PBR Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament: Day Three Review

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania/West Virginia Director of Scouting

The PBR Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament concluded yesterday with four teams completing their tournament schedule with two games a piece at Cooper Park on the campus of Millersville University.  

Following is a look at one prospect that stood out from each game in each of the tournament's final four games.

day three results

Bucks County Generals 17U 3 vs. Pittsburgh Spikes 0

2018 IF Brian Nicolas (Neshaminy) showcased athleticism in the field and at the plate driving in the game's first run with a single in the 4th inning and flashed his advanced foot speed on a triple to the left-center field gap in the 6th inning.  The physical 5-foot-9, 170-pound right-handed hitter showcased advanced upper body strength and barrel whip over the course of three games with the chance to be an impact player at the next level.  Nicolas is a Bryan University commit.

allegheny pirates 6 vs. team pbr red 0 

2018 RHP Andy McClymonds (Blackhawk) worked the final two innings for the Pirates sitting 83-85 while getting downhill with above average tilt to his fastball.  The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Slippery Rock commit also flashed a 71 mph curveball with two-plane break and a 78 mph changeup with arm side run.  McClymonds recorded four strikeouts and faced the minimum in his two innings of work.

allegheny pirates 10 vs. Bucks County Generals 17U 1

2018 SS Phil Conti (Hampton), a William & Mary commit, was arguably the most impressive prospect of the weekend.  The 5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitter, who runs a 6.50 60-yard dash, put that foot speed on display on a triple to left field that drove in three runs. Conti added a double to go 2-for-4 on the day and finished his tournament by taking the mound, sitting 85-87 with a very quick arm.  Conti impressed with his angles to baseballs at shortstop and quick release while making difficult plays look routine all weekend.

pittsburgh spikes 5 vs. Team PBR red 1

2018 MIF Brady Madden (East Pennsboro) made a number of impressive defensive plays, including a 4-3 double play that involved him ranging to his backhand side from second base.  The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder was able to start the double play by stepping on the bag and then made an in the air throw to first to complete the back end of the play.  The 6.68 runner showcased soft hands and plenty of arm strength to play multiple infield positions at the next level while also flashing a very quick release.