Class of 2016 Analysis: Week 6 of Fall College Prospect Program



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Four Class of 2016 prospects made a definite impression at the final stop of the fall program in West Virginia. Each plays high school in the greater Pittsburgh area and travel baseball with All American Baseball. Following is a look at each of these high school sophomores.

LHP/OF Luciano Besh, Franklin Regional HS

Besh is a 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect that 79-80 out of an over the top arm slot with command of a 70 mph 1/7 breaking curveball. The lefty missed plenty of bats with the tight breaking pitch that has hard down action. Besh also exhibited athletic actions in the outfield with good carry to throws of 81 mph. Besh hits from the right side of the plate with a square stance, a solid lower half and very quick hands. He barreled the baseball repeatedly and showed the ability to use all fields with a bat exit velocity of 78 mph. Besh went 1-for-5 at the plate in game action.

LHP/OF Dom Coconcelli, Penn Trafford HS

Coconcelli has a projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. The lefty was very impressive on the mound. He sat 77-79 while touching 80 mph several times in three innings of work on the mound. Coconcelli has a loose arm and repeatable mechanics with command of a tight spinning 68 mph curveball. He also flashed the makings of a dominant changeup at 71 mph. Coconcelli is likely to see significant velocity gains in the coming years with his athletic frame and loose delivery. Coconcelli showcased a slightly open stance and a leg-lift stride foot from the right side of the plate. He squared the baseball consistently in batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph.

2B/3B Dominic Peroni, Laurel Highlands HS

Peroni showed well in all facets of the game. The 6-foot, 155-pound infielder utilized a square stance along with a lift and replace stride foot to barrel the baseball consistently during batting practice. Peroni displayed a flat bat path through the hitting zone and the ability to use all fields with a bat exit velocity of 79 mph. He went 1-for-3 at the plate in game action. Peroni showcased athletic actions in the infield with fundamental actions and a 76 mph throwing arm.

SS/2B Matt Tarabek, Hempfield Area HS

Tarabek is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound middle infielder that showed advanced defensive skills with quick feet and throws of 81 mph across the diamond. He displayed the ability to make plays on the move and a fluid transfer. The right-handed hitter showcased excellent rhythm to his swing and the ability to barrel the baseball routinely with a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Tarabek, currently ranked No. 12 in the PA Class of 2016, has an athletic frame and should develop some additional pop as his frame fills out.

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