PA Underclass Games: Outfield Analysis



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The summer rush of PBR events in Pennsylvania and West Virginia kicked into high gear over the past two weeks with the PA Top Prospect Games (June 17-18), Shenandoah Valley College Prospect Showcase (June 23) and the PA Underclass Games (June 24-25) offering college coaches a glimpse at some 175 prospects in a short period of time.

Over the course of the past week we have been analyzing the prospects that performed by position. Today we wrap up coverage by taking a look at the outfielders that participated in the PA Underclass Games.

PA Underclass Games: outfielders


Top Prospect

Julian BuryOF Julian Bury (Cedar Cliff), 2016

Bury put together a very solid sophomore season at Cedar Cliff HS hitting .293 with 15 runs scored and 14 RBI. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed hitter barreled everything over two days of game play and also showed his ability to handle the bat by dropping down a bunt base hit. Bury hits from a slightly open stance with a high hands load. He displayed a bat exit velocity of 84 mph and the ability to use all fields. Bury takes good routes to the baseball in the outfield and has the ability to cover an above average amount of territory. The junior showcased a strong, accurate 84 mph arm and ran a 7.21 60-yard dash.


Best of the Rest (alphabetical)

OF Nick Amey (Emmaus), 2017

Amey is a 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitter that displayed very quick hands out of a square stance. He barreled the baseball routinely with no stride during batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Amey ran a 7.48 60-yard dash and showed athletic actions in the outfield with a 77 mph arm.

OF/RHP Jordan Art (Lakeland), 2017

Art went 2-for-7 in game action while barreling the baseball in several other at bats. The 5-foot-11, 145-pound right-handed hitter has loose hands and good tempo to his swing mechanics from a slightly open stance. Art displayed a 73 mph arm from the outfield and pounded the strike zone with a fastball in the low 70s during his time on the mound.

OF Brian Farabaugh (North Hills), 2017

Farabaugh is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed hitter that utilizes a leg lift stride and good balance to his swing to create a bat exit velocity of 86 mph. The sophomore went 2-for-6 during game action over two days while running a 7.07 60-yard dash. Farabaugh showed athletic actions in the outfield and a 77 mph arm.

OF Drew Newcomb (Lewisburg Area), 2015

Newcomb went 3-for-6 with a sacrifice fly over two days of game action. Two of the 6-foot, 170-pound right-handed hitter's singles were of the infield variety. Newcomb ran a 7.04 60-yard dash and displayed above average arm strength (85 mph) from his outfield position. The uncommitted junior entered the Class of 2015 rankings as a result of his play at the Top Prospect and Underclass Games in back-to-back weeks.

OF Aidan Plants (Montoursville), 2016

Plants was impressive in game play going 4-for-7 at the plate over two days. The 5-foot-7, 175-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and uses a strong lower half to create a 77 mph bat exit velocity. Plants showed capable actions defensively in the outfield with a solid 80 mph arm.

OF Ben Rhoades (Lampeter-Strasburg), 2016

Rhoades is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed hitter that went 3-for-3 with two triples during game action on day one. The junior swings from a slightly open stance with a bit of an arm bar, but displayed the ability to barrel the baseball routinely during batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Rhoades ran a 7.71 60-yard dash and showcased a 75 mph arm from his outfield position.

OF/RHP Sam Rosevear (Lewisburg Area), 2017

Rosevear went 1-for-3 with a triple during game action on day one of the event. The 6-foot, 155-pound right-handed hitter starts from an open stance and strides closed. He barreled the baseball routinely in his round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 74 mph. Rosevear ran 7.40 60-yard dash showcased a 74 mph arm from his outfield position. The righty sat 75-76 with some arm side run during his time on the mound.

OF Sam Siminitus (Pottsville Area), 2018

Siminitus displayed a short swing path from a square stance during batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound freshman has a tendency to cut his swing short of extension, but showed the ability to barrel the baseball routinely during batting practice. Siminitus ran a very solid 7.05 60-yard dash and showed developing arm strength of 72 mph from his outfield position.


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