Prep Baseball Report

Highlights From 2015 Pre-Season Showcases

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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

In February of 2015, Prep Baseball Report VA/DC ran a pair of pre-season events, the Preseason All-State Showcase and the Underclass Invitational. As we prepare for our 2016 pre-season events in Northern Virginia and Central Virginia, we will take a moment to take a brief look back at some of the players who attended last year’s pre-season events and have committed to a college.

From the 2015 Pre-Season All-State Showcase:
Trey Alderman, RHP, Forest Park, 2016, Radford
Alderman emerged as one of Forest Park’s best arms during the 2015 season and saw his velocity increase steadily. During the summer Alderman committed to play at Radford.

Michael Blanchard, RHP, Nansemond River, 2016, Old Dominion
Blanchard continued to develop throughout the 2015 season as he began to grow into his massive 6-6 frame. He committed to Old Dominion and is poised to have a big senior year for the Warriors.

Harry Brown
, C, Greenbrier Christian, 2016, James Madison
Brown anchored the middle of the lineup for Greenbrier Christian’s 2015 VISAA Division II State Championship team and parlayed his strong year into a commitment to play at James Madison.

Brett Kreyer, LHP, Stone Bridge, 2016, Lafayette
Kreyer emerged as Stone Bridge’s ace, winning his last five starts during their 2015 5A State Championship run without allowing an earned run. Kreyer committed to Lafayette and will be an important part of a Bulldog team that is among the early favorites to win the 5A Championship again in 2016.

Fox Semones, MIF/RHP, C.D. Hylton, 2016, James Madison
Semones is an athletic two-way talent that anchored the middle of the diamond for Hylton in 2015 while helping out on the mound. He committed to James Madison in the fall and is ready to be a big part of what should be a strong Bulldogs squad in 2016.

From the Pre-Season Underclass Invitational:
Jacob Haney, RHP/MIF, The Covenant School, 2017, William & Mary
Haney is the son and grandson of Major Leaguers and that bloodline is clearly present in him. He has a ton of upside on the mound and is no slouch in the infield or at the plate. Haney was a big part in The Covenant School’s emergence last year and will continue to be in 2016.

Will Liverpool, RHP, McLean, 2017, West Virginia
Liverpool is a lanky righthander with a big arm and a lot of potential. He committed to West Virginia this fall and is poised to have a breakout season for the Highlanders inn 2016.

Antonio Menendez, RHP, Herndon, 2017, Wake Forest
Menendez is a big righty who throws from a low slot and is a very uncomfortable at-bat for righthanded hitters and his offspeed pitches both have huge upside. He committed to Wake Forest in the fall after a very good sophomore season and summer.

Will Moore, RHP, The Covenant School, 2017, William & Mary
Moore is a big righty that was also a big part of Covenant’s emergence in 2015. He will again be a part of a talented group of arms in the Eagles’ 2016 rotation.

Scott Morgan, OF, Woodbridge, George Mason
Morgan has big power potential from the left side of the plate a howitzer of an arm in the outfield. He committed to George Mason in November after a good showing at the Fall Prospect Games.

Kyle Whitten, RHP, Osbourn Park, Virginia
Whitten is a lanky righty with a projectable frame and a very good arm action and a ton of upside. He committed to Virginia in the summer after a strong spring and is ready to take the next step in his development for the Yellowjackets in 2016.