On Deck Preview: East Edition #2

Ted Williams
VP Scouting/Content

As we get closer to kicking off our Preseason ID tour across the keystone state, we'll highlight players who have a chance to make some noise.

Event: Preseason ID: East (PA)

Date: February 26, 2023

Location: In the Net Sports Complex; Palmyra, PA

Status: Sold Out


On deck preview

Austen Frye RHP / C / Downingtown West, PA / 2025

What to Expect: Long levers and a full arm-action with higher spin across the arsenal. Tacked on useful velocity in the offseason, which should catapult him into the mid-to-upper 80's & to the forefront of 'pens to watch at ID: East.

What We'd Like to See: There's still room to get on top of the curveball, allowing for more down action and consistent shape, though he commands it well. 

Video: 6/7/22, Summer Open: East

Owen Rozzi 3B / 1B / West Chester East, PA / 2026

What to Expect: Early acceleration off the backside with ability to extend on the ball at the front of the plate. Delivered a mature, pull-side approach during BP and worked up above 300 feet (308 ft. peak).

What We'd Like to See: Spraying contact more gap-to-gap will bring a balance to his approach and heighten exit velocities, as he stays better through impact.

Video: 6/21/22, Jr. PA State Games

Aaron Smearman RHP / OF / Altoona Area , PA / 2025

What to Expect: Wiry, twitchy two-way skillset with a live FB and spin rates pushing 2700 rpms. Likes to attack up in the zone M80's and pitch off of it to the bottom. Curveball has a real chance to be a wipeout offering, creating hard east/west bite. Competes.

What We'd Like to See: More repeatability to the arm-side. There were some timing inconsistencies last look, which effected zone rates on a few pitches. The "stuff" is off the charts.

Video: 2/11/22, Flood City Elite Scout Day


alumni accolades


Erick Almonte SS / 2B / Scotland Campus Sports, PA / 2022

Date Attended: 2/27/21, Preseason All-State East (11AM Session)

Performance: The fleet-footed switch-hitter caught the attention of our staff with a 6.81 60-yard dash and easy low-90's exit velocity. Could tell the feel for the game was there along with sneaky pop to the pull-side while working short-to-long.

Recent: Almonte is a Freshman at nationally ranked JUCO State College of Florida




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2023 Preseason ID: Central (65% Full) PA 02/11 The Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Northeast ProCase (Invite Only) PA 02/12 The Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Preseason ID: Southwest - Session 1 (SOLD OUT) PA 02/18 All American Fieldhouse / Monroeville, PA
2023 Preseason ID: Southwest - Session 2 (SOLD OUT) PA 02/18 All American Fieldhouse / Monroeville, PA
2023 Rising Stars: West (30% Full) PA 02/19 All American Fieldhouse / Monroeville, PA
2023 Preseason ID: East (SOLD OUT) PA 02/26 In the Net / Palmyra, PA
2023 Preseason ID: PA Last Chance (60% Full) PA 03/04 The Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Rising Stars: East (55% Full) PA 03/11 Keystone State Sports / Manheim, PA