Recruiting Roundup: 12/2


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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.


We have documented 10 commitments in the two weeks since our last installment of Recruiting Roundup. The big news comes from our capital region, where three players at Atlee HS are off the board. The Raiders had 2017  Clay Naff, 2018 Adam Jewell, and 2019 Zackary Beach make their decisions. Beach becomes the sixth documented Virginia/DC player in the 2019 class commit after his verbal to Coastal Carolina. Beach is an advanced hitter for his age and will be one to keep an eye on this upcoming spring...One of the top 2017 grads made his commitment in Kettle Run's Noah Goins. Goins is a huge (6-foot-6, 215) 1B/RHP with true two way talent and committed to Patrick Henry CC. He has been up to 88 mph on the mound and shows pop at the plate and should be one to keep an eye on after his two years in the Southwest Virginia Junior college...Now, take a look at our latest reported commitments along with a scouting report when applicable.

+ Zackary Beach 3B Atlee HS 2019
Coastal Carolina
Scouting Report
5.26.16:  Beach has a great frame, standing an athletic 6-3, 215. He hits from the left side from an upright athletic stance. Leg kick stride, smooth load back, good rhythm to his swing. Explosive hips and hands as well as good balance and extension. Pull approach with a lot of power potential. Showed a mature approach and a lot of confidence during his at-bats.

+ Thomas Burr OF Flint Hill HS 2017
Drew University

+ Lucas Carlise LHP/OF Deep Run HS 2017
Hampden-Sydney College

+ Noah Goins 1B/RHP Kettle Run HS 2017
Patrick Henry CC
Scouting Report (Top Prospect Showcase North 6.21.16)
Goins has an athletic 6-6 frame and throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a drop and drive delivery. Loose, quick arm action with easy effort. Shoulders are closed and stride is on line to a square landing and fall off finish. Fastball had hard run, sat 83-85, touched 87. Change-up had sink and decent armspeed, running 70-72. Knuckleball had sink, almost forkball action, ran 63-65. Goins hits from the right side from an open stance. Smooth load back into a wrap with a leg kick stride. Explosive lower half and good balance generate explosive bat speed. Short swing with good extension, good approach with power to his pull side and a fluid rhythm. Exit velocity was 95. At first base, average hands and fluid footwork, threw from low three-quarters arm slot with positional velocity of 68.

+ Noah Heisler SS Home School VCU 2017
Virginia Commonwealth

+ Seth Hockett IF/RHP Westfield HS 2017
Norfolk State University
Scouting Report
Ran a 7.06 60-yard dash. Hits from a square set up. Nice rhythm throughout. Leg kick as shifts weight back in load to hitting position. Short swing direct to the ball with quick bat speed. Nice balance throughout. Shows some balance through. Exit velocity of 91 mph. Smooth actions in the infield clean hands and exchange to a quick, short arm action throwing from a lower three-quart slot. Throws have some carry across diamond with arm side run. Accurate throws at 77 mph.

+ Adam Jewell SS Atlee HS VMI 2018
Virginia Military Institute
Scouting Report
5.26.16:  Jewell has a lanky, projectable frame. Has a strong arm with a loose, quick arm action. Good actions at short. Quick runner, went home to first in 4.00 on a sacrifice bunt from the right side. At the plate he has a short leg kick and loads back into a wrap. He has quick hands and good bat speed.

+ Clay Naff 1B/RHP Atlee HS 2017
Scouting Report (Unsigned Senior Games 8.9.16)
Naff is 6-3 with an athletic frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. Short arm action generates velocity with normal effort. Shoulders closed and slightly down as he strides to a square landing with an athletic finish. Fastball had good angle and was 74-76. Curveball had sharp 1/7 break and good armspeed, running 67-68. Good armspeed on straight change-up at 73. Good pitchability and feel of all three pitches. At first base, short high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity of 67. Average hands and fluid footwork, clean exchange. Hits from the left side with a slightly open athletic stance. Slight back load and leg kick stride, ok lower half and good balance throughout swing. Level swing with extension through the ball, gap power to his pull side and a pull approach, exit velocity of 82.

+ Parker Shaffer SS/2B Patrick Henry HS 2017
Lynchburg College

+ Anthony Stehlin SS Forest Park HS 2017
Concord University
Scouting Report
6.1.15:  Long, lean, athlete. Has outstanding actions in the field.  Hands were quick and transfers were excellent. Has baseball IQ. Looks to be a SS/3B in the future. At the plate, had an athletic/balanced set up. Up the middle approach with strong hands and a quick bat. Crushed a line drive to left field on a hanging breaking ball.

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