Cape Cod League Prospects: Orleans

Nick Faleris
College Scout

The Firebirds finished in 1st place in the East Division with an overall record of 23-17-4. They were then swept by Yarmouth-Dennis in the first round of the playoffs.

Max Troiani (Bentley Univ.) won the Daniel J Silva Sportsmanship Award and Jared Shuster (Wake Forest) took home the John J Claffey Outstanding New England Player Award. All-Stars included Shuster, Troiani and Noah Skirrow (Liberty). Shuster and Jake Eder (Vanderbilt) are the top prospects for 2020 and Owen Sharts (Nevada) leads the way for 2021.

Shay Whitcomb, SS/2B, California- San Diego, 2020– Whitcomb flexed some muscle on the Cape, launching 8 home runs (good for second in the league) while posting a .303 ISO (.303/.371/.606) over 121 plate appearances. Whitcomb is a linear hitter with some lunge in his cuts, but his hips work well and he consistently demonstrated an impressive ability to hit the ball in the air with authority. A 55 runner underway, there’s an extra-base gear in the profile despite modest times out of the box, which further helps the pop to play via doubles tallies, and pushes the future playable power grade comfortably to above-average. Whitcomb can get...

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