Unsigned Senior Showcase: Outfield Analysis

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The Unsigned Senior Showcase gave college coaches the opportunity to get another look at a number of talented prospects in the Class of 2014 still searching for the right college fit. Following is a review of the top outfielders in attendance.

top prospect

Collin FantaskeyOF/SS Collin Fantaskey (Warren Area HS)

Fantaskey is a long strider that covers a lot of ground in the outfield. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitter turned in a blazing 3.94 home-to-1B time and showcased a strong arm at 86 mph. Fantaskey is still developing his swing, but showcased the potential for some gap power with a bat exit velocity of 91 mph. He has the athleticism and physical size to be a productive offensive performer at the next level.

best of the rest (alphabetical order)

OF Remy Costa (East Stroudsburg North HS)

Costa showcased athletic actions and good straight line carry on throws of 80 mph from his outfield position. The 5-foot-5, 150-pound prospect showcased his foot speed with a 4.16 home-to-1B time from the right side of the plate. Costa utilized a square stance and a very short swing path to create a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. He barreled the baseball routinely in batting practice and displayed the ability to be a solid top of the order hitter at the next level.

LHP/OF Ron Di Matteo (Penncrest HS)

Di Matteo was not necessarily the top outfielder at the event, but his combined skill set earned him the nod as the top prospect in attendance. The 5-foot-10, 215-pound two-way prospect impressed with an 85 mph arm from the outfield and the top round of batting practice on the day. The left-handed hitter utilized a powerful lower half to create barrel whip and showed power potential to all fields. Di Matteo sat 82-83 on the mound with a quick arm and his curveball showed tight rotation at 72 mph.

OF/LHP Matt Hasenauer (Pine Grove HS)

Hasenauer showcased good foot speed with a 4.12 home-to-1B time from the left side of the plate. The 5-foot-11, 150-pound left-handed hitter utilized a square stance and a flat bat path to generate a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Hasenauer displayed accurate throws of 67 mph from the outfield.

OF Matt Kellar (Perkiomen Valley HS)

Kellar showcased well in all facets of the game. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound righty topped at 83 mph from the mound and showcased an 86 mph arm from the outfield. Kellar runs very well, turning in a 4.06 home-to-1B time from the right side of the plate. He hits from a slightly open stance and displayed the ability to barrel the baseball consistently with a bat exit velocity of 86 mph.

OF Matt Perrotti (Lower Dauphin HS)

Perrotti is a 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitter that utilizes an open stance and a strong lower half to create barrel whip. He displayed the ability to barrel the baseball frequently in batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Perrotti showed the ability to play through the baseball in the outfield with strong carry on throws of 85 mph to home plate. The senior announced his commitment to Ramapo College (NJ) within days after the conclusion of the event.

OF Cole Novotney (Brownsville HS)

Novotney showcased athletic actions and a strong arm from the outfield at 87 mph. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitter utilized a slightly open stance with a lift and replace stride foot to consistently barrel the baseball in batting practice. Novotney displayed the ability to use all fields and stayed inside the baseball well with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph.

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