Prep Baseball Report Future Games
2019 (LakePoint, Georgia) - ROSTER
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- PA - Jan 14, 2016
PBR Future Games Team PA 2013: Where Are They Now?
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- PA - Jan 13, 2016
PBR Future Games Team PA 2012: Where Are They Now?
2017 MLB Draft Update
* McKay (1st round, #4 overall) & Stafford (5th round, #148 overall) become first two Team Pennsylvania players to sign professional contracts
2012 - LHP/1B Brendan McKay (Louisville)
• 2017 Preseason National Player of the Year
• 2016 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year
• 2016 ABCA First Team All-America
• 2016 Baseball America First Team All-America
• 2016 D1Baseball First Team All-America
• 2016 NCBWA First Team All-America
• 2016 Perfect Game Second Team All-America
• 2016 Louisville Slugger Third Team All-America
• 2016 NCAA Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2016 All-ACC First Team (starting pitcher)
• 2016 All-ACC First Team (utility player/designated hitter)
• NCBWA National Pitcher of the Month (February)
• 2015 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year
• 2015 Baseball America Freshman of the Year
• 2015 Collegiate Baseball Freshman of the Year
• 2015 D1Baseball Freshman of the Year
• 2015 Perfect Game Freshman of the Year
• 2015 Baseball America First Team All-America
• 2015 D1Baseball First Team All-America
• 2015 NCBWA First Team All-America
• 2015 Perfect Game First Team All-America
• 2015 Baseball America Freshman All-America
• 2015 D1Baseball Freshman All-America
• 2015 NCBWA Freshman All-America
• 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America
• 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
• 2015 NCAA Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2015 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
• 2015 ACC Freshman of the Year
• 2015 All-ACC First Team (starting pitcher)
• 2015 All-ACC Second Team (utility player)
• 2015 ACC All-Freshman Team
• ACC Pitcher of the Week (5/11)
2012 - C Deon Stafford Jr. (St. Joseph's)
• 2017 Preseason 3rd Team All-American
• Saint Joseph’s catcher was named a 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by the staff at Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Stafford played in 47 games for the Hawks, leading the squad with a .341 batting average and 19 doubles. He finished his first season on Hawk Hill in the top 13 in the Atlantic 10 in average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, while tying for third in the league in doubles. Stafford excelled behind the plate as well, posting a .995 fielding percentage (second among all fielders with as many chances) and throwing out 11 runners attempting to steal.
A native of Marysville, Pennsylvania, Stafford was named to both the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and the All-Rookie Team, and pulled in All-Big 5 and Big 5 Rookie of the Year honors as well.
Stafford built on his freshman season by being named the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball Player of the Year for 2016 as a sophomore. He hit .388 overall and .421 in A-10 games, collecting 43 RBI in all games, including 25 in conference play. The sophomore led the league in home runs (17), batting average, runs (52), on-base and slugging percentage. Stafford was the only player in Division I to have two games where he hit three-home runs. Named a National Player of the Week, he was a three-time A-10 Player of the Week and was a Johnny Bench Award semifinalist.
2012 - 1B/DH/RHP Jamie Switalski (UMBC)
• Switalski had a breakout rookie campaign for the Retrievers, playing in 40 games making 39 starts... A two way player, he saw time as a designated hitter, as well as a pitcher and first baseman... Hit .307 with 39 hits, including eight doubles and three home runs... Scored 20 runs while driving in 17... Drew 23 walks for an on base percentage of .429... Was 2-2 on the base paths and did not commit an error all season... On the mound, he went 3-0 in eight appearances, finishing with a 2.20 ERA... Had one save in 16.1 innings pitched... Gave up four runs, all earned, with eight strikeouts... His biggest game came in a 17-1 rout of Albany back on April 9... He went 3-4 with one double and one home run, driving in five RBI... On the hill, he threw 3.1 innings of relief in a win against Binghamton, striking out three... Named to the America East All-Conference First Team and All-Rookie Team... Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
Switalski built on the success of his freshman season by hitting .295 as a sophomore with 40 RBI and 26 runs scored.
2018 MLB Draft Update
* LHP Connor Higgins (30th Round, Angels)
2013 - LHP Connor Higgins (Arizona State)
- Drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 30th round of the 3018 MLB Draft.
- Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 35th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, but chose to forgo the draft to return to ASU
- Had a breakout sophomore campaign, holding opponents scoreless in 11 out of his 19 appearances totaling a 3.92 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 39 innings
- Pitched 4.2 nearly perfect innings against UNLV, keeping the Rebels completely off the base paths with the exception of one walk while striking out six to notch the win in an eventual 5-4 victory (3/28)
- Played a pivotal role in the Devils' 9-6 comeback win over Stanford, providing 7.2 innings of relief while holding the Cardinal to one earned run with four strikeouts (5/7)
- Compiled a 3-2 record while also leading the team in saves (four)
- Held opposing hitters to a .294 batting average and gave up just one home run all season
- Had a 2.67 ERA in his final 14 appearances with 26 strikeouts in 30.1 innings pitched while picking up three wins and a team-best four saves in the process
- Kept the Cougars off the board in 3.1 innings of relief, limiting Washington State to just two hits with four strikeouts to notch his second save of the season (4/13)
2019 MLB Draft Update
* LHP Brendan Cellucci (12th Round, Red Sox)
2015 - LHP Brendan Cellucci (Tulane)
- Cellucci was the first Tulane player to be picked on Wednesday, going in the 12th round to the Boston Red Sox at pick 377. The lefty appeared in 27 games for Tulane in 2019, leading the team in saves with three in 42 innings pitched. He was second among relievers with 46 strikeouts, notching a pair of wins on the mound.