Team Pennsylvania Future Games Spotilght: Outfielders



 

By Greg Williams

Pennsylvania Director of Scouting 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Pennsylvania will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Pennsylvania at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view the History of Team Pennsylvania at the PBR Future Games, click here.

Team Pennsylvania Spotlight: Michael Geesaman, OF

Michael GeesamanName: Michael Geesaman
Position: OF
Class: 2017
State Ranking: 38
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 170-pounds
High School: Lower Dauphin
Summer Team(s): Harrisburg Jr. Senators

Most Recent Showcase/In-Game Performance: 
Date: 6/17/15

Scouting Report: 
5-foot-11, 170-pound left-handed hitter. Starts from slightly open stance with relaxed set-up, rocks weight to backside, and strides to slightly closed. Hides hands in load and creates armbar, both of which add some length to his path, but hands have some looseness. Got self out by chasing pitches up out of the zone in game action. Moved well defensively and showcased solid, 87-mph arm strength in workout, using accurate, one-hop throws with low trajectory.

Team Pennsylvania Spotlight: Charlie Varriano, 3B/OF

Charlie VarrianoName: Charlie Varriano
Position: 3B/OF
Class: 2017
State Ranking: 35
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 195-pounds
High School: Hempfield Area
Summer Team(s): Team All-American / Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs

Most Recent Showcase/In-Game Performance: 

Scouting Report: 
5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitter. Hit from slightly closed stance with short stride and high back elbow. Balanced swing with good bat speed, hands work and head stays very still. Posted an in-game 4.47 home-to-1B time. Showcased 90-mph exit velocity and 82-mph arm strength during workout. Moved well defensively, showing a soft glovehand and good range to the line.

Varriano will see action as a primary outfielder during the course of the Future Games.  

Additional outfield prospects

A total of four members of Team Pennsylvania will see time in the outfield as a secondary position. 2017 LHP/OF Curtis Robison and 2017 LHP/OF Zach Kokoska have already been covered in our preview of the left-handed pitchers on the roster. 2017 C/OF Jack Pogyor was covered in our preview of catchers on the roster. 2017 MIF/OF Kris Kremer will be previewed in tomorrow's look at Team Pennsylvania infielders. 

2015 PBR Future Games: Team pennsylvania

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Liam Bendo PA Garnet Valley 2017 SS
Brendan Cellucci PA William Penn Charter 2017 LHP
Bryce Cunningham PA Springside Chestnut Hill 2018 SS
Dylan Everly PA Episcopal Academy 2017 C
Michael Geesaman PA Lower Dauphin 2017 OF
Brandon Knarr PA Eastern York 2017 LHP
Zach Kokoska PA Greater Latrobe 2017 LHP
Kris Kremer PA Hershey 2017 SS
Scott Leitholf PA Northern York 2017 RHP
Cade Negley PA Butler Area 2017 RHP
Jack Pogyor PA La Salle 2017 C
Curtis Robison PA Northern York 2017 LHP
Pete Vaccaro PA Oley Valley 2017 SS
Charlie Varriano PA Hempfield Area 2017 3B
Kyle Virbitsky PA Episcopal Academy 2017 RHP


Additional PA News 

 2015 Eastern PA Fall ReviewWestern PA Fall Review 2015