New York Scouting Blog - Summer Events / Travel Ball



Dan Cevette
New York Scouting Director


The New York Scouting Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more.

7-31-14

Nate Chase
3B (Webster Schroeder HS, NY 2015)

Chase stands 6-foot-0 180-pound and athletic. At the plate his setup is balanced with his hands high. He shifts his weight back with a back load and strides before the swing. He has a slight incline in his swing and a nice high finish. His exit velocity is 81 mph.

At 3B he uses good baseball actions around the baseball and keeping his body moving after the throw. He throws from a low 3/4 slot at 77 mph. He keeps his feet moving after the throw and ran a 7.31 60.

Joseph Kwasniewski RHP/3B (Iroquois HS, NY 2015)
Kwasniewski stands 6-foot-1 183-pounds and is athletic. At the plate he sets up slightly closed and wide with his hands at his shoulder level. His bat path is slightly inclined with good extension on contact through the zone. His exit velocity was 79 mph off a tee.

At 3B he gets around ball nice and stays wide. Funnels ball to chest with a smooth transfer and throws from a high 3/4 slot. His arm strength from third was 80 mph and he ran a 7.22 60.

Matthew Schneider 3B (St. Marys of Lancaster)
Schneider stands 5-foot-10 165-pounds. At the plate he starts athletic and balanced. He uses a long back load with a small stride. He put on a impressive display in BP with a bat path that is slightly inclined through the zone. His exit velocity was 85 mph.

At 3B he stays behind ball and uses a clean transfer to a high 3/4 slot throw at 75 mph. He ran a 7.43 60 yard dash.

Taylor Huntsman RHP/3B (Niagara Falls HS, NY 2015)
Huntsman stands 6-foot-2 220-pounds with a big body. At the plate he starts with his hands high and a slightly open stance. He gets around the ball some with a short extension. His barrel is level through the zone and generates an 84 mph exit velocity off a tee.

From 3B he stays low and behind the ball with a mid/high 3/4 slot at 78 mph. He ran a 7.69 60. His glove to hand transfer is clean and quick before the throw.

Drew Ailing 3B (Clarence HS, NY 2015)
Ailing stands 5-foot-11 160-pounds. His approach is balanced with a back load and short toe lift before the swing. His bat path is slightly inclined through the zone with a one handed shoulder finish. His exit velocity was 80 mph off a tee.

From the infield he stays behind the ball, funnels it nice to his body and throws from a high 3/4 slot. His arm strength 77 across the diamond and ran a 7.4 60.

Matt Carey OF (Webster Thomas HS, NY 2015)
Carey stands 6-foot-2 170-pounds and has an athletic build with projection. His setup is athletic and tall with a wide approach and slightly open. He uses a leg lift and short stride before the swing. His bat path is slightly inclined with his hands close to his body. His exit velocity was 85 mph off a tee.

In the OF he field the all in front and uses a small crow hope standing a little upright. He throws from an over the top slot with some carry at 77 mph. His arm action and transfer were both clean. He ran a 7.38 60 yard dash.

Austin Teets RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Teets stands 6-foot-0 175 pounds and had an athletic strong slim look. He uses an open stance keeping his hands inside through the ball with an exit velocity of 76 mph. His bat path is mostly level through the zone.

In the OF he recorded the best outfield velocity at 81 mph from high 3/4 slot with some carry. He fields ball off glove side and uses a strong finish after the throw. He ran a 7.5 60 yard dash.

Bryan Somerville OF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2016)

Somerville stands 6-foot-3 195-pounds with a big projectable body. At the plate his approach is wide and balanced. He uses a no stride with a short load. His bat path is level through the zone with a one handed shoulder high finish. His exit velocity 85 mph.

From the OF he he throws with a short back action and from a high 3/4 slot at 75 mph. He plays the ball off his glove side and has a pretty clean glove to hand transfer. He ran a 7.59 60 yard dash.

Jeff Biddle RHP/OF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2015)
Biddle stands 6-foot-3 190-pounds and the definition of projection. At the plate he starts with his weight slightly shifted forward with hands on his shoulder. He uses a heel lift before the swing, his bat path is inclined through the zone but hands get too high and front elbow leaks. His bat speed off a tee was 81.

In the OF he fields the ball in front of his body but rushes his transfer. He uses a small shuffle and crow hop with a mid 3/4 slot at 76 mph. His arm action is long and back. He ran a 6.97 60 yard dash.

Andrew Vincent OF (Canisius HS, NY 2016)
Vincent stands 5-foot-10 165-pounds. At the plate his setup is athletic, feet should width apart and bat on his shoulder. On the pitch he loads back and strides before the swing. His bat path is on the incline with a high finish. His exit velocity was 81 mph.

In the OF he throws from an over the top slot at 70 mph. He fields the ball out in front of his body glove side with a good transfer and back arm action using a strong crow hop for momentum. He ran a 7.68 60 yard dash.

Philip Derick OF (Prattsburgh HS, NY 2015)
Derick stands 5-foot-10 155-pounds and slim. At the plate his approach is wide with his hands out in front of his head. He uses a back load and knee to knee lift before the swing. His swing path is on the incline with a one handed high finish. His exit velocity was 73 mph.

From the OF he fields the ball on his glove side and has uses a shuffle before the throw. He collapses a touch on his back side and opens hips up early. He throws from a high 3/4 slot with some carry at 78 mph. He ran a 7.06 60 yard dash.

Austin Green LHP (Williamsville East HS, NY 2015)
Green stands 5-foot-10 175-pounds. At the plate he starts with his weight shifted back and uses a back load and small leg lift before the swing. His bat path is inclined through the zone with a high finish. His bat speed was 74 mph off a tee.

In the OF he fields the ball off his glove side, shuffles, opens up his front shoulder and hips a touch too early before the throw. He throws form a mid 3/4 slot at 63 mph. He ran a 7.90 60 yard dash.

Joshua Baptiste OF (Royalton Hartland HS, NY 2015)
Baptiste stands 5-foot-10 184-pounds. His sets up with his weight back and has a big stride before the swing. His hands stay low and his bat path is level through the zone. He gets around the ball some and has an 80 mph exit velocity off a tee.

In the OF he charges hard fielding ball off his glove side. He uses a small crow hop opening up his front shoulder and hips too early. He throws from a high 3/4 slot at 68 mph. He ran a 7.53 60 yard dash.

Dalton Wentz OF (Niagara Falls HS, NY 2015)
Wentz stands 5-foot-7 175-pounds. He sets up with his weight on back leg and wide. He uses a stride before the swing with a down load that comes back up. His bat path is level through the zone with a bat speed of 75 mph off a tee.

In the OF he fields the ball out in front of his body. He has a long arm action with a high 3/4 slot at 77 mph. He needs to keep front side stronger and closed longer and will see increase in control and velocity. He ran a 7.4 60 yard dash.

Brett Guay C (Starpoint HS, NY 2015)
Guay stands 5-foot-11 187-pounds and built like a tank. At the plate he sets up wide and balanced using a small leg lift before the swing. His bat path is level through the zone with a one handed side finish. His exit velocity was 84 mph. He showed plus power potential in BP, especially to the left center gap.

Catching he uses fast feet and release from a mid 3/4 slot, accurate, 1.98-2.03 pop times. He blocks well and stays over the ball. His arm strength was 75 mph.

Sean O'Neill C (Webster Schroeder HS, NY)
O'Neill stands 6-foot-0 175-pounds and lean. At the plate he starts balanced and upright using a back load and stride before the swing. His weight shifts forward before the swing and his bat path is slightly inclined through the zone. His exit velocity was 77 mph.

Catching he uses quick feet with a clean release. Arm is a touch long but still produces a solid pop time of 2.03 with a 76 mph catching velocity.

David Baskerville C (Eden HS, NY 2015)

Baskerville stands 6-foot-0 175-pounds with an athletic body. At the plate he uses a wide stance, shifting his weight back before the pitch and a very small toe lift. His bat path is slightly inclined through the zone with a nice high extended finish. Impressed in BP. Exit velocity was 84 mph.

Catching he throws from an over the top slot with a clean transfer. His are action goes a little behind his back and if he gets that shorter and straight back he will see decreased pop times. His times were 2.19-2.25 and pretty accurate. He blocks well staying big and over the ball.

Sawyer Packard C (Bradford HS (PA) 2015)
Packard stands 5-foot-11 180-pounds and build solidly. At the plate his approach is wide and balanced with his hands high. He uses a leg lift with no stride and hits off his back side well with a bat path slightly inclined through the zone. His exit velocity was 82 mph.

Catching he sets up wide and throws from a mid 3/4 slot, uses plus footwork and a clean transfer. His pop times were consistent at 2.18-2.19 and accurate.

Cameron Buckley C (Clarence HS, NY 2015)
Buckley stand 6-foot-1 170-pounds with a frame you can build on. At the plate he stands a little bent at the knees with his hands high. He uses a small back load and a stride before the pitch, bat path is level through the zone with his bottom hand elbow leaking some. His bat exit velocity was 76 mph.

Catching he has a nice size and gets big behind the dish. He uses good proper footwork, clean transfer, and throws from a high 3/4 slot with a 2.19 pop time at 70 mph.

Jacob Schlegel C (Eden HS, NY 2015)
Schlegel stands 5-foot-11 167-pounds and has a lean frame. At the plate he has a wide approach, using a small leg lift before the swing for timing. His bat path is on the incline through the zone with a nice high quick finish. His exit velocity was 81 mph.

Catching he throws from a mid 3/4 slot with a 2.19 pop time. He needs to work on his release and getting his feet more square towards second. Arm works clean and quick hand speed.

Jack Donnelly C/1B (Cooperstown HS, NY 2015)
Donnelly stands 5-foot-10 200-pounds with a strong lower half. At the plate he sets up balanced with weight in the middle, uses a back load and knee lift before the swing. His bat path is slightly inclined with a high finish staying through the ball. His exit velocity 79 mph.

Catching he throws from a mid/high 3/4 slot at 67 mph and a 2.43 pop time. He needs to work on his footwork and release.

Danny Madden LHP/OF (Corning HS, NY 2016)
Madden stands 6-foot-2 180-pounds and has a strong physical presence. On the mound he throws from a mid 3/4 slot with his fastball sitting 79-82 with more in the tank. His fastball has some late action and arm side fade. His changeup fades arm side as well but slows arm down some.

Zacary Granger RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Granger stands 6-foot-0 160-pounds and has the frame of a next level guy. He throws from a mid/High 3/4 slot with a fastball sitting 80-82 mph. His curveball has 11/5 shape at 63-65 mph. Mechanically his tempo is good and gets out in front nicely, his back arm action is longer at times.

Wyatt Myers RHP/SS (Bishop Grimes HS, NY 2016)
Myers stands 6-foot-0 173-pounds and has an athletic frame. On the mound he throws from a mid 3/4 slot with arm side run at 80-82 mph. His changeup sat at 73 mph, not enough separation from his fastball but used good hand speed. His curveball had 11/5 shape at 68 mph. Mechanically he needs to land more on the ball of his foot but the rest is smooth with a good tempo and throws in a power position.

Nathaniel Kiel LHP/OF (Oakwood HS, OH 2015)

Kiel stands 5-foot-11 165-pounds with an average build. On the mound he throws from a high 3/4 slot with a fastball topping 80 mph with late action and arm side run. His curveball has a 1/7 shape and ranges 64-67. Mechanically he has a good mound presence with a sound delivery. He needs to stay stronger on his front side.

Trevor Maciejewski OF/RHP (Webster Thomas HS, NY 2015)
Maciejewski stands 5-foot-10 155-pounds with a slim slender frame. From the mound he throws from a high 3/4 slot with a fastball topping 79 mph. He throws an 11/5 shape curveball at 65 mph with late movement and tight spin. Mechanically he flies open with his front side, once he develops a stronger front side more action and velocity with come.

Steven Rossi RHP (Corning HS, NY 2018)
Rossi stands 5-foot-11 165-pounds with a lanky frame and has a chance to be pretty good. He throws from a high 3/4 slot with sound mechanics but needs some smoothing out as he rushes a touch to home. He showed consistent arm side run with a fastball sitting 69-72 mph. He showed the makings of a changeup but slows arm some at 60-61 mph.

Bobby Antonacci RHP/SS (Westhill HS, NY 2017)
Antonacci stands 5-foot-7 140-pounds and has a slender frame with plenty of room for growth. His throws from a good power position with a mid/high 3/4 slot. Arm is free, easy, and clean. His fastball is good for his age ranging 75-77 mph. He shows the making of a tight 10/4 shape curveball that just needs more spin from velocity. Mechanically he is sound but needs to break hands a little sooner and finish more with his back facing the sky.

Daniel Johnson RHP/MIF (Sodus HS, NY 2017)

Johnson stands 5-foot-6 150-pounds with a small frame. On the mound he throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with his fastball ranging 66-69 mph. He threw a 52 mph curveball with some spin.

Colin BeVard MIF/OF (West Genesee HS, NY 2016)

BeVard stands 5-foot-10 185-pounds and is very athletic. With the bat he sets up with his weight back and uses a knee lift with a stride on the swing. His swing path is slightly inclined with his hands staying inside the ball well and good extension after contact. His exit velocity was 88 mph off a tee. From the INF he uses good quick footwork and gets around the ball. He throws from a low 3/4 slot with good arm strength at 82 mph. He ran a 6.58 60 yard dash showing extreme athleticism.

Mitchell Henshaw C/SS (Brockport HS, NY 2016)
Henshaw stands 5-foot-11 160-pounds and has a project-able frame. At the plate he starts with his front foot open but athletic with a stride as we swings. His swing path is level with good extension after contact and a high finish. He rolls a little on his front foot affecting his balance. His exit velocity was 83 mph. Catching his pop time was a 2.06 with a 76 mph arm. At SS he gets behind the ball and fields out in front of his body nice. His release and arm are a big long and he needs to shorten that up.

Chris McDonnell C (Bath Haverling HS, NY 2016)
McDonnell stands 5-foot-10 147 pounds and receives the ball well. His pop times were consistent around 2.2 and accurate. There is a lot to like with his ceiling. At the plate he sets up open and drops his hands some on the load. From the tee his exit velocity was 71 mph and he ran a 4.5 home to first time.

At 2B he stays in front of the ball and has a clean transfer with a mid/high 3/4 slot. He uses quick footwork to line his throw up.

Brandon Nicholson MIF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2015)
Nicholson stands 5-foot-9 170-pounds with an athletic small frame. At the plate he sets up with his weight back and slightly closed. He uses a knee lift and stride before the swing. His swing plane is level with his hands staying inside the ball well and finishes high. His exit velocity off a tee was 83 mph. From the MIF he uses his glove out in front of his body, clean transfer, and his footwork puts him in line with his target. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot at 78 mph.

Patrick LaDouce MIF (Auburn HS, NY 2015)
LaDouce stands 5-foot-8 160-pounds and has a slender athletic frame. With the bat his setup is wide and he used a small leg lift up and back down for timing. His hands stay inside the baseball and looks to drive the ball to RF. His bat path is on an incline through the strike zone. From the INF he stays behind ball and uses a clean fast release with arm strength at 66 mph across the field.

Bobby Antonacci RHP/SS (Westhill HS, NY 2017)
Antonacci stands 5-foot-7 140-pounds. With the bat he has a balanced wide stance with a back load and no stride. His swing plane is slightly inclined through contact with a high finish, his exit velocity was 67 mph. At SS he fields the ball out in front of his body with a clean transfer and good footwork.

Daniel Johnson RHP/MIF (Sodus HS, NY 2017)
Johnson stands 5-foot-6 150-pounds with a small frame. With the bat his setup is slightly crouched taking a stride on the swing. His bat path is on an incline with 78 mph exit velocity of a tee. In the game he had two hits over second base. From the MIF he has a wide base and gets in front of the ball. He funnels the ball nicely to his chest and has a quick release.

Ryan Walker MIF/OF (Corning HS, NY 2015)
Walker stands 5-foot-11 165-pounds with an athletic lean build. At the plate he has a balanced setup with a long stride before the swing. His bat path is pretty level through the strike zone and generates good bat speed at 86 off a tee. His finish is high and balanced. In the OF he fields the ball clean with a very quick transfer and release from a mid 3/4 slot at 79 mph. From the INF he uses nice baseball actions, getting around the ball and moving this feet toward his target and gets through his throws. He runs a 7.1 60 yard dash.

Wyatt Myers RHP/SS (Bishop Grimes HS, NY 2016)
Myers stands 6-foot-0 173-pounds and has an athletic frame. With the bat his setup is balanced with a very small toe lift and stride. His swing is powerful (88 exit velocity) and his bat path is level with good extension after contact. At SS he shows smooth baseball actions with plus footwork. His glove is out in front of his body with a clean quick transfer and strong arm.

Nico Limoncelli SS (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Limoncelli stands 5-foot-11 150-pounds and has a slender athletic body. At SS he gets around ball well and through his throws with an arm velocity of 80 mph. He funnels the ball nicely to his chest and has a quick exchange. With the bat he swings from the left side with a balanced short toe lift. Bat stays level through the zone, he has a 77 mph exit velocity off the tee. He ran home to first in 4.3 seconds. He ran a 6.97 showing good athleticism.

Jesse Chester 3B (Westhill HS, NY 2016)
Chester stands 5-foot-10 145-pounds. At the plate he sets up with a closed front leg and hands extended away from his head. His swing stays on a slight incline with a high finish, but he rolls over on his front leg at times. His exit velocity was 78 mph off a tee. From the IF he comes and gets the ball straight on and fields it a little too deep in his stance. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot at 79 mph showing a strong arm.

Ryan Stott RHP/3B (Liverpool HS, NY 2015)
Stott stands 6-foot-0 182 pounds with a good frame. At the plate he has an upright setup and uses knee to knee trigger with a stride before the swing. His bat path is level but long through the zone finishing balanced and shoulder level with a 74 mph exit velocity off a tee. From the IF he comes and gets the ball well, fields out in front and has a quick clean release with a 77 mph arm across the field.

Matt Van Allen OF/1B (West Genesee HS, NY 2015)
Van Allen stands a towering 6-foot-3 215-pounds and is big and strong. With the bat he setups with his weight shifted back and uses a leg kick with a stride on the swing. His bat path is on the incline with good extension after contact and a high finish generating plus power and bat speed. His exit velocity was 87 off a tee. In the OF he fields the ball out in front of his body with an average transfer with good carry on the ball to the bag.

Danny Madden LHP/OF (Corning HS, NY 2016)
Madden stands 6-foot-2 180-pounds and has a strong physical presence. With the Bat his approach is balanced with a nice wide comfortable stance. There is no stride and he rolls on his front foot after contact but swings level through the zone with a nice shoulder level finish. Shows gap to gap power and had an 87 mph exit velocity off the tee.

Nathaniel Kiel LHP/OF (Oakwood HS, OH 2015)
Kiel stands 5-foot-11 165-pounds with an average build. With the bat his setup is athletic with a small stride on the swing. His swing path is slightly on the incline with a high finish and a 78 mph exit velocity off a tee. He slightly opens up his front side before the ball enters the strike zone losing some power. If he stays closed longer that will improve almost instantly. From the OF he gets through the baseball well with some carry to the bag. He needs to quicken up his transfer and release.

Trevor Maciejewski OF/RHP (Webster Thomas HS, NY 2015)

Maciejewski stands 5-foot-10 155-pounds with a slim slender frame. At the plate his setup is tall and shoulder width apart. He strides forward on his swing with his bat traveling slightly at an incline with a high finish. His exit velocity is 70 mph. In the OF he plays the baseball in front of his body with a quick clean transfer and arm with solid carry to the bag.

Drew Reddish OF (Pittsford Sutherland HS, NY 2015)
Reddish stands 5-foot-10 175-pounds and is very athletic. With the bat he has a balanced approach with a stride before the swing. His bat path is level through the zone with a small incline in the finish. He runs very well at a 6.75 60 and went back on a few balls nicely in the OF. His arm needs to get stronger and more carry on it.

Zacary Granger RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Granger stands 6-foot-0 160-pounds and has the frame of a next level guy. With the Bat his setup is tall and he uses a leg lift and strides on contact. His bat travels flat through the zone and finishes on an incline. His exit velocity was 85 mph showing signs of power potential. In the OF he stays behind the ball well and uses a small crow hop to help generate power. His release needs to be faster and his arm action is long.

Tyler Mandel 3B (Scarsdale HS, NY 2017)
Mandel stands 5-foot-10 198-pounds with good size for his age. With the bat he has a wide setup with a small leg lift and stride before the swing. His swing path is slightly on the incline through the zone. He gets around his body some but shows good hands and bat speed at 85 mph. At 3B he fields the ball shaded to his back leg out in front of his body and uses good footwork to line up his throws. He releases the ball from a low/mid 3/4 slot at 74 mph.

Jordan Bernacet 1B/OF (Schenectady HS, NY 2015)
Bernacet stands 5-foot-9 170-pounds but don't let the size fool you, this kid is a player. With the bat his setup is tall with his front foot open. He uses a leg lift for timing with no stride before the swing getting back to even. His bat path is slightly inclined with a high balanced finish generating 84 mph bat speed. In the OF he plays the ball off to his glove side, using a crow hop to generate power throwing from a high 3/4 slot at 78 mph. At 1B he plays the ball out in front of his body and with a clean transfer. He ran a 7.1 60 yard dash showing good athleticism.

Sam Belleville C (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2016)
Belleville stands 6-foot-1 190-pounds and has good size for his position and age. At the plate he uses a wide approach with a heal lift and long load for timing. His bat path is inclined and his exit velocity was 80 mph. Catching he shows a clean transfer and 2.25 pop time with arm strength at 73 mph. He would benefit from quicker footwork. He ran a 7.5 60 yard dash.

Andrew Pedone MIF (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2015)
Pedone stands 6-foot-0 175-pounds and has an athletic frame. With the bat he swings from the left side with a crouched setup. He uses a knee lift and stride before the swing. His bat path is slightly on the incline and has a nice high finish generating good extension with an 83 mph exit velocity off a tee. From the MIF he gets around the ball, glove out in front with his feet never stopping getting him in line for the throw. He uses clean transfer into a low 3/4 slot throw at 77 mph. He ran a 7.25 60 yard dash.

Nicholas Schmid SS (Schenectady HS, NY 2015)
Schmid stands 5-foot-7 130-pounds with a small frame. At the plate he sets up with his hands in front of his body and on the pitch loads. He uses a short stride and his bat path is level through the zone with a balanced finish. His exit velocity was 75 mph. At SS he takes a straight path to the ball and fields with a crouched stance. He throws from a high 3/4 slot at 67 mph. He ran a 7.22 60 yard dash. 

Francisco Stec OF (Schenectady HS, NY 2016)
Stec stands 5-foot-9 170-pounds. At the plate he starts with his weight back and hands high. He uses a small stride before the swing, and his bat path is level through the strike zone with a 80 mph exit velocity. In the OF he fields the ball out in front with a crow hop, throws from a low/mid 3/4 slot at 68 mph. He ran a 7.0 60 yard dash. 

Jonathan Wingate 3B (Unatego HS, NY 2015)
Wingate stands 5-foot-10 170-pounds. At the plate he setups athletic and uses a toe tap for timing, he swings on a level path with a balanced finish. He has a 78 mph exit velocity off a tee. At 3B he gets around the ball and uses quick footwork. He throws from a high 3/4 slot at 76 mph. He ran a 7.3 60 yard dash.

Connor Douglas 3B (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2015)
Douglas stands 5-foot-11 155-pounds with a slender athletic frame. At the plate his setup is wide with a small load, toe lift, with his bat path staying level to slightly inclined with a high balanced finish. His exit velocity off a tee was 79 mph. at 3B he uses athletic baseball actions getting around the ball and through the ball on his throws. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot with at 80 mph. He ran a 6.87 60 yard dash showing great athleticism.

Nicolas Schaefer SS (Byram Hills HS, NY 2016)
Shaefer stands 5-foot-11 140-pounds with a slim frame. At the plate he has a tall stance with a back load and long stride before the swing. His bat path is level through the zone with a high finish. His exit velocity was 71 mph. At SS he gets around the ball showing athletic baseball actions. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot at 66 mph. He ran a 7.4 60 yard dash.

Andrew Zink OF (Harrison HS, NY 2016)
Zink stands 5-foot-10 170-pounds with an athletic frame. At the plate his approach is wide and balanced. He brings the knob back towards the catchers max and has a small stride before the swing. His exit velocity off a tee was 87 mph. In the OF he fields the ball off his glove side foot, crow hops, and throws from an over the top arm slot. His arm strength from OF was 78 mph. He ran a 7.18 60 yard dash. 

Brandon Gwinner 3B (Schenectady HS, NY 2015)
Gwinner stands 6-foot-2 185-pounds and lean. At the plate he starts semi wide and uses a small stride before the swing. He uses a back load, bat path is level through the zone with his hands staying tight to his body. His exit velocity was 83 mph off a tee. At 3B he gets around the ball some and funnels tight to his core. His transfer is clean and throws form a mid 3/4 slot at 78 mph. He ran a 7.0 60 yard dash.

Payton Johnson 3B (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2017)
Johnson stands 5-foot-11 180-pounds and built solid. At the plate he has an upright stance and uses a back load and leg lift. His swing path is level through the zone with a high finish. His exit velocity off a tee was 79 mph. At 3B he gets in front of ball well, uses a mid/high 3/4 slot with a 76 mph arm. He ran a 7.5 60 yard dash.

Coby Brickner OF (Colonie HS, NY 2016)
Brickner stands 5-foot-11 145-pounds. At the plate he sets up tall with feet shoulder width apart. He uses a stiff front arm load and small stride with a level swing through the zone. His exit velocity was 71 mph. In the OF he fields the ball glove side using a high 3/4 slot with a 77 mph arm. He ran a 6.94 60 yard dash showing great athleticism.

Ricky Sisto SS/2B (Liverpool HS, NY 2015)
Sisto stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds and passes the eye test. He gets around the ball nicely and gets through his throws. He shows nice soft hands with an accurate arm. Average arm strength at 76 mph but there's more in the tank. He has great baseball actions and is definitely a next level guy. With the bat he shows a smooth load with some swagger in his approach. In the game he ripped a triple in the left center gap with an effortless swing and runs the same. His home to first time was 4.28 and his exit velocity was 91 showing great strong hands. Next level hitter now.

7/2 - Sisto impressed again at our Event July 2nd. He showed much better arm strength up to 83 mph and his exit velocity increased to 93 mph. He gets inside the ball extremely well with authority and has an athletic body that shows room for growth.

Nathan Shader RHP/3B (Galway CSD, NY 2017)
Shader stands 6-foot-1 175-pounds with room to grow. On the mound he throws from a mid 3/4 slot with a running fastball at 75 mph. His curveball has downward sweeping action at 64 mph. He throws a changeup at 67 mph that fades arm side. Mechanically he is sound, staying tall and finishing out over his front side. At the plate he has a balanced approach with a back load and stride before the swing. His bat path is level through the zone, a bit long and gets around his body some with an exit velocity of 81 mph. At 3B he uses a short arm action at 71 mph. He ran a 8.0 60 yard dash.

Gabriel Antonikowski OF/RHP (Niskayuna HS, NY 2015)
Antonikowsi stands 5-foot-9 130-pounds. On the mound he throws from a low 3/4 slot with a fastball touching 67 mph. Mechanically he opens up his front side early, keeping his glove side closed longer will help with velocity and action on his pitches. At the plate he sets up athletic with a stride before the swing. His hands stay inside his body nice and his bat path is slightly inclined with a high finish. His exit velocity was 62. In the OF his arm strength was 65 mph.

Kurt Forsell RHP/OF (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2017)
Forsell stands 6-foot-0 157-pounds. From the mound he throws from a high 3/4 slot at 75 mph. He threw a changeup at 65 mph with fastball arm speed. Mechanically he is sound. With the bat he has a wide setup, uses a small leg lift, and swings with a slightly inclined bat path through the zone. He has a 78 mph exit velocity off a tee. In the OF he fields the ball to the outside of his glove side and uses a powerful crop hop to generate a 79 mph arm at a high 3/4 slot. He ran a 7.0 60 yard dash. Still very young, athletic, projectable.

Nikolas Malachowski RHP/SS (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2016)
Malachowski stands 6-foot-1 185-pounds and athletic. On the mound he throws from a high 3/4 slot with a fastball sitting 79-81 mph. He curveball has 11/6 shape with gradual bend at 70 mph using good hand speed. At SS he uses good baseball actions getting around the ball with good footwork. He fields the ball out in front of his body and throws 79 mph from a high 3/4 slot. His transfer was clean but has a longer arm action. At the plate he has his weight on back leg during his approach. He loads back and uses a small toe tap before the swing. His swing is on a slight incline through the zone. His exit velocity was 90 mph showing impressive hands and strength for his age. He ran a 7.3 60 yard dash.

Steven Gerringer RHP/MIF (Arlington HS, NY 2015)
Gerringer stands 5-foot-10 150-pounds and athletic. On the mound he throws from a low/mid 3/4 slot with arm side run at 80-82 mph. His fastball has late action to it down in the zone. His curveball has an 11/5 shape at 68 mph. He also threw a 69 mph change up that has near fastball hand speed. Mechanically he opens up early with his glove side rotating his shoulders east and west with arm slot in a power position. At the plate he sets up balanced and uses a short load and stride before the swing. His swing path is level through the zone and finishes high. His exit velocity was 83 mph. At the MIF he uses baseball actions to get around the ball, fields ball out in front of his body and throws from a sidearm / very low 3/4 slot at 79 mph with a quick transfer.

Daniel Wade SS/C (Jefferson HS, NY 2017)
Wade stands 5-foot-9 125-pounds and slender. At the plate he uses a athletic setup, a back load and leg lift before the swing. His swing plane is slightly on the incline through the zone. His exit velocity was 79 mph. Catching his pop time was a 2.6 at 65 mph. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot. He ran a 7.7 60 yard dash.

Michael Morrissey RHP (Shenendehowa HS, NY 2015)
Morrissey stands 6-foot-1 170-pounds and has an athletic frame. He throws from a high 3/4 slot at 74-76 mph. He throws a 61-63 curvball with 10/4 shape with near fastball hand speed. His changeup was 61. Mechanically he opens up his hips a touch early and needs to be stronger on his front side, less east and west shoulder rotation.

James O'Neill LHP (Christian Brothers Academy HS, NY 2015)
O'Neill stands 6-foot-3 200-pounds with a next level body. On the mound he throws from a mid 3/4 slot with a fastball with arm side run at 75 mph. He throws a 2/8 shape curveball at 63 with gradual break. Mechanically he opens up his glove side shoulder too soon to the 3B side, keeping that stronger towards home will help increase his velocity and downward plane action.

Matthew Pierce RHP (Guilderland HS, NY 2016)
Pierce stands a towering 6-foot-3 230-pounds and is a next level prospect. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot with his fastball sitting 82-83 mph with arm side run. He throws a gradual breaking 73 mph curveball with 10/4 shape. Mechanically he has a short arm action and does open his front side up early. If he lengthens out his arm and stays closed longer it will help increase velocity and action on his pitches.

Anthony Loussedes RHP (Arlington HS, NY 2015)
Loussedes stands 6-foot-1 165-pounds and lean. He throws from a mid/high 3/4 slot with a fastball on a downward plane at 81 mph. He shows good hand speed on his 10/4 shape curveball at 71. Mechanically he has a long back arm action with a solid strong front side. He finishes strong out in front and stays on target well.

Andrew Gurgitano LHP (Harrison HS, NY 2016)
Gurgitano stands 5-foot-8 150-pounds and lean. He throws form a high 3/4 slot leaning hard to the 3B side with a fastball topping 75 mph with arm side run. His curveball sat 59-62 with 2/8 shape with sweeping break. Mechanically as stated above he leans hard to the 3B side, he finishes good over his front knee in good fielding position.

Brenden Casey RHP (Newburgh Free Academy, NY 2015)
Casey stands 6-foot-3 210-pounds. From the mound he throws from a low 3/4 slot, with a long arm action and a fastball sitting 74 mph. He throws a 64 mph curveball with 10/4 shape. Mechanically he falls deep on his back leg and finishes over his front side well.

Lucas Sossei RHP (Canajoharie HS, NY 2017)
Sossei stands 6-foot-3 2010-pounds with a projectable body. He throws from a high over the top slot with a fastball sitting 81-82 mph. He has natural run on his fastball and throws cutter at 78 with right to left break. His changeup was 71 with near fastball arm speed. Mechanically he is sound but leans a little too much towards the 1B side with his head, more upright head and shoulder position will help him out. He finishes to the 1B side as well and needs to get out in front a little better. He is a projectable young arm that has a high ceiling.

Steven Heinrich LHP (Arlington HS, NY 2015)
Heinrich stands 6-foot-150-pounds and slender. He throws from an over the top arm slot with a fastball topping 76 mph with arm side run. His curveball has early break with a 2/8 shape at 60 mph. Mechanically he opens up on his front side early but finishes his pitches very well over his front knee.

6/21 Event Evaluations

Pitchers

Calvin Blish RHP/1B (Elmira HS, NY 2015)                            
Blish stands a strong 6-foot-2 205 pounds with a fastball at 87-88 mph with  some late run. He showed a nice 12/6 shape curveball that ranged 71-75. His mechanics are a touch funky with short arm action but it works for him. He’s relatively new to the position so there’s some upside and projection with Blish and I feel there’s more in the tank when he gets it all figured out.

Jack Caswell LHP (St. Thomas Aquinas, Ontario 2015)
Caswell has great size at 6-foot-3 180 pounds and oozes projection. His fastball was consistently in the low 80’s topping 83 mph. He shows a nice 1/7 shape curveball with some sharp action at 70 mph. Changeup had hand speed and faded arm side at 74 mph. His fastball has late life and arm side run with some deception. Needs to add some weight and could see some added velocity. 

Nicholas Virdo RHP (St. Marguerite D’Youville, Ontario 2016)
Virdo stands 6-foot-3 180 pounds and has a high ceiling. His fastball sat 82-84 mph but has the late life on it appearing harder. He steps across his body and gets some extra arm side run because of that, not sure if I would change it or not, works for him. His 69 mph slider had nice sweep to it with 10/4 shape. Virdo is definitely a projectable pitcher at the next level.

Zachary Fascia C/RHP (Turner Fenton, Ontario 2016)
Fascia has good size at 6-foot-1 190 pounds. He showed good arm strength sitting 84-86 mph on the fastball. He has good action on the ball and threw a lot of strikes. His curveball had some sharp spin with 11/5 shape at 65-68 mph. Fascia is a baseball junky and work horse. He projects as a catcher (1.91 pop times all day) at the next level but has pitching in his back pocket. He will only get better.

Jacab Burlingame RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2016)
Burlingame stands 5-foot-10 170 pounds and impressed Saturday. He has a clean, smooth, effortless delivery and arm action sitting 80-83 mph but there’s more in the tank. Curveball has a lot of spin with 11/5 shape sitting 65-66 mph. He needs to improve on his changeup command but showed the makings of one with good hand speed at 73 mph. Burlingame has a lot of projection and is young, look forward to seeing him grow.

Ryan Stott RHP (Liverpool HS, NY 2015)
Stott stands 6-foot-0 182 pounds and has an athletic slender body. He works fast with all pitches rushing some. His fastball sits 80-82 with a lot of arm side run with late action. The baseball was getting on hitters late. Stott needs more arm speed on his curveball which was 62 mph, but had some tight spin and 12/6 bite.

Sean Nickerson RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Nickerson stands 6-foot-0 170 pounds and has a nice loose arm. His fastball topped 84 mph sitting 81-83 with late down action. Nickerson spins a nice 12/6 shape curveball at 70 mph for strikes. He rushes at times and ball stays up and flat, but when he is slower and relaxed the ball comes out with life down in the zone.

Sean Harris LHP/OF (Portville HS 2016)
Harris stands 6-foot-1 165 pounds and works from a ¾ arm slot. Fastball sits 75-76 mph but there’s more in the tank. His fastball has some cut movement to it with some slight late action. He throws a curveball with 1/7 shape at 61-62 mph.

Robert Shepard RHP/1B (Corning HS, NY 2015)
Shepard stands 6-foot-3 250 pounds. His fastball sits 76-78 topping 79 mph with some sink. Rushes a bit but new to the position, worked all corners of the plate and planes going up and down/ in and out in his outing. Curveball sits 63 mph with 10/4 shape with gradual action.

Austin Teets RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Teets stands 6-foot-0 175 pounds and had an athletic strong slim look. His fastball sits 77-78 mph but doesn’t use his lower half at all opening up his hips too soon. When he addresses this I know there will be more velocity. Curveball has some action to it at 63 mph with downward spin.

Nate Gorges RHP/3B (Corning HS, NY 2016)
Gorges stands 6-foot-0 180 pounds, and had a very easy and controlled delivery. His fastball sits 76-78 mph and shows a 12/6 shape curveball at 62 mph.

Tom Easton RHP/SS (Ellicottville HS, NY 2016)
Easton stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds with a nice athletic frame. His fastball ranged 72-74 mph with short arm action. He threw a few 64 mph changeups with fastball arm speed.

Dawson Fascia RHP/C (Turner Fenton, Ontario 2015)
Fascia stands 5-foot-9 177 pounds and has a fastball ranging from 68-71 mph. He is a strike thrower with all pitches mixing in a curveball at 60 mph. He has a nice tempo in his delivery but needs to keep his front side closed longer and stay on target longer (Falls to 1b).

Catching Analysis June 21

Zach Fascia  C/RHP (Turner Fenton, Ontario 2016)
Fascia stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds and looks like a next level catcher now. Fascia receives the ball very nice and works with very quick footwork and ball to hand transfer. Pop times were all consistent at 1.91-1.92 on all throws and accurate. Fascia swings a nice stick from the left side with a knee to knee load and balanced approach.

Chris McDonnell C (Bath Haverling HS, NY 2016)
McDonnell stands 5-foot-10 147 pounds and receives the ball very well. His pop times were consistent around 2.2 and accurate. There is a lot to like with his ceiling. At the plate he sets up open and drops his hands some on the load. He needs to stay back a little better but this kids a sponge and will improve. He does show good hands but gets around it at times, from the tee his exit velocity was 71 mph.

Ryan Richer C (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Richer stands 5-foot-10 175-pounds and has nice footwork behind the plate with a quick release and 2.28 pop time. His velocity is average at 76 mph but accurate, he needs more time behind the dish to receive more comfortable. With the bat Richer wraps some on his load but gets inside the ball nice. His exit velocity is 84 mph showing signs of some pop. He shows a short stride and some balance in his approach.

Dawson Fascia RHP/C (Turner Fenton, Ontario 2015)
C/Hitting - Fascia shows good footwork and a fast release, an accurate arm with a pop time of 2.34. Has some bat lag but stays inside the ball nice. Exit velocity of 76 mph of the tee. He has a nice approach and stays balanced

Outfield Analysis from June 21

Jacob Burlingame RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2016)

Burlingame stands 5-foot-10 170-pounds and has great outfield instincts and a quick clean arm with accuracy and carry. OF velocity was 84 mph and there's a lot of upside with his potential. Batting he shows quick hands to the ball with a lot of back spin. His exit velo off a tee was 85 mph with a clean flat barrel through the zone with a high finish.

John Zamites OF (Olean HS, NY 2015)
Zamites looks like a next level guy and runs very well. His home to first time was 4.16 from the left side. He has a crouched stance with hands in front of his body but it works nice for him. His load is smooth and stride is short with good contact. His exit velocity was 83 mph and there's more in the tank. Hit well in game and runs like a deer. In the OF he gets in front of ball nice and has an average but accurate arm. His velocity was 80 mph.

Sean Nickerson RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)

Nickerson stands 6-foot-0 170-pounds and looks very comfortable in the outfield with good instincts and movements. His arm works free and easy with nice carry on the ball. Swinging the bat Nickerson has some good hand speed with an 83 mph exit tee velocity. His swing is a touch long but he gets to the bat to the zone on a level plane.

Jake Woodrich OF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2016)
Woodrich stands 5-foot-11 140 pounds and moves well with good baseball instincts in the outfield. He shows an accurate arm at 79 mph with a fast release. At the plate Woodrich has a crouched stance with good hands and makes strong solid contact. His exit velocity off a tee is 76 mph but will improve with more wrist strength and natural growth. Plays with a next level ceiling and projection. Runs very well from the left side with home to first times at a sub 4.

Sean Harris OF/LHP (Portville HS, NY 2016)

Harris stands 6-foot-1 165-pounds and has a project-able body. In the outfield he throws from a low 3/4 slot giving the ball arm side run, but was fairly accurate with velocity sitting 77 mph. Batting he starts with a closed stance and long swing. His exit velocity was 83 mph. He ran a 4.4 home to first time.

Austin Teets RHP/OF (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Teets stands 6-foot-0 175-pounds and has a nice quick release from the outfield showing some accuracy. Arm velocity 81 mph and was in good fielding position. He opens up hips on throws and keeping closed will add more strength behind throws. He swings around the baseball at times with an exit velocity of 76 mph. He makes consistent contact and has a short stride.

Josh Cosgrove OF (Thomas A. Edison HS, NY 2015)

Cosgrove stands 5-foot-8 158-pounds with an average build. With the bat he uses a leg kick for timing and lands slightly open. He swings with his hands inside the ball but needs to use back side more. His swing plane is on a slight incline through the zone and his exit velocity was 79. In the OF he stays behind the ball well using a crow hop to get in a power position for his throws. He releases the ball at a high 3/4 slot and his arm strength was 78 mph.

MIF Analysis from June 21

Ricky Sisto SS/2B (Liverpool HS, NY 2015)
Sisto stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds and passes the eye test. He gets around the ball nicely and gets through his throws. He shows nice soft hands with an accurate arm. Average arm strength at 76 mph but there's more in the tank. He has great baseball actions and is definitely a next level guy. With the bat he shows a smooth load with some swagger in his approach. In the game he ripped a triple in the left center gap with an effortless swing and runs the same. His home to first time was 4.28  (7.2 60 July 2) and his exit velocity was 93 showing great strong hands. Next level hitter now.

Nico Limoncelli SS (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Limoncelli stands 5-foot-11 150-pounds and has a slender athletic body. At SS he gets around ball well and through his throws with an arm velocity of 80 mph. He funnels the ball nicely to his chest and has a quick exchange. With the bat he swings from the left side with a balanced short toe lift. Bat stays level through the zone, he has a 77 mph exit velocity off the tee. He ran home to first in 4.3 seconds. 

Dan Singer SS/2B (Elk County Catholic, 2015)
Singer stands 5-foot-11 172 pounds and has short arm action from a 3/4 arm slot. His throws were accurate and had some carry to it. His velocity across the field was 78 mph and gets through his throws. With the bat he looks athletic and has some balance with a short stride. His swing is slightly uphill through the zone with a high finish and shows strong quick hands with an 86 mph exit velocity and gets through baseball well. He runs ok for his size with a 4.44 home to first time.

Matt Smith 2B/SS (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Smith stands 5-foot-8 145-pounds and plays the middle infield. He has a good setup fielding with good footwork and a clean quick exchange. His arm velocity was 72 mph across the field. With the bat Smith has an athletic setup with a swaying rhythm from load to contact. His exit velocity was 85 mph showing bat speed through the ball. He ran a 4.6 home to first time.

Jonathan Dippold 2B (Elk County Catholic 2015)

Dippold stands 5-foot-9 185 pounds and gets through the ball nicely after the throw. His arm strength was 71 across the field and accurate. With the bat he has an open stance with a short stride with fast bat speed at 81 mph off the tee. He's a gap to gap guy with a good approach staying inside the ball nicely.

Chris Lashway MIF (Port Allegany HS, 2015)
Lashway stands 5-foot-7 140-pounds with a slender athletic frame. At the plate he takes a wide stance approach with no stride, his barrel has a slight incline through the zone with his back side getting through the ball well. His exit velocity was 74 mph. From the infield he gets around the ball with good footwork and a clean transfer. He throws from a high 3/4 slot with arm strength of 70 mph across the field.

Nelson Rivera MIF (Olean HS, NY 2016)
Rivera stands 5-foot-4 115-pounds. At the plate his setup is wide and balanced through the swing. He starts with hands in front of body and loads backwards with his swing plane staying level through the zone finishing high. From the infield he fields the ball out in front of his body and throws from a low 3/4 slot, getting through his throws after release.

Jonothan Daley MIF (Williamson HS, 2016)
Daley stands 5-foot-9 130-pounds and has a small athletic frame. At the plate he has a wide approach with a small leg lift/stride that lands open. His barrel comes through the zone on a level plane making good contact. His exit velocity was 70 mph off a tee. From the infield he moves well with his feet laterally and plays the ball out in front of his body. His transfer is clean and arm slot is a mid 3/4 slot. His arm strength was 70 mph across the field. He runs well getting down the line 4.35.

Robert Sawicki Jr. MIF (Ellicottville HS, NY 2016)
Sawicki stands 5-foot-8 130 pounds and plays the middle infield. He fields the ball out in front of his body and funnels the ball to his body with moving feet toward his target and a 66 mph arm across the field. At the plate he has a balanced stance, hands stay inside the ball, his barrel path has a slight incline through the zone. Bat speed was 75 mph off a tee. He ran a 4.6 home to first time.

Elliot Hillman SS (Bath Haverling HS, NY 2016)
Hillman stands 6-foot-0 165-pounds and has a wide balanced stance. He makes good contact with an exit velocity of 75 mph. In the field he has a clean exchange and fast footwork. His arm velocity was 75 mph across the field. He ran a 4.5 home to first time.

Allen Murphy SS (Bolivar Richburg HS, NY 2016)
Murphy stands 5-foot-9 145-pounds with a small athletic body. With the bat he swings from the left side with a balanced setup. Short left lift for timing and gets through the ball well. His bat path is level through the zone with a high finish. His exit velocity was 70 mph. In the field he gets around the baseball with a clean quick transfer at 75 mph. Shows quick footwork getting to the ball. He ran a 4.45 home to first.

Nick Blovsky 2B (Olean HS, NY 2015)
Blovsky stands 6-foot-1 175 pounds and throws from an over the top arm slot. He shows an accurate arm at 71 mph across the field. His footwork is solid with a clean exchange. With the bat his approach is balanced and stays inside the baseball well with a 76 mph exit velocity off a tee.

Benjamin Burk MIF (Southwestern HS, 2016)
Burk stands 5-foot-10 150-pounds very thin slender frame. With the bat he has a wide setup with a small leg lift for timing. He swings with a slight incline through the zone and has an exit velocity of 75 mph. With the glove he works through the ball with an over the top slot at 67 mph. He ran a 4.3 home to first time.

Tom Easton RHP/SS (Ellicottville HS, NY 2016)
Easton stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds with a nice athletic frame and gets body in good position when fielding. His arm was 72 mph across the diamond and accurate. His release needs improvement and he opens up too quick with front side. Hitting he has a closed stance with a long swing. His exit velocity of a tee was 83 mph and when he stays inside the ball has good pop, at times gets around ball.

Corner Infield Analysis from June 21

Calvin Blish RHP/1B (Elmira HS, NY 2015)
Blish stands 6-foot-2 205 pounds and impressed at our June 21st event. He swings a quick, strong, bat (94 mph tee exit velo) showing pull power and good contact. At first he moves well and has a strong accurate arm. Off the mound Blish sat 86-88 mph with a nice 12/6 shape curveball that ranged 71-75. His mechanics are a touch funky but it works for him. There is more in the tank when Blish figures out his mechanics.

Austin Ross 1B (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Ross stands 6-foot-3 211-pounds and has a strong solid frame. With the bat he has an athletic setup and strides on contact landing open. He uses his back side well, swings level through the zone, has gap to gap power potential with his exit velocity at 88 mph. At 1B he moves well for a kid his size and throws from a low/mid 3/4 slot. His arm strength was 72 mph to third.

Robert Shepard RHP/1B (Corning HS, NY 2015)

Shepard stands 6-foot-3 250 pounds. Shepard moves well for his size and swings a strong bat with an exit velocity of 90 mph off a tee. He has a lot of power potential and just needs more reps. He stays inside the baseball well with good contact. At first base we shows a nice glove and accurate arm at 74 mph.

Noah Coffaro 1B (Panama HS, NY 2015)

Coffaro stands 6-foot-2 235 pounds and plays 1B. His swing gets gets around baseball with an 81 mph exit velocity off tee. He ran a 4.78 home to first. At 1B he fields his position and his arm strength is 66 mph across the diamond.

Alex Bardo 1B (Corning Painted Post HS, NY 2018)
Bardo stands 5-foot-10 175-pounds and has average build. With the bat his approach is solid with a wide stance and very little movement. His swing is long and his path is level through the zone making consistent contact with an exit velocity of 70 mph. At 1B he stays in front of the ball but drops his arm low on his throws at a very low sidearm action. His Arm strength is 65 mph.

Jeff Palczewski 3B (Orchard Park HS, NY 2016)
Palczewski stands 5-foot-10 165-pounds and is a gamer. At 3B he moves well, a little stiff, but makes the plays with a clean accurate arm. His velocity across the field was 77mph which is solid for his age. He swings with a level bat through the zone with good gap to gap pop and with an 84 mph exit velocity off the tee. In the game he stroked a triple in the LF gap off an 83 mph fastball. He runs well, better then his home to first time suggest at 4.38.

Zack Ryan 3B (Olean HS, NY 2016)

Ryan stands 5-foot-11 175-pounds with an athletic body. He has a balanced setup with a short stride and level swing plane through the zone. His exit velocity was 80 mph off the tee. At 3B he has good baseball actions with 77 mph velocity across the field. He runs a 4.8 home to first time.

Josh Stowell 3B (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Stowell stands 6-foot-1 225 pounds and moves good for his size. I like his baseball actions when fielding and gets through his throws. He has an accurate strong arm with some carry at 82 mph across the field. With the bat he makes good contact slight incline through the zone and has some gap to gap power potential. His exit velocity was 89 mph with a long swing. Next level bat.

Andre Balthazard 3B (Olean HS, NY 2016)
Balhazard stands 5-foot-11 210 pounds and throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with accurate throws. His velocity across the field was 72 mph. With the bat he swings a bat with a lot of contact. His exit velocity off a tee was 75 mph staying inside the ball.

Nick Blovsky 2B (Olean HS, NY 2015)
Blovsky stands 6-foot-1 175 pounds and throws from an over the top arm slot. He shows an accurate arm at 71 mph across the field. His footwork is solid with a clean exchange. With the bat his approach is balanced and stays inside the baseball well with an 76 mph exit velocity off a tee.

Nate Gorges RHP/3B (Corning HS, NY 2016)
Gorges stands 6-foot-0 180 pounds and swings a nice quick bat with an 84 mph exit velocity off a tee. Very smooth balanced approach and smoked two balls in the game off quality arms. At 3B he has a solid glove and good footwork. Slow release and arm is 75 mph across field.

Logan O'Connell 3B (Olean HS, NY 2016)
O'Connell stands 5-foot-10 160-pounds with a slender frame. He moves his feet towards his target after fielding the ball and throws 73 mph across the field. He wraps the bat some on his load, his exit velocity off the tee was 78 mph. He ran a 4.67 home to first time.

5/21/14

Ryan Walker, SS (Corning HS, NY)
Walker is playing the position very nicely this year after being in the outfield the past couple years. He shows good lateral movement to the ball and plays faster than his 60 time indicates (7.0). He has quick hands and a smooth glove with a plus arm across the diamond. His hands are a bit too high in his swing and faster pitching will cause him to make an adjustment, right now hes hitting very well making strong contact and playing with 100 percent effort. I like his effort a lot.

John Zamites, OF (Olean HS, NY)
Zamites swings it nice from the left side, a little funky but it works for him. He runs well out of the box (4.2) to first and watched him go back on a smoked ball and make a great catch. Showed good instincts and proper footwork, I like his overall projection to the next level and he still has a few years. Will be at our June 21st event.

Brett Helmbrecht, C (St. Mary's HS, NY

Helmbrecht only stands 5-foot-8 but don't let the size fool you, the kid plays with a lot of heart and is very gritty. Good instincts behind the plate with some raw tools. Needs time at NCCC to gain some muscle and continue to develop but should be in good hands with Coach Clingersmith. Helmbrecht's arm at first glance is average but his release and footwork help give consistent times to second. He hits for average making solid contact from the left side.

Jake Casey, LHP (Homer HS, NY)
Casey stands 6-foot-1 175 pounds, and is dominating the mound in CNY. In 34 innings pitched he's recorded 60 strikeouts while only walking eight. He's signed to a very strong northern program in Canisius and could help them as soon as he walks on campus. Either way he will learn a ton from a great staff and continue to develop. His fastball sits low to mid 80's touching 86, and with a good program under his belt I see a lot more in the tank. Great kid

Nico Limoncelli, SS (Horseheads HS, NY) 2017
Limoncelli comes from a baseball background, he's got all the right teachers in his corner, and the kid works hard. He has nice quick smooth hands and shows some above average range for a kid his age. His arm is average but is to be expected at 9th grade. He swings from the left side and has a clean pure swing. With his hard work he will continue to grow and tighten up his craft, I expect Limoncelli to be very good in the next few years.

Scott Blewett, RHP (Baldwinsville HS, NY) –St. Johns commit
Blewett stands 6-foot-6 230 pounds and fires 90-94 mph Heaters. He throws a next level curve ball with some serious bite at 76 mph. Change up is a little too fast at 83-84 mph but should improve with some time. Potential mid – late 1st round draft pick

Adam Heidenfelder, RHP (MacArthur HS, NY) –Hofstra commit
Heidenfelder stands 6-foot-4 240 pounds and can run the fastball up around 90 mph. His fastball has a lot of late life to it creating good late action. Off speed needs work and should develop more in college if he doesn’t get drafted this June.

Giovanni Abreu, RHP (George Washington HS, NY) –Hofstra commit
Abreu oozes projection with his 6-foot-2 slender 170 pound frame with plenty of room to develop. His fastball sits in the upper 80’s topping 92 mph. Clean delivery with good arm action, three pitch mix, Abreu is a definite next level prospect.

Brendan Spagnuolo, RHP (Chaminade HS, NY) –Vanderbilt commit
Spagnuolo stands 6-foot-2 190 pounds with a projectable frame. His arm works loose and free with a fastball sitting 89-91. Has shown more in the tank touching 93-94. Headed to Vanderbilt so would need to get drafted pretty high, a definite prospect.

Jack Piekos, LHP (Bayport Blue Point HS, NY) –Maryland commit
In a class thin on LHP Piekos may be the most polished in 2014. A very good athlete with a good mix of pitches. His fastball sits 85-87 mph touching an 88 once in a while. Being left handed and having a good feel for his off speed make him a tough guy to square up. He is known for his competitive edge on the mound.

Mike Goren, RHP (Jericho HS, NY) –Clemson commit
Goren Stands 6-foot-3 195 pounds with room to add some weight. A very profectable interesting prospect. Fastball can touch 91 mph, sitting 86-88 and throws a sharp spinning curve in the low to mid 70’s. He’s headed to Clemson this fall where he should develop nicely.

Zack Kolodziejski, RHP (Livonia HS, NY) –Niagara University commit
Kolodziejski may be under rated, but is definitely a serious prospect. Standing at 6-foot-2 190 pounds he has the frame to hold 10-15 pounds more of muscle. His arm works free and easy with his fastball sitting 87-89 touching 90 mph with a power type slider at 76. Kolodziejski has a high ceiling for his growth, great work by the Niagara U staff on scooping him up.

Brady Renner, RHP (St. Dominic HS, NY) –George Washington University commit
Renner stands 6-foot-3 190 pounds and makes the list due to his nasty deception and movement. Renner who throws from a very low ¾ arm slot creates nice arm side run and sink, mix in an 85-88 mph fastball and funky off speed, Renner is sure to compete right away at GW next year.

Tom Digiorgi, RHP (Half Hollow Hills West HS, NY) –St. Petersburg commit
Digiorgi stands a towering 6-foot-5 220 pounds. His fastball sits upper 80’s, touching 92. Not a lot of projection with his frame and size but still a potential draft guy this June. He’s headed to beautiful St. Petersburg Florida this fall if he doesn’t get drafted this June.

Nate Grant, LHP (Corning HS, NY) –St. Bonaventure commit
Grant who stands 5-foot-11 175 pounds is the most under rated pitcher in the 2014 class. Grant who never played serious travel ball has been under the radar in upstate NY. Going into the spring he was unsigned and hoping for a chance to play college ball. Grant’s teammate Zach Sullivan (Top outfielder in the 2014 class) has had MLB scouts at every game to see him play, and while they love watching Sullivan, most left saying who is that Grant kid. Grant has been sitting 85-87 mph with a feel for all 3 pitches. Plus change up and a 72-73mph under the hands on a righty slurve.

Drew Lugbauer
, C (Arlington HS, NY) –Michigan commit
Lugbauer stands an impressive 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, with excellent pro size behind the dish. Lugbauer moves well behind the plate, very strong defensively, and from the left side runs average for his position. Arm strength is next level with consistent pop times under 2.0 and has some plus power potential. He needs to be more consistent with the bat but could hear his name called this June Draft.

Robert Calabrese
, C (Poly Prep Country Day) –Illinois Chicago commit
Calabrese has a professional look about himself, very well put together at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. Very good consistent release and a pop time of 1.9-1.95 all day. Plus runner for his position with some power potential. A potential draft guy this June.

Jason Agresti, C (JFK Catholic HS, NY) –Binghamton commit
Agresit stands 6-foot-2, 185 pounds with room to add some weight. Solid defensively behind the plate and runs ok from the right side. Plus contact hitter with some power potential, his arm is average for a college prospect hovering around 2 seconds flat.

Anthony Fava, C (Lakeland HS, NY) –St. John’s
Fava is a 6-foot-1, 190 pound athletic catcher with a good arm. His pop time is in the 1.9 range and shows signs of a strong makeup. He will continue to grow under St. John’s watchful eye. Good solid stick with signs of gap to gap power.

Chris Tracz, C (Plainview-JFK HS, NY) –Marist commit
Tracz is a 6-foot-0, 175 pound LHH who sports an athletic frame with room to grow. Moves well for his position with a strong accurate arm. Has shown some power potential from the left side and has a balanced approach. He has the makeup to develop into a next level guy if he progresses at Marist.

Mathew Annunziata, 3B (Eastport-South Manor HS, NY) –Hofstra commit

Annunziata stands 6-foot-0, 190 pounds with a nice clean left hand swing. Runs well from the left side (6.9) and shows some power to all fields. Average arm across the diamond will compete right away at Hofstra.

Joseph Sanchez, 1B (Mercersburg Academy, NY)
Sanchez stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds with room to add some weight. Nice skills and feel around the bag and runs ok for his position. Stays tall on his backside well driving through the baseball, quick hands to the baseball. Shows a strong arm, interesting prospect.

Charles Sobieraski, 3B (Lockport HS, NY) –Buffalo commit
Sobieraski stands 6-foot-4, 215 pounds with great size at the corner. He shows a strong arm (87 mph) and a solid glove. He has the ability to drive the baseball to the gaps, with some power potential from the right side. He should compete for playing at UB early on.

Brennan Strovink, 1B (Rocky Point HS, NY) –Lamar commit
Strovink has good hands to the ball from the left side, showing plus power. He is a strong physical kid with a nice simple approach at the plate. Right hand thrower works nice with the glove around the bag. Will only improve at Lamar.

Chris Weiss, 3B (Longwood HS, NY) –Hofstra commit
Weiss stands 6-foot1, 195 pounds and can swing it. Has a next level arm (87mph) showing he can handle the corner at the next level. With the right development at Hofstra Weiss could be an interesting one to watch in a few years.

Kevin Smith, SS (Columbia HS, NY) –Maryland
Smith stands 6-foot-0, 190 pounds and shows the frame to add on a few pounds. He flashes a solid glove with a quick release and a plus arm (88mph) across the diamond. He works laterally as well as I have seen a HS kids move and will continue to grow at Maryland. He swings it extremely well with fast hands to the baseball with consistent contact. Some team might take a shot at Smith come this June draft.

Christian Pimentel, SS (Iona Prep, NY) –Ave Maria
Pimentel has the pro look, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds with smooth clean hands. Plus arm (87mph) and runs well (6.9) but needs a quicker release. He shows an aggressive batting style and some power from gap to gap. Interesting prospect.

Justin Yurchak, SS (Shenendehowa HS, NY) –Wake Forest
Yurchak stands 6-foot-1, 190 pounds with a great frame for his position. Left handed hitter with great instincts and barrels up the baseball well. Footwork is solid and shows fast hands and quick release with a solid throwing arm making his transition to Wake Forest that much smoother.

Jesse Berardi, SS (Commack HS, NY) –St. John’s
Beradi stands 5-foot-10, 175 pounds athletic and strong, showing great footwork, hands and a strong arm. I love the fact he swings it from the left side and shows signs of power potential. He will develop nicely at St. John’s.

Michael Osinski, SS (Vestal HS, NY) –Longwood
Osinski may be the most under rated middle guy in the State but we like him a lot. He oozes projection standing 6-foot-3, 185 pounds fielding a pro style body. He needs to grow more as a player and will at Longwood, but he already sports the raw tools needed to make the next level. He runs well (6.9) and has plus arm strength across the diamond. A good weight program and some college years under his belt and it will be interesting to see where he pans out.

Zach Sullivan, OF (Corning HS, NY) –Stony Brook commit
Sullivan is a no brainer with his athleticism and projection at the next level. He stands 6-foot-3, 180 pounds with plenty of frame to add some good weight. He runs like a deer, has great instincts to the ball, and he is continuing to swing the stick with bat speed and a solid approach. He runs a 6.5-6.6 60, and I have had his steal times around 3.4 to second. Sullivan could go in the top 10 rounds this upcoming June draft.

CJ Moore, OF (Suffield Academy HS, NY) –Lamar commit
Moore stands 6-foot-3 205 pounds with an athletic frame. He has the professional look about him when you see him play, right hand stick with strong bat speed. Runs very well for size 6.5-6.7 60 times. Has good range in the OF with the ability to move laterally well.

Tristan Rojas, OF (James Monroe HS, NY) –Grayson County CC commit

Rojas stands 5-foot-11 175 pounds and has a physical strong frame. He can run well (6.7) and has a good accurate arm but release needs to be quicker, and swings a fast bat. Shows some power potential on the inner third of the plate. Interesting prospect headed to Junior College.

Steven Foster, OF (Sachem North HS, NY) –Hofstra commit
Foster stands 5-foot-11 180 pounds, and swings it from the left side. He runs well (6.7) and shows plus instincts defensively. I like his bat and his power potential he shows, arm is a plus as well. Foster will continue to grow at Hofstra.

Aaron Floyd, OF (Longwood HS, NY) –Stony Brook
Floyd may be the most intriguing of all the outfielders in the 2014 Class. He stands 6-foot-2 170 pounds with plenty of room to add some weight. He runs solid for his size but plays faster in the field. Has a plus arm, probably the best in the list, and with his long loose levers creates some impressive power. Very interesting next level prospect.



5/8/14

Dave "Bubba" Hollins, Orchard Park, NY (2014)
Hollins plays a nice HS SS for Orchard Park with very good baseball instincts. He is always around the ball and plays the game the right way, with respect and heart. At the plate Hollins ripped three balls to all parts of the field showing great balance and hand eye to the baseball. He laced the third pitch he saw his first AB, an 86 mph fastball almost taking the pitchers head off. He will have no trouble at the next level hitting. His speed is a concern for a next level SS and he projects as a second basemen. He does play "baseball fast" using his instincts to help put him in good fielding positions.

Brandon Nicholson, Orchard Park, NY (2015)
Nicholson went 2-4 ripping his two doubles showing some very good bat control with solid contact of an Above Average HS pitcher. Nicholson runs very well 8.59 time second, and 3.44 steal time on a great jump. He also looks very smooth and sure handed at second base. Nicholson and Hollins are the two best middle guys together I have seen all year.

Luke Kuczewski, Orchard Park, NY (2015)
Kuczewski started on the mound and is solid for a 2015. His fastball sat 78-80 touching 81 with some arm action. His curve ball sat 68 mph but went to the well with it a few too many times. Would like to see him use his fastball more.

Ryan MacCarrick, Orchard Park, NY (2014)
MacCarrick is that hidden gem in the middle of a field who shines but is rarely seen. His batting stance at first glance might make you nervous, but his contact and power to the ball is absolutely next level. He's batting over .700 right now in HS, and off a mid 80's guy tonight he was all over it crushing an RBI double. He has great, quick hands to the baseball.

Jeff Palczewski, Orchard Park, NY (2016)
Palczewski was 2-3 at the plate with two doubles. Athletic kid who had a 4.24 rounding the bag on the way to second. This is a kid to keep an eye on.

Jake Woodrich, Orchard Park, NY (2016)
Woodrich is a quick kid from the Left side who ran 3.93 to first on contact.

Andrew Krokowski, St. Francis, NY (2014)
Krokowski stands 5'10 not your typical pitching body but this kid can pitch. His fast ball sat 83-85 touching 86 a handful of times, with a 73-75 sharp 11/5 shape breaking ball. 

Brandon Heywood, St. Francis, NY
Heywood ripped a hard single and was very quick out of the box running a 4.19.

4/30/12

Matt Marsili RHP, Owego Free Academy, NY (2015)

Matt is an athletic, strong pitcher with good presence on the mound. In his first inning of work he sat 87 mph with his fastball showing signs of some late movement on both sides of the plate. Marsili pitches from a low to mid 3/4 arm slot which helps generate his 10/4 shape on his 73 mph slider. He also threw a slower (67-69) pitch with the same 10/4 shape. Not only can he pitch, but at the plate he looked very strong and balanced hitting an 85 mph fastball 380 feet in the gap. Quick hands and good eyes not offering at much out of the zone.

Mike Caprari CF, Owego Free Academy, NY (2014)
Mike is a gritty ball player, hard noised and always playing touch physical baseball. I really enjoyed watching him play. He had a nice AB from the left side driving in the first run of the game, showed balance (facing a LHP) and went back up the middle on a left on left slider. From the outfield he shows an average arm with some quickness side to side.

Michael Korchak LHP, Seton Catholic Central, NY (2014)
Michael stands at an athletic 6-foot-2 175 pounds with a pitchers frame. He's the definition of projectable. His fastball won't blow you away sitting 82-83 mph but its sneaky quick and gets on hitters fast. He did pop a couple 85's after a few hits so there's no reason that's all he has in the tank.  He showed signs of a nice chaneup (71-72) and a true slurve at 72-75.

Neil McCormack 3B, Seton Catholic Central, NY (2014)
Neil is a hefty 5-foot-11 230 pound who moves very well for his size. His lower half is very solid, looking like a fullback in football. In his second AB he drove an 86 mph fastball 380 feet off the left center field wall. How fast he made it to second impressed me, this kids is quick.  

4/25/14 - 4/27/14 Scouting Notes from Scott Blewett’s third start, and Zach Sullivan’s big day

Scott Blewett RHP, Baldwinsville HS, NY (2014)
Blewett again showed signs of a potential first round draft pick this June. In front of more than 30 MLB scouts Blewett fired a handful of fastballs at 94 mph in the first inning. His 6-foot-6 size and 220 pound frame create a lot of power but still with a very quiet delivery. His curveball is his plus pitch with 11/5  hard shape and sitting at 74-78. Blewett mixed in a few changeups in the middle innings ranging from 83-86. He showed quick footwork on the mound when throwing over to first.  

Brett DeLola Baldwinsville HS, NY (2014)
DeLola is a LHH who make solid contact and can run well out of the box. He beat out an infield single running a 4.28 to first.

Josh Loeffler IF, Fayetteville Manlius HS, NY (2016)
Loffler when at the plate facing Scott Blewett’s wicked curveball and 90+ heat looked like the best hitter on the field. He was rarely off balance, very nice approach to hitting with extremely fast hands to the baseball. He runs well, plays hard, his only knock would be he is a little undersized.

Zach Sullivan CF, Corning HS, NY (2014)
Sullivan stands 6-foot-3 185 pounds with a ton of projection. Saturday in front of five MLB scouts Zach showed he has quick hands at the plate with a confident approach having a four RBI day. One of Zach’s biggest + is his speed. Home to first time 4.08, 4.13 with impressive steal times at 3.13, 3.28. He again showcased his athleticism going in the gap to make a diving catch with runners on second and third. Zach’s stock is on the rise and it will be nice to see what happens come June.

4/25/14 Scouting Notes from Buffalo Area
(Crosschecked by Charles Karstedt)

Jeff Biddle RHP, Orchard Park HS, NY (2015)
Biddle a 6-foot-3 200 pound athletic pitcher has a lot of upside. He sat 83-84 for much of the 5 innings in which he dominated the Jamestown hitters.  His 3/4 slot creates nice arm-side run. He showed good command of a tight slider which breaks late on righty's and kept guys chasing all day. Changeup showed potential but was not used all too often as the FB was handling most hitters.

David Hollins SS, Orchard Park HS, NY (2014)
The son of former major leaguer Dave Hollins is continuing to stay hot at the plate. Yesterday Hollins was 2-4 with a double two RBI and a SB. The double was a line shot to the wall in left center where he's been showing great power. His plate discipline and ability to capitalize on mistake pitches makes him a very difficult out. His intangibles are second to none.  After watching a number of games he's shown great leadership and passion for the game on the field and in the dugout.  Hollins who has already committed to St. Petersburg CC in Florida is certainly one to watch for on draft day this June.

Dominic Cecere SS, Williamsville North HS, NY (2015)
Cecere has shown he's not only one of the top defensive shortstops in Western New York with great feet and a quick release. The sure handed defensive shortstop has been displaying + power at the plate as well. Cecere has also shown good speed on the bases stealing 4-4 bags in 3 games so far.

4/21/14 Scouting Notes from the Buffalo Area HS Action
(Crosschecked by Charles Karstedt)

Tyler Howard, RHP/SS, St. Joes HS, NY (2015)
Howard had a no hitter through 5 innings before giving up the only hit of the day in the 6th. He finished the game to get the complete game win over Clarence. The Junior was sitting 83-85mph all afternoon with a sharp curve ball at 71mph that was keeping a solid hitting Clarence team off balance. Howard has a strong lower half build with some upside.


Ryan MacCarrick OF, Orchard Park HS, NY (2014)

MacCarrick was 3-4 with 2 doubles. He shows a strong approach at the plate with good hands. The senior outfielder is continuing his success after a strong Junior season where he earned 1st team All Western New York Honors a year ago. 


David Hollins SS, Orchard Park HS, NY (2014)

Hollins showed patience at the plate working 2 walks before hitting a home run to left center in the 7th inning. The senior shortstop who is committed to play ball in Florida at St. Petersburg CC showed great discipline at the plate. As one of the most respected hitters in Western New York right now Hollins maintains good patience at the plate despite often being pitched around. On his homerun he showed good hands staying short to the ball and driving a mistake by the pitcher about 350ft over the left center wall.


4/14/14 - 4/15/14, coverage from the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic / Ripken Experience


In two days filled with several rain delays and unfriendly playing conditions, here are some scouting notes from Myrtle Beach, SC.

Zach Neirstedt, SS, Elmira HS, NY (2014)
The big body 6-foot-4 SS has next level tools that stand out when you see him play. He went 4-4 with two hard hit doubles in front of five professional scouts in his first game south. Nierstedt shows an above average arm at the high school level with good hands. He looks like a possible first baseman at the next level with his size. He needs to improve his footwork and arm strength to stay at the SS position. Nierstedt is a very solid player whose stock is rising early on this season.

Jake Dimon, C, Horseheads HS, NY (2014)
Jake has average size for his position with a solid lower half. At the plate Dimon swings from the left side showing some power with good hand eye coordination and working all sides of the field. He crushed a one-hopper to the center field fence showing quick hands and some power. He also hit a hard double down the left field line showing good control of the bat using all fields in his approach. From the catching position Dimon needs to improve on his release time to second base. He shows a pop time of 2.19 with accuracy throwing out the only runner that attempted to steal. If Dimon can quicken up his transfer from glove to hand speed I see his pop time lower. Overall Dimon is definitely a college prospect being a solid defensive catcher with good control of the bat from the left side.

Calvin Blish, 1B/P, Elmira HS, NY (2015)
Blish has been swinging a hot bat to start 2014, and he didn’t disappoint me when I saw him play. He has a strong lower half with quick strong hands. Blish turned on a Fastball hitting an RBI double down the left field line in action Tuesday. On the mound Blish sat 81-84 mph with the fastball, and mixed in a curve ball at 70. His arm action on his curve ball looked a bit shorter than his fastball so with some adjustments that could be a sharper, more velocity pitch.

Jake Sisson, SS/C, Jamestown HS, NY (2014)
Sisson is put together especially in his lower half. He was a star for his high school football team as their starting quarterback. In his first at bat he connected with a fastball and hit a two run home run over the left field fence. His swing was compact and quick and his approach was balanced.

Brett Weiland, 1B, Horseheads HS, NY (2014)
Weiland passes the eye test as a next level guy. He stands 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and swings a strong stick with power from the left side. He has the hand eye coordination to be effective at the next level along with impressive bat speed and power. He's working on improving his footwork around first base which currently is average.

Brett Bouchard, LHP, Fairport HS, NY (2014)
Bouchard stands at 5-foot-10 185 pounds with an average body. He throws a fastball sitting at 78 mph, topping 82 once. He has natural late arm side action with slight sink. His curve ball has good spin and his change up ranged 70 mph with good deception. All three pitches were above average for a high school pitcher.

4/9/14

Scott Blewett, RHP, Charles W. Baker HS, NY (2014)
Blewett stands 6-foot-6, 220 pounds with a strong, athletic body. His legs are solidly built, but his upper body shows room for projection. In the first inning, Blewett pumped a few fastballs at 93 mph before settling in at 87-90. He works well downhill using his leverage to his advantage with a smooth, clean delivery. Through the first four innings Blewett worked quickly and efficiently, setting most hitters up with his fastball, and putting them away with his 74-77 mph curveball. His curveball has a ton of spin and sharp downward action that is a next-level pitch. In the fifth inning, his fastball stayed strong at 88-90 with good control. He pitched six innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out 15.

Jeff Belge, LHP, Henninger HS, NY (2016)
Belge stands at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds with a strong body type. For only being a sophomore, Belge shows a lot of room for growth and development, which every scout loves. In the first inning, Belge fired a handful of fastballs at 91, before settling in around 85-87. For the first three innings, he showed a lot of late, arm-side run. His slurve needs to be a little tighter but he's young and he was consistent with it, sitting 72-74 mph. What impressed me most was how he handled the fourth-inning, bases-loaded jam. After two errors loaded the bases, Belge refocused and was able to strike out the last batter to end the threat. If Belge's development stays on track, look for these same scouts to be at his first start of his senior year. He finished the day with four innings pitched and 11 strikeouts while allowing a hit and three walks.

Damon Ozelek, RHP, Henninger HS, NY (2014)
Ozelek is 6-foot-4, 185 pounds with a lot of room to grow. He flashed an 84 mph fastball, before sitting consistently at 79-82 mph. His curveball had some good break and deception, which sat at 72-73 mph.

John Larca, IF, Henninger HS, NY (2014)
The 5-foot-7, 175-pound middle infielder turned on a 90-mph fastball from Blewett in the fifth inning, which one-hopped the fence for a double. He shows quick hands and good bat speed at the plate with some pop.