Middle Infield Analysis from June 21 Event



Dan Cevette
New York Scouting Director

MIF Analysis from June 21

We had 14 middle infielders June 21st and saw some really talented guys. We had a couple that really stood out but as a group everyone looked prepared to show their skills.


Ricky Sisto SS/2B (Liverpool HS, NY 2015)
Sisto stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds and passes the eye test. He gets around the ball nicely and gets through his throws. He shows nice soft hands with an accurate arm. Good arm strength at 83 mph but there's more in the tank. He has great baseball actions and is definitely a next level guy. With the bat he shows a smooth load with some swagger in his approach. In the game he ripped a triple in the left center gap with an effortless swing and runs the same. His home to first time was 4.28  (7.2 60 July 2) and his exit velocity was 93 showing great strong hands. Next level hitter now.

Nico Limoncelli SS (Horseheads HS, NY 2017)
Limoncelli stands 5-foot-11 150-pounds and has a slender athletic body. At SS he gets around ball well and through his throws with an arm velocity of 80 mph. He funnels the ball nicely to his chest and has a quick exchange. With the bat he swings from the left side with a balanced short toe lift. Bat stays level through the zone, he has a 77 mph exit velocity off the tee. He ran home to first in 4.3 seconds. 

Dan Singer SS/2B (Elk County Catholic, 2015)
Singer stands 5-foot-11 172 pounds and has short arm action from a 3/4 arm slot. His throws were accurate and had some carry to it. His velocity across the field was 78 mph and gets through his throws. With the bat he looks athletic and has some balance with a short stride. His swing is slightly uphill through the zone with a high finish and shows strong quick hands with an 86 mph exit velocity and gets through baseball well. He runs ok for his size with a 4.44 home to first time.

Matt Smith 2B/SS (Horseheads HS, NY 2015)
Smith stands 5-foot-8 145-pounds and plays the middle infield. He has a good setup fielding with good footwork and a clean quick exchange. His arm velocity was 72 mph across the field. With the bat Smith has an athletic setup with a swaying rhythm from load to contact. His exit velocity was 85 mph showing bat speed through the ball. He ran a 4.6 home to first time.

Jonathan Dippold 2B (Elk County Catholic 2015)

Dippold stands 5-foot-9 185 pounds and gets through the ball nicely after the throw. His arm strength was 71 across the field and accurate. With the bat he has an open stance with a short stride with fast bat speed at 81 mph off the tee. He's a gap to gap guy with a good approach staying inside the ball nicely.

Chris Lashway MIF (Port Allegany HS, 2015)
Lashway stands 5-foot-7 140-pounds with a slender athletic frame. At the plate he takes a wide stance approach with no stride, his barrel has a slight incline through the zone with his back side getting through the ball well. His exit velocity was 74 mph. From the infield he gets around the ball with good footwork and a clean transfer. He throws from a high 3/4 slot with arm strength of 70 mph across the field.

Nelson Rivera MIF (Olean HS, NY 2016)
Rivera stands 5-foot-4 115-pounds. At the plate his setup is wide and balanced through the swing. He starts with hands in front of body and loads backwards with his swing plane staying level through the zone finishing high. From the infield he fields the ball out in front of his body and throws from a low 3/4 slot, getting through his throws after release.

Jonothan Daley MIF (Williamson HS, 2016)
Daley stands 5-foot-9 130-pounds and has a small athletic frame. At the plate he has a wide approach with a small leg lift/stride that lands open. His barrel comes through the zone on a level plane making good contact. His exit velocity was 70 mph off a tee. From the infield he moves well with his feet laterally and plays the ball out in front of his body. His transfer is clean and arm slot is a mid 3/4 slot. His arm strength was 70 mph across the field. He runs well getting down the line 4.35.

Robert Sawicki Jr. MIF (Ellicottville HS, NY 2016)
Sawicki stands 5-foot-8 130 pounds and plays the middle infield. He fields the ball out in front of his body and funnels the ball to his body with moving feet toward his target and a 66 mph arm across the field. At the plate he has a balanced stance, hands stay inside the ball, his barrel path has a slight incline through the zone. Bat speed was 75 mph off a tee. He ran a 4.6 home to first time.

Elliot Hillman SS (Bath Haverling HS, NY 2016)
Hillman stands 6-foot-0 165-pounds and has a wide balanced stance. He makes good contact with an exit velocity of 75 mph. In the field he has a clean exchange and fast footwork. His arm velocity was 75 mph across the field. He ran a 4.5 home to first time.

Allen Murphy SS (Bolivar Richburg HS, NY 2016)
Murphy stands 5-foot-9 145-pounds with a small athletic body. With the bat he swings from the left side with a balanced setup. Short left lift for timing and gets through the ball well. His bat path is level through the zone with a high finish. His exit velocity was 70 mph. In the field he gets around the baseball with a clean quick transfer at 75 mph. Shows quick footwork getting to the ball. He ran a 4.45 home to first.

Nick Blovsky 2B (Olean HS, NY 2015)
Blovsky stands 6-foot-1 175 pounds and throws from an over the top arm slot. He shows an accurate arm at 71 mph across the field. His footwork is solid with a clean exchange. With the bat his approach is balanced and stays inside the baseball well with an 76 mph exit velocity off a tee.

Benjamin Burk MIF (Southwestern HS, 2016)
Burk stands 5-foot-10 150-pounds very thin slender frame. With the bat he has a wide setup with a small leg lift for timing. He swings with a slight incline through the zone and has an exit velocity of 75 mph. With the glove he works through the ball with an over the top slot at 67 mph. He ran a 4.3 home to first time.

Tom Easton RHP/SS (Ellicottville HS, NY 2016)
Easton stands 6-foot-1 190 pounds with a nice athletic frame and gets body in good position when fielding. His arm was 72 mph across the diamond and accurate. His release needs improvement and he opens up too quick with front side. Hitting he has a closed stance with a long swing. His exit velocity of a tee was 83 mph and when he stays inside the ball has good pop, at times gets around ball.


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