Team New England Future Games Spotlight: Trevor Gustavson, C/1B

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By Dylan Hefflinger
New England Editor in Chief/Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR New England will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent the New England states at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Michael Burrows, RHP/SS
+ Dylan McNary, SS/2B
+ Joe Simourian, OF
+ Trevor Gustavson, C/1B
+ Travis Lane, RHP/1B
+ Jonathan Morrison, RHP
+ Bryce Reagan, 3B/SS
+ Brenden Cournoyer, RHP

Interested in attending a PBR New England event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

Team New England Future Games Spotlight: Trevor Gustavson, C/1B

Trevor GustavsonName: Trevor Gustavson
Position: C/1B
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 215 pounds
High School: Saint John's
Summer Team(s): North East Baseball

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: Right-handed hitting catcher with a flat swing and a chance to hit for power as he matures. The tee exit velocity was 90, out of a low stance setup with a wide base. The barrel is flat through the zone. The pop time was 1.99 and he receiving is a bit raw now but can improve with reps. The feet work well on the transfer and needs to throw the top half of the ball. Arm strength needs to improve, 69 from back there. Arm is loose and should be easy for him to improve. Ran a 4.82 out of the box.

Date: 12/6/14
Scouting Report: Power in the bat is the first thing that comes to the forefront when watching this 6-foot-1, 215-pound catcher. Tee exit velocity of 89 mph and the bat is long and strong. The barrel is flat through the zone and the feet are quiet, stable out of a semi-crouched stance. The hand path is simple and clean. The body needs some strength and growth but he could be a dangerous offensive player these next couple years. Threw 76 mph in the infield and 73 behind the dish. Ran a 5.53 40-yard dash and showed loose actions while moving around at the showcase. Pop time of 1.98 with a long arm path and feet that are happy back there. The tools to catch are there, just needs some cleaning of technique and experience. Probably an offensive catcher/first baseman in the future. Definite follow across the board.

Thoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the New England states: "I am honored to be selected to play in the Futures Game and represent New England. I am looking forward to playing well and getting in front of schools from other parts of the country."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has helped me in the recruiting process by giving me an opportunity of play in front of colleges. They have also helped by getting my name recognition through the internet and social media."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received (All-State teams, Preseason all-state teams, league honors, honor roll, etc): PBR Preseason All-State Team, 9th in PBR MA rankings, Invite to Area Code Training Camp, Top 1000 MLB/D1 College Prospects by Scouting News, Top Position Player/Power Bat at PBR Western MA Preview, Worcester County Fall League All-Star, Honor Roll.

2015 Statistics:

.417 Avg, .568 OBP,  16 Runs, 19 RBIs

.347 Avg, .393 OBP, .469 SLG, 12 RBIs


2015 PBR Future Games: Team New England

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Owen Batchelder NH Souhegan 2017 LHP
Michael Burrows CT Waterford HS 2018 RHP
Brenden Cournoyer MA Berkshire 2017 RHP
Matthew Gray MA Dexter 2017 3B
Trevor Gustavson MA Saint John's 2017 C
Travis Lane MA Phillips Academy Andover 2018 RHP
Dillon Lifrieri CT Wilton HS 2018 SS
Aidan McLaughlin MA Xaverian 2017 C
Dylan McNary MA Doherty Memorial 2017 SS
Jonathan Morrison MA Hopkins Academy 2018 RHP
Tim Pfaffenbichler CT Windsor Locks 2018 RHP
Dylan Presnal MA Deerfield Academy 2017 RHP
Bryce Reagan NH Souhegan 2018 3B
Robert Regine RI Coventry 2017 SS
Ian Seymour MA St. Johns 2017 LHP
Joe Simourian MA Phillips Andover 2018 OF
Shane Smith MA Governors Academy 2018 RHP
Aaron Soucy CT The Pomfret School 2017 C
Matt Tabor MA Milton Academy 2017 SS


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