Eastern PA Open ID Showcase Player Analysis: Class of 2015 & 2016



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. Following is a breakdown of the prospects who participated from the Class of 2015 and 2016.

Class of 2015 

top prospect - OF/RHP Noah Malone, Cedar Cliff HS

MaloneMalone put together the performance of the day. The 6-foot, 160-pound OF/RHP started his day by running an event best 6.83 60-yard dash. He went on to showcase athletic actions and solid carry on throws of 87 mph from the outfield. Malone continued his impressive performance by taking one of the top rounds of batting practice on the day. He hits out of a square stance and incorporates a solid lower half to create a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Malone capped his performance by sitting 84-86 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot. The righty also commanded a 72 mph curveball and a 77 mph changeup. Malone will see action as an outfielder and as a pitcher for Team Pennsylvania at the 2013 Midwest Future Games on the campus of Indiana University.

1B/OF Kevin Barron, Hatboro-Horsham HS, Class of 2015

Barron showed agility and soft hands around the bag at 1B with throws of 78 mph across the diamond. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect has a projectable body and ran a 7.36 60-yard dash. Barron really stood out at the plate, turning in the top round of batting practice at the event. The right-handed hitter utilizes a high hands load and a slightly open stance to create a bat exit velocity of 87 mph. Barron showcased good bat speed and barreled the baseball repeatedly displaying some gap power.

C Danny Blugis, Schuylkill Haven HS, Class of 2015

Blugis impressed with his blocking and receiving abilities behind the plate. The 5-foot-7, 155-pound backstop showed good feet and a quick transfer with pop times of 2.12-2.18 on throws of 69 mph out of the crouch. Blugis showcased a 76 mph bat exit velocity utilizing a square stance and short swing path to consistently barrel the baseball during batting practice. He turned in a 7.61 60-yard dash as well.

OF/RHP Tyler Bonner, Avon Grove HS, Class of 2015

Bonner is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound OF/RHP with a projectable frame. He ran a 7.29 60-yard dash and threw 83 mph from the outfield with good carry. The right-handed hitter hits out of a square stance with a bat exit velocity of 78 mph. Bonner has a tendency to pull the bat head through the zone diminishing barrel whip. The righty sat 79-81 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot with an overhead rocker delivery. He also displayed an 11/5 breaking curveball at 69 mph, a 73 mph slider and a 69 mph changeup that lacked any real movement.

LHP/1B Daulton Brenize, Shippensburg HS, Class of 2015

Brenize is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect that showed well in all facets of the game. He ran a 7.36 60-yard dash and showed sound footwork around the 1B bag with throws of 72 mph across the diamond. The left-handed hitter showcased a fluid swing with a flat bat path through the zone that produced a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Brenize sat 76-78 on the mound with command of a tight 1/7 breaking curveball at 70 mph and a 70 mph changeup that showed no real movement.

RHP/2B Tim Brennan, Holy Ghost Prep, Class of 2015

Brennan showed well in all facets of the game. The 6-foot-2, 160-pound prospect ran a 7.30 60-yard dash and showed athletic actions in the middle infield with a fluid release and throws of 81 mph across the diamond. Brennan showcased a short swing path and good extension while consistently barreling the baseball during his round of batting practice. The left-handed hitter showed the ability to use all fields and a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. Brennan sat 81-82 on the mound out of high 3/4 arm slot with some arm side run to his fastball. He also commanded a 73 mph curveball that has slider action with late bite and a 73 mph changeup with arm side run.

C Scott Carbaugh, Southern Huntingdon County HS, Class of 2015

Carbaugh showcased pop times of 2.15-2.28 on throws of 70 mph out of the crouch. The 5-11, 185-pound backstop showed quick feet, but will need to shorten his throwing motion. Carbaugh ran a 7.55 60-yard dash and utilized a high hands load with a lift and replace stride to create a bat exit velocity of 86 mph. He barreled the baseball consistently and showed some gap power potential in a solid round of batting practice.

3B/1B Ben Carter, Wyomissing Area HS, Class of 2015

Carter turned in a 7.29 60-yard dash time and demonstrated the ability to play through the baseball with throws of 73 mph from 3B. Carter hits from a square stance and utilized a flat bat path through the hitting zone to consistently barrel the baseball during his round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. Carter sat 76-78 out of a high 3/4 arm slot during his bullpen session. He also showcased a 65 mph knuckle ball that he commanded for strikes and a 65 mph changeup that lacked any real movement.

RHP/OF Tristan Daywalt, Chambersburg HS, Class of 2015

Daywalt had a solid showing in all facets of the game. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound RHP/OF ran a 7.33 60-yard dash and showcased good straight line carry on throws of 83 mph from the outfield. The left-handed hitter showcased a fluid swing with signs of some gap power during a solid round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. Daywalt sat 80-81 out of a high 3/4 arm slot during his bullpen session. He also showcase a biting 11/5 breaking curveball at 70 mph and a 75 mph changeup. Daywalt incorporates and overhead rocker in his windup with a slow, deliberate delivery.

C/OF Quinn Fulton, Cumberland Valley HS, Class of 2015

Fulton is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound catcher that showcased pop times of 2.09-2.15 on throws of 71 mph out of the crouch. He ran an excellent 6.88 60-yard dash time for a catcher and displayed a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Fulton showcased his potential as a two-way player with athletic actions in the outfield and good carry on throws of 81 mph. Fulton utilized a high hands load to square the baseball frequently during his round of batting practice.

C Nick Jacoby, Shippensburg HS, Class of 2015

Jacoby is a 6-foot, 145-pound catcher that has solid fundamentals in all facets of the game. He has an athletic frame and will be a prospect to watch as his body continues to develop. The right-handed hitter showed a balance swing and good extension in squaring the baseball consistently during his round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 71 mph. Jacoby ran a 7.61 60-yard dash and showcased sound receiving skills behind the plate. He displayed pop times of 2.09-2.15 on throws of 73 mph out of the crouch.

C/OF Luke Kowal, Pennsbury HS, Class of 2015

Kowal showcased pop times of 2.22-2.32 on throws of 71 mph out of the crouch. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound right-handed hitter displayed some pop during his round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Kowal hits out of a square stance and barreled the baseball repeatedly with signs of some gap power. He also ran a 7.96 60-yard dash.

2B/SS Ethan Mackenzie, Pennsbury HS, Class of 2015

Mackenzie is a 5-foot-9, 150-pound middle infielder that showed well in all facets of the game. He ran a 7.29 60-yard dash and showed the ability to play through the baseball with throws of 73 mph across the diamond. Mackenzie will have to correct the glove flip action he has in his approach to the baseball moving forward. The right-handed hitter utilized a lift and replace stride foot out of a slightly open stance to barrel the baseball consistently creating a bat exit velocity of 85 mph.

RHP Brody McFadden, Pennsbury HS, Class of 2015

McFadden has a power pitcher's frame at 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. The righty sat 80-82 out of a high 3/4 arm slot with command of his complimentary pitches. McFadden also displayed a 72 mph changeup thrown at near fastball arm speed with some arm side run and a 67 mph curveball. The curveball was the best shown at the event, with two plane action and hard 11/5 biting rotation.

RHP Joe Molettiere, Pennridge HS, Class of 2015

Molettiere impressed during his bullpen session earning himself a spot on the Team Pennsylvania roster for the Midwest Future Games at Indiana University in August. The 6-foot-2, 160-pound prospect is athletic and loose armed. He sat 84-85 with command of a 4-seam fastball and 2-seam fastball mix. His 2-seam fastball has substantial arm-side run and is thrown as hard as his 4-seam. Molettiere also showcased a power 11/5 curveball with late hard bite at 74-76 mph. His 77-79 mph changeup is a pitch that needs further development, but will only add to Molettiere's arsenal when perfected.

OF/RHP Zach Moll, Northern Lehigh HS, Class of 2015

Moll ran a 7.43 60-yard dash and sat 71-73 out of a high 3/4 arm slot during his bullpen session. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound prospect showed a 73 mph outfield arm, with a tendency to be flat footed on delivering the baseball. Moll hits from an open stances and closes on stride to create a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. The right-handed hitter showcased the ability to barrel the baseball consistently using all fields.

2B/SS Nate Reiner, Shippensburg HS, Class of 2015

Reiner ran a 7.46 60-yard dash and showcased sound mechanics with throws of 69 mph across the diamond. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound middle infielder showed potential as a right-handed hitter, consistently squaring the baseball to all fields incorporating a toe tap trigger and a solid lower half. Reiner displayed a bat exit velocity of just 68 mph, but utilized a fluid swing and stayed inside the baseball well to spray the ball around the field.

LHP/1B Cordell Shannon, Shippensburg HS, Class of 2015

Shannon was solid in all facets of the game, showcasing his potential to be a two-way player at the next level. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound lefty has a projectable frame and fluid actions in everything he does on the field. He ran a 7.29 60-yard dash and displayed soft hands at 1B with throws of 81 mph across the diamond. The left-handed hitter displayed quick hands and incorporated a solid lower half to create a bat exit velocity of 78 mph. Shannon consistently barreled the baseball to the pull side, but will have to work on his ability to use the opposite field. The lefty sat 79-81 out of a 3/4 arm slot with arm side run to his fastball. Shannon also showcased command of a 1/7 breaking curveball at 63 mph and a 66 mph changeup with some arm side run.

RHP/3B Zack Sims, Middletown HS, Class of 2015

Sims showed potential and a projectable 6-foot, 180-pound frame. He ran a 7.61 60-yard dash and showcased a 79 mph arm across the infield while playing through the baseball. Sims hits out of a square stance with quick hands, but needs to simplify his load. He displayed the ability to barrel most pitches with a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. Sims sat 76-78 out of a high 3/4 arm slot during his bullpen session. He also displayed a tight 1/5 breaking curveball at 65 mph, a near fastball arm speed changeup at 70 mph and a cutter at 66 mph.

class of 2016

top prospect - 2B/SS Bryan Reagle, Easton Area HS

ReagleReagle had a solid day in all facets of the game, flashing signs of his potential in years to come. Reagle began the day showcasing his foot speed with a 6.83 60-yard dash. He went on to display the ability to make all plays with a 76 mph arm across the diamond from the middle infield. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound right-handed hitter hits out of a square stance with a lift and replace technique with his stride foot. Reagle demonstrated the ability to barrel the baseball to all fields with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph.

2B/SS Hunter Breon, Boiling Springs HS, Class of 2016

Breon ran a 7.33 60-yard dash and displayed soft hands with a quick transfer in the middle infield. The 5-foot-7, 130-pound prospect showcased accurate throws of 73 mph across the diamond. Breon showed the ability to barrel the baseball consistently from a square stance incorporating no stride and a fluid swing with good balance to create a bat exit velocity of 75 mph. Breon has solid fundamentals in all facets of the game and will be a player to watch as his body matures moving forward.

3B/1B Matthew Cody, Mechanicsburg HS, Class of 2016

Cody is a 5-foot-10, 160-pound 3B/1B that ran a 7.92 60-yard dash and exhibited an accurate arm of 74 mph across the diamond. Cody has an athletic frame and will get more out of his arm as he develops the ability to play through the baseball. The right-handed hitter displayed a flat bat path through the hitting zone while incorporating little to no stride. Cody squared baseballs frequently during his round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 77 mph.

3B/RHP Kyle Glouner, Upper Dauphin HS, Class of 2016

Glouner impressed with his soft hands and fluid transition at 3B with throws of 73 mph across the diamond. The 6-foot, 155-pound right-handed hitter hits out of a slightly open stance and stays behind the baseball well, incorporating a solid hip turn to create barrel whip and a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. Glouner sat 75-77 out of a high 3/4 arm slot during his bullpen session. He also showed the ability to command a 63 mph curveball and a 70 mph changeup.

OF/2B Josh Herring, Mechanicsburg HS, Class of 2016

Herring is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound prospect that ran a 7.29 60-yard dash and showed a 77 mph arm from the outfield. Herring will continue to develop arm strength and will get more out of his arm as he learns to play through the baseball. The right-handed hitter utilizes a high hands load and a lift and replace stride to create a bat exit velocity of 68 mph. Herring displayed the ability to consistently barrel the baseball and used all fields well.

C Jake Pae, Susquehanna Township HS, Class of 2016

Pae is a 6-foot-2, 160-pound catcher that showed raw athleticism and the potential to make big strides quickly. He showcased pop times of 2.12-2.23 on throws of 77 mph from the crouch. He showed real quickness and gained ground well, but will need to improve his transfer mechanics. Pae ran a 7.48 60-yard dash and utilized a high hands load to create a bat exit velocity of 74 mph.

3B/C Dutch Reardon, Plymouth Whitemarsh HS, Class of 2016

Reardon impressed with his all-around skill set and his projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds. The 3B/C ran a 7.83 60-yard dash and showed the ability to play through the baseball with throws of 74 mph across the diamond. Reardon had a solid round of batting practice, showcasing a flat bat path through the hitting zone and a bat exit velocity of 81 mph. The left-handed hitter barreled the baseball repeatedly and showed some power potential.

SS/OF Hunter Reeser, Governor Mifflin HS, Class of 2016

Reeser is a 5-foot-9, 165-pound SS/OF that ran a 7.71 60-yard dash and showcased athletic actions in the middle infield on throws of 73 mph across the diamond. He utilized a square stance and a lift and replace stride to create a bat exit velocity of 71 mph. Reeser showed a compact, line drive swing and the ability to consistently barrel the baseball during a solid round of batting practice.

RHP/3B Colby Shimmel, Eastern York HS, Class of 2016

Shimmel is a 6-foot, 195-pound RHP/3B that showcased the ability to play through the baseball with throws of 74 mph from 3B. He utilized a high hands load to barrel the baseball consistently during batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. The left-handed hitter showed a flat bat path and the ability to use all fields in a solid round of batting practice. Shimmel pounded the strike zone out of a high 3/4 arm slot sitting 75-77 with his fastball. He also showcased a drop down curveball at 65 mph, a 69 mph changeup with some arm side run and a 64 mph splitter that he commanded for strikes. Shimmel will need to work on his foot speed and agility to continue his progression to the next level.

RHP J.J. Spehrley, Pottsville HS, Class of 2016

Spehrley showcased a fastball that sat 76-77 out of a high 3/4 arm slot. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound righty pounded the strike zone and showed the best changeup of the day. Spehrley's changeup sat 67-68 with some arm side run at fastball arm speed. He also commanded an 11/5 breaking curveball at 63 mph. Spehrley has solid, repeatable mechanics and an athletic frame that will likely lead to velocity increases in the coming years.

RHP Travis Wickard, Boiling Springs HS, Class of 2016

Wickard sat 78-80 out of a high 3/4 arm slot with command of his four seam fastball. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound righty also commanded a 11/5 breaking curveball at 70 mph and a 69 mph changeup. Wickard's changeup was thrown at near fastball arm speed and showed some late run. He commanded the strike zone and threw all three pitches for strikes consistently.

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