Review of the Fall Program: The Corner Infielders

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

The Fall College Prospect Program wrapped up an 11 college, six weekend tour through Pennsylvania and West Virginia on September 29 at Alderson Broaddus University. Today we look at the top West Virginia corner infielders that showcased their abilities during the course of the fall program.

West Virginia corner infielders

Anthony GavinTop Prospect:

1. 3B/1B Anthony Gavin (Capital HS, Class of 2014) came into the event nursing a knee injury, but still impressed with his potential. The 6-foot, 185-pound uncommitted senior has an athletic frame and displayed good carry on throws of 77 mph across the infield without the ability to plant on his injured knee. The right-handed hitter has very quick hands at the plate and the ball jumps off his bat head with a bat exit velocity of 81 mph. Gavin barreled the baseball in all four trips to the plate and finished the day 1-for-4 in game action at Alderson Broaddus University.

Best of the Rest:

2. 3B/C Lucas Trovato (University HS, Class of 2014) is a 5-foot-8, 195-pound prospect that showed well despite battling an injury to his leg. The uncommitted senior showcased solid actions at 3B with throws of 72 mph across the diamond. The right-handed hitter hits from a slightly open stance and has a short swing path to the baseball. Trovato uses a strong lower half to generate barrel whip and a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. He stood out with his performance in game play going 3-for-4 on the day with three singles.

3. 1B/3B Kaleb Atkinson (Preston HS, Class of 2014) is a 6-foot-1, 250-pound prospect that showcased the ability to drive the baseball out of a slightly open stance. He utilizes a high hands load and a strong lower half to create a bat exit velocity of 85 mph. Atkinson went 1-for-3 at the plate in game action at Alderson Broaddus University. He showed good footwork around the bag at 1B and solid carry to throws of 80 mph across the diamond.

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