Ontario Fall Showcase Scene - Senior Standouts


Cam Black-Araujo
Lead Scout, PBR Canada

The 2022 fall showcase season is in full swing as the calendar has flipped to October and the leaves have begun to change colour. Our scouting staff has already hosted five organizational Scout Day's this fall with 5+ still left on the calendar this year. 

With these five Scout Days, our staff has seen well over 200 players from across the province. Along the way there have been several unsigned seniors who have caught our eye and shown the talent required to play at the next level.

Below, we take a look at five of the top unsigned 2023s so far this fall.

Joseph Elsersawi OF / RHP / Dunbarton high school, ON / 2023

Elsersawi put on a show during his round of BP and stands out in the box with his physical 6-foot-4, 198-pound frame. The right-handed hitter was consistently catching the ball out front and lifting to the pullside with a top exit velocity of 92.7mph (best in the event). Also worked up 79mph from the outfield but it's certainly the powerful bat that will be drawing interest from college coaches.

Nolan Hartley SS / RHP / Maxwell Heights, ON / 2022

2023 SS/RHP Nolan Hartley is one of the older and more mature players in the program and should get some looks from college coaches at the next level. Athletic looking frame up the middle at 6-foot-1, 170-pounds with clean actions and arm strength across the diamond at 84mph. Strength plays at the dish as well where the right-handed hitter posted the top exit velocity at 89mph with ability to lift for some power at times. Stepped on the mound and topped out at 80mph and was also one of the quicker runners on the day with a 7.41 60-time. An unsigned senior who should be on the radar of junior college coaches.

 

 

Jackson Groves SS / 2B / East Elgin , ON / 2023

2023 SS Jackson Groves immediately stood out defensively with his actions, side-to-side movements and ability to his target from multiple arm slots. Lacks strength right now at 5-foot-11, 165-pounds with the actions are clear everywhere in his game. Right-handed hitter with a quick swing and found nothing but barrels and hard contact during his round of BP. His barrel % of 88 was 4th in the event. Best days are ahead for Groves.

Sebastien Pasquali OF / Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, ON / 2023

2023 Sebastian Pasquali posted one of the most consistent rounds of BP at the event. Nearly every swing was on-time, on-plane and off the bat at 85+ mph. Left-handed hitting outfielder who was elevating the ball at times with a balanced swing and had put together a mate round from start to finish. Finished his round with six straight elevated hard barrels to the RCF gap, with half of them at 87mph. Impressive showing with the bat on Monday from Pasquali.

 

 

 

 

Keegan Covert SS / RHP / North Toronto , ON / 2023

Covert, a 5-foot-9, 139-pound unsigned senior had a good overall day at North Toronto Scout Day. In the field, he shows the right actions and footwork with an accurate arm across the diamond. At the dish, he sprayed the ball from foul line to foul line with some feel for the barrel. On the mound, it’s a mid-70’s FB that pounds the zone with a CB and CH for secondary offerings. Covert is an interesting 2-way player in the North Toronto organization.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 Freshman Free Showcase ON 10/10 Blue Chip Sports Training
2022 Toronto Fall Open ID ON 10/11 Connorvale Park
2022 Soo Open ID ON 10/15 Sinclair Yards
2022 Markham Mariners Scout Day ON 10/22 Campus Fieldhouse
2022 Ottawa Fall Open ID ON 11/25 Bell Sensplex
Improve My Profile with Game Video (Ontario) ON 08/29 Ontario

 

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