Prep Baseball Report

Team Green Analysis from the Underclass Games

Team Green Analysis

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Andrew Beck, IF, Cardinal Mooney HS, Class of 2014

6-foot-1, 185-pound infield prospect with solid, athletic frame. Registered a 7.15 60-yard dash. Shows good, smooth actions in the field. Quick exchange and top velocity of 76 mph across the infield. At the plate, he shows the ability to consistently square up the baseball. Balanced approach with good bat speed (90 mph exit velocity off the tee). Line drive type hitter that could eventually show some power potential. On the mound, his fastball sits 76-79 mph. Uses a slow rhythm to his delivery. Curveball stays at 66 mph but lacks effective bite. Changeup sits at 69-72 mph and shows some fade. 

Andrew Fenlon, C, St. Charles HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-8, 175-pound catching prospect with thick, solid build. Registered a 7.48 60-yard dash time. Uses wide base from the crouch. Footwork has room for improvement. Registered 2.25-2.37 pop times with 71 mph arm strength from the crouch. At the plate, he shows average bat speed. Will improve swing better use of a strong lower-half.

Blake Spangler, C, Coldwater HS, Class of 2015

5-foot-11, 190-pound catching prospect with thick, solid frame. Registered a 8.18 60-yard dash time. Uses a wide stance from the catching position. Showed pop times between 2.16-2.25. Arm strength measured at 71 mph from the crouch. Needs to improve footwork and transfer over time. Best tool is his bat. Uses a slightly open stance and a short stride. Produced consistent line drives with some power potential.

Cameron Comer, C/3B, Olentangy Liberty HS, Class of 2015

6-foot, 160-pound prospect with solid frame and strength projection. Has excellent ability with the bat from the left side. Upright stance with high hand trigger. Shows balance in swing. Squares barrel well on ball. Quick into hittting zone with long finish. Shows power loft on pull. Defensively, grades well from third base showing good feet and hands with good arm strength from all angles (81 mph). Behind the plate, has lateral movement and block ability. Accepts ball with 2.0 to 2.04 split time and 77 mph velocity from the crouch. Registered a 7.32 60-yard dash.

Casey Demko, IF, Bellbrook HS, Class of 2015

6-foot, 155-pound prospect with thin, athletic build. Definite follow as a middle infielder. Registered a 6.91 60-yard dash. Shows advance skills and understanding of the game. Smooth in the field with soft hands and fluid footwork. Needs to continue attacking the baseball and staying aggressive at times. Quick transfer and top velocity of 77 mph across the infield. At the plate, the switch hitter shows balance from both side of the plate. From the right-side, he displays rotational mechanics with a short stride and line drive production. Should improve power potential as his frame fills out. From the left-side, he is a contact, slappy type hitter. Shows plenty of potential, but still needs to work on consistency.

Chris Martin, RHP/IF, Mason HS, Class of 2014

6-foot, 170-pound prospect. Good delivery. Repeats well with downward tilt plane. Upper 3/4 moderate arm slot. Gets good lower body torque. Fastball shows some late life in zone, ranging 83-86 mph (showed 86-89 mph at the MWFG a few days later). Shows feel for downward tilt curveball with some depth (72-75 mph).  Changeup shows some decent arm action. As a left-handed hitter, he uses a wide base. Makes contact well but needs to enhance lower half torque. Registered a 7.18 60-yard time. Displays good infield skills with arm strength (83 mph). Likely best suited for third base or offensive second baseman.

Deonte Settles, MIF, Canton South HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-7, 160-pound infield prospect. Athletic player with outstanding baseball skills, running a 6.85 60-yard time that should translate into baseball speed. Solid middle infielder with good actions, range and solid arm strength (84 mph) from all angles. Line drive bat with good shoulder hand trigger. Shows good hand finish in swing with lower body torque. Raw skills overall, should improve skills such as enhanced defensive footwork and base stealing, which he should acquire with maturity.

Grant Schuermann, LHP, Lakota West, Class of 2014

6-foot-1, 205-pound southpaw with solid frame. Shows some rhythm to his delivery. Doesn’t require much effort. Uses above average arm action through ¾ arm slot. Three pitch guy that shows the ability to keep hitters off balance. Fastball sat 78-80 mph (but showed consistent low 80’s at the MWFG a few days later). Curveball sits 64-65 mph with late 1/7 break and some depth. Changeup is his best off-speed pitch at 76 mph. Uses good arm action and some fade to the pitch.

Hayden Shenefield, IF, Worthington Kilbourne HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-9, 155-pound infield prospect. Registered a 7.59 60-yard dash time. Projects best as a second baseman at the next level. Uses short arm action through low ¾ arm slot. Shows above average hands and feet. Quick exchange and transfer. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses rotational mechanics. For his size, he shows some decent pop in the bat. Choppy rhythm to his swing. Pull type tendencies.

Joe Cahill, OF/1B, Hudson HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-9, 165-pound prospect. Registered a 7.12 60-yard dash. Primarily plays first base, but making adjustment to the outfield. Shows good footwork and receiving skills at first, but with size, likely projects as a corner outfielder. Reached top velocity of 70 mph from the outfield. At the plate, the left-handed hitter uses all fields. Starts with slightly open stance and short stride. Good use of his lower half with some pop in his bat. High academic prospect.

Kyle Casserly, OF/1B/LHP, Pickerington Central HS, Class of 2014

6-foot-2, 180-pound versatile prospect. Solid position player at the next level. Has physical projection in his lanky body. Good raw skills base that included 6.86 60 yard time. Shows good defensive ability as first baseman and corner outfielder. Has arm strength (84 mph) with carry from outfield. Also shows range around bag and handles throws well. Has upright hitting stance with some bend in back knee. Triggers hands well with bat speed. Squares barrel of bat on ball well with hand finish and lower body torque. Has power bat potential.

Jarod Yoakam, 1B/3B, Marysville, Class of 2014

6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect. Likely best suited as a first baseman or left fielder at the next level. Registered a 7.15 60-yard time. Best tool is his best. From the right side, he uses a slightly open stance with a smooth load and short stride. Makes good use of his lower half with line drive production. Shows some gap-to-gap power. Reached top exit velocity of 91 mph off the tee.

Josh Petersen, RHP, Patrick Henry HS, Class of 2014

6-foot, 170-pound right-handed pitcher. Shows above average arm action through a high ¾ arm slot. Shows an easy delivery. Fastball velocity (76-79 mph) was lower than when we saw him in June (80-82 mph). Used a slower rhythm to his delivery this time around. Curveball sat 65-68 mph with some depth and changeup sat at 71 mph

Justin Mott, C/RHP, Amherst Steele HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-9, 150-pound catching prospect. Good athletic player with smallish frame body. Has some baseball sense and skills, running a 6.94 with solid arm strength (79 mph) from behind the plate. Has good lower body lateral movement and frames well. Needs to enhance his glove to hand exchange, split time is 2.01 to 2.05. Hits from open stance. Takes long swing path into zone but makes contact. On the hill, has quick arm speed from 3/4 arm slot. Fastball shows some arm side run. Fastball ranges 84-86 mph. Still needs to develop 2nd pitch.

Markus Neff, 1B, Oakwood HS, Class of 2014

6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect strong build. Power hitting first baseman. Starts with an open stance but squares up the front side well. Shows pull tendencies in his swing. Has the ability to backside, but needs to continue to work on using the whole field. Registered a top exit velocity of 83 mph off the tee. Shows above average receiving skills at first base, but needs to continue improving footwork. Registered a 8.03 60-yard dash.

Nick Longo, OF/LHP, St. Ignatius HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-10, 165-pound outfield prospect. Excellent next level prospect with obvious baseball sense and skills. Runs impressive 6.75 60-yard time that should translate to baseball speed. Has feel for stealing bases and good gap-to-gap coverage defensively as a center fielder. Good jump off bat defensively with plus arm strength (85 mph) with some carry. Hits from wide base. Squares barrel on ball with chest level trigger. Good bat speed and finish. Repeats delivery as lefty hurler, fastball ranges 82-84 mph with feel of change and cutter. Moderate upper 3/4 arm slot.

Nick Pauley, RHP, Thomas Worthington HS, Class of 2014

6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitching prospect with projectable body. Repeats delivery well with downward plane. Moderate arm speed through upper 3/4 slot. Good delivery with finish. Fastball ranges 84-87 mph with some run. Two types of breaking balls; slower shows some downward feel at 72-75 mph and quicker slurvy type with bite that ranges 78-80 mph. Shows good arm action on change at 75 mph with some arm side run.

Tavin Howard, OF, Briggs HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect. Outstanding projectable baseball skills, but still plenty of room for development. Will improve with experience and maturity. Intriguing raw skills. Runs a 6.7 60-yard time with some arm strength (80 mph) from corner outfield. Still developing as an outfielder. Hits from open stance. Squares front side to pitcher. Shoulder bat trigger with tremendous bat speed (92 mph exit velocity off the tee). Has outstanding potential as hitter, ball jumps off bat with power. Needs to mature approach.

Tyson Schnitkey, RHP, Archbold HS, Class of 2014 

6-foot-3, 175-pound pitching prospect with lanky, projectable body. Plenty of room to fill out. Shows moderate arm speed through upper 3/4 slot. Gets arm extension with solid lower half. Needs to improve balance throughout delivery. Shows easy arm action with a solid fastball that ranges 84-86 mph (more to come); has some life in zone. Two types of breakers, slower one shows some spin (69-70 mph). Harder is better with slurvy tilt (73-75 mph). Change ranges 78-70 mph but basically straight.

Wes Noble, RHP/OF, Lebanon HS, Class of 2014

6-foot, 180-pound athletic player who projects best as a pitcher. Aggressive on the bump. Repeats delivery with quick arm speed through upper 3/4 slot.  Fastball shows some run action, ranging 85-88 mph (top once at 89 mph). Also has cutter with some late bite (81-83 mph). Shows some downward spin on curve. Ran 6.96 60 yard dash. Has wide base. Shows flat hitting plane with one hand finish. Needs to improve trigger and use of lower half.

Zach Logue, OF/LHP, Moeller HS, Class of 2014

5-foot-11, 155-pound prospect with excellent two-shot potential for next level. Runs 7.09 60 yard dash with excellent arm strength (87 mph) from corner outfield. Good hitting skills. Uses open stance. Squares front side in swing. Quick into hitting zone with long finish. Lower half is good, but needs to be more consistent clearing front side. On the mound, shows good delivery with moderate arm speed through 3/4 slot. Fastball shows some cut action, ranging 82-85 mph. Shows feel for off-speed; curveball has some downward tilt feel at 69-71 mph along with 75-76 mph change.