PA Fall Program Wrap-Up: Class of 2015 Middle Infielders

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The Fall College Prospect Program wrapped up an 11 college, six weekend tour through Pennsylvania and West Virginia on September 29 at Alderson Broaddus University. Today we look at the top Class of 2015 middle infielders that showcased their abilities during the course of the fall program.

Kevin McGowanClass of 2015 Middle infielders

Top Prospect:

1. SS/2B Kevin McGowan (The Haverford School) is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed hitter that has some pop. He uses a high hands load and a solid lower half to create barrel whip and a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. McGowan took an impressive round of batting practice at Widener University, hitting two home runs and several other balls to the wall in right. McGowan has a quick release and good feet in the middle infield. He showcased a 77 mph arm across the diamond and the ability to play the baseball on the move. McGowan is likely to be a 2B/3B at the next level.

Best of the Rest:

2. 2B/OF Brayden Lackey (Cedar Cliff HS) is a 5-foot-9, 155-pound prospect that showcased the ability to play through the baseball in the outfield with a quick release and a 76 mph throwing arm. The left-handed hitter uses a lift and replace stride foot and a solid hip turn to produce a bat exit velocity of 88 mph. He went 1-for-7 in game action, squaring several baseballs for outs.

3. SS/2B Danny Corvino (Freedom HS) has an athletic 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame and showed the ability to play the baseball on the move with throws of 76 mph across the diamond. The right-handed hitter went 1-for-3 with a double in game action at DeSales University. Corvino showcased good balance and rhythm to his swing and the ability to barrel the baseball consistently with a bat exit velocity of 78 mph.

4. SS/RHP Matthew Yough (Karns City HS) is a 6-foot, 155-pound prospect that has shown continual progress. The right-handed hitter has a high hands approach and utilizes his lower half well to create a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Yough barreled the baseball routinely in batting practice and went 1-for-5 with a walk in game action over two days at Thiel College and Slippery Rock University. He displayed the ability to play through the baseball and improving arm strength with throws of 72 mph across the diamond.  

5. 2B/3B Chris Santucci, Shady Side Academy is a 5-foot-6, 150-pound right-handed hitter that hits from a square stance with no stride. He demonstrated the ability to barrel the baseball frequently in batting practice creating a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Santucci showed solid actions in the infield and made a highlight reel play while playing 3B. Santucci backhanded a ball behind the bag and made a strong throw across the diamond for the defensive play of the day at Slippery Rock University.