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2013 Northeast Indoor Showcase



2013 Northeast Indoor Showcase

 



Sunday, January 20
1/21/2013 12:12:44 AM

Zachary Genaway (2015, C/RHP, Patchogue-Medford HS, NY) showcased one of the smoothest line drive swings of the event. His bat speed from the left side, as well as his consistent line drives in game action allowed him to standout, and he was one of the younger hitters in attendance. At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds he also has good present strength and only figures to get stronger. He's a high level follow at the plate.

Jeffrey Henriquez (2013, RHP, New Height Academy, NY) flashed some of the best velocity of the event, touching 85 mph with his fastball and sitting between 81-84 mph consistently. Henriquez also flashed a solid breaking ball at 74 mph.

Lane Ward (2014, RHP/OF, King George HS, VA) got up to 84 mph with his fastball on Sunday with good two-seam run and occasional sink. His arm speed also stood out, as did his sharp 11-5 curveball at 67 mph. 
1/20/2013 11:45:09 PM

Justin Dunn (2013, RHP/IF, Gunnery HS, NY) flashed a one-two combo in his arsenal that was tough to beat on Sunday, showing off a nasty curveball to go along with his fastball. We've seen Dunn as high as 90 mph in the past, so it's safe to say we can expect more than the 82-85 mph we saw on Sunday. He has a very live, fast arm and he clearly looks capable of that type of velocity come spring time. His hard 71-74 mph curveball, however, could be what draws in significant professional attention this spring for this Boston College commit.

Victor Persad (2014 LHP/OF, St. Francis Preparatory, NY) showed one of the quickest arms on display on Sunday, consistently pumping fastball strikes at 80-82 mph. He repeats his delivery well, pitches aggressively in the zone, and spots an outstanding changeup as well as a good 72 mph breaking ball. He's a full fledged three pitch arm that already has a lot of polish.

Alex Knoebel (2015, RHP, Nyack Senior HS, NY) started off slowly in terms of velocity, but eventually built from pitching around 78 mph to touching 84 mph by the end of his outing. He settled in around a 79-82 mph range, but that climb in velocity as he warmed up and how easily he was generating it lead you to believe that we could see even more fastball from him down the road. He's a very young follow, but one with a great deal of upside.


 
1/20/2013 10:48:48 PM

Mike Brambilla (2014, LHP/OF, Cherry Hill HS East, NJ) showcased what ended up being the best fastball velocity of that day on Sunday, topping out at 86 mph and sitting consistently at 84-85 mph. Brambilla also showed off outstanding polish from the left side, spotting a sharp 78 mph breaking ball for strikes and pitching aggressively and intelligently with that live fastball. He is clearly a well schooled southpaw that has the present arsenal to back up his feel for pitching.

Anthony Bonilla (2013, OF/RHP, Farmingdale Senior HS, NY) touched 84 mph with his fastball on Sunday and sat between 81-83. He showed good riding life up in the strike zone, as well as a very good feel for his secondary pitches. His arm speed also stood out, and he'll need to be watched closely.

David Juechter (2015, OF/RHP, Nyack Senior HS, NY) is a name we saw not too long ago in Fort Myers, and based on what he showcased on Sunday in New Jersey his game is improving at a rapid pace. Juechter's top velocity improved by 5 mph, topping out at 82 mph during Sunday's action, and the life on that fastball also stood out. He's still very young and will need to be watched very closely, as he figures to continue improving.

Connell Boyle (2015, C, Science Hill HS, TN) was one of the offensive standouts of Sunday's action, showed good quickness in his hands and some hard line drive contact. He has a strong, athletic frame frame that also fits well behind the plate. His receiving skills and offensive upside make him a player to watch closely in the near future.


 
1/20/2013 1:07:33 PM

The following members of the Steel team stood out during their round of batting practice at the NE Indoor Showcase.

Mohamed Jaafar (2014, OF, St Peter Prep, NJ) showed a simple swing with good bat speed, has line drive swing plane and made solid contact through out the round.

Kimani Simmons (2014, OF, Paramus Catholic HS, NJ) athletic build, aggressive swing with bat speed, ball jumped off bat when centered up.

Dominic D'Alessandro (2015, 3B, Glassboro, NJ) has a line drive swing plane with good bat speed, short to the ball and showed pop as the ball jumped off his barrel. 
1/20/2013 12:59:23 PM

The following players stood out during their batting practice at the NE Indoor Showcase.

Shane Donnely (2013, C/3B, Penncrest HS, PA) has a nice line drive swing plane with good bat speed, ball jumps off bat when centered up.

Daniel McEvoy (2015, MIF/OF, Westhampton Beach Senior, NY) has a nice short quick swing with good bat speed, does good job staying inside baseball.

Jason Polgano (2014, 1B/OF, Cardinal Spellman, NY) showed a nice line drive swing with bat speed, let the ball get deep in stance and hits ball to all fields. 
1/20/2013 12:57:40 PM

The following players stood out during their batting practice at the NE Indoor Showcase.

Shane Donnely (2013, C/3B, Penncrest HS, PA) has a nice line drive swing plane with good bat speed, ball jumps off bat when centered up.

Daniel McEvoy (2015, MIF/OF, Westhampton Beach Senior, NY) has a nice short quick swing with good bat speed, does good job staying inside baseball.

Jason Polgano (2014, 1B/OF, Cardinal Spellman, NY) showed a nice line drive swing with bat speed, let the ball get deep in stance and hits ball to all fields. 
1/20/2013 12:43:16 PM

The following players stood out for the Orange team during their batting practice at the NE Indoor showcase.

Mike Brambilla (2014, LHP/OF, Cherry Hill High-East, NJ) took the most impressive batting practice squaring up balls and driving the ball all over the cage, he shows a quick aggressive swing with good bat speed.

Connell Boyle (2015, C, Science Hill, TN) showed a nice aggressive swing with good leverage, has good bat speed and makes solid contact.

Max Goione (2015, MIF, Rumson-Fair Haven HS, NJ) took a solid round of batting practice, showing an aggressive swing with good bat speed and a line drive swing plane with lift.


 
Saturday, January 19
1/19/2013 4:49:30 PM

James Venuto (2014, C, Dexter HS, MA) looks strong at the plate and has some present power, but he looks even more impressive behind the plate. He stood out as a receiver in game action, showing off soft hands and sound actions. Venuto is a very high level follow on the strength of these defensive skills.

Jack Laudani (2014, RHP, Smithtown East HS NY) showcased one of the best fastballs of the day on Saturday, touching 85 mph consistently and sitting comfortably between 82-84. There are a lot of moving parts to his delivery, but he did a good job of repeating it and showed outstanding arm speed. He also displayed one of the day's sharpest curveballs, flashing 12-6 break at 67-71 mph.

Chris Bachman (2013, 3B, Manvel HS, TX) looked like one of the more fundamentally sound hitters on Saturday, consistently making hard contact and showing quickness in his hands on the inside pitch. 

 
1/19/2013 4:28:08 PM

Phillip Pimble (2014, OF/LHP, Archbishop Stepinac, NY) took some of the best game swings during Saturday's game action. He was short and quick to the baseball, showing good bat speed and some lift on the pitch down and in. He also appears to have present strength and an idea of how to approach an at-bat. He's a left-handed bat that has to be followed very closely.

Matthew Bartnik (2015, LHP/1B, Sachem HS East, NY) touched 82 mph with his fastball on Saturday, and given how young he is and his 6-foot-2, projectable frame he's going to have to be monitored very closely. His arm works very free and easy, and flashes some good natural cut on his fastball as well. 

Simon Gravel (2013, C/RHP, Marie Mediatrice, QC) was arguably the most dynamic looking hitter in game action on Saturday, hitting some of the loudest line drives of the day to his pull side. Gravel has some moving parts to his setup, but he gets to the ball inside very quickly and shows outstanding raw strength. Gravel also showed some good tools behind the plate and touched 82 mph on the mound. 
1/19/2013 4:05:40 PM

Adam Laskey (2016, LHP/OF Haddon Heights Jr-Sr, NJ) took the mound as one of the event's youngest players, but also showed some of the best upside. Laskey threw a lively 74 mph fastball, and while that velocity may not standout now, he figures to be able to add significant velocity as he matures and fills out. His pitchability and feel for his 67 mph curveball were also extremely impressive. This is a very young left-handed arm with a lot of potential if he can add strength in the next few years.

Zack Kesterson (2015, SS/RHP, Notre Dame Junior-Senior HS, NY) could take home the title of most complete player at day one of this year's event. After showing smooth infield actions earlier in the day, Kesterson impressed on the mound and at the plate against live competition. He showed off good bat speed, as well as some natural lift and pull side power. He also hung in on a sharp right-handed break ball, hitting a scorching line drive back through the box. On the mound, Kesterson sat 83-85 mph mph with his fastball, showing outstanding life through the zone from a difficult three-quarter arm angle. He's a high upside two way athlete that has to be followed very closely. 

Michael Amandola (2015, C/3B, North Babylon HS, NY) took some of the better game action hacks of the day, showing a quick bat and some pull side power. His approach also looks very sound.

Adam Thompson (2013, OF/RHP, Bay Shore HS, NY) reached 81 mph with his fastball from a simple, compact delivery. His arm action looks smooth and clean and there should be some more velocity on the way. 
1/19/2013 1:02:42 PM

The Gold team was the final team to take batting practice and the following players stood out during their round.

Colin Gibbons-Fly (2013, SS, Mercersburg Academy, MD) took a solid round of batting practice, showing an aggressive line drive swing with lift.

Michael Amandola (2015, C, North Babylon HS, NY) has an aggressive swing, quick bat, uses backside well, line drive swing plane with lift.

Kyle Harris (2014, RHP, All Hallows, NY)  the Pitcher Only jumped in to take a few hacks and didn't disappoint, showing a line drive swing with occasional solid contact, bat stays in the zone a long time. 
1/19/2013 12:44:33 PM

The following players stood out for the Maroon Team during their round in the cage at the Northeast Indoor showcase.

Joseph Sanchez (2014, 1B  Mercersburg Academy, PA) had the best round of BP on the day showing a very solid aggressive swing that the ball would explode off.  Showed very good balance, high level follow with bat. 

Phillip Pimble (OF, 2014, Archbishop Stepinac, NY)  If Reyes took the best BP on the day, Pimble may have taking the second best on the day as the left handed hitter squared up balls consistently with his line drive swing and good bat speed.  Ball really jump off bat when centered up.

John Reyes (3B, 2014, Father Judge HS, PA) took a very good round  of BP at the event, has a short aggressive line drive swing plane with lift.


 
1/19/2013 12:29:40 PM

White Team Batting Practice Highlights.

The following members of the White team stood out during their round of batting practice at the Northeast Indoor Showcase.

Nicolas Berger (2015, OF, Don Bosco HS, NJ) showed an aggressive line drive swing plane with good bat speed making good contact throughout his round of batting practice.

Ryan DeWalt (2015, INF, Germantown Academy, PA) has a very aggressive swing, has loose hands, shows really good bat speed and knows how to generate some power with his backside.

Mike Pascoe (2016, SS, Arlington HS, NY) has good hitting tools and a solid approach for his age. Line drive swing plane with mid to opposite field approach, good contact approach.

James Venuto (2014, C, Dexter, MA) has an aggressive line drive swing and good bat speed, makes solid contact and hits the ball to all fields.