Preseason All-State Showcase Analysis: Corner Infielders (Class of 2017/2018)



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Prior to embarking on their sophomore and freshmen seasons, 10 middle infielders descended on Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim to showcase their skills at the Preseason All-State Showcase. They are listed below in reverse alphabetical order. Why? See Philadelphia Region Director of Scouting Jake Gill's article today on Class of 2016 corner infielders in attendance for the answer.

Ryan UngureanRyan Ungurean, 1B/3B, Lansdale Catholic HS (PA), Class of 2017
Ungurean ran a 7.90 60-yard dash and showed capable actions around the bag at first base with an accurate 69 mph arm across the diamond. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance with a high hands load. Ungurean incorporates a toe tap stride and a flat barrel path with some barrel drag to his swing. As Ungurean progresses a concentration on utilizing his lower half more fully should provide for an improvement on his 77 mph bat exit velocity and the ability to turn on balls on the inner half.

Shane SouchuckShane Souchuck, RHP/3B, Conwell-Egan HS (PA), Class of 2017
Souchuck is a 6-foot, 210-pound right-handed hitter that starts from a square stance. He utilizes a leg lift stride and a strong lower half to produce some pop in his bat with an exit velocity of 87 mph. The sophomore has a tendency to not get fully rotated preventing him from getting to full extension, but produces significant barrel whip and has a feel for the barrel. Souchuck ran a 7.38 60-yard dash and showcased average arm strength (76 mph) across the diamond from third base. Although a primary pitcher, his offensive power potential will likely draw some interest moving forward.

Charlie VarrianoCharlie Varriano, 3B/OF, Hempfield Area HS (PA), Class of 2017
Varriano continued to impress with loose hands and advanced barrel whip (93 mph bat exit velocity). The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance with a high hands load. Varriano uses no stride and clears his hips well allowing his hands to work freely. He has shown steady progress defensively showcasing solid footwork and an 81 mph arm across the diamond on this date. The sophomore moves very well (6.84 60-yard dash) and could easily make the move to a corner outfield spot at some point in the future.

Adam Schwartz, RHP/3B, Ephrata HS (PA), Class of 2018
See notes from Wednesday's top prospects article.

Tyler SchreinerTyler Schreiner, 1B/OF, Northwestern Lehigh HS (PA), Class of 2017
Schreiner showcased athletic, fluid actions around the bag at first base with an accurate 74 mph arm across the diamond. The 6-foot, 165-pound left-handed thrower has good feet as evidenced by his 7.06 60-yard dash time. The left-handed hitter also exhibited a fluid swing from a slightly open stance with a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. Schreiner showed good balance throughout his swing from a high hands load and the ability to square the baseball consistently to all fields.

Brett MoyerBrett Moyer, 1B, Souderton HS (PA), Class of 2017
Moyer impressed with a loose swing and 86 mph bat exit velocity. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound left-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and uses a quiet lower half in creating significant barrel whip. The sophomore showed some power potential to the pull side and the ability to hit for average. Moyer moves well around the first base bag and displayed a soft glove hand with an accurate 74 mph arm across the diamond. As he continues to mature physically Moyer should improve upon his current foot speed (7.97 60-yard dash).

Ryan McSorleyRyan McSorley, 3B/RHP, Lansdale Catholic (PA), Class of 2017
McSorley is a 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitter with a feel for the barrel with a bat exit velocity of 88 mph. The right-handed hitter starts from a narrow stance and utilizes a leg lift stride to initiate his hips. The sophomore showcased a quick, accurate 79 mph arm across the diamond and capable glove work. The 6.85 runner flashed the athleticism to play third base and middle infield and will be a prospect to follow in this class as he continues to mature physically.

Sean McHughSean McHugh, 3B/RHP, Spring-Ford HS (PA), Class of 2017
McHugh showcased a square stance and a toe tap stride with a balanced swing. The 6-foot, 185-pound left-handed hitter displayed the ability to drive the baseball to all fields with an 85 mph bat exit velocity. The sophomore showed solid feet and capable glove work with a 77 mph arm across the diamond defensively. McHugh's 7.37 60-yard dash and athleticism allow him to project as a corner outfielder as well. His ability to swing the bat with some power potential to all fields makes McHugh an interesting follow in this class.

Will LozinakWill Lozinak, RHP/3B, Bishop Guilfoyle HS (PA), Class of 2017
Lozinak is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed hitter that utilizes a heel raise stride from a square stance to initiate his swing. The sophomore showcased a short swing path and the ability to stay inside the baseball while repeatedly barreling the baseball to the opposite field. Lozinak's hands work well throughout his swing with a bat exit velocity of 81 mph. The two-way prospect ran a 7.16 60-yard dash and showcased an accurate 79 mph arm across the diamond.

Grant BrenemanGrant Breneman, 3B/C, Cumberland Valley HS (PA), Class of 2017
Breneman is a 6-foot, 185-pound sophomore with good feet (6.92 60-yard dash) and advanced actions at third base. The athletic corner flashed good range, the ability to play through the baseball and solid carry on easy throws of 71 mph across the diamond. The right-handed hitter has a simple approach at the plate, starting from a square stance. Breneman stayed inside the baseball and got to extension regularly while utilizing all fields with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph.

Austin BakerAustin Baker, 1B/LHP, Governor Mifflin HS (PA), Class of 2017
Baker is a physical 6-foot-1, 205-pound left-handed hitter that has shown steady gains offensively. The sophomore hits from a square, balanced stance and utilizes a toe tap stride to initiate his swing. Baker stays behind the baseball well and creates significant barrel whip with a strong lower half. He shows present power with a bat exit velocity of 88 mph. Baker ran a 7.34 60-yard dash and showed capable actions around the bag at first base with an accurate 75 mph arm across the diamond.

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