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Draft : : State Preview
State Snapshots: Mid-Atlantic
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Perfect Game draft preview content

New England
– CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Mid-Atlantic – DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
South Atlantic – FL, GA, NC, SC
Southeast – AL, KY, MS, TN
South Central – AR, LA, OK, TX
Great Lakes – IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Great Plains – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Mountain – AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Pacific – AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Canada and Puerto Rico



Delaware

Delaware State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Tyler Hill, college outfielders
WEAKNESS: Impact talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Delaware State
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Delaware Tech
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: St. Mark's HS, Wilmington

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
Nick Grant, rhp, Delaware Tech
WILD CARD: Hassan Evans, of/rhp, Delaware State

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Delaware Connection:
Patrick Peterson, lhp, N.C. State (attended high school in Wilmington)
Top 2015 Prospect: Jason Bilous, of, Caravel Academy, Wilmington
Top 2016 Prospect: Brandon Fraley, rhp, Caravel Academy, Middletown

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Derrick May, of, Newark HS (1986, Cubs/1st round, 9th pick)
2009 Draft: Cody Holliday, of, Wilmington College (Mets/18th round)
2010 Draft: Ryan Cuneo, 1b, University of Delaware (Cubs/20th round)
2011 Draft: Jerrell Allen, of, Milford HS (Royals/11th round)
2012 Draft: Jamie Jarmon, of, Indian River HS (Rangers/2nd round)
2013 Draft: Jimmy Yezzo, 1b, University of Delaware (Nationals/7th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
4/4
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Tyler Hill, c/of, Delaware Military Academy, Wilmington (491)



District of Columbia

District of Columbia State-by-State List

OVERALL RATING
(1-to-5 scale): 1

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
George Washington
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: St. John's College

Top 2014 Prospect:
Brodie Leftridge, of, St. John's College (Highland, Md.)
Top 2015 Prospect: Nick Collins, c, Georgetown University
Top 2016 Prospect: David Ellingson, rhp, Georgetown University

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
L.J Hoes, 2B, St. John’s HS (2008, Orioles/3rd round)
2009 Draft: Pat Lehman, rhp, George Washington University (Nationals/13th round)
2010 Draft: Eric Cantrell, rhp, George Washington University (Royals/7th round)
2011 Draft: Stephen Lumpkins, lhp, American University (Royals/13th round)
2012 Draft: Justin Leeson, of, Georgetown University (Brewers/5th round)
2013 Draft: None

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None



Maryland

Maryland State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Jake Stinnett, depth
WEAKNESS: Impact talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Maryland
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Cecil
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Archbishop Spalding HS, Severn

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Jake Stinnett, rhp, Maryland
WILD CARD: Jeff Harding, rhp, Cambridge-South Dorchester HS, Cambridge

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Maryland Connection:
Nick Howard, rhp, University of Virginia (attended high school in Olney)
Top 2015 Prospect: Cody Morris, rhp, Reservoir HS, Laurel
Top 2016 Prospect: Michael Shawaryn, rhp, University of Maryland

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History: 
Harold Baines, 1B, St. Michael’s HS (1977, White Sox/ 1st round, 1st overall pick)
2009 Draft: Branden Kline, rhp, Johnson HS, Frederick (Red Sox/6th round)
2010 Draft: Adam Kolarek, lhp, University of Maryland (Mets/11th round)
2011 Draft: K.J. Hockaday, ss, Carroll HS, Bel Air (Orioles/14th round)
2012 Draft: Alex Azor, cf, United States Naval Academy (Blue Jays/10th round)
2013 Draft: Matt McPhearson, of, Riverdale Baptist HS, Upper Marlboro (Diamondbacks/4th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
4/2
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 3/3

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Jake Stinnett, rhp, University of Maryland (44)
Troy Stokes, of, Calvert Hall HS, Baltimore (422)
Jeff Harding, rhp/3b, Cambridge-South Dorcester HS, Cambridge (465)



New Jersey

New Jersey State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
High school power pitchers
WEAKNESS: Position players
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 4

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Seton Hall
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Mercer County
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Bishop Eustace HS, Pennsauken

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Heath Fillmyer, rhp, Mercer County CC
WILD CARD: Bryan Dobzanski, rhp, Delsea Regional HS, Franklinville

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New Jersey Connection:
Brandon Downes, of, University of Virginia (attended high school in South Plainfield)
Top 2015 Prospect: John Murphy, rhp, Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City
Top 2016 Prospect: Tyler Mondile, rhp, Gloucester Catholic HS, Wenonah

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rider University (1983, Rangers/ 1st round, 3rd pick). Willie Banks, rhp, St. Anthony’s HS (1987, Twins/ Rangers/ 1st round, 3rd pick)
2009 Draft: Mike Trout, of, Millville HS (Angels/1st round, 25th pick)
2010 Draft: J.C. Menna, rhp, Brookdale CC (A’s/14th round)
2011 Draft: Kevin Comer, rhp, Seneca HS (Blue Jays/1st round, 57th pick)
2012 Draft: Pat Light, rhp, Monmouth University (Red Sox/Supplemental 1st round, 37th pick)
2013 Draft: Rob Kaminsky, lhp, Saint Joseph Regional HS, Montvale (Cardinals/1st round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
9/9
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 3/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 7/2

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Joey Gatto, rhp, St. Augstine Prep, Hammonton (72)
Heath Fillmyer, rhp, Mercer County CC (123)
Bryan Dobzanski, rhp, Delsea Regional HS, Franklinville (133)
Devin Smeltzer, lhp, Bishop Eustace HS, Voorhees (285)
Josh Prevost, rhp, Seton Hall University (299)
Liam Sabino, ss, Blair Academy (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) (318)



New York

New York State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Power arms
WEAKNESS: Signable high school talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
St. John's
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Westchester
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Ketcham HS, Wappingers Falls

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Jordan Schwartz, rhp, Niagara University
WILD CARD: Brent Jones, rhp, Cornell University

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New York Connection:
Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina (attended high school in Latham)
Top 2015 Prospect: Wesley Rodriguez, 3b/rhp, George Washington HS, Bronx
Top 2016 Prospect: Jeff Belge, lhp, Henninger HS, Syracuse

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Shawon Dunston, ss, Thomas Jefferson HS, Brooklyn (1982, Cubs/1st round, 1st pick).
2009 Draft: Steve Matz, lhp, Melville HS, East Setauket (Mets/2nd round)
2010 Draft: Cito Culver, ss, West Irondequoit HS, Rochester (Yankees/1st round, 32nd pick).
2011 Draft: Joe Panik, ss, St. John’s University (Giants/1st round, 26th pick)
2012 Draft: Travis Jankowski, of, Stony Brook University (Padres/Supplemental 1st round, 44th pick)
2013 Draft: Bryan Verbitsky, rhp, Hofstra University (Padres/3rd round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
16/15
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 12/6

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Scott Blewett, rhp, Baker HS, Baldwinsville (42)
Zach Sullivan, of, Corning-Painted Post East HS, Corning (156)
Brent Jones, rhp, Cornell University (161)
Jordan Schwartz, rhp, Niagara University (277)
Drew Lugbauer, c/3b, Arlington HS, LaGrangeville (324)
Brendan Spagnuolo, rhp, Chaminade HS, Massapequa (330)
Kevin Krause, c, Stony Brook University (396)



Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Mix of talent at college, high school levels
WEAKNESS: Impact college talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
St. Joseph's
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Lackawanna
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Baldwin HS, Pittsburgh

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
Brendan McKay, lhp, Blackhawk HS, Beaver Falls
WILD CARD: Boo Vazquez, of, University of Pittsburgh

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Pennsylvania Connection:
Derek Fisher, of, University of Virginia (attended high school in Rexmont)
Top 2015 Prospect: John Aiello, ss, Germantown Academy, Lansdale
Top 2016 Prospect: Jake Jessell, c, Woodland Hills HS, Pittsburgh

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Al Chambers, 1b, John Harris HS, Harrisburg (1979, Mariners/1st round, 1st pick); Shawn Abner, of, Mechanicsburg HS (1984, Mets/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Darin Gorski, lhp, Kutztown University (Mets/7th round)
2010 Draft: Jesse Biddle, lhp, Germantown Friends Academy (Phillies/1st round, 27th pick)
2011 Draft: Cam Gallagher, c, Manheim Township HS, Lancaster (Royals/2nd round)
2012 Draft: Joe DeCarlo, ss, Garnet Valley HS, Glen Mills (Mariners/2nd round)
2013 Draft: Ian Stiffler, rhp, Somerset HS (Braves/7th round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
16/13
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 5/3

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

J.J. Matijevic, 1b/3b, Norwin HS, North Huntingdon (144)
Dan Altavilla, rhp, Mercyhurst University (145)
Colton Hock, rhp, Bloomsburg Area HS (184)
Brenden McKay, lhp, Blackhawk HS, Beaver Falls (209)
Brian O'Keefe, c, St. Joseph's University (219)
Joe Harvey, rhp, University of Pittsburgh (347)
Zach Schellenger, rhp, Devon Prep (360)
Boo Vazquez, of, University of Pittsburgh (429)



Virginia

Virginia State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
U. of Virginia talent, high school pitching
WEAKNESS: High school position players
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 5

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Virginia
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Patrick Henry
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Freeman HS, Richmond

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Jacob Bukauskas, rhp, Stone Bridge HS, Ashburn
WILD CARD: Jacob Bukauskas

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Virginia Connection:
Evan Beal, rhp, University of South Carolina (attended high school in Fairfax Station)
Top 2015 Prospect: Nathan Kirby, lhp, University of Virginia
Top 2016 Prospect: Connor Jones, rhp, University of Virginia

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Justin Upon, SS, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake (2005, Diamondbacks/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Andrew Carraway, rhp, Virginia (12th round, Mariners)
2010 Draft: Jarrett Parker, of, Virginia (2nd round, Giants)
2011 Draft: Danny Hultzen, lhp, Virginia (1st round, Mariners)
2012 Draft: Eddie Butler, rhp, Radford (Supplemental 1st round, Rockies)
2013 Draft: Chad Pinder, ss, Virginia Tech (2nd round, Athletics)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
22/19
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 8/2

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Nick Howard, rhp, University of Virginia (33)
Jacob Bukauskas, rhp, Stone Bridge HS, Ashburn (36)
Derek Fisher, of, University of Virginia (37)
Mike Papi, of/1b, University of Virginia (49)
Nick Wells, lhp, Battlefield HS, Haymarket (142)
Blake Bivens, rhp, George Washington HS, Danville (151)
Brandon Downes, of, University of Virginia (155)
Devon Fisher, c, Western Branch HS, Portsmouth (177)
Ashton Perritt, of/rhp, Liberty University (185)
Derek Casey, rhp, Hanover HS, Mechanicsville (188)
Tommy Doyle, rhp, Flint Hill HS, Vienna (217)
Brandon Cogswell, ss, University of Virginia (241)
Artie Lewicki, rhp, University of Virginia (269)
Mark Zagunis, c, Virginia Tech (331)
Michael Katz, 1b, William & Mary (371)
Ryan Seiz, 3b/1b, Liberty University (394)
Charlie Cody, 3b/rhp, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake (469)



West Virginia

West Virginia State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
College pitching
WEAKNESS: Position players, high school talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
West Virginia
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Potomac State
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Jefferson HS, Shenandoah Junction

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
John Means, lhp, West Virginia University
WILD CARD: Michael Taylor, rhp, Marshall University

Best Out-of-State Prospect, West Virginia Connection:
Trace Dempsey, rhp, Ohio State (attended high school in Huntington)
Top 2015 Prospect: Chase Vogelbach, of, Marshall University
Top 2016 Prospect: Jackson Cramer, 1b/rhp, West Virginia University

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Chris Enochs, RHP, West Virginia University (1997, Athletics/ 1st round, 11th pick)
2009 Draft: Tobias Streich, c, West Virginia (5th round, Twins)
2010 Draft: J.R. Bradley, rhp, Nitro HS (2nd round, Diamondbacks)
2011 Draft: Greg Williams, lhp, Marshall (12th round, Rangers)
2012 Draft: Nathan Minnich, 1b, Shepherd (8th round, Red Sox)
2013 Draft: Aaron Blair, rhp, Marshall University (1st round, Diamondbacks)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
7/3
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Harrison Musgrave, lhp, West Virginia University (206)
John Means, lhp, West Virginia University (361)
Sean Carley, rhp, West Virginia University  (470)

 



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