Prep Baseball Report

Eastern PA Fall Review Highlights

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

The Eastern PA Fall Review took place yesterday at Widener University in Philadelphia. Following is a look at top in game performances as well as a look at a few prospects that shined during the showcase portion of the day. Complete statistical results on all prospects in attendance will be released in the coming week.

Pitchers Rule the Day:

+ 2018 RHP Kris Pirozzi (Lampeter-Strasburg) showcased the top velocity on the day off the bump topping at 88 mph in his first inning of work while still showing 87 mph in his third and final inning.

+ A trio of pitchers combined on a nine inning no-hitter in game two for the black team. Uncommitted 2017 RHP Ryan Giovenco (Parkland) showcased a fastball that topped at 85 mph and a cutter that was consistently 81-82 with four strikeouts over the first three innings.  2019 LHP Aaron Groller (Souderton Area) worked a three perfect innings in the middle striking out six of the batters he faced with a fastball, slider, changeup mix out of a 3/4 arm slot and a clean, fluid arm action. 2018 LHP Mason Miller (Garnet Valley) completed the gem in style by retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced on strikes mixed around a one out walk in the 7th inning. The junior sat 80-82 and utilized a 70 mph slider effectively for repeated swings and misses.

+ 2018 RHP Blaise Sclafani (Souderton Area) got the day started with three solid innings of work for the red team registering seven strikeouts while not allowing a hit. The 6-foot-5 junior utilizes a fastball that sat 80-82, a 75 mph slider and a 74 mph changeup with arm-side run to cruise through the order.

+ Uncommitted 2017 C/RHP Chase Zurawski (Wilson) closed out game two for the Black Team in impressive style sitting 82-84 from a high 3/4 arm slot. The primary catcher showcased 79 mph arm strength from the crouch during defensive evaluations and displayed two-way potential with a promising 75 mph slider as a quality secondary offering off the bump.

Showcase Standouts:

+ Uncommitted 2017 shortstop Yariel Levin (Science Park, NJ) turned in the top 60-yard dash time of the day at 6.83 and showcased above average arm strength (85 mph) during defensive evaluations.

Uncommitted 2017 C/RHP Chase Zurawski (Wilson) had a productive day showcasing an in game pop time of 2.10 while registering the top bat exit velocity of the day at 89 mph and ran a solid 7.25 60-yard dash.

+ 2018 shortstop Joseph Gorla (Perkiomen Valley) at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds may be destined for move to 3B or a corner outfield position at the next level but his 88 mph arm strength across the diamond will likely play at multiple defensive positions.

+ 2018 shortstop Jarod Bingaman (Upper Dauphin Area) displayed a solid all-around skill set (7.15 60-yard dash, 85 mph bat exit velocity, 82 mph arm strength) and showcased barreled the baseball in all four of his in-game at bats with two hits. The junior also made a highlight reel catch going high in the air at second base to take away a line drive destined for the right-center field gap.