Prep Baseball Report

PA/WV: Top Infield Performances of the Summer

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

With the completion of the West Virginia Top Prospect Games last week the summer schedule of events in Pennsylvania and West Virginia have drawn to a close. In preparation for the start of the Fall College Prospect Program in September we now look back on some of the top performances of the summer.

Today we take a look at the top infield performances of the summer at a PBR event.

  2016 3B/SS Connor Hood (Susquehannock, PA)

Hood showcased the skill set at the PA Top Prospect Games that currently has him ranked No. 11 in the PA Class of 2016. The 6-foot, 165-pound right-handed hitter topped all corner infielders with a 6.91 60-yard dash. He showcased fluid actions at 3B with good range and the ability to make plays on the move with an 85 mph arm across the diamond. The right-handed hitter displayed a balanced swing from a square stance with a high hands load. Hood displayed an 88 mph bat exit velocity and the ability to drive the baseball with regularity during his round of batting practice. The junior went 1-for-6 with a double off an upper 80s fastball in game play.

#2  2016 SS/RHP Danny Long (East Pennsboro, PA)

Long was not only the top middle infield prospect, but the top overall prospect in attendance at the PA Underclass Games. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound junior is likely to be a 3B at the next level, but flashed the athleticism and arm strength (83 mph) to man the shortstop position until his physical frame dictates a move. Long ran a 6.87 60-yard dash and flashed serious pop in his bat during batting practice from a square stance. Long gets to extension repeatedly and the ball jumps off his barrel as evidenced by his 90 mph bat exit velocity. Long rounded out his impressive two day performance by sitting 86-87 from a high 3/4 arm slot. His 11/5 breaking curveball showed tight rotation at 76 mph and Long attacked the strike zone early in the count.

#3  2015 3B/RHP Eric Petroski (Father Judge, PA)

Petroski showcased a big arm (88 mph) across the diamond and on the mound sitting 84-88 at the PA Top Prospect Games. The 6-foot, 185-pound uncommitted senior has a physical frame and very quick hands at the plate (94 mph bat exit velocity). The right-hander hits from a square stance with a lift and replace stride foot. He went 1-for-5 in game play with a double over two days of game action. Petroski ran a solid 7.09 60-yard dash and showed good feet at 3B with the ability to play the baseball on the move.

#4  2015 SS/3B Grayson Miller (East Pennsboro, PA)

Miller took one of the most impressive rounds of batting practice at the PA Top Prospect Games displaying a 95 mph bat exit velocity and excellent barrel whip. The right-handed hitter drove baseballs to the pull side and the ball jumped off his barrel from a square stance.Miller showed good feet (6.98 60-yard dash) and an 81 mph arm across the diamond. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder is likely to make a defensive move at the next level to a corner infield or outfield position and showcased the arm strength to be able to do so. Miller has since committed to Millersville University.

#5  2015 2B/3B Joe Campagna (Blackhawk, PA)

Campagna missed day one activities at the PA Top Prospect Games, but made the most of his day two opportunity by going 2-for-3 with an opposite field home run in game action. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound right-handed hitter has a physical build and a quiet approach at the plate with a strong lower half that creates barrel whip. Campagna has displayed capable actions at 2B and the athleticism that would allow him to play a corner outfield spot or make the slide to 3B at the next level.

#6  2015 2B/SS Ty Reginelli (Mars Area, PA)

Reginelli showcased a 90 mph bat exit velocity at the PA Top Prospect Games with a high hands load and looseness to his swing. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound uncommitted senior barreled everything in batting practice and in game play over two days including two hits, three line drive outs and a walk in six plate appearances. Reginelli ran a 7.27 60-yard dash and showed plenty of arm strength (85 mph) to play on both sides of the infield.

#7  2016 3B/RHP Eddie Flores (Nitro, WV)

Flores earned MVP honors for the Red Team at the WV Top Prospect Games following an impressive showing on the mound and a 2-for-5 performance at the plate over two days. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound junior displayed an 81 mph arm across the diamond and a 91 mph bat exit velocity. The right-handed hitter showcased loose hands and a strong lower half from a square stance in barreling the baseball routinely during batting practice. Flores creates significant barrel whip and the ball jumps off his bat regularly. The righty worked three innings on the mound over two days displaying command of three pitches with repeatable mechanics. Flores sat 83-85 with his four seam fastball and has a hard biting 76 mph curveball in his arsenal that at times buckled hitters.

#8  2016 SS/3B Corbin Kessler (Seneca Valley, PA)

Kessler is a 6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitter with a fluid swing and loose hands. The junior starts from a square stance and displayed the ability to square the baseball routinely with a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Kessler went 3-for-6 in game play at the PA Top Prospect Games and ran a 6.74 60-yard dash. He also participated in the PBR Future Games for Team Pennsylvania as a middle infielder, but displays the athleticism and foot speed to make the move to the outfield if called upon at the next level.

#9  201s SS/2B Nate Fassnacht (Ephrata, PA) 

Fassnacht's hard work has placed him in conversations relating to the top middle infielders in the state in the Class of 2016. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound SS/2B flashed an 86 mph arm across the diamond and displayed much improved feet (6.97 60-yard dash) at the PA Top Prospect Games. The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and strides to closed. Fassnacht showcased an 85 mph bat exit velocity and turned heads with a barreled fly ball that was caught near the 400' sign in dead center field.

#10  2015 3B/RHP Richard Miller (Canisius, NY)

Miller impressed with the top bat exit velocity at the PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle at 93 mph. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound left-handed hitter showcased an explosive lower half from a square stance and legitimate power potential. Miller went 3-for-9 with a double in game action while showing the ability to make consistent hard contact. The uncommitted senior ran a solid 7.29 60-yard dash and displayed an 81 mph arm across the diamond while playing through the baseball. Miller created a buzz among scouts in attendance and is likely to draw considerable interest over the coming months.

Complete run down of Summer Infield performances