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Fall Underclass Invitational: Quick Hits

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Scouting Director

The Fall Underclass Invitational was held on Saturday, November 5th on the campus of Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD. 41 players from across the state participated in front of the PBR Maryland Scouting staff and numerous colleges from around the region. Today we give you our first thoughts from the event.

+ 2018 Paul Nixon put on a power display during his BP rounds at the Fall Invite, taking several balls out of the park showing off the strength within his 6-foot-2, 230-pound frame. The Archbishop Curley junior looks to be one of the top power threats in the state.

+Curley was well represented at the event in general as Nick Brown (2018) and Tyler Locklear (2019) again showed well during the event. Brown cover ground in the outfield with gap-to-gap ability at the plate. Locklear has a quick bat with pull side pop and potential power to all fields as he develops to go along with his 96 mph exit velocity. Curley 2019 pitcher Colton Knoble topped at 83 mph with more in the tank.

+Georgetown Prep 1B Brendon Davis was another powerful bat on the day taking lively swings at the plate Davis showed sound actions around the bag at first and looks like a candidate to add some power to the Georgetown Prep lineup for the 2017 season.

+OF Ethan Wentzlaff built off of his strong showing during the Fall Review west to improve across the board. He ran a 6.99 60-yard dash with 85 mph velocity from the outfield and a 94 mph exit velocity.

+2020 C/RHP Dom Velazquez has a bright future with his skills behind the plate and short swing offensively. Velazquez also pitched up to 81 on the day showing nice feel for a breaking ball and a quick arm.

+Catcher RJ Price of John Carroll is a solid catching prospect with his 1.99 – 2.07 pop and 7.21 60-yard dash. Price has quick hands at the plate with 87 mph exit velocity.

+Johnny Kampes of Bohemia Manor posted one of the best pop times ever at a PBR Maryland event with his 1.80 pop time. An extremely quick transfer to release with ncie carry on his throws.

+Staying on the catcher bandwagon, Keaton Goetzger was another catcher that showed sub 2.0 pop time with a 1.94 as his best.

+St. Mary’s infielder Nick Cinquanto had a strong workout on the day moving well in the infield with a quick bat at the plate.

+Justin Caesar of Archbishop Spalding has a slight frame, but packs quite a punch. The middle infield prospect moves well around the field with quick hands and exchange to go along with bat speed at the plate. Caesar also got up to 84 on the mound during the workout.

+PBR Future Games Team Mid-Atlantic members Brandon Cook and Joe Seidler both got on the mound and topped out at 85 on the day.

Stat Correction

++Travis Rinker’s velocity numbers were incorrect on the stats sheet. He was 83 mph from the outfield with a pop time ranging from 2.09 – 2.14. His catcher velocity was 76 mph with an 87 mph exit velocity.++

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