VA/DC 2023 Rankings Update: Big Risers Part 2


John Nolan
VA/DC Managing Editor, NOVA Scouting Coordinator

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On Tuesday, we began the process of updating and expanding our Class of 2023 Rankings to 190 players with the release of a new Top 100. Thursday we looked at 10 players who made big jumps into the Top 40, Today we will spotlight 9 players who made big jumps and landed in the back half of the Top 100 of the new rankings as a result.

For the most recent VA/DC Class of 2023 Top 100 CLICK HERE .

 

***Listed in alphabetical order***



Matthew Colella

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Centreville
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Stars Baseball, 16U Freeman
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
77
Max FB
(10/31/20)
74 - 77
FB
(10/31/20)
64 - 65
CB
(10/31/20)
70 - 72
CH
(10/31/20)
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
74 - 77
CB
64 - 65
CH
70 - 72
Position
7.06
60-yard
(06/19/21)
72
INF Velo
(10/31/20)
85
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.06
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
84
Position
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.19
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Fastball
77.35
Velocity (max)
(10/31/20)
75.09
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/31/20)
2063
Spin Rate (max)
(10/31/20)
1971
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/31/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
77.35
Velo Range
75.24 - 77.05
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.09
Spin Rate (max)
2063
Spin Rate (avg)
1971
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
65.32
Velocity (max)
(10/31/20)
63.38
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/31/20)
1925
Spin Rate (max)
(10/31/20)
1902
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/31/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
65.32
Velo Range
64.04 - 65.32
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.38
Spin Rate (max)
1925
Spin Rate (avg)
1902
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
71.47
Velocity (max)
(10/31/20)
69.69
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/31/20)
1334
Spin Rate (max)
(10/31/20)
1299
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/31/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71.47
Velo Range
69.86 - 71.27
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.69
Spin Rate (max)
1334
Spin Rate (avg)
1299
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
85.11
Exit Speed (max)
(10/31/20)
77.30
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/31/20)
190
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
285
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
83.57
Exit Speed (avg)
76.66
Distance (avg)
156
Distance (max)
247
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
85.11
Exit Speed (avg)
77.3
Distance (avg)
120
Distance (max)
255
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
84.87
Exit Speed (avg)
76
Distance (avg)
190
Distance (max)
285
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.20
Hand Speed (max)
(06/19/21)
18.72
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/19/21)
67.00
Bat Speed (max)
(06/19/21)
62.17
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/19/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.72
Bat Speed (max)
67
Bat Speed (avg)
62.17
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.3
Hand Speed (avg)
16.63
Bat Speed (max)
60
Bat Speed (avg)
55.79
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20
Hand Speed (avg)
18.43
Bat Speed (max)
63.2
Bat Speed (avg)
58.83
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




Luke Gouldthorpe

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Jefferson Forest
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: DirtBags 17U Platinum
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(06/24/21)
84 - 90
FB
(06/24/21)
71 - 74
CB
(09/17/21)
79 - 80
CH
(07/07/21)
71 - 75
SL
(10/16/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
86 - 87
CH
76 - 78
SL
71 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87
CB
69 - 72
CH
79 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
84 - 90
CB
68 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 81
CB
70 - 72
Position
7.72
60-yard
(10/25/20)
81
OF Velo
(10/25/20)
92
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.72
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
92
Trackman - Fastball
87.24
Velocity (max)
(10/16/21)
83.42
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/16/21)
2176
Spin Rate (max)
(10/16/21)
2051
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/16/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.24
Velo Range
86.12 - 87.14
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.42
Spin Rate (max)
2176
Spin Rate (avg)
2051
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.06
Velocity (max)
(10/16/21)
68.67
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/16/21)
2257
Spin Rate (max)
(10/16/21)
2214
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/16/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.06
Velo Range
70.08 - 73.92
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.67
Spin Rate (max)
2257
Spin Rate (avg)
2214
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.76
Velocity (max)
(10/16/21)
73.62
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/16/21)
1864
Spin Rate (max)
(10/16/21)
1794
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/16/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.76
Velo Range
75.97 - 77.61
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.62
Spin Rate (max)
1864
Spin Rate (avg)
1794
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
92.04
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
80.67
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
130
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
318
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.04
Exit Speed (avg)
80.67
Distance (avg)
130
Distance (max)
318
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
23.60
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
22.00
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
68.80
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
66.48
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.6
Hand Speed (avg)
22
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
66.48
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




Silas Gwathmey

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Collegiate
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes North 16U
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.60
60-yard
(10/25/20)
81
INF Velo
(10/25/20)
85
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.6
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Hitting
84.68
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
79.06
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
194
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
300
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
84.68
Exit Speed (avg)
79.06
Distance (avg)
194
Distance (max)
300
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.10
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
20.92
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
70.10
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
64.75
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.1
Hand Speed (avg)
20.92
Bat Speed (max)
70.1
Bat Speed (avg)
64.75
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

 



Logan Janney

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Trinity Episcopal School
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Rise 16u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.62
60-yard
(10/25/20)
73
INF Velo
(10/25/20)
87
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.62
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Hitting
86.68
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
79.50
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
162
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
287
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
86.68
Exit Speed (avg)
79.5
Distance (avg)
162
Distance (max)
287
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.00
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
20.96
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
71.50
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
69.15
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23
Hand Speed (avg)
20.96
Bat Speed (max)
71.5
Bat Speed (avg)
69.15
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %





Dagan Kitner

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Clarke County
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Dodgers Scout Team
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(07/07/21)
83 - 86
FB
(07/07/21)
69 - 72
CB
(07/07/21)
78 - 79
CH
(07/07/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
69 - 72
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 82
CB
66 - 68
CH
72 - 74
Position
7.74
60-yard
(03/21/21)
77
INF Velo
(03/21/21)
81
Exit Velo
(03/21/21)
Position
60-yard
7.74
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
81




Michael Lavanga

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Bishop O'Connell
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves 16U National
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.12
60-yard
(11/15/20)
82
OF Velo
(11/15/20)
91
Exit Velo
(11/15/20)
Position
60-yard
7.12
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
91
Blast - Hitting
20.50
Hand Speed (max)
(11/15/20)
19.93
Hand Speed (avg)
(11/15/20)
69.50
Bat Speed (max)
(11/15/20)
66.25
Bat Speed (avg)
(11/15/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.93
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
66.25
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




Christopher Morabito

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Mclean
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: PHR Expos
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(03/13/21)
77 - 78
FB
(03/13/21)
65 - 66
CB
(03/13/21)
71 - 74
CH
(03/13/21)
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 78
CB
65 - 66
CH
71 - 74
Position
6.91
60-yard
(07/27/21)
81
INF Velo
(07/27/21)
93
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
Position
60-yard
6.91
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
93
Trackman - Fastball
79.44
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
76.99
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2169
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
2100
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
79.44
Velo Range
77.74 - 79.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.99
Spin Rate (max)
2169
Spin Rate (avg)
2100
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.42
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
63.83
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2553
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
2518
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.42
Velo Range
65.24 - 66.42
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.83
Spin Rate (max)
2553
Spin Rate (avg)
2518
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.85
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
70.49
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
1633
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
1586
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.85
Velo Range
71.45 - 73.71
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.49
Spin Rate (max)
1633
Spin Rate (avg)
1586
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
92.83
Exit Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
82.54
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/07/21)
278
Distance (avg)
(07/07/21)
339
Distance (max)
(07/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.4
Exit Speed (avg)
82.54
Distance (avg)
278
Distance (max)
339
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.83
Exit Speed (avg)
81.24
Distance (avg)
155
Distance (max)
308
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
27.80
Hand Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
25.85
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
74.40
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
71.69
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.9
Hand Speed (avg)
23.72
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
65.58
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
27.8
Hand Speed (avg)
25.85
Bat Speed (max)
74.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.69
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




Gunnar Stromberg

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Atlee
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: MPH 101 squads
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(07/07/21)
81 - 83
FB
(04/25/21)
69 - 72
CB
(04/25/21)
70 - 75
CH
(10/16/20)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 81
CB
63 - 66
CH
70 - 75




Ethan Van Sice

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Gonzaga
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: VA Stars
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(06/19/21)
84 - 85
FB
(06/19/21)
69 - 71
CB
(06/19/21)
74 - 75
CH
(06/19/21)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
69 - 71
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
66 - 68
Position
81
INF Velo
(10/31/20)
88
Exit Velo
(06/19/21)
Trackman - Fastball
86.05
Velocity (max)
(06/19/21)
84.50
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/19/21)
2241
Spin Rate (max)
(06/19/21)
2154
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/19/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.05
Velo Range
84.42 - 85.56
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.5
Spin Rate (max)
2241
Spin Rate (avg)
2154
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.4
Velo Range
81.25 - 82.58
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.64
Spin Rate (max)
2119
Spin Rate (avg)
2010
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.44
Velocity (max)
(06/19/21)
67.83
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/19/21)
2329
Spin Rate (max)
(06/19/21)
2235
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/19/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.44
Velo Range
69.03 - 70.87
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.83
Spin Rate (max)
2329
Spin Rate (avg)
2235
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.5
Velo Range
66.74 - 67.35
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.75
Spin Rate (max)
2240
Spin Rate (avg)
2185
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.32
Velocity (max)
(06/19/21)
1686
Spin Rate (max)
(06/19/21)
1611
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/19/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.32
Velo Range
74.26 - 75.32
Spin Rate (max)
1686
Spin Rate (avg)
1611
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
87.48
Exit Speed (max)
(06/19/21)
78.28
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/31/20)
246
Distance (avg)
(06/19/21)
295
Distance (max)
(06/19/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
87.48
Exit Speed (avg)
77.17
Distance (avg)
246
Distance (max)
295
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
86.87
Exit Speed (avg)
78.28
Distance (avg)
152
Distance (max)
258
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
19.60
Hand Speed (max)
(10/31/20)
18.26
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/31/20)
67.10
Bat Speed (max)
(10/31/20)
64.29
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/31/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
18.26
Bat Speed (max)
67.1
Bat Speed (avg)
64.29
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %