Prep Baseball Report

Ontario Insider: 2017 Toronto Elite - Sneak Peek

By Chris Kemlo and PBR Staff
Ontario Scouting Director

We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ontario's 2017 Toronto Elite this past week. This was a great opportunity for 2018-2020 prospects to be put on college radars. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase.

In the coming weeks, we will be adding and updating profiles for each of the players in attendance, including complete analysis and video.

Interested in attending a PBR Ontario event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

For now, please take a look at the statistical results from the event by clicking here.

Ontario Insider: 2017 Toronto Elite - Sneak Peek

The Gloves

Two infielders and one catcher, among many others had solid days on the defensive side of the ball at the Toronto Elite Prospect Showcase last weekend. 2019 infielder Jason Chiu (Albert Campbell Collegiate) showed off a quick first step with soft hands and accurate arm during his defensive work. Body control was there as he worked to both sides of his body, everything was clean while he showed confidence and feel.

Another middle infielder was 2018 grad Nicholas Jaeggin (Oakville Trafalgar) who showed quickness in his transfer and they arm worked with whip out front as he was 84 mph across the diamond. The lower half was in control and was confident with the glove, showing off his arm strength and the ability to get rid of the ball in a hurry.

Behind the dish, 2020 grad Francesco Gioia (Our Lady of the Lake) was accurate with multiple throws on the bag while the quickness in the lower half along with his release gave him the opportunity to make consistent throws. Still young, Gioia shows a good foundation and will be one to keep an eye on moving forward.

The Arms

The arms stole the show at this event, with some strong numbers from uncommitted pitchers as well some young talent to keep an eye on moving forward.

The top velocity of the day went to uncommitted 2018 right-hander Ryan Capuano (Birchmount Park) as he sat between 87-89 mph for the majority of his pen. Arm was loose and quick, easy delivery with rhythm and tempo, ball jumped out his hand and got on you quick. He threw some nice fading changeups along with a breaking ball with 11/5 shape. The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect has more in his body and looks to be on college radars after last Saturday.

Another right-hander was 2018 Malkolm Barrett

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