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Burton's Scout Blog: 4/8/24

Jason Burton
Scouting Director Prep Baseball Virginia/DC


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Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

Gavin Angelillo C / RHP / Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, VA / 2025

Frame continues to mature and it is fairly filled out. Very physical and aggressive hitter that can get a little too overaggressive early in counts. Approach and zone discipline have some room to grow, but the ability to impact the baseball is there. Turned on a few that ended up foul, but were hard hit balls. Best barrel of the day came on his second at bat with a slash and lineout to center field. Above average arm strength behind the plate.



Noah Brooks SS / RHP / Nansemond Suffolk Academy, VA / 2027

Wider base in a slight crouched stance. Hands are back and set higher. Level path and fairly short to contact. Rides the front leg through contact and could stand to firm it up a bit more. Had a single in his first at bat on a slider and then a line drive single up the middle of the field in his second at bat. Showed some solid bat to ball and did not seem overmatched, although most arms he faced this game were comparable in terms of class and being on par for what a freshman generally sees. 



Joseph Petry OF / RHP / Nansemond-Suffolk, VA / 2026

May have had some of the best, most consistent at bats for the Saints that day. Impacted the baseball to the pullside gap with authority. Had a sac fly early in the game on an outside slider. Later on he unloaded on a double into the left center field gap on what was probably the hardest hit ball of the game.




Chance Parker SS / 2B / Lebanon, VA / 2024

Medium, athletic frame. Showed some ability to defend at short. Hands were solid, clean exchange, and average arm strength. Average to slightly above average runner with some lateral range on defense. 



Nathan Phillips RHP / 1B / Lebanon , VA / 2025

Phillips has really filled out the XL frame and has some mature features about him. Slower buildup to the delivery and some late effort and intent. Leverages the 84-86 mph fastball from a higher slot. Showed some above average control to the glove side. In addition to the fastball, Phillips showed a slurvy slider that he was able to land just about whenever he wanted. Higher adrenaline worker on the mound that did not really fade over his six innings of work. 




Daniel Fellhauer OF / LHP / Abingdon, VA / 2025

Fellhauer stood out in the Preseason All-State event in Danville. He stood out in multiple areas, but the one we got a chance to look at on Saturday was the hit tool. While it was not a big day in the box score, I really liked what I saw. Sometimes it is hard to quantify a player's impact on the game, or their abilities by just looking in a box score, especially in a high school game. Fellhauer did not chase, he had an approach at the plate, and had an accurate barrel. Flew out to right center, walked twice, and barreled one up to deep right that landed just foul. Slightly above average runner and solid defender in centerfield. 



Hayden Reed OF / LHP / Abingdon , VA / 2027

First time seeing Reed in quite some time. I believe the last time we saw the now Virginia Tech commit was as a 13U Junior Future Games participant. Pretty even proportions to the frame, aggressive early in counts, and an average to slightly below average runner. He had a single in his first at bat on a fisted, soft line drive up the middle. In his next at bat he got a little jammed up again on a groundout to shortstop (4.62 H-1st). There seemed to be some solid bat to ball skills, there was just no impact at contact, and seemed a bit out of time on the day. Played first base and has seen some time in the outfield so far in his freshman campaign. 



Landon Turman LHP / C / Abingdon, VA / 2026

Really liked what I saw from the sophomore. Versatile offense, aggressive, above average runner, and has some two-way ability. Led off the game with a rocket out of right field on a 1-1 fastball. Next at bat he laid down a bunt single. Hits at the top of the order as a sophomore. Long 6-foot-2 frame with plenty of room to fill out and add more strength to his present offensive skillset. On the mound, Turman was very intriguing. Pitchability, ease of operation, and has some feel for how he moves. Down and out with the stride, taller posture with the upper body, and a full, fairly quick arm swing from a three quarter slot. Had some angle in on right handers and would run it to the arm side as well. Sat 81-83 and touched 84 a time or two. The slider was 70-72 with short shape and average feel. Definitely one to keep an eye on.



Aidan Woods 1B / RHP / Abingdon , VA / 2026

XL physical frame and definitely fits the billing as a coveted football prospect. Today he showed some of his offensive capabilities on the baseball field. Solid bat to ball for a big power potential bat. Grounded out to the left side twice, but would make his impact on the game in his second at bat where he drove an elevated breaking ball to right center field and brought in what would be the winning run.



Trinity Episcopal

Jalen German RHP / 1B / Trinity Episcopal , VA / 2026



Lawson Mcleod RHP / 1B / Trinity Episcopal, VA / 2026




Brian Archer C / 1B / Steward , VA / 2025

Every bit of his listed 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. The frame has filled out well and has some present strength to it. Archer had an RBI groundout in his first at bat and would then drive in another run in the seventh on a double. Bat to ball has gotten better and the physical strength has certainly began to translate into the offense. Arm strength continues to improve and the accuracy to the bag remains solid. 



Cayden Diatelevi OF / RHP / Steward, VA / 2025

The physical tools are easy to see. He is an average runner that plays a tick quicker in game, corner outfield profile, and advanced arm strength. Diatelevi has well above average hand and bat speed and the ability to impact the baseball in a big way. In the past, the consistency of quality contact has lacked, but the traits and tools to produce power and hard hit balls are there. Went to the oppo gap, the biggest part of the field, for a homerun in the first inning. The tools are there and he has the chance to continue to trend up as he adds polish to some of the in game production.