Prep Baseball Report

VA/DC Recruiting Roundup 11/4-11/9

John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

With the Early Signing Period just around the corner and numerous commitments coming down in the last week, we wanted to bring back the Recruiting Roundup and spotlight players who made their commitments.





Zalen Akers 1B / RHP / Christiansburg, VA / 2019

Zalen is a big strong first base prospect who committed to King University early this week.



Jake DeLisi SS / RHP / Brentsville, VA / 2019

DeLisi is a two-way talent who primarily played shortstop for Brentsville in the spring. He committed to King University where he will have a chance to play short and contribute on the mound, where he has seen his velocity increase this summer.



Bradley Gagen LHP / 1B / Paul VI, VA / 2022

Gagen used a strong performance in Jupiter during October to earn an offer from Virginia that he accepted early this week.



Andrew Gerhart C / OF / Potomac Falls, VA / 2019

Gerhart has projection behind the plate and the versatility to slide to other positions if necessary to get his bat into the lineup. He committed to Mary Washington.



Trey Gibson RHP / Grafton, VA / 2020

Gibson is a big-framed pitcher who saw a big velocity jump in 2018. He has capitalized on that jump as he committed to Liberty this week.



Anthony Manuel SS / RHP / Norview, VA / 2019

Manuel was one of the better runners at the Unsigned Senior Games in August and showed athleticism and projection. He committed to Finlandia University.





Carson McCusker LHP / OF / Fauquier , VA / 2019

McCusker had a big season as a two-way contributor for the Falcons and has committed to Roanoke College. He has speed in center and some pop as a lefthanded hitter. Very deceptive delivery with a low 80's fastball on the mound that has some upside.



Alec Reilly OF / LHP / West Springfield, VA / 2019

Reilly had a strong showing for the Class 6 State Champs this spring and committed to Christopher Newport this week. He is a primary outfielder but also has potential on the mound.



Andrew Shartzer RHP / 1B / Grafton , VA / 2019

Shartzer has a big frame and was 81-83 touching 84 at the Unsigned Senior Games in August. He committed to Paul D. Camp CC this week.



Jacob Watters RHP / OF / Bland County, VA / 2019

Watters was the top remaining uncommitted 2019 and has an explosive arm. He was a late-comer onto the scene late this summer and committed to West Virginia this week.



Jake Wortman C / 3B / Colonial Forge, VA / 2019

Wortman is a switch hitting versatile player who can catch, play corner infield or corner outfield. He made his commitment to Bucknell this week.