Prep Baseball Report

2021 Scout Day: CT Grind Baseball - Quick Hits

Trevor Brown and PBR New England Staff
PBR New England Co-Director of Scouting

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We would like to thank all who participated in The PBR New England 2021 Scout Day: CT Grind Baseball. This was a great opportunity for 2022-2025 prospects to be put on college recruiting boards. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase. Below we have the complete statistical results from the event as well as the top performers across various different categories.

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2021 Scout Day: CT Grind Baseball - Quick Hits

Position Players

  • Vince Bisbi, 2025, RHH, even feet, showed a level path, good hands to the baseball, 78 mph exit velocity.
  • Joel Collado, 2023, RHH/C, level to up path, hard contact, goes the other way very well, exit of 90 mph. Defensively, well above average, pop time of 1.90-1.97, all throws on the bag. Big time follow.
  • Mickey Covino, 2023, LHH, smooth left-handed swing, level path, spraying it to all fields. The exit velocity of 85 mph. 
  • Scott Gell, 2023 RHH/C, free and easy swing, lift at the end, simple balanced approach, can handle the barrel. The exit velocity was clocked at 90.  Pop time of 1.88-1.90 all throws on the bag.
  • David Heresh, 2023 RHH/C, a twitchy athlete, good strength. Level path, exit velocity of 89 mph. Pop time of 2.04-2.07
  • Nick Hunkele, 2023 RHH/UT, can play all over, the arm action is whippy, working with minimal effort. Would like to see him off the mound at some point.  Simple balanced approach at the plate. 
  • Ryan Johnston, 2025/SS RHH, only in 8th grade, actions and movements are advanced, chance to be a big time player. 
  • Brain Kiska, 2023/1b LHH, a twitchy athlete, a plus runner at 6.6-6.7, swing is short and compact. Could make a move to the OF, big follow.
  • Andrew (AJ) Soldra, 2022 OF/1B, an electric bat from the left side. Showing natural loft and lift to the swing, an all fields approach. A toolsy player, 91 mph exit, 88 mph from outfield and a 6.94 sixty runner. 
  • Ethan Piazza, 2022, LHH/OF, sprays it all over the yard, a 6.8 runner, good footwork and approach in OF, arm shows strength at 81 mph. 
  • Kevin Milewski, 2023, C/1B, swung the bat well at the event, shows power potential, exit of 89 mph, stayed in his and in the middle of the field. Frame is large and thick.
  • Paul Visconti, 2022, OF, a plus athlete, ran a 6.81, twitchy, quick body. The swing is strong, line drive approach, with an exit of 85 mph.
  • Landon Zdru, 2023, RHH/1B, continues to improve offensively, exit of 90 mph.

The Arms

  • Connor Johnston, 2022, RHP, big physical athletic frame. The arm action is free/easy, long and loose on the backside working from a ¾ slot. The fastball was up to 86 mph, electric at times, and came out of the hand with ease. The breaking ball reached 73 mph, late with depth. 
  • Jacob Cha, 2022, LHP, wiry strong LHP, clean higher slot, works downhill, fastball touched 85 mph, with more in there. The breaking shows velocity to it at 72 mph, showing a feel for the changeup.  Very athletic look for velocity to continue to climb.
  • Nick Hunkele, 2023 RHP, working from a lower slot, lives in the bottom part of the zone, creates sink and run. The fastball was up to 83 mph, more slurve for the breaker at 72 mph. A two-way player could end up on the mound down the road.
  • Joseph DeRienzo, 2022, RHP, longer, thin wiry frame, with room for added weight. The arm action is clean and whippy on the backside, higher slot, working downhill. The fastball was up to 81 mph, electric at times. 
  • Justin Black, 2022, RHP, very smooth delivery, glides out is on time with foot strike, arm working from ¾ slot. The fastball was up 78 mph.
  • Matthew Prete, 2022, RHP, baseball comes out of the hand with ease, fastball up to 78 mph, more in the tank.
  • Rhys Jamali, 2024, RHP, super smooth delivery, arm action is whippy, only in low 70’s, will climb. Showed a real good for changeup, all the makings of a plus pitch.
  • Jake Harmony, 2023, RHP, working from set position, arm is short and clean on the backside. Fastball at 77 mph, with life, good spinner, pounds the zone.