Prep Baseball Report

2015 PA Top Prospect Games: Day One Highlights

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting 

Danny LongA number of prospects had impressive performances on the first day of the 2015 PA Top Prospect Games, none more so than 2016 SS/RHP Danny Long (Pennridge). The 5-foot-11, 180-pound two-way prospect had an impressive round of batting practice and followed that up with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate in game action that included a single, triple and a towering home run to left field. Long scored three times and drove in two runs easily standing out as the top offensive performer of the day.

Not to be overshadowed, the righty also worked two dominant innings on the mound topping at 90 mph. Long registered four strikeouts while surrendering just two hits. 

Following is a brief look at others that stood out on the the first day of the two day event.

+ 2016 MIF/RHP Tim Miller (Conestoga) went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI while also topping at 87 mph on the bump. 

+ 2017 OF Quinn McKenna (Spring-Ford) went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored.

+ 2017 MIF/RHP Gavin Hinchliffe (Pottsville Area) showed a live fastball that topped at 88 mph along with a hard-breaking curveball that sat 76-78.

+ 2017 LHP Curtis Robison (Northern York) topped at 84 mph and show flashes of an advanced breaking ball while also barreling a single up the middle off of an upper 80s fastball.

+ 2016 C Corey Webb (Easton Area) showed well defensively and had one of the better rounds of batting practice on the day. Webb went on to go 2-for-2 with a triple in game action.

+ 2016 MIF/OF Nico Popa (Seton-La Salle) had the coaches in attendance buzzing with his foot speed and raw athleticism. Popa took an impressive round of batting practice and went 2-for-3 in game action. The primary middle infielder recently ran a 6.45 60-yard dash and has shown the ability to convert his foot speed and athleticism to chasing down fly balls in the outfield.

+ 2017 OF James Gabor (Penn Charter) continued to show signs of his potential with a 2-for-3 day at the plate. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound left-handed hitter has very quick hands at the plate and runs a 6.63 60-yard dash.

+ 2016 OF Jack Larini (Abington) showed a solid right-handed swing with some power potential going 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.

+ 2016 OF/RHP Isaac Neal (Parkland) showcased a developing two-pitch arsenal on the hill that included a heavy fastball that topped at 86 mph and a late breaking curveball at 74 mph.

+2017 OF Chase Smith (Central-Martinsburg) flashed advanced barrel whip and a feel for the barrel in a strong round of batting practice. He followed that up with a 2-for-3 performance in game action including a double.

+ 2016 LHP Luciano Besh (Franklin Regional) impressed with a solid three-pitch mix allowing just one hit over three innings of work while sitting 81-82. Besh pounded the strike zone and induced six ground ball outs.

Day Two Schedule:

9:00am  Red Team vs. White Team
1:00pm  Black Team vs. Grey Team
5:00pm  Blue Team vs. Gold Team

* Players report 90 minutes prior to game 
* Defensive evaluations begin 60 minutes prior to each game 

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