2013 Mid Atlantic Top and Underclass Showcase Blogs
Scott Zimmer (2014, RHP, Moorestown HS, Morrestown, NJ)pitched in the 85-88 range with a heavy fastball. Velocity projects as he grows into his bodyand adds strength to his frame. Mixes ina slurve at 74 with good action and showed a split that dropped off table.
John Mastrangelo (2014, 3B/RHP, Steinert, Hamilton Township,NJ) was on loan from the Green team to the Cardinal team and closed out thegame sitting in the 84-86 range topping at 88. He mixed in a sharp 72 MPH curveball with 11/5 break. Curveball showed plus potential. A little raw on mound but very interestingarm to follow.
Matthew Yuhas (2014, OF, Immaculata, Martinsville, NJ)showed a nice short swing and a gap to gap approach collecting 2 hits today.
Mike Brambilla (2014, LHP, Cherry Hill East, Cherry Hill,NJ) topped out at 85 from a high ¾ arm slot, he also mixed in a nice 1/7 tightcurveball with depth. Has good idea howto pitch.
Joshua Terry (2014, OF/RHP, All Hallows, Bronx, NY) sat withhis fastball in the 81-83 range topping at 84. He flashed a 11/5 curveball with good bite. He also had a double in the game.
Gabe Makarem (2014, OF, Mamaroneck HS, Mamaroneck, NY)showed a nice swing on a double to right field.
Christopher Campbell (2014, MIF, Benjamin N Cardozo,Sunnyside, NY) is an athletic baseball player with strength in body, hit ballhard all weekend.
The Following players stood out during the Green vs BlackGame.
Jack Dougherty (2014, RHP, New Hope Solebury, New Hope, PA)sat in the 80-84 range topping at 84 with good life. Used 4 pitches, slider had late tight break at75, curveball had good down action at 67 and he had feel for a 74 MPH change upwith sink and run.
Evan Holland (2014, OF, Timber Creek, Erial, NJ) continuedhis impressive weekend with 2 hits including a double. He has shown good balance and the ability tostay back and take the ball to the opposite field with power. Will be in interesting follow this fall andnext spring.
Eric Feliz (2015, OF, IMG Academy, Englewood Cliffs, NJ)also had a good weekend and showcased his hit tool during the game hitting theball hard all 3 times.
Zack Gakeler (2014, LHP, Northern Burlington HS, Jobstown,NJ) topped at 83 today, the young left hander has a projectable build and morevelocity in body, legit 4 pitch pitcher, with a downer curveball, sharp slider and a sinking change up. Has lot of upside.
Kyle Stefanic (2014, RHP, Conestoga, Berwyan, PA) topped at84 with good feel for a sharp 11/5 curveball. Flashed plus arm side run and sink on fastball. Very projectable build.
Denzel Faniel (2014, OF, North 13th Street Tech,Orange, NJ) showed gap power with a double.
Daniel Hadad (2014, 1B, NYC Lab HS-Collaborative Studies,New York, NY) had the lone home run at Veterans Park on the last swing of theTop Prospect showcase as he showed good pull power driving the ball out to leftfield in the bottom of the 10th.
Alex Miller (2015, RHP, Montgomery HS, Belle Mead, NJ) showed a real nice 12/6 curveball with bite anddepth, he also topped out at 84.
Jake Wapinsky (2016, OF/RHP, Fleetwood HS, Blandon, PA) topped at 83 with a good downhill plane on hisfastball. He also showed a good approach at the plate and had a double.
Mark Silvestri (2015, RHP, Livingston Sr HS, Livingston, NJ) topped at 84 and showed a nice 12/6 curveballat 75.
Brian Chaballa (2016, RHP, Howell, Howell, NJ) topped at 81 with good arm side run. Has a deceptive delivery and the ball gets on you quick.
Jeremiah Muhammad (2014, RHP, Immaculata HS, Somerset, NJ)topped at 89 today sitting in the 84-88range, he mixed in a 71 MPH curveball with good bite and depth.
Nick Nemeth (2014, RHP, Fox Lane, Bedford Hills, NY) topped at 85 with good clean arm action. He mixed in a 77 MPH cutter and 74 MPHcurveball. He flashed change uppotential.
Andrew Smith (2014, MIF/OF, Conestoga HS< Wayne, PA) collected two hits showing a relaxed and balance set up and a good contact approach.
John Mastrangelo (2014, 3B, Steinert HS, Hamilton Township, NJ) had two hits showing good bats peed and line drive power.
Eric Feliz (2015, OF, IMG Academy, Englewood Cliffs, NJ) had a doulbe and showed good bat speed and power. He hit the ball hard.
Evan Dymond (2014, LHP, Pascack Valley HS, River Vale, NJ) Sat 80-83 topping at 85 with good arm side run,he mixed in a slider and change up. Hedoes a good job of keeping his arm speed up on his change up.
Richard Nesler II (2014, MIF/RHP, Riverdale Baptist, Lanham, MD) topped at 84 with more to come. Has feel for sinking change up and sharp 12/6curveball.
Fernando Guerrero (2014, RHP, Elizabeth HS, Elizabeth NJ) topped at 90 today and sat mostly in the86-88 range with a good loose arm action. He mixed in a 71-73 MPHcurveball, a sharp 78 MPH slider and a 80 MPH change up. Has feel for all 4 pitches, with his sliderand change up showing plus potential.
Adam De La Cruz (2014, OF, St Raymond HS for Boys, Bronx, NY) shows a line drive swing with some gap pop.
Michael D' Elia (2014, OF, Arthur L. Johnson, Clark, NJ) had 2 hits on the day. He does a good job of letting ball travel.
Jordan Smith (2014, OF, Trinity Episcopal, Midlothian, VA) showed a nice short swing and had a double.