College Prospects Showcase - Session One Results

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Session One of the College Prospects Showcase took place yesterday at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA. Session Two will follow the same format and will showcase a new round of prospects one week from now (January 17).

The following is a look at three of the top performances on the day. A complete analysis of prospects at each position will be coming in the week ahead. For now, CLICK HERE to view complete results for all prospects in attendance.

Two-Way Players

Bayley JamanisLancaster Catholic junior 3B/RHP Bayley Jamanis flashed the top arm strength among position players on the day at 85 mph across the diamond. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound two-way prospect displayed solid footwork and fluid actions while making plays at both third base and shortstop. The right-handed hitter repeatedly barreled the baseball in batting practice from a slightly open stance while routinely staying inside the baseball. Jamanis' 88 mph bat exit velocity also was tops at the event.

The two-way prospect, currently ranked No. 72 in the PA Class of 2016, sat 82-84 during a solid bullpen session in which he pounded the strike zone with three pitches. Jamanis utilizes a simple deliver with a quick arm out of a high 3/4 arm slot. His changeup displayed some cut action at 71 mph while his 75 mph curveball showed good bite and 11/5 rotation.

Position Players

James Gabor2017 outfielder James Gabor turned in an impressive 6.63 60-yard dash and showed some of the same fast twitch tendencies in his left-handed swing during an impressive round of batting practice. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound William Penn Charter sophomore is far from physical maturity and should develop some lift and power potential to his swing as his frame fills out. Currently Gabor displays extremely quick hands from a slightly open stance and the ability to stay behind the baseball through contact. The lefty barreled the baseball to all fields and showed good balance with minimal stride action.

Pitcher onlys

Andrew MayhewIt's rare that a prospect with significant talent arrives at an open event without our staff or college coaches in attendance knowing of him. Pennridge 2017 right-hander Andrew Mayhew was definitely and exception to that rule. The 5-foot-9, 130-pound sophomore was less than imposing physically as he stepped to the mound for his bullpen session, but certainly got everyone's attention very quickly.

Mayhew flashed a loose arm and a simple, efficient delivery with command of four pitches.  He sat 82-84 with his fastball that shows late life. Mayhew's 70 mph curveball has tight rotation and 11/5 shape while his 72 mph slider has some down action out of the same high 3/4 arm slot. The righty completed his array of pitches by showcasing a 75 mph changeup with arm side fade thrown at fastball arm speed.

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