Prep Baseball Report

Best Tools: Uncommitted 2017 Outfielders

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

As we reach the midpoint of the fall season with the NCAA signing period less than two months away, we are highlighting a group of the top uncommitted prospects in the senior class this week.  We continue today with outfielders.

Best Hitting Prospect: Jordan Fiedor, Hempfield Area

A physical 5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitter, Fiedor exhibits good balance throughout his swing and the ball jumps off his barrel to the tune of a 94 mph exit velocity. More than just raw power, his tool set also includes speed (6.84 60-yard dash) and arm strength (90 mph).

Best Power Prospects: Gregg Sywulak & Jack Pogyor, La Salle

The right-handed hitting Sywulak sports an athletic 6-foot-3, 190-pound build and routinely flashes above average bat speed, while the ball carries well to all fields when he elevates it.

As a member of Team PA, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting Pogyor launched a towering home run at the 2015 PBR Future Games. Listed as a primary catcher, Pogyor is included here as his best chance to crack the Explorers line-up this spring will likely come on an outfield corner.

Best Defensive Prospect: Chase Smith, Central

Smith routinely shows athletic defensive actions, tracks the baseball well, has good speed (6.92-6.95 60-yard dash over the past year) and solid, low-80s arm strength. Not just an asset defensively, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed hitter has strong forearms and flashes bat speed with gap power (88 mph exit velocity).

Best Footspeed: Nate Emerson, Franklin Area & Steve Lorenz, Penn Charter

Emerson is a 6-foot, 150-pound right-handed hitter who comfortably runs the 60-yard dash in the 6.81-6.96 range, while occasionally posting a sub-6.7, to go along with home-to-1B times of 4.31-4.44.


Lorenz is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound left-handed hitter who has shown sub-6.8 speed in the 60-yard dash and has run sub-4.4 home-to-1B times.


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