Fall Scouting Notes: Motor City Pride, Grand Rapids Diamonds, Elite

Mon September 10, 2012

Here are some scouting notes from our time in Battle Creek this past weekend.  We were able to watch the Motor City Pride, Grand Rapids Diamonds, and Kalamazoo Maroons.  


Motor City Pride 
Chris Horvath, RHP, St. Anne's HS, 2013- The Pride got a good effort from a Canadian named Chris Horvath.  Horvath is out of St. Annes High School in Windsor, Ontario, right across the U.S. border.  Horvath was a lanky righthand pitcher who sat consistently between 82-84 mph and bumped 85 mph a few times.  He did show that he had some good arm side run

Ben London, 3B/RHP, Birmingham Groves, 2014- London only stands 5-foot-8 but he did have a little pop in the bat.  He took some good consistent swings making solid contact and barreling up with a wood bat.

Harrison Wenson, C/1B/3B, Univ. Detroit Jesuit, 2013- Wenson, a Michigan commit looked fine behind the plate.  His physical presence is apparent when you walk into the park.  At the plate his hands certainly work well and he's got pop.

Alex Peczynski, MIF, Detroit Catholic Central, 2013- Peczynski had a solid day.  He had good actions in the field and got down the line in 4.66 seconds.



Grand Rapids Diamonds
Mitch Horgan, RHP, Caledonia, 2015- Horgan threw for the Diamonds against the Pride in Game 1.  He was 82-84 mph.  Recently we have seen him up to 87mph as he enters his sophomore year.

Logan Magsig, SS/MIF, Hudsonville, 2014- Magsig, a Midwest Futures Representative sung the bat fairly well on the day.  He collected three hits on the day including two doubles down the left field line.  He was scheduled to pitch but a solid performance by Oliver Jaskie didn't allow it to happen.

Oliver Jaskie, LHP, Forrest Hills Central, 2014- Jaskie continues to show that he knows how to pitch and pitch effectively.  His breaking ball was tighter than what he have seen in the past and his change up again was a really effective pitch.  His change is advanced for such a young age.



Elite
Dakota Mekkes, RHP/C, Jenison, 2013- Mekkes is very interesting and very under the radar.  A 6-foot-6 righty Mekkes, is a three sport athlete that is just now starting to focus on baseball.  He was 83-86 mph on the day with average breaking stuff.  He has potential to be a good prospect as he hones his skills.

Clark McBain, SS/MIF, Otsego, 2014- McBain showed solid defensive skills making all the necessary plays.  He had good actions and a solid arm across the diamond.

Patrick Leatherman, RHP/1B, Jenison, 2014- Leatherman a big righthand pitcher showed some flashes of good stuff.  He was 80-84 mph yesterday but in the summer we have seen him up to 86 mph.