Prep Baseball Report

Ontario Commitment Tracker - December

Chris Kemlo
PBR Ontario Director of Scouting

Commitment Tracker - December

With the 2019 class beginning to fill up in regards to players announcing their commitments, it’s interesting to see the number of players going the “juco route”.

We take a look at 6 players who recently have committed to two-year programs from Ontario and with the recent trend we’ve seen with Ontario players committing to big time 4 year programs out of their respective junior college clubs, these players have the opportunity to follow in those footsteps as they take their first step in regards to their post-secondary education as student athletes.

See our updated 2019 Rankings HERE.


Noel McGarry Doyle OF / 1B / St. Elizabeth CHS, ON / 2019

School: Jefferson College (MO)

Report: Doyle, the 8th ranked player in Ontario’s 2019 class lands at Jefferson College in Missouri and should be able to jump in right away with his offensive abilities. Present strength and speed play a big part of his game while he has seen time in all three outfield positions. Top of the order bat from the left side, Doyle offers potential power as he matures as a hitter and has shown to produce hard contact all over the field, while making big strides to his overall game this summer.

Francesco Barbieri OF / SS / St. Francis Xavier , ON / 2019

School: North Iowa Area CC

Report: Barbieri is an athletic outfielder who still has room to mature physically and add size and strength to his game. The swing has become more quiet and balanced, and there is still room for him to create more whip and bat speed through the zone. He’s a confident defender who can chase down balls and does the little things to make him successful and be a contributor to his team. A nice get for North Iowa with upside in Barbieri game still to come.

Noah Hull OF / 3B / Sir Oliver Mowat, ON / 2019

School: Iowa Western

Report: Hull was one of the most impressive hitters at the Canada Cup, especially when it mattered most in the gold medal game where he deposited a shot to centre-field in the first and Ontario never looked back. Hull is big and strong, with room to add more size to his 6-foot-3 frame. The swing is smooth from the left side with a natural uphill path and some real power to tap into. The hands are loose and he has the ability to hit in the middle of the order, even at a1 typically loaded Iowa Western lineup. He can play corner positions either in the outfield or the infield, but we potentially see Hull getting most of his time in left field or at first base. The bat is the biggest tool that will carry him into the lineup everyday.

Cal Brazier 1B / 3B / Maxwell Heights, ON / 2019

School: Niagara CC

Report: A big strong right-handed hitter with an aggressive approach and does not get cheated at the plate. There is bat speed and whip through the zone, and Brazier puts on a show in BP with the ability to leave the yard and show off his raw power. There is some swing and miss that comes with it, but Brazier has cut down the strikeouts and his approach has seen him start to use the entire field later in the year. Most likely to see time at first base but can also eat up innings at third base, Brazier will be an offensive addition and can be a run producer for Niagara CC.

A.J. Karosas 2B / SS / Our Lady of Mount Carmel, ON / 2019

School: Erie CC

Report: Karosas is a left-handed hitting middle infielder with a solid foundation and feel for the game. Does the little things right and finds himself in good positions defensively. The swing is quiet with minimal movement, and added strength and size will come as he matures, which should see him take his game to another level. Can steal a bag, hit behind guys and use the whole field, Karosas is a nice get for Erie and should be able to play a role as a freshman and contribute to the Kats.


Ethan Sanasie-Edwards OF / OF / Cardinal L'ger, ON / 2019

School: Wabash Valley JC

Report: A talented left-handed hitting outfielder who has really benefited from staying back an extra year, Edwards tools, numbers, and overall game have continued to develop and trend up during 2018. The swing plays with room to grow into some power, he runs well (6.80) sixty and there is arm strength from the outfield with velocity of 88 mph at our Top Prospect Games. Edwards has a chance to be a contributor at Wabash and look for him to only get better this summer, and head in to his freshman year ready to go.