Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase: Class of 2019 Pitchers & Two-way Prospects


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The summer schedule of PBR events in Pennsylvania continued this week with the 2018 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase on June 10th. 56 prospects gathered at Cooper Park on the campus of Millersville University. Today we conclude our analysis of the prospects in attendance by taking a look at those that participated as pitchers and two-way prospects from the Class of 2019.

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TOP PROSPECTs

James PetrikJames Petrick, 2019, RHP/OF, Pennridge HS (PA)
5-foot-10, 160-pound primary pitcher sat 85-87 from a 3/4 arm slot with arm-side run to his fastball. Repeats deliver well with a side rocker step to begin and hip coil that adds to deception. Broad shoulders and quick arm action should lead to strength gains and velocity spikes moving forward. Two-seam fastball shows heavy arm-side run and sink when he stays on top of it. Slider shows late, sharp break and is an above average out pitch at this time. The addition of a quality changeup would give Petrick three college ready pitches to work with at the next level. Right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and begins his swing with a leg-lift stride. Showcased a feel for the barrel with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. Ran a 7.15 60-yard dash and registered accurate 91 mph arm strength from the outfield during defensive evaluations.

Remainder of Roster: (in alphabetical order)

Sammy Schutz, 2019, OF/RHP, Malvern Prep (PA)
5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a leg-lift stride to initiate his swing from a low hands load. An upward path through the hitting zone leads to some backspin with a bat exit velocity of 85 mph. Ran a 7.07 60-yard dash and showcased athletic actions in the outfield with accurate 85 mph arm strength. Sat 77-79 out of a high 3/4 arm slot on the mound. His curveball at 68-60 showed tight 11/5 rotation and his changeup at 68-70 was thrown at fastball arm speed with late sink. Solid follow as a two-way prospect in this class.

Hayden Fox,  2019, RHP, Solanco HS (PA)
6-foot, 180-pound right-hander sat 82-83 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a balanced, repeatable delivery. Additional work to stay directional to the plate could lead to a velocity spike moving forward. Curveball shows average depth at 66-68 with 11/5 rotation. Slider is an above average offering with late, tight break at 76-78. Changeup at 76-77 is thrown at near fastball arm speed. Displayed a feel for all four offerings with command of the zone.

Will Greiner, 2019, LHP/OF, Manheim Township HS (PA)
6-foot, 155-pound primary pitcher sat 77-81 from an over-the-top arm slot. Also displayed a curveball with 1/7 rotation at 62-65 and a changeup at near fastball arm speed that sat 66-69. Additional work to better incorporate lower half in delivery would lead to a spike in velocity. Right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a short, leg-hang stride. Showcased a line drive approach with a direct swing path and a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. Ran a 7.15 60-yard dash and played through the baseball consistently with accurate 81 mph arm strength from the outfield.

Stephen Mellon, 2019, RHP/OF, Spring-Ford HS (PA)
6-foot, 170-pound primary pitcher sat 73-77 from a high 3/4 arm slot. Long take away with a hook in the back to his delivery. Curveball showed 11/5 rotation at 62-64 and changeup sat 65-70 at near fastball arm speed. Right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a leg-hang stride to begin. Displayed a line drive approach with a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. Ran an 8.28 60-yard dash and showcased accurate 74 mph arm strength from the outfield.

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POST EVENT ANALYSIS

July 12 - Complete Results & Top Performers
July 13 - Class of 2021 & 2022 Position Player Analysis
July 14 - Class of 2021 & 2022 Pitchers & Two-way Players Analysis
July 15 - Class of 2020 Position Player Analysis
July 16 - Class of 2020 Pitchers & Two-way Players Analysis
July 17 - Class of 2019 Position Player Analysis
July 18 - Class of 2019 Pitchers & Two-way Players Analysis

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2018 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 08/01 Grand Park - Westfield, IN
PBR Junior Future Games (Invite Only) NATIONAL 08/02 Grand Park - Westfield, IN
2018 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/16 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR (Fall Kickoff Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
Northern West Virginia College Prospect Showcase - 8.26.18 WV 08/26 Wheeling Jesuit University
Eastern PA Fall Review PA 09/15 Widener University
Western PA Fall Review PA 09/15 La Roche College
Western PA Fall Scout Day (Invite Only) PA 09/29 Allegheny College


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