Ohio Weekly Scout Blog: March 27-April 4


Dylan Hefflinger and PBR Ohio Staff
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The 2021 Ohio Scout Blog provides insider information, videos and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff throughout the year. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, videos, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Ohio Scout Blog is loaded with information ...

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Below you will find in-game reports from around the Buckeye State. Please check back frequently, as we are adding new video and reports throughout the day.

High School Spring Classic: Badin vs Dublin Jerome - 4/3/21

By: Jordan Chiero, Genesis Hillard, Alex Steffanelli
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Brayden Krenzel RHP / OF / Dublin Jerome, OH / 2024

Sergio DeCello SS / C / Badin, OH / 2021

Landyn Vidourek SS / RHP / Badin, OH / 2022

Lucas Moore OF / Badin, OH / 2023

Cooper Fiehrer C / SS / Badin, OH / 2022

High School Spring Classic: Indian Hills vs Roger Bacon - 4/3/21

By: Jordan Chiero, Genesis Hillard, Alex Steffanelli
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Luke Hammond 3B / C / Indian Hill, OH / 2021

High School Spring Classic: Centerville vs LaSAlle - 4/3/21

By: Jordan Chiero, Genesis Hillard, Alex Steffanelli
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Jack Rutz LHP / OF / LaSalle, OH / 2021

Ben Seibert 2B / SS / LaSalle, OH / 2021

Zach Pfarrer SS / 2B / Centerville, OH / 2021

Max Whitesell RHP / 3B / Centerville, OH / 2021

Archbold vs Fairview - 4/3/21

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

DJ Newman SS / RHP / Archbold, OH / 2022

Report: 6-0, 170-pounds with an athletic frame. Legit two-way prospect as a SS/RHP. Runs a 6.6 60 with mid-80s arm at short. At the plate, the RHH uses all fields as well as any hitter I have seen in the past couple of years. Stays on the ball so well and can rocket it up the middle or to the right side. On the mound showcases a live arm with a fastball/breaking ball combination that tunnel well. Newman is a three-sport guy, so the velo should continue to climb after basketball season.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 80-83 mph. The fastball works downhill and gets on hitters well.
  • Curveball: 69-72 mph. 12/6 shape with sharp action and a big break. 

Game Performance: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBIs, BB | 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K

Jackson Grine RHP / Fairview, OH / 2023

Report: 6-4, 230-pound physical frame. Shoacases quick arm speed through a ¾ arm slot. Slow-tempo type pitcher with a strong balance point. Repeatable delivery. Velo maintained well in windup or stretch, never going below 80 mph. We will get to more of the big RHP games this spring, hopefully without the 30+ mph wind like in this game. Jackson is a three-sport guy, so the velo should continue to climb after basketball season.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 81-84 mph. Slight arm-side run.
  • Curveball: 70-72 mph. Almost 12/6 action with some depth.
  • Slider: 71-75 mph. Shows a 10/4 shape with sharp action.

Game Performance: 3 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Moeller vs Anderson - 4/3/21

By: Brian Switzer
PBR Ohio Intern

Alex Dicke RHP / 1B / Archbishop Moeller, OH / 2021

Josh Overbeek 3B / C / Anderson, OH / 2021

CJ Richard OF / SS / Archbishop Moeller, OH / 2023

Clayton Burdette SS / RHP / Moeller, OH / 2023

Max Tramontana RHP / SS / Moeller, OH / 2022

Van Wert vs Lincolnview - 3/31/21

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Owen Treece RHP / C / Van Wert, OH / 2021

TJ Stoller SS / Van Wert, OH / 2023

Aiden Pratt 3B / Van Wert, OH / 2023

Dane Ebel SS / RHP / Lincolnview, OH / 2023

Report: 5-10, 165-pound athletic frame left-handed hitting two-way prospect as a shortstop/pitcher. Found the barrell well against a pitcher who was missing most barrells.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 79-82, 83T with arm-side run.
  • Curveball: 66-69 mph. 11/5 action with good depth when he stays on top of the baseball. 
  • Changeup: 72-75 mph. Confident in the pitch. Good arm action. Good arm-side run. A solid pitch overall.

Revere vs Medina - 3/31/21

By: Jordan Chiero
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Jimmy Salamone 2B / SS / Hoban, OH / 2021

Jake Johnson SS / RHP / Medina, OH / 2021

Eric Colaco OF / Revere, OH / 2021

Circleville vs Miami Trace - 3/31/21

By: Genesis Hillard
PBR Ohio Director of Operations

Carsen Cox LHP / Circleville, OH / 2023

Lebanon vs Adena - 3/31/21

By: Genesis Hillard
PBR Ohio Director of Operations

Parker Dillhoff LHP / OF / Lebanon, OH / 2022

LaSalle vs St. Xavier - 3/31/21

By: Brian Switzer
PBR Ohio Intern

Devin Taylor OF / SS / LaSalle, OH / 2022

Justin Bailes C / 3B / St. Xavier, OH / 2021

William Jaun 1B / LHP / St. Xavier, OH / 2021

Luke Schlimm LHP / LHP / LaSalle, OH / 2022

Rossford vs Defiance - 3/30/21

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Tanner Rubinstein RHP / Napoleon, OH / 2022

Report: 6-2, 190-pounds with an athletic frame. The righty showcases a quick high-3/4 arm action. Needs to incorporate his lower half more and the velo should rise. Tough conditions to throw in, with a 30+ mph wind straight in the face, didn't help with the control, but control was an issue with the five walks. All in all, a solid showing for the uncommitted righty from Napoleon. We will see Tanner later this spring with an update.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 82-86 mph. More on the straight side, but the velo maintained throughout the four innings of work.
  • Curveball: 72-75 mph. 12/6 action with little depth.

Game Performance: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 6 K

Badin vs Fenwick - 3/30/21

By: John Warner
PBR Ohio Intern

Carter Earls LHP / OF / Bishop Fenwick, OH / 2021

Nik Copenhaver RHP / Badin, OH / 2023

Ayden Helton 1B / OF / Bishop Fenwick, OH / 2021


Luke McLaughlin RHP / 1B / Stephen T Badin, OH / 2021

Ryan Kirkendall C / RHP / Stephen T Badin, OH / 2021

Sergio DeCello SS / C / Badin, OH / 2021

Gahanna vs Olentangy Orange - 3/30/21

By: Genesis Hillard
PBR Ohio Director of Operations

Jordan Daniels OF / 2B / Gahanna Lincoln, OH / 2021

Jacob Tabor LHP / OF / Olentangy Orange, OH / 2023

Logan Shearer 1B / OF / Olentangy Orange, OH / 2021

Josh Laisure RHP / SS / Olentangy Orange, OH / 2021

Walsh Jesuit vs University School - 3/30/21

By: Dylan Reeves
PBR Ohio Intern

Erik Stern LHP / 1B / Walsh Jesuit, OH / 2021

Calvin Mitchell RHP / University, OH / 2022

Manny Nager RHP / OF / University School, OH / 2021

McNicholas vs Western Brown - 3/30/21

By: Brian Switzer
PBR Ohio Intern

Clay Badylak SS / RHP / Archbishop McNicholas, OH / 2021

Lauden Brooks SS / 2B / Archbishop McNicholas, OH / 2021

Hoban vs Canfield - 3/29/21

By: Jordan Chiero
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

A.J. Havrilla 3B / 1B / Canfield, OH / 2023

Shawn Parnell SS / RHP / Archbishop Hoban, OH / 2022

Nolan Holmgren C / 3B / Archbishop Hoban, OH / 2022

Ben Slanker OF / SS / Canfield, OH / 2023

Landon Beidelschies LHP / 1B / Canfield, OH / 2022

Rossford vs Defiance - 3/29/21

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Jayden Jerger RHP / 1B / Defiance, OH / 2022

Report: 6-1, 180-pounds with an athletic frame. Quick arm action on the bump, which projects in more velo to come. A little funk to the delivery with the high leg kick and turn. Good three-pitch mix. Looking forward to see where the junior righty is later this spring velo wise.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 82-86 mph with more in there.
  • Fastball (stretch): 81-84 mph.
  • Curveball: 68-70 mph. 11/5 action with good depth when he stays on top of the baseball. 
  • Changeup: 72-74 mph. Drops his arm a bit, but shows good arm speed and action on the baseball with the changeup.

Game Performance: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Brandon Swope 1B / LHP / Rossford, OH / 2023

Report: 5-9, 150-pound athletic two-way prospect. At the plate, the LHH starts in an athletic/balanced stance with a smooth load. Level swing plane and above average bat speed. Put together solid at bats vs a solid arm. Came in relief on the mound, using a high-3/4 arm slot and a three-pitch mix. Good balance in his delivery.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 76-79 with a little arm-side run. 
  • Curveball: 68-70 mph. 1/7 shape with the makings of a solid pitch when on top of the baseball.
    Changeup: 68-70 mph. Similar arm speed as the fastball with some arm-side run. Good looking offspeed pitch.

Game Performance: 1-3 | 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K

St. Xavier vs Louisville St. Xavier - 3/29/21

By: Brian Switzer
PBR Ohio Intern

Jackson Hauck RHP / 3B / St. Xavier, OH / 2021

Maxwell Klare 3B / OF / St. Xavier, OH / 2022

Nathan Albrinck RHP / 3B / St Xavier, OH / 2021

Aaron Blum LHP / OF / St. Xavier, OH / 2022

Fairfield vs Mason - 3/29/21

By: John Warner
PBR Ohio Intern

Kayden Campbell LHP / OF / Fairfield, OH / 2022

Andrew Cox SS / RHP / William Mason, OH / 2023

Michael Molnar OF / Mason, OH / 2022

Michael Murphy / Mason, OH / 2023

Davin Ronquist / Fairfield, OH / 2022

Cincinnati Country Day vs West Clermont - 3/28/21

By: Jordan Chiero
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Trevor Conley C / 2B / West Clermont, OH / 2021

Payton Ebbing C / 3B / Cincinnati Country Day, OH / 2022

Trevor Zeigler RHP / SS / West Clermont, OH / 2023

Cameron Bryant SS / RHP / Cincinnati Country Day, OH / 2022

Nathan Taylor RHP / 3B / West Clermont, OH / 2023

Elder vs Centerville - 3/27/21

By: Jordan Chiero
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

Luke Vaughn C / 3B / Elder, OH / 2023

Kevin Hilton SS / 2B / Elder, OH / 2023

Max Whitesell RHP / 3B / Centerville, OH / 2021

Kyle Mahon RHP / OF / Centerville, OH / 2021

Jackson Grimmelsman 1B / LHP / Elder, OH / 2021

Defiance vs Wauseon - 3/27/21

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Connar Penrod RHP / SS / Wauseon, OH / 2021

Report: 6-2, 180-pounds with an athletic frame. Three-sport athlete (QB in football and wing in basketball). Just coming off of basketball season, this was Penrod's first outing of the season. The BGSU commit has a funky delivery that creates deception. Penrod was efficient, throwing 57 of 83 pitches for strikes. We will see Penrod again later this spring to see how he develops over the spring season.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 84-87, touching 89 mph with some arm-side run. He does well keeping it low in the zone. 
  • Curveball: 68-72 mph. 11/5 action with good depth when he stays on top of the baseball. 
  • Changeup: 78-79mph. Arm speed slowed down, but there was similar arm-side run as the fastball. A developing pitch that will be an important pitch to compliment the fastball/curveball combo.

Game Performance: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Camden Roth C / OF / Defiance, OH / 2021

Report: 6-2, 175-pound right-handed hitting catcher/outfielder. Above average arm strength behind the dish. Showed pop times of 2.00-2.20. Has the athleticism to move to a corner outfield spot with the arm strength to play right field. At the plate, the right handed hitter has a simple approach. Quick to the ball with a level bat path through the zone. Roth has the ability to play at the next level.

Game Performance: 3-4, 2 1B, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 R

David Jimenez OF / RHP / Defiance, OH / 2023

Report: 6-0, 160-pounds with an athletic frame. Just coming off of basketball season, this was Jimenez's first outing of the season. The talented sophomore two-way prospect came in relief for Defiance, and kept his team in the game, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings before giving up two runs in the 8th with his team up by six. Confident three-pitch pitcher.

Pitch Repertoire:

  • Fastball: 79-81, touching 82 mph with some arm-side run. He does well keeping it low in the zone. 
  • Curveball: 70-72 mph. 11/5 action with good depth when he stays on top of the baseball. 
  • Changeup: 71-73 mph. Similar arm speed and arm-side run as the fastball.

Game Performance: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Jayden Jerger RHP / OF / Defiance, OH / 2022

Report: 6-1, 180-pound right-handed pitching prospect showed well with the bat today. The future college pitcher hit a no-doubt bomb to help the Bulldogs get the extra inning win. We will see Jerger later this spring on the bump and get a full report.

Game Performance: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs, R

Otsego vs Evergreen - 3/27/21

By: Genesis Hillard
PBR Ohio Director of Operations

Joseph Dzierwa LHP / Otsego, OH / 2022

Lakota West vs Milford - 3/27/21

By: PBR Ohio Staff

Grant Miller SS / OF / Lakota West, OH / 2021

Harper Hendrickson OF / RHP / Milford, OH / 2023

Tyler Hewlett C / 1B / Milford, OH / 2021

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