PBR Tournaments: Maryland Open, Preview

By Andy Sroka
Managing Editor, Scouting

This weekend, the PBR Maryland staff is headed back to Salisbury to kick off the summer tournament season at the PBRT Maryland Open, coverage begins Friday, June 2, and concludes Sunday, June 4. There are 34 teams total headed toward Henry S. Parker Complex this weekend, separated by an upperclass and an underclass division.

With the help of PBR Maryland Scouting Director, Jamie Naill, we’ll be previewing some of the names-to-know ahead of this early June event.

See Jamie and Maryland and Virginia Director Jerry Shank's discussion of the event on this week's episode of Crabcakes & Baseball below:




Nathan Barnes RHP / 1B / Arcadia, VA / 2024

Barnes is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound two-way player ranked inside the top-125 of Virginia’s Class of 2024. His size is obviously a tremendous asset, as he uses it to leverage both right-handed bat strength and mid- to upper-80s velocity on the mound, as highlighted following his performance at late February’s East Coast Royals’ Scout Day.


Noah Burroughs RHP / MIF / Sussex Central, De / 2024

A top-50-ranked prospect on PBR Mid-Atlantic’s ‘24 board, Burroughs is an interesting, athletic two-way player from Sussex Central. He’s an athletic, competitive mid-80s right-hander with feel over a three-pitch mix, quick arm, and he profiles similarly from the right-handed box, as in he’s a tough at-bat with an athletic swing that he uses the entire field with.

Lukas Loring RHP / INF / Stephen Decatur, MD / 2024

Another two-way prospect on this list, Loring has begun to particularly separate himself on the mound this spring, where he scraped 90 mph for Decatur in front of our PBR Maryland colleagues. Listed at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, Loring works with some effort from a long draw and circle to release, but he gets on top of a carry four-seam fastball that gets on hitters quickly through the zone. Its life and ride makes it a weapon all on its own, and he lived in the 85-87 mph range during an April start, and ticked up to 87-90 over the course of two different late May outings. He can spin an above-average breaking ball with depth, 68-71 mph, and he also hit clean-up for his high school this spring, too.

Bryce Mitchell SS / RHP / Damascus, MD / 2024

Damascus’ 6-foot, 180-pound ace was one of the most effective pitchers in the division this spring, named most valuable pitcher in Montgomery County 3A/2A just recently. He’s an athlete with a quick arm and a carry fastball, 85-86 mph, and he can spin a tight sweeping slider, 72-75, that spins in the 2,500-plus rpm range, and the changeup, 80-81, is a useful third pitch.


John Wayman OF / Walt Whitman, MD / 2024

Athleticism and barrel skills highlight Wayman's prospect profile. He's ranked inside PBR Mid-Atlantic’s top-50 within its incoming senior class, and for good reason. From a simple swing and a flatter bat path, Wayman makes routine on-the-barrel, line-drive contact effectively, and he shows burst out of the right-handed box. He's a prominent uncommitted athlete to know in Maryland headed to this weekend's tournament.


Lextyn Wescott 3B / SS / Cape Henlopen, DE / 2024

Westcott has an enticing 6-foot-2, 185-pound stature that he moves athletically within, and it promotes one of the higher ceilings of prospect headed to Salisbury this weekend. His build is one that should support quality muscle without sacrificing some of the twitch and athleticism he brings to the diamond, especially on offense. Westcott has a quick, athletic right-handed swing that would especially benefit from strength gain as mentioned previously, as he's already capable of noteworthy EVs, recorded at a max of 92.9 mph this past February. Similarly, he has projectable arm strength for the left side of the infield, coupled with smooth glovework and soft hands. He's a multi-sport athlete who powered one of the top lineups in Delaware all spring.



+ Jason Cunha, C/1B, Chambersburg HS (PA), 2024
James Tassone, C, Smyrna HS (DE), 2024


Sean Ely Jr LHP / OF / Sussex Technical, DE / 2025

Ely has two-way intrigue, but the 5-foot-7, 145-pound prospect looks particularly interesting as a left-handed spark near the top of a lineup, like he has been for Sussex Tech this spring. He hits low-lying liners to all fields, and makes louder impact than you might initially expect for a player his size. This isn’t to say that he’s not of interest on the mound, either, where the southpaw has a short, quick, clean arm action with athleticism throughout the delivery. He’s a low-80s type with a hard-running fastball and a swing-and-miss circle change, and he’s flashed the ability to spin a sharp slider, too.


Ryder Keidel RHP / Delmar, DE / 2025

From Delmar, Keidel landed inside the top-70 overall within PBR Mid-Atlantic’s most recent ‘25 rankings update. The 6-foot, 200-pound works closed down the mound, and hides the ball well aided by a short draw that he slings from a high ¾ slot, with arm speed, that runs hard arm-side in the 81-83 mph range. He spins an above-average sweeping slider that plays effectively alongside the fastball, showcased at February’s East Coast Royals’ Scout Day, facilitated by PBR Maryland. The changeup features fastball-like arm speed and action that make it, arguably, his go-to secondary.


Jase Mitchell C / 3B / Cape Henlopen, DE / 2025

As one of the top ‘25 backstops in the state, according to PBR Mid-Atlantic’s most recent Class of ‘25 rankings update, Mitchell has been steadily rising up through his state’s rankings ever since he first landed on the board. From February’s East Coast Royals Scout Day, hosted by PBR Maryland, Mitchell recorded a max EV over 95 mph from the left side, at an average of 86.0 mph. He’s also an advanced receiver at catcher, and he’s equipped with strong catch-and-throw traits, with arm strength measured at 78 mph back in February.


Jordan Regulski RHP / North Dorchester, MD / 2025

This weekend will be the opportune time to check in, again, on one of PBR Maryland’s top-ranked ‘25s: 6-foot-3, 155-pound right-hander Jordan Regulski. The lanky righty will transition into summer ball with 5 Star Select South following a successful spring season with his high school, North Dorchester, where our Maryland colleagues got a first-hand look earlier this month. In that outing, Regulski K’d 10 batters across six shutout innings, sitting 87-89 mph, touching 90 a couple times. The offspeed is a work in progress, but Regulski’s stature and arm strength have molded him into one of the top follows in the region, and one of the most talented incoming juniors headed to Salisbury this weekend. 



+ Jake Lokos, MIF, Damascus HS (MD), 2025
+ Koby Shockley, OF/LHP, Laurel HS (DE), 2025
+ Chase Snavely, OF/RHP, Delaware Military Academy, 2025


Osiah Kelley RHP / INF / Sussex Central, DE / 2026

A teammate of the aforementioned ‘24 Noah Burroughs, Osiah Kelley just wrapped up his spring season for Sussex Central, where PBR Maryland was able to see him most recently, just a month back. In that outing, the 6-foot, 160-pound athlete worked at an effortless and athletic 83-86 mph, touching 87, on a carry four-seam fastball that’s ticked way up since his performance at the mid-February Maryland Preseason All-State. Kelley separates himself from his incoming sophomore peers with his advanced feel for four pitches. He knows how to spin a breaking ball and his feel for a swing-and-miss changeup is already excellent. Kelley’s grasp over his arsenal has evolved him into the top-ranked uncommitted ‘26 in the state.



+ Jeremy Drago Jr., LHP/1B, Dover HS (DE), 2026
+ James Ortiz, INF/RHP, North Hagerstown (MD), 2026


Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4 @ Henry S. Parker Complex, Salisbury, MD

+ Scouting: @PBRMaryland | @jerry_shank (PBR Maryland/Virginia Executive Dir.) | @JNaill8 (PBR Maryland Scouting Dir.)


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