Shenandoah Valley College Prospect Showcase Details Released

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Prep Baseball Report began covering high school baseball in West Virginia in May of 2013. With the addition of the latest event to the West Virginia schedule, prospects will now have an opportunity to attend a PBR event in all regions of the state at some point between June and September.

Hampshire High School will be the site of the latest event added to the Prep Baseball Report summer schedule in West Virginia. The Shenandoah Valley College Prospect Showcase will take place on June 24 and will likely draw high school prospects from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Prospects that attend the Shenandoah Valley College Prospect Showcase will also have the potential to be invited to participate for Team West Virginia/Virginia in the PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle July 18-20 at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. The three day event will bring together top prospects from six Mid-Atlantic States to play four games each. Top performers in June could also be extended an invitation to participate in the inaugural West Virginia Top Prospect Games on August 9 and 10 in Huntington, WV. The two day event will showcase top prospects from the state of West Virginia and surrounding states in game play on the new artificial surface used by Marshall University for non-conference games.

Success stories

Although Prep Baseball Report has only been covering high school baseball in West Virginia for nine months a handful of prospects have benefited greatly. Following are some of the top success stories to date.

Shane EnnisRHP/OF Shane Ennis, Hampshire HS, Class of 2014

Ennis attended the PA Top Prospect Games at Bucknell University in June of 2013 and immediately emerged as a Division I talent. His success at the PA event coupled with quality performances at the West Virginia Open ID Showcase in July and the Fall College Prospect Program in September was followed by his verbal commitment to West Virginia University late in 2013. Ennis will be the first West Virginia prospect to travel to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the PBR Super 60 Pro Showcase in the 12 year history of the event. The February 2nd event, held on Super Bowl Sunday every year, will showcase many of the top draft eligible prospects in the 10 state PBR coverage area in front of MLB scouts. Ennis is ranked No. 1 in WV and No. 221 in the PBR combined Class of 2014 rankings.

Zach MinnickC/3B/RHP Zach Minnick, Logan HS, Class of 2015

Minnick has seen his stock explode on the national level since a breakout performance as a member of Team Pennsylvania at the PBR Midwest Future Games in August. The 6-foot, 215-pound prospect, ranked No. 1 in WV and No. 36 in the PBR combined Class of 2015 rankings, showcased raw power with the bat and a big arm during his time in Bloomington, Indiana. Minnick earned his spot on the Team PA roster following his performance at the WV Open ID Showcase in July. He has also had impressive performances in the Fall College Prospect Program and at the Elite Prospect Showcase in November.

Logan GoodnightSS/2B Logan Goodnight, The Linsly School, Class of 2016

While Goodnight has not attended a PBR event, the exposure he received from being named the No. 1 prospect in the WV Class of 2016 helped him to gain exposure on the national level. Goodnight, ranked No. 23 in the PBR Combined rankings in his class, announced his verbal commitment to Penn State this fall following a standout summer playing travel baseball with Chandler Baseball.

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