Maryland Preseason Preview: Superlatives


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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PBR Maryland hosted its first event of the new year last Saturday at the Metrix Baseball Training Facility in New Windsor. Over 30 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware and Virginia participated in a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland and Mid-Atlantic staff. Today we highlight several top performers across a variety of categories with our Preseason Preview Superlatives.

 

Best Fastball

Noah Burtner RHP Spotswood (VA) 2022 
Eli DeRossi-Cytron RHP Urbana 2023
Lion Gardiner RHP/2B Walt Whitman 2023
Noland Genies RHP Brunswick 2022
Keegan Johnson LHP/OF Urbana 2023
Brayden Stutzman RHP South Carroll 2022

 

Best Breaking Ball

Noah Burtner RHP Spotswood (VA) 2022 
Eli DeRossi-Cytron RHP Urbana 2023
Lion Gardiner RHP/2B Walt Whitman 2023
Noland Genies RHP Brunswick 2022
Thor Hildebrand SS/RHP North County 2023
Keegan Johnson LHP/OF Urbana 2023
Jackson Strzelczyk SS/RHP South Carroll 2023
Brayden Stutzman RHP South Carroll 2022

 

Most Projectable Arms

Gavin Allanach RHP Urbana 2023
Noah Burtner RHP Spotswood (VA) 2022 
Eli DeRossi-Cytron RHP Urbana 2023
Lion Gardiner RHP/2B Walt Whitman 2023
Noland Genies RHP Brunswick 2022
Thor Hildebrand SS/RHP North County 2023
Keegan Johnson LHP/OF Urbana 2023
Brayden Stutzman RHP South Carroll 2022

 

Most Power

Keegan Johnson LHP/OF Urbana 2023
Griffin Madden RHP/1B Allegany 2023
Andrew Purcell C/3B Urbana 2023
Matthew Roche 3B/1B Churchill 2022
Ryan Smolen 1B/3B DeMatha Catholic 2021
Beck Urofsky 3B/RHP Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2022

 

Best Hit Tool

Cristian Banks OF Archbishop Curley 2022
Chris Baynard OF/1B Easton 2023
Carter Costango OF Western STES 2022
Braeden Ford C/RHP South River 2023 
Sean Foster SS/RHP Leonardtown 2023
Lion Gardiner RHP/2B Walt Whitman 2023 
Adam Ippolito OF/C Damascus 2023
Keegan Johnson LHP/OF Urbana 2023
Alec Jones SS/2B Heritage (VA) 2024
Tyler Little OF/2B Tuscarora 2023
Griffin Madden RHP/1B Allegany 2023
Andrew Purcell C/3B Urbana 2023
Matthew Roche 3B/1B Churchill 2022
Ashton Siwald C/SS Queen Anne's 2023
Ryan Smolen 1B/3B DeMatha Catholic 2021
Jackson Strzelczyk SS/RHP South Carroll 2023
Beck Urofsky 3B/RHP Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2022

 

Best Behind the Plate

Matthew Dove C/3B Severna Park 2024
Braeden Ford C/RHP South River 2023
Andrew Purcell C/3B Urbana 2023
Ashton Siwald C/SS Queen Anne's 2023

 

Top Defensive Outfielders

Chris Baynard OF/1B Easton 2023
Carter Costango OF Western STES 2022
Adam Ippolito OF/C Damascus 2023
Keegan Johnson LHP/OF Urbana 2023
Tyler Little OF/2B Tuscarora 2023
 

 

Top Defensive Infielders

Chris Baynard OF/1B Easton 2023
Bradley DeMoss RHP/1B Severna Park 2022
Sean Foster SS/RHP Leonardtown 2023
Thor Hildebrand SS/RHP North County 2023
Alec Jones SS/2B Heritage (VA) 2024
Griffin Madden RHP/1B Allegany 2023
Matthew Roche 3B/1B Churchill 2022
Ashton Siwald C/SS Queen Anne's 2023
Ryan Smolen 1B/3B DeMatha Catholic 2021
Beck Urofsky 3B/RHP Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2022

 

 

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