Spring Forward: Two-Way Players

Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Director


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With the fall finally wrapped up and the 2017 baseball season coming to an end, we take another extremely way too early look and preview into the 2018 high school season. With this Spring Forward segment we will highlight players to watch over the high school season, separated by categories that are listed below. Today we conclude our section of the pitchers to watch for the 2018 high school season. So far we will have looked into the following categories:

Today we take a look at two-way players. Here are a list of some players across the state who should put up some impressive numbers both on the mound and at the plate. They are invaluable assets to tehir teams and will play key roles in the success of their respective seasons.


Spring Forward: Two-Way Players



Tristan McDonough RHP / 1B / Stephen Decatur, MD / 2018

McDonough has been a integral part of Stephen Decatur since his freshmen season, both on the mound and at the plate. This Miami commit has one of the strongest arms in the state with a fastball in the low 90's and has continually developed as an offensive threat. He will anchor the pitching staff this season while also providing a steady bat in the middle of the lineup for the Seahawks.





Thomas Keehn SS / RHP / DeMatha, MD / 2019

The top ranked player in the PBR MD 2019 class is a well known two way threat with his power at the plate and strong arm on the mound. Keehn, a Duke commit, came into his own during his sophomore campaign at DeMatha, stepping into a lead role on the staff while providing a steady bat. Keehn still has his best years in front of him which make for one player to watch this season. 





Kevin Madden SS / RHP / St. Pauls, MD / 2018

Although it wasn't the best of campaigns for St. Pauls during the 2017 season, Madden was one steady force for the team throughout. Madden is an impressive defender  manning the shortstop position while providing gap power as a middle of the order hitter. The Virginia Tech commit's arm strength turned him into a natural option on the mound for St. Paul's with an upper 80's fastball.





Ryan Archibald 3B / RHP / John Carroll, MD / 2018

One of the most versatile players on this list is this talented product of John Carroll HS. Archibald has played the infield and outfield for the Patriots while also serving as a spot starter and closer, proving he has been the jack of all trades for John Carroll. The Arizona commit provides a smooth left handed stroke at the plate with power that should continue to develop while also providing a mid-to-upper 80's fastball and command of a three pitch arsenal.





Scott Cameron 1B / LHP / Chopticon , MD / 2018

Chopticon should be one of the top teams in 4A this season, and Cameron will be a big reason why. A left handed hitter with pull side power and 6.8 speed that can run odwn balls in the outfield or bring steadiness when asked to man first base. Cameron was a top arm for the Braves last season with plenty of inning in 2017 and that shouold only increase for 2018. Expect a big season for this talented young man.





Brady Pearre SS / RHP / Poolesville, MD / 2018

Pearre was a integral part of Poolesvill eduring their campionship run of 3A in 2017 and more of the same should be expected in 2018. Pearre brings a complete game for the Falcons with his steady glove at short, his ability to hit for average, and his quickness to either pressure the base paths or take away hits. Pearre completes that with his ability on the mound being a top player for Poolesville in their quest to repeat as 3A champs





Will Glock RHP / SS / Loyola Blakefield, MD / 2018

Glock spent the better part of 2017 solidifying the middle on the infield with his steady glove from the shortstop position for Loyola in their historic championship season. Glock will once again be a constant force for the Dons lineup but also may see more time on the mound this year as he brings an upper 80's fastball that has reported been up to 90 at times. The Maryland commit looks to have more upside on the mound as he continues to develop.





Joe Seidler RHP / 1B / Chesapeake, MD / 2018

Seidler had one of the biggest breakout seasons during his sophomore campaign, putting up player of the year type numbers and helping lead Chesapeake to the state championship game. As a preseason player of the year candidate in 2017, Seidler again provided a great junior season, playing a major role as the cougars made it to the state championship game for the second straight year. A Radford University commit, Seidler provides a top glove from first base with an upper 80's fastball and big breaking ball who will again be a workhorse this spring.





Sammy Senders LHP / OF / Bullis, MD / 2018

Senders is a nice combination of explosiveness and athleticism who will do a little bit of everything for Bullis this 2018 season. Manning centerfield and providing a top of the order bat in the lineup, Senders will also make his share of starts as well as come out of the bullpen as a tough left handed reliever. Senders has a quick arm with his mid 80's fastball along with a big breaking ball that is one of the better in the state.





Reece Early RHP / OF / Gerstell Academy, MD / 2019

Early has put up impressive numbers for Gerstell as they have continued to be a dominant team in the MIAA C conference and that should continue this spring into his junior campaign. Early looks like his highest upside is on the mound where his fast arm speed continues to impress with more in the tank.





Marcus Lee Sang OF / LHP / Northern, MD / 2019

Lee Sang will play a big role for Northern manning the outfield and being a tough left handed arm in the tough SMAC. Lee Sang brings a sweet lefty cut with pull side power potential and his stock continues to rise on the mound with his deception and arm speed on the mound. A St. John's commit, there is a good chance Lee Sang could continue two way potential at the collegiate level.




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