2013 National Showcase

 

Top Catcher Pop Times (All Teams) >>
  

6/17/2013 8:51:32 PM

NamePopGradSchoolCitySt
Alex Jackson 1.75 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Ryan Miller 1.78 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Andrew Sharpe 1.78 2014   Odenton MD
Hunter Taylor 1.79 2014 Nandua Onley VA
Ryan McCullers 1.80 2014 Jesuit Tampa FL
Tim Susnara 1.80 2014 St Francis Redwood City CA
Joe Barlow 1.82 2014 Riverton Riverton UT
Dominick Cammarata 1.82 2014 T C Roberson Asheville NC
Kainoa Harrison 1.82 2014 Punahou Kailua HI
Griffin Helms 1.85 2014 Norcross Duluth GA
Zack Plunkett 1.85 2014 Bell Hurst TX
Benito Santiago 1.85 2014 Coral Springs Christian Academ Pembroke Pines FL
Colton Shaver 1.85 2014 Jordan Riverton UT
John Jones 1.87 2014 East River Orlando FL
Chase Vallot 1.87 2014 St Thomas More Youngsville LA
Blake Wiggins 1.88 2014 Pulaski Academy Little Rock AR
Darren Miller 1.89 2014 Key West Key West FL
Tommy Pincin 1.89 2014 Upland Upland CA
Michael Arroyo 1.90 2014 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Ponce PR
Bryce Carter 1.90 2014 Cascia Hall Preparatory Tulsa OK
Daniel Wasinger 1.90 2014 Eastlake El Paso TX
Handsome Monica 1.91 2014 St. Paul`s Mandeville LA
Michael Rivera 1.91 2014 Venice Senior Venice FL
Tyler Martin 1.92 2014 North Cobb Acworth GA
Aaron Rzucidlo 1.92 2014 Walton Marietta GA
Slade Heggen 1.93 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Simeon Lucas 1.93 2014 Grant Community Ingleside IL
Jonah Girand 1.94 2014 Lake Highland Prep Maitland FL
Jose Lopez 1.94 2014 King Tampa FL
Michael McCann 1.94 2014 Cedar Ridge Round Rock TX
Jakson Reetz 1.94 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Ryder Ryan 1.94 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Riley Jackson 1.95 2014 Lexington Catholic Lexington KY
Trey Turner 1.96 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Cole Bedford 1.97 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Colby Fitch 1.97 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Spencer Levine 1.97 2014 Miami Killian Senior Miami FL
Dakota Robbins 1.97 2014 Westminster Christian Miami FL
Brandon Chapman 1.98 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Michael Cantu 1.99 2014 Corpus Christi Moody Corpus Christi TX
Tanner Gragg 1.99 2014 Blue Valley West Overland Park KS
Miles Lewis 2.00 2014 Hudson Hudson WI
James Morisano 2.00 2014 Staten Island Academy Staten Island NY
Brent Diaz 2.01 2014 Gulliver Schools Miami FL
Seth Mullis 2.03 2014 Wakeland Frisco TX
Lucas Halstead 2.08 2014 Monte Vista Alamo CA
Top Catcher Velocities (All Teams) >>
  

6/17/2013 8:49:01 PM

NameCGradSchoolCitySt
Alex Jackson 91 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Chase Vallot 89 2014 St Thomas More Youngsville LA
Tanner Gragg 85 2014 Blue Valley West Overland Park KS
Lucas Halstead 84 2014 Monte Vista Alamo CA
Kainoa Harrison 84 2014 Punahou Kailua HI
Simeon Lucas 84 2014 Grant Community Ingleside IL
Jakson Reetz 84 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Hunter Taylor 84 2014 Nandua Onley VA
Cole Bedford 83 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Ryder Ryan 83 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Benito Santiago 83 2014 Coral Springs Christian Academ Pembroke Pines FL
Tim Susnara 83 2014 St Francis Redwood City CA
Ryan Miller 82 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Handsome Monica 82 2014 St. Paul`s Mandeville LA
Aaron Rzucidlo 82 2014 Walton Marietta GA
Andrew Sharpe 82 2014   Odenton MD
Joe Barlow 81 2014 Riverton Riverton UT
Colby Fitch 81 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Slade Heggen 81 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Trey Turner 81 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Michael Arroyo 80 2014 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Ponce PR
Michael McCann 80 2014 Cedar Ridge Round Rock TX
Darren Miller 80 2014 Key West Key West FL
Michael Rivera 80 2014 Venice Senior Venice FL
Top 1B Velocities (All Teams) >>
  

6/17/2013 8:47:29 PM

Name1BGradSchoolCitySt
David Michael Burkhalter 90 2014 Ruston Ruston LA
Braxton Davidson 88 2014 T C Roberson Arden NC
Bobby Bradley 87 2014 Harrison Central Gulfport MS
Kel Johnson 86 2014 Home School Palmetto GA
Noah Sadler 86 2014 Mukwonago Mukwonago WI
Hunter Williams 86 2014 Cosby Chesterfield VA
Austin Edens 85 2014 St. Michael the Archangel Baton Rouge LA
Michael Mediavilla 85 2014 Mater Academy Charter Hialeah FL
Hunter Parkinson 85 2014 Soquel Aptos CA
Ryan Castellani 84 2014 Brophy College Preparatory Phoenix AZ
Connor McMann 84 2014 Liberty Christian Flower Mound TX
Justin Bellinger 83 2014 St Sebastians Weston MA
Francisco DeJesus 83 2014 Mckinney Boyd McKinney TX
David Peterson 83 2014 Regis Jesuit Denver CO
JJ Matijevic 81 2014 Norwin North Huntingdon PA
Willie Rios 79 2014 St Bernard Waterford CT
Jeremy Vasquez 79 2014 Martin County Palm City FL
Josh Ockimey 78 2014 Sts John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic Philadelphia PA
Reagan Todd 76 2014 Regis Jesuit Centennial CO
Dash Winningham 76 2014 Trinity Catholic Ocala FL
Jack Thompson 74 2014 Milton Alpharetta GA
Top Infield Velocities (All Teams) >>
  

6/17/2013 8:44:30 PM

NameIFGradSchoolCitySt
Nicholas Gordon 94 2014 Olympia Windermere FL
Jonathan Ducoff 93 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Scott Hurst 93 2014 Bishop Amat Glendora CA
Jake Jarvis 93 2014 Klein Collins Spring TX
Shane Benes 92 2014 Westminster Christian Academy Town and Country MO
Jared Datoc 92 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Max Ponzurick 92 2014 Greensburg Central Greensburg PA
Zach Shannon 92 2014 Anderson Cincinnati OH
Hunter Tackett 92 2014 Anderson County Heiskell TN
Michael Chavis 91 2014 Sprayberry Marietta GA
Josh Morgan 91 2014 Orange County Lutheran Corona CA
Jared Walker 91 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Taylor Walls 91 2014 Crisp County Cordele GA
Chris Bec 90 2014 John A. Ferguson Miami FL
Ryan Day 90 2014 Los Osos Phelan CA
Tommy DeJuneas 90 2014 Providence Charlotte NC
Ray Hutchinson 90 2014 Holden Holden LA
Darren Miller 90 2014 Key West Key West FL
Alexis Pantojas 90 2014 PRBAHS Vega Alta PR
Jake Westphal 90 2014 East Sioux City IA
Bobby Bradley 89 2014 Harrison Central Gulfport MS
Montrell Marshall 89 2014 South Gwinnett Snellville GA
Ryder Ryan 89 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Justin Twine 89 2014 Hemphill Hemphill TX
Jack Benninghoff 88 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Sean Bouchard 88 2014 Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Tristan Hildebrandt 88 2014 Esperanza Yorba Linda CA
Brigham Hill 88 2014 Nacogdoches Nacogdoches TX
Taylor Lane 88 2014 Great Bridge Chesapeake VA
Kirvin Moesquit 88 2014 Highlands Christian Academy Deerfield Beach FL
Liam Sabino 88 2014 Blair Academy East Stroudsburg PA
Cole Tucker 88 2014 Mountain Pointe Phoenix AZ
Dylan Busby 87 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Grayson Byrd 87 2014 Kings Ridge Christian Milton GA
Blake Cairnes 87 2014 Hiram Douglasville GA
Jack Flaherty 87 2014 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA
Keith Grieshaber 87 2014 Marquette Sr. Chesterfield MO
Dalton Guthrie 87 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Trey Harris 87 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Ryan Lillard 87 2014 Urbandale Urbandale IA
Yamil Pagan 87 2014 PRBAHS Juncos PR
Milton Ramos 87 2014 Florida Christian Hialeah Gardens FL
Kevin Rivera 87 2014 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Barceloneta PR
Tristan Rojas 87 2014 James Monroe Bronx NY
Charlie Cody 86 2014 Great Bridge Chesapeake VA
Joseph Dunand 86 2014 Gulliver Schools Miami FL
Luke Dykstra 86 2014 Westlake Thousand Oaks CA
Jack Gerstenmaier 86 2014 Freeman Richmond VA
Trace Loehr 86 2014 Putnam Milwaukie OR
Blake Wiggins 86 2014 Pulaski Academy Little Rock AR
Tate Blackman 85 2014 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
Gregory Deichmann 85 2014 Brother Martin Metairie LA
Grant Fennell 85 2014 Scripps Ranch San Diego CA
Brooks Kennedy 85 2014 South Mecklenburg Charlotte NC
Jordan Pearce 85 2014 El Camino Oceanside CA
Colton Shaver 85 2014 Jordan Riverton UT
Top Outfield Velocities (All Teams) >>
  

6/17/2013 8:41:28 PM

NameOFGradSchoolCitySt
Michael Gettys 100 2014 Gainesville Gainesville GA
Scott Hurst 99 2014 Bishop Amat Glendora CA
Dalton Ewing 98 2014 Milton Alpharetta GA
Alex Jackson 98 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Monte Harrison 97 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Gage Burland 96 2014 East Valley Otis Orchards WA
Marco A. Rivera Rios 96 2014 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Vega Alta PR
Zach Shannon 96 2014 Anderson Cincinnati OH
Alex Verdugo 96 2014 Sahuaro Tucson AZ
Jack Benninghoff 95 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Jonathan Ducoff 95 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Trey Turner 95 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Jared Walker 95 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Brady Aiken 94 2014 Cathedral Catholic Cardiff by the Sea CA
Luis Alvarado 94 2014 Montverde Academy Salinas PR
Kevin Bryant Jr 94 2014 Wade Hampton Taylors SC
Reese Cooley 94 2014 Fleming Island Fleming Island FL
Darius Day 94 2014 Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Ryan Miller 94 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Max Ponzurick 94 2014 Greensburg Central Greensburg PA
Andrew Shaps 94 2014 Chaparral Paradise Valley AZ
Alex Abbott 93 2014 Tift County Tifton GA
Carl Chester 93 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Roberto Gonzalez 93 2014 University Orlando FL
Jeren Kendall 93 2014 Holmen Holmen WI
Ryder Ryan 93 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Adam Seibert 93 2014 Episcopal Academy West Chester PA
Steven Wells 93 2014 Key West Key West FL
Michael Arroyo 92 2014 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Ponce PR
Braxton Davidson 92 2014 T C Roberson Arden NC
Tommy DeJuneas 92 2014 Providence Charlotte NC
Stone Garrett 92 2014 George Ranch Sugarland TX
Derek Hill 92 2014 Elk Grove Sacramento CA
Broderick (Brodie) Leftridge 92 2014 St. John's College Prep Highland MD
Jon Littell 92 2014 Stillwater Stillwater OK
Wyatt Marks 92 2014 St Thomas More Lafayette LA
Justin Smith 92 2014 Bartram Trail St Johns FL
Jonathan Teaney 92 2014 Quartz Hill Palmdale CA
Marcus Wilson 92 2014 Junipero Serra Los Angeles CA
Quinn Brodey 91 2014 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Adam Haseley 91 2014 The First Academy Windermere FL
Carson Jackson 91 2014 Melbourne Senior West Melbourne FL
Spencer Levine 91 2014 Miami Killian Senior Miami FL
Noah Sadler 91 2014 Mukwonago Mukwonago WI
Joey Swinarski 91 2014 The First Academy Winter Park FL
Hunter Tackett 91 2014 Anderson County Heiskell TN
Brandon Vicens 91 2014 Archbishop Edward Mccarthy Miami Lakes FL
Chris Bec 90 2014 John A. Ferguson Miami FL
Dylan Busby 90 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Michael Chavis 90 2014 Sprayberry Marietta GA
Jared Janczak 90 2014 Belton Temple TX
Kel Johnson 90 2014 Home School Palmetto GA
Felix Osorio 90 2013 Colegio el Dahia Santiago DOM
Matthew Railey 90 2014 North Florida Christian Tallahassee FL
Duke Stunkel 90 2014 William T. Dwyer Palm Beach Gardens FL
Trevor Tinder 90 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Cole Tucker 90 2014 Mountain Pointe Phoenix AZ
Drew Wharton 90 2014 Peachtree Ridge Suwanee GA
Khevin Brewer 89 2014 Travis Richmond TX
Denz'l Chapman 89 2014 Serra Los Angeles CA
Evan Dougherty 89 2014 Bishop Verot Fort Myers FL
Caleb Potter 89 2014 Mentor Mentor OH
TJ Riles 89 2014 Woodland Ellenwood GA
Alex Aristy 88 2014 Home school Loxahatchee FL
Grayson Byrd 88 2014 Kings Ridge Christian Milton GA
Bryce Dyrda 88 2014 Oakdale Oakdale CA
Trenton Kemp 88 2014 Buchanan Clovis CA
Raphael Ramirez 88 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Kevin Reyes 88 2014   Jacksonville FL
Hunter Williams 88 2014 Cosby Chesterfield VA
Top 60 Times (All Teams) >>
  

6/17/2013 8:39:48 PM

Name60GradSchoolCitySt
Carl Chester 6.28 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Denz'l Chapman 6.31 2014 Serra Los Angeles CA
Jack Flaherty 6.37 2014 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA
Michael Gettys 6.43 2014 Gainesville Gainesville GA
Derek Hill 6.44 2014 Elk Grove Sacramento CA
Matthew Collins 6.46 2014 Memorial Houston TX
Trenton Kemp 6.46 2014 Buchanan Clovis CA
Stone Garrett 6.47 2014 George Ranch Sugarland TX
Troy Stokes 6.47 2014 Calvert Hall College Baltimore MD
Giovanni Abreu 6.49 2014 George Washington New York NY
Jeren Kendall 6.49 2014 Holmen Holmen WI
Marcus Wilson 6.50 2014 Junipero Serra Los Angeles CA
Adam Haseley 6.51 2014 The First Academy Windermere FL
Darius Day 6.52 2014 Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Fernando Garcia 6.52 2014   Jacksonville FL
Justin Twine 6.52 2014 Hemphill Hemphill TX
Brooks Kennedy 6.53 2014 South Mecklenburg Charlotte NC
Milton Ramos 6.53 2014 Florida Christian Hialeah Gardens FL
Joe Gillette 6.54 2014 Scotts Valley Scotts Valley CA
Broderick (Brodie) Leftridge 6.54 2014 St. John's College Prep Highland MD
Imani Willis 6.54 2014 Campbell Marietta GA
Yamil Pagan 6.55 2014 PRBAHS Juncos PR
Raphael Ramirez 6.55 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Tia'quan Forbes 6.56 2014 Columbia High School Columbia MS
Tristan Rojas 6.57 2014 James Monroe Bronx NY
Josh Davis 6.58 2014 Union Tulsa OK
Zach Jancarski 6.58 2014 Chestnut Hill Academy East Norriton PA
Armett Johnson 6.58 2014 Crespi Carmelite Los Angeles CA
Marco A. Rivera Rios 6.59 2014 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Vega Alta PR
Riley Jackson 6.60 2014 Lexington Catholic Lexington KY
Charlie Cody 6.62 2014 Great Bridge Chesapeake VA
Alex Aristy 6.63 2014 Home school Loxahatchee FL
Reese Cooley 6.63 2014 Fleming Island Fleming Island FL
Trey Harris 6.63 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Scott Hurst 6.63 2014 Bishop Amat Glendora CA
Evan Dougherty 6.64 2014 Bishop Verot Fort Myers FL
Dalton Ewing 6.64 2014 Milton Alpharetta GA
Jack Gerstenmaier 6.64 2014 Freeman Richmond VA
Tate Blackman 6.65 2014 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
Max George 6.65 2014 Regis Jesuit Parker CO
Monte Harrison 6.65 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Kirvin Moesquit 6.65 2014 Highlands Christian Academy Deerfield Beach FL
Sean Bouchard 6.66 2014 Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Carson Jackson 6.67 2014 Melbourne Senior West Melbourne FL
Justin Smith 6.67 2014 Bartram Trail St Johns FL
Michael Chavis 6.68 2014 Sprayberry Marietta GA
Nicholas Gordon 6.68 2014 Olympia Windermere FL
Kevin Williams 6.68 2014 American Senior Miramar FL
Chris Bec 6.69 2014 John A. Ferguson Miami FL
Jonathan Ducoff 6.69 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Mijon Cummings 6.70 2014 Steinbrenner Lutz FL
Griffin Helms 6.70 2014 Norcross Duluth GA
Alexis Pantojas 6.70 2014 PRBAHS Vega Alta PR
Roberto Gonzalez 6.71 2014 University Orlando FL
Dylan Busby 6.72 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Gregory Deichmann 6.72 2014 Brother Martin Metairie LA
Jake Jarvis 6.72 2014 Klein Collins Spring TX
Garrett McCain 6.72 2014 Wylie East High School Lavon TX
Tommy Pincin 6.72 2014 Upland Upland CA
Trey Turner 6.72 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Quinn Brodey 6.73 2014 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Caleb Potter 6.73 2014 Mentor Mentor OH
Joey Swinarski 6.73 2014 The First Academy Winter Park FL
Kevin Bryant Jr 6.74 2014 Wade Hampton Taylors SC
Wyatt Marks 6.74 2014 St Thomas More Lafayette LA
TJ Riles 6.74 2014 Woodland Ellenwood GA
Grayson Byrd 6.75 2014 Kings Ridge Christian Milton GA
Kevin Buckley 6.76 2014 King Tampa FL
Slade Heggen 6.76 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Trace Loehr 6.77 2014 Putnam Milwaukie OR
John Thomas Mauldin 6.77 2014 St Michael's Baton Rouge LA
Shane Benes 6.78 2014 Westminster Christian Academy Town and Country MO
Ryan Lillard 6.78 2014 Urbandale Urbandale IA
Dale Burdick 6.79 2014 Summit Spring Hill TN
Ryan Miller 6.79 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Benito Santiago 6.79 2014 Coral Springs Christian Academ Pembroke Pines FL
Trevor Wood 6.80 2014 Dublin Dexter GA
Khevin Brewer 6.81 2014 Travis Richmond TX
Cole Tucker 6.81 2014 Mountain Pointe Phoenix AZ
Jared Janczak 6.82 2014 Belton Temple TX
Jon Littell 6.82 2014 Stillwater Stillwater OK
Mathew Annunziata 6.83 2014 Eastport-South Manor Manorville NY
Jack Benninghoff 6.83 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Alex Jackson 6.83 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Fenway Parks 6.83 2014 Spanish River Community Boca Raton FL
Hunter Tackett 6.83 2014 Anderson County Heiskell TN
Cole Bedford 6.84 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Gage Burland 6.84 2014 East Valley Otis Orchards WA
Taylor Lane 6.85 2014 Great Bridge Chesapeake VA
Alex Verdugo 6.85 2014 Sahuaro Tucson AZ
Tommy DeJuneas 6.86 2014 Providence Charlotte NC
Clarke Schmidt 6.87 2014 Allatoona Acworth GA
Brandon Vicens 6.87 2014 Archbishop Edward Mccarthy Miami Lakes FL
Miles Lewis 6.88 2014 Hudson Hudson WI
Sam Proctor 6.88 2014 IMG Academy Sarasota FL
Dalton Guthrie 6.89 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Josh Morgan 6.89 2014 Orange County Lutheran Corona CA
Max Ponzurick 6.90 2014 Greensburg Central Greensburg PA
Jakson Reetz 6.90 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Liam Sabino 6.90 2014 Blair Academy East Stroudsburg PA
Taylor Walls 6.90 2014 Crisp County Cordele GA
Blaze Bohall 6.91 2014 Mountain Ridge Glendale AZ
Devon Ortiz 6.91 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Spencer Adams 6.92 2014 White County Cleveland GA
Will Johnson 6.92 2014 North Atlanta (IB Program) Atlanta GA
Donald "DJ" Peters 6.92 2014 Glendora Glendora CA
Luke Bonfield 6.93 2014 Immaculata Skillman NJ
Logan Warmoth 6.93 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Zachary Warren 6.93 2014 St Augustine Preparatory Vineland NJ
Drew Wharton 6.93 2014 Peachtree Ridge Suwanee GA
Montrell Marshall 6.94 2014 South Gwinnett Snellville GA
Grant Fennell 6.95 2014 Scripps Ranch San Diego CA
Keith Grieshaber 6.95 2014 Marquette Sr. Chesterfield MO
Trevor Tinder 6.95 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Tristan Hildebrandt 6.96 2014 Esperanza Yorba Linda CA
Oscar Prioleau 6.96 2014 Grady Fairburn GA
Kevin Reyes 6.96 2014   Jacksonville FL
Bryce Dyrda 6.97 2014 Oakdale Oakdale CA
Kel Johnson 6.97 2014 Home School Palmetto GA
Brendan Spagnuolo 6.98 2014 Chaminade Massapequa NY
Luke Dykstra 6.99 2014 Westlake Thousand Oaks CA
Game 18 Vegas Gold vs Texas Orange >>
  

6/17/2013 8:35:24 PM

Starting the final game of the 2013 National Showcase was Grant Schneider, a 6-foot-3 right handed pitcher from Lake Travis High School in Austin, TX. An Arizona State University commit, Schneider ran his fastball up to 90 mph, sitting 85-88 mph in his two innings of work. Throughout those two innings, Schneider showed a feel for a slider at 78, a curveball up to 70, and flashed a solid change-up at 74 mph, striking out 3 batters.

TX Orange sent out Kevin (Alex) Shelton to throw after Grant Schneider, who pumped his fastball to 88 mph, sat 86-88. Working quickly through his first inning, Shelton continued the trend, striking out the first batter he faced and getting the next to pop out to center field. Shelton also featured a slider at 78 mph and a curveball at 75 mph showing a feel for both.

Zack Shannon came in to the the fifth inning for the Texas Orange team, despite being a member of the Vegas Gold team and hitting for them too. Having already shown arm strength from the outfield, hitting 96 mph, Shannon delivered a 93 mph fastball with his first pitch and backed it up with a 79-81 mph slider, with good break. On the last pitch of the inning, Shannon shattered that hitters bat with a 94 mph fastball on the inside black.

Coming in after Shannon was Dan Serreino, a right-handed pitcher from Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson, NJ. A strong, athletic frame, Serreino flashed a fastball in the upper 80's, touching 91 mph, and an 11/5 curveball at 74/75 which he showed a very good feel for and a change-up at 81 mph. 

Closing out the game for Texas Orange was Connor McMann, a right-handed pitcher from Liberty Christian in Flower Mound, TX. Throwing 83-87 with his fastball, McMann throw from a 3/4 arm slot and worked a quick 8th inning, having a 1-2-3 inning, and flashing a 73 mph curveball.

Jose Lopez led off the bottom the fourth with the second homerun of the National Showcase, a shot to left field that sounded good when it left the bat. He also showed athletic actions behind the plate and a strong arm, throwing out a runner at second base.

BJ White made a spectacular play to end the top of the sixth inning, chasing down a hard hit line drive tailing away from him, fully extending and making the play, showing off some very good athleticism.

Taylor Walls made a very nice play to end the seventh inning, sliding up the middle, getting to his feet and making the throw across. 


Starting for the Vegas Gold team was Justus Sheffield, the younger brother of 2012 Perfect Game All American Jordan. Throwing from a 3/4 arm slot, Sheffield, a left-handed pitcher, showed a very loose arm and good life on his fastball which he ran up to 92 mph, sitting 90-92 in his two innings on the mound. In order to pick up the game high in strikeouts, 4, Sheffield used a four pitch mix; a curveball up to 78 mph, a change-up also at 78 mph with good fade and a slider which he got up to 81 mph.

Vegas Gold left hander Mitch Stallings came on to work the third and fourth innings, throwing from a 3/4 arm angle. A medium frame with projectability as he fills out, Stallings worked in the mid-80's touching 87 mph with his fastball and a slider at 80 mph, which he used to strike out the first batter he faced. Stallings attacked the zone, throwing a lot of strikes knee high and flashed a curveball at 70 mph and change-up at 69 mph. He also showed a good, deceptive pick off move. 

Following Stallings was Michael Rodgers, a 6-foot-3 right handed pitcher from Houston, TX. A big, athletic frame, Rodgers got his fastball up to 89 in his first inning of work, sitting 85-89 and showed some good cut on his fastball at times, flashing a change-up at 78 mph. Rodgers worked downhill well in the second inning and showed the ability to miss bats and throw to corners.

Closing out the game for Vegas Gold was Luis Martinez, a big, strong right hander from Santa Isabel, PR. Martinez threw from a 3/4 arm slot, sitting 83-85 on his fastball, showing some arm side run and picking up a strikeout on the second batter he faced. He also flashed a curveball with some break at 65 mph. To start the second inning, a quick one for Martinez, he struck out the first batter he faced and got two quick pop ups.
Game 17 Red vs White >>
  

6/17/2013 2:07:14 PM

Starting the game for Red was Justin Farrar, a left-handed pitcher from Missouri City, TX. Throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle, Farrar saw his fastball climb up to 87 mph, sitting in the range of 83-86 mph. Picking up two strikeouts in his two innings of work, Farrar also showed a curveball that touched 75 mph with 11/5 break.

Following Farrar was Sixto Torres, a tall left handed pitcher from Arlington Country Day High School in Florida. Running his fastball up to 84, sitting in the low 80's. With room to fill on his frame, Torres threw from a high 3/4 arm  angle and showed a curveball with 11/5 break, sitting in the high 60's. He collected 2 strikeouts during his time on the mound, using an upper 60's change-up to help keep batters off balance. 

Throwing two innings was Lake Dabney, a 6-foot-6 right handed pitcher from Driftwood, TX who ran his fastball up to 88 mph. Settling into the 84-86 range with his fastball, Dabney showed some life on his fastball and some downhill, picking up a couple strikeouts in his 2 innings. Dabney also threw a slider at 81 mph and really showed a feel for his mid-70's change-up, which he threw frequently.

Ryan Miller threw the 7th inning for Red and got his fastball up to 89 mph, sitting 86-88. A primary catcher who showed good arm strength from behind the plate, the Florida Atlantic commit showed a slider at 81 mph coming from a 3/4 arm angle and an up tempo delivery.

The final pitcher for the Red team was Jared Janczack, a primary outfielder from Temple, TX. Committed to TCU, Janczack threw 88/89 on all his fastballs and showed a curveball at 75 with 11/5 break. Janczack has an athletic build and a quick arm, able to pick up 1 strike out in his one inning of work. 


Luke Dykstra picked up a big hit, a triple down the right field line, eventually coming in to score a run.

Grayson Byrd also chipped in, smacking a double up the middle, plating two runs for the Red team. 

Starting the game for White was Mac Marshall, a left handed pitcher who lived up to the hype surrounding him prior to the event. Running his fastball up to 94 mph in the first inning, Marshall showed three very good pitches with his fastball, a curveball in the upper-70's, touching 79, and a change-up up to 81 mph. Marshall gets downhill very well and kept all his pitches low, showing a quick arm and struck out 5 batters in his two innings.

After Marshall was Reece Eddins, coming from Lee's Summit, MO and is committed to the University of Nebraska. Throwing with a projectable frame, Eddins got his fastball up to 88 mph and showed some 2-seam run on it. Throwing a curveball with 11/5 break in the low-70's, Eddins showed some arm speed and struck out four batters in his two innings of work.

Throwing the fifth and sixth innings was Logan Moseley, who threw from a high 3/4 arm slot and showed that he could repeat his delivery. Moseley allowed one hit in his first inning of work and struck out a couple batters, using a fastball that was up to 83, a slider up to 77 and a change up at 74.

Closing up the game for White was Jake Westphal, a right handed pitcher from Sioux City, IA. A Tennessee commit, Westphal ran his fastball up to 88 mph, sitting 85-87 in his two innings of work, flashing a low 80's change-up and a curveball at 71 mph. His curveball had 11/5 break on it and showed the ability to spot his change-up.

Khevin Brewer had a good day at the plate, hitting a single to right center field and followed that at bat up with a stand up double on a hard hit ball to right-center field.

Jack Gerstenmaier continued his hot hitting, having now safely hit in all three games of the National Showcase.

Reese Cooley showed some speed on the bases, picking up 3 stolen bases.
Game 16 Royal vs Steel >>
  

6/17/2013 11:25:45 AM

Starting the final day of the National Showcase for the Steel team was Casey Lenoch, a right-handed pitcher from the state of Georgia. Throwing side arm, Lenoch was able to get his fastball up to 86 mph in the first and had some very good arm side run on the pitch. Mixing in a change-up at 78 mph, Lenoch was able to keep batters off balance throughout his two innings of work, and like his fastball, the change-up showed some good life, having some fade and sink. He also featured a curveball at 71 mph and picked up two strikeouts in his first inning of work.

Coming in next for the Steel team to pitch was Kaleb Roper who plays attends Archbishop Rummel in Kenner, LA. Throwing from a 3/4 arm slot, Roper showed clean mechanics and the ability to repeat them. Running his fastball up to 90 mph, Roper sat 86-89 in the first inning, showing a change-up at 79/81 mph and also an 11/5 curveball, which had some good break, touching 74 mph.

Six-foot-three left-hander Hunter Van Horn came in to throw the fifth and sixth innings for the Steel team. Running his fastball up to 89 mph, working 86-89 mph on the pitch, Van Horn worked downhill well, throwing from a 3/4 arm angle. Van Horn showed a curveball that touched 74 mph and ranged 70-73 mph, as well as a change-up that was at 80/81, striking out 2 in his two innings of work.

Throwing the final two innings of the game for Steel was Jayson Rose, a right-handed pitcher from California.  Rose had a very quick inning, only needing 8 pitches to get out of his first inning and that included a strike out of the second batter he faced. In his second inning of work, Rose got his fastball up to 88, sitting 85/87 mph and also threw a change-up at 79 mph as well as a curveball at 70/72 mph. The two hits that Rose gave up were not barreled up and due to his threw pitch mix and movement on fastball

Zach Jancarski started the game off with a very nice defensive play, putting his head down and sprinting back to his right, before fully extended in mid-air and coming down with the ball for the first out of the game.

In the bottom of the second inning, Tommy Pincin delivered a single up the middle, driving a run and putting the Steel team ahead 1-0 early on.

Blake Wiggins drove in the second run of the game for Steel, hitting the ball hard to left field, getting down for a single.

Hunter Tackett showed off some arm strength from centerfield, delivery an online strike to third base to cut down the runner trying to advance.

Royal countered with Domnique Key, a strong right-hander from San Diego High School in California. Key got going early, running his fastball up to 92 mph, sitting 90/91 mph and showed a good feel for a 11/5 curveball at 71 mph. After striking out the first two batters, Key got the third batter to ground, giving Key a quick 1-2-3 inning. Just like in the first inning, Key picked up another two strikeouts, giving him 4 total in his two innings of work.

In next for Royal was Andrew Eppenbach, a San Diego State commit who played his high school baseball with Bishop Amat. Having a tall, lean frame, Eppenbach delivered fastballs that reached 87 mph from a 3/4 arm slot, mixing in a 66/67 mph curveball and a change-up at 75 mph, picking up two strikeouts in his first inning of work. In his second inning of work, Eppenbach sat 82/84 mph on his fastball, showing the same curveball and the ability to hit the outside corner to right-handed hitters.

Following Eppenbach on the mound Erik Manoah Jr who delivered a 92 mph fastball on his first pitch of this inning. Sitting 90/91, Manoah Jr worked downhill well, throwing from a 3/4 arm and using his strong lower half. On the last pitch of his first inning, Manoah Jr touched 93 mph to strike out the batter swinging. He also used a change-up that touched 82 and showed good fade as well as a curveball at 73 mph. He ended up striking out three batters in his 2 innings of work. 

Brandon Elmy came in to throw the seventh inning for the Royal team, working his fastball at 84/85 mph, touching 86 mph. Mixing in a curveball that was up to 73 mph, Elmy retired the three hitters he faced, striking out two of them.

On to throw the final inning of the game was Andrew Shaps, a left-handed pitcher/outfield from Arizona. Throwing exclusively from the stretch, Shaps threw his fastball steadily in the mid-80's, touching 87 mph and showed a nice feel for his curveball which sat 69/71 mph and had good shape. Shaps had a quick 1-2-3 inning. 

Andrew Shaps, an Arizona State commit, picked up the games first hit, putting an outside change-up into left field for a single.

Ti'quan Forbes went 2-2 in todays game, knocking a single up the middle in his first at bat and then put the ball through the right side for another single in the top of the sixth inning.

JJ Matijevic had a hard single through the right side, showing some power and good bat speed.
Game 15 Steel vs White >>
  

6/17/2013 12:29:38 AM

Starting the game for the White team was Jacob Nix, a RHP from California. First pitch of the game in from Nix at 92 mph, who has a big, strong frame and a repeatable delivery. To complement his fastball that sat in the low-90's every pitch, up to 93, Nix showed a nice 11/5 curveball that he threw 70/71 mph in his first inning of work and flashed a change-up at 85 mph.
 
Turner Larkins came in next for the White team and threw the third and fourth innings in the final game of the day. Larkins made quick work of the first batter he faced, throwing three pitches, two fastballs at 90 and 91 and a curveball at 75 mph. Larkins struck out the next batter he faced, this time bumping his fastball to 92, featured a change-up at 79 and curveball at 74 mph to get the batter looking. Larkins has a big, strong Texan build

Throwing the fifth and sixth innings was Hunter Alexander, a University of Florida commit from Green Cove Springs, FL. Using his lower half well, Alexander was able to get his fastball up to 89 mph, sitting in the 85-88 mph range. He also flashed a curveball at 75 mph to pick up a strike out in the second inning and got the next batter looking with the same pitch to end his final inning on the mound. 

Giovanni Abreu, a 6-foot right-handed pitcher from George Washington High School in New York, NY, came on to throw the final two innings for the White team. With room to fill and long limbs, Abreu touched 91 mph with his frist pitch of the game. Abreu showed a very quick arm, coming from a 3/4 arm angle, and showed a curveball at 71/72 mph with 11/5 break. In his two innings of work, Abreu was able to collect 4 strikeouts in his two innings of work.

Jack Gerstenmaier, who showed well last night during BP and in this mornings game, continued his hot hitting, sending a single back up the middle in the bottom of the fourth.

James Morisano is a strong 6-foot-2 catcher from Staten Island, NY and he showed his power in the sixth inning, driving a ball to the left field wall, one hopping it for a stand up double. 


Coming from the state of Wisconsin, Jordan Hass attacked the zone, working downhill with a fastball that was in the mid-80's. Hass struck out the first batter he faced, getting him to swing and miss on a 74 mph curveball. It was more of the same for Hass in the second inning, with his fastball up to 85, working 81-85 mph, and allowed only one hit in his two innings of work.

Matt Myers, San Antonio, TX, threw the next two innings for Steel, throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle and worked downhill. Topping at 90 mph on his fastball, Myers worked 85-89 mph in his two innings of work, showing a curveball with 11/5 break and a change-up that was up to 78 mph. In his two inning on the mound, Myers allowed only one hit and struck out two, showing a quick arm and that he could throw downhill consistently.

Zack Henderson, a 6-foot-3 right handed pitcher from Greendale, WI came in to throw the fifth inning for the Steel team. Working 87/88, touching 89 mph on his fastball in the first inning, Henderson throws from an over the top arm angle and works downhill real well and showed a good curveball at 75 mph. With his slot, Henderson is able to get 12/6 break and showed a good feel for both pitches, striking out the first two batters he faced. 

Following Henderson on the bump was Josh Pennington, a right-handed pitcher from the state of New Jersey. A lean frame, Pennington ran his fastball up to 92, showed a good 82 mph change-up with sink and fade as well as slider at 81 and a 11/5 curveball at 75 mph.  He was able to pick up a strikeout with his slider that broke late out of the zone and had batters ducking out of the way on his curveball. Sitting 89-91 on his fastball, Pennington attacked the strike zone and repeated his delivery very well, striking out the side. 

Finishing off the game for Steel was Andrew Sharpe, a catcher/right-handed pitcher from Maryland. Using his strong lower half, Sharpe ran his fastball up to 87, sitting 85/86 mph and showed an 11/5 curveball at 74 mph with sharp break. He had a quick 1-2-3 inning, striking out one and showing the ability to pitch to corners. 

Hunter Tackett hit a single down the line in the top of the fourth inning, but was thrown out at second when trying to stretch it into a double. Zach Jancarski followed up Tackett with a single of his own, with his going to centerfield.
Game 14 Vegas Gold vs Red >>
  

6/16/2013 6:28:14 PM

To the surprise of nobody, this game featured more quality arms on the bump and the first homerun of the National Showcase.

Tommy Doyle looked very good in his first inning of work, running his fastball up to 91 mph. A University of Virginia commit, Doyle already employs a starting stance to his delivery that looks like many of the pitchers currently at UVA. Throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle, Doyle threw downhill well and his fastball got on hitters quickly. He also threw a curveball at 77/79 mph which showed good bite and depth to it and struck out 5 batters.

Next up for Red was Garett Cave, a right-handed pitcher from Sumterville, FL. Working 88-91 in the first inning of work with his fastball, Cave showed a good feel for his curveball which sat 66-69 mph and helped him to strike out the side, showing 11/5 break. Throwing from a 3/4 arm slot, Cave has long and lean projectable frame and maintained his velocity in his two innings of work.

Throwing the fifth and sixth innings for the Red team was Erin Baldwin, a right-handed pitcher from Barbe High School in Louisiana. Tall and lean, Baldwin repeats his delivery well and had a 1-2-3 in his first inning of work, striking out the third batter of the inning on a 73 mph curveball down in the zone. Baldwin worked his in the mid 80's and flashed a change-up at 76 mph, worked downhill and missed bats throughout his two innings of work, striking out a total of 5 batters.

Finishing up the game for the Red team on the mound was Nicholas Padilla, a right-handed pitcher from Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx, NY. Running his fastball up to 88 mph in the first inning of work and sitting mid 80's, Padilla mixed in both a curveball up to 70 mph and a change up that clocked in at 76 mph. In his two innings, Padilla struck out two Vegas Gold hitters.

Steven Wells picked up the first hit of the game for the Red team, hitting a line drive single into right field in the bottom of the fifth. He also showed well defensively in the outfield, making a diving catch in the top of the seventh, taking away extra bases on a hard hit ball.

Jared Walker stepped up to the plate with a runner on third in the bottom of the 6th inning and dropped a double down the left field line, putting the Red team on the board.

In the bottom of the seventh inning the Red team picked up back-to-back opposite field singles from Jared Janczak and Francisco DeJesus.

Michael Kopech, a top prospect in the 2014 class, started the game for Gold team, following suit of all the pitchers in this showcase, throwing a good fastball up to 94 mph in the first inning, sitting 91-93 with that pitch. Backing up his fastball with a 73-76 curveball, Kopech struck out the side in the first inning, showing good downhill and feel for the strike zone. He has a fast arm, showed that he can throw to corners and gets some run on his fastball. The second inning was more of the same Kopech, although a ball was put in play for an out, and despite that line out, Kopech struck out three more as one runner reached with a dropped third strike.

Coming from Macoris, Dominican Republic, Mayky Perez is making his Perfect Game showcase debut, despite throwing in tournaments prior. Standing at 6-foot-5, Perez has very long arms and sat at 91 mph in his first inning, touching 92 mph on the last pitch of the inning which he used to pick up his second strikeout. Perez didn't really need an off speed pitch the way he was throwing his fastball, but he did flash one slider at 77 mph. 

Jacob Niggemeyer came on to work the fifth and sixth innings for the Gold team, sitting in the mid-to-upper 80's with his fastball, peaking at 88 mph. A six-foot-five Ohio State commit, Niggemeyer struck out two batters in his two innings, working quickly on the mound and throwing a slider up to 80 mph which showed some good bite.

Massachusetts native Austin DeCarr came in for the final two frames for Gold. DeCarr, who has a big, strong, athletic frame, throws from a 3/4 arm angle and ran his fastball up to 91 mph, sitting 88-90 and mixed in a mid-70's curveball. Throwing the last two innings, DeCarr struck out 4 batters, second most in the game for the Vegas Gold team.

Alexis Pantojas had a nice stand up double in which he hit the ball down the left field line.

Zack Shannon showed the power that he showed last night during batting practice, driving a ball to the opposite field fence for a stand up double. Shannon showed a nice swing and big power potential.

Following up Shannon was Bryce Carter, a left handed hitting catcher, who knocked out the first home run of the National Showcase, a 2 run shot that everybody thought was gone as it left the bat.
Game 13 Royal vs Texas Orange >>
  

6/16/2013 3:55:14 PM

ROYAL

On the bump for Royal was Jake Jarvis, a right-handed pitcher from the state of Texas. A strong, medium frame, Jarvis sat at 88/89 in the first inning, touching 90 mph while mixing in a mid-to-upper 70's curveball, recording two strike outs in his first inning of work. Throwing with easy mechanics and a 3/4 arm angle, Jarvis picked up another strikeout in his second inning, and flashed a change-up at 83 mph. 

Ryan Avidano, an extra-tall left-hander (6-foot-7), was next in for the Royal team, dialing his fastball up to 87 in the first inning and struck out all three hitters he faced, each going down swinging at a 71-73 mph curveball which hitters had a touch time picking up. Avidano continued to show a feel for his curveball, mixing it in frequently and picking up another strikeout. 

Brigham Hill came in to pitch the fifth and sixth innings for the Royal team. Hill had a very nice first inning, having his fastball sit 90/91 and running it up to 93 mph with a good change-up at 77/78 and one hard slider at 77 mph. The second inning was more of the same for Hill, running his fastball up to 93 mph and showing his slider more and throwing it harder at 80 mph, missing bats with all three pitches, keeping his change-up low in the zone. In his two innings, Hill struck out 5 batters, most on swinging third strikes.

Up next for Royal was Richard Boe, a 6-foot-5 RHP from St. Francis High School in California. Throwing from an over the top arm angle, Boe got his fastball up to 91, ranging from 82-90 and showed two off speed pitches; a change-up at 67 mph and a curveball in the range of 65-69 innings. In his two innings of work, Boe struck out two opposing batters and showed the ability to get downhill on his pitches.

Starting the game with a lead off double to right-center field, Tristan Hildebrandt got things going for the Royal offense, stealing third base and coming in to score on a fielders choice. In his second at bat, Hildebrandt drove a fastball offering to deep left center field, one hopping the wall and going over for a ground rule double.

Jake Jarvis started the top of the eighth off with a hard line drive back up the middle, showing some present strength and a quick bat.

TEXAS ORANGE

Hunter Parkinson, a left hander from Aptos, CA got the start for Texas Orange and is committed to the University of San Diego. Throwing his fastball between 81 and 84 mph, Parkinson showed that he could get downhill and flashed a curveball at 70/71 mph with 12/6 break due to his over the top arm angle. 

Texas Orange sent Scott Blewett to the mound again, clocking in at 91 mph on his first pitch of the inning. Standing at 6-foot-6 and very projectable, Blewett showed a compact arm, throwing downhill more as the outing went on and sat 88/89 mph with his fastball. He maintained he velocity throughout and showed a tight, hard spinning curveball at 76 mph and a change-up that touched 81 mph.  

Maverick Buffo is a right handed pitcher from the state of Utah and sat 87/89 mph with fastball and showed an advanced feel for this curveball which featured some late break and depth to it at 70/72 mph and a change-up at 77 mph. Buffo missed a lot of bats, picking up a few strike outs in his two innings of work.

The next pitcher in for Texas Orange was Tucker Baca, an Arizona State commit from Suwanee, GA.  A tall, left-handed pitcher, Baca delivered high 80's fastball from a low 3/4 arm slot, peaking at 88 mph. With his arm slot, Baca is able to get some good run on his fastball and spot it up on the outside corner, making it hard for right handed hitters to square up. Baca has deception throughout his delivery and throws pretty easy, leaving people to think he will throw harder as he fills out. He also showed a curveball at 72 mph and a change-up at 75 mph. 

Closing out the game for Texas Orange was Jared Datoc, a right-handed pitcher from Atlanta, GA. Throwing from a small, strong build, Datoc showed a very good feel for a slurve which he threw in the mid-70's, touching 76 mph to go along with a fastball that touched 89 mph in his one inning of work. Datoc also showed that he could throw inside to righties, breaking the bat of the first batter he saw and nearly doing the same to the second batter. 

Liam Sabino showed a quick transfer and strong arm in the first inning, completing the back half of a double play.

Dakota Robbins led off the bottom of the fourth with a hard hit line drive single to right field, the first ball that was put in play off Avidano. Grayson Byrd came up two batters latter and put a line drive single just over the shortstops head.

Miles Lewis turned on an 85 mph inside fastball, hitting a line drive double to right field, just short of the fence. On the next pitch, Lewis stole third base.
Game 12 Vegas Gold vs White >>
  

6/16/2013 1:36:32 PM

Starting the game for Gold was Bennett Sousa, a left-handed pitcher from North Palm Beach, FL who is committed to the University of Virginia. A tall, athletic frame, Sousa touched 92 mph in the first inning, sitting 89-91 mph, he used a change up at 79 mph and a curveball at 77 mph to record all of his outs by way of the K. He curveball showed 1/7 break with hard spin and good depth, along with 2-seam tail on his fastball.

Following up Bennett Sousa for the Gold team was Sam Fichthorn, a 6-foot-1 right-handed pitcher from Winter Springs, FL. He worked his fastball in the mid-80's touching 88, flashing a change-up down in the zone at 74 mph with some good fade and a slider up to 76 mph. His fastball showed some tailing life on it, helping him pick up 2 strike outs in his two innings of work.

In next for Gold was Erik Martinez, hailing from West Covina, CA and plays for South Hills High School in the spring. Working from an extended 3/4 arm slot, Martinez showed a whip-like arm that generated fastballs that sat in the mid-80's, touching 89 mph in his first inning of work, getting some run on his fastball. Using a change-up at 82 mph and a mid-70's curveball, Martinez was effective in his two innings of work, having 2 quick innings thanks to keeping the ball low in the zone.

Coming from Chesterfield, MO, Brady Feigl was next in to pitch for the Gold team, working downhill with a quick arm, getting his fastball up to 88 mph in the first inning and up to 92 mph in the second, showing that he got stronger as he threw more. Sitting 87-89 mph, Feigl looked comfortable throwing a curveball at 76 mph with 11/5 break and a change-up at 78, which he threw back to back to the last hitter of his outing, following it up with an 88 mph fastball on the outer black for a strike three looking.

Michael Arroyo made a nice play behind the plate on a ball that got away a bit to his left, showing athleticism spring from the box, collecting the ball, and throwing out the runner at third from his knees.

Kevin Rivera picked up a hard line drive single back up the middle in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Imani Willis made a play in the top of the 7th inning at shortstop that made everybody in attendance say WOW. On a hard hit ball to his left, Willis fully extended, knocking the ball down, picked up the ball bare handed while getting to his feet, and showing enough arm strength to still get the runner out at first base.


Grant Holmes come on to throw the third and fourth innings for the White team, showing very good velocity on his fastball, running it up to 96, sitting comfortably 94-96 mph in the first inning and in the 92-94 mph range in his second inning of work. A strong 6-foot-2 frame with a well-proportioned lower half, Holmes showed an easy arm, working downhill very well and missing bats. He also showed a hard slider which got up to 85 mph. 

A University of Virginia commit, Sean Collins came in next to pitch for the White team, throwing the fifth and sixth innings. A long, projectable frame with room to fill, Collins threw from an over-the-top arm angle, getting downhill and as a result induced three ground ball outs in his first inning of work, getting his fastball up to 89 mph and flashed a 12/6 curveball a few times at 70 mph. Just like his first inning, Collins got the first batter of the second inning to ground out. He also showed a change-up at 75 mph for the first time in his outing, keeping it low like his other two pitches he featured, and picked up his first strike out to end the second inning. 

Michael Mediavilla was next on the bump for White, standing at 6-foot-4 and delivering fastballs in the mid-80's, getting up to 88 mph, mixing in a nice change-up at 73 mph and curveball at 79 mph. Throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle, Mediavilla showed that he can throw inside to both lefties and righties, hiding the ball well throughout his delivery, and racked up three strike outs.

Mitch Cavanagh, who is on the Vegas Gold team but ended up pitching against them, threw the final inning for White, having a 1-2-3 inning. A big, strong frame, Cavanagh sat at 87-89 with his fastball, showing a curveball at 71 mph. With his fastball, Cavanagh was able to get downhill and showed some good arm side run and a smooth delivery. 

Jake Westphal hit the ball hard in his first at bat, lining the ball up the middle, but pitcher Erik Martinez snared it out of the air for the second out of the inning. 

Jack Gerstenamier, who showed off his hit tool last night during batting practice picked up a single in game today, driving in the lone run for the White team.
Teams 11 & 12 Batting Practice >>
  

6/16/2013 12:30:13 AM

Vegas Gold

Scott Hurst (Glendora, CA) showed a very good left-handed swing with good bat speed, hitting hard line drives to deep right field, with the bat being one of the many tools Hurst possesses.

Marco A. Rivera Rios (Vega Alta, PR) drove line drives to the opposite field, using his lower half well with good some good bat speed.

Zack Shannon (Cincinnati, OH) took a great round of batting practice, squaring up every pitch, showing + bat speed, and hit hard line drives to left field and deep center field, one hoping the 408 ft. sign.

Bryce Carter (Tulsa, OK) showed some very good power, hitting 3 balls over the right field fence, carrying that momentum into the homerun derby. His bat speed was some of the best tonight and will be interesting to watch him play over the next couple days.

Felix Osorio (Santiago, DOM) put a ball out in batting practice tonight, and like the other hitters mentioned before him on this list, he showed very good bat speed and plus power potential.


White


Jack Gerstenmaier (Richmond, VA) took an impressive round, showing off his hit tool, getting the barrel of the bat through the zone and driving line-drive after line-drive into left field.

Tristan Rojas (Bronx, NY) lifted two balls over the left field fence, loading up on his back side and attacking the ball with his swing.

Charlie Cody (Chesapeake, VA) showed well during BP again, something everybody has grown to expect when he steps in. Cody powered to centerfield, using his lower half well and displaying quick hands.

Taylor Lane (Chesapeake, VA) is a University of Florida commit that hit the ball hard during his round and projects for much more in the near future.

Hunter Williams (Chesterfield, VA) showed off his powerful left-handed swing, driving the ball to deep right field and over the fence, showing some of the best power tonight.

Reese Cooley (Fleming Island, FL) took a batting practice that will stick in the minds of those who watched and will want to see more in the next couple days. Cooley showed very good bat speed, barreling up the ball and driving line drives to left field.
Game 11 Steel vs Texas Orange >>
  

6/15/2013 8:06:01 PM

Game 11 showed both bats and arms, something that seemed to be commonplace in todays games.

Starting for the Texas Orange squad was Daniel Gooden, a 6-foot-3 left-handed pitcher. Working his fastball up to 93 mph in the first inning, Gooden generally sat 91/92, backing it up with a curveball that touched 77, regularly 74/75 and a change-up at 77. Of the first three hitters Gooden faced, he struck out two of them; one swinging and one looking. Coming from a 3/4 arm angle and a strong frame, 6-foot-3/205, Gooden should throw harder in the near future.

AJ Moore came in next for Texas Orange, working the third and fourth innings. Playing for Mountain View High School in the spring, Moore is a well proportioned right-handed pitcher who worked in the upper 80's, topping 91, during his outing. Throwing from a 3/4 arm angle, Moore kept the ball low in the zone with his fastball showing some good run in on right handed hitters. To complement, he also threw a slider up to 83 and an 81 mph change-up, helping him record the 3 strikeouts that he did. 

Right-handed pitcher Clarke Schmidt (Ackworth, GA) throws from a lower 3/4 arm slot and got his fastball up to 88 in his two innings at the Metrodome. Settling in the mid-80's throughout, Schmidt projects for more as he has a really thin, young frame and as he grows, his velocity will jump as he has already displayed a quick arm. To go along with his fastball, Schmidt showed a slider that was up to 78 mph. 

David Michael Burkhalter came in for the final two innings of the game for the Texas Orange team. Working downhill well and showing a quick arm, Burkhalter got his fastball up to 90 mph, sitting in the upper 80's. He also put three off speed pitches on display; a slider up to 81 mph, a 12/6 curveball at 71 mph and a change-up that was up to 80 mph.

Taylor Walls, Crisp County High School, took a healthy swing in the bottom of the fourth, resulting in a hard line drive back up the middle.

Jose Lopez led off the fifth inning with a triple in the right-center field gap on the first pitch he saw of the at bat.

Liam Sabino drilled a triple to the right-center field gap, driving in two runners and showing impressive speed around the bases, real easy first-to-third.

A Gonzaga commit, Gage Burland worked his fastball up to 91, sat 89-90 mph, in his first inning of work, striking out two batters. Being able to get his ball downhill and mixing in a mid-70's curveball, Burland was effective in his two innings of work, striking out 3 batters and allowing only 1 hit.

Bo Tucker, a tall, lean, and projectable left-hander, showed downhill plane on his fastball which topped out at 87 mph in his first inning of work, sitting 82-86 throughout his two innings. Committed to the University of Georgia, Tucker flashed a mid to upper 60's curveball that he threw frequently, showing 1/7 break and a good feel for the pitch. 

In next for Steel was Christian Cueva, who plays for the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. In his two innings of work, Cueva pitched in the 80-84 mph range, flashing both a slider at 77 and a curveball at 76. He was able to keep hitters off balance well and missed bats, pick up three strike outs in his outing. 

Finishing up the game for Steel was Shane Benes, a MIF/RHP from Town and Country, MO. The first pitch that left Benes hand clocked in at 91 mph before settling in the 87-89 range. The Missouri commit recorded one strike out in his first inning of work, flashing a curveball at 76 mph and a change-up at 79 mph.

Michael Chavis, who showed well last night in the batting practice session, hit a double down the left field line, despite his bat breaking upon contact. 
Game 10 Red vs Royal >>
  

6/15/2013 5:51:30 PM

Power pitching was featured once again, along with some big hits in game 10


Matt Trask got the game going for the Royal squad, throwing from a 3/4 angle and running his fastball up to 89 in the first inning, complementing it with a mid 70's change-up. Working in the mid-80's the UCLA commit, Trask was able to pick up two strike outs in his two innings of work. 

Next to the mound was Jordan Baker, a right handed pitcher from Sebring, FL. A commit to the University of Florida, Baker cranked his fastball up to 90 mph, sitting 87-88, and showing a slurve between 75 and 79 mph with good late movement, even collecting a strikeout on one in which he had the batter almost fall out of the box. To complement that pitch and his fastball that has tailing life, Baker flashed a change-up at 79 mph. In his two innings of work, Baker collected three strike outs. 

Left-handed pitcher Andrew Mahoney (Daphne, AL) came in to throw after Jordan Baker. Mahoney worked 85-88 mph, touching 88 on multiple occasions, pounding the strike zone with all three pitches he throws. Aside from his fastball, he threw a tight spinning curveball up to 75 mph, demonstrating the ability to throw it in to left-handed hitters and also flashed a change-up down in the zone at 77 mph.

Addison Reed came in to close out the game for Royal, working the 7th and 8th innings. Coming from a lower 3/4 arm angle, Reed gets good extension out front and show a feel for 3 solid pitches, helping him strike out the first 3 batters he faced. With his fastball touching 87 and some good life on it, Reed complemented his fastball with a 76 mph curveball, with helped him pick up his final two strike outs of the first inning.

Michael Cantu showed the same arm strength from last night workouts and threw out a runner attempting to steal third. Cantu also stepped into a 92 mph fastball, showing opposite field power and driving the ball for a ground rule double.


Dylan Cease came out throwing some serious heat, with his first pitch clocking in at 96 mph. Throughout his two innings of work, Cease touched 96 five different times in his outing, "only" dropping to 92 three times. To go with his fastball, Cease also threw a change-up that touched 81 mph down in the zone and a slider that progressively got harder, topping at 77 mph. Cease has a loose, easy arm and the ball just explodes at the plate and he showed good command as well, proving he is not just a thrower, evidenced by his three strikeouts. 

Coming from Pasadena, CA, Kyle Beadles is a big, strong right-handed pitcher. In his first inning of work, Beadles was able to pick up two strikeouts, sitting 86-88 mph on his fastball, with a lot of 88's. He showed that he can get the ball downhill, pounding the zone with his fastball that showed some run to it. Beadles also showed a slider that touch 75/77 mph with some late break. In his two innings of work, Beadles struck out three batters.

Sean Reid-Foley came in after Beadles and hit 93 on his first two fastballs and then snapped off a 79 mph curveball for strike three right away. Reid-Foley was just getting going, as he struck out the next two hitters, sitting 92/93 on his fastball and threw a tight curveball at 79 mph. His fastball leaves his hand real easy and Reid-Foley also showed a very quick arm. The second inning went just like the first one for Foley-Reid, running up to 93 and striking out the side yet again. 

Next on the mound for Red was Kyle Kemp, a right-handed pitcher from Port Charlotte, FL and a University of Florida commit. Equipped with a strong lower half, drives towards the plate releasing the ball from a 3/4 arm slot, occasionally dropping down to side arm to create some deception. From 3/4 Kemp he touched 91 and when from the side his fastball hit 86, showing some good life to it. He also threw an 11/5 curveball that he used to pick up a strike out, throwing it in the high 60's/low 70's.

After taking on of the better rounds of BP last night for the Red team, Simeon Lucas (Grant Community High School) continued with a hot bat, stepping into the box and ripping a double down the line for a stand up double, plating two runs and putting his team ahead 2-0 early. 

Alex Aristy had a hard hit ground ball through the right side, knocking in a run for the Red team in the top of the second.

Trevor Wood stepped into the box in the top of the eighth and drove a fastball to the left-center gap for a stand up double, collecting an RBI.
Game 9 Purple vs Maroon >>
  

6/15/2013 3:45:57 PM

Starting on the mound Maroon was Weston Davis, a right handed pitcher from Manatee . Throwing from an almost side arm slot, Davis ran his fastball up to 90 mph, sitting 88-89. He threw a curveball between 73 and 76 and a change-up at 79 to record his first strike out of the day. Generating some good arm speed, Davis will throw harder as he fills out and uses his lower half a little more. 

Adam Seibert is a tall, lean right-handed pitcher from the state of Pennsylvania. With a long arm throwing from a 3/4 slot, Seibert threw his fastball between 82-88 mph. Throughout his time Seibert showed he was able to get the ball down in the zone and showed one curveball, on the last pitch of the inning at 71 mph, to strike out the batter and get out of the inning.

The third pitcher of the day for Maroon was Blaze Bohall from Glendale, AZ, throwing for Mountain Ridge High School in the spring. With short arm action, Bohall worked downhill well in his first inning on the mound, running his fastball up to 88 mph, flashing a change-up at 76 mph and a curveball at 70.

Coming to the mound next for Maroon was Adam Haseley, Windermere, FL, a left-handed pitcher who throws for the Orlando Scorpions during the summer. Having a loose, whip-like arm, Haseley was able to run his fastball up to 89, sitting 87/88 in the early going. Complemented by a high 70's slider, topping 80, and one change-up that was at 80 mph, Haseley showed good tailing action on his fastball down in the zone and missed a lot of bats in his two innings. 

Matthew Railey lined a double to the wall in opposite field, recording the first hit of the game for the Maroon team.

Matthew Annunziata led off the bottom of the fourth inning hitting a hard ground ball up the middle off an 88 mph fastball. 


Touki Toussaint made his much anticipated Perfect Game showcase debut, delivery a first pitch fastball at 92 mph. In the first inning he didn't disappoint, running his fastball up to 94 mph and showing very good life down in the zone. Something he seemed to develop since he was last seen in Jupiter was a cutter that he threw at 86 mph, again, down in the zone. He showed the curveball that everybody knows about, was flashed twice in the first inning, one at 76 and one at 78 mph and showed very good break, touching 80 in his second inning of work. In the first inning, using his full repertoire, Toussaint was able to strike out two batters.

Following up Toussaint was Evelino Ruibal has a strong, mature frame and was able to get his fastball up to 91 mph in the early going, sitting 89/90. He showed the ability to throw 2 different off speed pitches, a 74/75 mph curveball and a front door slider at 80 mph to a right handed hitter for strike three to get out of the inning. In the second inning he flashed a change-up that was up to 80 mph as well, helping him collect his third strikeout of the day. 

Rabon Martin (Dallas, GA) was the third pitcher for the Purple team today. A medium, athletic build, Martin throws from an extended 3/4 arm action and showed a very good feel for 3 pitches. His curveball came in between 65 and 68 mph and it showed very good 1/7 shape and depth to hit. He also threw a change-up at 76 mph consistently, showing good feel and fade to it.

The fourth pitcher for Purple team was Blake Cairnes from Douglasville, GA. Pitching exclusively from the from the stretch, Cairnes saw his fastball climb to 91, sitting in the upper 80's and getting downhill on his pitches. Cairnes attacked the zone with his live fastball, as well as a change-up and a slider which he only flashed a couple times, although his change-up was at 80 mph and he kept it down in the zone, showing the same arm action.

Closing out the game for Purple was Colton Shaver, a Maroon pitcher who threw against his own team for inning purposes. A big, strong frame, Shaver worked downhill and had some run on his mid 80's fastball, topping at 87 mph. A Utah native, Shaver showed a feel for a /7273 mph curveball that featured 11/5 break. Shaver struck out the final batter he faced, blowing an 87 mph fastball by the batter.

Garrett McCain put an 89 mph fastball back up the middle, two hopping the fence with a line drive triple, thrown out at home trying to stretch it into an inside the park home run. 

Darius Day continued with his impressive showcase, collecting a line drive single to right field.

Another game and another hard hit single by Luke Bonfield, as he hit a hard line drive single past the shortstop. In his second at bat, Bonfield shot a double into the right-centerfield gap, easily getting down the line. 

Benito Santiago, who put on a nice show during batting practice, had a very impressive second at bat, seeing roughly 15 pitches before singling up the middle and knocking in 2 runs.
Game 8 Columbia Blue vs Navy >>
  

6/15/2013 1:09:17 PM

The 8th game of the National Showcase had a little bit of everything; hitting, fielding, and more power pitching.

Bradley Rowley got the start for Navy, throwing from an over the top arm slot and cutting his fastball a bit. Peaking at 88, the Palm City, FL resident was able to work downhill a bit and mix in a curveball at 73 mph and a change-up that was up to 81 mph. In his second inning of work, Rowley showed a better feel for his pitches and picked up a strikeout in the process

A Florida Atlantic commit, Alex House is a right-handed pitcher who throws from a 3/4 arm angle. Working quickly on the mound, House got his fastball up to 90 mph and sat 84-88 in his two innings of work. To complement his fastball that showed some arm side run, House threw a tight slider that clocked in at 80 miles per hour and allowed no hits and struck out two. 

Next onto the bump for Navy was Trevor Tinder, another right-handed pitcher. Tinder had a very quick inning and although he may not over power batters (fastball topping 84), Tinder only needed 9 pitches to get three outs, showing a nice feel for three pitches, and has the ability to sport them all up. His curveball had some tilt to it, clocking in at 72/73 mph and a change-up that he kept low in the zone at 75 mph. 

Throwing the fifth inning for Royal was Nick Gordon, a primary shortstop who is a very good pitcher as well. Running his fastball up to 92 mph in his first inning of work, Gordon flashed a curveball that clocked in at 76 miles per hour and showed a nice feel for it. Gordon showed a very quick arm and has delivered some heat at many Perfect Game showcase.

Ryder Ryan, another top prospect in the 2014 class, does a little bit of everything, moving all around the field in showcase settings. On the mound he was 87-89 mph and showed a feel for two off speed pitches, throwing from a 3/4 arm angle. In his one inning of work, Ryan had a quick 1-2-3 inning, needing only 11 pitches to retire the side.

The final pitcher for the Royal team was Trey Turner, a right handed pitcher from Seneca, MO. On the bump Turner threw from a higher 3/4 arm angle and pumped his fastballs consistently at 88 and 89 miles per hour, touching 90 mph once.. He threw only one off speed pitch, a 79 mph slider, but it was that pitch that he use to get out of the inning.

Nick Gordon made a very nice play in the bottom of the second, saving a run from coming in to score. Playing second base, Gordon snared a ground ball up the middle, diving into the hole and reached reached over onto second base to get a force out. 

Kevin Williams collected himself a nice line drive base hit to right field (opposite field) at the beginning of the third inning.

Derek Hill made the catch of the showcase, taking a quick first step, putting his head down and running back and to his left before fully extending and making the catch, robbing the batter of sure extra bases. Hill also lined a 93 mile per hour fastball to the right center field gap, showing both power and speed, as he stood up at third for a triple.

Ryder Ryan made a very athletic play at third base, showing quick reactions, leaping up and snagging a hard hit line drive for the second out of the inning. 


Tall right-handed pitcher Ryan Castellani started for the Columbia Blue team and came out throwing heat. Throwing from an extended 3/4 arm angle, Castellani ran his fastball up to 91 in the first, getting some good run and sink on the pitch. He also showed a feel for a tight curveball at 77 mph, getting a swing and miss on both. Castellani struck out 1 in the first inning and cruised in the second inning, showing a change-up that he flashed at 78 and 80 mph.

Kiko Garcia, another right handed pitcher, plays his high school ball St Augustine in Chula Vista, CA. The first pitch from Garcia came in at 91 mph and was followed up by a nice curveball at 76, ranging 73-76 mph. A slight hip turn before coming to the plate, Garcia generates some good arm speed and struck out two batters in his first inning of work. Picking up where he left off in the first, Garcia struck out the side in the second, showing he can hit spots and elevate his fastball. 

Following up Kiko Garcia was Hansen Butler, a University of North Carolina commit. A slow paced delivery, Butler delivers from straight over the top, getting some downhill plane on his fastball, which he ran up to 91 mph. The more he threw, the better Butler got, throwing a lot of strikes to the bottom of the strike zone, both with his fastball and off speed, which included a change-up at 80
and curveball at 72 with 12/6 break. 

Stanford commit Quinn Brodey was next on the mound for Columbia Blue and like the three pitchers before him, he is committed to a big time college. Throwing from the left side, Brodey got his fastball up to 89 mph and showed an easy, repeatable delivery.

Michael Gettys, who threw an event record 100 mph from the outfield, threw the final inning of the game and a silence fell over all the scouts in the stands. Coming from a lower 3/4 arm angle, Gettys threw 92, 94, 94 on his first three pitches from the windup. First pitch from the stretch an 81 mph slider that showed good break and a feel for it. Despite his arm slot, Gettys was able to keep his ball low and pound the strike zone and flashed a change-up at 71 mph.

Quinn Brodey stepped into the batters box and smoked one of the first pitches he saw and one hopped it over the fence in right field, squaring the ball up quite well.

Dalton Guthrie battled in the box, fouling off multiple pitches before being rewarded with a hard hit lind drive single into left field.
Game 7 Gold vs Green >>
  

6/15/2013 10:57:42 AM

Game 7 of the National Showcase got off to a hot start with pitching yet again.

Starting the game for Green was Joseph Gatto a right-handed pitcher from Hammonton, NJ. Committed to the University of North Carolina, Gatto cruised in his first inning of work, facing only three batters and striking out two. Gatto has a smooth, repeatable delivery and ran his fastball up to 94 mph, while sitting 89-91, flashing at slider down in the zone at 85 and a mid-70's curveball, topping 78. In the second innings Gatto did more of the same, showing a good feel for his curveball and struck out another 2 batters.

Following Gatto was Alex Verdugo, a strong left-handed pitcher from Tucson, AZ. Coming from a smooth delivery and a 3/4 arm angle, Verdugo showed some easy arm action, running his fastball up to 90 mph and showing the ability to spot it on the outer black. In his first inning of work Verdugo struck out 2, one on a fastball and one on a curveball he snapped off to the inner part of the plate to a left handed hitter. He also flashed a splitter at 79 mph. Verdugo showed more of the same in the second innings, striking out the side.

Keaton McKinney followed the trend set ball all pitchers before him, running his fastball up to 93 mph in the first, sitting 89-92 and flashed a good change-up at 80/83 which had good fade and he kept down in the zone. In the first inning McKinney was able to strike out two batters, both swinging on change-ups down and away in the zone. Following up the first inning, McKinney started to flash his curveball between 77 and 80 mph, showing some good break and feel to the pitch, picking up another strikeout. He also picked up a line drive single to left field, picking himself up an RBI.

Jakson Reetz came in after McKinney and threw from a 3/4 arm slot, showing a loose, easy arm. Reetz ran his fastball up to 91, sitting 89-90, and cruised through his inning of work, striking out the first batter he faced with a curveball that he threw in the upper 70's, touching 79 and striking out 2 in total in his one inning of work.

The final pitcher for Green was Ray Hutchinson, a right hander from Holden, LA. In his one inning of work, Hutchinson threw 83-86, peaking 87 mph and mixed in a curveball between 69 and 73 mph. 

Starting the game at catcher Jakson Reetz helped out Gatto, as the first batter got on by way of error and attempted to steal second, but Reetz quickly got the ball to the bag, throwing out the runner for the first out of the inning. Reetz nabbed another runner in the second inning, this time on an attempted theft of third base, which Reetz quickly put an end to. He also picked up a hard line drive single to left field, driving in a run for the Green team.

Joseph Dunand picked up the first hit for the Green team, shooting a hard hit ground ball past the 3rd basemen for an RBI single off an 89 mph fastball, putting Green ahead 1-0.

Although only a foul ball, Gregory Deichmann put a charge into a 88 mph, driving it just to the right of the foul pole, but it was about 10 rows up on the upper deck of the Metrodome.

John Henry Styles, a left-handed pitcher and Stanford commit, started for the Gold team, working 84-88 mph on his fastball, throwing from a 3/4 arm angle to attack hitters. He was also able to spot his curveball at 73 mph, bringing it in on lefties to pick up a couple strike outs. Styles repeats his delivery well and showed the ability to throw to corners.

Brandon Spagnuolo, a Vanderbilt commit from Massapequa, NY, was in next for the Gold team. Standing at 6-foot-2 with room to fill,Spagnuolo touched 89 a few times in his two innings of work comfortably sitting 85-88 mph on his fastball. He also showed a change-up at 80 mph and a mid-70's curveball, sitting 73-75 mph. Spagnuolo looked more comfortable in his second inning of work, striking out two batters, showing some good downhill action and feel for his pitches better.

Kameron Uter, a right handed pitcher from Atlanta, GA was the third pitcher used by the Gold team this morning. A tall, projectable frame, Uter showed a live arm with his fastball sitting 86-90, topping 91 mph with some very good arm side run and a sharp curveball clocking in at 75/77 mph, showing 11/5 break. In his first inning of work Uter picked up one strike out. Having a quick first inning, Uter came back out and showed more of the fast arm he displayed an inning earlier.

Next onto the bump for Gold was Luis Alvarado, a right-handed pitcher from Salinas, PR, attending school at Montverde Academy. Alvarado is lean and long limbed, leaving most to think there is more in the tank despite getting his fastball up to 88. Coming from a 3/4 arm angle, he also showed a curveball at 75/76 mph, striking out one batter in his two innings of work.

Darren Miller sat back on a curveball in the bottom half of the third, shooting a line drive in right field, the first hit Alex Verdugo has allowed.

Cole Bedford put his strong throwing arm on display throughout his time behind the plate, throwing out runner at third and just nearly getting another the inning earlier.

Roberto Gonzalez picked up a hit, pulling a fastball into right for a single in the 6th inning.

Brodie Leftridge showed off his arm from the outfield, cutting down a runner at home plate with an online throw from left field. In the box, he picked up a hard line drive single through the left side collecting a RBI, and then on the very next pitch, he stole second base.
Teams 7-10 Batting Practice >>
  

6/15/2013 1:38:23 AM

Red

Alex Verdugo (Tucson, AZ) showed well in his round of batting practice today. Stepping into the left-handed batters box, Verdugo showed good bats speed and as a result the ball jumped off his barrel, resulting in deep line drives to the gap consistently. With his strong build, it's not hard to see Verdugo putting up some power numbers in the near future. 

Simeon Lucas (Ingleside, IL) put his power on display tonight at the Metrodome, blasting a deep homerun over the right field fence. There no denying his present strength, especially when he barrels up the ball like he did at times tonight. Illinois State found a good one in Lucas, as left-handed power hitting catchers are a rare commodity.

Jared Walker (Powder Springs, GA) impressed in the early portions of the work out and continued to do so with the batting practice. Walker demonstrated an easy, smooth swing, which when combined with his strong frame, he was able to lift ball to deep right-center field.

Royal

Trenton Kemp (Clovis, CA) took the best batting practice of the night, showing very quick hands with a simple hand path to the ball. Kemp generated some very good bat speed with a his easy swing, driving the ball throughout his session with one ball landing over the left field fence.

Michael Cantu (Corpus Christi, TX) is 6-foot-4 and very strong. Aggressive with his swing, Cantu showed some very good power, putting a ball into the left field seats and showed the ability to drive the ball opposite to the right-center field gap. 

Jake Jarvis (Spring TX) showed a very nice swing in his round, lining the ball to both left field and center field. Jarvis showed a smooth, quick swing from the right side, getting the barrel of the bat through the zone, resulting in one of the better rounds of batting practice.

Ti'quan Forbes (Columbia, MO) is yet another highly projectable bat, already showing some present power, driving the first pitch he saw for a home run. Forbes showed a quick bat with a calm approach and drove the baseball to left field throughout his session.



Steel


Michael Chavis (Marietta, GA) blasted the very first pitch he saw for possibly the farthest hit ball by a right-handed hitter in all the batting practice sessions. He was just getting going though as he hit another 2 bombs in his round of bp. A quick twitch athlete, the ball jumps off his bat as he generates some very good leverage and bat speed. 

Shane Benes (Town and Country, MO) showed some good strength like the batters before him. Benes got good extension on his swings, showing some good present strength and put one ball over the fence during his time in the box.

Zack Henderson (Greendale, WI) hit 2 homeruns tonight, showing some good bat speed and very good pop when he squares up the ball. Aside from the homeruns he hit, the ball jumped off Henderson's bat consistently, being driven to the outfield on multiple swings. 

Cole Tucker (Phoenix, AZ) is a switch hitting shortstop who stung the ball more from the left side, his primary side, than from the right. From the left, Tucker showed very good bat speed and watched at the ball jumped off his bat for line drives into right field. From the right side Tucker still had a feel for his swing, swinging the bat hard each time.

Kel Johnson (Palmetto, GA) showed some power to all fields, getting his hands and barrel through the zone thanks to the bat speed he was able to generate with his easy swing. Johnson put one ball out during his round and also showed some good opposite field power, especially to right-center field.


Texas Orange


Kevin Bryant Jr (Taylor, SC) showed some seriously quick hands when in the box and all in attendance heard the ball crack off his bat, line drive after line drive into left field. Bryant is able to the barrel of the bat quickly through the zone as a result of how loose and quick his hand action is. 

Daniel Gooden (Griffin, GA) Although a primary LHP, Gooden showed well today as a switch hitter. From the left-handed box Gooden showed better, displaying a quick swing, with more bat speed and power than from the right side, evidence by the homerun he put out on one of his first few swings. From the right he is more a of contact hitter but still saw the ball jump off his bat a bit.

Carson Jackson (West Melbourne, FL) was another batter that had a solid, strong build. Jackson showed some good bat speed tonight, driving the ball to the outfield, and has the potential for more power in the near future.

BJ White (Opelika, AL) certainly looks the part with an extremely athletic frame and showed some pop to both fields, including a home run to left field. With the way he hit today, it is easy to say scouts will want to watch White closely as he has a lot of projection left.


Top Catcher Pop Times (Teams 1-10) >>
  

6/14/2013 7:53:29 PM

NamePopGradSchoolCitySt
Alex Jackson 1.75 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Ryan Miller 1.78 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Andrew Sharpe 1.78 2014   Odenton MD
Ryan McCullers 1.80 2014 Jesuit Tampa FL
Tim Susnara 1.80 2014 St Francis Redwood City CA
Joe Barlow 1.82 2014 Riverton Riverton UT
Griffin Helms 1.85 2014 Norcross Duluth GA
Zack Plunkett 1.85 2014 Bell Hurst TX
Benito Santiago 1.85 2014 Coral Springs Christian Academ Pembroke Pines FL
Colton Shaver 1.85 2014 Jordan Riverton UT
John Jones 1.87 2014 East River Orlando FL
Chase Vallot 1.87 2014 St Thomas More Youngsville LA
Blake Wiggins 1.88 2014 Pulaski Academy Little Rock AR
Darren Miller 1.89 2014 Key West Key West FL
Tommy Pincin 1.89 2014 Upland Upland CA
Daniel Wasinger 1.90 2014 Eastlake El Paso TX
Handsome Monica 1.91 2014 St. Paul`s Mandeville LA
Michael Rivera 1.91 2014 Venice Senior Venice FL
Tyler Martin 1.92 2014 North Cobb Acworth GA
Slade Heggen 1.93 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Simeon Lucas 1.93 2014 Grant Community Ingleside IL
Jonah Girand 1.94 2014 Lake Highland Prep Maitland FL
Jose Lopez 1.94 2014 King Tampa FL
Michael McCann 1.94 2014 Cedar Ridge Round Rock TX
Jakson Reetz 1.94 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Ryder Ryan 1.94 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Riley Jackson 1.95 2014 Lexington Catholic Lexington KY
Trey Turner 1.96 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Cole Bedford 1.97 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Colby Fitch 1.97 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Spencer Levine 1.97 2014 Miami Killian Senior Miami FL
Dakota Robbins 1.97 2014 Westminster Christian Miami FL
Brandon Chapman 1.98 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Michael Cantu 1.99 2014 Corpus Christi Moody Corpus Christi TX
Tanner Gragg 1.99 2014 Blue Valley West Overland Park KS
Miles Lewis 2.00 2014 Hudson Hudson WI
Brent Diaz 2.01 2014 Gulliver Schools Miami FL
Seth Mullis 2.03 2014 Wakeland Frisco TX
Top Catcher Velocities (Teams 1-10) >>
  

6/14/2013 7:51:57 PM

NameCGradSchoolCitySt
Alex Jackson 91 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Chase Vallot 89 2014 St Thomas More Youngsville LA
Tanner Gragg 85 2014 Blue Valley West Overland Park KS
Simeon Lucas 84 2014 Grant Community Ingleside IL
Jakson Reetz 84 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Cole Bedford 83 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Ryder Ryan 83 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Benito Santiago 83 2014 Coral Springs Christian Academ Pembroke Pines FL
Tim Susnara 83 2014 St Francis Redwood City CA
Ryan Miller 82 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Handsome Monica 82 2014 St. Paul`s Mandeville LA
Andrew Sharpe 82 2014   Odenton MD
Joe Barlow 81 2014 Riverton Riverton UT
Colby Fitch 81 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Slade Heggen 81 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Trey Turner 81 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Michael McCann 80 2014 Cedar Ridge Round Rock TX
Darren Miller 80 2014 Key West Key West FL
Michael Rivera 80 2014 Venice Senior Venice FL
Top 1B Velocities (Teams 1-10) >>
  

6/14/2013 7:49:52 PM

Name1BGradSchoolCitySt
David Michael Burkhalter 90 2014 Ruston Ruston LA
Braxton Davidson 88 2014 T C Roberson Arden NC
Bobby Bradley 87 2014 Harrison Central Gulfport MS
Kel Johnson 86 2014 Home School Palmetto GA
Austin Edens 85 2014 St. Michael the Archangel Baton Rouge LA
Hunter Parkinson 85 2014 Soquel Aptos CA
Ryan Castellani 84 2014 Brophy College Preparatory Phoenix AZ
Connor McMann 84 2014 Liberty Christian Flower Mound TX
Justin Bellinger 83 2014 St Sebastians Weston MA
Francisco DeJesus 83 2014 Mckinney Boyd McKinney TX
David Peterson 83 2014 Regis Jesuit Denver CO
JJ Matijevic 81 2014 Norwin North Huntingdon PA
Willie Rios 79 2014 St Bernard Waterford CT
Jeremy Vasquez 79 2014 Martin County Palm City FL
Reagan Todd 76 2014 Regis Jesuit Centennial CO
Dash Winningham 76 2014 Trinity Catholic Ocala FL
Jack Thompson 74 2014 Milton Alpharetta GA
Top Infield Velocities (Teams 1-10) >>
  

6/14/2013 7:47:39 PM

NameIFGradSchoolCitySt
Nicholas Gordon 94 2014 Olympia Windermere FL
Jonathan Ducoff 93 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Jake Jarvis 93 2014 Klein Collins Spring TX
Shane Benes 92 2014 Westminster Christian Academy Town and Country MO
Jared Datoc 92 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Hunter Tackett 92 2014 Anderson County Heiskell TN
Michael Chavis 91 2014 Sprayberry Marietta GA
Josh Morgan 91 2014 Orange County Lutheran Corona CA
Jared Walker 91 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Taylor Walls 91 2014 Crisp County Cordele GA
Chris Bec 90 2014 John A. Ferguson Miami FL
Ryan Day 90 2014 Los Osos Phelan CA
Ray Hutchinson 90 2014 Holden Holden LA
Darren Miller 90 2014 Key West Key West FL
Bobby Bradley 89 2014 Harrison Central Gulfport MS
Montrell Marshall 89 2014 South Gwinnett Snellville GA
Ryder Ryan 89 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Justin Twine 89 2014 Hemphill Hemphill TX
Jack Benninghoff 88 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Sean Bouchard 88 2014 Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Tristan Hildebrandt 88 2014 Esperanza Yorba Linda CA
Brigham Hill 88 2014 Nacogdoches Nacogdoches TX
Kirvin Moesquit 88 2014 Highlands Christian Academy Deerfield Beach FL
Liam Sabino 88 2014 Blair Academy East Stroudsburg PA
Cole Tucker 88 2014 Mountain Pointe Phoenix AZ
Dylan Busby 87 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Grayson Byrd 87 2014 Kings Ridge Christian Milton GA
Blake Cairnes 87 2014 Hiram Douglasville GA
Jack Flaherty 87 2014 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA
Keith Grieshaber 87 2014 Marquette Sr. Chesterfield MO
Dalton Guthrie 87 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Trey Harris 87 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Ryan Lillard 87 2014 Urbandale Urbandale IA
Milton Ramos 87 2014 Florida Christian Hialeah Gardens FL
Joseph Dunand 86 2014 Gulliver Schools Miami FL
Luke Dykstra 86 2014 Westlake Thousand Oaks CA
Trace Loehr 86 2014 Putnam Milwaukie OR
Blake Wiggins 86 2014 Pulaski Academy Little Rock AR
Tate Blackman 85 2014 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
Gregory Deichmann 85 2014 Brother Martin Metairie LA
Grant Fennell 85 2014 Scripps Ranch San Diego CA
Brooks Kennedy 85 2014 South Mecklenburg Charlotte NC
Jordan Pearce 85 2014 El Camino Oceanside CA
Colton Shaver 85 2014 Jordan Riverton UT
Top Outfield Velocities (Teams 1-10) >>
  

6/14/2013 7:45:56 PM

NameOFGradSchoolCitySt
Michael Gettys 100 2014 Gainesville Gainesville GA
Dalton Ewing 98 2014 Milton Alpharetta GA
Alex Jackson 98 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Monte Harrison 97 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Gage Burland 96 2014 East Valley Otis Orchards WA
Alex Verdugo 96 2014 Sahuaro Tucson AZ
Jack Benninghoff 95 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Jonathan Ducoff 95 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Trey Turner 95 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Jared Walker 95 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Brady Aiken 94 2014 Cathedral Catholic Cardiff by the Sea CA
Luis Alvarado 94 2014 Montverde Academy Salinas PR
Kevin Bryant Jr 94 2014 Wade Hampton Taylors SC
Darius Day 94 2014 Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Ryan Miller 94 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Andrew Shaps 94 2014 Chaparral Paradise Valley AZ
Alex Abbott 93 2014 Tift County Tifton GA
Carl Chester 93 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Roberto Gonzalez 93 2014 University Orlando FL
Jeren Kendall 93 2014 Holmen Holmen WI
Ryder Ryan 93 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Adam Seibert 93 2014 Episcopal Academy West Chester PA
Steven Wells 93 2014 Key West Key West FL
Braxton Davidson 92 2014 T C Roberson Arden NC
Stone Garrett 92 2014 George Ranch Sugarland TX
Derek Hill 92 2014 Elk Grove Sacramento CA
Broderick (Brodie) Leftridge 92 2014 St. John's College Prep Highland MD
Jon Littell 92 2014 Stillwater Stillwater OK
Wyatt Marks 92 2014 St Thomas More Lafayette LA
Justin Smith 92 2014 Bartram Trail St Johns FL
Jonathan Teaney 92 2014 Quartz Hill Palmdale CA
Marcus Wilson 92 2014 Junipero Serra Los Angeles CA
Quinn Brodey 91 2014 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Adam Haseley 91 2014 The First Academy Windermere FL
Carson Jackson 91 2014 Melbourne Senior West Melbourne FL
Spencer Levine 91 2014 Miami Killian Senior Miami FL
Joey Swinarski 91 2014 The First Academy Winter Park FL
Hunter Tackett 91 2014 Anderson County Heiskell TN
Chris Bec 90 2014 John A. Ferguson Miami FL
Dylan Busby 90 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Michael Chavis 90 2014 Sprayberry Marietta GA
Jared Janczak 90 2014 Belton Temple TX
Kel Johnson 90 2014 Home School Palmetto GA
Matthew Railey 90 2014 North Florida Christian Tallahassee FL
Duke Stunkel 90 2014 William T. Dwyer Palm Beach Gardens FL
Trevor Tinder 90 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Cole Tucker 90 2014 Mountain Pointe Phoenix AZ
Denz'l Chapman 89 2014 Serra Los Angeles CA
Evan Dougherty 89 2014 Bishop Verot Fort Myers FL
TJ Riles 89 2014 Woodland Ellenwood GA
Alex Aristy 88 2014 Home school Loxahatchee FL
Grayson Byrd 88 2014 Kings Ridge Christian Milton GA
Bryce Dyrda 88 2014 Oakdale Oakdale CA
Trenton Kemp 88 2014 Buchanan Clovis CA
Raphael Ramirez 88 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Kevin Reyes 88 2014   Jacksonville FL
Top 60 Times (Teams 1-10) >>
  

6/14/2013 7:44:07 PM

Name60GradSchoolCitySt
Carl Chester 6.28 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Denz'l Chapman 6.31 2014 Serra Los Angeles CA
Jack Flaherty 6.37 2014 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA
Michael Gettys 6.43 2014 Gainesville Gainesville GA
Derek Hill 6.44 2014 Elk Grove Sacramento CA
Matthew Collins 6.46 2014 Memorial Houston TX
Trenton Kemp 6.46 2014 Buchanan Clovis CA
Stone Garrett 6.47 2014 George Ranch Sugarland TX
Troy Stokes 6.47 2014 Calvert Hall College Baltimore MD
Jeren Kendall 6.49 2014 Holmen Holmen WI
Marcus Wilson 6.50 2014 Junipero Serra Los Angeles CA
Adam Haseley 6.51 2014 The First Academy Windermere FL
Darius Day 6.52 2014 Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Fernando Garcia 6.52 2014   Jacksonville FL
Justin Twine 6.52 2014 Hemphill Hemphill TX
Brooks Kennedy 6.53 2014 South Mecklenburg Charlotte NC
Milton Ramos 6.53 2014 Florida Christian Hialeah Gardens FL
Joe Gillette 6.54 2014 Scotts Valley Scotts Valley CA
Broderick (Brodie) Leftridge 6.54 2014 St. John's College Prep Highland MD
Raphael Ramirez 6.55 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Ti'quan Forbes 6.56 2014 Columbia Columbia MS
Josh Davis 6.58 2014 Union Tulsa OK
Zach Jancarski 6.58 2014 Chestnut Hill Academy East Norriton PA
Armett Johnson 6.58 2014 Crespi Carmelite Los Angeles CA
Riley Jackson 6.60 2014 Lexington Catholic Lexington KY
Alex Aristy 6.63 2014 Home school Loxahatchee FL
Trey Harris 6.63 2014 Mceachern Powder Springs GA
Evan Dougherty 6.64 2014 Bishop Verot Fort Myers FL
Dalton Ewing 6.64 2014 Milton Alpharetta GA
Tate Blackman 6.65 2014 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
Max George 6.65 2014 Regis Jesuit Parker CO
Monte Harrison 6.65 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Kirvin Moesquit 6.65 2014 Highlands Christian Academy Deerfield Beach FL
Sean Bouchard 6.66 2014 Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Carson Jackson 6.67 2014 Melbourne Senior West Melbourne FL
Justin Smith 6.67 2014 Bartram Trail St Johns FL
Michael Chavis 6.68 2014 Sprayberry Marietta GA
Nicholas Gordon 6.68 2014 Olympia Windermere FL
Kevin Williams 6.68 2014 American Senior Miramar FL
Chris Bec 6.69 2014 John A. Ferguson Miami FL
Jonathan Ducoff 6.69 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Mijon Cummings 6.70 2014 Steinbrenner Lutz FL
Griffin Helms 6.70 2014 Norcross Duluth GA
Roberto Gonzalez 6.71 2014 University Orlando FL
Dylan Busby 6.72 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Gregory Deichmann 6.72 2014 Brother Martin Metairie LA
Jake Jarvis 6.72 2014 Klein Collins Spring TX
Garrett McCain 6.72 2014 Wylie Lavon TX
Tommy Pincin 6.72 2014 Upland Upland CA
Trey Turner 6.72 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Quinn Brodey 6.73 2014 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Joey Swinarski 6.73 2014 The First Academy Winter Park FL
Kevin Bryant Jr 6.74 2014 Wade Hampton Taylors SC
Wyatt Marks 6.74 2014 St Thomas More Lafayette LA
TJ Riles 6.74 2014 Woodland Ellenwood GA
Grayson Byrd 6.75 2014 Kings Ridge Christian Milton GA
Kevin Buckley 6.76 2014 King Tampa FL
Slade Heggen 6.76 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Trace Loehr 6.77 2014 Putnam Milwaukie OR
John Thomas Mauldin 6.77 2014 St Michael's Baton Rouge LA
Shane Benes 6.78 2014 Westminster Christian Academy Town and Country MO
Ryan Lillard 6.78 2014 Urbandale Urbandale IA
Dale Burdick 6.79 2014 Summit Spring Hill TN
Ryan Miller 6.79 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Benito Santiago 6.79 2014 Coral Springs Christian Academ Pembroke Pines FL
Trevor Wood 6.80 2014 Dublin Dexter GA
Cole Tucker 6.81 2014 Mountain Pointe Phoenix AZ
Jared Janczak 6.82 2014 Belton Temple TX
Jon Littell 6.82 2014 Stillwater Stillwater OK
Mathew Annunziata 6.83 2014 Eastport-South Manor Manorville NY
Jack Benninghoff 6.83 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Alex Jackson 6.83 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Fenway Parks 6.83 2014 Spanish River Community Boca Raton FL
Hunter Tackett 6.83 2014 Anderson County Heiskell TN
Cole Bedford 6.84 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Gage Burland 6.84 2014 East Valley Otis Orchards WA
Alex Verdugo 6.85 2014 Sahuaro Tucson AZ
Clarke Schmidt 6.87 2014 Allatoona Acworth GA
Miles Lewis 6.88 2014 Hudson Hudson WI
Sam Proctor 6.88 2014 IMG Academy Sarasota FL
Dalton Guthrie 6.89 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Josh Morgan 6.89 2014 Orange County Lutheran Corona CA
Jakson Reetz 6.90 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Liam Sabino 6.90 2014 Blair Academy East Stroudsburg PA
Taylor Walls 6.90 2014 Crisp County Cordele GA
Blaze Bohall 6.91 2014 Mountain Ridge Glendale AZ
Devon Ortiz 6.91 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Spencer Adams 6.92 2014 White County Cleveland GA
Will Johnson 6.92 2014 North Atlanta (IB Program) Atlanta GA
Donald "DJ" Peters 6.92 2014 Glendora Glendora CA
Luke Bonfield 6.93 2014 Immaculata Skillman NJ
Logan Warmoth 6.93 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Zachary Warren 6.93 2014 St Augustine Preparatory Vineland NJ
Montrell Marshall 6.94 2014 South Gwinnett Snellville GA
Grant Fennell 6.95 2014 Scripps Ranch San Diego CA
Keith Grieshaber 6.95 2014 Marquette Sr. Chesterfield MO
Trevor Tinder 6.95 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Tristan Hildebrandt 6.96 2014 Esperanza Yorba Linda CA
Oscar Prioleau 6.96 2014 Grady Fairburn GA
Kevin Reyes 6.96 2014   Jacksonville FL
Bryce Dyrda 6.97 2014 Oakdale Oakdale CA
Kel Johnson 6.97 2014 Home School Palmetto GA
Brendan Spagnuolo 6.98 2014 Chaminade Massapequa NY
Luke Dykstra 6.99 2014 Westlake Thousand Oaks CA
Game 6 Columbia Blue vs Purple >>
  

6/14/2013 6:55:55 PM

Unlike the game that preceded this one, Columbia Blue and Purple game out to his, driving to the ball to all fields. 

Starting the game for Purple was Zack Engelken, a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher from Overland Park, KS. A tall, athletic frame, Engelken delivered his fastball from an over the top arm angle and hid the ball well, making it harder for hitters to pick up coming in. Showing some arm side run, Engelken ran his fastball up to 90, comfortably sitting 85-89 with a mid-70's 11/5 curveball and 80 mph change-up to back it up.

Brad Bass (New Lenox, IL) was next into pitch, throwing from a high 3/4's slot. A Notre Dame commit, Bass showed that he could work downhill and around the zone with all four pitches he threw. He attacked hitters with his fastball that he brought up to 91 miles per hour, mixing in both a slider in the low-80's and a change-up at 82. 

Jake Godfrey is a big, strong right handed pitcher from the state of Illinois. Throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot, Godfrey ran his fastball up to 92, showing some good arm side run, while sitting 88-91. One of the last pitches he threw may have been his best, throwing an 88 mph tailing fastball to the outside corner, tailing back in for strike three. Along with the heat, Godfrey, another Notre Dame commit, showed a curveball that topped at 77, sat 73-75, and also a change-up topping 80 mph.

The final pitcher for the Purple team was Chris Turner, a 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher from Mableton, GA. Turner threw his fastball between 84-87, topping 88 and mixing in a 73 mph curveball with break and a mid-70's change-up. Showing the ability to work downhill, Turner allowed no hits in his two innings while striking out two hitters.

Tyler Martin (Acworth, GA) drilled an opposite field, line drive double but when trying to stretch it into a triple, he was cut down by a strong throw by second basemen Keith Grieshaber (Chesterfield, MO).

Brent Diaz (Miami, FL) and Dale Burdick (Spring Hill, TN) hit back to extra base hits, with Diaz getting it going with a double to opposite field gap. Burdick followed with a triple of his own and collected two RBI's, but it was the actual at bat that was even more impressive as he kept battling and had one of the longer at bats the entire showcase.


Colton Hock, who attends Bloomsburg Area High School in Pennsylvania, impressed in his two innings of work in which he topped out at 90 mph. Sitting 86-89 mph throughout, Hock worked downhill well, collecting two strike outs and mixing in two off speed pitches. A tall frame with broad shoulders, Hock threw an 11/5 curveball in the upper 70's and a low 80's change-up, working the corners with all three pitches and showing the same arm action as well.

Next onto the bump was Jake Latz, a large, lean framed left-handed pitcher from Lemont, IL. A LSU commit, Latz worked around the zone, hitting the outside corner to right-handed hitters with his fastball that he ran up to 89 mph. Striking out 5 batters in a row and retiring the side in both innings he threw, Latz kept the hitters off balance by mixing in a 73 mph curveball (1/7 break) and a 81 mph change-up that showed good fade.

Ryan Hingst (El Paso, TX) was the third pitcher for the Columbia Blue team. Committed to the University of Arizona State, Hingst threw from a high 3/4 slot, throwing well to the outside corner. Using his lower half, Hinger was able to get down hill and generated some heat on his fastball, topping out at 88 mph. He showed a feel for a for both a change-up that was up to 80 mph and a mid-70's curveball, topping out at 75 with good 11/5 break. In his two innings, Hingst struck out two batters.

Garrett McCain (Lavon, TX) is a left handed pitcher, scheduled to throw from his Purple team, but ultimately threw against them. Coming from a low 3/4's arm angle, McCain showed a quick arm and was working downhill well in his inning of work. Running his fastball up to 88 from the left side with tail, McCain struck out 2 batters he faced, mixing in both a 77 mph curveball and 77 mph change-up.   

Dalton Guthrie (Sarasota, FL) swung at the first pitch he saw of the game, hammering a fastball to left-center field, 2 hopping the wall and driving in the first to runs of the game for Columbia Blue.

In the third inning Spencer Levine (Miami, FL) stepped into the batters box and smashed a hard triple to left-center field.

Tanner Gragg (Overland Park, KS) showed some power when he hit a long ground rule double in top 4 to left-center field as well for the Columbia Blue team, but was ultimately stranded there.
Game 5 Maroon vs Gold >>
  

6/14/2013 3:22:42 PM

Different game, same results as it was the pitching that stood out in the second game today between the Maroon and Gold team.

Big left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken started the game for Gold team, running his fastball up to 92 mph (sitting 88-91) with slight run, driving towards the plate and throwing from a 3/4 angle. He demonstrated the ability to pitch to corners, ending the first by picking up a swing K on a fastball located on the outer black and throwing the same pitch to get another swinging strikeout to start the second. Mixing in a change-up that clocked in at 83 and a mid-70s, 1/7 breaking curveball, Aiken struck out the side in the second inning, locating his three pitches.  

Following up Aiken was Bryce Dyrda, who like the games first two pitchers, got to 92 mph quickly (first pitch of the game) and touched 93 against the next batter. He settle down in the 88-91 range throughout his next two innings, showed a sharp 12/6 curveball and a fast arm that he used to keep hitters off balance and pick up a strikeout.

Playing for Bishop Eustace Prep in the spring, left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer game in throwing the fifth and sixth innings for the gold team. A tall, long-limbed lefty, Smeltzer worked his fastball between 85 and 88 mph, with a lot of 88's mixed in. Throwing from a lower 3/4 arm angle, Smeltzer was able to have a very quick first inning (7 pitches total) and mixed in a 77 mph sweeping slider, showing that can back-door it to right handed hitters. 

Throwing the 7th inning for Gold was Jordan Pearce, a 3rd basemen/right-handed pitcher prospect. Pearce, who has a strong, athletic frame, threw from a 3/4's arm slot and generally worked in the 86-88 mph range, touching 89 at times and 90 once. Coming from a slow paced, repeatable delivery, Pearce also used a mid-70's slider to help him get through his one inning of work.

Closing out the game for Gold was Grant Fennell, a primary shortstop that is committed to University of San Diego. Throwing from a low 3/4 arm angle, almost sidearm, Fennell was able to run his fastball up to 89 mph, sitting 85-88 mph and get some run on his fastball. His outing was quick, facing three hitters and struck out the final batter and flashed two sliders, one at 65 and one at 66.

On the other side in the Maroon dugout was Alex Lange, a veteran of many Perfect Game showcases and tournaments. Touching 92 mph early in the first, Lange settled in at 89-91 for his two innings of work. A strong build and a fast arm, the LSU commit repeated his delivery well and was able to get a lot of swing and misses on his slider that was 79-81 and flashed a change-up at 79, picking up a couple strike outs.

Andrew Karp kept the parade of pitchers coming, throwing the third and fourth innings for the Maroon team. Facing a Gold team that is heavy on hitting talent, Karp was very effective mixing 3 pitches together nicely and showed the ability to spot them as well. With his fastball steadily climbing in the beginning of the outing from 90-to-91-to-92-to topping at 93, Karp was able to keep hitters off balance showing a good feel for a 76/78 mph change that had nice fade and curveball that he mixed speeds on, flashing it between 72 and 76 mph. 

Another Orlando Scorpion followed Karp on the mound, Jesse Lapore, a right-handed pitcher from Trinity Catholic High School. Coming from an arm angle straight over the top, Lepore was able to retire all six batters he faced in his two innings, hiding the ball well throughout his delivery. Lepore got his fastball up to 89 in his two innings of work, mixing in an 11/5 curveball at 73 and a change-up up to 76.

Jonathan Teaney, who pitches for Quartz Hill High School in the spring finished the final two innings for the Maroon team with an up tempo delivery. Using the momentum he gains from his delivery, Teaney was able to dial his fastball up to 91 on multiple pitches and showed that he can work it in to both right-handed hitters and left-handed hitters.

Carl Chester showed off his foot speed that he demonstrated yesterday running the 60, legging out a triple he hit down the line off an 88 mph fastball.

DJ Peters squared up an 87 mph fastball for a stand up double that 1 hopped the left-center field wall, showing off the power in his swing yet again. 

Griffin Helms (Duluth, GA) had an eventful first at bat to say the least. Getting hit with the first pitch he saw, Helms got back in the box just to get hit again. After taking a pitch off, Helms dug back in and lined a single back up the middle.
Game 4 Green vs Navy >>
  

6/14/2013 1:08:04 PM

Things picked up where they left off yesterday, with the pitchers again bringing some serious heat in the Green vs Navy game.

Starting the game and making his much anticipated Perfect Game showcase debut, Tyler Kolek (Shepherd, TX) didn't disappoint, running his fastball up to 97 mph, sitting 93-95 throughout his two innings. In his second inning of work when he struck out the side, Kolek dealt, never seeing his fastball velocity drop below 95 mph. A strong, thick build, Kolek also featured a plus slider with good, sharp break sitting 78-81 and flashed a curveball up to 76.

Following up Kolek was another highly touted prospect, David Peterson, left-handed pitcher from Denver, CO. Standing at 6-foot-6, Peterson was able to get good extension out of his delivery and ran his up to 90 mph, sitting 87-89. He also flashed two different off speed pitches, a slider which he showed a good feel for, and a curveball, both topping at 76. 

Next into pitch for the Navy team was Micah Miniard, a RHP from Daville, KY and has committed to Western Kentucky. Miniard worked two innings, dialing his fastball up to 92 mph, sitting comfortably 88-90. He should project for more velocity given his 6-foot-7/200 pound frame and long limbs. He also showed off his slider, which was 83 mph, and helped him collect three swinging strikeouts during his time on the bump.

Cre Finfrock (Jensen Beach, FL) has a medium, athletic frame and a quick arm, throwing his fastball 90-92/93, topping out at 94 mph. Finfrock showed that he was not afraid to work inside to right-handed hitters, evidenced by him breaking the bats of the first two hitters in the game. Along with the two broken bats, he picked up one strike out and only faced one batter of the minimum, facing 7 in two innings. He flashed four pitches, throwing a slider that was up to 78, a change-up at 76 and a curveball up to 75.

Jeremy Vasquez (Palm City, FL) and Slade Heggen both pick up big time hits, with Vasquez showing his pull side power, hitting a triple to right-center field gap. Heggen, who comes from Missoula, MT picked up a ground rule double in the second inning and a single in the sixth, also picking up 2 stolen bases.   

Opposing Tyler Kolek during the first 2 innings for the Green team was Byron Hood, a University of Nebraska commit, residing in Roca, NE. A lean, thin frame, Hood generated some arm speed from a lower 3/4's arm, bring his fastball up to 88 mph. To complement his fastball, Hood showed a mid to upper 70's change-up, showing some fade and sink to the pitch and a slider that was up to 75 mph. 

Stanford commit Keith Weisenberg (Seminole, FL) followed Hood and brought some heat, seeing his fastball climb up to 92 mph. Sitting 90-91, bumping that 92 multiple times, Weisenberg showed an easy, loose arm leaving most to think there is more velocity in there. His fastball had some 2-seam run to it and was complemented with a slider peaking at 83 and a change-up at 79, striking out three in two innings of work.  

Mitch Hart (Granite Bay, CA) has a slender, athletic build, throwing from a loose 3/4 arm angle. A clean, projectable delivery, Hart ran his fastball up to 92 mph as well, sitting 89-91 throughout his two innings. He flashed good spin and depth on his 11/5 curveball and well as a plus change-up, which showed very good fade and dip at 82 mph. As a result of having three quality pitches, Hart was able to strike out four opposing batters, showing a good feel for all pitches he threw.

Logan Ashworth closed out the game for the Green team, throwing  the final two innings of the game. He struck out three of the six batters he faced. Ashworth showed the ability to consistently throw downhill, sitting 86-89 and topping 90 mph. Throwing a three pitch mix, he saw some good sink on his fastball, and included a 79 mph change-up and good shape on his 12/6 curveball. 

Justin Smith (St. Johns, FL) also picked up two hits on the day, staying back on a curveball and shooting it back up the middle and pulling a fastball down the left field land. 

Gregory Deichmann (Metairie, LA) hit an 89 mph fastball about 407 feet, hitting the top of the 408 foot marker to dead centerfield, for a stand up double and picked up an RBI. 
Game 3 Columbia Blue vs Gold >>
  

6/14/2013 12:56:30 AM

Following the standard set by the preceding games, the third and final game of day 1 showed some very good power arms on both sides.

Starting the game for Gold was Cameron Varga, a RHP from Cincinnati Hills Christian in Loveland, OH. Varga looked very good on the mound this evening, running his fastball up to 95, rarely dropping below 93 in his two innings of work. Within those two innings, Varga struck out four batters, including the side in the first. Varga has a very live arm and often dropped a 12/6 hammer on the batters at 78-80, mixing in a slider, up to 83 mph, as well. 

Another power arm came in for Gold for innings 3&4, Jeff Harding Jr (Cambridge,MD) and he was just as effective as Varga, striking out four batters and facing the minimum of 6 in his 2 innings of work. Harding worked 91-93 mph on his fastball, throwing a lot of 93's and throwing his curveball in the 73-75 range.

Next in for the Gold team was Brock Barger, a 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher from San Angelo, TX, making his Perfect Game Showcase debut. Showing the ability to throw downhill to hitters and keep the ball low, Barger picked up 3 strikeouts, throwing his fastball 87-89, topping out at 90.  Throwing from a 3/4 arm slot, Barger also showed a nice feel for a 11/5 curveball, sitting 74 on the pitch and topping 76 mph.

The final pitcher for the Gold team, and of course another power arm, was Keven Pimentel, a right-handed pitcher from Wading River, NY. Pimentel has a long, loose frame and uses his lower half well to delivery 94 mph strikes to the plate, sitting 91-93 in his two innings on the mound. The ball left his hand easy and created some sink on his fastball, making it that much harder for batters to try to hit. And on top of that, Pimentel mixed in a very good, hard slider that was up to 82 with late break and a change-up at 74 mph.

Alex Jackson showed why he is one of the top prospects in the 2014, making a head up play behind the plate, back picking a runner on first whose lead was just a bit to big, getting the final out and helping his pitcher end the inning.

For every hard throwing pitcher the Gold team sent to the mound, the Columbia Blue team countered, and had Spencer Adams (Cleveland, GA) take the ball first. A tall, thin right-handed pitcher throwing from a lower 3/4's arm slot, Adams was able to create some very good movement on his pitches, making it difficult for hitters to square up (let alone the fact he was picking corners). Running his fastball up to 93 and sitting 89-91 mph along with a tight slider at 86 and a change-up at 83, Adams made a lasting impression on those who stuck around for the final game of the night.

Following up Adams strong performance was John Gavin, a 6-foot-5 LHP from St Francis High School in San Jose, CA. The Cal State Fullerton commit threw the next two innings, striking out three and running his fastball up to 90 mph, pitching in the 87-89 mph range. His change-up, which he threw 72/73, showed some good fade and Gavin also showed the ability to get down hill each pitch, some that is generally hard for young pitchers with big frames.

Coming out from Waterford, CT was left-handed pitcher Willie Rios, who like every other pitcher, featured a good fastball and flashed multiple off speed pitches. As Rios threw on the mound, his velocity climbed from 90 to 91 to 92 on three consecutive pitches, pitching primarily in the 89-91 range in his two innings. Rios showed a very quick arm and the ability to throw his off speed from the same arm slot (with same arm action), which included a mid-70's curveball (top 76) and a 77 mph change-up, from his lower 3/4's arm angle.

The final pitcher of day 1 at the National Showcase was Brad Wegman, a University of Southern California commit from Temecula, CA. Wegman is yet another RHP who saw his fastball reach 92 mph, showing a very quick arm from a 3/4's arm slot. He also had three off speed pitches to complement, including a 74 mph curveball with depth, a slider up to 81 mph and a change-up at 82 mph. Wegman was efficient in his two innings of work, allowing only 1 hit and striking out the final batter of the game.

Michael Gettys continues to impress at the National Showcase, following up his strong workout numbers with a single that he put through the right side and showed heads up taking second base on the throw from the outfielder, never once slowing up.

Quinn Brodey showed that he could handle velocity when at the plate, shooting a 90 mph fastball back up the middle for a line drive single and advance to second shortly there after, stealing the bag. 

Both Jack Flaherty and Dalton Guthrie looked very good in the field for Columbia Blue, making hard plays routine. Flaherty showed soft hands while charging in on a ball and make the throw across the diamond all in one action. He also showed very good bat speed and power, driving a ball to right-center field for a ground rule double.
Game 2 Green vs Maroon >>
  

6/13/2013 8:23:32 PM

The second game was a low scoring ball game in which Green and Maroon tied by a score of 2-2. 

Starting the game for Maroon was Brad Archer, a 2014 graduate from Lebanon, MO. The Missouri State commit worked the first 2 innings, topping out at 89 and sitting 85-88 throughout and showed a mid-70's curveball, topping at 77.

Following up Archer on the mound was Foster Griffin, a 6-foot-5 left-handed pitching hailing from Orlando, FL. A projectable frame, Griffin worked downhill exceptionally well, throwing his fastball between 88-91, topping at 92 mph in his two inning outing. To complement his fastball, the lefty attacked hitters with a curveball sitting 72/73 and a change-up bumping 80 which had real nice fade. 

Making the trip to Minnesota from Vineland, NJ, Zachary Warren was next on the mound for Maroon. The 6-foot-5 left-handed pitcher ran his fastball up to 89, showing really smooth, repeatable mechanics and a clean arm action. Warren also featured a sharp curveball at 73-75, showing a good feel for it, along with an 80 mph change-up, keeping all his pitches low in the zone. 

Finishing the game for Maroon was one of the tallest pitchers in the showcase, 6-foot-9 Samuel Linn from Fletcher, NC. Committed to the College of Charleston, Linn has plenty of room to fill out his XL frame and add on to his fastball that peaked at 86. Showing the ability to get downhill, Linn also mixed in a change-up ranging from 76 to 78, peaking 79.

The Maroon team got on the board in the 3rd inning thanks to back-to-back-to-back singles by John Jones, Logan Warmoth and Griffin Helms.

In the other dugout, Brandon Kelliher got the start for the Green team. Kelliher, who is no stranger to Perfect Game events playing his summer ball with Marucci Elite, saw his fastball get up to 92, while working in 88/91. Employing a rock and load delivery, Kelliher struck out three batters and showed the same arm action and arm speed on a change-up at 80/82 and a curveball 75-77.

After Kelliher, the Green team summoned Grant Hockin, a UCLA commit from Pomona, CA. Running his fastball up to 90 mph, sitting 88/89, Hockin only faced 1 batter over the minimum, mixing in both a 77 mph curveball and a change-up coming in at 80 mph. 

Another Marucci Elite came out next in RHP Wyatt Marks. Marks had a smooth, repeatable delivery throwing a lot of strikes and working downhill. Throughout his outing Marks sat 85-89, topping out at 91 mph. Marks also threw a curveball at 78/79 and tossed a change-up over at 78.

The final pitcher of the game was Sam Proctor, a RHP from Sarasota, FL. Proctor showed one of the better arms in the second game, running his fastball up to 92 in his two innings of work. Working low in the zone by getting his pitches downhill, Proctor was able to strike out 2 batter thanks to a 74-76 (topping 78) curveball.

In the field Gregory Deichmann made a nice play at second base, diving up the middle, showing good instincts and flipping the ball to the shortstop for the force out. 
 
Monte Harrison singled in his first at bat and essentially turned it into a triple, stealing both second and third base quickly once he got on. 
Game 1 Navy vs Purple >>
  

6/13/2013 6:36:09 PM

If the first game of the 2013 National Showcase was any indication of things to come, the baseball world is in for a treat. 

Coming from Hilo, HI, LHP Kodi Medeiros got things going in a hurry, cranking his fastball up to 93 from the left side, never seeing his fastball dip below 90. He repeated his delivery very well, throwing from a low 3/4's slot and mixing in a very good change up in the range of 80-82 and a high 70's slider. Nothing he threw in his two innings was straight and as a result struck out 2 of the 6 batters he faced.

Following up Medeiros was Carson Sands, a 2014 graduate from Tallahassee, FL. The lefty ran his fastball up to 92 in his two innings of work, sitting 88-91. Once he got a feel for it on the mound, Sands was nearly unhittable, striking out all six batters that he faced. Having a tall, lean frame, Sands mixed in a mid-70s change-up, touching 78 which featured good run and a feel for a low-70's curveball that had 1/7 break. 

The third pitcher on the mound for Purple was tall Stetson Woods, standing at 6-foot-9. In his two innings, Woods managed to rack up 4 strike outs, working downhill with his fastball that sat in the mid 80's and ran it up to 90 mph. To go along with his heat, Woods threw a mid 70's curveball.

The final pitcher of the day for Purple was Tristan Widra, a RHP from Hoover, AL, where he attends John Carroll Catholic. In his two innings of work, Widra managed to get his fastball up to 89 and threw both a change-up and curveball for strikes and ended up striking out 3 opposing batters.

Luke Bonfield, an outfielder from Skillman, NJ followed up his impressive batting practice session, hammering two balls in game action. The first hit was a stand-up double off a slider from a pitcher throwing a plus-slider in his two innings. In his second AB, Bonfield shot a hard hit ball through the right side for a single. 

Rahman Williams (Chicago, IL) also collected a base hit, a hard hit single up the middle. 

Starting the game for Navy was a hard throwing right-handed pitch by the name of Brandon Murray from Indiana. A University of South Carolina commit, Murray ran his fastball up to 95, sitting 92-94 in his two innings of work. Aside from his velocity, the movement on his pitches that he threw made Murray that much harder to hit, throwing a sharp break slider that was up to 81, sitting 76-78, and a 81/82 mph change-up that showed good fade and had a good feel for it. He also showed plus arm side run on his fastball. 

Next in to pitch was fireballer Luis Ortiz from Sanger High School. Ortiz ran his fastball up to 95 as well in his two innings, sitting 92-95, and have a very loose, easy arm action. As impressive as his fastball was, it was his tight, + slider that he threw 81-84 and used to help rack up 3 strike outs. 

Following up was Reegan Todd (Centennial, CO), an Arizona State commit and left-handed pitcher. Throwing for Regis Jesuit in the spring, Todd peaked at 87mph and sat 82-84 going at hitters from a 3/4 arm angle. In order to rack up the 3 k's he did, Todd used a change-up up to 78 and a curveball that he threw between 71-74. 

Closing out the game was Garrett Pearson, a tall right-handed pitcher who throws for St. Johns College High School in Rockville, MD. Working downhill and running his fastball to 84, Pearson threw 2 quick innings, facing only one batter over the minimum, striking out one and flashing a curveball at 72/73 mph.

In the field, Max George made an splendid play, diving to his backhand, getting up and making the throw to nail the runner.

Nicholas Gordon had a solid hit in the top of the 6th inning, driving a 87 mph fastball back up the middle.  
Teams 1-6 Batting Practice >>
  

6/13/2013 5:04:18 PM

COLUMBIA BLUE

Sean Bouchard (2014; San Diego, CA), who showed well at last weeks Sunshine West, continued his hot hitting in his round of batting practice this morning, looking very comfortable in the box. Hitting from the right side, Bouchard generated easy power to his pull side thanks to his quick bat and ability to get the barrel through the zone.

Michael Gettys (2014; Gainesville, GA) put on a show for all to see early this morning throwing 100mph from the outfield, running a 6.46 60 and having a very good round of batting practice. He generates premier bat speed and the ball just jumps off his bat to all fields.

Chase Vallot (2014; St Thomas More) was very balanced in the box, showing plus power and very good bat speed, smacking three home runs out over the left field fence. With a strong 6-foot frame, Vallot should be able to stay behind the plate and continue to hit the ball far and hard all summer long. 

GOLD

Everybody in attendance couldn't help but follow the ball leaving the bat and travel well over the fence when the Gold team was up to bat. 

Justin Bellinger (2014;Weston, MA) was the first power bat up to the plate for Gold, hitting some no doubt shots to the upper deck of the Metrodome. Bellinger is a veteran of Perfect Game Showcases, competing in the Junior National last year amongst others. Standing at 6-foot-5, Bellinger generates some very good bat speed and should be able to hit the ball far for a long time.

Immediately following Bellinger was Braxton Davidson (2014; Arden, NC), another top prospect for the 2014 class. Swinging from the left side as well, Davidson showed easy pull side power, driving the ball hard frequently and depositing a few over the right field fence. 

The third power bat that Gold featured is top prospect Alex Jackson, a right handed hitting catcher/outfielder from Escondito, CA. After showing very well in the workout portion of the event, breaking the catcher velocity with a 91 mph bullet to second, Jackson showed a very easy swing, generating big time power, driving the ball to deep parts of the outfield and over the fence. 

GREEN

Joseph Dunand (2014; Miami, FL) showed a very easy swing and some present power, putting one ball into the left field bleachers. Standing at 6-foot-3 180 pounds, his frame will for more power in the future as he continues to grow and fill out. 

Handsome Monica (2014; Mandeville, LA), who plays his summer ball for Marucci Elite, put on a show of his own, powering 3 balls over the left field fence. He has quick hands and some very good bat speed, allowing for him to hit hard line drives to left and centerfield.

Gregory Deichmann (2014; Metairie, LA) put on a power display last year at the Metrodome, as a participant in the Junior National Showcase. Now a year older, and this time participating in the National Showcase, Deichmann showed off his bat again, generating some serious bat speed and driving the ball hard to both fields and putting 2 balls over the right field fence.  

Jonathan Ducoff (2014; Kingwood, TX) also showed well in BP, showing a feel for the bat in the box and generated some good power in his session.

MAROON

Tate Blackman (2014; Altamonte Springs, FL) is a Mississippi commit and is another long time participant of Perfect Game games. Blackman showed some good power, driving balls to the out field and showed a smooth, athletic swing.

A product of Glendora, CA, Donald "DJ" Peters showed a short swing, bringing his hands to the ball. When the ball comes off his bat, it jumps with some hard back spin. Once he gets his lower half involved in his swing more, the 6-foot-6 Peters should see his power increased.

Dash Winningham (2014; Ocala, FL) showed some easy power, driving the ball to right field in his session.

NAVY

Nicholas Gordon (2014; Windermere, FL) has seen his name at the top of the 2014 rankings for a long time and his performance this morning showed why. Throwing 94 across the infield, Gordon showed very good bat speed at the plate and present strength, projecting for more. He put a charge into many of the balls and heard a couple hit off the blue seats in right field. 

Marcus Wilson is a long, lean outfielder from Junipero Serra High School in Los Angeles, CA. Wilson sprayed hard line drives throughout his session this morning, showing good bat speed and an athletic swing. Already equipped with some present strength, once Wilson begins to fill out, he should see his power jump.

University of Florida commit Jeremy Vasquez (2014; Palm City, FL) has been a fixture on the summer scene and has shown he could hit. During batting practice this morning, Vasquez put his + bat speed on display, seeing the ball jump off his bat.

PURPLE

Although Kodi Medeiros (2014; Hilo, HI) may be a primary left-handed pitcher, he sure didn't swing like it. Standing in on the left side, Medeiros showed some very good power. Having a pull side approach, showed some bat speed and drove balls to deep right field.

Amongst all the top prospects swinging it today, Benito Santiago (2014; Pembroke Pines, FL) may have had the best BP session. On his first swing he took of BP, Santiago sailed the pitch into the bleachers in right field. He displayed easy power and very a fluid swing.

A native of Skillman, NJ, Luke Bonfield shot line drives to both gaps, showing off some very good bat speed. The ball jumps off his bat right now and it's very easy to see him hitting for more power real soon.

Darius Day (2014; Chicago, IL) is a quick twitch athlete with some surprising power given his 5-foot-11/180 pound frame. An ideal lead off hitter with good speed, Day showed quick hands at the plate, generating some good bat speed, and driving the ball to the outfield.
Top Catcher Pop Times (Teams 1-6) >>
  

6/13/2013 2:06:38 PM

NamePopGradSchoolCitySt
Alex Jackson 1.75 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Joe Barlow 1.82 2014 Riverton High School Riverton UT
Griffin Helms 1.85 2014 Norcross Duluth GA
Colton Shaver 1.85 2014 Jordan Riverton UT
John Jones 1.87 2014 East River Orlando FL
Chase Vallot 1.87 2014 St Thomas More Youngsville LA
Darren Miller 1.89 2014 Key West Key West FL
Handsome Monica 1.91 2014 St. Paul`s Mandeville LA
Michael Rivera 1.91 2014 Venice Senior Venice FL
Tyler Martin 1.92 2014 North Cobb Acworth GA
Slade Heggen 1.93 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Jonah Girand 1.94 2014 Lake Highland Prep Maitland FL
Jakson Reetz 1.94 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Ryder Ryan 1.94 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Trey Turner 1.96 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Cole Bedford 1.97 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Colby Fitch 1.97 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Spencer Levine 1.97 2014 Miami Killian Senior Miami FL
Brandon Chapman 1.98 2014 Sarasota Sarasota FL
Tanner Gragg 1.99 2014 Blue Valley West Overland Park KS
Brent Diaz 2.01 2014 Gulliver Schools Miami FL
Seth Mullis 2.03 2014 Wakeland Frisco TX
Top Catcher Velocities (Teams 1-6) >>
  

6/13/2013 2:04:40 PM

NameCGradSchoolCitySt
Alex Jackson 91 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Chase Vallot 89 2014 St Thomas More Youngsville LA
Tanner Gragg 85 2014 Blue Valley West Overland Park KS
Jakson Reetz 84 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Cole Bedford 83 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Ryder Ryan 83 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Handsome Monica 82 2014 St. Paul`s Mandeville LA
Joe Barlow 81 2014 Riverton High School Riverton UT
Colby Fitch 81 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Slade Heggen 81 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
Trey Turner 81 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Darren Miller 80 2014 Key West Key West FL
Michael Rivera 80 2014 Venice Senior Venice FL
Top 1B Velocities (Teams 1-6) >>
  

6/13/2013 2:01:54 PM

Name1BGradSchoolCitySt
Braxton Davidson 88 2014 T C Roberson Arden NC
Bobby Bradley 87 2014 Harrison Central Gulfport MS
Austin Edens 85 2014 St. Michael the Archangel Baton Rouge LA
Ryan Castellani 84 2014 Brophy College Preparatory Phoenix AZ
Justin Bellinger 83 2014 St Sebastians Weston MA
David Peterson 83 2014 Regis Jesuit Denver CO
Willie Rios 79 2014 St Bernard Waterford CT
Jeremy Vasquez 79 2014 Martin County Palm City FL
Reagan Todd 76 2014 Regis Jesuit Centennial CO
Dash Winningham 76 2014 Trinity Catholic Ocala FL
Top Infield Velocities (Teams 1-6) >>
  

6/13/2013 2:00:36 PM

NameIFGradSchoolCitySt
Nicholas Gordon 94 2014 Olympia Windermere FL
Jonathan Ducoff 93 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Josh Morgan 91 2014 Orange County Lutheran Corona CA
Ryan Day 90 2014 Los Osos Phelan CA
Ray Hutchinson 90 2014 Holden Holden LA
Darren Miller 90 2014 Key West Key West FL
Bobby Bradley 89 2014 Harrison Central Gulfport MS
Ryder Ryan 89 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Justin Twine 89 2014 Hemphill Hemphill TX
Jack Benninghoff 88 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Sean Bouchard 88 2014 Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Kirvin Moesquit 88 2014 Highlands Christian Academy Deerfield Beach FL
Blake Cairnes 87 2014 Hiram Douglasville GA
Jack Flaherty 87 2014 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA
Keith Grieshaber 87 2014 Marquette Sr. Chesterfield MO
Dalton Guthrie 87 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Ryan Lillard 87 2014 Urbandale Urbandale IA
Milton Ramos 87 2014 Florida Christian Hialeah Gardens FL
Joseph Dunand 86 2014 Gulliver Schools Miami FL
Tate Blackman 85 2014 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
Gregory Deichmann 85 2014 Brother Martin Metairie LA
Grant Fennell 85 2014 Scripps Ranch San Diego CA
Jordan Pearce 85 2014 El Camino Oceanside CA
Colton Shaver 85 2014 Jordan Riverton UT
Top Outfield Velocities (Teams 1-6) >>
  

6/13/2013 1:58:52 PM

Name OF Grad School City St
Michael Gettys 100 2014 Gainesville Gainesville GA
Alex Jackson 98 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Monte Harrison 97 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Jack Benninghoff 95 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Jonathan Ducoff 95 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Trey Turner 95 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Brady Aiken 94 2014 Cathedral Catholic Cardiff by the Sea CA
Luis Alvarado 94 2014 Montverde Academy Salinas PR
Darius Day 94 2014 Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Alex Abbott 93 2014 Tift County Tifton GA
Carl Chester 93 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Roberto Gonzalez 93 2014 University Orlando FL
Ryder Ryan 93 2014 North Mecklenburg Huntersville NC
Adam Seibert 93 2014 Episcopal Academy West Chester PA
Braxton Davidson 92 2014 T C Roberson Arden NC
Derek Hill 92 2014 Elk Grove Sacramento CA
Broderick (Brodie) Leftridge 92 2014 St. John's College Prep Highland MD
Justin Smith 92 2014 Bartram Trail St Johns FL
Jonathan Teaney 92 2014 Quartz Hill Palmdale CA
Marcus Wilson 92 2014 Junipero Serra Los Angeles CA
Quinn Brodey 91 2014 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Adam Haseley 91 2014 The First Academy Windermere FL
Spencer Levine 91 2014 Miami Killian Senior Miami FL
Joey Swinarski 91 2014 The First Academy Winter Park FL
Matthew Railey 90 2014 North Florida Christian Tallahassee FL
Trevor Tinder 90 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Denz'l Chapman 89 2014 Serra Los Angeles CA
TJ Riles 89 2014 Woodland Ellenwood GA
Bryce Dyrda 88 2014 Oakdale Oakdale CA
Raphael Ramirez 88 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Colby Fitch 87 2014 Columbia-Hickman Rocheport MO
Byron Hood 87 2014 Norris Roca NE
Garrett McCain 87 2014 Wylie Lavon TX
Austin Edens 86 2014 St. Michael the Archangel Baton Rouge LA
Donald "DJ" Peters 86 2014 Glendora Glendora CA
Logan Warmoth 86 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Kevin Williams 86 2014 American Senior Miramar FL
Jeremy Vasquez 85 2014 Martin County Palm City FL

Top 60 Times (Teams 1-6) >>
  

6/13/2013 1:57:34 PM

Name60GradSchoolCitySt
Carl Chester 6.28 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Jack Flaherty 6.37 2014 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA
Michael Gettys 6.43 2014 Gainesville Gainesville GA
Derek Hill 6.44 2014 Elk Grove Sacramento CA
Denz'l Chapman 6.45 2014 Serra Los Angeles CA
Matthew Collins 6.46 2014 Memorial Houston TX
Troy Stokes 6.47 2014 Calvert Hall College Baltimore MD
Marcus Wilson 6.50 2014 Junipero Serra Los Angeles CA
Adam Haseley 6.51 2014 The First Academy Windermere FL
Darius Day 6.52 2014 Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Justin Twine 6.52 2014 Hemphill Hemphill TX
Milton Ramos 6.53 2014 Florida Christian Hialeah Gardens FL
Broderick (Brodie) Leftridge 6.54 2014 St. John's College Prep Highland MD
Raphael Ramirez 6.55 2014 Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Josh Davis 6.58 2014 Union Tulsa OK
Armett Johnson 6.58 2014 Crespi Carmelite Los Angeles CA
Tate Blackman 6.65 2014 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
Max George 6.65 2014 Regis Jesuit Parker CO
Monte Harrison 6.65 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Kirvin Moesquit 6.65 2014 Highlands Christian Academy Deerfield Beach FL
Sean Bouchard 6.66 2014 Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Justin Smith 6.67 2014 Bartram Trail St Johns FL
Nicholas Gordon 6.68 2014 Olympia Windermere FL
Kevin Williams 6.68 2014 American Senior Miramar FL
Jonathan Ducoff 6.69 2014 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Griffin Helms 6.70 2014 Norcross Duluth GA
Roberto Gonzalez 6.71 2014 University Orlando FL
Gregory Deichmann 6.72 2014 Brother Martin Metairie LA
Garrett McCain 6.72 2014 Wylie Lavon TX
Trey Turner 6.72 2014 Neosho Seneca MO
Quinn Brodey 6.73 2014 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Joey Swinarski 6.73 2014 The First Academy Winter Park FL
Wyatt Marks 6.74 2014 St Thomas More Lafayette LA
TJ Riles 6.74 2014 Woodland Ellenwood GA
Slade Heggen 6.76 2014 Loyola Sacred Heart Missoula MT
John Thomas Mauldin 6.77 2014 St Michael's Baton Rouge LA
Ryan Lillard 6.78 2014 Urbandale Urbandale IA
Mathew Annunziata 6.83 2014 Eastport-South Manor Manorville NY
Jack Benninghoff 6.83 2014 Rockhurst Overland Park KS
Alex Jackson 6.83 2014 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA
Fenway Parks 6.83 2014 Spanish River Community Boca Raton FL
Cole Bedford 6.84 2014 Deer Park Deer Park TX
Sam Proctor 6.88 2014 IMG Academy Sarasota FL
Dalton Guthrie 6.89 2014 Venice Senior Sarasota FL
Josh Morgan 6.89 2014 Orange County Lutheran Corona CA
Jakson Reetz 6.90 2014 Norris Hickman NE
Blaze Bohall 6.91 2014 Mountain Ridge Glendale AZ
Devon Ortiz 6.91 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Spencer Adams 6.92 2014 White County Cleveland GA
Will Johnson 6.92 2014 North Atlanta (IB Program) Atlanta GA
Donald "DJ" Peters 6.92 2014 Glendora Glendora CA
Logan Warmoth 6.93 2014 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Zachary Warren 6.93 2014 St Augustine Preparatory Vineland NJ
Grant Fennell 6.95 2014 Scripps Ranch San Diego CA
Keith Grieshaber 6.95 2014 Marquette Sr. Chesterfield MO
Trevor Tinder 6.95 2014 Winter Springs Winter Springs FL
Bryce Dyrda 6.97 2014 Oakdale Oakdale CA
Brendan Spagnuolo 6.98 2014 Chaminade Massapequa NY
Luis Alvarado 7.00 2014 Montverde Academy Salinas PR
Willie Rios 7.00 2014 St Bernard Waterford CT