reached a top velocity of 72 mph across the infield. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance. Uses a short stride with good use of his lower half. But, has a tendency to leak open with his front side. Uses quick bat speed and an uphill path to the ball. Overall, solid bat with power potential. On the mound, the southpaw uses a high ¾ arm slot. His fastball sits 79-82 mph with some natural cut at times. Curveball is 68-70 mph with 2/8 break. Slider is 71 mph with small bite. Changeup is straight and sits 72-74 mph.

Clayton Farrar, 1B/3B, Clyde, Class of 2014
5-foot-10, 200-pound prospect with solid frame. Registered a 7.70 60-yard dash. Likely projects as a first baseman at the next level due to his bat. Starts with a balanced setup. Triggers swing with small leg kick. Uses a short stride and explosive lower half. Takes a short, slight uphill path. The ball jumps off his bat. Line drive production will pull tendencies. In the field, he reaches a top velocity of 73 mph across the infield. Lack of range and long transfer likely keep him at first base, where he is a better fit.

Derek Gray, IF, Clyde, Class of 2014
5-foot-8, 150-pound prospect with short, athletic build. Registered a 6.81 60-yard dash. Right now, he projects as a second baseman or outfielder at the next level. Needs to improve fundamentals to stay in the infield. Hands and footwork both have room for improvement. At the plate, he starts in a wide stance with a slight crouch. His hands start away from his body, which creates some length to his swing. Still, he shows quick bat speed through the zone. As he simplifies his swing, his production will become more steady and consistent. Interesting follow due to overall athleticism.

Zach Souter, C, Huron, Class of 2014
6-foot-4, 190-pound catching prospect with tall, strong build. Registered a 7.64 60-yard dash. Shows potential behind the plate. Pop times sit between 2.12 to 2.25 with a top velocity of 76 mph from the crouch. Transfer has room for improvement as it gets long at times. At the plate, he starts with his hands high. Uses a short stride with good use of his lower half. Shows above average bat speed. Takes an uphill path to the ball. Displays pull power at the plate. Interesting follow behind the plate.

BEST OF THE REST

Ben Deitering, RHP/3B/OF, Ottawa Glandorf, Class of 2015
6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect with intriguing athletic frame. Registered a 7.72 60-yard dash. From the outfield, he uses short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot to reach a top velocity of 76 mph. shows accurate throws. In the infield, he tends to field the ball deep. Needs to improve route to the ball. Reaches top velocity of 69 mph across the infield. At the plate, he uses a small leg kick to trigger his swing. Tends to bar his arm in his load. Contact type hitter with long path to the ball. On the mound, his fastball sits 74-77 mph through a high ¾ arm slot. Arm action tends to be short and stiff. Curveball is 60-62 mph with slurvey type action. Changeup is 62-66 mph.

Chris Richman, 1B/3B, Mayfield, Class of 2013
6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect with strong frame. Registered a 7.91 60-yard dash. Needs to improve hands and feet around the bag. Reaches top velocity of 71 mph. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance and uses a short stride. Tends to drop his hands in his load. Uses a short, slightly uphill path to the ball that results in line drive production at the plate.

Colin Obringer, OF, Norwalk, Class of 2013
5-foot-10, 165-pound outfield prospect with thin, lanky build. Registered a 7.65 60-yard dash. Uses long, loose arm action through a high ¾ arm slot to reach a top velocity of 80 mph. Needs to quicken transfer and exchange. At the plate, he uses a short stride. Swing gets long at times in his load with tendency to bar his arm. Shows some balance. Line drive production that will add power as he physically develops.

Colin Souter, IF/RHP, Norwalk, Class of 2013
5-foot-11, 172-pound prospect with athletic build. Registered a 7.77 60-yard dash. Shows quick actions in the infield with soft hands and fluid footwork. Reached top velocity of 78 mph across the infield with short arm action and quick transfer. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance.  Uses a small leg kick to trigger his swing. But, his load tends to get long. Shows pull tendencies with line drive production in his swing. On the mound, he sits 78-80 ph from a high ¾ arm slot. Curveball is 62-66 mph with gradual 11/6 break. Changeup is 68-70 mph with some fade, but tends to slow down his arm.

Craig Linder, 3B/1B, Bay Village, Class of 2013
6-foot, 185-pound prospect. Registered a 7.81 60-yard dash. From third base, he shows short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot on his 72 mph throws. Tends to use a glove tap before fielding the ball. At the plate, he uses a short stride with an explosive lower half. Shows some confidence in his approach with overall fluid rhythm to his swing. Line drive type hitter with some pop.

Danny Strodtbeck, OF/RHP, Westlake, Class of 2013
6-foot, 185-pound prospect. Registered a 7.59 60-yard dash. In the outfield, he uses long arm action through an over the top arm slot. Reaches top velocity of 80 mph on accurate throws. Needs to play through the baseball. At the plate, he starts in a slightly open stance. Uses a short stride with good balance to his swing. Shows quick bat speed. Gap-to-gap production with some power. Nice, quiet swing with fluid rhythm throughout. On the mound, he sits 79-90 mph with his fastball that shows some arm side run. His curveball is soft with gradual 12/6 movement as it sits 63-67 mph. His changeup is 67-70 mph and straight. Velocity should increase as he starts to utilize torque in his delivery.

Dylan Witt, 3B/OF/RHP, South Fayette, Class of 2013
5-foot-11, 190-pound prospect with soft frame. Registered a 7.94 60-yard dash. From the outfield, he shows a top velocity of 76 mph, but needs to improve accuracy. In the infield, he likely projects as a third baseman. Reaches a top velocity of 76 mph. Must improve fluidity of his actions. At the plate, he starts with an open stance and doesn’t close the front side. Uses a high hand trigger to his swing. Will improve swing as he simplifies and improves the use of his lower half. On the mound, he shows long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball sits 74-76 mph; curveball is erratic at 62 mph; and changeup is 69-70 mph with room for development.

Jacob Schubert, IF, Cambridge, Class of 2014
5-foot-8, 185-pound infield prospect with soft frame. Uses short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot to reach at op velocity of 66 mph. Tends to field the ball on his heels. Shows average hands. At the plate, he displays a compact swing with a short stride. Uses a heavy load. Sits on his backside. Contact type hitter.

Jake Hecker, C, Olmsted, Class of 2014
5-foot-9, 175-pound catching prospect. Reached a top velocity of 67 mph from the crouch. Pop times sat between 2.14 to 2.28. At the plate, he starts in a slight crouch. Tends to wrap his bat in his load, which lengthens his swing. Uses a short stride with an uphill path to the ball.

Lee Newmeyer, C/IF, Shelby Senior, Class of 2013
5-foot-7, 150-pound prospect with short build. Reached top velocity of 71 mph from the crouch. Transfer and exchange tends to get long. Pop times sit between 2.23 to 2.32. At the plate, the right-handed hitter shows a compact swing with a short stride. Uses lower half well with good torque. Shows above average bat speed with short path the ball. Consistent line drive production with solid bat.

Marcus McClain, RHP/SS, Norwalk, Class of 2016
6-foot, 150-pound prospect with thin frame. Registered a 7.57 60-yard dash. Uses long arm action from low ¾ arm slot to reach top velocity of 65 mph. Tends to field the ball deep. At the plate, starts with a slight crouch. Uses a shoulder trigger. Doesn’t get extension in his swing. On the mound, he sits 70-71 mph. His curveball fluctuates between 56-60 mph with 11/5 break. His changeup is 62-63 mph. Tends to open the front side early in his delivery which causes repeatability issues.

Matt Czerny, RHP, Crestwood, Class of 2014
6-foot-3, 165-pound prospect with thin, lanky build. Uses long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot. Shows easy effort in his delivery. Fastball sits 75-78 mph with some arm side run. Velocity will likely jump as it comes fairly easy at this stage. Curveball sits 64-66 mph but stays on one plane with some spin. Changeup is 68-70 mph and thrown near fastball arm speed.

Michael Finch, OF, Norwalk, Class of 2013
6-foot, 200-pound prospect with strong, solid build. Registered a 7.26 60-yard dash. Shows short, stiff arm action with a top velocity of 78 mph. Needs to play through the baseball and quick transfer. At the plate, the right-handed hitter sets up in athletic stance and uses a short stride. Tends to drop his hands in his load. Takes an uphill path to the ball. Shows overall raw power at the plate.

Michael Urban, IF, Stow-Monroe Falls, Class of 2014
6-foot, 155-pound prospect with athletic build. Registered a 6.92 60-yard dash. Projects as a second baseman at the next level. Uses short arm action and reaches a top velocity of 73 mph. Needs to improve speed of exchange and transfer. Tends to field the ball deep. At the plate, he uses a short stride with a simple load. Starts his hands from his shoulders. Shows opposite field tendencies in his swing.

Nick Gatins, IF/OF, North Royalton, Class of 2013
6-foot, 160-pound prospect with athletic build. Registered a 7.31 60-yard dash. From the outfield, he reached a top velocity of 78 mph using a short, quick transfer. In the infield, he shows some potential with a quick transfer and ability to throw from all angles. Reached a top velocity of 72 mph across the infield. Shows some softness in his hands. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance. Needs to improve balance as he tends to fall over the plate. Shows line drive production that will be enhanced with more lower half torque.

Nick Meola, 1B/LHP, Ashtabula Lakeside, Class of 2014
6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect with big, solid build. Registered a 7.71 60-yard dash. Reached a top velocity of 72 mph across the infield. Needs to improve glove work around the bag. At the plate, he starts with a slightly closed stance. He shows quick bat speed and excellent torque in his swing. The ball jumps off his bat from the left-side. Offensive potential is likely his ticket for college play. On the mound, he uses a slow rhythm. Needs to improve torque to improve velocity. Fastball sits 67-70 mph while curveball and changeup both sit at 57 mph.

Nick Thomas, 1B/LHP, New London, Class of 2014
6-foot, 175-pound prospect. Registered a 7.00 60-yard dash. At first, he shows some potential around the bag. Reaches a top velocity of 69 mph across the infield. At the plate, the left-handed hitter displays rotational mechanics in his swing. Starts with a slightly open stance with a short stride. Needs to incorporate more of his lower-half onto his swing. Takes short, downward path to the ball. On the mound, he throws from a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball sits 70-71 mph fastball with some run. His curveball fluctuates between 60-67 mph and his changeup between 60-64 mph.

Ryan Pickett, 1B, Huron, Class of 2013
6-foot, 240-pound prospect. Registered a 8.22 60-yard dash. Actions tend to be slow around the bag. Velocity reached peak at 62 mph across the infield. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance that doesn’t close up. Takes a short stride. Shows some stiffness in his swing. Contact type hitter with more power left in him.

Scott Sechler, LHP/1B, Padua Franciscan, Class of 2013
6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect with big, solid build. Registered a 7.7 60-yard dash. Shows decent feet around the bag at first base. Reached top velocity of 67 mph across the infield. At the plate, the left-handed hitter shows a lot of movement in his load. Starts with his hands high, but shows quick action into the zone. With size and strength, shows some potential at the plate from the left side. On the mound, he throws from a low ¾ arm slot. Fastball sits 75-77 mph. Curveball shows some 10/4 bite and sits 63-66 mph. Changeup is straight and sits at 63 mph.

Vinny Sansalone, C, Ontario, Class of 2013
5-foot-10, 164-pound catching prospect. Registered 8.22 60-yard dash. Uses short arm action while reaching top velocity of 63 mph from the crouch. Needs to work on closing front side to help accuracy on throws. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts his load from his shoulder. Will improve power with more incorporation of his lower-half. Contact type-hitter with opposite field tendencies in his swing.




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