Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase: Outfield Analysis


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase took place yesterday at Cooper Park on the campus of Millersville University. Today we continue a series of articles analyzing the prospects in attendance with a look at those players that participated as primary outfielders.

+ All primary pitchers will be evaluated in an upcoming article that analyzes pitchers.

+ For complete results for all prospects in attendance CLICK HERE.

Top Prospects

Drew Butera, Malvern Prep, Class of 2020, OF
5-foot-10, 180-pound right-handed hitter took the most impressive round of batting practice at the event, consistently barreling baseball to all fields. Starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a short leg-hang stride. Showcased balance throughout with above average feel for manipulating the barrel. Registered a bat exit velocity of 88 mph and ran a 6.94 60-yard dash. Showed athletic actions defensively with above average carry on throws of 92 mph from the outfield.

Justin Holmes, Northwestern Lehigh HS, Class of 2022, OF/RHP
Athletic 6-foot-2, 190-pounder showcased a well-rounded skill set on the day. The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a short, lift-and-replace stride to begin. Displayed good rhythm and balance to his swing with a feel for the barrel. The ball jumped off his bat and future power is a real possibility. Registered an 88 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 6.93 60-yard dash. Consistently played through the baseball defensively with accurate 79 mph arm strength from the outfield. The righty sat 75-79 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot with slight natural cut to his fastball. Also displayed an above average curveball at 64-66 with tight 11/5 rotation.

Aidan Moffa, Perkiomen Valley HS, Class of 2020, OF
5-foot-9, 182-pounder turned in the top 60-yard dash of the event at 6.80 and showcased solid carry on throws of 81 mph from the outfield. Displayed above average strength in his right-handed swing with a bat exit velocity of 86 mph. He starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a controlled lift-and-replace stride. Showed balance and rhythm while routinely squaring the baseball, creating some backspin to the pull side.

Additional Outfielders (in alphabetical order)

Richard Beggy, Central (Martinsburg) HS, Class of 2021, OF
5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a lift-and-replace stride to begin. Displayed a direct swing path with a line drive approach. Registered a bat exit velocity of 88 mph and ran a 7.14 60-yard dash. Showcased the ability to play through the baseball routinely with accurate 78 mph arm strength from the outfield.

Darion Crawford, Bullis HS (MD), Class of 2020, OF
Athletic 5-foot-10, 190-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Showcased a feel for the barrel with a swing dominated by his upper half. Registered a bat exit velocity of 87 mph and ran a 7.14 60-yard dash. Showed fluid actions defensively while playing through the baseball with accurate 77 mph arm strength from the outfield.

Michael D'Antuono, Delaware Valley HS, Class of 2020, OF/RHP
5-foot-10, 155-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing from a high hands load while utilizing no stride. Lack of any pre-swing movement leads to some barrel drag at contact. Registered a bat exit velocity of 80 mph and ran a 7.08 60-yard dash. Displayed capable actions defensively with accurate 72 mph arm strength from the outfield. The righty sat 72-75 from a high 3/4 arm slot on the mound. Two-seam fastball showed some arm-side run. Repeats delivery well and also commanded a changeup at 62-65 with similar arm speed.

Gavin Flinchbaugh, Dallastown Area HS, Class of 2021, OF/RHP
6-foot-2, 190-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Showcased a short swing path with a line drive approach and some feel for the barrel. Registered a bat exit velocity of 84 mph and ran a 6.95 60-yard dash. Athletic prospect showcased developing defensive actions in the outfield with accurate 76 mph arm strength. The righty sat 75-78 while topping at 79 mph on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot with a short takeaway. Curveball with 10/4 rotation is a pitch in development at 59-62. Also showcased command of a changeup at 70-72.

Christopher Hampstead, Neshaminy HS, Class of 2020, OF
5-foot-9, 160-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Showcased a middle of the field approach with a tendency to block his lower half preventing full extension. Registered a bat exit velocity of 78 mph and ran a 7.09 60-yard dash. Showcased accurate 71 mph arm strength from the outfield defensively.

UPCOMING ANALYSIS SCHEDULE 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2019 Western PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/23 Historic Pullman Park (Butler, PA)
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 LakePoint
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations) PA 09/07 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy