Elite Prospect Showcase Analysis: a Look at the Unsigned Seniors



By Greg Williams
PA/WV Director of Scouting

The 2015 Elite Prospect Showcase took place Saturday, November 7th at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA with 75 prospects from four  states displaying their skills. Today we begin our analysis of all prospects in attendance by reviewing members of the Class of 2016. While just four of the prospects in attendance fall into the category of unsigned seniors, each flashed next level abilities that should entice schools that are still looking to take a closer look.

Cameron AlvarezCameron Alvarez made a big impression as the lone prospect in attendance hailing from West Virginia. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder served notice that a breakout senior season could be on the horizon. Alvarez saw limited time on a talented Cougars' roster that brought home a 2015 AAA state title in West Virginia. The athletic outfielder showcased an accurate arm (85 mph) with solid straight line carry and the ability to play through the baseball. Alvarez ran a 6.75 60-yard dash and projects well at any of three outfield positions at the next level. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a heel raise stride to initiate his swing. Alvarez generates solid barrel whip (87 mph bat exit) with a quiet load and above average hip turn. The senior displayed some present power and a feel for the barrel in a very good round of batting practice.


3B Dominic Peroni, Laurel Highlands HS (PA)

Dominic PeroniThe standout among the group was easily 3B Dominic Peroni (Laurel Highlands). The 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitter put on a clinic in batting practice smashing line drives to all fields from a slightly open stance. Peronni displayed excellent balance and present power with a bat exit velocity of 91 mph. A 6.95 runner, Peroni showed above average range and light feet with a soft glove hand defensively. He showed his readiness as a defender at the next level with well above average 92 mph arm strength and the ability to make all plays on the move. Currently ranked No. 53 in the PA Class of 2016, Peroni will likely be fielding plenty of calls over the coming week following his stellar performance.

1B Kolby Wolf, Riverside HS (PA)
Kolby WolfWolf is a solidly built 5-foot-10, 185-pound right-handed hitter. He starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. Wolf uses an explosive lower half to generate significant barrel whip (93 mph bat exit). He barreled the baseball routinely during a solid round of batting practice while showing present power, especially to the alleys. Wolf moves well enough (7.24 60-yard dash) to envision a potential move to a corner outfield spot at the next level. He displayed capable glove work around the bag at first base and an accurate 73 mph arm across the diamond.

C Blake Rorhbacher, Trinity HS (PA)
Blake RohrbacherRorhbacher is a physical 6-foot-2, 225-pound backstop that flashed pop times of 2.12-2.16 on throws of 74 mph from the crouch. The physical senior showed a solid set up, a soft receiving hand and quick feet with little wasted movement. Rorhbacher impressed during a solid round of batting practice with present power in his right-handed swing. He begins from a square stance and initiates his swing with a short toe-tap stride. Rorbacher displayed a sound feel for the barrel with present power to the pull side and a bat exit velocity of 91 mph.


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