Prep Baseball Report

WV Top Prospect Games: Previewing the Pitchers

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting 

As we approach the 2015 WV Top Prospect Games we will take a look at players by position highlighting some of the top prospects on the roster. Today we begin our preview by taking a look at the 27 pitchers scheduled to toe the rubber. This number will still grow by one as their is still one roster spot to be filled by a pitcher.

A total of seven West Virginia pitchers that are currently in the Class of 2016 rankings will take to the mound over the course of the two day event on August 8 and 9. Bradley DavisJacob Bolander, Zac McNeel and Logan Smith currently sit at No. 9 through No. 12 in the rankings and are among the top uncommitted seniors in the state. Brandon Chandler (No. 26), Jared Cleghorn (No. 30) and Hunter Haddix (No. 33) round out the group of ranked arms that should draw significant interest from the schools in attendance.

A pair of Class of 2017 pitchers should represent Ohio well. Dylan Appolloni (No. 38) in the Ohio Class of 2017 rankings and Sam Wilson will make the trip from the Columbus area to throw on the first day of the event. 

Pennsylvania will also be well represented on the hill. A total of seven pitchers that impressed at the recent Western PA College Prospect Showcase will make the trip south. Among those making the trip from the north, 2017 righty Cory Storm (84-86) and 2016 righty Scott Hughes (82-84) should turn some heads.

Following is a look at the complete list of pitchers scheduled to throw over the course of the two days.

Name State School Class Pos
Dylan Appolloni OH Bishop Watterson 2017 RHP
Trevor Barnes WV IMG 2017 1B/LHP
Jacob Bolander WV East Fairmont 2016 RHP
Jared Bumpus WV Ripley 2016 LHP/1B
Lane Casto WV Ripley 2017 3B/RHP
Brandon Chandler WV Woodrow Wilson 2016 RHP/3B
Jared Cleghorn WV Bridgeport 2016 RHP/OF
Bradley Davis WV Jefferson 2016 LHP
Corey Fogle PA Connellsville 2016 3B/RHP
Bryce Funa PA Somerset 2016 RHP
Bryce Grenet PA Pine-Richland 2018 RHP
Hunter Haddix WV Bridgeport 2016 RHP/1B
Scott Hughes PA Central Valley 2016 RHP
John Judy WV Hampshire 2016 C/RHP
Nick Kempa PA Vincentian Academy 2016 RHP/1B
Logan McCoy WV Ripley 2016 LHP
William (Zac) McNeel WV Cabell Midland 2016 RHP
J.P. Pellis PA Greensburg Central Catholic 2016 LHP
Blake Randell PA Ellwood City 2016 OF/LHP
Jared Shawver WV Logan 2016 LHP/OF
Noah Short WV Winfield 2018 RHP/MIF
Logan Smith WV Bridgeport 2016 LHP
Josh Stegmaier WV Morgantown 2016 RHP/3B
Cory Storm PA Hollidaysburg 2017 RHP/MIF
Hunter Treece PA Pine-Richland 2017 RHP/OF
Sam Wilson OH Dublin Jerome 2017 RHP


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