Futures Showcase: Complete Analysis From Feb. 28th



Dan Cevette
Director, New York

February 28th we held our first-ever Futures Instructional Showcase on the campus of Sullivan CC, Loch Seldrake New York. It was great to see all the young-talent come out and join the PBR family. Here's a look at all the scouting reports from Feb. 28th. Some pretty impressive numbers - very exciting for these young players.

Joseph Garcia, 1B/RHP, Red Hook HS, NY (2018)
Garcia stands an impressive 6-foot-4, 190-pounds with projection written all over him - chance to be very special. At the plate he uses an upright approach, hands power to the ball - 88 mph exit velocity, path is short and strong, barrel stays mostly level through the contact zone, uses long extension, high finish, balance through his swing. At 1B he fields the ball out in front, bends his back some - needs to work on using his legs more, quick arm action, throws from a lower-3/4 slot 76 mph. Pitching - On the mound he uses a side step, high knee lift, hands high near his back side ear. Tempo is paced. Arm action is back slightly towards 2B, shorter and quick. He strides long, throws from a high-3/4 power slot with a fastball sitting 79 mph. Head is over his front knee on release, gets his back side through his finish. Above average player all around.




Zach Klapak, RHP/C, Delaware Valley HS, PA (2018)
Klapak stand 6-foot-0, 185-pounds with a next-level body. At the plate he swings from the left side, high level bat speed (exit velocity off a tee 90 mph). Setup is relaxed with some rhythm to his load. On the pitch he loads back and strides for timing. Short path to the ball, barrel stays mostly level through the contact zone, some extension through the ball, shoulder height finish.  Behind the plate he shows an above average arm, just needs to improve his footwork and release. Throws were on target with a 2.05 pop time, throws from a high-3/4 slot at 76 mph. Extremely gifted young talent to keep an eye on.

David Yankowski, SS/RHP, Ichabod Crane Central HS, NY (2018)

One of the best all around players at the future prospects showcase.  Will play Varsity this year as a Freshman for Ichabod Crane Central HS. Yankwoski stands a strong 5-foot-9, 150-pounds.  At the plate he starts wide and athletic.  His weight starts back with small hell lift for timing.  Hands start just above his shoulder. Rotates front in late and gains torque.  Swing is aggressive and quick to the ball.  Head stays down and quiet.  Good rhythm and balance.  (76mph) exit velocity.  Next level hitter.  In the field David shows good movement to both sides.  Quick to the ball with good foot work.  Receives it low and in front.  Clean funnel, quick transfer.  Good arm action and arm speed.  Top position velocity (80mph).  On the mound his hands start in front.  Uses a side step to a high leg kick.  Stays over the rubber, leads well with his hip.  Loose mid 3/4 arm slot.  Good rotation over his front side.  Throws down hill, consistently (80mph).  CB shows hard 11-5 break.  One of the top 2018's.  Expect gains as he matures and gets stronger.  Fun to watch.

Andrew Bennett, C/OF, Shaker High School, NY (2018)

Bennett stands 5-foot-10, 150-pounds with an athletic build. At the plate he shows a slightly open, balanced stance, and gets back to even with load. Short, compact swing with long extension and high finish. Showed a 73 mph exit velocity.  Behind the plate he is a bit high in his crouch. Loses a little ground to second by standing up on his throws. Shows next level skills with clean/quick transfer, and short quick arm path. Above average arm strength for his age (72 mph down to second) and (2.2 pop time) from a high 3/4 arm slot. Tough kid

Thomas Beyer, 1B/P, Owego Free Academy, NY (2018)
Beyer stands 5-foot-11, 175-pounds with a strong durible frame. At the plate his set up is even. Stance is tall and balanced.   Hands start over his center.  Shows a quick load with little to no stride.  Keeps his hands inside the ball, and finishes slightly over his shoulder. Showed a (70 mph) exit velocity. Expect that number to rise as he matures.  On the mound he uses a side step, with belt level leg lift.  Hands are high at balance point, and drop slightly with separation.   Showed high 3/4 arm angle with good arm side run on his fast ball.  Should work on lengthening his stride and finishing over his front foot.  Max FB (64)

Nicholas Boyle, SS/RHP, Chenango Forks HS, NY (2018)
Boyle stands an athletic, 5-foot-8, 125-pounds with room for growth.  Hitting from the right side he starts slightly open and gets back to even with toe tap.  Level, smooth swing, with good rhythm.  Keeps his hands inside the ball, but needs to work on extension.  Hands finish at shoulder height.  Max exit velocity was (71) and will improve as he matures and gains strength.  In the field Boyle shows good footwork, and a low/wide stance receiving the ball.  Hands are out front, brings ground balls back to center before separation.  Quick release from low 3/4 arm angle.  Moves well from side to side, and showed  (69 mph) arm strength from the hole.  Arm strength should improve as he learns how circle and move through the baseball.  On the mound he starts his hands high and drops them while going to side step.  Uses drop and drive approach.  Long but quick high 3/4 arm slot.  Front hip opens slightly before landing.  Head ends up over his front side.  Max velocity (68mph).  Hard worker, looking forward to see him in the future.

Shawn Chermak, RHP/OF, Vestal Middle School, NY, (2019)
Shawn stands a thin 5-foot-11, 125-pounds.  Showed good athleticism for his age, (7.5) 60 yd dash.  In the field he throws from a mid 3/4 arm angle.  Long loose motion.  Needs to learn to be more aggressive, fields the ball in front of his glove side foot, and crow hops to gain ground.  Arm strength was (66mph).  At the plate he start slightly open, and gets back to even with load.  Starts with his hands forward.  Bat path is level.  Lets the ball get deep.  Will gain bat speed/power by learning how to transfer weight.  On the mound he start hands high, with a side step to a belt level leg lift.  Good balance.  Has a slight wrap, throws across his body. Should work on lengthening his stride.  Athletic kid.  Fb was (67) mph.

Lewis Clark, OF, Saratoga High School, NY, (2018)
Clark stands an athletic  5-foot-10, 160-pounds, with room for growth.  One of the best over players at our future stars showcase.  He shows next level speed (7.02  60 yd dash), bat speed (77 mph exit velocity), and arm strength (76mph) from the outfield.  At the plate Clark has an athletic closed stance and uses a soft but quick foot tap for timing.  His hands drop slightly before the swing, but hip explosion shortly after keeps his bat from dragging through the zone.  Stays inside the ball creating extension out over his front foot.  High finish.  Head stays calm and tracks the ball deep into the zone. Gap power to all fields.  In the outfield Clark attacks balls on the ground, has a smooth clean transfer to a crow hop.  High, long 3/4 arm slot. Throws downhill.  Goes back on the ball well, keeps the ball in front..  Someone to watch in the near future.

Nick Comunale, RHP/3B, Sachem East High School, NY (2018)
Nick stands an athletic yet slender 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. From the windup he starts with his hands high.  Bring his hands to his center during his side step.  Good rhythm to a high knee lift.  Counter rotates nicely at his balance point. Leads with his hip. Land leg swings out a bit making him fall off to the glove side slightly.  Once he's able get his nose over his front foot, you should see his velocity jump up.   Impressive (77mph) fastball, with -10mph differential on his change-up.  At the plate, Nick stays balanced with his stance a little more than shoulder width apart.  Starts slightly open and loads with the pitch.  Lets the ball get deep in the zone.  Short but quick swing shows signs of power. (77mph) exit velocity.  A slight back shoulder dip keeps him from getting full extension, and creates a slight lean out over the plate. Stays inside the ball, High finish.  In the field he moves well from side to side and shows an above average glove.  Keeps his hands out front, and keeps a wide base when receiving the ball.  Long loose 3/4 arm slot from the field. Attacks slow rollers well, and moves through the baseball.  Looking forward to seeing him in the future.

Ben Cook, RHP, Notre Dame High School, NY (2019)
When we first saw Ben in September of '14, he was 5-foot-11, 185-pounds.  Fast forward 5 months, and he is now 6-foot-1, 190-pounds.  Impressive athletic and strong body for an 8th grader.  His velocity sat at (75) mph with a more fluent and balanced delivery. Leads with his hip, long loose high 3/4 arm slot. Showed good differential between fb and CH (65)mph.  CH fades to arm side.  Keeps the ball low.  Now throws downhill.  Long extension, good rotation.  Kid gets better every time we see him.  Works hard, fun to watch.

Nick Crandall, RHP/OF, Portville HS, NY (2019)
Crandall Stands 5-foot-5, 115-pounds.  At the plate he starts even with an athletic stance.  Small stride and back load for timing on the pitch.  Should work on removing a slight hitch before his hands move forward.  Opens his hips prematurely  before contact.  Keeping his front foot down will help him stay inside the ball.  Swing has some incline, finishes low.  On the mound he starts with his hands high and in front.  Uses a sidestep to a high leg lift.  Small hand bump at top of balance point.  Good rhythm, uses drop and drive method.  High 3/4 arm slot.  Departs clean from rubber, should work on extending out and over his glove side.  Max fb(68)mph.  Good young athlete

Sam Culwell, RHP/1B, Rondout Middle School, NY (2019)
Culwell stands 5-foot-9, 200-pounds with wide shoulders.  At the plate his stance is even and balanced.  Circles his hands softly for rhythm.  Short, compact swing. Would like to see him become more aggressive.  Good hip rotation.  Needs to work on his finish.  In the field he receives the ball in an athletic position with his hands out front.  Transfers clean to a low 3/4 arm slot.  On the mound Culwell keeps his hands close to his body.  Setup is slightly closed.  Uses a side step to balance point with a high leg lift.  Throws from a low to mid 3/4 arm slot.  Uses tall to fall method.  Consistent motion, stays balanced.  Young 8th grader.  

Dylan Custer, RHP/MIF, Shendehowa HS, NY, (2019)
Custer stands a slender 5-foot-11, 135-pounds, with wide shoulders and room for weight.  As an 8th grader, Custer showed above average speed (7.2 60yd) and some very impressive power.  (81mph Exit Velocity). At the plate, Dylan starts with a wide stance.  Looks relaxed and stays tall through his swing. Brings his front knee to his back for timing on the pitch.  Good hip and shoulder separation on his load.  Stays loaded longer than the average hitter, but maximizes his bat speed through great torque and timing.  Would like to see him get a bit lower, and create less of a stall from load to swing.  Gets good extension out in front of the plate.  Finishes high.  In the field Custer showed good movement side to side, and arm strength of (65mph) from a mid to low 3/4 arm slot.  Needs to work on getting lower, receiving the ball out in front, and bringing it back to his center.  On the mound he starts with his hands chest high, and uses a side step to get to his balance point. Uses glide to stride method.  Lands slightly closed on front foot to create good rotation.  Sat 71-72mph from the windup, with a max of 73mph out of the stretch. Expect his velocity to jump as he grows into his body and matures.

Owen Dando, SS/RHP, Vestal Central Schools, NY, (2018)
Dando stands an athletic 5-foot-10, 140-pounds.  With wide shoulders and room for growth.  Overall Owen should above average speed, and strength with the bat.  At the plate he starts slightly open but gets back to even with load. Hands stay just below shoulder height.  Keeps hands inside the ball, but tends to pull off at contact making him lose some extension.  Above average bat speed, makes the ball explode off his bat.  Showed above average exit velocity (77mph).  Bat stays level with slight lift through contact.  Power sure to come when he fills out.  At SS Dando reacts quick to the ball, evidenced by his 7.13 60yd dash time. Should work on circling the ball, and moving through it.  Receives the ball slightly out in front, clean quick exchange to high 3/4 arm slot.  Topped at 68mph from the hole on a backhand.  Velocity should increase with strength, and better footwork.  From the mound Owen starts with his hands chest high.  Uses a slot rocker step to a waist high leg lift.  Used tall and fall method from the windup.  Used the quick step from the stretch, slightly breaking down his back leg.  Throws from a smooth but quick high 3/4 arm slot.  Extends well ahead of his front side, arm passes easily through glove side.  departs the rubber clean with minimal drag.  Good command of three pitches.  FB-68, CB-57, CH-61.

James Delaney, LHP/OF, Valley Central HighSchool, NY (2018)
Delaney Stands an athletic 5-foot-4, 115-pounds.  Shows above average strength and arm strength for his size.  From the left side, he starts tall, even, with stance shoulder width apart.  Short but smooth front side load, tends to drag the bat through the zone, Pulls out slightly.  Needs to work on staying inside the ball.  Recorded a (73mph) exit velocity.  Finishs above his shoulder.  In the field charges the ball hard.  Receives the ball out in front, clean transfer to a short shuffle.  Mid 3/4 arm slot.  Gets on the side of the ball creating arm side run.  (71)mph. from the OF.  Good athlete, ran a (7.3) 60yd dash.

Ethan Duda, RHP/MIF, Albany Academy, NY, (2019)
Duda stands an athletic and strong 5-foot-7, 140-pounds, with long legs and room for growth.  Ran a (7.6) 60-yard dash.  On the mound he stands tall with his heels over the rubber.  Uses a side step to a high leg lift.  Good counter rotation over the rubber.  Hands drop slightly before separation.  Uses glide to stride pitching method.  Long, loose, high 3/4 arm angle.  Leads with hip well.  Throws downhill.  Clean departure from rubber.  Showed above average arm strength and sink with fb (74mph).  Drags back leg on CH (64) to reduce velocity.  Should be fun to watch as he grows and gains strength.  Tough kid, pitched this day with a broken glove hand.

Carson Dunkel, C, Schuylerville HS, NY (2018)
Carson stands 5-foot-8, 145-pounds with room for growth.  At the plate he starts with his hands near center with an even stance.  Uses a soft heel lift and slight back load for timing on the pitch.  Slightly inclined bat plane, swing has good rhythm.  Front hip opens slightly at foot strike.  Good extension, but should work on staying inside the ball.  High finish. (71mph) exit velocity.  Behind the plate he receives the ball softly.  Shows good baseball actions, clean,  quick transfer to mid 3/4 arm slot.  Showed good arm strength with a (2.2) pop time.  Gets out of his crouch quickly.  Fun to watch, brings a lot of energy.

Erik Dusseldorp, LHP, Roscoe Central School, NY (2018)
Erik stands a lean 5-foot-11, 137-pounds, with a great pitchers body.  He start tall, with his hands out front and heels over the rubber.  Uses a side step to a high knee lift.  Uses glide to stride method, with a slight breakdown of his back leg.  Smooth, easy arm motion, to a mid 3/4 arm slot.  Stride foot tends to casts out before foot strike, causing him to lose some rotation.  Good extension out front, with quick hand speed.  Velocity was (66)mph but expect that number to jump as he grows into his body.  Someone to watch in the near future.

Stephan Fisher, C , John Jay High School, NY (2018)
Stephan Fisher stands 5-foot-5, 150-pounds, with a frame built for a catcher. Shows good baseball actions.  One of the top catches at the showcase. At the plate he stands strong and athletic.  Weight shift starts front to back, and ends with a short back load, and front heel lift on the pitch for timing.  Hands direct to the ball with lift, and excellent extension through contact.  Finishes high and balanced.  Full hip rotation.  Fun to watch. (73)mph exit velocity.  Behind the plate he shows soft hands, and a low set up.  Moves well from side to side.  Quick out of his crouch.  Quick and smooth transfer. Stays low, gains ground towards 2nd.  Showed a (2.2)pop time, with (70)mph arm strength.  All the makings of a next level player.  Good attitude, someone to watch in the near future.

James Flood, RHP/OF, Red Hook High School, (2018)
Flood stands an athletic and strong 5-foot-11, 150-pounds with room for growth.  At the plate he starts closed, and slightly wider than shoulder width apart.   Bat plane stays level with slight drag.  Stays inside the ball, with good and lift through contact. Aggressive swing with signs of power to come, evidenced by his (75mph) exit velocity.  High balanced finished.  On the mound James starts with his hands high and uses a side step to bring him to his balance point.  Good counter rotation creating good hip and shoulder separation at landing.  Would like to see him stay over his back knee slightly longer.  Uses tall to fall pitching approach.  Showed above average arm strength for his age (78mph-FB) from a high 3/4 arm slot. Departs clean from the rubber with no drag.  Has poise and confidence on the mound.   In the outfield He stays behind the ball well, and showed decent speed running speed (7.32 60yd dash).  Clean transfer to a high accurate 3/4 arm slot.  Loses a little momentum on ground balls.  Arm strength was (71mph).  Someone to keep an eye on in the future.

Luke Gold, SS, Ballston Spa Middle School, NY, (2019)
In a showcase flooded with Middle Infielders, this 8th grader solidified himself as one of the best.   Gold stands an athletic 5-foot-10, 155-pounds with wide shoulders and room for growth.  At the plate he starts in an even, athletic stance with his hands high.  Has a quick knee lift on the pitch.  Aggressive, compact swing with great extension.  Gets full hip rotation.  Showed above average power with a (79mph) exit velocity.  In the field, Gold passes all the eye tests.  Excellent movement from side to side.  Very sleek, circles the ball well, receives the ball low with hands out in front.  Clean transfer to quick and smooth  3/4 arm slot.  Shows a quick release when he needs it, and above average arm strength (75mph) for his age.  Hard worker, fun to watch, good baseball actions, someone to keep an eye on in the near future.

Thomas (T.J.) Gregory, SS/3b, Chester Academy, NY, 2018
Gregory stands an athletic but slender 5-foot-11, 153-pounds.  At the plate from the left side he starts open with his hands high, gets back to even with load.  Gains rhythm with a soft stride and back load.  Shows signs of power with (74mph) exit velocity.  Strong line drive swing with good torque.  Pulls off center slightly at contact making him finish at shoulder height or lower.  In the field he starts with his glove out front, palm up.  Moves well side to side, and shows some speed for his age, (7.3 60yd Dash).  Receives the ball out front, in a low athletic stance.  Stays low and quickly moves through his shuffle.  Throws from a high cocked 3/4 arm slot.  Shows good arm strength from the hole (74mph), with carry.  Good athletic body with room for growth.

Christian Italiano, OF/RHP, Christian Brothers Academy, NY, (2018)
Italiano stands an athletic 5-foot-6, 140-pounds.  Shows some next level power from a smaller frame, evidenced by a (81mph) exit velocity.  At the plate he sets up wide,with a relaxed. Short back side load.  Has a little bat drag a the start, but keeps his hands above and inside the ball.  Strong aggressive swing through contact, good extension, hands finish high. In the outfield Italiano shows some speed. Ran a (7.12) 60yd dash.  Showed some arm strength at (72mph), and could gain more as he learns to charge and move through the baseball.  Transfer was clean to a low-mid 3/4 arm slot.  Good athlete. On the mound he starts with his hands mid level.  Uses a side step, to a high leg lift. Hands drops a bit a separation.  Uses drop and drive method.  Has good hip and shoulder separation at time of foot strike.  Throws from low 3/4 arm slot.  Elbow stays a little bit lower than shoulder height.  Could create some arm problems in the future.  Showed above average arm strength and good differential from FB to breaking ball.  (FB 75mph) (CB 62mph) Trusted associates had him in the low 80's this past fall before injury.  Someone to keep an eye on.

Max Jiampetti, MIF, Colonie High School, NY, (2018)
Max stands a lean 5-foot-7, 130-pounds. Shows room for growth and weight. At the plate he starts open, but gets even upon foot strike.  Starts with the bat on his shoulder, gains rhythm through toe tap and high back load.  Stays loose and relaxed throughout his swing.  Good downward plane with lift at contact.  High balanced finish. In the field, he stays wide and pats his glove before receiving the ball.  Receives the ball low and out front.  Always bring the ball back to center mass.  Would like to see him be more aggressive.  Showed decent speed for his age (7.6) 60 yd dash.  Throws from a low 3/4 arm angle.

David Judge, RHP/INF, Troy High School, NY, (2018)
One of the top performers in every category of our Future Prospects Showcase.  Will play Varsity for Troy High School this year as a Freshman. Judge stands 6-foot even and 175-pounds, with wide shoulders and an athletic build.  His body still shows room for growth.  At the plate he has a tall and open stance.  With a small stride he glides back to even.  Hands start high and shows a nice downward plane towards the ball.  Showed some exceptional bat speed and power, evidenced by an (86mph) exit velocity with the wood.  Gets full hip rotation through contact.  Stays inside the ball, and ends with a balanced shoulder high finish.  In the field Judge showed good side to side movement, and above average speed.  Ran a (7.16) 60 yd dash.  Keeps his palm up and glove out front before receiving the ball.  Circles the ball well, and receives it out front.  Moves well through his shuffle, to a high 3/4 arm slot with carry.  Showed excellent arm strength for his age  (77mph).  On the mound David showed a relaxed and smooth motion to a high 3/4 arm slot.  He starts with his hands high, and drops them with his side step.    Leg kick is slightly higher than his waist.  Uses glide to stride method.  Leads well with his hip.  Front hip stays closed until foot foot strike, Good rotation.  Ends up slightly over his front foot.  Showed next level arm speed with his fb (82mph) and cutter (76mph).  Someone to keep an eye on.

Brandon Kelley, RHP, Horseheads HS , NY, (2018)
Kelley stands a stron 6-foot even, 188-pounds with wide shoulders and room for growth.  On the mound he starts with his hands mid level, and used a side step to his balance point.  Good counter rotation, with a high leg lift to a slight drop and drive technique.  Arm action is loose to a high cocked 3/4 arm angle.  Showed good arm strength with his fb (75) , and late break on his cb at (61).  Look for his velocity to jump at he matures and gains strength.  Finishes out in front with good extension.  Someone to watch in the near future.

Jeremy Liberman, C/RHP, Liberty High School, NY, (2018)
Liberman stands an athletic 5-foot-9, 150-pounds.   Behind the plate he shows soft hands and good framing technique.  He stays low through his throws to second with a low 3/4 arm angle. Gains ground towards second on his transfer.  Moves well blocking balls.  Good athlete, (2.4sec) pop time.  At the plate he stands tall, with his hands slightly over his head.  Brings his hands back to shoulder height on load.  Uses a soft toe tap for timing.  Hands are straight and level to the ball.  Gets full hip rotation.  Was a little inconsistent with his finish.  He should find better success letting the pitch travel deeper in the zone.  Exit velocity was (66mph).  On the mound Liberman start with his hands out front and bring them belt level during his side step.  Uses a mid to high level leg lift.  Back leg breaks down slightly at balance point. Gets good rotation over landing foot.  Shows above average arm strength for his age.  Threw an effortless (75mph) fb, from a high 3/4 arm slot.  Good fb to ch differential. Look for his velocity to rise as he matures and gets stronger.

Zachary Malek, MIF/RHP, Schenectady High School, NY, (2018)
Malek stands 5-foot-7, 143-pounds.  At the plate he has an even balanced stance, with his hands should height.  Hands get back quickly with short stride on the pitch. Has a slight pause before his swing starts.  Quick hips allow him to power the bat through the zone. Level bat path with some lift after contact,  Occasionally pulls off the ball.  Hands finish at shoulder height.  Showed a (71mph) exit velocity.  In the field he starts with his glove palm up and out in front.  Fields ground balls deep inside his stance.  Showed good side to side movement with average footwork.  Should work on staying lower in his shuffle.  Throws from a low 3/4 arm angle.  (68mph) from the hole.  On the mound he starts with his hands high.  Used a side step to get to balance point.  High swinging leg kick.  Uses tall to fall method.  Flies open slightly during stride.  Good extension out over his front foot.  Showed good arm strength (73mph) fb, with a mid to low 3/4 arm slot.

Ryan Martin, SS/RHP, St Luke School, NY, (2019)
Martin stands a slender 5-foot-7, 105-pounds.  At the plate he starts shoulder width apart.  Short back load with soft, short stride.  Shows down to level bat path with lift at contact. Finishes high.  Stays inside the ball.  On the mound Martin shows good arm strength for his age and size.  He starts tall and uses a side step to his balance point.  High leg kick and good balance.  Used glide to stride method.  Looks comfortable and athletic.  Good extension out front, hand passes glove side easily.  High loose 3/4 arm angle.  (70mph) fb.  Look forward to seeing him on the mound in the future.  In the field he moves very well, and gets to balls quickly.  Keeps hands out front and stays low through his shuffle.  Looks very confident with the ball. Sleek shuffle, and moves threw his throws.  Needs to work on his approach.  Good athlete.

Connor Maxwell, LHP/1B, Notre Dame HS, NY (2018)
Maxwell stands 5-foot-5, 139-pounds with an average build for his height.  From the left side of the plate, he starts with his hands over his center.  Shows a smooth back side load, keeping his hands close to his body.  Hands start forward at foot strike.  Back shoulder dips but is able to keep the bat level to contact,  Very good extension and hip rotation.  Looking forward to see him hit when he gets stronger, and matures.  On the mound Connor starts with his hands above his belt, and a small rocker step to his balance point.  Uses a high counter-rotated leg lift.  Uses glide to stride method.  Back leg drags slightly, could reduce velocity.  Throws from a high, quick 3/4 arm angle.  Slight recoil, should work on his glove use.  Looks comfortable, hard worker.

Christian Moore, SS, Academy for Young Writiers, NY (2020)
Christian stands an athletic 5-foot-4, 135-pounds.  The switch hitting SS showed he can hang with kids 2 and 3 years his elder.  From both sides of the plate he is very similar.   Shoulder tap and back load for timing.  Shows lift at contact from both sides.  Good extension, finishes high.  Better balance from the left side.  Front foot tends to dive towards the plate, cutting his hips off from the right side.  Excellent bat speed for his age, (74)mph exit velocity.  In the field he moves very well, quick feet around the ball. Ran a (7.35) 60yd dash.  Shows signs to be a next level fielder.  Flashy, good glove, soft hands.  Follows his throws, low 3/4 arm angle.  Fun to watch.  Someone to keep an eye on.

Evan Normann, SS/OF Saugherties High School, NY (2018)
Normann stands 5-foot-8, 170-pounds.  Has a Strong lower half, wide shoulders, and room for growth.  At the plate he switch hits.  Aggressive from both sides, doesn't get cheated.   Good rhythm from both sides, big load, big counter rotation, yet keeps his hands inside.  Strong core, back hip explodes through the zone.  Good lift and extension from both sides.  Competitor, tough kid. Shows next level power from both sides.  Exit Velocity from the right side was (82), and (78) from the left side.  At SS he may have not been the fastest, but he made up for it with good technique.  His setup was as good as anyone.  Circles the ball well, and is always in motion.  Receives the ball out and front, and isn't afraid to charge it.  Throws very well on the run.  Follows his throws. Throws from high 3/4, but can sling it for faster release when needed.  Should work on being more athletic.  Fun to watch, can play any position.

Ricky Miller, SS/RHP,  Ballston Spa HS, NY, (2018)
In an event top heavy with big strong middle infielders, Ricky Miller showed that size isn't everything.  The quick, sleek fielding SS stands at 4-foot-11, 80lbs. Shows Great baseball instinct.  Gets to balls quickly, keeps his glove in front palm up, and receives the ball in the triangle position.  Quick transfer, with an even quicker shuffle.  Stays low and through his throws.  Gets rid of the ball as quick as anyone.  Accurate and on the mark at (65mph).  Looks comfortable and confident.  On the mound Miller works quickly.  Starts with his hands close to his chest. Uses side step to a high leg kick.  Glide to stride method.  Loose high 3/4 arm angle with a fb of (71mph).  Hides the ball well.  Good rotation through landing.  Clean departure from rubber.  Back leg reaches head level creating excellent extension.  Fun kid to watch. 

Robert Milopsky, SS, Rocky Point MS, NY (2019)
Robert stands 5-foot-5, 145-pounds with room for growth.  At the plate he starts even, stance is shoulder width apart.  Short back load and toe touch for timing on the pitch.  Would like to see a little more rhythm, and less of a pause between load and swing.  Swing is straight and down to the ball with lift at contact.  Pull hitter, should work on staying inside the ball. Shoulder high finish, good balance. (69)mph exit velocity.  In the field he shows good footwork, moves well from side to side.  Keeps his glove palm up and in front before receiving.  Would like to see him stay lower, and pick the ball up out front.  Shuffles well, above average fielder.  Looking forward to seeing him as he matures.

Mervin Laboy, RHP/OF, Troy High School, NY, (2019)
Laboy stands a thick 5-foot-9, 190-pounds.  At the plate he starts open but gets back to even at foot strike.  Gains rhythm through hand movement and a long back load.  Has a slight wrap.  Swing is direct and to the ball, with lift and good extension out front.  Loses a little by not rotating fully with his back side.  Showed next level power for his age, evidenced by an (81mph) exit velocity.   On the mound, Mervin starts tall.  Uses a side step to a waist level leg lift.  Hands are at a (T) position before separation.  Uses glide to stride method.  Over the top arm slot, throws down hill.  Max fb (72).  He's young, but should work on becoming more athletic.  

Kyle Locklear, RHP/OF, Troy High School, NY, (2018)
If you've read the measurable stats from our Future Prospects showcase, you've probably seen Kyle Locklear's name among the top of every category.  What's even more impressive is the fact he stands 5-foot-3, 110-pounds.  At the plate he starts slightly closed.  Has a short stride and back-load.  Quick hands and core strength allows him to get through the zone quickly.  Level bath path but inconsistent finish.  Showed impressive bat speed and power.  (82mph) exit velocity.  In the out field he charges balls aggressively.  Clean transfer to a high 3/4 arm slot with carry.  Long loose arm path. Ball explodes out of his hand.  (77mph) arm strength and accurate.  On the mound Locklear starts his hands chest high. Uses a rocker step to a high leg lift.  Stays over the rubber, uses glide to stride method, back leg breaks down slightly with separation.  Long, loose, high 3/4 arm slot.  Clean departure from rubber, great extension.  Next level arm strength.  Was consistently (77mph) with his fb, touched (78) out of the stretch with a slide step.  Future Next level athlete, fun to watch.

Brayden O'Connell, OF, Horseheads High School, NY, (2018)
O'Connell stands and athletic and strong 5-foot-6, and 125-pounds.  Showed great baseball actions.  From the left side he stays tall and closed.  Small bat waggle rhythm, hands drift back slightly on the pitch.  Bat angle starts flat.  Back side stays tall. Level swing with good extension.  Stays balanced, finishes high.  Athletic/aggressive swing.  Shows above average pop for his age (75mph) exit velocity.   Should work on bringing his weight forward slightly to transfer his weight before contact.  In the field he runs very well.  (7.19) 60yd dash.  Moves well from side to side.  Receives the ball out in front and on his glove side.  Should work on his transfer.  Mid 3/4 arm slot, with carry.  Good arm strength (71)mph.  Would like to see him charge the baseball aggressively.  All around, fun to watch.  Should be someone to keep and eye on in the future.

Anthony Pires, C/OF, Dichiaro Elementary School, NY (2019)
Pires stands 5-foot-6, 135 pounds with room for growth.  At the plate He starts with his hands over his head, and brings them back to shoulder height with the pitch.  Starts slightly forward and leans back for rhythm.  Stance is wide and athletic.  Raises front heel for timing.  Level swing with some lift.  Should work on locking his front leg with contact.  Low inconsistent finish.  Would like to see him let the ball get deeper in the zone.  Behind the plate he has good actions.  Wide and low stance.  Soft hands, looks comfortable.  Moves well from side to side.  Good footwork, but stands up during transfer.  Loses some ground towards second.  Quick transfer.  (2.5) pop time, should be quicker as he gets stronger.  Good attitude, hard worker.  Looking forward to seeing him again.

Jesse Romao, RHP/3B, Saunders Trade and Technical HS, NY (2018)
Romao stands a strong 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, with wide shoulders and room for growth.  At the plate, from the left side, he shows good bat speed, and power.  Clocked an impressive (80mph) exit velocity.  Stance is closed and balanced.  Short stride and weight shift with the pitch.  Quick compact swing.  Stays inside the ball, with lift through contact.  Back side stays tall.  High Finish.  Next level hitter.  On the mound he starts with his hands low, uses a side step to a a high swinging leg kick.  Hands are low at separation.  Throws over the top with good, quick arm action.  Needs to work on his back leg,  Loses extension and decelerates prematurely.  Has above average fb for his age (77). CB shows late break.  Fun to watch, velocity sure to rise in the future. 

Joshua Rudock, 3B/RHP, Susquehanna Valley, NY (2019)
Rudock stands an athletic 5-foot-7, 155-pounds, ran an impressive (7.07) 60yd dash.  At the plate he stands tall, with feet shoulder width apart.  Uses quick load method.  Stays inside the baseball, level swing with lift at contact. Should work on extension out front.  Balanced high finish.  Exit velocity was (74).  On the mound he has a linear approach.  Starts hands in front of his face, uses a small rocker step to a belt high leg lift.  Hands drop to his belt before separation.  Counter rotation to a Short but quick arm motion. High 3/4 arm slot.  Would like to see him stretch it, out and stay over the rubber longer.  Needs to work on his extension and glove use.  Could gain velocity easily. FB was (73)mph.  Fun to watch, good baseball actions.  Looking forward to seeing him in the future.

Justin Schwartz, LHP/1B, Stroudsburg HS, NY (2018)
Justin stands 5-foot-6, 135-pounds, with room for growth.  Shows good baseball actions.  At the plate he starts closed, hands back at shoulder height.  Good balance.  Strides with pitch.  Hands drop before striding,  creating a slight drag.  Front hip pulls out.  Should work on letting the ball travel and keeping his hands inside.  In the field he moves well.  Gets to balls quickly, receives the ball out in front and low.  Low 3/4 arm slot.  Clean transfer.  On the mound he starts with his hands high.  Uses a rocker step to a waist high leg lift.  Drop and drive pitching method. Lands closed.  Quick Low 3/4 arm slot.  Motion is linear.  Should work on his glove use and extension.  Competitor, fun to watch.

Ryan Seales, LHP/1B, Saratoga High School, NY (2018)
Ryan stands 5-foot-4, 140-pounds with a thick and durable frame.  At the plate he stands tall, feet shoulder width apart.  Slight open.  Back load and stride on the pitch, gets back to even.  Short and quick to the ball.  Level plane with lift at contact.  Stays inside ,but needs to learn how to drive it the other way. High finish.  Good bat speed.  In the field he shows great actions.  Good fielding technique.  Moves well, good hands.  Receives the ball in front, easy transfer to mid 3/4 arm slot.  Quick release when needed.  Excellent fielder.  Picks balls easily.  Tough kid.  On the mound he starts hands chest high.  Side step to balance point.  Hands bump with waist high leg lift.  Loose mid 3/4 arm slot.  Uses glide to stride method.  Gets over his from leg.  Clean departure from rubber.  Good extension.  Expect velocity to rise with growth and athleticism.  Looks like a ball player.

Ryan Simpson, 2B/RHP, Deleware Valley HS, NY (2018)
Simpson stands an athletic 5-foot-9, 150-pounds.  At the plate he showed good bat speed (74mph) for his age.  Stance is should width apart.  Small knee lift before stride on the pitch.  Level swing.  Pulls out and lunges slightly.  Should work on staying back ,and letting the pitch get deeper.  In the field he moves well, and showed great arm strength (74mph).  Wide set up, receives the ball between his feet.  Stays low in his shuffle,  moves through his throws.  Good baseball actions.  On the mound he stands tall, hands chest high.  Side step to waist high leg kick.  Rushes a little.  Should learn to stay over the rubber, and lead with his hip.  Drop and drive method.  Good arm action, throws downhill.  Good extension, Above average FB with movement (75)mph.  CH was (63)mph with arm side run.  Someone to watch in the future.

Tyler Smith, C/3B, North Babylon, NY (2020)
Smith stands 5-foot-5, 145-pounds.  From the left side his stands is relaxed and tall.  Hands start high, and stay quiet till stride.  Level swing, lets it get deep.  Wrists roll over slightly through contact.  Full rotation on back leg.  Would like to see him be more aggressive.  Behind the plate his set up in low.  Soft hands, receives the ball easily.  Clean transfer,  to a high 3/4 arm slot.  Stands up when throwing down to 2nd.  Needs to learn how to stay low, and gain ground.  Young player, Should become more athletic in the future.

Eric Volpi, SS/1B, S.Elizabeth Ann Seton, NY (2019)
Volpi stands an athletic 6-foot-5, 228-pounds.  With wide shoulders and still room for growth.  At the plate he stands open and gets to even with stride.  Front hip stays slightly open, should work on closing this to create more torque.  Hands are high and stay quiet.  Easy, smooth swing with good rhythm.  Good extension out front.  Keeps his head still, and down on the ball. Showed a (74mph) exit velocity.  Look for power once he grows into his body.  In the field he moves very well for his size.  Sleek fielder.  Good footwork and shuffle.  Handles the ball out front.  Throws sidearm, but not sure if that is his usual arm slot.  Gets to balls quickly.  Ran a (7.5) 60yd dash.  Interesting player for sure.  Looking forward to seeing him again.

Izaiah Walker, LHP/1B, PEARLS Hawthorne School, NY (2019)
Walker stands a strong 5-foot-7, 170-pounds.  At the plate he starts wide and athletic.  Uses a soft toe tap, and counter rotation, for timing on the pitch.  Hands Start high.  Hips explode through the zone.  Level plane with lift through contact.    Leads with his knob, stays inside the baseball.  Good balance.  Should work on extension an finishing his swing.  On the mound his heels start over the rubber.  Uses a side step to a high leg lift, with good counter rotation.  Good balance, stays over the rubber.  Leads well with his hip. Uses glide to stride method.   Good mid-low 3/4 arm arm action,  Finishes out in front, good extension.  Some drag leaving the rubber.  Velocity was (71) but expect that to jump as he matures.  Looking forward to seeing him again.

Maxwell Yale, C/RHP, Honeoye Central School, NY (2018)
Yale stands a thin 5-foot-9, 135-pounds with room for growth.  Shows good baseball actions, tough kid.  Caught 15 pitchers at the showcase and didn't complain.   Behind the plate hes quick and athletic.  Transfer is quick and clean.  Stays low and gains ground towards 2nd on throw.  Throws from a high 3/4 arm slot.  Above average (2.2) pop time for his age.  At the plate his feet start shoulder width apart, with his hands low.  His front knee rotates in and his hands load back for timing.  Drops and drags the bat a little, but stays level. Pulls the ball, gets out in front a little early.  Should work on his finish.  Good bat speed, (73mph) exit velocity.  On the mound he starts with a side step, hands low, to belt level leg lift. Good balance, stays over the rubber.  Leads well with his hip. Lands slightly closed, hips rotate well.  High 3/4 arm slot.  Quick arm action.  Slight wrap gives him some arm side run.  Athletic motion, good extension, finishes out front.  Departs rubber clean.  (74mph) fb from the windup and stretch.  Next level player, tough young kid, fun to watch.

James DeAveiro, OF/LHP, Sullivan West HS, NY (2019)

DeAveriro stands 5-foot-5, 130-pounds with room to grow. At the plate his setup is wide. On the pitch he uses a no-stride, loads back, long path to the ball - hands drop some. Barrel path is uphill some, shows extension after contact with a shoulder height finish. In the OF he catches the ball arm side, has a slower transfer, arm action is back towards SS, clean, release from a lower-3/4 slot. Needs to work on charging the ball harder and getting his back side through this throws.  Pitching - On the mound he uses a long side step, knee lift about belt, hands stay relaxed against chest. Tempo is in rhythm. His stride is short, front glove side opens up, head stays on target, releases the ball from a mid-3/4 slot. Needs to get through his back side more on this finish and he will be just fine.

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