MD Travel Championship Scout Blog: Pt. 2



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By Jerry Shank
MD/VA Scouting Director

Fielders Choice

Dalton Jackson OF Washington 2018 – Hits from an open set up at the plate. Squares up early to hitting position Level swing path with quick hands. Drifts a bit

Zach Depoy RHP/OF Washington 2018 – Strong athletic frame. Sound arm action with reach back after separation. Gets lower half involved. Throws from a three-quarter slot with slight run on his fastball up to 78 mph. Change up shows fade to the pitch at 72 mph.

Marcos Chacon OF/C Tuscarora 2019 – Athletic frame. Hits from a slightly open athletic set up crouched. Shorter swing path at the plate with average bat speed. Short load to hitting position. Like to see more load to generate some power and use his strength in frame.

Will Hertel 1B Saint James School 2020 - Hits from a taller slightly open set up. Short stride to hitting position. Sinks in lower half sat start of swing. Free hands at the plate with average bat speed.

Sammie Roberts IF Loudoun Valley 2018 – Hits from a taller set up. Sinks into lower half in load to hitting position. High hands above the shoulder. Short leg kick in load. Short swing, quick hands in and out of the zone. Hands worked well, would like to see more extension through contact. On the mound has a short arm action throwing from a three quarter slot. Fastball u pto 73 mph with slight run on the pitch.

Caleb Benner RHP/3B Millbrook 2019 – Compact, build up delivery. High leg kick into an almost drop and drive lower half. Short arm action with deception and hides the ball well throwing from and over the top slot. Fastball has slight cut to the pitch at 72 mph.

Cory Roman OF Jefferson (WV) 2018 – Hits from a square set up at the plate. Athletic projectable frame. Short swing path with some bat speed. Looks the part.

David Dinges RHP/IF Jefferson (WV) 2018 – Hits from a taller, slightly open set up at the plate. Shorter swing path with average bat speed. Has room to fill out frame to get stronger. On the mound has a smooth delivery with a longer arm action. Throws from a three-quarter slot up to 76 mph.

Reese Goodlin IF/C Loudoun Valley 2019 – Hits from taller, slightly open setup. Short swing path at the plate, showed nice balance with a middle approach. Hands worked inside ball well. Projectable, athletic frame.

MD So Elite

Scotty Cameron LHP 1B Chopticon 2018 - Athletic frame with room to add on. Quick sound arm action throwing from an almost over the top slot. Shows some arm speed topping out at 81mph. Gets slightl run on the fastball. A bit inconsistent at time with hand positioning on the fastball more behind the ball creating more one-plane action on the pitch. Works down to out with average lower half. Could get more backside intent to his release to create some tilt at release point. Breaking ball has shorter 1/7 action with later break on the pitch. Hits from a taller set up at the plate. Short, direct swing path with some extension through contact.

Zach Roberts OF/IF Chopticon 2018 (Brunswick CC) – Cleaned up his frame filling out and lean with strength. Free hands at the plate, direct to the ball with fast bat speed and pull side pop. Hits from a taller, slightly open set up. Quiet leg kick load to hitting position.. Has turned himself into a nice prospect.

Bryce Estes OF Chopticon 2019 – Hits from a taller set up. Quick simple load to hitting position. Short swing with quick hands. Athletic, quick out of the box. Shows some bat speed at the plate with a level swing path and some extension through contact. Projectable frame to fill out and get stronger. Nice athlete, interesting prospect.

Gavin Tippett SS/UT Chopticon 2019 – Smooth actions from the shortstop position. Quick exchange and release. Hits from an athletic set up at the plate with high hands. Short simple load with quick hands and a shorter path at the plate with bat speed. Nice rhythm throughout. Gap to gap type hitter. Interesting prospect in the 2019 class.

Devin Mattingly RHP/OF Chopticon 2018 – Throws from a lower three-quarter slot. Life on throws. Hits from an athletic slightly open set up. Short swing path with quick hands in and out of the zone with average bat speed. Pull approach. Controlled delivery with pause in rocker step. Nice lower half from backside working through release. Short arm action throwing from a three-quarter slot. Low glove side upon separation that gets inconsistent at times. When keeps stronger, works downhill and creates some tilt on the baseball. Gets run and sink on fastball up to 82 mph. Front side will fly open at times causing arm lag on ball. Shows some arm speed ad has more in tank. Breaking ball has shorter action on the pitch at 66 mph. Interesting pitching prospect.

Austin Watts P/SS St. Mary's Ryken 2019 – Hits from an athletic set up at the plate. Short quick load at the plate, with a shorter swing path and some bat speed. Has some extension through contact. Nice foundation at the plate. Sound actions in the infield. Clean hands and exchange.

Metro Senators

Kendal Riley 3B/OF South County 2019 – Athletic frame. Short, quick arm action throwing from a three-quarter slot. Simple delivery pitching with little effort. Fastball has slight run on the pitch up to 77 mph. Breaking ball has almost 12/6 action up 66 mph.

Ryan Brewer IF West Springfield 2019 – Hits from a slightly open set up flicks hands through zone spreading ball around field. Average bat speed and does a nice job working hands inside baseball at the plate.

Malikai Crawford SS West Potomac 2018 – lean athletic frame. Moves well in the infield from shortstop position. Short arm action with average carry across the diamond. Hits from a square athletic set up. Shorter swing path with quick hand and average bat speed. Showed gap to gap ability at the plate.

Mike Puglisi OF Lake Braddock 2019 – Hits from a square set up. Compact frame. Short load with leg lift to hitting position. Shows a level path at the plate with average bat speed.

Andrew Hurtle RHP 2018 – Lanky, projectable frame. Stretch only. Leg kick to down and out delivery. Gets some lower half involvement throughout. Sound, short arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot. Fastball gets slight run on the pitch up to 76 mph. Breaking ball has gradual action up to 66 mph.

Chris Cable RHP/1B West Springfield 2018 – Projectable frame. Throws from an almost over the top arm angle. Sinks into lower half while working downhill. Pitches with regular effort. Slight head actions down prior to release. Fastball has slight run to the pitch up to 74 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 action on the pitch with average depth up to 66mph.

Max Henry RHP/OF Robinson 2019 – Projectable frame. Controlled delivery. Free arm action throwing from a three-quarter slot. Glides downhill pitching with light effort. Fastball has slight run on the pitch up to 78 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 shape on the pitch with average depth at 67 mph. More in the tank.