Prep Baseball Report

Revisiting the 2015 WV Top Prospect Games

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Its been five months since the 2015 WV Top Prospect Games so we thought it might be time to take a look back and review what has taken place since that time and make some predictions about what lies on the horizon for some prospects in attendance.


Nine prospects that participated have gone on to announce college commitments to date. All nine are current seniors and seven hail from West Virginia. Nitro's Matt Jewell got the party started in November when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Division I Wright State University. A total of seven of those that have made commitments will compete for Division II schools and will have the opportunity to see each other on a diamond at the next level. Ripley outfielder Cody Pittenger is the lone prospect to commit to a junior college. The left-handed hitter will be heading to North Carolina to become a member of the Surry CC baseball program.

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Jacob Bolander WV East Fairmont 2016 RHP Seton Hill
Jared Bumpus WV Ripley 2016 LHP Glenville State
Corey Fogle PA Connellsville 2016 3B California of PA
Dylan Foster WV Woodrow Wilson 2016 C Alderson Broaddus
Matt Jewell WV Nitro 2016 C Wright State
Zachary Lively WV South Charleston 2016 2B Glenville State
Logan McCoy WV Ripley 2016 LHP WV Wesleyan
Brady Minetti PA Montour 2016 2B Lake Erie
Cody Pittenger WV Ripley 2016 OF Surry CC

Who's next?

Class of 2016

A number of current uncommitted seniors had solid performances over the course of the two day event. Following is a list of those that are most likely to make college announcements in the coming months.

+ Fargo Camerlengo MIF (Brooke, WV)
   - 7.01 runner / solid defender / ranked No. 18 in the WV Class of 2016

+ Jared Cleghorn RHP (Bridgeport, WV)
   - tops at 84 mph / CG win in AA State title game in June / ranked No. 19 in WV
     Class of 2016

+ Scott Hughes RHP (Central Valley, PA)
   - sits 82-84 / 11/5 CB at 74 mph / ranked No. 174 in PA Class of 2016

+ Zac McNeel RHP (Cabell Midland, WV)
   - tops at 85 mph / projectable 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame / ranked No. 12 in WV
     Class of 2016

+ Logan Smith LHP (Bridgeport, WV)
   - sits in low 80s with significant arm-side run / Projectable 6-foot-4 frame / ranked
     No. 11 in WV Class of 2016

+ Josh Stegmaier RHP/3B (Morgantown, WV)
   - tops at 84 mph off mound / solid arm strength and above average defensive
     abilities / ranked No. 25 in WV Class of 2016

Top Underclassmen

This year's junior class has four Division 1 commits among the top seven players in our player rankings. Following is a look at those juniors that participated most likely to add to the list of college commitments over the next year.

+ Drew Hefner RHP (East Fairmont, WV)
   - advanced defensive abilities / solid left-handed bat / ranked No. 5 in WV Class of

+ Kirk Jennings 3B/OF (Cabell Midland, WV)
   - 6-foot-4, 190-pound 6.70 runner / above average defender at two positions /
     ranked No. 2 in WV Class of 2017

+ Josh Petit SS (George Washington, WV)
   - solid defender with physical frame / left-handed hitter with middle of the order run
     producing potential / ranked No. 4 in WV Class of 2017

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