Preseason All-State: Position Early Thoughts Pt. 1


Jerry Shank
Maryland Director

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The Preseason All-State was held on Sunday February 18th at Diamond Pros baseball in Glen Arm Maryland. Over 100 players performed in front of the PBR scouting staff and showcased their ability prior to the upcoming high school season. We are going to take this week and take a deeper look into the event highlighting some of the top performances. Today we look at the position side of the event after looking at pitcher yesterday.

Early Thoughts: Position Players Pt. 1

Antonio Barranca C / 3B / Calvert Hall, MD / 2020

Barranca has added plenty of physicality to his frame now at 6-foot-3, 215-pounds. That strength was evident at the plate where the talented 2020 showed off pop at the plate and an exit velocity of 88 mph.

Cody Brick SS / RHP / Catonsville, MD / 2019

Brick has a physical frame at 6-foot-3, 230-pounds. Though he plays middle infield, with his frame he more than likely projects to a corner where he can provide pop at the plate. He took some of the more impressive round of BP during the event, making loud contact consistently.

Tremayne Cobb Jr SS / 2B / CH Flowers, MD / 2019

The Hartford commit has always shown his athleticism and clean fielding skills at the plate, but this weekend I thought Cobb showed off his development at the plate. He hits from an open set up with a high leg kick and has quick hands with an aggressive swing at the plate. Expect another big season coming from the CH Flowers junior.

Brendon Davis 1B / 3B / Georgetown Prep, MD / 2018

Davis, a Southern University commit continued to show his advanced offensive ability at the plate with his short stroke and power potential, making loud contact throughout both his BP sessions. What may have been more impressive this weekend however, was his development and increased athleticism, taking almost half a second off his 60 yard dash and moving around well at the bag at first base. He will be a dangerous force at the plate on a talented Georgetown Prep team this spring.

Tyler DeMartino OF / 3B / Whitman, MD / 2019

DeMartino made quite a name for himself last year with the bat, skyrocketing with his pop at the plate and ability to handle any type of pitcher coming at him. This weekend was no different. Getting to watch him more closely and what stood out was his control of the barrel and his ability to get the sweet spot on the baseball consistently. Always fun to watch a hitter at his craft and the West Virginia looks poised for another strong year.

Bobby Duffy 3B / RHP / North Harford, MD / 2020

Duffy has a short path to the ball and gets nice extension through contact. He showed a gap to gap approach at the plate with some strength to the pull side. Currenlty a middle infielder, he may move to a corner at the next level, but looks to be a solid offensive infield prospect.

Lane Gay C / 1B / Saint James, MD / 2019

Gay is an interesting catching prospect, showing a short swing at the plate and some surprising pop. His hands looked more free at the plate with some bat speed. Behind the plate Gay was up to 73 mph from behind the plate and a quick exchange. The 2019 grad may be one to keep an eye on this spring.