Western PA Fall Review Highlights



By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting



The Western PA Fall Review took place yesterday at La Roche College in Pittsburgh. Following is a look at top in game performances as well as a look at a few prospects that shined during the showcase portion of the day. Complete statistical results on all prospects in attendance will be released in the coming week.

BLACK TEAM:

+ 2017 uncommitted outfielder Matt Privette (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) ran a 6.72 60-yard dash and showcased the ability to go get the baseball in center field highlighted by two sliding catches in game action.

+ A trio of right-handed pitchers stood out for the Black Team. Sevin Schoenweis (Moon Area, 2018) topped at 84 mph with three strikeouts in three innings of work. The 6-foot, 175-pounder also commanded a curveball, slider, changeup combination of complementary pitches. 2018 OF/RHP Andrew Funovits (Seneca Valley) flashed a solid two-way skill set running a 7.06 60-yard dash, registering 90 mph arm strength from the outfield and topped at 82 mph off the mound. 6-foot-3, 175-pound RHP Dylan Kingan displayed an advanced feel for four pitches and a solid knowledge of how to pitch in working three scoreless innings of baseball. Kingan faced the minimum while allowing just one ball to exit the infield.

+ A pair of 2019 catchers impressed for the Black Team displaying advanced defensive abilities and the potential to be quality right-handed hitters. Cameron Vozel (5-foot-9, 175-pounds, Seneca Valley) flashed a 2.14 in-game pop time in cutting down a would be base stealer and 72 mph arm strength from the crouch. Nathaniel Semanek (6-foot, 160-pounds, Bedford) ran a 7.02 60-yard dash, showcased 73 mph arm strength from the crouch and went 2-for-4 at the plate in game action.

+ 2018 OF Bo Haines (Ringgold) flashed a solid all-around skill set (6.71 60-yard dash, 95 mph bat exit velocity, 84 mph OF arm). The left-handed hitter, ranked No. 50 in the PA Class of 2018 demonstrated present pull-side power and drove a double to the right field wall during game action.

RED TEAM:

+ 2018 two-way prospect Travis Perry (Rocky Grove) flashed the skill set that led him to being part of the Team Pennsylvania roster this summer at the PBR Future Games. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound right-handed hitter launched multiple home runs during his round of batting practice and went deep over the 30 foot high left field fence in his first game at bat of the day. Perry ran a solid 7.16 60-yard dash, registered a 95 mph bat exit velocity and topped at 84 mph in three scoreless innings of work on the mound.

+ 2018 catcher Dylan Swarmer (Knoch) displayed solid receiving skills and advanced pitch calling abilities. The 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitter registered a 91 mph bat exit velocity and showcased a top pop time of 2.09 with 75 mph arm strength from the crouch.

+ A pair of uncommitted outfielders Nate Emerson (Franklin, 6.81) and Brian Farabaugh (North Hills, 6.78) showcased advanced foot speed and next level abilities. Emerson is a long strider capable of handling center field chores moving forward. Farabaugh flashed a 93 mph bat exit velocity and capable corner outfield skills defensively.

+ Uncommitted 2017 LHP Mike Crawford sat 80-82 with arm-side run to his fastball and command of both sides of the plate. The lefty also flashed a 72 mph curveball with two-plane break with seven strikeouts in three innings of work. 

+ A pair of 2018 middle infielders Trey Zeroski (West Allegheny) and Justin Hamm (North Allegheny) stood out with solid defensive skills. Both are currently a bit undersized but show fluid actions with the ability to play through the baseball.