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MD Preseason ID & Rising Stars Superlatives: Best Hit Tool


Jamie Naill Jr
Maryland Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Maryland continued the preseason event circuit with our Maryland Preseason ID and Rising Stars Showcases at Absolute Sports Performance in Abingdon, Maryland on January 28th. Click the links below to view the full stat releases from both events.

MD Preseason ID Stat Release

MD Rising Stars Stat Release

We now turn our attention to superlatives. This week, we will highlight top players across both events throughout a plethora of offensive, defensive and pitching categories. Continuing our superlatives coverage is a look at 26 players who showcased the bets hit tool from the event.



Andy Blanck

Class of 2027 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Severn
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Canes Mid Atlantic Black
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Brooks Caslin

Class of 2028 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2028
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite 2028
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Joseph Choe

Class of 2027 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Team XP 15u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Roman Cobb

Class of 2027 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: API
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Hunter Dunst

Class of 2027 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Calvert Hall
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: US Elite MidAtlantic 2027
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Aidan Espejo

Class of 2026 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: North Point
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Maryland Hustle Showcase 16u
  • Height: 5-4
    Weight: 125lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Luke Gamble

Class of 2027 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Arundel
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 15U Canes Mid-Atlantic Scout
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Mason Glover

Class of 2028 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2028
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Sussex Academy
    State: DE
  • Summer Team: Delmarva Aces
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Joshua Hays

Class of 2026 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Harford Technical High School
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Team XP
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Nick Hevner

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Great Mills High
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Tide Showcase
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Will Kelly

Class of 2027 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Loyola-Blakefield
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: SBA MD Prime
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 173lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Reid Kimball

Class of 2027 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Poolesville
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Dig In National
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




Drew Kittelberger

Class of 2027 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Calvert Hall
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 2027 US Elite National
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R




Benjamin Lopez

Class of 2026 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Old Mill
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Rawlings Prospects 2026
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




Stanley Matthews Jr.

Class of 2027 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 5 Star National Mid Atlantic
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 135lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Logan Moran

Class of 2027 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Severna Park
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid-Atlantic Red Sox
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 178lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Nico Patil

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Northwest High
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Bradley Baseball Academia
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Will Rhine

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: John Carroll
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Wow Factor National
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




Charlie Rothbard

Class of 2028 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2028
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: IMG Academy
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 14U Wow Factor Nation 14U Broward Bengals
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 201lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Judah Shirlen

Class of 2027 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Archbishop Spalding
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: API Cavs
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R




Nolan Soares

Class of 2027 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Stephen Decatur
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Delmarva Aces East
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Blake Wheatley

Class of 2028 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2028
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Saint Michaels
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: SBA MD Prime, SBA Mid Atlantic Scout
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Joshua Whiting

Class of 2027 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Atholton
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: HCYP RAIDERS
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Gavin Wilcox

Class of 2028 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2028
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Five Star Mid Atlantic 14u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 172lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Nathaniel Wilk

Class of 2025 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Hammond
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic dirtbags
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jordan Workman

Class of 2028 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2028
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Stephen Decatur
    State: MD
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R