MD Summer Classic Scout Blog: 17u Pt. 1



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By Jerry Shank
MD/VA Scouting Director

Blue Chips

Grayson Lawrence LHP/1B McDonogh 2018 – Athletic frame. Sound arm action with simple delivery. Throws from a high three quarter slot. Gets some lower half involvement. Could have more backside drive. Breaking ball has 1/7 shape with gradual break and potential to be a power pitch. Wraps around the pitch at times.

Spencer Sanza SS Bel Air 2018 - Hits from a taller, slightly open set up. Open, stays open at times. Shows some bat speed at the plate with a level path. Sound actions in the field. Depending on the level, might mve to corner. Nice skill set in the player as he continues to develop and get stronger.

Grant Astle SS John Carroll 2018 - Hands worked well at the plate, barreled up baseball well in games with some rhythm throughout . Moves will with sound actions. Hands are clean with quick exchange to release across the diamond. Throws show some carry across the diamond. Has versatility to play multiple infield positions.

Bobby Duffy SS/RHP North Harford 2020 – Quick hands at the plate with bat speed. Bat is deep in grip. Got around the ball at times. Shows strength at the plate. Like to see free hands up more at the plate. Interesting prospect in the 2020 class.

Ryan Rudrow RHP Cumberland Valley (PA) 2018 – long projectable frame. Sound arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Breaking ball has bigger 12/6 shape and depth  on the pitch. Change up shows fade on the pitch with near fastball arm speed at 73 mph. Fastball has slight run, touching 79. Has room to add to frame and build off. Commanded the strike zone during the game, maintained velocity throughout his seven inning start, and should have more in the tank as he adds to his frame.

Derrick McManus OF North Harford 2018  – Hits from a square taller set up. Spray hitter that flicks barrel through zone. Closes off slightly with stride in. Tall, projectable frame.

Thomas Kragh 3B/OF Patterson Mill 2018 -  shorter arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Fastball up to 76. Level swing path at the plate with average bat speed hitting from a square set up.  

Tyler Schimming RHP Bel Air 2019 – Long projectable frame. Long free arm action throwing from a three quarter slot. Lands square to the plate on finish, could get more lower half involvement. Shows some arm speed with fastball up to 83 mph. More in tank as he adds to him frame. 11/5 action on the breaking ball with shorter break up to 67 mph. Gets around the ball at times. Projectable pitching prospect.

Sean Kelly OF Loyola Blakefield 2020 – Athletic projectable frame. Hits from a taller, square set up with high hands. Leg kick load to hitting position. Shorter swing path with slight uphill finish. Showed average bat speed at the plate that should get better as he adds strength. Nice foundation in player.

Evan Giordani LHP Bel Air 2020 – Short arm action from a high three quarter slot. Compact delivery with some tempo. Fastball shows some run up to 70 mph.

Will Glock RHP/SS Loyola Blakefield 2018  – Build up style delivery. Gets into lower half with leg kick into an almost drop n drive style. Gets lower half involved. Athletic arm action with fast arm speed. Fastball had later action on the pitch up to 87 mph, pitched more 83-86. Slider has short, late action on the pitch at 74 mph. Strong second pitch. More in tank as he is starting to fill out his frame and has room for more.

Brad Hock OF John Carroll 2018  – Projectable frame with room to add on. Shorter, level swing path at the plate with average bat speed. Should increase at he gets stronger.

PA Playmakers 17u

Max Anastasio C/1B Conestoga PA 2018 – Shows bat speed with uphill finish. Hits from a taller set up with hands shoulder height. Short load that opens up slightly to hitting position. Athletic frame. Shows some bat speed at plate, could free up hands more.

Logan Cattie RHP Malvern Prep PA 2019 – Projectable frame with some length. Quick compact delivery. Athletic arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Fastball has slight sink to the pitch up to 82 mph.  

Liam Dabagian LHP Malvern Prep 2019 - Shorter quick arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Shows nice pitch ability up to 79 mph on the mound. Up and down leg lift to down and out. Change has fade on the pitch with circle grip at 73 mph and near fastball arm speed. Showed nice command of the change and had no fear throwing it. Pitch got better life on it as game progressed. Gradual break on a 64 mph breaking ball. Interesting 2019 prospect that has more in the tank as he fills out his projectable athletic frame.

Owen Dougherty SS/RHP Kennett PA 2018 – Hits from a slightly stacked taller, open setup with high hands. Short load at the plate with a short swing at the plate. Projectable frame room to fill out. Interesting athlete. Pitches as well, up to 83 mph.

Alex Ei 1B/P Avon Grove PA 2018 – Hits from a taller, square set up with high hands. Leg kick load to hitting position. Shorter swing path with quick hands and average bat speed. Keeps hands inside. On the mound has a slower deliverate build up delivery to a drop n drive lower half. Longer arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Fastball has slight run up to 76 mph. Breaking ball has gradual break at 65 mph and 12/6 shape.

Owen Margolis IF/RHP Kennett HS (PA) 2018 – Short swing path at the plate, inside out swing path. Keeps hands inside ball well. Slap style hitter from a square set up. On the mound is a Submarine pitcher. Shows body control going to the plate. Fastball has run and sink to the pitch up to 74 mph. Quiet, athletic finish. Breaking ball has short 10/4 action on the pitch up to 64 mph.

Peter Murphy 3B Unionville PA 2018 – Level swing path with some bat speed at the plate. Frame with room to add strength to. Moved well at third base clean hands and exchange. Quick reactions.

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