Preseason All-State Central: IF Breakdown 2


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In mid March, over 120 players from all corners of Virginia descended on RockIt Sports in Richmond, Virginia for the PreSeason All-State Showcase Central. We conclude our detailed breakdown of the event with the second half of the primary infielders:

***Position players will be featured at their listed primary position***

 

 

 

 

Carlos Irizarry SS / 2B / Paul VI, VA / 2022

Irizarry is 5-9 with a compact athletic 180 pound frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load down and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path with some strength at contact and a bit of extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, extra base power present to all fields with potential to still add more, exit velocity was 92. In the infield, good quick feet, rounds ball and fields with a good wide base and soft quick hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 79. Ran a 7.30 60 yard dash.

 

 

Justin Journette 3B / OF / Hermitage, VA / 2022

Journette is 6-2 with an athletic 220 pound frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path with a lot of strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, power present to all fields, swing generates a lot of natural loft and carry, also shows ability to get on top of the baseball and hit line drives, exit velocity was 106. In the infield, rounds ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action, position velocity was 88. Ran a 6.96 60 yard dash.

 

 

Matthew Kim 2B / SS / Langley, VA / 2023

Kim is 5-9 with a lanky athletic 150 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball,slightly uphill line drive swing path with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, line drive hitter with potential to grow into some gap power as he fills out, exit velocity was 82. In the infield, rounds ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 72. Ran a 7.49 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jaden Kinsler LHP / 1B / Glen Allen, VA / 2022

Kinsler is 6-2 with an athletic 191 pound frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load down. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball,slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with extra base power that way and chance to grow into more, exit velocity was 91. In the infield, gets body behind ball and fields with average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 82.

 

 

AJ Labrusciano SS / RHP / North Stafford, VA / 2022

Labrusciano is 6-3 with a lanky athletic 165 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, two step stride on line, short load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball,slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, line drive hitter with doubles power in the middle of the field and potential to add more as he fills out, exit velocity was 85. In the infield, quick feet, rounds ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, long loose very quick arm action, position velocity was 86. Ran a 7.29 60 yard dash.

 

 

Noah Lewis LHP / 1B / Nottoway, VA / 2022

Lewis is 5-11 with a strong athletic 205 pound frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced taller stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads down and back to a bar. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, some power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 80. In the infield, gets body behind ball and fields with average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 75.

 

 

Will Maloney SS / RHP / Clover Hill, VA / 2022

Maloney is 6-1 with a lanky athletic 165 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open taller relaxed stance, two step stride on line, smooth load back to a slight bar. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, a lot of power present in the middle of the field with more still in his future, exit velocity was 95. In the infield, quick feet, rounds ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 80. Ran a 7.20 60 yard dash.

 

 

Eric Mayer 1B / 3B / Deep Run , VA / 2021

Mayer is 6-1 with an athletic 195 pound frame that has some lower half strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, power is present and swing generates natural loft and carry, exit velocity was 96. In the infield, gets body behind ball and fields with average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose arm action, position velocity was 79. Ran a 7.42 60 yard dash.

 

 

Cam Mazell 1B / OF / Clover Hill , VA / 2022

Mazell is 6-3 with an athletic 200 pound frame that has some strength present and projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a leaned back slightly open athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, gap power to all fields and a chance to generate some real power to his pull side, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, gets body behind ball and fields with average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.21 60 yard dash.

 

 

Mason McDowell SS / 2B / Wilson Memorial , VA / 2022

McDowell is 5-10 with an athletic 165 pound frame that has some lower half strength and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, loads down and back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path with strength at contact and good extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with the ability to go gap to gap, gets some loft and has power to his pull side, exit velocity was 91. In the infield, rounds ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, short loose very quick arm action, position velocity was 90. Ran a 7.28 60 yard dash.

 

 

Colin McGuire 3B / RHP / James Wood, VA / 2023

McGuire is 6-0 with an athletic 195 pound frame that has some strength in the lower half and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a wide balanced athletic stance, strides in place, loads back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with a lot of strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power present to all fields and generates some more loft and carry to his pull side, exit velocity was 89. In the infield, gets body behind ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 79. Ran a 7.66 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jacob Miller Bopp SS / RHP / Walsingham Academy, VA / 2022

Miller-Bopp is 5-9 with an athletic 176 pound frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, loads back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power present to all fields, exit velocity was 94. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from multiple arm slots, longer loose arm action, position velocity was 80. Ran a 7.35 60 yard dash.

 

 

Christopher Morabito SS / 2B / Mclean, VA / 2023

Morabito is 5-10 with a lanky athletic 155 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from an open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact and extension up through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power present in the alleys with potential for more to pull side, exit velocity was 93. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, longer arm action, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.34 60 yard dash.

 

 

Davis Neighbor 1B / C / Walsingham , VA / 2024

Neighbor is 6-1 with an athletic 190 pound frame that has some strength present in the lower half and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open taller athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, extra base power present in the alleys, exit velocity was 89. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 78.

 

 

Camden Nowlin SS / 2B / Patrick County, VA / 2022

Nowlin is 5-6 with a compact athletic 150 pound frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, extra base power present in the alleys, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a good wide base and average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 78. Ran a 7.05 60 yard dash.

 

 

Alexander Peltier SS / OF / Paul VI, VA / 2024

Peltier is 5-10 with a lanky athletic 145 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, very quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the power, quick bat, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power present in the alleys with some more to pull side and a lot more power in his future, exit velocity was 89. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a good wide base and soft quick hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 78. Ran a 6.91 60 yard dash.

 

Elijah Pinckney SS / 2B / The Ogburn School , MD / 2022

Pinckney is 5-8 with an athletic 145 pound frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load down to a slight wrap. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power present in the middle of the field, exit velocity was 89. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.43 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jack Pokorak 1B / 3B / Forest Park, VA / 2022

Pokorak is 6-2 with an athletic 206 pound frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth short load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path with a lot of strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, power present to all fields, swing generates easy loft and carry, exit velocity was 99. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from high three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 85. Ran a 7.28 60 yard dash.

 

 

Eli Ranson LHP / 1B / Douglas Freeman, VA / 2024

Ranson is 6-0 with a very lanky athletic 160 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads in place. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, level line drive swing path, showed a good approach working gap to gap, potential to develop some gap power as he fills out, exit velocity was 77. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from high three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 71. Ran a 7.49 60 yard dash.

 

 

Terrence Rhodes SS / 2B / Benedictine, VA / 2023

Rhodes is 5-6 with an athletic 155 pound frame that has strength present and projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact and extension up through the ball, showed a pull approach, generates natural loft to his pull side and has some power present that way, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 84. Ran a 7.20 60 yard dash.

 

 

Tyler Rowling SS / 2B / Paul VI, VA / 2024

Rowling is 5-10 with a lanky athletic 140 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, short smooth load up to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with a strong contact point and extension up through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, should grow into gap power as he fills out, exit velocity was 80. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a good wide base and quick soft hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.55 60 yard dash.

 

 

Brayden Simpson SS / OF / Cosby, VA / 2022

Simpson is a High Point commit and is 6-1 with an athletic 175 pound frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, two tap stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill line drive swing path with strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, real power present to all fields, exit velocity was 105. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action, position velocity was 85. Ran a 7.11 60 yard dash.

 

 

Grayson Snead 2B / OF / Battlefield, VA / 2023

Snead is 5-10 with a lankier athletic 150 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power in the alleys with some more to his pull side in his future, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 72. Ran a 7.25 60 yard dash.

 

 

Raymond Thomas SS / 2B / Clover Hill, VA / 2023

Thomas is 5-8 with a compact athletic 150 pound frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some extra base power in the alleys, exit velocity was 84. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 71.

 

 

Jackson Whaley 2B / RHP / Fuqua , VA / 2024

Whaley is 6-0 with an athletic 181 pound frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, loads down and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, extra base power in the alleys, generates loft and carry to all fields, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 76. Ran a 7.31 60 yard dash.

 

 

Judd Zegarra 3B / RHP / James River (Midlothian), VA / 2024

Zegarra is 5-10 with a lanky athletic 160 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some extra base power in the alleys, exit velocity was 86. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 71. Ran a 7.68 60 yard dash.