Preview: Upperclass Team Showcase at AIA


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Preview: PBR upperclass Team Showcase at AIA

PBR Ohio will be hosting and scouting all games for the 2018 Fall Team Showcase at Athletes-in-Action (Home of Sinclair CC).

Each player that participates will receive a PBR Player Profile that our staff will update with videos, scouting reports, verified stats and more following the event. The PBR Staff will write up pre-content coverage of teams attending and players to watch, as well as post-content coverage of event and player results. The PBR Staff will provide Scout Blogs and team recaps throughout the event, and a daily recap of the top performers from each day.

Location

Grady Field
1197 S Detroit St, Xenia, OH 45385
***Metal Cleats are not allowed***

Schedule

Saturday at AIA

9:00
Grizzlies-TCR16
11:15 Grizzlies-TNT
1:30
TNT-TCR16
3:45 Team PBR-TCR17
6:00 TCR17-Titans (NY)
8:15 TCR16-Titans (NY)

Sunday at AIA

12:45 Grizzlies-Titans (NY)
3:00
TCR16-Team PBR
5:15
TNT-TCR17

 

Team Rosters

Team PBR

Snapshot: Team PBR is composed of players from across the state of Ohio.

The pitching staff is highlighted by:

Zach Pittman RHP / 2B / Bryan, OH / 2019

Athletic presence on the mound. Works quick with an efficient delivery. Really fast arm/cean arm. Ball jumps out of hand with fastball sitting 82-84 mph. With that arm speed and clean delivery he’s going to throw as hard as frame suggest. Breaking ball was also impressive, showing sharp action on a near 12/6 plane at 74-77 mph. Stuff wise, the breaking is a legitimate out pitch.

Zayvier Beachy RHP / 1B / Jonathan Alder, OH / 2019

A long and projectable right-handed pitcher that starts from a tall setup. Delivery is fluid with a slow tempo. Actions in his delivery are repeatable. Tall and fall type pitcher. Front foot lands open upon impact. Releases the ball from a ¾ arm slot with a longer action. Fastball shows occasional arm side movement sitting in the low 80s. Curveball comes in on an 11-5 tilt with gradual break. Shows a playable changeup in his repertoire. Tends to slow his body down on the offering.

Brenden Stewart C / RHP / Medina, OH / 2019

Southern Ohio Unsigned SR Games Participant. 5-foot-10, 178-pound. Delivery is athletic and fluid, uses HSI left before working and good direction down the mountain. Fastball works out of a 3/4 slot with slight arm side run at 78 to 80 mph. Offered two different breaking balls, The curveball has near 12 to 6 shape at 60 to 61 mph with gradual break. The slider was the best secondary offering at 66 to 70 mph the pitch has an 11 to 5 shape with sharp late break. Physically strong frame that will hold up behind the plate. Begins with a balance setup. Minimal stride and load, bat path works on a slightly uphill plane generating some loft on the ball. Recorded a exit velocity of 86 mph. Behind the plate, showed good footwork and a quick transfer. Throws reach 78 mph and recorded a 1.95-2.05 pop time. Also ran a 4.70 home to first.

The position players are highlighted by:

Ryan Marr 1B / Cincinnati Elder, OH / 2019

6-foot-4, 190-pound. Right handed hitting first baseman. Displayed some of the best raw power at the Southern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games registering a 97 mph exit velocity. Begins with a wide-based and a minimal load, obvious bat speed working level through the zone.

Kristian Scalf OF / RHP / Wooster, OH / 2019

TPG Participant. One of the more pleasant surprises of the event. Athleticism and twitch show up on both sides of the ball. A 6.7 runner that moves very well in the outfield with more than enough arm for all three spots. At the plate he showed off a very fast bat with a swing that plays to both gaps. A fringy prospect who is wildcard to where he ends up level wise. Whatever the case may be he definitely improved his stock at this event. 60-yard dash: 6.75. Outfield Velocity: 85. Exit Velocity: 86.

Max Fries 1B / 3B / Taylor, OH / 2019

SOPG Participant. Very interesting bat that took a loud BP. A physically built kid with well above average strength and bat speed through the zone. Hands can get tied up at times but barrel has some authority when he gets extended. Drove the ball all over the yard in BP. Run producer type bat. At first base he has an ideal frame with above average athleticism for the spot. Ball skills are more than adequate with more range off the bag than most. Solid defender.

Lane Marshall 1B / LHP / Orrville, OH / 2020

TPG Participant. A lefty swinger that starts in a balanced setup. Hands are fluid and loose prior to launch, generating easy whip through the zone. Path has some natural loft to it, showing above average natural tools for class. Consistently stroked line drive to pull side during BP. Checks all the boxes at first base. Plays off the bag with fluidity and feel. An above average athlete for the spot with more than adequate ball skills.

Aaron Miller C / OF / Glenoak, OH / 2019

Stark/Summit Participant. 6-foot-1, 165 pound catcher showed a strong arm behind the plate throwing with accuracy at 80 mph. Quick, efficient footwork allows Miller to get in a good power position accompanied by a swift transfer leading to a 1.93-2.03 pop time. In the OF, he showed above average arm strength with an 88 mph throwing velocity. Feet moved well getting around the ball and fielding off to his side showing a good glove. Recorded one of the higher exit velos at 91 mph. That power transferred into his live-rounds. Takes an uphill path that makes good contact and generates good energy with his lower half.

Name High School
Class
Zach Pittman Bryan 2019
Joseph Pawlowski
Holy Name
2019
Sam Stieby
Talawanda
2019
Necumba Booker Jr.
Shaker Heights
2019
Kade Smith
Little Miami
2019
Timothy Whipple
Elida
2019
Ryan Marr
Elder
2019
Kristian Scalf
Wooster
2019
Andrew Dellasanta
Westerville North
2019
Hayden Savage
Steubenville
2019
Evan Spaulding
LaSalle
2019
Max Fries
Taylor
2019
Chris McDaniel
Roger Bacon
2019
Lane Marshall
Orrville
2019
Chase Hopewell
Badin
2019
Aaron Miller GlenOak 2019
Zayvier Beachy Jonathan Alder 2019
Brenden Stewart Medina 2019

 

Grizzlies

Snapshot: Team Grizzlies is composed of players from the Cincinnati area.

The pitching staff is highlighted by:

Brett Dietrich LHP / 1B / Goshen, OH / 2019

TPG Participant. 6-foot-1, 175-pound. Athletic left-handed pitching prospect. Smooth compact delivery that doesn’t require much effort. Level shoulders and good direction towards the plate. Arm action is clean working out of a ¾ slot. Dietrich offered a true three-pitch mix. Fastball works downhill with regular arm side run at 80-83 MPH. Breaking ball has tight 1/7 shape and swing and miss potential at 71-73 MPH. Shows feel for the changeup, at 74-75 MPH the pitch has cutting action.

Michael Deines RHP / 1B / Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, OH / 2019

Buckeye Elite Participant. Right handed arm with a frame that can handle more. Shows flashes of athleticism on the mound. Fast paced motion with small leg lift requiring normal effort. Big glove side that creates some deception before the ball comes out of a near over the top arm slot. Arm is long out of the glove. Fastball with occasional cut to the glove side at 75-79 mph. Curveball is near 12/6 with gradual break at 63-65 mph. Mixed in a changeup at 64-65 mph.

The position players are highlighted by:

Wes Atkinson OF / RHP / Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, OH / 2019

A right-handed hitter that starts in an athletic setup. Initiates loading sequence through a smooth leg kick. Bat moves back at release creating solid separation. Swings with intent on a level path. A strong kid with much more juice than frame would suggest. Ball gets off his bat well, showing consistent gap abilities, flashing power potential. Solid young hitter.

Garrett Longeway C / 3B / Walnut Hills, OH / 2019

Southern Unsigned SR Participant. 5-foot-10, 170-pound. Right-handed hitter in catching prospect. Upright stance using a minimal stride. Showed bat speed through slightly uphill path displaying potential pull side pop. Registered and 89 mph exit velocity. Behind the plate showed soft hands in a quick transition, throws reached 75 mph and a 1.95-2.03 pop time. Also ran a 4.81 home to first.

Name High School
Class
Nick Albrinck
St. Xavier
2019
Wes Atkinson
CHCA
2019
Jimmy Birch
Immaculate Conception
2019
Nick Browning
Mason
2019
Brett Dietrich
Goshen
2019
Michael Deines
CHCA
2019
Zach Kershner
Walnut Hills
2019
Nick Leenellett
Mason
2019
Garrett Longeway
Walnut Hills
2019
Curtis Mearkle
Milford
2019
Jordan Smith
Madison
2019
Will Stultz
Colerain
2020
Aaron "AJ" Yarbrough
Little Miami
2019

 

Triple Crown Royals 17

Snapshot: Team TCR 17 is composed of players from Central Ohio.

The roster is highlighted by:

Lucas Akin RHP / C / New Albany, OH / 2020

COPG Participant. 6-foot-1, 175-pound righty with an athletic build. Very rhythmic delivery using a rocker step to begin the motion that requires regular effort. Lands slightly closed at foot strike which works against the body a bit. Arm action is long through a high ¾ slot. Fastball shows occasional sink at 78-82 mph. Could be a ground ball type arm with continued development of that sinking fastball. Curveball is big breaker with near 12/6 action at 61-62 mph. Change up has fade to the arm side at 63-64 mph. Would expect a velo jump with physical maturity in the near future.

Jarett Barnes SS / RHP / Pickerington North, OH / 2020

Potential two-way prospect, but highest upside may be on the mound. On the bump the right-hander shows an athletic projectable frame. Delivery is explosive with athletic actions. Works quick and has regular effort to his delivery. Arm actions is compact with above average strength for class. Fastball comes out of a high-¾ slot sitting in the low 80s mph. Breaking ball shows present depth and sharpness with more to come. The pitch works on an 11/5 plane, using it to backdoor lefities/freeze righties at 63-66 mph. Shows fastball arm speed on the changeup that displays cut and sink. Tosses the offering with feel at 70-74 mph.

Colin Doyle RHP / 1B / Columbus St Francis DeSales, OH / 2019

Potential two-way prospect. The righty throws from a higher ¾ slot with a clean arm action. He stays closed to release point and drives his momentum hard towards the plate off of his back leg. The fastball has some giddy-up to it causing some late swing and misses. He likes to come back with a curveball that has a 12-6 trajectory. He also mixes in a developing changeup with similar arm speed. A right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Uses a leg kick to get things going. Hands move back rhythmically prior to launch. A strong kid with impressive bat speed. Ball jumps off his bat. BP was impressive, showing the ability to drive the ball with authority to all fields. Definite power potential. All signs point to a middle of the lineup guy at the next level. At first base he gets off the bag well with sound footwork. Does a nice job creating angles prior to fielding on his double play balls. An above average athlete for the position with solid glove skills. 6-foot-1, 215 pound built frame.

Drew Schaly RHP / SS / Ashland, OH / 2020

A right-hander hitter that starts in a tall, open setup. Goes with a short stride to get back to even. Hands move back during stride, creating balance and separation. Path is level with well above average bat speed. Swing is efficient and he showed solid barrel awareness. A gap to gap guy that should grow into some added pop as he fills out his frame. Does a nice job using the middle of the field. A middle infielder with confident, athletic actions. Hands are soft and glove works well on the move. Arm and athleticism profile him on the left side of the infield. On the mound the right-hander looks athletic with a fluid delivery. Works with an uptempo pace. Mechanically sound and arm works well. Arm moves through a high-¾ slot with developing arm speed. Fastball stays mostly true through the zone with slight run/cut at times. All physical signs point to more velocity to come. Offers both a changeup and breaking ball for his secondary arsenal. Puts good spin on a the breaker that has an 11/5 shape. The offering has big action with sharpness to it. Produced consistent weak contact/swings and misses with the pitch. Maintains fastball arm speed on the changeup that had some fade to it. Both secondary offerings are above average, with the breaking ball looking to be the put away pitch. Really impressed with his advanced pitchability for his class.

Tristen Taylor RHP / LHP / Mount Vernon, OH / 2020

A unique prospect that has the ability to throw with both arms on the mound. From the right side he has an uptempo delivery while working through a high-¾ slot. Arm action is compact with present quickness to his arm. A strike thrower that filled up the zone with three quality offerings. Fastball will stay most true with occasional cut at 78-79 mph. Looks very confident in the 11/5 shaped breaking ball. The pitch has bit with adequate depth at 64-68 mph. Puts regular run and dive on 72-74 mph changeup. Action is heavy and the pitch grader out as one of the better changeups we saw on the day. As a southpaw features an uptempo delivery that requires some effort. Fastball comes out through a slightly lower slot than from the right, sitting 73-75 mph. Spins a sweeping breaking ball with a 2/8 shape and big action at 60-61 mph. Changeup displays heavy arm side action at 69-70 mph. Most impressively, Taylor was able to throw strikes from both sides of the mound.

Name High School
Class
Andrew Allman
East Knox
2020
Lucas Akin
New Albany
2020
Jarett Barnes
Pickerington North
2020
Jake Coleman
Olentagy
2020
Nick Demers
St. Charles
2020
Colin Doyle
DeSales
2019
Andy Eurez
Buckeye Valley
2020
Alex Hartshorn
Wadsworth
2020
Alex Hook
Northridge
2020
Gage Lang
Ashland
2019
Dillon Masters
New Albany
2020
Alex Meyer
Wilmington
2019
Chris Nash
Olentangy
2020
Charlie Pine
New Albany
2020
Matthew Reed
Central Crossing
2020
Wyatt Reeder Northmoor 2020
Drew Schaly Ashland 2020
Tristen Taylor Mt. Vernon 2020
Trey Willis St. Charles 2020

 

Triple Crown Royals 16

Snapshot: Team TCR 16 is composed of players from Central Ohio.

The roster is highlighted by:

Andrew Patrick SS / C / Hilliard Darby, OH / 2021

One of the top 25 prospects in his class. A right-handed bat that starts in an athletic stance. Simple, repeatable load that shows fluidity. Long lever type that can really do damage when he gets extended. Feet hitter that squares the ball up often. Much more to come as he fills out very projectable frame. Landed on a few balls in BP. Very solid round. Rangy defender in the infield that plays under control. Ball skills are solid for class. Maintains rhythm well and has fluidity to transfer. Likely slides over to third base at the next level. Two-way prospect. On the mound he has obvious projectability at 6-foot-3, 160-pounds. Easy delivery with a clean arm. Ball comes out well with fastball sitting 78-79 mph. Can easily see that number being higher in the near future. Breaking ball is a quality offering, showing late dive at 68-69 mph. Uses the pitch as a put away offering. Also shows a changeup that is playable at 76-77 mph.

Max Caron C / 3B / Olentangy High School, OH / 2020

Right-hander hitter that starts in a wider setup. Uses an easy leg lift to get things started. Hands stay simple prior to swing decision. Swing is compact with obvious quickness to his bat. Path is mostly level and he gets through contact well. Natural tools are impressive for his age. Gap to gap guy, flashing impressive pull side pop at times. Middle of the lineup type of guy. Behind the plate he starts in a mid crouch. Footwork is quick and he gets rid of the ball in a timely fashion. Catch and throw movements are unique but the ball gets there with timing and accuracy.

Nick Headley RHP / SS / Crooksville, OH / 2019

Very athletic frame with broad shoulders and a high waist. Looks to have room to add strength to his upper body. Works with an uptempo pace on the bump with a delivery that doesn’t require much effort. Shows long arm action with a slight hitch in the back. Arm shows above average speed and whip through the zone. Puts regular run on his fastball that was anywhere from 77-81 mph. Spins a sweeping slider that moves across the plate at 67-68 mph. Breaking ball has a more up to down look at 60-62 mph. Both offerings are above average with the slider being the sharper of the two. Also offers a changeup, near fastball arm speed at 70-71 mph. At the plate he uses a back load during his leg kick timing mechanism. Athleticism shows in swing, displaying burst and strength. Creates angles with upper half allowing him to lift the ball without sacrificing path or natural tools. A gap guy who can really get into it to his pull side. A good athlete with defensive versatility. In the infield he moves light on his feet and changes direction well. Rangy defender that covers a lot of ground. Ball skills are above average for class. Arm is unique but ball comes out well. Looks to be learning the position but with athleticism and infielder background it should be a smooth transition and likely destination.
Name High School
Class
Ty Hatfield
Fredericktown
2021
Andrew Patrick
Hilliard Darby
2021
Jack Christian
Marysville
2021
Bryson Bell
Newark Catholic
2021
Max Caron
Olentangy
2020
Calen Sheriff
Frederickton
2021
Nick Headley
Crooksville
2020
Max Nourse
Olentangy Berlin
2021
Austin Adelman
Willard
2021
Tyler Deering
Olentangy Orange
2021
Austin Doseck
Olentangy Orange
2021
Brody Poston
Liberty Union
2021
Carson Britton
Watkins Memorial
2021

 

TNT

Snapshot: Team TNT is composed of players from around central Ohio.

The roster is highlighted by:

Andrew Whetsell SS / RHP / Upper Arlington, OH / 2019

5-foot-11, 165-pound Athletic right-handed pitcher. Works at a quick tempo with regular effort. Strong lower half, creates tilt during the stride. Fastball comes out of a ¾ slot working downhill with some run at 83-85 MPH. Shows good feel for the breaking ball, the pitch has slurvy 11/5 action at 69-71 MPH. Whestell looks the part in the infield. A good athlete that can create angles and play through the ball with rhythm. Middle type skill set with the arm for the left side. Ran a 7.52 60-yard dash. At the plate he maintains balance throughout swing sequence, showing a compact stroke through the zone. More present speed than strength to swing. A line drive guy that can spray it to either gap. 84 mph exit velocity. 84 mph infield velocity.

Reid Mengerink 1B / RHP / Teays Valley, OH / 2020

A right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. Goes with a leg kick for timing with a slight back load to hands. Nice, balanced launch prior to an intent driven swing on a level path. Run producer bat that can do damage to either gap. Exit velo of 90 mph. Loft power shows up to pull side. Took one of the louder BPs of the 1st session. A first baseman with feel for the spot. Does a nice job creating throwing lanes with his feet. Ball skills are above average for position. Solid defender over there. 75 mph infield velo. Two-way prospect. On the bump the righty has a slower paced tempo to a delivery that requires some effort. Near over the top slot with a drop and drive load. Strike thrower that has feel for all his offerings. Fastball will show occasional action to either side of the plate but stays true for the most part. Sat 75-77 mph with the heater. Spins a tight breaking ball that works on an 11/5 plane at 62-64 mph.

Caleb Evans RHP / Gahanna Lincoln, OH / 2020

The 6-0, 170-pound right-handed pitcher in the 2020 class. Presents a regular effort delivery with very simple mechanics that should be easy to repeat. Works from 1st base side of the rubber before landing slightly closed working against his body. Ball works through high-¾ slot. Fastball stays true through the zone at 70-74 mph. Curveball has 11/5 break with gradual break at 57-62 mph. Changeup has straight downward action at 63-66 mph.

Braden Schoppert 2B / RHP / Westland, OH / 2019

Southern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games participant. Right-handed pitching prospect with an average build. Tall and fall type delivery, works in good direction towards the plate. Fastball works out of a 3/4 slot with slight arm side Ron sitting 71-76 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitting middle infield prospect. Sets up with a open stance, has some pre-pitch rhythm in the hands. Bat stays long through the zone on a level plane. Line drive type hitter with an exit velocity of 72 mph. In the field, displayed average footwork, needs to clean up the transfer a bit. Throws were accurate at 70 mph across the diamond. Projects as a second baseman. Also ran a 4.65 home to first.

Name High School
Class
Andrew Whetsell
Upper Arlington
2019
Nash Baker
Central Crossing
2019
Daniel Jaskot
Upper Arlington
2019
Austin Gillenwater
Bloom Carrol
2020
Ryan Barrett
Watkins Memorial
2020
Braden Schoppert
Westland
2019
Sam Bassett
Centerburg
2020
Keyton Kowalski
Westerville South
2020
Reid Mengerink
Teays Valley
2020
Michael Vondran
Bishop Watterson
2020
Shane Yocum
Hamilton Twp
2019
Josh Cahill
Groveport Madison
2020
Trey May
Gahanna
2020
Caleb Evans
Gahanna
2020
Cameron Voinovich
Olentangy Berlin
2020
Tasker Brown Olentangy Liberty 2019
Tyler McKee Groveport Madison 2021

 

Titans (NY)

Snapshot: Team Titans (NY) is composed of players from the state of New York.

The roster is highlighted by:

Brian Fry SS / Medina, NY / 2021

At 5-feet-11 inches, Fry has an athletic build. He has soft hands in the field and a good glove to hand transition to get the ball out quickly. He shows good footwork to get his body behind the ball and following his throws. From the left side of the plate, he has a long swing and gets good barrel action with the ball to drive to all sides of the field.

Joe Mack C / Williamsville East, NY / 2021

Clemson commit. Ranked 1st in his class for NY and 20th overall in the PBR coverage area. Lean athletic 6-foot frame displaying a controlled violent swing with impressive gap power. Has an aggressive approach, with next level power from the left-side.

Nathan Sherman OF / 1B / Medina, NY / 2020

Stands at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. Ran a 7.43-60. Offensively- Righty with wide stance, hands held slightly below shoulder height. Leg lift to engage with return to wide stance, minimal to no stride. Hands drop as pitch approaches with flat swing plane through the zone. One arm extension at finish. Exit velocity recorded at 77-MPH. Defensively- Short base with slight bend at knees. Smooth ball to hand transition.  Back Long arm action with high-3/4 slot. Arm strength measured at 75-MPH.

Andrew Gault RHP / 3B / Lockport, NY / 2020

Solid, full frame in the 6-foot-2 range. Balanced approach; stays in the zone with some juice to his pull side. Steady defender at the hot corner; tends to field in an upright position. Strong left side arm with carry. Game experience will help him reach his full ceiling. On the mound fastball sits 72-76 MPH and peaked at 78 MPH. Curveball is 62-65 with good 12/6 action. Strong front side with good consistency in the strike zone.

Name High School
Class
Kyle Borrello
Hamburg
2020
Brian Fry
Medina
2021
Jacob Jones
Kenmore
2020
Trevor McIlroy
Williamsville
2020
Liam McMurray
North Tonawanda
2020
Joe Mack
Williamsville East
2021
Nate Sherman
Medina
2020
Dylan Wojciechoeski
Frontier
2020
Conner Hoehman
Williamsville North
2021
Nate Styles
Lake Shore
2020
John Krier
Williamsville North
2020
David Bunn
Newfane
2020
Andrew Gault
Lockport
2020