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MD/DE Scout Blog: Naill's Notes (4/8-4/9)

Jamie Naill Jr
Prep Baseball MD Scouting Director

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MD Scouting Director, Jamie Naill provides scout notes and video on over 10 players seen from last week's matchups on April 8th and 9th. Naill was on site to see Quince Orchard host Bethesda-Chevy Chase on Monday, then see the Barons play host to Walt Whitman on Tuesday. Click the link below and head to the "2024 High School" tab to view our full MD/DE 2024 High School Headquarters, including HS Rankings, Heat Sheet, Scout Blogs, Season Previews, and Preseason All-State Teams.

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Quince Orchard


Shane Beebe C / Quince Orchard, MD / 2027

A player I have not seen a ton of, the freshman certainly stood out at the plate and was a catalyst for the QO offense out of the 9-hole. Rhythm and balance caught my eye first, showcasing fluid hands and some quickness in the barrel through the zone. Notched two barrels in-game, staying consistent with a true gap-to-gap approach with line drive tendencies. Athleticism and quick foot speed are intriguing, adding to the versatile makeup Beebe possesses. One to watch in a loaded 2027 class across the Mid-Atlantic. 

Edward Lipsman RHP / Quince Orchard, MD / 2024

Lipsman came out of the bullpen for the Cougars and kept them in the game, working 3.2 innings pitched, giving up just three hits and no runs. Possessing a long, leaner frame, the arm action is long but showcases some controlled intent through release and a deceiving high three-quarter slot. The fastball worked both sides of the plate with more feel to the arm side at 80-83, grabbing an 84 early. The slider showed shorter shape and was effective in the zone, inducing consistent weak contact and an occasional swing-and-miss at 70-72. The frame, controlled intent, and ability to compete in the zone is what stood out the most. 

Joshua Tseronis OF / Quince Orchard, MD / 2025

A player I have been on for a while, Tseronis continues to impress, and the frame is starting to fill out with muscle mass beginning to garner attention. The left-handed stroke is fluid with strength present in the hands and barrel, consistently producing bat speed through the zone. The ability to stay on the ball and spray line drives with authority to the opposite field has always been high on my list, and the versatile outfielder showcases it with the best of them. Produced two loud hits to the opposite field in the game, including a two-RBI double to left-center field to give QO the lead in the 5th. As the strength continues to develop, power numbers should rise with the added feel for the barrel. 

Jake Witter OF / Quince Orchard, MD / 2024

Usually known for the hit tool, the Salisbury commit showcases some promise on the bump as well, running the fastball into the mid-80s with a big overhand breaking ball. An athletic mover, Witter works up-tempo with the ability to pound the fastball into right-handed hitters. The command was sporadic during the outing, however, the makeup and projection caught my eye and could very well be an option at the next level as the feel for the zone increases.  

Bethesda-Chevy Chase

William Adkinson RHP / Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD / 2025

Got the start for BCC in their game against Quince Orchard and battled adversity well throughout the outing. Possessing a long, projectable 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame, the athleticism is at the forefront and the ability to impact the game in multiple facets is intriguing. An extensive closed build-up on the bump, Adkinson works with a full arm circle delivery with some quick arm speed through that is a tough look to right-handed hitters. The fastball shows some ride through at 83-85, touching 86 a few times with feel to the arm side. The slider plays well off the fastball and is effective when down in the zone, working in the upper 60s while also featuring a late fading changeup down at 75-76 mph. This is certainly an arm to keep eyes on as the frame fills out and the secondary cleans up.


The hit tool is what excites me the most and has been very consistent throughout the spring in the looks that I've gotten. Hitting out of a tall, balanced stance, the hands show minimalistic action in the load but showcase some hand speed through contact. The approach is to the middle with the ability to create backspin to the pull-side gap, showcasing the ability to spray line drives to all fields. The ability to control the body and showcase some barrel feel is intriguing and should only add to the power numbers as the months go by. A true two-way talent who should be gaining a ton of traction across the uncommitted ranks of the 2025 class.

Trent Lopez OF / Bethesda-CC, MD / 2025

A player who caught my eye last spring as a sophomore, Lopez has continued to add strength to the frame and hone in on the hit tool over the winter months. The ability to hit for power to the opposite field has always been consistent, and this spring is no different, as Lopez sent a solo homerun out to right field in the game against Whitman on Tuesday. A fierce competitor with a high motor, the physical outfielder continues to garner attention throughout the class. The hands are quick at the dish with some uphill action through the zone that plays into the whole field strength portrayed. The arm strength is present as well and bodes well for the versatility at the next level.

Adam Niman OF / Bethesda-CC, MD / 2024

Yet another fierce competitor in the BCC lineup, the Trinity College commit is a prototypical leadoff stick that provides high-end speed and an above-average contact rate at the dish. The awareness of the barrel has always played consistently in each of my looks and nothing was different in the game against Walt Whitman. Finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI, including a huge two-RBI single to give the Barons a one-run lead late in the game. It's a balanced operation at the dish with the ability to spray line drives middle to pull side and showcase an occasional ability to create some backspin to the pull side gap. Defensively, Niman can go and get it with the best of them and patrols center field extremely well with speed and a quick first step.

Pierce Tewksbury 3B / Bethesda Chevy Chase, MD / 2024

One of the more high-octane and feared hitters across MoCo, the Gettysburg College commit has impressed early this spring and the power to the pull side is loud and consistent. The hands are strong and explode through the zone which plays into quick barrel speed. Utilizing a slightly uphill path, backspin is consistently produced and the physical frame allows for power numbers to continue to climb each look. The rhythm and body control have impressed early and I anticipate the power numbers to only increase at the next level.

Walt Whitman

Sammy Berman SS / Walt Whitman, MD / 2025

The University of Maryland commit consistently impacts the game every time I see Whitman play and nothing was different in the game against Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Over the past year or so, Berman has developed into a legit arm on the bump and is extremely effective for Whitman out of the bullpen. Featuring a fastball that works into the upper 80s and low 90s, Berman's arm strength is on full display and the pitch-ability impresses each time I see him. The fastball jumps out of the hand with the ability to change eye levels and induce swing and miss in the zone. The breaking ball varies in shape and is thrown in any count to both right and left-handed hitters with the ability to induce weak contact. The changeup is the difference maker and is effective against left-handed hitters, staying low in the zone with some dive action. When in the zone consistently, Berman is a key arm for this high-powered Whitman squad.


I have always been a fan of the swing and Berman continues to increase the hit tool with developments that add to his versatility on the offensive side. The frame has always been physical and the athleticism has always seemed to come to the forefront of his game, and now, the approach is more consistent than it ever has been and the barrel awareness has followed. The ability to spray line drives to the opposite field with authority is special, staying on the ball with quick hands and some whip in the barrel. A rhythmic leg kick load transfers the weight to the backside, allowing the hips to explode through. I like the balance and quick first step out of the box, adding to the athleticism that Berman possesses. This is a high riser with power numbers on the cusp of becoming real. Defensively, the hands and footwork certainly play up the middle with arm strength that is only increasing as the body continues to mature. 

Ethan Murley C / Walt Whitman, MD / 2024

The two-way ability is special for the 6-foot-6, 220-pound Ithaca College commit and the hit tool was on full display in the game against Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Finished the game 4-for-4 with 5 RBI, including 2 no-doubt home runs. It's a slightly crouched, balanced setup at the dish with solid separation in the hands and plenty of uphill action through contact. The ball jumps off the barrel with loud strength to the pull side, staying consistent with a middle-of-the-field line drive approach. The balance stays consistent throughout the operation, sinking into the back side well. with strong lower-half involvement. Also featuring an upper 80s, low 90s fastball, Murley is a staple throughout the Whitman roster and is a big part of their success thus far this spring.  

Wells Twining RHP / Walt Whitman, MD / 2025

One of the more intriguing arms our staff was able to see this offseason was the University of Pennsylvania commit, and the excitement certainly transferred early this spring. Got the start against Bethesda-Chevy Chase and battled adversity throughout, working 4.2 innings pitched, striking out six, and scattering three earned runs. It's a tall, imposing look on the bump, standing 6-foot-6 with plenty of controlled intent through a high three-quarter release. The fastball jumps out of the hand to both sides of the plate at 87-89 mph with still plenty more in the tank. The breaking ball showed immense intrigue with the ability to backfoot the sharp breaker to left-handed hitters in any count, while also inducing whiffs in the zone. The changeup is still developing, however, when down in the zone it plays effectively off the upper 80s heater. This is an arm on the brink of breaking out and the projection jumps out.