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Theo Pollack OF St. John’s College 2021

Strong 6’1’’, 180 pound frame. Quiet load, small stride. Short to the ball with a more level swing path. Stays on the ball with good balance throughout the swing. Nice extension and showed some pop in the bat. 

   

Cory Hatcher OF/RHP St. John’s College 2022

Athletic 5’9’’, 150 pound frame. Slightly open stance with a quick leg kick load. Short to the ball and really works the hands well with extension through contact. Quick and confident first steop in the outfield, cover ground well from gap to gap.

Flynn Howard RHP/C St. John’s College 2022

Projectable 6’1’’, 165 pound frame with room to fill out. Worked 4+ innings in relief. Came on to get out of a jam and settled in nicely. Made one bad pitch in the last inning but other than that he pounded the zone keeping hitters off balance. Controlled wind-up and delivery. Works down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Throws with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. Creates quick arm speed through release with extension. Fastball sat 79-81 mph and breaking ball was 66-67 mph with big 11/5 shape. 

Brendan Yagesh LHP/1B Urbana 2022

Athletic, projectable 6’2’’, 175 pound frame. Slightly up-tempo wind-up and smooth kick out stride down the mound. Strong lower half drive off the rubber landing closed to the plate. Throws with a full arm circle from a mid three-quarter slot with regular effort. Throws across his body with a strong finish falling slightly off to the third base side. Struggled a bit to find control. Fastball sat 80-84 mph, breaking ball was 66-68 mph with big 1/5 shape and change-up ranged 73-77 mph. 

Ben Thomason RHP/OF St. John’s College 2023

Strong, physical 6’1’’. 175 pound frame. Minimal load with a slightly open stride. Stays short to the ball with a slightly uphill swing path. Did a nice job getting his hands inside the ball and showed some strength in the swing. 

Sean Harmon RHP St. John’s College 2023

Athletic, 5’8’’, 135 pound frame. Pitches from the stretch and lands closed to the plate. Throws cross-body some with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot and easy effort. Finishes over front side in an athletic position. Pounded the zone with strikes and pitched to contact keeping a strong hitting lineup to just one run over three plus innings of work. Fastball sat 71-74 mph and breaking ball was 61-65 mph with more 12/6 shape. 

Andrew Powers  LHP/1B St. John’s College 2023

Big, strong, physical 6’2’’, 195 pound frame. Showed strength at the plate and ability to turn on the inside pitch. Hits from an open stance with a small stride. Stays behind the ball really well with an uphill swing path. Gets good extension through contact with a strong finish. There was some swing and miss present but did come up with a big base hit RBI through the pull-side hole in game two Thursday. 

Andy Francis 1B St. John’s College 2023 

Strong, 5’11’’, 170 pound frame. This with some rhythm at the plate and showed a small leg kick load. Stays behind the ball with a strong lower half and quick bat speed through the zone. Stays balanced, and short to with an uphill swing path. Swing is easy and fluid with good extension through contact. Showed a nice feel for the barrel with a couple line drive doubles on Thursday. 

Jack Powers C/UTL St. John’s College 2022

Balanced stance at the plate with rhythm. Quiet load and stays short to the ball with a slightly uphill swing path. Showed extension through contact and a nice feel for the barrel. Works the hands well with quick bat speed through the zone. 

Ryan Maxwell INF/RHP St. John’s College 2023

Athletic, 5’9’’, 140 pound frame. Worked in relief in game one Thursday and attacked the zone throwing with short, quick arm action. High leg kick and long, kick-out stride down the mound. Lands in-line with the plate and really gets over the front side well finishing in a strong, athletic position. Mixes slots often throwing from the side and a mid to high three-quarter slot. Worked down in the zone with a fastball that sat 71-74 mph and touched 75 mph from both slots. Arm-side run present from the side. Breaking ball from the side was 63-65 mph with sweeping 10/4 shape and 61-63 mph from the higher slot. Hits from a balanced spread stance at the plate with rhythm. Creates some hand separation and stay short to the ball with a level swing path. Stays on the ball well with balance throughout the swing. Very versatile player that can pitch and play three positions in the infield.

Athletic 5'7'', 140 pound frame. Came on in relief and closed out a close ballgame on Thursday. Pounded the zone with strikes and mixed his pitches well. Works with tempo and showed a high leg kick to a tall, compact balance position. Easy stride down the mound with clean hand separation. Lands in-line to the plate with a strong, athletic finish. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot and easy effort. Fastball sat 80-83 mph and touched 84 mph. Change-up was 71-73 mph and breaking ball showed tight spin and sharp 12/6 down action at 75-75 mph.

James Gladden RHP/C Archbishop Curley 2022

Athletic, 5'11'', 155 pound frame. Works quick and filled up the zone all afternoon on Thursday. Pitches from the stretch with a quick leg kick and smooth stride down the mound. Lands slightly closed to the plate and really gets over the front side well with an athletic finish. Strong lower half drive off the rubber, clean hand separation and nice extension through release. Fastball was consistently 84-86 mph with some arm-side run and breaking ball showed both 11/5 and 10/4 shape at 73-76 mph.

Jett Slepak CIF/RHP Highlands 2022

Strong, physical 6'0'', 195 pound frame. Balanced stance with a high leg kick load. Creates some hand separation and doesn't get cheated at the plate. Really works the hands well and showed fast bat speed through the zone. Showed some feel for the barrel and present power in the bat.

Bo Conrad 2B Bethel Park 2022

Athletic, 5'6'', 160 pound frame. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with rhythm. Loose hands and stays back on the ball well with fast bat speed through the hitting zone. Slightly uphill swing path with extension through contact. Moves well in the field with quick feet and showed smooth, clean actions, soft hands and quick exchanges on double play turns at second base.

Bryce Curry SS Damascus 2022

Long, athletic, projectable 6'1'', 170 pound frame with plenty more room to fill out. Hits from an open stance at the plate with a rhythmic leg kick load and creates really nice hand separation. Stays short and attacks the ball with quick hands and fast bat speed. Showed the ability to really work the hands squaring up a pitch elevated in the zone for a base hit back up the middle. Plays loose in the infield with smooth, clean actions and a strong arm.

Brayden Martin SS St. John's College 2023

Athletic, 5'10'', 155 pound frame with room the fill out. Showed a really nice gap-to-gap line drive approach at the plate. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with a quiet load and short stride. Stays behind the ball well and is short to with extension through contact. Quick, loose hands and fast bat speed through the zone. Rangy and play with active feet in the middle. Smooth, clean actions and showed some arm strength. Made a couple difficult plays to both sides look easy.

Rohan Mishra LHP St. John's College 2023

Solid, 5'11', 195 pound frame. Started game one Thursday on the bump. Controlled side-step wind-up and delivery. Lands in-line to the plate with an upright finish. Throws with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. Fastball sat 74-76 mph and breaking ball showed some big 11/5 shape at 65-67 mph.

Christopher Beatty Jr. RHP Arundel 2022

Long, lanky, projectable 6'3'', 155 pound frame. Controlled wind-up and high leg kick with a long, kick-out stride down the mound. Gets downhill hard over his front side and lands closed to the plate with a full, athletic finish. Clean hand separation and throws with long, free arm action from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. Fastball sat 79-82 and touched 83 mph. Breaking ball was 62-63 with big 11/5 shape.

Strong, athletic 5'11", 180 pound frame. Pitches from the stretch with a quick leg kick and longer stride down the mound. Throws with short arm action from a high three-quarter arm slot with regular effort. Fastball plays both sides of the plate with command at 76-79 mph. Curveball was 70-71 with sharp 11/5 shape down in the zone. Changeup sat 71-73 mph with late fade.

Nate Kumper C Glen Allen 2023

Strong, athletic 6'2", 150 pound frame. Showed a really nice middle of the field line drive approach at the plate. Hits from a balanced stance with a quiet load and longer stride. Stays short to the ball with a compact swing and solid barrel control through the zone. Quick, active feet behind the dish with clean exchanges and a strong arm.

Big, strong, durable frame. Controlled wind-up and a high leg kick with a long, kick out stride down the mound. Strong leg drive off the rubber with long arm action and easy effort. Throws from a high three-quarter arm slot with occasional arm side run on the fastball. Shows command of his three pitch mix with fastball at 84-88 mph, touching 89. Curveball was 69-74 mph with big 11/5 shape. Good feel for the splitter with late downward bite at 76-80 mph.

Nicholas Krooner OF WM. V. Fisher Catholic (OH) 2021

Athletic body type. Short, compact swing from the left side with solid barrel control through the zone. Strong, gap-to-gap line drive approach with quick hands and fast bat speed. Stays behind the ball well with extension through the zone and past contact. Had two hard line drive singles; one up the middle and one to the opposite field. Quick, athletic actions in the outfield with speed and range to the alleys.