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Preseason All State: Early Thoughts


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By Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Scouting Director

The Preseason All State was held on Sunday, February 12 at Diamond Pros in Glen Arm, MD. Over 50 players were in attendance, and Maryland/Delaware talent was on display from all over. Today we give you our early thoughts on just a handful of the many talented players after letting the event marinate for a day.

Very impressive to see the progression of Calvert Hall's Garrett Matheny. The athletic catching prospect stole the show during the day first off with his powerful frame followed immediately by an impressive 6.64 60-yard dash. Matheny then posted a 1.95 pop with his 78 mph velocity followed by a power display at the plate with his quick slightly uphill swing driving the ball impressively during BP. The Radford commit's hard work this offseason has paid dividends and Matheny made a strong case for himself to move up in the class of 2017 PBR Maryland Rankings.

JP Murphy, Matheny's teammate and workout partner this off-season, showed why he is one of the top Maryland prospects in the 2018 class. He has grown into his 6-foot-3 frame and added strength to it while also maintaining his speed and athletic skill set. Murphy set new records for himself with a 95 mph exit velo and 89 mph outfield velo.

Uncommitted 2017 Scott Prutting is another to reshape himself and put on an impressive performance during the workout. The Landon third baseman managed to get a new PR in his 60 time with a 7.21 while not running at 100%. Prutting showed nice athleticism defensively while showing a quick stroke at the plate. He was 87 from the outfield and 85 from the infield.

2019 RHP/OF Reece Early looks to have a big 2017 season at Gerstell Academy. The young sophomore was up to 85 mph in this early bullpen session and looks prepared to make a nice jump on the mound this season.

2018 Jeremy Lapp-Barger has made a move to the mound on top of his already skillful outfield ability and the righty looked impressive early after a winter of work, sitting 84-86 in his bullpen with a 73-76 mph breaking ball. This move to the mound could prove to be a good move for the junior as Lapp-Barger looks to have increased his stock.

C Johnny Kampes again showed why he is one of, if not the best catch and throw prospect in the state with another outing with a 1.85 pop behind the dish. Kampes is continuing to develop at the plate as well and is one to watch for this spring.

Quick Hits

2019 Marcus Lee Sang is an interesting two way athlete, showing a quick swing at the plate with gap-to-gap ability. He showed athletic actions in the outfield and was 82 on the day...2019 Ben Nardi showed a quick bat and power potential at the plate with a middle approach. The sophomore was up to 89 with his exit velocity...2018 RHP Tyson Johnson was up to 83 in his bullpen session and showed great pitch ability and feel for three pitches on the day...Keaton Goetzger had another solid workout behind the plate with a 1.95 pop time and quick release to go along with sound receiving skills. He also was able to knock off his 60-yard time by close to half a second...2018 Tim Glavin impressed with his power potential at the plate while posting a 7.25 60-yard dash and 78 mph outfield velo...Will Glock looks poised for a big 2017 season, showing two way ability with a quick arm and pitched at 83 mph during his pen with more in the tank...2018 Andrew Decker improved as well with a sub 2.0 pop and a quick exchange to release, he lowered his 60 time into the 75 ranger and upped his exit velocity to 89. You could tell the young man had ben putting in a lot of effort this past winter. Uncommitted senior Langston Cross of CH Flowers still shows some rawness on the mound, but had some present arm strength from the outfield with his velo up to 83. Cross looks to have more in his tank and also shows some strength at the plate...2019 Noah Cerrud-Osmer of Walter Johnson has an athletic strong frame and moves around the bag well at first base. He does show the ability to play third as well and looks to have some power potential at the plate.

To see the full list of players at the event, CLICK HERE

To see the Statistics story from Monday, CLICK HERE

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