Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase Analysis: Corner Infielders



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The 2015 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase took place on July 1, at War Memorial Field on the campus of Ephrata High School. Our rundown of the participants continues today with the eight corner infielders in attendance.

Corner Infielders:  Class of 2016


Joe DiProsperos, OF/1B, St. Joseph's Prep

6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed hitter. Starts from a square stance and initiates swing with a short, lift and replace stride. Sits on back side well and creates 85 mph bat exit velocity when able to get hips fully cleared. Showcase capable feet (7.35) and glove around the first base bag with an accurate 71 mph arm across the diamond.

Victor Gonzalez, C/1B, Berks Catholic

5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitter. Starts from square stance with a lift and replace stride. Good rhythm and balance to swing with an 83 mph bat exit velocity. At times swing gets a bit lengthy, but flat swing plane allows him to stay in hitting zone for extended period of time. Solid footwork (7.50 60-yard dash) and above average abilities with the glove at first base. Showcased an accurate 73 mph arm across the diamond.

Hunter Goshorn, 1B, Boiling Springs

6-foot-3, 190-pound left-handed hitter with projectable frame. Starts from slightly open stance with a lift and replace stride. Good balance, direct swing path and solid swing extension produces a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Showed the ability to drive the right-center field gap and the potential for additional power with added strength. Moves well around first base bag (7.46 60-yard dash) and flashed a soft glove hand.  

Cole Swiger, OF/3B, Upper Dublin 

5-foot-9, 180-pound right-handed hitter that it a primary outfielder. Starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a lift and replace stride to initiate his swing. Solid frame and physical hitter displayed some pop with a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Athletic prospect showed ability to play both outfield and third base at next level. Displayed active feet (6.80 60-yard dash), a soft glove hand and an accurate 80 mph arm across the diamond. Small crow hop utilized to deliver throws across the diamond will need to be adjusted to be considered a prospect at this position moving forward.

Corner Infielders:  Class of 2017


Danny Doherty, C/1B, New Hope-Solebury

6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed hitter. The primary catcher starts from a slightly open stance with a lift and replace stride to initiate his swing. Displayed a direct swing path and the ability to barrel the baseball routinely with a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. Doherty ran an 8.21 60-yard dash and displayed capable defensive actions around the bag at first base with an accurate 72 mph arm across the diamond.

C.J. Pluck, 3B, Octorara Area

6-foot, 190-pound right-handed hitter. Starts from a slightly open stance with a lift and replace stride. Some arm bar action forces Pluck to pull the bat head through the strike zone with a bat exit velocity of 75 mph. Displayed a tendency to field the baseball outside the mid-line and limited range (8.18 60-yard dash). All-around game will benefit from continued work on foot speed and overall strength.

George Stewart, LHP/1B, St. Joseph's Prep

5-foot-11, 175-pound left-handed hitter. Starts from a slightly open stance with a lift and replace stride. A tendency to stride closed inhibits his ability to get full hip rotation, limiting his power potential. Displayed the ability to barrel the baseball routinely with a bat exit velocity of 73 mph. The primary pitcher showcased a 7.62 60-yard dash and an accurate 72 mph arm across the diamond from first base.

Corner Infielders:  Class of 2018/2019


Nate Campbell, C/3B, Spring-Ford, 2018

5-foot-6, 180-pound right-handed hitter. Starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a heel raise stride to initiate his swing. A bit of a hitch in his hands during the load phase leads to some barrel drag, but Campbell displayed some gap power potential with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Showcased an 8.15 60-yard dash and an accurate 75 mph arm across the diamond. All-around game will benefit from continued work on foot speed and overall strength.

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