Prep Baseball Report

PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle: Day One Highlights

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting 

Embedded image permalink

A number of prospects had impressive performances on the first day of the 2015 PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. Day two action today will culminate with defensive evaluations and two more nine inning games. Following is a brief look at some of the top performances from Day One action.

Embedded image permalink+ 2017 1B Jake Trautman (Pittsburgh Central Catholic - pictured right) impressed with the top bat exit velocity on the day (97 mph) and a solid round of batting practice that included a deep home run to right field on his final swing. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound left-handed hitter proceeded to belt a home run to right field in his first at bat in game action.

+ Uncommitted senior SS/OF Nico Popa (Seton-La Salle Catholic) registered a blazing 6.50 60-yard dash to top all prospects in attendance and flashed his athleticism with an 87 mph bat exit velocity.

+ 2017 Nick Stoner (Elizabethtown) showed that he is making steady progress from an injury that cut his high school season short. The 6-foot, 160-pound righty topped at 86 mph from the mound and flashed signs of more to come from a deliberate delivery with a loose arm action.

+ Uncommitted senior outfielder Alex Peterson (North Penn) displayed a well rounded skill set. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound left-handed hitter ran a 6.97 60-yard dash and barreled the baseball with a fluid, line drive swing in all three at bats, including two singles.

+ Uncommitted senior MIF Jimmy Farrow (Avon Grove), went 2-for-3 in game action with a double following a solid round of batting practice. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitter also registered an 87 mph bat exit velocity.

+ 2017 IF Brock Kauffman flashed a 90 mph bat exit velocity and the ability to play multiple infield position. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitter went 2-for-3 with a double in game action.

Day Two Schedule:

8:00am    Grey/Blue Teams - Defensive Evaluations
9:00am    Grey Team vs. Blue Team (9-inning game)
12:00pm  Red/White Teams - Defensive Evaluations
1:00pm    Red Team vs. White Team (9-inning game)

* Players report 90 minutes prior to game  

upcoming Schedule of events:

Showcase State Date Location
2015 PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle (INVITE ONLY) MD Jul 21-22 Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD)
PBR Future Games Powered by Under Armour (Pennsylvania Invite Only) IN Jul 30-Aug 1 Grand Park, Westfield, IN
2015 WV Top Prospect Games (INVITE ONLY) WV Aug 8-9 YMCA Kennedy Center Field (Huntington, WV)

2015 Eastern PA Fall Review PA   Sep 13 Widener University (Philadelphia, PA)
2015 Western PA Fall Review  PA   Sep 20 La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)