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Preseason All-State: Session I Rapid Reaction Part 2

John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor


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Session I of the Preseason All-State showcase was held on Sunday, February 10 at the Virginia Sports Complex. Over 70 players from around the Commonwealth were in attendance to perform in front of the PBR Scouting staff.

In this week's PBR VA/DC Podcast, we discussed our thoughts on over 30 players who stood out at Session I of the Preseason All-State. Today we highlight players who we have seen previously that stood out again after an offseason of development.


Kade Abrisz C / OF / Menchville , VA / 2021

Abrisz has had a good offseason and had a strong showing at the All-State. His arm strength has improved, 85 from the outfield and 76 behind the plate. His release is still quick and he looked very quiet receiving the ball. Bat still has projection as he continues to add strength in the coming years.



Kody Abrisz SS / OF / Menchville, VA / 2020

The older Abrisz has also seen a significant jump in arm strength this offseason, with his infield velocity up to 84, he also showed 88 from the outfield. His arm still has projection and showed defensive versatility and athleticism. Swing also still has projection as he continues to get stronger, showed barrel ability.



Grayson Bush SS / 2B / Monticello, VA / 2020

Bush has an athletic frame and moves very well at short. Rounds the ball with quick clean feet, fields with soft hands and a quick exchange, arm is accurate with potential to add more strength. At the plate, short to the ball and very long and strong through it, generates some power and worked the middle of the field.



Kevin Gunn SS / 2B / Dinwiddie, VA / 2021

Gunn continues to impress as one of the most projectable athletic middle infielders in his class. He still has plenty of filling out to do, but he looks very smooth at short with clean actions and a strong arm, already 85 across the diamond. At the plate, he is very short to the ball with a quick whippy bat, exit velocity was 86.



Garret Kangas RHP / Carlisle, VA / 2021

Kangas has added another tick to his velocity. His feel for his submarine arsenal is very advanced for a high school sophomore, with the ability to command his fastball to both sides of the plate and throw his changeup and slider for strikes. His fastball was 75-77 with heavy sink and run, and he creates an impossible angle for righthanded hitters.



Ethan Ketron LHP / OF / Abingdon, VA / 2021

Ketron had a good day all-around and showed his two-way potential. At the plate, he has a quick bat with some strength and showed an exit velocity of 86. On the mound, he was 78-81 and showed some feel for both of his offspeed pitches as well as an arm that works. His frame has a ton of projection left to it.



Jacob Miller-Bopp 2B / RHP / Walsingham Academy, VA / 2022

Miller-Bopp also had a good two-way day. On the mound, he was 77-81. Defensively, he showed arm strength with an infield velocity of 79. At the plate, he is short to the ball and incredibly violent with good extension through it. His exit velocity was 87 and he has plenty of power potential as he continues to grow and get stronger.



Jared Molnar SS / 2B / Loudoun Valley, VA / 2020

Molnar has an athletic frame with projection left to it. He showed some footspeed and athleticism during the defensive workouts, as well as one of the stronger infield arms at 84. He continues to show a short line drive swing at the plate.



Brandon Parks LHP / 1B / Bethel, VA / 2020

Parks has an athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He worked out at first base but his athleticism and arm strength also suggest he could fit in the outfield if necessary. He had one of the stronger infield arms on the day at 87. At the plate, there is some strength at contact and some power evident with more still to come. Parks was also much improved on the mound, his stuff was what we have seen before but he did a much better job of commanding it than he has at times, showing the ability to throw his fastball and his breaking ball for strikes consistently.



Lucas Sorensen OF / RHP / West Springfield, VA / 2021

We've seen Sorensen in the outfield, but at the All-State we got to also see him on the mound. He has a tall lankier athletic frame with a lot of projection left to it. His arm is easy and free and he was 75-79, his secondary stuff needs some work but it showed potential. He showed some smooth actions fielding in the outfield and at the plate he has some quickness and strength in his bat, with his exit velocity up to 86.



Zach Stanko 3B / SS / Walsingham Academy, VA / 2019

Stanko is a Longwood commit and was easily the most talented and polished player at the event. He has gotten stronger in the offseason and his bat is quick and violent with good strength and extension through contact, his exit velocity was 104. He showed some speed with a 4.16 home to first and he has versatility defensively, with smooth actions on the infield and arm strength. His infield velocity was 86 and his arm played up to 92 in the outfield. Also showed that he maintains that arm strength on the mound, working 85-88.



Carter Trice SS / 2B / Lee Davis, VA / 2020

Trice is an Old Dominion commit and also added strength to his frame. It is an athletic frame that he could still add more strength too in coming offseasons. Trice has a howitzer of an arm, he was up to 94 on his infield velocity and it is an easy loose arm action that the ball explodes out of. Showed middle infield quickness and footwork and has started to add that strength to his swing as well, where he gets violent through contact with his power starting to manifest, his exit velocity was 97.





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