Preseason All-State: Top INF Velocities


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

It was a hectic week across the Empire State back in mid February with nearly 800 players in front of our eyes. Let's take a look at the top infield arms across New York this preseason.

TOP INF VELOCITIES / OVERALL

1. 2021 SS Matthew Puello (St. Thomas More School, CT); 89 MPH
2. 2022 SS Daniel Barbero (Colonie); 88 MPH
3. 2023 SS James Capellupo III (Hilton); 86 MPH
4. 2022 1B Jake Lanzer (Newburgh Free Academy); 86 MPH
5. 2022 3B Bayram Hoyt (Archbishop Molloy); 86 MPH
6. 2022 SS Michael Lombardi (Fox Lane); 86 MPH
7. 2022 SS Michael Stellrecht (Williamsville East); 85 MPH
8. 5 players at 84 MPH

SOUTHERN TIER / FEB. 14

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Leo DeRisi NY Xavier 2021 3B 81
^ Jack Hopko NY Maine-Endwell 2022 1B 81
^ Alex Chrisman NY Horseheads 2022 SS 81
^ Zander Teator NY Saratoga Springs 2022 SS 81
2 Zachary Fike NY Medina 2022 LHP 79
3 Dylan Tierney NY Columbia 2021 SS 78
^ Ryan Scott NY Horseheads 2021 2B 78
^ Kole Schmerder NY Vestal 2021 SS 78
^ William Ruth NY Ithaca 2021 2B 78
4 Kolby Finch NY Greene 2021 RHP 77
^ Michael Mancini NY Maine-Endwell 2022 SS 77
5 Gabriel Fellows NY Union Endicott 2021 SS 76
^ Connor Joedicke NY Margaretville 2021 SS 76

HUDSON VALLEY / FEB. 15

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jake Lanzer NY Newburgh Free Academy 2022 LHP 86
2 Joshua Kaplan NY Suffern 2022 SS 84
^ Jeremiah Vega NY John Jay - East Fishkill 2022 2B 84
3 Josh Russo NY Ward Melville 2021 1B 83
^ Jacob Yager NY Tri-Valley 2021 1B 83
^ Greg Levin NY Millbrook Prep 2022 OF 83
^ Frankie DeMaro NY John S Burke Catholic 2021 SS 83
4 Jaden Caballero NY Newburgh Free Academy 2021 SS 81
^ Nicholas Mazzotta NY Kennedy Catholic 2022 SS 81
^ Joseph McLaughlin NY Warwick 2021 3B 81
5 Joe Dev NY HS 2021 1B 80
^ Bryce DeGroat NY Wallkill 2022 SS 80
^ Ryan Ash NY Saratoga Springs 2021 SS 80
^ Calvin Dymond PA Perkiomen 2022 RHP 80
^ Jon Christpher Munoz NY Yorktown 2022 SS 80

WESTERN NY / FEB. 17

   
Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 James Capellupo III NY Hilton 2023 RHP 86
2 Michael Stellrecht NY Williamsville East 2022 SS 85
3 Vincent Mauro NY Canisius 2021 3B 83
^ Edward Hall NY McQuaid Jesuit 2022 RHP 83
4 Wilson Brauer NY McQuaid Jesuit 2021 LHP 82
^ Scott Raymond NY Clarence 2022 OF 82
^ Nate Johnson NY Southwestern 2021 SS 82
^ Jacob LaDuca NY Canisius 2021 SS 82
5 Devin Georgetti NY Gates Chili 2021 RHP 81
^ Joshua Milleville NY Starpoint 2021 RHP 81
^ Matt Armstrong NY Orchard Park 2021 SS 81
^ Blaise Kolbert NY Canisius 2022 SS 81
^ Nick Ianniello NY Penfield 2021 3B 81
^ Brian Fry NY Medina 2021 SS 81

CENTRAL NY / FEB. 18

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Daniel Barbero NY Colonie 2022 SS 88
2 Brandon Peterson SC P27 Academy 2022 SS 82
3 Adam Marsh NY Liverpool 2021 OF 81
^ Jacob DePalma NY West Genesee 2022 3B 81
^ Bryce Zicaro NY Cicero-North Syracuse 2023 LHP 81
4 Spencer Carnival NY East Syracuse Minoa 2021 SS 80
^ Eric Mitchell NY Camden 2021 SS 80
5 Dan Davis NY West Genesee 2021 1B 79
^ Kendall Haney NY Cooperstown 2021 SS 79
^ Matthew Procopio NY Horseheads 2022 3B 79
^ Bryce Collis NY Whitesboro 2021 1B 79

CAPITOL REGION / FEB 19

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Austin Francis NY Troy 2022 SS 84
2 Vincent Venditti NY Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake 2021 SS 83
3 Nicholas Plue NY Guilderland 2022 3B 80
4 Noah Joly NY Saratoga Springs 2022 C 79
5 Joseph Karpierz NY Shaker 2022 SS 78
^ Nate Deluke NY Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2021 1B 78
^ Zachary Verreault QC EEIL 2023 SS 78

LONG ISLAND / FEB. 20

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Bayram Hot NY Archbishop Molloy 2022 3B 86
2 John Carver NY Lynbrook 2021 RHP 82
3 Patrick Dalton NY Bethpage 2021 RHP 81
^ Jack Kelly NY Lindenhurst 2021 SS 81
^ Kenneth Taveras NY Kellenberg 2022 SS 81
4 Emanuel Boutsikakis NY Xavier 2022 SS 80
^ Philip D'Aguanno NY Bethpage 2021 RHP 80
5 Justin Acevedo NY Holy Cross 2023 SS 79
^ Albert Ramos NY St Dominic 2022 SS 79

DOWNSTATE I / FEB. 21

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Matthew Puello CT St. Thomas More School 2021 SS 89
2 Michael Lombardi NY Fox Lane 2022 SS 86
3 Nick Montagna NY Carmel 2021 SS 84
^ Peter Fasciglione NY Iona Prep 2022 SS 84
4 Gialdri Gomez NY Elitesquad Prep 2022 OF 83
^ Jack Filippi NY Eleanor Roosevelt 2021 3B 83
^ Gregory Melo NY George Washington 2022 3B 83
5 Matthew Savedoff NY Clarkstown North 2021 SS 82

DOWNSTATE II / FEB. 21

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Diego Urreta NY The Harvey School 2021 SS 82
2 Keldrin Rodriguez NY Valley Central 2023 OF 80
^ Samuel Stafura NY Walter Panas 2023 SS 80
^ Daniel Bello NY Valley Central 2023 1B 80
3 Roberto Pennella NY Mahopac 2021 C 79
4 Gabriel Rivera NY In-Tech Academy 2022 RHP 78
5 Aidan McLaren NY The Masters School 2022 RHP 77

TRI- STATE OPEN / FEB. 22

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Wyatt Peifer PA Wallenpaupack 2022 SS 82
^ Henry (TJ) Schmalzle PA Wallenpaupack Area 2022 OF 82
2 Joseph Gleason NY Pine Bush 2022 RHP 80
^ Michael O'Shaughnessy NY CBA - Albany 2022 3B 80
3 Andrew Albright PA Abington Heights 2022 3B 79
4 Mike Myro PA Blue Mountain 2022 3B 78
5 Branson Devitt PA Blue Mountain 2022 OF 76

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