Ontario Scout Blog: CPBL Showcase Weekend (May 13)

Ryan Fisher
Intern, PBR Ontario

At long last, live-game action is underway across the province as teams and players break out of their walls of their facilities to get on green grass and face live arms. Our staff has been out-and-about the past several weeks taking in the action with several weekends of constant games from morning until night and this past weekend was no different.

The CPBL hosted it's Showcase Weekend in Dorchester to give pro scouts and evaluators a first-look at teams and prospects across the 17U and 18U age groups and even had the ABC Academy on-hand from Quebec to add some flavour. Our staff was on-hand for three of the four days in Dorchester with nearly every team in the league in attendance and gave us a chance see a ton of highly-ranked prospects within the province compete against each other.


Myles Naylor 3B / St. Joan of Arc, ON / 2023

‘23 3B Myles Naylor (Texas Tech commit) had himself another impressive day at the dish last Saturday. Batting in the three-hole, Naylor came out of the gate swinging, picking up a triple in the top of the first. Displayed patience and discipline, picking up a pair of walks, with good pitch recognition and ability to pick up spin on the day. On the defensive end it’s the arm strength that stands out immediately and it was a clean day at the hot corner for Canada’s top draft-eligible prospect.

Ryan Castellarin C / OF / Saint Thomas Aquinas, ON / 2024

‘24 C/OF Ryan Castellarin (uncommitted) was one of the more productive bats in Dorchester on Saturday. Physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame, can swing it from the right side and looks comfortable in the box. The Ontario Blue Jays product receives well behind the dish. Castellarin drove in several runs in a multi-hit performance, highlighted by a no-doubt, line drive homerun over the left field fence. An impressive start to the season for Castellarin and should be an intriguing follow as the summer season continues.

Ben Goodacre RHP / OF / Ancaster, ON / 2025

2025 RHP Ben Goodacre (uncommitted) continues to show well this year each time we get eyes on him. Standing 6-foot-3, 170-pounds with a high ¾ arm slot, Goodacre put in five innings of work out of the bullpen, collecting seven strikeouts while allowing two runs on three hits. The fastball sat 85-87mph and he paired it with a slider that bite to it. Still developing feel for the changeup that had slight fade to it at times. Generated lots of weak contact, as well as swing and misses, due to his command of multiple pitches. A must-follow in Ontario’s 2025 class.

Noah Konings OF / OF / St. Roch Catholic, ON / 2023

2023 OF Noah Konings (Cloud County commit) had one of the more polished overall games in Dorchester last weekend. Stands firm at 6-foot, 180-pounds with a strong lower half. Collecting a standup double that carried for some opposite field power. A smooth swing from the right side with a simple load, fast hands and athletic movements in the field. A mature approach in the box that translates to quality at bats on a consistent basis. A live arm from the outfield that plays in live-game situations.

Ethan Mooser OF / OF / CASS , ON / 2023

2023 OF Ethan Mooser (Northern Colorado commit) had a good day at the dish on Saturday. His hands display good timing and adjustment to offspeed pitches, resulting in quality contact with a simple two-strike approach. Stands 6-foot-2, 185-pounds with the ability to patrol centrefield. Athletic on the basepaths and comfortable batting in the leadoff spot. Final summer here in Ontario for Mooser before heading to Greeley to join Northern Colorado.


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