WV Open ID Showcase: Class of 2015 Analysis

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Logan HS C/3B Zach Minnick arrived at the WV Open ID Showcase as the No. 1 ranked prospect in the WV Class of 2015. He departed with the potential to jump onto the national recruiting scene with a complete performance in all facets of the game.

Following is a breakdown of the West Virginia prospects in attendance from the Class of 2015. CLICK HERE for complete results of all prospects in attendance.

C/3B Dillon Curtin, The Linsly School, Class of 2015

Curtin is a 5-foot-8, 170-pound prospect that showcased a 70 mph arm out of the crouch with pop times of 2.09-2.15. He showed a clean ball exchange, quick feet and accurate throws. Curtin showcased an 80 mph bat exit velocity hitting out of a square stance. The right handed hitter uses a weight shift approach at the plate and showed the ability to square the baseball often during his round of batting practice.

3B/SS David Delawder, Hampshire HS, Class of 2015

Delawder showed well in all facets of the game. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect showcased soft hands and good feet with throws of 75 mph across the diamond. Delawder utilizes a high hands load to create barrel whip and an 81 mph bat exit velocity from the right side of the plate. He hits out of a slightly open stance with a toe tap trigger and displayed the ability to barrel the baseball consistently to all fields. Delawder ran a 7.34 60-yard dash.

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

Minnick was as good as advertised, and then some. The 6-foot, 215-pound C/3B began his day by running an impressive 7.12 60-yard dash for a prospect his size. Minnick then showcased an 84 mph arm across the diamond from 3B with good carry to his throws. He proceeded to display a plus arm from behind the plate on throws of 83 mph from the crouch and pop times of 1.87-1.97. Minnick turned in the top bat exit velocity of the day at 96 mph and displayed legitimate power potential during a solid round of batting practice. He capped his "Top Prospect" performance by sitting 86-88 from the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot. Minnick also displayed a two-seam fastball with arm side run at 87 mph, a 74 mph 11/5 breaking curveball and a 76 mph splitter. Minnick has been added to the Team Pennsylvania roster for the Midwest Future Games in August and is likely to make an immediate impression on the national recruiting scene with his advanced skill set.

C/2B Eric Starliper, Morgantown HS, Class of 2015

Starliper is a 5-foot-6, 155-pound catcher that ran an 8.31 60-yard dash and showcased a bat exit velocity of 74 mph. The right-handed hitter utilizes a slightly open stance and a high hands load to produce barrel whip. Starliper displayed quick feet and a clean transfer on throws of 64 mph out of the crouch. His arm strength and 2.16-2.22 pop times should improve as Starliper continues to mature physically.

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