Preseason All-State Showcase: Previewing the Catchers

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The Preseason All-State Showcase is set for February 15 and 16 at the B2B Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA. The event serves as the end of the indoor events schedule and an opportunity for the top prospects in the state to showcase their skills one last time prior to the start of high school baseball practices in early March. As we draw closer to the event we will preview some of the top prospects on the roster by position.

the catchers

This year's Preseason All-State Showcase has been expanded to a two-day event to better serve the number of talented prospects looking to participate. Day Two will showcase 32 catchers and 49 pitchers. The group of catchers that will be assembled is deep in talent.

Willie BurgerThe PA Class of 2015 has already seen 23 of the top 27 ranked prospects make Division I commitments. Among the top ranked and uncommitted prospects in the class, C/3B Willie Burger (Lancaster Catholic) will highlight the group of catchers in attendance, but will have plenty of company.

Joining Burger (No. 7 in the PA Class of 2015) will be Kurt Latocha (No. 8 in the WV Class of 2015), Travis Renner (No. 11 in the WV Class of 2014), Nick Dunn (No. 48 in the PA Class of 2015) and Jonny Smith (No. 63 in the PA Class of 2015). The talented field of backstops is a who's who list of prospects ranked in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and should provide for an interesting battle for positions in the respective state rankings.

Preseason All-State Showcase details

Day One Roster / Day One Itinerary / Day Two Roster / Day Two Itinerary / Master Check-in Times (Both Days)

Inside Look

We have begun to take a look at the rosters for both days, highlighting some of the top prospects scheduled to appear. We will continue this process throughout the week until all positions have been covered.

Middle Infielders
Corner Infielders  
Pitchers (2/9/14)
Unsigned Seniors (2/10/14)

Roster of Catchers

Danny Blugis PA Schuylkill Haven 2015 C  
Willie Burger PA Lancaster Catholic 2015 C  
Ben Burman PA Episcopal Academy 2015 C  
Ben Carter PA Wyomissing Area 2015 C  
Adam Celidonia PA Montour High School 2016 C  
Andrew Coleman PA West Chester Rustin 2015 C  
Tim DiLoreto PA Christopher Dock Mennonite 2016 C  
Eric Duerr PA Sanford School 2015 C  
Nick Dunn PA Shikellamy 2015 C  
Ryan Ernst PA Central Bucks East 2015 C  
Quinn Fulton PA Cumberland Valley 2015 C  
Ryan Guckin PA Avon Grove 2016 C  
Connor Hinchliffe PA Pottsville Area 2015 C  
Joseph Kroeger PA Central York 2016 C  
Kurt Latocha WV Clay-Battelle 2015 C  
Mason McKinley PA Garden Spot 2016 C  
Michael Melady PA Springside-Chestnut Hill 2015 C  
Connor Moffatt WV George Washington 2015 C  
Austin Morgan PA Episcopal Academy 2015 C  
Dylan Morrissette PA Souderton Area 2015 C  
Jake Pae PA Susquehanna Township 2016 C  
Garrett Palmeri PA Comsewogue 2014 C  
Dutch Reardon PA Plymouth Whitemarsh 2016 C  
Travis Renner WV University 2014 C  
Shawn Shaner JR PA Kittanning 2014 C  
Jeff Shanfeldt PA Garnet Valley 2015 C  
Zack Skatell PA Greensburg Central Catholic 2016 C  
Conor Smith PA Easton Area 2015 C  
Jonny Smith PA Red Lion Area 2015 C  
Justin Smith PA Warwick 2016 C  
David Straub PA Souderton 2015 C  
Jeremy Sultzaberger PA Susquenita 2015 C

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