On Deck Preview: Last Chance - Edition #1

Nathan Ocker
Deputy Director PA/NY

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

Event: Preseason ID: Last Chance (PA)

Date: March 04, 2023

Location: The Liberty Arena; Williamsport, PA

Status: 65% Full


ON Deck preview

Zach Black SS / 2B / Serra Catholic, PA / 2024

What to Expect:

An athletically built RHH with a simple line drive approach that uses all fields. Defensively expect a MIF that bounces to the ball and stays active through the fielding motion. 

What We'd Like to See:

Would like to see him add strength as well as speed and explosiveness. Those two things added into his line drive approach and defensive skill set will land him a potential top of the order bat at the next level. 



Harrison Moore 1B / 3B / State College, PA / 2026

What to Expect:

Physical build at 6'0" 195lbs has an aggressive uphill bat path. Looks to do damage at the plate with majority of his BP rounds filled with fly balls. The first baseman can field his position fairly well with accurate throws across the diamond.

 What We'd Like to See:

Adding a "shortened approach" at the plate will take away some of the holes that comes with an aggressive uphill swing path, this will result is better barrel control as well as more consistent hard contact.  



Chase Frantz 1B / 3B / Pope John Paul II, PA / 2025

What to Expect:

You can expect consistency at the plate with hard contact. The simple swing and approach finds the sweet spot and hard contact often. Posting a Low 90s EV. At 1st expect good footwork with a mid 70s arm strength.

What We'd Like to See:

Already with a powerful build at 6'1" 220lbs would love to see him utilize that size/power and getting more explosive. With added EV already with a consistent approach and repeatable swing, that could land him a middle of the order type bat. 






Brady Bendik RHP / 3B / State College Area, PA / 2023

Date Attended:

Feb. 06, 2021; 2023 Preseason All-State-South/Central


Showed well with a FB T86 with life through the zone. Brady's two-plane CB showed late depth with avg. -13" HM. Stayed stacked on his backside and exploded through release on all 3 of his pitches. 


Brady graduates from State College Area HS in the spring and has signed to play collegiate baseball at The United States Naval Academy.  






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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
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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 (65% Full) PA 03/04 The Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Rising Stars: East (55% Full) PA 03/11 Keystone State Sports / Manheim, PA