2015 Virginia Scout Blog



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The Virginia/DC Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more.

Scouting Notes From The George mason university prospect camp...

+Jackson Barrett, OF, Miller, 2017
Barrett has an athletic frame. In the outfield, he is athletic and quick and gets good reads on balls. At the plate, he has a crouched, slightly open stance. His load is smooth back and he has a short stride. He keeps good balance throughout his swing and has a fluid rhythm. He has a fast bat and is short to the ball. He is a line drive hitter with gap-gap power with the potential to have pull home run power by the time he graduates.

+Teddy Blumenauer, LHP, Gonzaga, 2017
Blumenauer has an athletic frame and throws from a sidearm slot with a drop and drive delivery. He has a short, loose arm action and a very quick arm action. Blumenauer’s fastball sat 80-84 with heavy run to it. He flashed a sweeping slider that ran 70 and a changeup with heavy run that was 68. His offspeed stuff flashed a lot of potential, but his feel was off during this outing.

+Mitchell Clarke, MIF, W.T. Woodson, 2017
Clarke has an athletic frame and is an athletic defender. He has a short, high three-quarters arm slot. At the plate, he has an open stance with a crouch. He loads back and has a short stride. He has a very short swing and stays inside the ball and barrels it consistently. He currently has a line drive approach and is capable of hitting for a high average. Clarke has the potential to have gap or better power as he gets stronger and learns to drive through the ball more consistently.

+Michael Crawford, LHP, West Allegheny (PA), 2017
Crawford is a lanky lefty who throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. He has a long, loose arm action and a quick arm that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed and slightly uphill as he strides out to a slightly open landing before he falls off. Crawford sat 78-79 with late run on his fastball. He threw a plus curveball with sharp downer action that was thrown with good armspeed that ran 66-69. He got a lot of swing and misses with his breaking ball. He threw a sinking fastball with full armspeed that sat 70.

+Austin Landrum, RHP, Battlefield, 2017
Landrum has an athletic frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. He has a short, loose arm action and his shoulders are uphill and closed as he strides out to a square landing before coming to a complete finish. Landrum’s fastball ran 81-83 on the day with heavy run and sink to it. His slider was on, with sharp 10/4 break and good armspeed, running 73-76. His changeup was 77 and thrown with full armspeed and fade.

+Josh Morris, RHP, Brooke Point, 2016
Morris is an athletic righty who throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a drop and drive delivery. He has a short, quick arm action. His shoulders are closed and slightly uphill and he lands closed and falls off as he finishes. Morris’s fastball has slight sink and ran 80-84. He threw a slider that had gradual, sweeping action and ran 71-83. It sharpened up a bit in his second inning and has the potential to be a good pitch as he gets more consistent with it.

+Austin Romine, RHP, Glen Allen, 2016
Romine has an athletic frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. He has a short, quick arm action and generates velocity with a normal effort. His shoulders are slightly uphill and closed as he strides out to a closed landing before a slight fall off as he finishes. Romine’s fastball had late sink and ran 82-84. He threw a sharp 11/5 curveball with decent armspeed that ran 64-67.

+Michael Taylor, LHP, Osbourn, 2016 (George Mason)
Taylor is an athletic lefty that throws with a drop and drive delivery from a three-quarters arm slot. He has a short arm action and a very quick arm that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed and he hides the ball very well. Taylor’s fastball sat 82-85 and touched 86, with heavy run on it. His slider had power 1/7 break and was thrown with full armspeed, running 76-78. His changeup had heavy fade and ran 74-78. Taylor had good command of all three pitches and pounded the bottom of the zone.

+Mark Terrell, 1B, Highland, 2016
Terrell stands a monstrous 6-7 and has an extremely strong frame. He has an open stance with a slight crouch and hits from the right side. He loads back and has a high leg kick. He is incredibly strong and has a quick bat with great extension. He has big-time power potential to all fields, as was evident when Terrell 2-hopped the fence down the right field line on a pitch that he hit off the end of the bat.

Scouting Notes From The mid-atlantic dirtbags workout...

+Dylan Carroll, RHP/OF, Jefferson (WV), 2017
Carrol has a lanky frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a smooth, drop and drive delivery. He has a long, quick arm action and generates velocity with easy effort. His shoulders are closed and slightly uphill and he lands a bit closed before falling off as he finishes. He threw a very heavy fastball that had hard run to it and sat 76-81, touching 82. He also threw a 12/6 curveball that came in at 68. He didn’t get many strikes, but he was around the zone the entire outing, and there is definitely more in the tank.

+William DiGiulian, RHP, Bishop O’Connell, 2016
DiGiulian has a lanky upper body and an athletic lower half. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short, loose, quick arm action that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed off as he strides out and he lands closed before falling off as he finishes. His fastball came in very heavy and had late sink to it and sat 77-80. He threw a sharp curveball that had 12/6 action and ran 67-68. He also flashed a straight change that was thrown with decent armspeed at 68.

+Matthew Harsh, LHP, Boonsboro (MD), 2017
Harsh throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and has a drop and drive delivery that generates easy velocity. His fastball touched 81 and he worked from 77-80 with slight run. He threw a late-breaking, 1/7 curveball that ran 66-71 and showed a changeup that was 73-74.

Brian Harthun, OF, James Madison, 2016
Harthun can flat out hit, and there isn’t much else to say. He has gap power to all fields with the potential to develop consistent home run power to his pull side. Defensively, he has the arm and athleticism to play either corner.

Teddy Herbert, RHP, Washington & Lee, 2016
Herbert has a tall, lanky frame that makes him tough for hitters to pick up because he is releasing the ball right on top of them. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a long arm action. His fastball sat 78-80, touching 82, and it ran or cut depending on which side of the plate he threw it to. He showed no fear attacking inside and did it routinely. He also threw a sharp downer curveball with decent armspeed that ran 65-67.

Kevin Kelly, RHP, Paul VI, 2016
Kelly is a big kid with a strong lower half. He has a drop and drive delivery and throws primarily from a low three-quarters slot but does drop down on some pitches. His fastball sat 84-86, touching 87 and had late, heavy sinking action to it. His slider had late, sharp 10/4 break and was thrown with full armspeed, sitting 67-68. His changeup had heavy sink, almost splitter action, and was thrown with full armspeed, running 80-81. His best offspeed offering was his drop down slider, which had sharp sweeping action and ran 68-70. Righties had no chance when he threw it. He pounded the strike zone with all of his pitches.

Alex Parker, RHP, McDonogh (MD), 2016
Parker has an athletic frame and throws from an over the top slot. He has a drop and drive delivery and a short, quick arm action and throws with some effort. His fastball has slight run and sat 81-84 throughout his outing. His primary offspeed pitch was a forkball that flashed plus when he threw it hard, with slight running action and hard dive to it. His fork ran 68-74, but was best in the 72-74 range.

Andy Rosso, RHP/OF, Calvert Hall (MD), 2017
Rosso has a lanky, projectable frame. In the outfield, he showed good actions and a strong arm. On the mound, he throws from a three-quarters slot with a short, loose, quick arm action that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are uphill and closed, creating good angle on his pitches, and he lands square and finishes in an athletic position. His fastball had heavy run to it and sat 77-79. He threw a slider that had 10/4 action and ran 63-66. There is more velocity coming here, and probably soon. When it does, his slider will tighten up and become a very good pitch for him.

Games from the 2015 high school season...

harrisonburg vs. woodgrove (6.3.15)

Sam Imeson, LHP, Harrisonburg, 2015 (Bridgewater)
Imeson has an athletic frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a slight drop and drive delivery. He has a loose, quick arm action that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed and slightly uphill as he strides out to a square landing before falling off a bit as he finishes. Imeson’s fastball has run and sinking action as it comes in. In the first inning, he sat 80-85 with his fastball and later in the game he settled into 78-82. He also threw a very good changeup with outstanding armspeed and heavy sink that ran 73-75. Imeson’s breaking ball is a late, hard 2/8 breaking slider that ran 68-73. He was around the strike zone all day and has a lot of deception built into his delivery.

Kevin Navedo, MIF, Harrisonburg, 2018
Navedo is a short but very athletic infielder with some good actions. At the plate, he has a square stance with a slight crouch and low hands. He has a short stroke and average bat speed right now that should improve as he gets stronger. He does have good plate discipline, drawing two walks in the game. In the field he has soft hands and quick feet to go with an above average arm that is accurate.

Colin Reid, LHP/OF, Woodgrove, 2016
Reid is an athletic lefty that throws from a high three-quarters slot with a drop and drive delivery. He has a short, free arm action that is very quick. His shoulders are closed and uphill as he strides out to a square landing with a bit of a fall off as he finishes. Reid’s fastball had decent plane and a bit of armside run, he worked in the 84-86 for the first chunk of the game, touching 87 when he needed it through five innings. His velocity tailed off a bit in the seventh, but he was still sitting 83-85. He showed a running changeup with decent armspeed that came in at 78. Reid’s primary offspeed pitch was a sharp, hard breaking 1/7 curveball that generated a ton of swing and misses. The pitch was thrown with great armspeed and ran 73-77. Reid did a good job of mixing both pitches and struck out 13 in the game, allowing only one hit.

Malachi Simmons, RHP/CIF, Harrisonburg, 2017
Simmons has a good frame and plays basketball as well. At the plate, he has an open stance and high hands. He has a short stroke and a quick bat. In the field, he has an above average arm and decent first step quickness to go with decent hands. He is very smooth and plays the game under control.

Christopher Whitelow, C, Harrisonburg, 2015 (Eastern Mennonite)
Whitelow has an athletic frame and is a good receiver behind the plate. He has quiet hands and presents a good strike to the umpire. He has an average arm but a quick release on his throws to second, hitting 2.09 between innings. At the plate he has decent bat speed and a bit of a pull approach that led to a few rollovers during the game. He is quick for a catcher and hustles, reaching base twice as his speed forced the Woodgrove shortstop to a pair rush throws from the hole, pulling the first basemen off of the bag.

north stafford vs. stone bridge (6.2.15)

Taylor Barker, RHP, North Stafford, 2015 (Hendrix College, AR)Barker had his usual stuff and command and did a good job throughout the game of changing speeds and keeping hitters off balance. His fastball was up to 82 in the first inning and he worked in the 78-81 range with his normal good movement. His curveball ran 69 and was breaking with 11/5 action.

John Callahan, MIF, Stone Bridge, 2016 (George Mason)
Callahan had a good day, going to 2-3 and hitting the ball hard in all three of his at-bats. He did a good job of picking out fastballs and was also aggressive, jumping on the first pitch he could handle in each at bat. Callahan’s stance is open with his hands at his shoulder, he has a quick stroke that generates good bat speed and gap power to all fields. In the field, Callahan has good hands and lateral range that is supplemented by very good footwork. He also has a good arm that is very accurate.

Austin Gregory, OF, North Stafford, 2016 (VCU)
Gregory sets up with a square stance that is a bit upright and high hands. He is very quick out of the box, getting up the line in 4.22 on a one-hopper to the mound and nearly beating out a ground ball to the second basemen that he had gotten off of the end of the bat. 

Austin Meyer, RHP/MIF, North Stafford, 2015 (King University)
Meyer hits from the left side with a square stance and high hands. He has a short stroke that produces line drives and had a handful of good at-bats against a quality arm. He has good hand-eye coordination and contact skills that were on display all game. In his second at-bat, he fell behind 0-2 and stretched the at-bat to double digit pitches, fighting off high 80s fastballs inside and breaking balls away before lining a single to left.

David Mocabee, 3B/RHP, Stone Bridge, 2016
Mocabee throws from a three-quarters slot and has a tall-and-fall delivery. He has a short arm action that is very fast. His shoulders are closed and slightly downhill as he strides down the mound and he lands square before falling off as he finishes. His fastball sat 87-89 in his first two innings of work with slight armside run and good downhill plane. He held 85-86 with the ability to grab an 87 throughout the game. He threw a slow 11/5 curveball that he sometimes slowed his arm down a bit on and came in 67-72. The pitch was good when thrown with similar action to his fastball. At the plate, Mocabee has a crouched, open stance with high hands. He has a short swing and good bat speed and will hit the ball where it is pitched. In his final at-bat he showed his knowledge of the strike zone with a couple of good two-strike takes before singling to right on 3-2 pitch.

Elijah Quiceno, C, Stone Bridge, 2016
Quinceno hits from an open stance with a slight crouch and starts his hands at his shoulder. He only had two at-bats and intentional walk in the game, rolling over a curveball in his first at-bat and staying inside a fastball in lining out to second later in the game. Behind the plate, Quinceno is a very good receiver who presents the ball to the umpire well and steals some strike calls. He does a good job of quietly swaying with pitches as they come in. He has average arm strength but a quick release, sitting between 2.09 and 2.19 on his between-inning pop times.

thomas dale vs. forest park (6.1.15)

Trey Alderman, RHP, Forest Park, 2016
Alderman was outstanding on the night.  Arm was loose and showed a very high ceiling. The delivery was smooth with minimal effort.  Alderman was highly efficient and his fastball command was excellent.  On the night he sat 86-88 and touched 89 on multiple occasions. His slider had power 10/4 breaking action, with depth, that ran 75-77.

Anthony Stehlin, 2B, Forest Park, 2017
Long, lean, athlete.  Has outstanding actions in the field.  Hands were quick and transfers were excellent.  Has baseball IQ.  Looks to be a SS/3B in the future.  At the plate, had an athletic/balanced set up.  Up the middle approach with strong hands and a quick bat.  Crushed a line drive to left field on a hanging breaking ball. 

grassfield vs. first colonial (6.1.15)

 Hunter Perdue, RHP, Grassfield, 2017 (Virginia)
Perdue has a long, three-quarters arm action from a 6’2/6’3 frame.  He is quick and aggressive to the plate.  He challenges hitters with a plus fastball that sits 87-89 occasionally topping at 90.  His fastball has good arm side run and in the game he consistently induced groundballs with it.  His slider and changeup were similar in velocity, both in the 76-77 range.  The slider was the better of the 2 and he throws it more often, but he does have a feel for the change and was able to command it when needed.  His slider has 10 – 4 break and when located down comes out of the hand on the same plane as the fastball.  His change has depth and arm side run.  Perdue was quick to the plate with runners on base working out of a slide step, but needs to get more comfortable fielding his position as he develops.

Riley Clifford, MIF, First Colonial, 2017
Clifford is a right handed hitting middle infielder who played 2B in the game.  He showed good range on a diving play he made to his left and quick feet recovering from the ground to make a solid throw to get the runner.  He has a short swing and although hitless in the game, was on time with fastballs in the 88-90 range hitting 2 solid groundballs to his pull side.  At second base, Clifford made a nice double play turn started by the SS, as well as initiated double play turn with a smooth backhanded feed.  

Austin Obenour, MIF, Grassfield, 2016
Obenour is a right handed hitter.  Defensively in the game he showed good range on a ball in the 5.5 hole and a good arm across the field on a back footed throw.  Against a good left handed fastball in the 87-88 range, a line drive hitter he showed the ability to go with the pitch driving a triple to the opposite field gap. 

Garrett Stallings, RHP, Grassfield, 2016 (Tennessee)
Stallings is a big bodied RHP whose throws an over the top, straight fastball in the 87-90 range.  He is a polished arm with good command of the fastball and secondary pitches.  He has a well-developed change with good movement that he threw around 77-78.  He located the breaking ball well with 11-7 movement.  Both secondary pitches are plus pitches for Stallings.  Stallings strength is his command and high baseball IQ.

Justice Bigbie, C, Grassfield, 2017
Bigbie is a catcher who receives the ball well.  He has soft hands when receiving high velocity high school arms.  He was good on balls in the dirt.  He had in game pop times of 2.2 and 2.18.  Offensively he hits out of a slightly crouched stance with high hands and elbow.  He had an in-game line drive single on an 88 mph pitched that was on the inside part of the plate, showing quick hands on a tough pitch.

Bodie Sheehan, LHP, First Colonial, 2015 (William and Mary)
FB 87-90 good movement, very athletic, strong wide shoulders, breaking ball 75-78

halifax county vs. mountain view (6.1.15)

Andrew Abbott, LHP, Halifax County, 2017
Abbott is a lanky left that throws from a high three-quarters slot with a slight drop and drive delivery. His shoulders are closed and level and he lands closed, leading to a classic lefty crossfire delivery that hides the ball well. His arm action is short, free, and very quick. His fastball has good plane and some sink and touched 84 in the first inning before settling into 80-83 for the duration of his nine innings. Abbott threw a great power 1-7 curveball that ran 67-71. He demonstrated great command of both pitches, moving them in and out and pounding the strike zone. He was especially good at backfooting his curveball to righties for strikeouts. Abbot also is a very athletic defender, making a tough play on a push bunt, including a lunging glove flip to first base.

Dylan Hall, RHP, Mountain View, 2016 (Virginia Tech)
Hall throws from a three-quarters slot with a drop and drive delivery. He breaks his hands late and has a short arm action that is quick. His shoulders are on line and level and he lands a bit open with his hips already moving at footstrike. Hall’s fastball was 80-86 on the day and he held his velocity through all of his eight innings of work. His fastball has some sink to it and he generates downward plane. He occasionally slowed his arm on his change-up, which had armside run and sat 70-75. Hall’s slider had 10-4 action and was mostly a big sweeper, occasionally coming in tight and late. His slider ran 69-72. In his slide step, Hall’s fastball was 80-82. Hall had a lot of deep counts on the day.

Alex Smith, C, Mountain View, 2016
Smith has an athletic frame and is a spectacular thrower. His between inning pops were as low as 1.94 and consistently sub-2. He has a quick release and a very strong arm to go with sound receiving and blocking skills. Smith did not have the best day at the plate, but his defense was elite.

greenbriar christian vs. covenant school (4.25.15)

Harry Brown, C, Greenbrier Christian, 2016
Brown hits from the left side from an open stance. He has a quick bat and generates gap power to all fields with home run power to his pull side. During the game, he flew out to the rightfield warning track on a ball that he got off of the very end of the bat. Behind the plate, he is a solid receiver and an accurate thrower. He was 2.15 between innings and caught three runners stealing during the game with throws that were right on the corner of the bag. He also back picked to first a handful of times, and had the baserunner twice, but the call was missed.

Jacob Haney, MIF/RHP, Covenant, 2017
Haney pitched in relief in the game. He has a lanky frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and has a drop and drive delivery with a quick arm that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed and level as he strides out and he falls off a bit after he finishes. His fastball sat 81-82, touching 83 with late run to it. He also threw a slider that was 69 and had tight, late break to it. At shortstop, he has good actions and a strong arm.

Will Moore, MIF/RHP, Covenant, 2017
Moore has a long, lanky frame and hits from the right side. He has a quick stroke with plenty of batspeed. He did a good job of staying inside the ball in his first few at-bats, lining out hard to right on fastballs. Defensively, Moore has good, clean actions and athleticism and arm that would allow him to easily move to short or second and be a solid defender.

Matt Shobe, LHP/OF, Covenant, 2016
Shobe has a lanky frame, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot and has a drop and drive delivery. He has a short, free arm action that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are level and online and he strides online to a square landing. His fastball was 77-79 most of the day, touching as high as 81 early in the game and had good late sink and run to it. His changeup had sink to it and was thrown with decent armspeed at 72. He also threw a curveball that had 1/7 break that ran 66-70. He adjusted the shape of his breaking ball, sweeping it against lefties and keeping more vertical break against righties. At the plate, Shobe, has a swing that is short to the ball and produces a lot of line drives with the potential to develop into a gap-to-gap hitter.

Casey Williams, RHP/CIF, Greenbrier Christian, 2016
Williams has a prototypical pitcher’s frame, tall and strong. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and has a long, quick arm action that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed an uphill as a he strides out and he lands square before falling off a bit as he finishes. His fastball was 80-83 throughout his six innings of work, touching 84 when he wanted it. The pitch had some late run to it but his height and arm slot allow him to generate a ton of downward plane. He did a good job of commanding his fastball, moving it in and out whenever he wanted to. He threw an outstanding fading change-up with good armspeed that ran 71-73. He also threw a late 11/5 breaking curveball that was 69-71. Overall he had very good feel of all of his pitches and was very poised on the mound. He also showed a very good pickoff move and the ability to hold runners close by adjusting his tempo.

Colten Wynn, OF/RHP, Greenbrier Christian, 2016
Wynn hits from the right side and played rightfield in this game. From the outfield, he has an outstanding arm, which undoubtedly plays when he pitches. He is also an athletic defender who took good routes on the balls hit his way all day. At the plate, Wynn has a balanced swing with quick hands and good batspeed. He had a day, squaring up three fastballs, two for sharp singles to left and a third that was robbed deep in the left-centerfield gap. He has a gap power currently and projects to be a hitter with pull home run power.

colonial forge vs. north stafford (4.21.15)

+Taylor Barker, RHP, North Stafford, 2015 (Hendrix College, AR)
Barker creates deception with his delivery, which has rhythm. He is a drop and drive pitcher who throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. He has a short, free arm action and a quick arm stroke that generates easy velocity. His fastball had slight late run to it and was 80-81 in the first inning and 77-79 in the fourth. He threw a chane-up with outstanding armspeed and sink that ran 71-73.

+Austin Gregory, OF, North Stafford, 2016 (VCU)
Gregory is very fast. In the first inning he worked a walk and stole second easily despite of a Schilke 2.07 pop time to the corner of the bag. In the outfield, he gets good reads on balls off of the bat and takes good routes, making difficult plays look routine. He hits from the left side and is a line drive hitter with a short stroke who has a talent for putting the barrel on the ball. He showed good awareness of the game as his approach adjusted from one at-bat to the next based on whether it was an RBI situation or a leadoff situation.

+Shawn Nickles, OF, Colonial Forge, 2015 (Concord)
Nickles hits from the left side with an open stance, high hands, and a crouch. He has a short stroke and a very quick bat that generates pull power that is gap or better.

+Gabe Schilke, C, Colonial Forge, 2016 (United States Naval Academy)
Schilke starts from a slightly open stance. He wraps his bat a bit as he loads and maintains his balance throughout his swing. He has a short path to the ball and good bat speed. Behind the plate, he is an outstanding receiver and very sound as a blocker. He has a strong arm and a very quick release. He recorded 2.03 pop times between innings and put a 2.07 on the bag during the game.

st. john's college vs. lake braddock (4.15.15)

+Jack Darcy, IF/RHP, Lake Braddock, 2018
Darcy has an athletic frame and already has an average arm from the outfield and decent actions out there. He hits from the left side and has an open, athletic stance that starts with his hands back. He has a smooth swing path and decent bat speed. As he develops he has the potential to develop into a gap or better hitter.

+Logan Driscoll, C, Lake Braddock, 2016 (George Mason)
Driscoll has an athletic frame and a good arm. He has a clean release behind the plate and threw 2.12 and 2.03 between innings He did a good job handling an inside pitch and making an accurate 2.22 throw down to second in the game. Driscoll hits from the left side and has a slight crouch to his stance. He has above average bat speed and a good swing path.

+Connor Glynn, RHP, Lake Braddock, 2018
Glynn throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and has a free arm action that is quick, generating easy velocity. His shoulders are uphill and closed as he strides out to a square landing. His fastball sat 73-74 with some late run and sink. He threw a change-up with good armspeed that faded and sat at 70. He threw a gradual-breaking, 11/5 curveball that ran 63-65 and had good spin that should tighten up nicely as he develops.

+AJ Lee, MIF/RHP, St. John’s College Prep, 2015 (Maryland)
Lee has an athletic frame. In the field has a quick first step and soft, fast hands. He had a turn time of 1.3-1.4 during infield and had a good arm that was accurate. His range was on display as he was able to get to a hard one hopper up the middle with a dive and almost finished the play. At the plate, he has an open athletic stance with his hands starting up and back. He has a quick stroke and a high finish and is at full extension just after contact. He has a pull approach with gap power right now that could grow into home run power. 

+Nick Neville, MIF, Lake Braddock, 2015 (Will Attend IMG Academy in Fall of 2015)
Neville has an athletic frame. He has outstanding actions at short and very smooth hands. He has an above-average arm that is accurate and had between a 1.3-1.4 turn time during pregame. Neville hits from the left side and has an athletic stance. He has a smooth load back and a short, quick stroke.

+Ryan Olsen, LHP, St. John’s College Prep, 2015 (Central Alabama CC)
Olsen throws from a high three-quarters slot. His fastball sat 76-77 and topped out at 78 and had good late arm side run to it. He threw a change-up with good armspeed that faded as it came in at 73. Olsen also featured a big 1/7 breaking curveball that ran 63-65. He had really good feel for his curveball, spotting it for strikes or running it into the dirt for a few strikeouts.

+Jake Pecilunas, RHP/IF, St. John’s College Prep, 2017
Pecilunas throws from a high three-quarters slot and has a short, loose, quick arm that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed and he lands a bit open, leading to a slight fall off as he finishes. Pecilunas’ fastball touched 82 in the first inning, and settled in at 79-81, which he held through the fifth inning. The pitch had slight, late run to it. He threw a fading change-up with decent armspeed that ran 75-76. Pecilunas’ slider was tight and had gradual 11/5 spin, sitting 68-69. As he develops and his velocity increases, his slider projects to become an outstanding pitch.

+Cam Remalia, CIF/RHP, St. John’s College Prep, 2016
Remalia is a big boy with a very strong lower half to his frame. In the field, he has quick hands and a very strong arm from third. During the game, he bobbled a backhand up the line and still had enough arm to throw out a quick runner by a step. At the plate, Remalia has a slight crouch and good bat speed, with gap power and the potential for more.

+Jack Roberts, CIF/RHP, St. John’s College Prep, 2017
Roberts has decent actions in the field and a very strong arm from third base. He hits from the left side and his stance is open with a crouch. He has his hands tight to his body and has a good, short swing path to the ball and good plate discipline.

+Ethan Rolland, MIF/RHP, Lake Braddock, 2017
Rolland has an athletic frame and decent actions at second base. He has a decent arm and will eventually be able to move to shortstop or third base and have a good arm from those positions. His turn time during pregame was in the 1.4-1.5 range. At the plate, Rolland hits from the right side and has an open stance with a slight crouch. He has a bit of an arm bar but has quick hands and decent bat speed. On his hit in the game he did a good job of letting the ball get deep and hitting an outside fastball hard to Rightfield.

+Andy Shreves, LHP, Lake Braddock, 2016
Shreves is a drop and drive pitcher that throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action. His fastball sat 76-77, touching 79 with slight run to it. His change-up had slight fade and ran 71-73. He threw a gradual, sweeping, 2/8 slider that sat 67-69. His command was rough during the first inning, but his feel improved greatly as the game went on and did a good job of battling out of tight spots to keep the game close.

+Brett Simon, C, St. John’s College Prep, 2015 (LaSalle)
Simon has an athletic frame and is a very good defensive catcher. He is a good blocker and presents strikes to the umpire well. He has an above average arm and a quick release, recording a 2.03 pop time between innings. At the plate, he hits from the right side and has decent bat speed to go with a line drive swing.

+Josh Simon, C/OF, St. John’s College Prep, 2016 (VCU)
Simon showed a solid arm from the outfield and flashed good footwork, but he will need to be more consistent with it to stick out there. At the plate, Simon has good bat speed but spent most of the night diving at the ball and pulling off as his front shoulder flew open. Simon demonstrated his mental toughness on the evening, as his last at-bat came in a tie game in the seventh inning and he drilled a first pitch fastball to left for a base hit.

+Matt Supko, RHP/1B, Lake Braddock, 2015
Supko, an uncommitted senior, has an athletic frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot. He has a drop and drive delivery and a long, quick arm action that generates, easy velocity. His shoulders are slightly closed and uphill and he lands square before coming to an athletic finish. Supko’s fastball had some late run to it and sat 85-86 in his first inning of work. He settled in at 83-84 as the game continued. He was able to move the ball in and out well until he tired. Supko also featured an outstanding slider that had hard, sharp, 10/4 break to it and ran 72-73. He was able to get swing and misses with both pitches as recorded five strikeouts in his 2.1 innings of work.

+Brian Tagoe, OF, St. John’s College Prep, 2015 (LaSalle)
Tagoe showed an average arm from Centerfield.  At the plate, he is a disciplined hitter who is noticeably better from the right side than he is from the left side. From the right side, he starts upright with high hands and he has a very quick bat and a short stroke that produces lots of line drives and ground balls, taking advantage of his speed.

Paul VI Catholic vs. Bishop O’Connell (3.26.15)

+Devon Adams, C, Paul VI Catholic, 2016 (Old Dominion)
Adams has an athletic frame and is a solid receiver behind the plate. He has a decent arm and a quick release, throwing a 2.06 pop time between innings. At the plate, he has a simple swing that is short to the ball with good batspeed and a high finish that generates backspin. As he matures at the plate, he will need to adjust his two-strike approach as he struck out on a breaking ball down in his first at bat and did not shorten up or adjust on the pitch. His middle of the lineup potential was on display as he drilled a fastball up in the zone out to left for a long home run in his third at bat.

+Clayton Baine, MIF, Paul VI Catholic, 2016 (Radford)
Baine has an athletic frame and has good actions and a solid arm at shortstop. At the plate he has a very disciplined approach and knows the strike zone well, working two walks and being patient. In the one at bat that Baine did hack in, he hit a double over the centerfielder’s head. He casts his hands a bit as he swings, but his hands are quick and he generates enough bat speed for his swing to work and he hits with gap power.

+Michael Coritz, 3B, Paul VI Catholic, 2016
Coritz is a very talented two way player and he demonstrated his ability in both aspects in this game. Defensively, he has great actions and lateral quickness to go with a strong arm. During the game he read a full-swing dribbler perfectly off of the bat, charged the ball hard and made the tough running play. Later he showed off his excellent reaction time as he snared a line drive that was smoked just to his glove side. At the plate, his stance starts open and in a slight crouch with high hands. He gets his hands quickly into their slot and is very short to the ball, generating good batspeed. In his first at-bat, he got up the line in 4.50 seconds on a groundout to third.

+Tyler Casagrande, OF, Paul VI Catholic, 2018
Casagrande has a great frame and a strong lower half. He hits from the left side and has a short, balanced swing with good batspeed that will produce a lot of line drives and currently has gap power. As he grows and matures, he could develop into a guy that has legitimate power to all fields while being athletic enough to be a good defensive corner outfielder.

+Mitchell Kay, LHP/1B, Bishop O’Connell, 2018
Kay throws from a three-quarters slot and has a rushed, drop and drive delivery. His shoulders start closed and uphill and he lands a bit open before falling off.  Kay’s fastball sat 72-74, touching 75 with heavy armside run. He threw a curveball that had gradual 1/7 break and should become a good pitch as it tightens up. He also threw a fading change-up with decent armspeed that ran 65. Kay’s command was off, but he showed the stuff to become a quality pitcher as he develops.

+Aidan Koferl, C, Bishop O’Connell, 2018
Koferl has a big build and spent most of his day blocking pitches. Defensively, he is a good receiver that presents a good strike and he has average arm strength now that will improve as he ages. His blocking mechanics are sound, but he struggled a bit moving laterally to blocks. He threw a 2.34 game pop and threw 2.22 twice between innings, with a clean transfer that will. At the plate, he casts his hands and has a longer stroke but he has bat speed and strength, and by the time he is a senior he should be at least a solid a gap to gap hitter and defensive catcher. 

+Trey Ramsey, RHP, Paul VI Catholic, 2015 (Princeton)
Ramsey has an athletic frame. He has a smooth, drop and drive delivery and throws from a three quarters arm slot. He has a short, loose arm action and a fast armstroke that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed and level and he lands a bit closed and falls off as he finishes. Ramsey was dominant in his first two innings of work, striking out three and only allowing one base hit, which was a bit of a home team scoring job. He only used his fastball during those two innings, sitting 84-85 with hard sink and run. He did a great job of moving the ball around the zone, pounding both corners and moving the ball around at will. The right hander that he struck out he froze with an inside fastball, and both lefties that he got he started the pitch on the outside black and ran it off to draw the swing and miss.

Yorktown vs. Chantilly (3.26.15)

+Jared DiCesare, 3B, Chantilly, 2016 (George Mason)
George Mason commit. DiCesare has a strong, athletic frame. He has a good base and good balance to his swing. His hips are explosive and he is quick to the ball, generating great bat speed. DiCesare has home run power to his pull side now and should develop into a hitter that can go deep to all parts of the field.

+Matt Hogle, RHP, Chantilly, 2015
Hogle is tall and has a lanky frame. He has a smooth delivery and throws from a high three-quarters slot with a long arm action that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are closed as he strides out and he lands closed before coming to an athletic finish. His appearance was shortened by ran and he only threw his fastball, which ran a heavy 80-82 and had good downward plane to it. He commanded the pitch well.

+Matt Padeway, C, Chantilly, 2016
Padeway has a very strong frame. At the plate he has an open, upright stance and his hands start away from his body. He has a stiff load at times but is quick to the ball and is willing to hit the ball where it is pitched. He has good balance throughout his swing and he generates good batspeed as the ball jumps off of his bat. He presently has at least gap power but will develop into a hitter with pull home run power who can use the whole field to hit for a high average.

+Forrest Wagner, OF/LHP, Chantilly, 2016
Wagner has an athletic frame and throws from the left side on the mound. He has a smooth drop and drive delivery and throws from a low three-quarters slot. He has a short, free arm action and a quick armstroke that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are level and closed and he lands a bit closed, leading to a crossfire delivery and he comes to an athletic finish. This finish allows him to field his position well as he jumps off the mound quickly to make plays. Wagner worked in the 79-81 range, touching 82 with heavy armside run on his fastball. He threw a sharp 11/5 breaking curveball that ran 66-67 and a 70 mph fading change-up that was thrown with full armspeed. He had outstanding command of all three pitches. At the plate, Wagner has a smooth stroke with quick hands and decent batspeed that generates line drives with gap power potential.

Liberty Christian Academy vs. Miller School of Albemarle (3.24.15)

+Wesley Clarke, C/1B, Liberty Christian Academy, 2018
Clarke has a big, strong frame for a freshman. He hits from the right side and has quick hands, explosive hips and bat speed, giving him big power potential. He went 1-4 on the day, making consistent contact with the barrel, and looking relaxed and confident in the box. The highlight of the day was his second at bat, when he drilled a fastball down the leftfield line to the fence for a double.

+Connor Gillispie, RHP/1B, Miller School, 2016
Gillispie started the game for Miller School and worked 4 innings, striking out 3 while walking only 1. Gillispie did not generate a ton of swing and misses against a very good Miller School lineup, but he did a good job of battling in deep counts and drew a lot of week contact.He has a slight crossfire delivery and throws from a three-quarters arm slot, with a smooth delivery that generates easy velocity. Gillispie used a two pitch mix in the game, relying heavily on his fastball, which ran 86-87 and touched 88 in the first inning. His velocity settled into the 83-85 range after the first. The pitch had some late armside run and he commanded it well, attacking both sides of the plate. Gillespie threw an 11/5 power curveball that ran 73-74 as his offspeed pitch. He threw a handful of very good ones, but his command with the pitch was inconsistent.

+Zachary Hess, RHP/1B, Liberty Christian Academy, 2016 (Virginia Tech)
Hess was the designated hitter on the day, but had a huge impact on the game. He has an athletic frame that he could still add some weight too. He has a bit of a long swing from the right side, but makes up for it with quick hands that generate good bat speed and homerun power. He has good balance to his set-up and finishes high. He showed the strength that he has at the plate in his first at bat, getting fisted on a pitch in that he was still able to muscle into leftfield for a hit. In his last at-bat he squared up a fastball up in the zone and launched it for home run to left-center.

+Derek Horton, MIF, Liberty Christian Academy, 2015 (Liberty)
Horton is an athletic middle infielder who hits from the right side. Defensively, Horton has good lateral range, soft hands, and an outstanding arm, a combination that will allow him to excel at shortstop at the next level. He made two outstanding defensive plays on the day, taking a relay in shallow left center and throwing out a runner at home with a strong, accurate throw. He also made an outstanding leaping snag of a line drive and doubled a runner off of first with an off balance throw after he landed. Offensively, Horton has a simple swing that covers the plate well. He has a line drive approach with gap power and does a good job of using all fields and hitting the ball where it is thrown. In his first at bat, he worked a deep count and lined an elevated breaking ball into left for a single. In his third at bat he came up in an RBI spot and adjusted his approach, attacking the first hittable fastball that he got and drilling a double to deep left center.

+Hunter Johnson, CIF/RHP, Liberty Christian Academy, 2017
Johnson is an athletic infielder who hits from the left side. Defensively, he has great hands, good first step quickness and agility, and a very strong arm. At the next level, he has the ability and athleticism to excel defensively at all three infield spots. At the plate, Johnson has a short, simple stroke that currently generates gap power that could develop into home run power before he graduates. His third at-bat was the best on the day, as he was looking away and dropped the head of the bat hard on an inside fastball and lined a two-run double to right center. Johnson also got to face a few hitters on the mound, throwing with high effort from a high three-quarters slot. His fastball was 81-83 with some late arm side run and his breaking ball had 11/5 action, running 69-70.

+Jack Morris, OF, Miller School, 2015 (Virginia Tech)
Morris has an athletic and strong build to his frame. Morris hits right handed and has a ton of raw power built into his swing. He has a slight arm bar but his hands are quick enough that it does not matter as his explosive hip action helps generate outstanding bat speed. In his first at-bat, Morris squared up a fastball and drove it to left-center for a double. His second at-bat ended in a ground-out to third, but he showed the ability to adjust mid-pitch as he was fooled a bit by a breaking ball and was still able to put the barrel on the ball and hit it hard. His last at-bat might have been his most impressive as he took a belt-high fastball that was a bit off the plate outside, let it get deep, and then mashed it for a home run to right-center. Morris has the raw power to hit the ball out to all fields, and he has a pretty strong hit tool as well.

+Ethan Murray, UTL/RHP, Miller School, 2018
Murray has a lanky frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. His delivery is a bit rushed and choppy. He has a short, loose arm action that leads to a quick arm stroke. His shoulders are uphill and closed as he strides out to his target. Murray’s fastball sat 79-82, touching 83 with late armside run. He threw a good late-breaking 10/4 slider that ran 69-71. Murray also showed a splitter in the knuckled on the way in and had a gradual dive to it, running 68-69. Murray’s command was not consistent, but he battled against a tough lineup, and Liberty Christian was not able to put a good swing on his slider. Murray started the game at third base, and had good actions and athleticism in the field. At the plate, his swing mechanics are good but he presently lacks strength. As he matures, Murray could become a legitimate two-prospect with swing-and-miss stuff on the mound, plus defense in the infield, and gap power at the plate.

+Jacob Rich, RHP, Miller School, 2015 (Radford)
Rich threw the seventh inning and worked the entire inning from the stretch. He has an athletic frame and a smooth drop and drive delivery, throwing from a high three-quarters arm slot. He has a short, fast arm action that generates velocity with very little effort. His shoulders are closed and he lands a bit a closed. Rich’s fastball sat 84-86 and touched 87 with late armside run. He commanded it well to his glove side, but had no feel for armside, struggling with the two lefties he faced. He also threw a power 11/5 breaking curveball that had good shape and armspeed that ran 71-72.


battlefield vs C.D. hylton (3.19.15)

+Jake Agnos, LHP/OF, Battlefield, 2016 (East Carolina)
Threw from a ¾ arm slot.  From the full wind up, sat at 86-88 mph, touched 89.  Fastball command was inconsistent.   Missed arm side.  Four seam FB was flat times.  Two seam FB had some life and was 84-86.  In the stretch was consistently 83-85 mph. Threw a tight 2/7 Breaking Ball at 70-75 mph.  Had very good feel for the pitch.  Able to throw with velocity for a strike out or as a get me over pitch.  Showed a change up with some fade (74-75 mph).

+Colin Brown, RHP, Battlefield, 2015 (Catholic)
Threw from a ¾ arm slot.  From the full wind up, sat at 80-81 mph.  FB had some arm side run at times.  In the stretch, command was erratic.  Velocity was 77-79 mph.  Showed a tight 10/4 slider that was a good pitch and sat at 69-71 mph.  Showed a change up at 68 mph.

+Keagan McGinnis, RHP, Battlefield, 2016 (Virginia Tech)
Threw from a high ¾ arm slot.  From the full wind up, sat 84-86 mph, touched 88.  FB was heavy and had a lot of downward plane.  In the stretch, sat 84-85 mph in his two innings.  Had a hard, late 12/6 breaking ball at 74-75 mph. 

+Tyler Solomon, C, Battlefield, 2017 (Vanderbilt)
Big body.  Strong. Leverage.  Showed arm strength and accuracy behind the plate.  Had an in game pop time of 2.08.  Best on the night was a 1.98 in between innings.  Showed good receiving skills.  Needs to improve stance and footwork.  Plus power at the plate.  Stays inside the ball well and stays on balance throughout the swing.  Stays through the middle of the field.

+Fox Semones, RHP/SS, C.D. Hylton, 2016
Came in from SS to pitch.  High ¾ arm slot.  Was off on the night.  FB was 79-82 mph.  Command was inconsistent.  Slider was not as tight and sat at 68-71 mph.  Flashed a change up at 72 mph.

+Trey Shepard, RHP, C.D. Hylton, 2016
Threw from a high ¾ arm slot.  FB was consistently 80-83 mph on the night and flashed an 85.  FB was heavy.  Challenged hitters.  FB had good downward plane at times.  Breaking ball had a hard 11/5 action.  Good pitch.  Tight spin.  Sat 66-71 mph. 

Sherando vs woodgrove (3.19.15)

+Austin Rader, LHP, Woodgrove, 2016 (Naval Academy)
Threw 3 innings on a controlled pitch count, allowing no runs and striking out 5 with only 1 walk. Rader has an athletic frame and throws from a three-quarters slot with a smooth, explosive delivery. He has closed shoulders that create deception and stays online. His arm action is short but the ball explodes out of his hand after a lightning fast armstroke. Rader sat 86-87 with his fastball in the first inning, working the top of the zone early before settling in with good command, especially to his glove side of the plate. He sat 84-85 in his second and third innings of work. Rader did not throw a breaking pitch in the outing, but threw a few change-ups in the 73-76 range that flashed plus when he threw them with full armspeed, generating hard late sink and run.

+Kaleb Bowman, RHP, Woodgrove, 2015 (Spartanburg Methodist)
Bowman threw two innings and was dominant, overpowering hitters with his fastball. Bowman threw from a low three-quarters slot and has a smooth drop and drive delivery. He has a very short arm action that is free and leads to a quick armstroke. Bowman’s fastball sat 82-85 in his first inning of work and was 81-83 in his second inning of work. He demonstrated good command of the pitch and throws it with a lot of hard, late run. Bowman also threw sharp, late breaking slider with 10-4 action that sat 75-76 in his first inning and was 72-74 in the second. He also showed a splitter that had more armside run than dive due to his armslot, running 74-77.


+Tyler Michaud, RHP, Sherando HS (2015)

Michaud threw the first four innings and created a lot of bad contact throughout his outing. His command faded towards the end of his outing, but early on he was very good. Michaud throws from a high three-quarters slot with a drop and drive delivery and has a short arm action. He worked in the low 80’s, touching 82 with some late cut to his fastball. His slider was outstanding, thrown with full armspeed and having late, sharp 10/4 bite to it that sometimes would run more down. His slider sat 69-74 and generated a lot of swing and misses and weak contact.

+Adam Whitacre, OF/LHP, Sherando, 2015 (Radford)
Swings it lefty and has a great frame. Hit a laser in the first on a change-up up in the zone. Gap or better power potential at the plate. His arm will play in rightfield if he needs to move to a corner, and he played a solid centerfield during this game. Whitacre also threw the last two innings on the mound, sitting 79-81 with his fastball, touching 82 while throwing a very heavy ball. He threw a late-breaking 12/6 curveball that was good and ran 71-72.

+Matt Gilson, C, Woodgrove, 2015
Gilson looked very athletic behind the plate and has quick footwork and a quick release when throwing to bases. He put a 2.03 game pop on the corner of the bag and has plenty of arm to go with his quick release. He is good receiving, presenting pitches well to the umpire with quiet, soft hands. He was a bit upright with his blocking, but still made all of them. At the plate, Gilson has quick hands and some bat speed and stays inside the ball well. He is a line drive hitter who could develop into a gap to gap guy.