Maryland Preseason ID: Middle Infield Analysis



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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

The Maryland Preseason ID took place on Sunday, February 21. Over 80 players from across Maryland and Delaware were in attendance showcasing their talent in front of the PBR Maryland staff.

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Over the course of the next week we will be releasing the positional analysis articles with detailed scouting reports on each player in attendance. We shall also identify top performers in each positional category along with a younger talent (2018 and younger) as a Future Watch if applicable.

Today we take a look at the Middle Infielders that participated in the event. Another tough pool of talent to choose from, with many players deserving of Top Performer recognition.

Top Performers

Jacob Paulishak SS Middletown 2017
Athletic projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. Ran a 7.14 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic, slightly open setup. Smooth load to hitting position. Shorter, level swing path with bat speed. Pull side power potential. Nice foundation and potential for more with his continued strength. Exit velocity of 89 mph. Solid footwork with a clean exchange and soft hands in the infield. Work thru the ball well. Loose arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Infield velocity of 81 mph.

Austin Chavis SS Calvert Hall 2017
Athletic frame with room to add more build at 5-foot-10, 153-pounds. Ran a 7.36 60-yard dash. Hits from a tall, slightly open set up. Leg kick in load. Short bat path with extension through contact. Shows some bat speed and gap-to-gap type hitter. Exit velocity of 83 mph. Active feet from the infield. Clean hands and exchange.  Short, whippy arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Infield velocity of 82 mph.

Kristan Curry Jr. SS Avalon 2017
Solid frame at 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. Ran a 6.96 60-yard dash. Smooth, short load with rhythm in swing. Short path to the ball with quick hands and quick bat speed. Does get extension through contact. Shows nice balance throughout the swing. Exit velocity of 79 mph. Short, quick footwork from the infield. Soft hands and clean exchange to release from a short arm action. Throws from across the diamond were at 78 mph.

FUTURE WATCH

Joshua Heath SS Bohemia Manor 2018
Athletic projectable frame at 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Ran a 7.35 60-yard dash.  Hits from a slightly open stance, slightly stacked. Smooth load to hitting position. Short path to the ball with some lower half usage. Shows some bat speed in swing with some extension through contact. Nice balance through swing, gets a bit on his back foot at end. Nice rhythm in swing and has an exit velocity of 82 mph. Active feet with short steps. Works thru the ball well. Short arm action with some elbow lift. Throws from a high ¾ arm slot at 74 mph. Interesting skill set for young prospect especially as he fills out frame. One to keep an eye on.

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Dorian Allen, 2B Archbishop Curley 2019
Athletic projectable frame at 5-foot-10, 145-pounds. Ran a 7.33 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced set up.  Has quick hands and level bat path through contact. Gets on back foot slightly on finish. Exit velocity of 76 mph. Sound footwork from the infield.  Clean exchange, throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Infield velocity of 69 mph.  Would like fett to get more active. Very interesting skill set for young prospect in the 2019 class.

John Andreoli SS Salesianum 2017
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. Ran a 7.53 60-yard dash. 1.66 10-yard split. Hits from a slightly open tall set up. Nice rhythm in swing. Level path to the ball with quick hands. Gets little pull happy at times. Shows some bat speed. Exit velocity of 80 mph. Sound footwork In the infield. Soft hands and clean exchange with loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Infield velocity of 78 mph.

Ryan Bauer SS Rising Sun 2018
Frame with room to grow at 5-foot-8, 140-pounds. Ran a 7.69 60-yard dash. Slightly open set up at the plate in an athletic stance. Smooth load with a stride to hitting position. Has a short path to the ball and through contact. Shows nice balance through swing.  Exit velocity of 70 mph. Sound footwork and clean exchange in the infield. Active feet with clean mechanics.  Infield velocity of 66 mph. Solid skill set for you player and will be one to monitor as he gets stronger.

Richard Cosgrove 2B Southern 2018
Frame with room to grow at 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Ran a 7.60 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced set up. Smooth load with leg kick to position. Level swing path with average bat speed. Exit velocity of 74 mph. Sound footwork with clean exchange. Throws from a high ¾ arm slot. Throws across the infield at 66 mph.

Ronald Dent III SS Dulaney 2017
Solid frame at 5-foot-9, 160-pounds. Ran a 6.94 60-yard dash. Hits from a tall slightly open set up. Balanced leg kick to hitting position. Level path to the ball and through contact with quick bat speed. Nice lower half usage and balance throughout swing. Gets on back side through swing. Active feet in the infield. Clean hands and sound exchange short arm action throwing from a low ¾ almost side arm angle at 73 mph. Interesting prospect to keep an eye on.

Riley Horner SS Washington 2019
Solid frame at 5-foot-7, 135-pounds.  Ran a 7.40 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic, slightly open set up.  Nice rhythm in swing. Short load to hitting position. Level, slightly uphill swing path with average bat speed. Gets lower half involved in swing. Nice foundation as he gets stronger. Exit velocity of 70 mph. Sound footwork in the infield.  Clean exchange with a short arm action and some arm speed. Let’s ball get deep on him at times. Works thru the ball well. Infield velocity of 75 mph. Good fundamental base for the young player.

Joshua Maiste SS Loch Raven 2017
Athletic frame with room to add to at 5-foot-10, 145-pounds. Ran a 7.65 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced, slightly closed setup. Smooth load with short stride to hitting position. Has level swing path with quick hands and average bat speed. Nice balance in swing. Exit velocity of 76 mph. Clean footwork from the infield.  Nice exchange throwing with a short arm action. Ball gets deep at times. Works thru ball well. Infield velocity of 64 mph.

Andrew Mathias 2B Boonsboro 2017
Athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Ran a 7.57 60-yard dash. hits from a blaanced set up. Has short load to hitting position. Short bat path with quick hands. Slight pull type style. Shows nice rhythm with average bat speed. some balance. Exit velocity of 76 mph. Solid footwork in the infield. Sound hands with clean exchange. Short arm action from 3/4 arm angle. Infield velocity of  72 mph.

Arley Shepherd SS Patuxent 2017
Athletic projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. Ran a 7.70 60-yard dash. Hits from a tall open setup. Quick load to hitting position. Has a level swing path with some bat speed. Gets some lower half usage and shows some balance in swing. Exit velocity of 81 mph. Clean footwork and soft hands in the infield. Works thru the ball well. Nice body direction. Loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Infield velocity of 70 mph. Raw skill set and interesting one to keep an eye on.

Brent Sherman 2B Chopticon 2017
Compact frame with room to grow at 5-foot-8, 135-pounds. Ran a 7.53 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced, athletic setup. Quick load to hitting position. Level bat path and quick hands with average bat speed. Shows some balance. Exit velocity of 75 mph. Active feet in the infield. Sound hands and clean exchange. Short arm action throwing from a ¾ to low ¾ arm slot. Infield velocity of 68 mph.

Derek Taitano 2B Leonardtown 2016
Solid frame at 5-foot-8, 160-pounds. Ran a 7.93 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly stacked athletic setup. Short load to hitting position. Short swing path with quick hands. Shows some extension through contact. Lands a bit closed on swing. Shows some bat speed. Exit velocity of 81 mph. Sound foot work in the infield. Clean exchange, short arm action throwing from high ¾ arm slot. Infield velocity of 74 mph.

Gage Walklett 2B Bohemia Manor 2017
Athletic frame with room to add on at 5-foot-10, 140-pounds. Ran a 7.44 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced set up.  Nice rhythm. Short load to hitting positon. Short swing path to the baseball with quick hands. Gets some extension after contact.  Middle of the field type hitter. Active feet and smooth actions in the infield. Works thru the ball well. Short arm action throwing across the infield. Infield velocity of 72 mph. Interesting skill set as he gets stronger.

Cole Shipley 2B Oakdale 2017
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Ran a 7.96 60-yard dash. Balanced setup at the plate. Longer, slight double tap load. Level swing path with average bat speed. Consistently got barrel to baseball. Gets lower half to work and shows balance throughout swing. Exit velo of 74 mph. Sound footwork fielding the ball.  Clean exchange to a short arm action. Confident first step. Infield velocity of 73 mph.

Matthew Szedlock 2B Gerstell Academy 2018
Frame with room to add on at 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. Ran a 7.90 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic set up. Loads back with sweeping leg kick. Short swing path to the ball. Gets slightly uphill at times. Shows some rhythm. Gets some lower half usage. Exit velocity of 74 mph. Active footwork in the infield. Clean exchange to throw. Short arm action with infield velocity of 68 mph.

Luke Weddell 2B Queen Anne’s 2018
Solid frame with room to grow at 5-foot-9, 130-pounds. Ran a 7.98 60-yard dash. Hits from a square tall setup.  Short load. Short bat path with some extension. Gets uphill at times. Exit velocity of 75 mph. Active feet from the infield. Nice actions from the infield. Quick hands and exchange to a short arm action.  Has an infield velocity of 72 mph.

Dylan Young 2B Chesapeake 2019
Frame with room to grow at 5-foot-8, 130-pounds. Ran a 8.15 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic, slightly open setup at the plate.  Short load with high leg kick. Level swing path with quick hands and average bat speed. Room to get stronger. Show some balance throughout swing. Exit velocity of 76 mph. Solid footwork and actions in the infield. Soft hands with a clean exchange.  Short arm action throwing from a low ¾ arm slot. Gets rid of the ball quickly.  Infield velocity of 70 mph.

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