VA/DC Commitment Recap: Aug 27-Sept 2
September 2, 2016
Every Friday we recap all commitments that were made throughout our coverage area. If we missed you or someone that you know is not on the Commitment List, let us know by filling out our Commitment Form.
Jordan Allen, OF, Grassfield, 2017
Allen committed to Mary Washington.
Zach Buck, C, Broad Run, 2017
Buck committed to Holy Cross.
Kyle Johnson, RHP/OF, St. John's College, 2017
Johnson committed to Holy Cross.
Gabe Levine, RHP/1B, St. John's College, 2017
Levine committed to Lafayette.
Will Merriken, LHP, Kettle Run, 2017
Merriken committed to Roanoke. He has an athletic frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a drop and drive delivery. Short arm action with normal effort, shoulders are uphill and closed. Fastball has plane to it, sitting 76-78 in a late May start. Change-up has sinking action and he slowed his arm a bit. Curveball has gradual 1/7 break, 67-69.
Josh Pittman, RHP, Highland School, 2017
Pittman committed to St. Bonaventure. He has a lanky 6-0 frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. Short, loose arm action that is quick and generates velocity with normal effort. Shoulders level and closed as he strides to a closed landing with a fall off finish. Fastball sat 84-85, touching 86, with hard late run. Curveball had sharp 11/5 break and good armspeed, running 70-71. Showed good command of both pitches.
Zach Runk, MIF, Massaponax, 2017
Runk committed to Eastern Mennonite. Hit from a balanced/athletic stance that was slightly open. Had a smooth load back with the hands. Took a short stride to the pitcher and stayed on line and showed balance in the swing. Had a very confident presence at the plate. Showed average bat speed. Had a short/level stroke that was gap-gap. The rhythm was inconsistent at times, but when fluid, showed the ability to hit with some flick. In the field, threw from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short, loose arm action with accuracy. Played through the baseball with average hands, clean footwork, and quick/clean transitions. Showed average arm strength.
Corey Willis, 3B/C, Massaponax, 2017
Willis committed to Eastern Mennonite. He has a lankier athletic 6-0 frame. Hits from the right side with decent batspeed and gap power potential. Above average runner with an accurate arm.