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PBR Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships 16U/15U Scout Notes Part III



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Today is our third and final edition of the breakdown on players from the 16U/15U bracket of the Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships that occurred last week. 

Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships 16U/15U Part III

Jake McCarter OF Bishop Shannahan 2022

Athletic, projectable frame. Short to the ball with quick bat speed and fast hands. Turns on the ball really well and showed some power at the plate. Squared up several balls including a big two-RBI double to the gap in left-center field during one of their games. Tracks the ball really well in the outfield and showed good closing speed.

Sean Slowinski 1B/RHP Archbishop Wood 2022

Tall, lanky, projectable frame. Long, loose arm action with quick arm speed through release. Throws with some intent and works downhill landing open to the plate. Mid-to-high three-quarter slot. Fastball sat 78-80 mph and breaking ball was 68-71 with shorter 11/5 shape. Short, quick stroke at the plate with some pop.

Sam Benvignati Archbishop Carroll 2022

Big, strong, physical frame. Short to the ball and stays behind it well with quick hands and bat speed. Worked gap-to-gap throughout the tournament with present power.

Jordan Tyler RHP Grassfield 2022

Highly projectable frame at 6'3'', 180 pounds. Showed an athletic, loose arm from a high three-quarter slot. Creates quick arm speed through release and throws with some intent. Drives hard down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Gets over his front side well. Fastball sat 74-78 mph, breaking ball had big 11/5 shape at 58 mph and change-up sat 69-70 mph.

Trevor Loving 2B/1B Lee-Davis 2022

Strong frame. Showed strength and power at the plate blasting one to deep left for a game-tying grand slam in the sixth inning. Showed some rhythm at the plate and stayed short to the ball with a more level swing path. Solid base and lower half involvement. Interesting follow for a possible middle of the order bat. 

Ethan Serrano SS Lee-Davis 2022

Athletic frame. Plays loose in the field and showed range in the middle with quick, clean actions. Stays on the ball well at the plate and uses the whole field. Nice feel for the barrel showing a short, quick, level swing.

Keenan Fulwood RHP/OF North Stafford 2022

Athletic frame and fierce competitor on the mound. Attacked the zone with a fastball that sat 76-78 mph and a 69-70 mph breaking ball with tight spin and sharp 11/5 bite. Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a compact balance point. Works quick down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Quick, loose arm action throwing from a mid-to-high three-quarter slot. Creates quick arm speed through release.

Andrew Catron RHP Maret (D.C.) 2022

Nice durable frame at 6-foot-2 with physicality and some projection left to it. Arm action is slower on the hand break and moves into a three-quarter arm slot and whips it through to release. Fastball was 81-83 mph and touched 84 a few times. Slider showed some late 10/4 break with more horizontal than vertical action early on in his outing. As he progressed the slider tightened up with more depth late and sat 70-73 mph.

Michael Joyce RHP/C Lee-Davis 2022 (JMU)

Strong, athletic frame. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with a heavy fastball that works both sides of the plate and quick arm speed. Easy effort with strong leg drive down the mound with a solid three pitch mix. Slider (76-77 mph) and changeup (76-78 mph) play down in the zone with command. Fastball sat 86-88 mph and touched 89 a few times with slight arm side run.

Jackson Barnett RHP Lee-Davis 2022

Big, Physical frame. Solid three pitch-mix with command of all three. Fastball had some late arm side run that played both sides of the plate. Fastball was 83-85 mph. Curveball showed a big 11/5 shape with late life at 72-74 mph. Changeup had late fade at 74-76 mph.

Josh Markley OF Poquoson 2022

Athletic, projectable frame. Short, compact line drive swing with a nice opposite field approach. Quick bat speed through the zone with a solid feel for the barrel. Quiet, rhythmic type load with a more level swing path. Top of the lineup guy with speed and power projected as his body continues to fill out. 

NIcholas Castrilli RHP West Potomac 2022

Athletic body type and 5’11’’, 165 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a compact, quarter turn balance position. Lands in-line to the plate falling off slightly to the first base side. Pounded the zone mixing his pitches well. Creates quick arm speed through release and throws over the top with short arm action. Fastball sat 76-68 mph and breaking ball was 65-67 mph with big 12/6 shape. 

Griffin Horowicz 3B/RHP Jefferson 2022

Athletic body type and projectable 6’0’’, 170 pound frame with plenty of room to fill out. Hits from an open stance at the plate with a quiet load and short stride. Stays short to the ball with an uphill swing path. Showed quick hands and bat speed through the zone with some pop. Battles at the plate and showed good plate discipline. 

Peter Hoenig INF/RHP 2022 Freedom

Tall, lanky, athletic body type. Short, quick, compact swing with a good feel for the barrel. Worked mostly pull side with a sharp line drive through the 6 hole for two RBI’s in his first at-bat. Competitor on the mound with solid secondary pitches. Fastball had some arm side run and worked both sides of the plate. Devastating changeup that kept hitters off balance. Fastball was 77-80 mph, Curveball was 62-64 mph, and Changeup was 65-66 mph. 

Matthew Yarborough C 2022 Loudon County

Athletic, projectable frame. Really impressed behind the dish. Blocks and recieves very well with good footwork and a strong arm. Short, compact line drive approach to all fields. Kept hands inside the ball well and made solid, loud contact all day. 

Nick Ciliberti RHP 2022 Riverside

Big, strong 6’1”, 220 pound frame. Over the top arm slot with solid use of his legs. Occasional arm side run on fastball that played up in the zone. Sharp 11/6  swing and miss breaking ball. Fastball was 85-88 mph and breaking ball was 70 mph. 

Ryan Rzucidlo RHP Salesianum (DE) 2022

Has an athletic frame with projection left to it. Athletic mover on the mound and gets down the mound with level shoulders and lands slightly closed. Arm is short and quick from a high three-quarter arm slot. Fastball sat 80-81 early on and topped at 82 mph. Displayed two shapes on the breaking balls, a curveball that had bigger 11/5 shape at 65-66 mph and a slider with tighter 11/5 shape at 68-69 mph. Feel was average for both breaking pitches. 

Ryan James LHP Salesianum (DE) 2022

Low effort delivery with repeatable mechanics. Short whippy arm action from a high three-quarter arm slot. Shoulders level moving down the mound and lands slightly closed. Fastball sat 75-76 mph and flashed some run to the arm side. Curveball had a bigger 1/7 shape with late depth and feel for the zone at 67-68 mph. Filled up the strike zone with two pitches and induced early contact with ability to end counts with the breaking ball.

Dylan Cruser RHP Concord DE 2022

Two- way guy., quick hands, fast bat speed through zone. Great extension. Burned center fielder on a double, bullet up middle for single. Barreled balls up all game. On the mound, he was a competitor. Arm side run on fastball. Athletic. FB 81-84 mph, slider 69-70 sharp. Command of both pitches and would throw anything in any count. Top player I saw today. 2-3 on the day.

Zach Czarnecki OF/RHP Salesianum 2022

Strong, athletic, physical body frame. Patient hitter at the plate with quick hands and fast bat speed through the zone. Strong swing with great use of his lower half. Consistent loud contact with a good sense for the barrel. Double over the center fielder’s head in his first AB vs Virginia Cardinals.

Aiden Grygo 2B Caravel Academy 2022

Athletic, projectable frame. Quick hands and fast bat speed through the zone. Strong swing with good use of his legs. Nice middle to pull side line drive approach. Barreled up balls all day with a double over the left fielder’s head in his second at bat.