On Deck Preview: Long Island (1 of 3)


Ted Williams
Director of Scouting, PA

As the staff at PBR-New York is ready to embark on 2022, let's take a look at players that are ready to make that next jump during this year's Preseason All-State Tour.

Preseason All-State - Long island

Percentage Full: 20%
Registration Deadline: February 16th
Current Roster


ROBBY GRASSO / RHP / ST. JOSEPH'S PREP, PA / 2025


What to expect:
Legitimate two-way feel with above-average length/leverage in his game. Quick hands with a simple offensive skillset, able to handle inner-half to outer-half accurately. Starting to find traction on the bump too with increased confidence in an upper 60’s curveball. 

What we’d like to see: Additional strength (6-foot-1, 160lbs) will improve consistency in the movements and should allow for more power to the alleys at the plate. 

Video: ‘21 Jr. Future Games

 

 

Michael Furst 3B / RHP / Oceanside, NY / 2023


What to expect: Ready strength in a stocky 6-foot-2, 210lb frame that translates to quality bat-speeds (74 mph) and exit velocities (92 mph). Natural gap-to-gap approach and matches pitch-plane early in the swing path.  

What we’d like to see: Lower posture at the plate, which should heighten chances to drive the ball in the air and accrue RBI totals. 

Video: ‘21 NY State Games

 

Ethan Paluszek 3B / RHP / Poly Prep , NY / 2024


What to expect: A twitchy athlete with plenty of hand-speed to burn (24.7 mph) and feel for strong rotational movements from the right-side. Plays with rhythm at the hot corner and handles himself well in space. 

What we’d like to see: Lower 60-yard dash times (7.58 sec) which should accompany the quick-moving traits we see in other parts of his game. 

Video: ‘21 Team Beast Scout Day

 

Jack Roventini OF / RHP / Poly Prep, NY / 2025


What to expect: High contact LHH with good on-plane scores (78% via Blast Motion) and the ability to repeatedly square the baseball (82% sweet spot).

What we’d like to see: Extra arm strength is the last piece needed on the defensive side of the ball with a quick first step and trusted pace in/out of the glove. 

Video: ‘21 Team Beast Scout Day



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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
2022 Preseason All-State - Hudson Valley (35% Full) NY 02/13 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse
2022 Northeast ProCase NY 02/20 Liberty Sports Arena
2022 Preseason All-State - Central (20% Full) NY 02/21 Sport Center 481
2022 Preseason All-State - West (60% Full) NY 02/21 Total Sports Experience
2022 Preseason All-State - Mohawk Valley (20% Full) NY 02/22 Accelerate Sports Complex
2022 Preseason All-State - Capital Region (55% Full) NY 02/23 All-Stars Academy
2022 Preseason All-State - Downstate (AM Session) NY 02/24 Athletes Warehouse
2022 Preseason All-State - Downstate (PM Session) - 25% Full NY 02/24 Warriors Baseball NY
2022 Preseason All-State - Long Island (20% Full) NY 02/25 Long Island Sports Complex
2022 Northeast Rising Stars - 50% Full NY 03/12 Liberty Sports Arena