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A Look Back At The Top Performers From The Toronto Elite Prospect Showcase From October 2014

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By Chris Kemlo and Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ontario Director of Scouting and Editor in Chief

We are going to take a look back at our first PBR Ontario event and recap some of the top performers and prospects to keep an eye on. With events about to kick off in 2015, invitations for Top Prospect Games, Futures Games, and Underclass games will be awarded based to players who catch our eye at events and games throughout the summer.

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Dalton Harvey, RHP, Monsignour Doyle Secondary, 2015

Dalton HarveyScouting Report: At 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, Harvey is a big, strong righty with room for added development. Harvey worked strictly out of the stretch, and had good movement to all three of his pitches. His fastball was in the mid-80s, but have seen him in the upper-80s more than once. Curveball and changeup both had good action to it, with the changeup he showed good feel with some arm side sink. Worked across his body with some hip rotation out the stretch. Arm was quick and looks to have a strong spring for his Great Lake Canadian squad.

Elliott Curtis, MINF, St.David SS, 2016
Elliott CurtisScouting Report: Already verbally committed to Middle Tennessee State University, Curtis is 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect with good actions on both sides of the ball. At the plate, Curtis was quiet with his body and hands, producing hard contact with good extension through the ball. His exit velo was 81 mph, and we expect that to continue to improve as he gets physically stronger. Defensively, arm was quick with proper mechanics, 85 mph across the infield. Good body control with agile lower half, hands were soft and confident. First sign of the 2016 class, Middle Tennessee found a good one. Excited to see where Curtis is at after a winter in the weight room.

Joe Tevlin, C, Bishop Allen Academy, 2016
Joe TevlinScouting Report: Tevlin had a strong showcase all around, showing his athleticism behind the plate and his quick hands offensively. Tevlin was a 1.97 pop time, using a quick transfer and agile lower half. Velocity from the crouch was a respectable 76 mph, and showed good online carry from a high-¾ arm slot. At the plate Tevlin hit from a wide base, with a small load and uphill finish to his swing. His hands showed they were quick through the hitting zone and generated good bat speed. His exit velocity was 88 mph off the bat, and the 6-foot, 180-pound 2016 will only look to add to that number in 2015.

Max Wright, C, Lawrence Park Collegiate, 2016
Max WrightScouting Report: Wright had one of the best swings at the Toronto Elite Prospect Showcase in October. Showed a strong setup with good rhythm and timing to his swing. Ability to hit to all fields and chance to develop into power left-handed stick. Defensively, transfer was quick behind the plate. Feet move well and was able to gain ground on his throws. Projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds with wide shoulders. Wright’s bat will lead him to the next level as he projects to be an early sign for the 2016 class.



Sam Turcotte, RHP, Don Mills Collegiate, 2016
Sam TurcotteScouting Report: Turcotte is a big right-hander listed at 6-foot-5, 190-pounds. At our first event in October, Turcotte was 86-89 mph with his fastball while showing a quick arm and a strong delivery. His breaking ball showed good life with late break, sitting 70-72 and looks to be a quality pitch for him down the road. With his changeup that sat in the 77-78 mph range, Sam hid the ball well and maintained his arm speed, increasing his deception. Did a good job of throwing strikes with all three pitches, Turcotte will be a high follow for many schools and is one of the best arms in 2016 class.


Hayden Malenfant, RHP, Sinclair Secondary, 2017

Hayden MalenfantScouting Report: 6-foot, 140-pound righty with long legs and arms. Was 80 mph at Toronto Elite Prospect Showcase with much more in the tank. Arm is clean loose with some quickness, lower half has rhythm but can incorporate more into delivery. Shows good feel for off-speed, breaking has tight 11/5 rotation while changeup has natural run. Malenfant was a shortstop last year and has recently made the decision to focus on pitching. Looks to be the right decision, should garner attention for Futures Games this summer.



Ryan Bothwell, 3B/1B, Napanee District Secondary School, 2015
Ryan BothwellScouting Report: Big strong prospect at 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Hands are loose at the plate and is able to get good extension through the hitting zone when he doesn’t try to get to big. Raw power is there, small hitch with hands and load, timing is key with Bothwell. Has shown improvements over the winter and will look to have strong performance at the Preseason College Prospect Showcase. Defensively arm has some life, footwork will be biggest factor but has the tools to stay at third base and be a middle of the order, run producer type bat. Profiles well at either of the corner positions in the infield.


Steven Sanders, LHP, Cameron Heights Collegiate, 2017
Steven SandersScouting Report: 6-foot-1, 140-pound lefty with lots to like. Arm worked well, proper separation and timing with hands, showed some arm speed. Had a few minor mechanical adjustments to make with lower half. Threw strikes with all three pitches, spun curveball with late break at times. Straight change that he was able to keep down in zone. Type of pitcher that coaches would love to work with. Plenty of upside to Sanders, lots of room to gain strength with a projectable frame for the left-hander from the Ontario Royals. Look forward to seeing him pitch this 2015.

Thomas Grilli, SS, St. Michaels College School, 2017
Thomas GrilliScouting Report: Middle infielder with clean, athletic actions. Moves well defensively with live lower half. Shows good body control while attacking the baseball. Arm had some life, 77 mph across the infield. At the plate Grilli stayed short and compact. Looked to drive the ball with leg kick to load. Hands were loose and showed quick twitch actions. Hands worked well to ball. Looks to add muscle to his 5-foot-10, 145-pound athletic frame over the winter. Athletic looking infielder with good actions, will be a high follow for the 2017 class this summer.

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