Eastern PA Open ID Showcase Player Analysis: Class of 2014



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The Eastern PA Open ID Showcase took place on June 19 at In the Net Sports. Nearly 40 prospects from Eastern PA were on hand to showcase their abilities. While the event was dominated by the number of underclassmen that participated a number of prospects from the Class of 2014 shined during the course of the day. Following is an analysis of those players.

Class of 2014 

top prospect - RHP/3B Joe kidd, cedar cliff HS

Joseph KiddKidd has a projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 200-pounds. While the righty did not showcase overpowering stuff on the mound, he did show command of three pitches and the potential for added velocity in the future. Kidd sat 79-82 out of a 3/4 arm slot with some arm side run to his fastball. He also showcased an 11/5 breaking curveball at 66 mph with good downward break. Kidd's 68 mph changeup was thrown at near fastball arm speed and he commanded it down in the zone for strikes. The right-handed hitter hits out of a square stance with limited load action to his swing. He displayed the ability to barrel the baseball consistently with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. Kidd showed athletic actions at 3B with good carry to throws of 78 mph across the diamond.

OF Jesse Hall, Boiling Springs HS, Class of 2014

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound OF ran a 7.41 60-yard dash and showed athletic actions in the outfield. Hall displayed good straight line carry on throws of 80 mph to home plate. The right-handed hitter hits out of a square stance with a lift and replace stride to create a bat exit velocity of 75 mph. Hall showed the ability to square the baseball frequently during his round of batting practice.

OF/RHP Matt Perrotti, Lower Dauphin HS, Class of 2014

Perrotti is a 6-foot, 190-pound OF/RHP that ran a 7.29 60-yard dash. He showcased good carry on throws of 83 mph from the outfield. Perrotti hits out of a slightly open stance and utilizes a flat bat path through the hitting zone to create a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. The right-handed hitter barreled the baseball consistently during his round of batting practice. Perrotti sat 77-78 out of a high 3/4 arm slot with some arm side run to his 2-seam fastball. The righty also showcased an 11/5 breaking curveball with tight rotation at 65 mph and a 75 mph cutter.

C Ezra Rawdon, Cedar Cliff HS, Class of 2014

Rawdon is a 6-foot, 200-pound catcher that displayed pop times of 2.31-2.38 on throws of 67 mph out of the crouch. The right-handed hitter utilized a lift and replace stride foot to create a bat exit velocity of 72 mph. Rawdon has a tendency to drop the bat head through the hitting zone but showed some pop in his bat when he barreled the baseball.

SS/OF Chris Schreder, Lancaster Catholic HS, Class of 2014

Schreder had a solid performance in all facets of the game. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound SS/OF showed his foot speed running a 6.89 60-yard dash and displayed solid online throws of 76 mph from the outfield. Schreder showcased fluid actions and a quick transfer from the middle infield with throws of 73 mph across the diamond. The right-handed hitter had a very solid round of batting practice demonstrating a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. Schreder lined pitches repeatedly to all fields out of a square stance while staying inside the baseball.

SS/2B Levi Varner, Shippensburg HS, Class of 2014

Varner is a 5-foot-9, 140-pound middle infielder that showed very good foot speed running a 6.77 60-yard dash. He displayed the ability to play through the baseball and a 69 mph arm across the diamond from a 3/4 to sidearm throwing slot. Varner showcased a flat bat path through the hitting zone with little to no stride creating a bat exit velocity of 74 mph.

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