Prep Baseball Report

Looking Back on the WV Top Prospect Games

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Its been five months since the inaugural WV Top Prospect Games and we thought it might be time to take a look back and review what has taken place since that time and make some predictions about what lies on the horizon for some prospects in attendance.


Eight prospects that participated have gone on to announce college commitments to date. All eight are current seniors and six hail from Pennsylvania. Liberty LHP/1B Ty Wickline is the lone West Virginia prospect to announce his college intentions. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound lefty will be continuing his baseball career at Waynesburg. The 2014 All-Harrison County selection worked three innings from a high 3/4 arm slot with some hip coil to his delivery. He yielded one run on four hits while striking out two batters and sat 74-76.

Joe Campagna PA Blackhawk 2015 2B/MIF Slippery Rock
Eric Duran PA Pine-Richland 2015 OF York
Ryan Grieco PA Franklin Regional 2015 OF Lake Erie
Brady Lloyd PA Mifflinburg Area 2015 SS East Carolina
Eric Loucks PA Hempfield Area 2015 C Alderson Broaddus
Bailey McGrath OH Bridgeport 2015 2B/MIF West Liberty
Dante Parente PA Blackhawk 2015 3B Clarion
Ty Wickline WV Liberty 2015 LHP Waynesburg

Who's next?

Class of 2015

A number of current uncommitted seniors had solid performances over the course of the two day event. Following is a list of those that are most likely to make college announcements in the coming months.

+ Kipp Brewer LHP (Nitro, WV)
   - sits low 80s with solid command / real feel for 73 mph CB and changeup

+ Andrew Zban OF (Huntington, WV)
   - 6.91 60 / 91 mph arm from outfield / 91 mph bat exit velocity

+ Tanner Stanz RHP (Warren, PA)
   - sits 83-86 / 11/5 CB at 74 mph / solid feel for 75 mph changeup

+ Joey Professori C (Pine-Richland, PA)
   - solid defender / short swing with chance to hit for average

Class of 2016

This year's junior class has four Division 1 commits among the top seven players in our player rankings. Following is a look at those juniors that participated most likely to add to the list of college commitments over the next year.

+ Jacob Bolander RHP (East Fairmont, WV)
   - sits in low 80s with command / 71 mph CB with tight rotation / projectable size

+ Eddie Flores 3B/RHP (Nitro, WV)
   - 91 mph bat exit / chance to hit for power / tops at 85 mph on mound

+ Zac McNeel RHP (Cabell Midland, WV)
   - 6-foot-4 righty tops at 83 mph with more in tank / simple delivery, loose arm

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