Eastern PA Top Prospect Games Analysis: Grey Team


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The schedule of PBR events in Pennsylvania moved to the eastern half of the state with the 2019 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games on June 18th and 19th. Prospects gathered for two days of games and showcase activities at the Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim. Today we begin our analysis of the prospects in attendance by taking a look at those that participated as a member of the Grey Team.

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Grey TEAM

Top Prospects

Drew HensorLuke HolmanAidan Quinn

Drew Hensor, 2020, OF, Pennsbury HS (PA)
6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitter starts from an open stance and utilizes a lift-and-replace stride to begin. Showcased a line drive approach with a feel for the barrel while consistently squaring the baseball in game action. Registered a bat exit velocity of 84 mph and ran an impressive 6.58 60-yard dash. Routinely played through the baseball defensively with above average 89 mph arm strength from the outfield. 

Luke Holman, 2021, RHP, Wilson West Lawn HS (PA)
6-foot-4, 180-pound righty continued to show why he is one of the top underclass arms in the state. On this date Holman sat 86-89 with late life to his fastball, especially up in the zone. His high 3/4 arm slot and loose, easy arm swing will likely continue to add velocity over the next two years of high school. Holman's 12/6 curveball at 72-75 has sharp two-plane biting break and is a true swing and miss pitch. A splitter at 74-76 has tumbling action and works well as a third pitch in his arsenal.

Aidan Quinn, 2022, 3B/OF, Central Bucks West HS (PA)
5-foot-10, 180-pound left-handed hitter was only able to participate on day one of the event, but continued to impress with the bat. He begins from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a leg-hang stride. Stays behind the baseball and creates backspin with regularity with loose hands through extension. Carried the swing into game action where he found the barrel in each of four at bats. Registered an 86 mph bat exit velocity.

Grant Smeltzer, 2021, OF/RHP, Central York HS (PA)
5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitter starts from a narrow, square stance and uses a lift-and-replace stride to begin. Showcased a line drive approach at the plate with a bat exit velocity of 88 mph. Ran a 7.19 60-yard dash and displayed an ability to play through the baseball from the outfield with 87 mph arm strength. The righty sat 81-83 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot. Repeats delivery well with balance throughout. Also commanded a curveball with 11/5 rotation at 66-67.

Peter Kern, 2021, OF/RHP, Malvern Prep (PA)
Physical 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a leg-hang stride. Stays behind the baseball consistently and showed the ability to create backspin. Registered a bat exit velocity of 86 mph and ran a 7.13 60-yard dash. Displayed athletic actions in the outfield with accurate 84 mph arm strength. The righty sat 78-80 off the mound from a high 3/4 arm slot with some natural cut to his fastball. Also commanded a curveball at 64-65 with 11/5 rotation.

Grant SmeltzerPeter Kern

* Remainder of the Roster in Alphabetical Order

Luke Buscaglia, 2022, SS/RHP, Friends Central School (PA)
5-foot-11, 145-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a heel-raise stride to begin. Displayed a middle of the field line drive approach. Registered a bat ext velocity of 75 mph and ran a 7.27 60-yard dash. The righty sat 73-75 off the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot. Begins his repeatable delivery with a side rocker step. Also showcased a curveball with 11/5 rotation at 64-65 and a quality changeup with sink at 70-71.

Danny Eden, 2021, LHP, Twin Valley HS (PA)
5-foot-9, 135-pound primary pitcher sat 75-77 from a 3/4 arm slot with a balanced, repeatable delivery. Showed above average feel for his curveball at 66-67 with 1/7 rotation. Both pitches were commanded for strikes and came out of the same window with similar arm speeds. Should see spikes in velocity with added strength and physical maturity over the coming years.

Reese Hirsh, 2022, C/3B, Pennsbury HS (PA)
5-foot-5, 160-pound left-handed hitter starts from an open stance and initiates his swing with a leg-hang stride. Stays behind the baseball well and uses an aggressive hip turn to create barrel whip. Registered a bat exit velocity of 81 mph and ran a 7.58 60-yard dash. Showcased pop times of 2.18-2.30 behind the dish on throws of 67 mph from the crouch.

Aidan Masters, 2021, SS/RHP, Mt. Calvary Christian School (PA)
6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitter starts from an open stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride to even. Showcased balance throughout with loose hands and an above average barrel awareness while consistently squaring the baseball in game action over two days. Registered a bat exit velocity of 84 mph and ran a 7.22 60-yard dash. Displayed active feet and played through the baseball consistently with 80 mph arm strength across the diamond. The righty also sat 76-78 our of a 3/4 arm slot on the mound while showing the ability to drop down to a lower slot. Fastball showed heavy arm-side run and curveball at 66-68 displayed 11/5 shape.

Tim Quinn, 2021, 1B/3B, Franklin Regional HS (PA)
6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a toe-tap stride to begin. Stays behind the baseball well and showed the ability to create backspin with a solid feel for the barrel. Registered a bat exit velocity of 85 mph and ran a 7.76 60-yard dash. Displayed a soft glove hand and accurate 75 mph arm strength across the diamond defensively.

Joseph Rossi, 2020, C/3B, Holy Cross HS (PA)
6-foot, 220-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a quiet, lift-and-replace stride to begin. Displayed balance and rhythm to his swing with some gap-to-gap power. Registered a bat exit velocity of 87 mph and showcased pop times of 2.15-2.26 on throws of 72 mph from the crouch defensively. The righty also sat 78-79 off the mound out of multiple arm angles while also mixing in a changeup at 70-71.

Tyler Schwarzman, 2020, SS/OF, Mechanicsburg HS (PA)
5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a heel-raise stride. Showed a quiet approach with a solid feel for the barrel. Registered a bat exit velocity of 79 mph and ran a 7.32 60-yard dash. Displayed fundamentally sound defensive skills with accurate 76 mph arm strength across the diamond.

Matt Tankred, 2022, RHP/1B, Southern Lehigh HS (PA)
6-foot-4, 200-pound primary pitcher sat 78-81 from a high 3/4 arm slot with some arm-side run to his fastball. Some tilt to his upper half can be corrected and should allow for the projectable underclassman to continue to see velocity gains in the coming years. Also showcased a slider at 67-69 and a changeup with cut action at 69-71. The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Displayed a feel for creating backspin and the potential for some power. Registered a bat exit velocity of 91 mph and ran a 7.50 60-yard dash. Showed a soft glove hand and active feet around the bag at first base with 74 mph arm strength across the diamond.



UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2019 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/09 Millersville University
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


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