Ontario Scout Blog - Unsigned Seniors


Cam Black-Araujo
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Ontario scout blog - unsigned seniors

Commitments continue to roll in across the province and with just over a month left until the calendar flips to ‘22, there’s still several impact players in the province who are still uncommitted. 

With the return of the Junior National Team and our fall showcase tour, we’ve seen plenty of talent over the past couple months who have proven they can play at the college level.

Here we take a look at five of those names from the 2022 class who are still uncommitted:

Jack Pineau RHP / OF / Hammarskjold HS, ON / 2022

Pineau is an arm we’ve seen a lot of over the years after he impressed at the 2019 15U Ray Carter Cup. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-hander has a projectable frame with plenty of room for growth and additional velocity to his fastball that already sits 85-86. He moves well on the mound and there’s feel for his secondary stuff. He throws a curveball with downward action and 11/5 shape. An exciting arm who’s pitched on the national stage many times, including an invitation to Team Canada’s fall instructional camp.

 

 

Colin Cymbalista C / 1B / St Mary Catholic Secondary School, ON / 2022

Cymbalista is a catcher who’s really jumped onto the scene over the past year. Strong frame at 5-foot-11, 200-pounds and is reliable behind the dish with a quick transfer and strong arm. Although the defence provides more value than his offensive game, he’s proven over the past year he can hold his own with the bat and more importantly that he can do it against high-level pitching. Cymbalista closed out his summer in Florida with the Junior National Team as they took on Team USA in the Friendship Series.

 

 

David Alvarez OF / RHP / St. Joan of Arc, ON / 2022

It was always the left-handed swing from Alvarez that seemed to impress scouts the most but he took the bump in September and the right-hander flashed 84-87. Although he’s raw on the mound, the arm is loose and easy with an athletic delivery. There’s a lot of upside and a lot to like on the mound from the 6-foot, 180-pounder. An intriguing uncommitted two-way player for college coaches.

 

 

Michael Quick C / SS / Maxwell Heights, ON / 2022

Quick was one of the top uncommitted 2022’s we saw throughout our fall showcase season and the catcher/shortstop does a lot of things right on the field. He ran a 6.90 on a tough track and impressed at both positions with his arm strength, quickness and actions. At the dish he has a line drive approach from the left side with bat speed and the ability to consistently find the barrel. A toolsy player whose game will have no issues at the next level.

 

 

Nolan McCrossin 3B / South Ridge, ON / 2022

McCrossin was a name who really impressed this fall led by his bat. The right-handed hitting third baseman has a strong frame at 5-foot-11, 195-pounds and that was evident in his batting practice which was loud at times. He proved in game that he can hit the ball hard to all fields and he has issues handling velocity. He does a good job of keeping his hands tight to his body and catches the ball out front. Whether he ends up at first base or third base, there’s arm strength at the hot corner and the bat will play at either position.