Fall Program - Week One Middle Infield Analysis



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The 2nd Annual Fall College Prospect Program began September 7 at Seton Hill University. The fall format involves two nine inning games and a showcase at each of three stops over the course of the month of September. Today we continue our analysis of the prospects in attendance during Week One of the program by taking a look at the middle infielders in attendance.

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2014 Fall College prospect Program (Week One ): Middle Infield analysis

top prospect


Cole Shaffer2016 2B/SS Cole Shaffer (Indiana Area)

Shaffer displayed a solid 79 mph arm across the diamond and the ability to play the baseball on the move. The junior showed enough arm strength in game action to play on the left side of the infield and made multiple difficult plays look routine. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitter displayed a short swing path and the ability to barrel the baseball with consistency during batting practice with a 79 mph bat exit velocity.


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2017 2B/OF Jordan Art (Lakeland)

Art displayed developing arm strength and a quick release from both middle infield positions. The 5-foot-11, 145-pound sophomore began game action by lacing a double over the center fielder's head. Art continues to show looseness in his swing and a direct path to the baseball that allows him to create solid barrel whip.

2015 2B/SS Paul Nussbaum (Pine-Richland)

Nussbaum ran a 6.99 60-yard dash and showed good feet, with a quick release in the middle infield. The 5-foot-8, 150-pound senior displayed an accurate 65 mph throwing arm and the ability to play the baseball on the move. Nussbaum showcased a 74 mph bat exit velocity from the left side of the plate with the ability to use all fields. He showed the ability to go deep in counts and squared several baseballs on the day during the course of game play.

2016 2B/RHP Kyle Seese (University, WV)

Seese displayed a 77 mph bat exit velocity from a slightly open stance with a high hands load. The right-handed hitter showed a flat bat path through the hitting zone and a bit of barrel drag that should improve as he continues to get stronger. Seese topped at 68 mph from a 3/4 arm slot with a long arm delivery. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound righty also displayed a changeup and curveball in his three pitch mix.

Remaining fall schedule

Showcase State Date Location
2014 Fall College Prospect Program (Week Two) PA Sep 14 La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)
2014 Fall College Prospect Program (Week Three) PA Sep 28 Widener University (Chester, PA)
2014 Unsigned Senior Showcase PA Oct 18 Keystone State Baseball Academy - Manheim, PA
2014 Elite Prospect Showcase (Invite Only) PA Nov 1 Keystone State Baseball Academy - Manheim, PA