Top Prospects from the September Shootout and Columbus Day Classic Part 3



Prep Baseball Report Virginia/DC recently hosted its first youth tournaments, the September Shootout and the Columbus Day Classic, in Northern Virginia. Teams from ages 9U up to 15U participated in a very competitive event. Here are a few of the 15U players that stood out during those events. 

Jimmy Curley, RHP, West Potomac, 2019
Curley has a lanky, athletic frame and throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. He has a long, quick arm action that generates easy velocity. His fastball has heavy run and sat 70-73, touching 74. His slider had downer action that flashed plus at times, running 59-62. The pitch has a chance to be outstanding as he gets stronger and tightens the spin. His changeup had armside run and ran 64. He commanded all of his pitches well and controlled the bottom of the strike zone. 

Bryce Eisenreich, OF/LHP, Freedom (South Riding), 2019
Eisenreich has an athletic frame and a fluid swing. At the plate he hits from an athletic stance with a smooth load back and a short stride. He has a good lower half and maintains good balance throughout the swing. He has average bat speed and a short path to the ball and currently is a line drive hitter. As he gets stronger he should add bat speed and power to his pretty swing. He ran a 4.68 home to first. On the mound, Eisenreich throws from a three-quarters arm slot and has a drop and drive delivery. His fastball sat 66-69, touching 71. He threw a big, gradual 2/8 breaking slider that ran 54-57.

Andrew Frye, C, Forest Park, 2019
Frye has an athletic frame and is a very good, athletic receiver who presents good strikes while doing a good job sliding into his blocks. At the plate, Frye has an athletic stand and has a short leg kick stride. He has an explosive lower half and above average bat speed. He maintains balance throughout his swing and has a short stroke, generating a lot of line drives. 

Jake Metras, RHP, Battlefield, 2019
Metras has a lanky frame and throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. He has a short arm action and generates easy velocity. His shoulders are uphill and closed as he strides out on line to a square landing before falling off as he finishes. Metras’ fastball sat 70-72 and had heavy run to it. He slowed his arm and changed his slot a bit to throw his breaking ball, which had 11/5 break and ran 56-57. He threw his changeup with decent armspeed and it had sinking action, running 62-64.

Michael Groupe, RHP, Loudoun Valley, 2019 
Groupe has strong legs to his frame. He has a simple, efficient, smooth delivery and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and generates easy velocity. His shoulders are uphill as he strides out to a square landing and he finishes in an athletic position. Groupe’s outing was abbreviated, but he pounded the zone with his fastball, which sat 70-72, touching 73, with heavy sink.

Trevor McNicholas, OF, Stone Bridge, 2018
McNicolas has an athletic frame and hits from the right side and has a fast bat and a short swing path. He is a line drive hitter who works gap to gap and has power potential. He ran a 4.35 to first on a clean single with a turn during one game. In the outfield, he has a short arm action and a below average arm that is accurate and he gets the ball out very quickly. He gets great reads and covers a lot of ground in centerfield.

Dylan Siesky, 3B/RHP, Chantilly, 2019
On the mound, Siesky has a short, quick arm action ad a drop and drive delivery. His fastball has slight run to it and sat 67-69. At the plate, Siesky has a short, line drive stroke, and he uses all fields. Defensively, Siesky has decent hands and athleticism at third, and a good, accurate arm.

Culen Watson, MIF/RHP, Washington (WV), 2019
Watson has an athletic frame. On the mound, he throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. His fastball started in the upper 60s, eventually settling in at 70-72, touching 73 with late sink. He threw a sharp 12/6 curveball that ran 57-59. He commanded both pitches well. In the field, Watson throws from the side and has above average hands and quick feet. His exchanges are clean and he is an athletic fielder. He is patient at the plate and commands the strike-zone well.