The following players stood out during Batting Practice at the National Academic Showcase.
Rey Pascual (2015, C, Atlanta, GA) makes solid contact with good balance and extension, has an aggressive approach.
Freddy Sabido (2015, LHP/OF, Staten Island, NY) has good power and should develop more as his lean frame fills out. Has present bat speed.
Gavin Crimmins (2015, MIF, Cumming, GA) flashed good hitting tools including bats peed and a good bat path to the ball.
Zach Chastain (2016, OF/2B, Frisco, TX) has a contact approach at the plate with a smooth line drive swing plane.
Eugene Brandon "Brad" Stewart II (2015, OF/SS, Savannah, GA) made solid contact with a line drive swing plane and solid bat speed.
Nicholas Baldor (2016, OF, Tampa, FL) has an aggressive swing with good bat speed. Works mid field with his approach and repeats swing.
Tristan Capocci (2017, SS, Villa Rica, GA) is an intriguing 2017 showing a clean bat path and good bat speed. Has present power and more should develop more as he produced crisp line drive results during his round.
Adam Moore (2015, INF, Alpharetta, GA) showed a nice line drive swing plane with good contact, flashed good bat speed.
Michael Ciancio (2015, INF, Kent, WA) has a short compact swing with good bat speed. Makes solid contact and power projects.
Matthew White (2015, C/1B, Dallas, TX) makes very hard contact with a good line drive swing. He consistently squared up the ball and has present strength in body.
John McKenna (2016, 1B, Parkland, FL) has a projectable power bat, hits line drives to all fields and will continue to develop power.
Tyler Shuck (2017, RHP/3B, Cape Coral, FL) listed as a primary pitcher, but he showed his bat could be the tool. Has plus bat speed from the right side and developing bat speed on the left. Took solid round from both sides of plate producing hard line drive contact.