Preseason All-State: Top Exit Velocities


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

It was a hectic week across the Empire State with nearly 800 players in front of our eyes. Let's take a look at the top 10 exit velocities across New York.

TOP Exit Velocities / OVERALL

1. 2022 OF/1B Jack Hopko (Maine-Endwell); 99 MPH
2. 2021 1B Josh Russo (Ward Melville); 96 MPH
3. 2021 3B Will Markott (Kenmore East); 96 MPH
4. 2021 SS/RHP Joshua Milleville (Starpoint); 96 MPH
5. 2022 SS Daniel Barbero (Colonie); 96 MPH
6. 2022 C Nicholas Plue (Guilderland); 96 MPH
7. 2023 C Gabriel Tirado (Newington, CT); 96 MPH
8. 2022 MIF/RHP Andrew Dongelwic (Shaker); 95 MPH
9. 2021 1B Jacob Yager (Tri-Valley); 95 MPH
10. 2023 C Dalton Harper (Maryvale); 94 MPH
11. 2021 C Luis Escotto (All Hallows); 94 MPH
12. 2021 SS Matthew Puello (St. Thomas More School, CT); 94 MPH

Southern Tier / Feb. 14

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jack Hopko NY Maine-Endwell 2022 1B 99
2 Aidan Chamberlin NY Corning- Painted Post 2022 RHP 93
3 Michael Mancini NY Maine-Endwell 2022 SS 90
4 Jacob Soricone NY Hilton 2021 C 89
5 Adam Minnard NY Cortland 2021 3B 86
^ Owen Stewart NY Elmira Notre Dame 2022 RHP 86
^ Grayson Saltzer NY Corning Painted Post 2022 1B 86

HUDSON VALLEY / FEB. 15

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Josh Russo NY Ward Melville 2021 1B 96
2 Jacob Yager NY Tri-Valley 2021 1B 95
3 Brody Raleigh NC Christ School 2023 2B 92
4 Ryan Ash NY Saratoga Springs 2021 SS 91
5 Jake Lanzer NY Newburgh Free Academy 2022 LHP 90
^ Luke Barone NY Monroe-Woodbury 2021 1B 90

WESTERN NY / FEB. 17

 
Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Will Markott NY Kenmore East 2021 3B 96
^ Joshua Milleville NY Starpoint 2021 RHP 96
2 Dalton Harper NY Maryvale 2023 C 94
3 Christian Cabrera NY Canisius 2021 OF 93
4 Wyatt Patchett NY Geneva 2021 C 92
^ Mason Cisco NY Lancaster 2022 C 92
5 Jesse Bobeck NY Iroquois 2021 3B 91
^ Jacob LaDuca NY Canisius 2021 SS 91
^ Vincent Mauro NY Canisius 2021 3B 91
^ Alex Wootton NY Palmyra-Macedon 2022 SS 91

CENTRAL NY / FEB. 18

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Daniel Barbero NY Colonie 2022 SS 96
2 Bryce Zicaro NY Cicero-North Syracuse 2023 LHP 93
3 Bryce Collis NY Whitesboro 2021 1B 91
^ Steven Merkel NY NorthStar Christian 2022 C 91
4 Matthew Procopio NY Horseheads 2022 3B 89
5 Dan Davis NY West Genesee 2021 1B 88
^ Mike Benedetto NY Holland Patent 2021 2B 88
^ Jacob DePalma NY West Genesee 2022 3B 88

Capitol Region / Feb 19

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Nicholas Plue NY Guilderland 2022 3B 96
2 Andrew Dongelewic NY Shaker 2022 RHP 95
3 Cooper Danskin NY Lansingburgh 2021 C 93
4 David Bernard Jr NY Schenectady 2022 1B 91
^ Nate Deluke NY Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2021 1B 91
5 Luke Szepek NY CBA - Albany 2023 C 90
^ Nate Rodriguez NY Saratoga Springs 2022 3B 90

LONG ISLAND / FEB. 20

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jake Brink CT Salisbury School 2022 RHP 92
2 Alex Larson NY Syosset 2022 RHP 90
^ James Sill NY Division Avenue 2023 1B 90
^ Alfred Hoti NY Monsignor McClancy 2021 C 90
^ Bayram Hot NY Archbishop Molloy 2022 3B 90
3 Matthew Canizares NY Monsignor McClancy 2022 OF 89
^ Evan Fisher NY Sachem East 2021 1B 89
4 Sean Evangelista NY Citius Prep Academy 2022 OF 88
5 Andrew Park NY Chaminade 2022 C 87

DOWNSTATE I / FEB. 21

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Matthew Puello CT St. Thomas More School 2021 SS 94
2 Peter Fasciglione NY Iona Prep 2022 SS 93
3 Nick Cutaia NY Fox Lane 2021 1B 91
4 Vito Gallello NY Iona Prep 2022 3B 90
5 Gialdri Gomez NY Elitesquad Prep 2022 OF 89
^ Joseph Bossinas NY Ossining 2021 1B 89
^ Aidan Bergholc NY Kennedy Catholic 2023 3B 89
^ Jarred Jackette NY Iona Prep 2022 OF 89
^ Eli Olguin NY Rye 2021 SS 89
^ Irving Monegro NY St. Raymond 2022 OF 89

DOWNSTATE II / FEB. 21

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Gabriel Tirado CT The Loomis Chaffee 2024 C 96
2 Luis Escotto NY All Hallows 2021 C 94
3 Keldrin Rodriguez NY Valley Central 2023 OF 90
4 Diego Urreta NY The Harvey School 2021 SS 88
^ Julian Ventura NY Salesian 2021 3B 88
^ Luca Lopetrone Goldflam NY St Dominic, Oyster Bay 2022 OF 88
5 Nicholas Angeloni NY Mahopac 2021 3B 87

Tri- State Open / Feb. 22

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Brian Henesey PA Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 2021 OF 95
2 Danny Estrada PA Wilson West lawn 2021 OF 92
3 Michael O'Shaughnessy NY CBA - Albany 2022 3B 91
^ Anthony Antonello NY Clarkstown North 2021 OF 91
4 Andrew Albright PA Abington Heights 2022 3B 90
5 Jacob Horton PA Souderton Area 2021 C 89

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