Winter College Prospect Showcase (Session One) - Class of 2018 Analysis



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Session One of the Winter College Prospect Showcase took place on December 12 a Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA. Session Two will follow the same format and will showcase a new round of prospects on January 16.

Today we continue our analysis of the prospects in attendance by reviewing the Class of 2018. CLICK HERE to view complete results for all prospects in attendance.

Ryan Aukamp, C, Warwick HS
Ryan Aukamp5-foot-8, 170-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a simple leg-lift stride to initiate his swing. Aukamp displayed a flat barrel path through the hitting zone and the ability to barrel the baseball consistently with a bat exit velocity of 75 mph. The sophomore showcased pop times of 2.28-2.45 on throws of 65 mph from the crouch. Aukamp receives and block well. His pop times will benefit from improved arm strength and additional work to stay directional with his footwork.

Nathan Loser, OF, Manheim Central HS
Nathan Loser5-foot-11, 160-pounder registered the top 60-yard dash time of the event at 6.85. While Loser displayed adequate arm strength (79 mph) from the outfield his defensive abilities currently lag behind his skill set at the plate. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a heel raise stride to initiate his swing. Loser stays on plane well and displayed and ability to square the baseball routinely with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. The sophomore stays silent with his head throughout and incorporates his lower half well in a simple, but effective swing.

Matt Pinone, 1B/OF, Pope John Paul II HS
Matt Pinone6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a short lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. A very shallow load away from the body leads to an arm bar and some length to his swing, but Pinone displayed a feel for the barrel and a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Pinone shows signs with his solid frame that some power potential is likely as he continues to develop physically. The sophomore ran a 7.15 60-yard dash and displayed solid glove actions around the bag at first base with an accurate arm across the diamond.

Nick Serafino, MIF, Canon-McMillan HS
Nick Serafino5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and strides to square, keeping his head quiet throughout the swing. His hands work well, staying inside the baseball routinely, while generating a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. Serafino ran a solid 6.96 60-yard dash and showed a soft glove hand and accurate arm across the diamond. The athletic sophomore also worked out as an outfielder flashing solid straight line carry on throws of 77 mph to home plate.

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