VA/DC Scout Blog: Cape Henry Collegiate at Greenbrier Christian


Jason Burton
Scouting Director PBR Virginia/DC

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Tuesday brought a highly anticipated showdown in the 757 between Cape Henry Collegiate and Greenbrier Christian. The Dolphins of Cape Henry would jump out to an early 1-0 lead courtesy of a Yoon Chae double down the third base line. The Dolphins carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the second, but Greenbrier would answer with two of their own on hits by Maison Nance and Bailey Matela (ODU). The 3-2 score would hold until the bottom of the fifth when back to back singles from Gavin Whitehurst (Lincoln Memorial) and Nico Angrisani would give the Greenbrier Christian Gators a 5-3 lead. Cape would tie it up in the top of the sixth at 5-5 and that score would hold until the top of the eighth when 2023 Cooper Angilly capped off his strong offensive performance with a sacrifice fly to center field that would bring home the eventual winning run. Cape Henry won by a final score of 6-5 over the Gators. 

Take a look at some video and notes on over half a dozen players from Tuesday's game. 


Cape Henry

Cooper Angilly C / 1B / Cape Henry Collegiate, VA / 2023

Solid 6-foot, 195-pound frame. Wider base at the plate, starts square, and a short simple pickup to stride. Hands separate on load and head is quiet throughout the swing. Level path with natural loft in the swing and did not swing and miss much. Angilly has some power tendencies to the frame and swing and is strong enough to mishit some balls for extra bases. Had two hits on the day, as well as a sacrifice fly to deep center field that was the winning RBI for Cape Henry.

 

 

 

Yoon Chae SS / 2B / Cape Henry Collegiate, VA / 2023

Compact 5-foot-9, 155-pound frame. Chae is arguably the best 2023 uncommitted middle infielder in the state. He is an advanced, polished defender that has the ability to stay up the middle. Hands and feet work, above average runner, and arm is slightly above average with the ability to throw on the run. At the plate he starts slightly open, small leg kick, and a square finish. Hands drop slightly on load, short to contact, and a slightly uphill path. It is a contact bat with a low swing and miss rate. Had a double down the line early on to jumpstart the Cape Henry offense. Chae came on in relief for the Dolphins and worked two and two-thirds innings. Short arm action from a three-quarter slot. The compact right hander offers some pitchability with his ability to mix and match his four pitch arsenal. The fastball sat 81-83 mph and touched 84 mph. Showed two breaking balls, a 12/6 curveball at 71-74 mph and a slider that showed more lateral break with a shorter shape at 73-75. Also displayed above average feel for a 75-77 mph changeup with some late arm side run.

 

 

 

 

Macaddin Dye C / 3B / Cape Henry, VA / 2024

6-foot-1, 180-pound athletic frame and has added visible strength throughout. First thing you notice about Dye is the physicality he has added to the frame and to his game in general. Dye is one of the best catchers in the state in the 2024 class and has definitely made some strides behind the plate. Above average receiver behind the plate with strong hands and the ability to turn borderline pitches into strikes. Between innings Dye made throws that ranged from 2.00-2.07, 77 mph catcher velo, and was accurate around the bag. Slight crouch in his stance at the plate, starts slightly open, and a small pickup and stride landing on line. Short to contact with a level path swing. The barrel stays through the zone and shows some adjustability. It is a defense first profile and the added physicality to the frame should advance the offensive skillset.

 

 

 

Tanner Schaedel RHP / 3B / Cape Henry Collegiate , VA / 2024

6-foot-1, 170-pound athletic frame with lean strength present and room for more. For me Schaedel was the player of the game. He came off the bench and had an immediate impact. Went two for two with a double and single, which were two huge hits for the Cape Henry team. Stayed inside a fastball for a double to right center field and then in his next at bat got his hands on plane for an elevated fastball and lined a single into left center. Accurate barrel and room to add more strength. Schaedel is a versatile defender showing the capability to play second and third in the infield, as well as athletic enough to play multiple outfield positions. On the mound the 2024 right hander came on to close it out in extra innings. Schaedel collected two strikeouts, one of them coming with two on and two out to finish out the Cape Henry win. Schaedel is a strike thrower with feel for a fastball-curveball mix. The fastball sat 82-84 mph and threw a 12/6 curveball at 72-75 mph. This is a 2024 that is trending up and definitely a good look for us at the variety of ways that he can impact the game.

 

 

 

 

Parker Wight LHP / 1B / Cape Henry, VA / 2024

Long lanky 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. Wight has a high waist, long limbs, and appears taller than the listed height. Lower effort, controlled pace delivery. Repeats the delivery well. Hands break in rhythm, hand stabs down behind the back hip, and throws from a three-quarter arm slot. Wight stayed in the 75-78 mph range early and touched 79 mph a few times. He would work in the 75-76 mph range early in counts and could grab a couple extra when he wanted to. The breaking ball sat at 63-66 mph and varied in shapes. He would throw some bigger 1/7 breakers and also mixed in some 2/8 breaking balls that had more lateral break to them. Wight was very efficient in his outing, throwing under sixty pitches in his four and a third innings, including where he used under twelve total pitches total to get through back to back innings.

 

 

 

Greenbrier Christian

Brandon Dahlman RHP / Greenbrier Christian Academy, VA / 2022

5-foot-11, 180-pound solid frame. Dahlman got the start for the Gators and showed some flashes of why he is quite possibly the best uncommitted 2022 arm in the state. The fastball velo was slightly down, 83-85 mph and touched 86 mph, from where we have previously seen him in the 85-88 range. Even though the velo was slightly down he did show the ability to "pitch". The secondary was very effective at times, especially the changeup. The curveball sat 71-73 mph with 11/5 shape and average feel. Showed a couple of short action sliders at 73-75 mph with late depth. His best offspeed offering was undoubtedly the changeup, which flashed plus potential. The changeup sat 70-72 mph and tunneled well off the fastball. It got to the plate and the string pulled with some late diving action and above average feel for the zone. It got a lot of swings and misses on the day and I thought it was easily his best pitch during this outing.

 

 

 

Tucker Rupe OF / LHP / Greenbrier Christian, VA / 2025

Rupe works with slightly elevated and closed shoulders working down the mound. The left hander lands closed at stride with a crossfire feel to the delivery. Throws with a full arm swing from a three-quarter arm slot. The fastball bored in on right handers with his crossfire delivery, but he did not have an issue getting to the arm side where he showed a little arm side run to the 74-76 mph offering. The 60-62 mph breaking ball had a bigger, gradual break with some 1/7-2/8 shape to it and was able to work it in under right handers hands. Showed average feel for a 62-63 mph changeup. Played right field and center field as well, showing average arm strength and some above average range.

 

 

 

Bubba Sawyer SS / 2B / Greenbrier Christian, VA / 2024

Compact 5-foot-9, 160-pound frame. The UVA commit is a twitchy middle infielder with an advanced run tool. Defensively Sawyer has really good hands, a great first step, and takes solid angles of approach on groundballs. At the plate it is a contact bat that shows patience and above average zone discipline. Square athletic stance, shorter level path to contact, and balance throughout the swing. Long term Sawyer profiles as a second baseman, but could potentially stay at short with added arm strength.