On Deck Preview: Preseason All State-Central


Andrew Kowalo
Director of Baseball

From now until mid February we will be highlighting players that will be back in front of our our eyes this preseason. Today we take a look at:

Joseph Karpierz SS / 2B / Shaker , NY / 2022


What to expect:
Joseph has some stand out tools in arsenal that make him a highlighted player this week. This 6’0 180 shortstop/ right handed pitcher has athletic actions all over the field. Defensively he has soft feet that allow his hands to work on catching clean hops, and an arm to keep him on the left side of the infield. On the mound he has a great feel for his fastball and breaking ball. All around he is an undervalued prospect in the 2022 class. 

What we’d like to see: As a middle infielder there are a lot of aspects that an athlete must improve on throughout their career. For Joseph, one part of his game that may be keeping him out of the spotlight is his foot speed. Though he has been seen running a 7.06 60 yard, for a player his size and at his position, coaches like a little bit more foot speed. The ability to improve in this area is definitely obtainable as he advances throughout his career. There is so much upside to his game that it is hard not to like this exceptional athlete.

 

Brody Keneston C / 1B / Ballston Spa, NY / 2022


What to expect:
Brody has displayed a lot of upside to his game on both sides of the ball. The 6’2 190 lb catcher not only has an advanced approach at the plate, but he has the ability to play a very sought after position. With above average size he keeps a simple approach to produce a 93 mph exit velocity with a 70% on plane efficiency. Being a catcher who can swing it, Brody finds himself in a small group of ball players who can do both at his position.

What we’d like to see: As a catcher your responsibility is defense first and offense second. Brody is sufficient behind the plate but there is still room for growth. Athletes with larger frames, such as Brody,  must work consciously to be as simple and efficient as possible with their movements. Another area that can always improve is arm strength... If he can increase this, he will help his throwing times improve drastically. Overall, Brody is off to a great start and will continue to improve over time.

 

Carter King C / SS / Cicero North Syracuse, NY / 2024


What to expect:
Carter is 2024 catcher / shortstop who shows some potential all over the field with his athleticism. Being so young and determining he wants to be a catcher and shortstop will be very beneficial later in his career. He is still young and learning how to use his body to the best of his capability, but the foundation is there. At the plate he posted an 87 mph exit velocity which is impressive for a player of his age and stature. Look for him to grow physically and mentally over the next few years.

What we’d like to see: Trying to master two of the most important positions on the field is very difficult and very few have the ability to do it. Just having the ability to be sufficient at catcher and shortstop is a testament to Carter's versatility. The two positions feed off of one another when it comes to having soft and quick hands and also lateral mobility. The more gloves you have in your bag, the better chance you’ll have of finding yourself in the lineup. For Carter he should keep on working to hone in and refine his skills at both positions.

 



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