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PBR Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships 16U/15U Scout Notes Part II



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Today is our second edition of the breakdown on players from the 16U/15U bracket of the Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships that occurred last week. 

Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships 16U/15U Part II

Sullivan Holmes RHP Liberty Christian 2022

Long projectable frame with room to add strength. Was very interesting arm on the mound for Fielder's Choice. Lacked feel for the zone during his outing, but has the makeup to be one of the better uncommitted arms in the state. Average balance point and gets going down the mound with slight elevation in the shoulders and lands slightly closed. Was more efficient from the windup, as he gets out quick from the stretch and falls off at landing causing some control issues from the stretch. Fastball played mainly to the glove side at 83-86 mph and touched 88 once. Breaking ball displayed below average feel and 11/5 shape at 67-68 mph. Arm speed and intent on a 79 mph changeup.

Dillon Stowers CIF/RHP Liberty Christian 2022

Strong physical frame with some two-way potential. Had some loud barrels during the tournament, mainly to the opposite field gap. Likes to get hands extended and displays power potential to all fields. Adequate defender at third base, but if he is going to play positionally at the next level it will be at first.

Stevie Donches OF/SS Woodgrove 2022

Athletic frame with some twitch. Had a solid tournament with a few multi hit games. Quiet hand load and short to contact with some pull side line drive tendency. Is an above average runner and instinctive on the bases. Above average defender with solid lateral range and above average arm strength across. Will be an intriguing athlete to follow.

Ethan Burgreen 2B/RHP 2022 Millbrook

Athletic, projectable middle infielder with smooth hands and quick footwork in the field. Strong, compact swing with a solid middle to oppo line drive approach. Worked a couple walks and drove a double into the right center gap during the game vs Virginia Venom.

Brendan Markowski RHP 2021 Woodgrove

Strong, athletic body type on the mound. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with arm-side run on his fastball. Short, quick arm speed with tight slider that had downward tilt. Three pitch mix with fastball sitting 73-75 mph, Curveball 65-66 mph, and Slider sitting 71-72 mph.

Justin Smith OF Walsingham 2023 

Athletic frame with projection left to it. Simple efficient swing at the plate with some power potential to the pull side. Attacks contact out front and looks to do damage. Profiles as corner outfielder with above average arm strength.

Donnie Evans OF Walsingham 2022 

Balanced approach at the plate with fluid hand load. Quiet head to contact and swing has slight uphill tilt. Flashes doubles power at the plate and is an above average runner. Arm strength to play either corner and capable defender at all three outfield positions.

Kevin Cole RHP/SS Lafayette 2022

Compact athletic frame with normal effort delivery on the mound. Short quick arm circle from a three-quarter arm slot. Was in control throughout his outing. Fastball worked to both sides of the plate, but had a really good feel to his glove side. The fastball sat at 75-77 mph. The curveball had bigger 11/5 shape at 66-67 mph and was able to throw it for strikes consistently. Pounded the zone with two pitches and forced action early.

Evan Roach RHP St. Joseph's Catholic 2022

Athletic frame. Worked quick with a side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance position. Attacks the zone with good control. Shorter arm action throwing over the top. Struck out four in four innings of work. Fastball sat 78-81 and touched 82 mph. Breaking ball had short 11/5 break at 68 mph and change-up was 75 mph. Offensively, hits from an open stance at the plate with a toe-tap load. Short to the ball with quick hands and bat speed. Uses the whole field and showed a level swing path and gap-to-gap line drive approach.

Dylan Lawler 1B York Tech 2022

Strong, physical frame. Hits from the left side and went 1-for-2 on the day with an RBI single lined through the left side in game one of the tournament. Stayed on the ball well with a short quick stroke.

Connor Bartlett RHP Poly Tech 2022

Strong, solid frame. Throws from a tough lower three-quarter slot and creates quick arm speed through release. Works downhill and gets over the front side well with some lower half drive off the rubber. Fastball sat 75-78 mph and slider showed 11/5 and 10/4 shape at 72 mph.

Jack Synder RHP/CIF Bel Air 2022

Big, solid frame body type. Sat in the middle of the FTB line-up all week barrelling up a ton of balls. Showed rhythm in the box and uses a small leg kick load. Stays behind the ball well creates quick bat speed through the zone. Uses the whole field with present strength and power.

Henry Foster RHP/CIF Deerfield Academy 2022

Long, lanky, projectable frame. Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, compact balance position. Smooth kick-out stride down the mound. Creates some arm speed through release throwing with easy effort from a low to mid three-quarter slot. Fastball showed slight arm-side run at 75-76 mph. Showed some pop in the bat offensively with a small leg kick load and slightly uphill swing path.

Ryan Childress OF C. Milton Wright 2022

Athletic frame. Quiet, minimal load and stride. Stays really short to the ball with quick hands and bat speed. Gap-to-gap line drive approach with some pop and level swing path. Aggressive on the bases and showed above average speed.

Jessie Jaconski 3B Plymouth White Marsh 2022

Strong, athletic, highly projectable frame. Fluid actions at third with quick, active feet and a strong arm. Rangy to the glove side with consistent clean exchanges and accurate throws. Rhythmic type load with quiet actions and a strong swing at the dish with power evident to all fields. Consistent loud contact with quick hands and fast bat speed. Strong lower half, ball jumps off the barrel.

Ryan Kearney OF Monsignor Bonner 2022

Strong, athletic, projectable frame. Rangy, quick outfielder with a strong arm and quick, active feet. Strong, fluid swing from the left side with power evident to the pull side. Quick hands and fast bat speed through the zone with feel for the barrel. Middle to pull side line drive approach with strength and power present, with more projected as his body continues to fill out.

Brian Gallagher RHP West Deptford 2021

Athletic frame. Pounded the zone with good control. Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to balance. Loose arm action throwing from a mid 3/4 slot with easy effort. Smooth stride down the mound landing slightly closed to the plate. Fastball sat 76-79 mph with some arm-side run. Breaking ball ranged 63-68 mph with tight 11/5 shape and change-up was 63-65 mph. Offensively stays on the ball well with a short, quick stroke.

Joey Gale OF Archbishop Wood 2023 (Rutgers)

Strong, athletic frame. Squared up a ton of balls throughout the tournament. Consistent loud contact and great feel for the barrel. Strength and power present at this dish. Quick hands and bat speed through the zone. Slightly uphill swing path.

Roman Tozzi LHP/OF Archbishop Carroll 2022

Strong, athletic frame. Competes hard on the mound and challenges hitters. Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a tall balance point. Smooth stride down the mound with clean hand separation. Athletic arm throwing from a high three-quarter arm slot with quick arm speed. Fastball sat 77-79 mph and breaking ball showed big 11/5 shape at 67-68 mph.

Joey Demucci C Monsignor Bonner 2022 (PA)

Athletic, projectable frame. Consistent behind the dish. Receives and blocks well. Present arm strength. Homered in game one to left field and played pepper with the fence throughout the tournament. Stays short to the ball with a more level swing path. Generates quick bat speed through the zone with a strong lower half. Nice feel for the barrel.