Midwest Future Games Review: Team PA Middle Infielders



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Team Pennsylvania carried three middle infielders on its roster at the Midwest Future Games. All three took turns showcasing their talents and making significant impacts on the outcomes of three games that Team PA played. Following is a look at the three prospects that shared time in the middle infield.

            Chris Rabasco  Nick Falso  Shane Churma

SS/RHP Chris Rabasco, Parkland HS, Class of 2015

Rabasco showcased a strong arm across the diamond at 88 mph. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect is likely to be a 3B at the next level, but showed the ability to make all plays from SS in game action. Rabasco was part of several double plays turned by Team PA on the weekend. The right-handed hitter barreled the baseball repeatedly over the course of three games, going 4-for-7 with an RBI and two runs scored.

SS/2B Nick Falso, Wissahickon HS, Class of 2015

Falso is a high energy player that plays every pitch like it is the final pitch of the game. He made a highlight real play at 2B, ranging far to his backhand side for a diving stop and then threw out the batter while still on his backside. Falso went 2-for-7 at the plate, including a two-run single to get Team PA out to a lead against Team Missouri in Game One.

2B/OF Shane Churma, Penn Trafford HS, Class of 2015

Churma swung one of the hottest sticks for any team participating at the Midwest Future Games. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound left-handed hitter went 4-for-6 with two triples, two RBI and two runs scored in game action. Churma had several lengthy at bats during the course of the event, wasting quality pitches until he got a pitch he could handle.

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