Prep Baseball Report

Western PA Top Prospect Games Preview: Blue Team



By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania/West Virginia Director of Scouting

1965

The 2016 Western PA Top Prospect Games will take place on June 14 and 15 at Seton Hill University. The Top Prospect Games have become the premier event of the summer for aspiring college prospects statewide and continue to grow in popularity every year.

For the first time in five years the Top Prospect Games will be divided into two events at two locations for the summer of 2016. The Eastern PA Top Prospect Games will follow the Western PA event on July 19 and 20 at La Salle University.

To view rosters from previous four years and the 202 college commitments that have been made by prospects in attendance click on the following links.

2015 PA Top Prospect Games (33 commitments)
2014 PA Top Prospect Games (66 commitments)
2013 PA Top Prospect Games (72 commitments)
2012 PA Top Prospect Games (31 commitments)

Today we continue a series of articles previewing the rosters of each of the six teams that will participate over the course of two days. A total of six nine inning games will be played with each team playing one game per day.

SCHEDULE:

June 14:
9:00am  Red Team vs. Black Team
1:00pm  White Team vs. Blue Team
5:00pm  Grey Team vs. Gold Team

June 15: 
9:00am  Red Team vs. White Team
1:00pm  Black Team vs. Grey Team
5:00pm  Blue Team vs. Gold Team

* Players report 90 minutes prior to game time each day
* Live batting practice prior to each game on June 14
* Defensive evaluations & 60-yard dash prior to each game on June 15

BLUE TEAM

Blue Team
Position
Class
Nolan Martino
RHP - 6/14
2017
Josh Kirwin
RHP - 6/15
2017
Trey Weaver
1B
2017
Morgan Bell
SS/2B
2017
Tyler Bywalski
SS/RHP
2018
Kyle Shingledecker
SS/2B
2017
Chris Bailey
C/RHP
2017
Vinny Mastrangelo
C/1B
2019
Tommy Camino
OF/3B
2018
Justice Muszynski
LHP/OF
2017
Connor Rakow
OF/RHP
2019
Nate Emerson
OF
2017
Nathaniel Mellott
OF
2017
Hunter Treece
RHP - 6/15
2017
Zach Rohaley
RHP - 6/14
2018
Roger Roettger
3B/RHP
2018

* Blue denotes West Virginia prospect

The Blue Team is made up of 16 prospects largely from District VII and District X including four pitcher onlys highlighted by 2018 right-hander Zach Rohaley (Canon-McMillan), a six game winner this spring.

The roster also includes a pair of 2019 prospects in C/1B Vinny Mastrangelo (Beaver Area) and OF/RHP Connor Rakow (Franklin) that made significant impacts at the varsity level as freshmen this spring.

Junior C/RHP Chris Bailey is the lone West Virginia prospect on the Blue Team roster. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitter is currently ranked No. 11 in the WV Class of 2017. Bailey played a significant role in Chapmanville Regional's run to the state semifinals as a freshman and to the state finals the following season.

Others to Watch:

2017 SS/2B Kyle Shingledecker (Grove City) - 5-foot-11, 160-pound middle infielder has shown solid defensive instincts and above average barrel whip (86 mph).

2017 OF Nate Emerson (Franklin) - 6-foot, 150-pound right-handed hitter had a big year this spring hitting .412 with 35 hits and 26 runs scored. 6.91 runner had a solid showing last summer at the PA Underclass Games.

Connor RakowKyle ShingledeckerNate Emerson

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