Prep Baseball Report

Analysis of the Unsigned Senior Showcase

With the NCAA early signing period just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Unsigned Senior Showcase gave uncommitted prospects another opportunity to display their talents to programs who are still looking to complete their Class of 2013 recruiting. The top performer of the event was RHP Ross Orgera, a 6-foot, 210-pound prospect from Penn-Trafford High School. The big right-hander pounded the strike zone from a high ¾ arm slot. Orgera’s fastball showed good late life and arm side run, topping out at 86mph with more in the tank. He showed command of a 72mph curveball with 10/4 break and an impressive 77mph changeup with significant arm side run. With his command and potential for gains in velocity, Orgera will likely be making a commitment in the near future.


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RHP Justin Beimel, St. Marys HS
Beimel is a 6-foot-4, 215 righty that utilizes a split finger fastball at 66mph as his out pitch. He showcased the ability to throw the pitch for strikes and kept it down in the zone. Beimel also commanded his 63mph curveball and 78mph fastball.

SS Brandon Bergstrom, North Allegheny HS
Defensively, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound middle infielder showed athletic actions and good range. Bergstrom demonstrated a quick release on throws of 74mph across the diamond. Offensively, Bergstrom used a 77mph bat exit speed to consistently square the baseball. He showed the ability to use all fields and the potential to be a solid hitter at the next level.

SS Cameron Bernhardt, Connellsville HS
Bernhardt has a solid frame at 6-foot, 185-pounds. He showcased a 77mph arm across the infield and a bat exit speed of 79mph. Bernhardt had a solid round of batting practice, turning on balls on the inner half and driving them to the pull side.

C Derek Brady, Strong Vincent HS
Brady showcased the strongest throwing arm of all catchers at the event at 76mph from the crouch. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect has good size and sound blocking skills. He displayed solid receiving skills during bullpen sessions and consistent pop times from 2.20-2.25. Offensively, Brady had the second best bat exit velocity of the event at 85mph. Brady used his bat speed to consistently drive balls to the pull side during his round of batting practice.

1B/RHP Billie Buckwalter, Penncrest HS
Buckwalter is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect who showcased an 80mph bat exit speed. He utilized a short swing path and good extension in a solid round of batting practice. On the mound, Buckwalter topped out at 79mph from a high ¾ arm slot.

RHP Jake Ferrante, Abington HS
Ferrante is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect that has a power pitcher’s body and mentality. He used a high ¾ delivery and a deliberate motion to top out at 85mph. On a day he was not feeling well, Ferrante also showcased a 64mph curveball and a 69mph changeup. The big righty has flirted with 90mph recently and has the potential to sit in the upper 80’s with continued work.

LHP Tanner Fitting, Annville-Cleona HS
Fitting is a 6-foot, 175-pound lefty who is polished. Using an over the top throwing motion, Fitting showcased command of a 75mph fastball, 66mph curveball and 70mph changeup. His mechanics are sound and his throwing motion is repeatable.

2B/SS Joshua Foster, Huntingdon Area HS
Foster ran a 7.37 60-yard dash and displayed a 76mph bat exit speed. Foster showcased a 77mph throwing arm from the outfield and good range from the infield. Offensively, Foster hits from a slightly closed stance. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound middle infielder consistently squared the baseball and hit line drives to all fields.

OF Robert Gerofsky, Warwick HS
Gerofsky is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect who threw 80mph from the outfield and ran a 7.94 60-yard dash. Gerofsky had an impressive round of batting practice using the middle of the field to drive baseballs repeatedly. The left-handed hitter does a good job of clearing his hips and allows his hands to work through the baseball allowing the ball to jump off his bat.

RHP/SS Tyler Hollinger, Cedar Cliff HS
Hollinger is a 6-foot, 155-pound prospect that ran a solid 7.25 60-yard dash. From the mound, Hollinger used a high ¾ delivery to top out at 79mph. His 70mph changeup is thrown at near fastball arm speed and showed some late downward movement. Hollinger used a short, compact swing path to consistently square the baseball during a solid round of batting practice.

RHP Philip Holter, Central Mountain HS
Holter showed command of three pitches and solid mechanics. Using a high ¾ delivery, Holter topped out at 78mph with some late arm side run. His 67mph curveball has solid 10/4 rotation. Holter also showcased a 68mph changeup at near fastball arm speed.

C Nat Hughes, Annville-Cleona HS
Hughes turned in the top bat exit velocity of the event at 86mph. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound catcher squared the ball consistently and drove baseballs out over the plate to all fields. Defensively, Hughes showcased throws of 74mph from the crouch and pop times from 2.12-2.18. Hughes ran a 7.63 60-yard dash.

C/OF Dylan Kugler, Serra Catholic HS
Kugler showed well all facets of the game. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound prospect began his day by showcasing strong receiving and blocking skills during bullpen sessions. He went on to run an event best 6.94 60-yard dash and showcased pop times of 2.09-2.15 on throws of 74mph from the crouch. Kugler completed his day by having one of the better rounds of batting practice. Kugler stays inside the baseball very well. His hands work and his short swing path produced consistent line drives to all fields.

RHP Luke Lingle, Lower Dauphin HS
Lingle is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect who commands three off-speed pitches very well. With his size, Lingle should be able to add velocity in the future to his 77mph fastball. Lingle showcased the ability to hit corners and to stay down in the zone with a 64mph curveball, a 70mph changeup and with a 66mph cutter. The separation in velocity among the four pitches he throws and the ability to throw all from the same arm speed makes Lingle quite deceptive.

LHP Matt Mulvihill, Chartiers Valley HS
Mulvihill is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound lefty who controls his frame extremely well. The big lefty has repeatable mechanics and throws out of a high ¾ arm slot. Mulvihill topped out at 80mph with good arm side run to his fastball. He displayed a 67mph curveball with tight rotation and good location. Mulvihill’s changeup is thrown at fastball arm speed, with arm side run and downward movement. With command of all three pitches, and the potential to add significant velocity, Mulvihill is a quality left-handed pitcher that should not remain uncommitted much longer.

LHP Dallas Rivera, Susquehanna Township HS
Rivera is a 5-foot-11, 155-pound lefty with sound mechanics and very good control. Using a high ¾ throwing motion, Rivera commanded a 78mph fastball, a 67mph curveball and a 70mph changeup. He was consistently down in the zone and threw all three pitches for strikes repeatedly.

RHP/SS Andrew Schuler, Perkiomen Valley HS
Schuler is a solid college prospect. He displayed a strong throwing arm on throws of 86mph from the outfield and 79mph across the infield. Offensively the 6-foot-1, 170-pound hitter used a short swing path that allowed him to stay inside the baseball. Schuler consistently squared the baseball and used all fields to spray line drives. He was most impressive on the mound. Throwing from a high ¾ arm slot, Schuler topped out at 85mph. His fastball and 72mph changeup both showed good arm side run. Schuler also demonstrated command of a 68mph curveball and a 68mph slider that had good late movement.

1B/RHP Brett Sommers, Phoenixville HS
Sommers is a 5-foot-10, 225-pound 1B/RHP who showcased a 78mph bat exit velocity. Sommers used a short swing path to consistently square the baseball in his round of batting practice. Defensively, Sommers showed the ability to play through the baseball on throws of 70mph across the diamond.  

RHP/SS Alex Worthington, Montgomery HS
Worthington showed well in all facets of the game. The 5-foot-10, 145-pound prospect ran a 7.41 60-yard dash, threw 79mph across the infield and showcased a bat exit speed of 77mph. Worthington had an impressive outing on the mound. The right-hander displayed an 80mph fastball, a 65mph curveball with tight 11/5 rotation and a 65mph knuckle ball that danced. Worthington throws the knuckle ball in rhythm and does not tip the pitch. He commanded the knuckle ball and threw it for strikes. With room to add significant size to his frame, Worthington showed the potential for success on the mound at the next level.