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Recruiting Roundup: 11/18

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Scouting Director

Every Friday National Scouting Supervisor Nathan Rode provides a roundup of insider recruiting information and commitments throughout the PBR coverage area: The Buzz. CLICK HERE to take a look at the latest National Buzz. With that in mind, lets take an in depth look at the Maryland prospects who have committed to colleges recently with detailed scouting information when applicable.

Jake Berry LHP Bishop O'Connell 2020

Patrick Burke RHP/OF Loudon County 2017
Scouting Report (Unsigned Senor Games (MD) 10.23.16)
Athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Ran a 4.40 home-to-1st. Hits from a tall, balanced setup with a wide stance. Good rhythm with a repeatable approach. Level bat path to the ball that finishes uphill. Good extension through contact. Opportunity to drive bottom half more. Exit velocity of 89mph. Showed active feet and soft hands in the field. Throws from a ¾ arm slot with a quick, compact arm action. Throws across the diamond of 79mph. Worked through the ball well in the outfield. Showed a clean exchange and transition throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Throws from the outfield had good carry on them at 86mph...Pitched 80-83mph. Throws from a high ¾ arm slot with a quick arm action and some effort. Delivery was repeatable while showing good rhythm overall. Can finish tall at times through release. Breaking ball showed 11/7 shape with average rotation. Breaking ball was 62-63mph. Threw changeup with near fastball arm speed. Showed slight fade and sink on the pitch. Changeup was 70-73mph.

Jacob Grabeel Fork Union Military Academy 2017

Kyle Keenan C Millbrook 2017
Scouting Report
4.1.16:  Keenan has an athletic frame and a short, loose arm. His pop times ran 2.00-2.12. He is quick into his blocks and looked comfortable handling Simonelli’s stuff. At the plate he has quick hands and a line drive swing with the potential to grow into more power.

Luke Krantz LHP Great Bridge HS 2017
Harford CC

Scott Mahoney RHP Gar-Field 2017
Patrick Henry CC
Scouting Report (Unsigned Senor Games (MD) 10.23.16)
Projectable, athletic frame at 6-foot-4, 175-pounds. Pitched 80-82mph. Throws from an over the top arm slot. Long hand path out of hand break that shortens up as he gets down the mound. Pitches with some effort. Pitches with above average arm speed through release. Breaking ball showed 12/6 shape, average rotation with loose, gradual break. Slowed down arm speed on a changeup that showed slight depth to it.

Jake Osburn RHP Langley 2017
UVA - Wise

Timothy Stephan RHP/IF Highland School 2017
Scouting Report (Unsigned Senior Games 8.9.16)
Stephan has a lanky 6-0 frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a drop and drive delivery. Short, loose arm action that is quick and generates velocity with some effort. Shoulders level and closed as strides out to a slightly closed landing with a bit of recoil and fall off on his finish. Fastball sat 83-84 and touched 86 with heavy run. Sharp 11/5 curveball with good armspeed was 71-75. Sinking change-up had decent armspeed at 76-77. Short loose arm action and a strong arm, accurate throws with carry, position velocity of 82. Soft hands, quick fluid footwork and a quick fluid exchange, playing through the ball well. Hits from the right side with an athletic stance, leg kick stride and smooth back load. Decent lower half and good balance throughout swing. Fast bat, short path with extension, line drive swing with gap power to all fields and more to his pull side, good rhythm and exit velocity of 90.

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