Rising Stars: 10 to Know

Ted Williams
VP of Scouting/Content

Looking back on a rigorous preseason schedule, we'll be highlighting the top performers from each event. Around 30 JR prospects gathered at All American Fieldhouse in Monroeville, PA on 2/19 and another 70 at Keystone State Sports in Manheim, PA on 3/11 to undergo a traditional showcase. Each phase was carefully measured with our industry-trusted technology. Below are some of the standouts in no particular order.




Graham Keen 3B / OF / Mt. Lebanon , PA / 2027


Alexander McCartney OF / RHP / Bellwood-Antis HS, PA / 2027


Jackson Maddix LHP / OF / Bishop Canevin, PA / 2027


Hayden Spencer RHP / 3B / General Mclane, PA / 2027


Cooper Hillen SS / RHP / Lampeter Strasburg, PA / 2027


Grayson Fontaine 1B / LHP / Undecided, PA / 2028


Peyton Price RHP / OF / Cedar Cliff, PA / 2027


Brady Youngblood C / 3B / Dallas, PA / 2027


Eric McAllister 3B / 2B / Altoona Area , PA / 2027


Brady Guzzie OF / LHP / Conwell Egan Catholic, PA / 2027




(5) other breakout performers caught our attention and emerged as spring follows...

- '27 1B/RHP Karson Hathaway (McGuffey) featured a long, slender build at 5-foot-10, 130-pounds with much more to come. Threw three pitches for strikes out of same tunnel, including replicated 67-69 mph CH that will be a weapon. Velo bumped up to 78MPH (x3), adding short SL across plate at 4.2 in. HM.

- '27 OF Cooper Fanaro (Spring-Ford) caught our eye at Complete Game of PA Scout Day and then swung it even better at Rising Stars: East. Strong LH bat that holds stretch in the hands. Got off 23MPH hand-speed through a consistent, flat path. 5-foot-10, 165-pounds.

- There was some effort there, but the upside is apparent in '27 OF/RHP Jackson Hornick (Central Bucks West). Wiry 5-foot-11, 165-pounds with significant giddy-up to the barrel. Found leverage often at the front of the plate for T87MPH exit, then went 85MPH positionally. Grabbed 80MPH during 'pen as well; scored well in advanced metrics.

- Few showed the poise of '27 MIF Tyler Ryan (Malvern Prep) on the East side in March. Balanced approach that stayed knee-to-knee, producing T87MPH exit and 78.4MPH AVG. Worked up to 306FT distance during one of the top BP rounds of the day. Strike-thrower who can add/subtract when needed, held 76-78MPH.

- '27 RHP Davin Kolter (Cedar Crest) can spin the ball a bit from a lower release height (4.4FT). Pitched mostly at 77-78MPH, 2213rpms with slight cut and really supinated CB for 12 in. HM. Able to bury CH at 71-72MPH; close follow has touched 80MPH in past.


2023 Erie Steelheads Scout Day PA Mar 12, 2023 Pennbriar Athletic Club / Erie, PA
2023 West Chester Dragons Scout Day PA Mar 12, 2023 ASC
2023 Rising Stars: East PA Mar 11, 2023 Keystone State Sports / Manheim, PA
2023 5 Star Mason-Dixon Scout Day PA Mar 4, 2023 South Hanover YMCA / Hanover, PA
2023 Baseball U - PA Scout Day PA Mar 4, 2023 Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Northeast Pride Scout Day PA Mar 4, 2023 Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Preseason ID: PA Last Chance PA Mar 4, 2023 The Liberty Arena / Williamsport, PA
2023 Complete Game of PA Scout Day PA Mar 3, 2023 Complete Game of PA
2023 Ascent Scout Day PA Mar 2, 2023 Ascent Athlete
2023 Complete Game Academy Scout Day PA Mar 1, 2023  
2023 3up 3down Scout Day PA Feb 28, 2023 DuLucia Baseball Academy
2023 Go Wags Scout Day PA Feb 26, 2023 In The Net
2023 Preseason ID: East PA Feb 26, 2023 In the Net / Palmyra, PA