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2014 National Showcase

 



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Will Neely showed a loose, quick arm in his two innings of work, working his fastball in the 90-91 mph range, topping at 92 with late run to his arm side. His curveball showed late break at 79 mph with 11-5 break to it. He struck out 3 in 2 innings.

Nathan Trevelian filled up the strike zone with a fastball that worked in the 87-89 mph range showing nice life to his arm side well. He worked two effective innings on the mound showing a changeup at 82 mph and a curveball with 11-5 shape at 74 mph.

Jonathan Engelmann went with an outside 90 mph fastball and drove it down the right field line for a stand up double in his first at bat of the game.

Cobie Vance started the hitting for Vegas Gold, leading the game off by turning on an 88 mph fastball through the 5/6 hole and proceeded to steal second base within a couple of pitches.

Wesley Rodriguez had an impressive performance on the mound, working in the 89-93 mph with his fastball, showing late life with a sharp breaking slider at 78 mph. He struck out 4 batters.

Ashe Russell was dominant on the mound, working in the 91-95 mph range with solid arm side run on the pitch. His slider was equally as effective, with sharp break at 83 mph. He struck out 4 batters in his 2 innings of work.

Andrew Cabezas worked in the 86-90 mph range, topping out at 91 mph with his fastball with some sinking action to it. He showed both a feel for his slider at 81 mph and a changeup at 79 mph, using all three pitches to collect three strikeouts.

Andrew Noviello was another arm who showed well in the final game of the showcase, working consistently in the 88-91 mph with a strong feel for a late breaking 11-5 curveball showing depth at 77 mph. He was able to mix both pitches well and collected three strikeouts.

Lorenzo Hampton showed an easy arm action in his inning of work, showing a fastball in the 84-86 mph range, topping at 87 mph and showed a nice feel for a changeup at 80 mph.

Luke Eigsti also threw an inning on the mound to close out the showcase, topping at 87 mph and showed a 12-6 curveball up to 68 mph.

Greg Pickett created consistent hard contact the entire showcase and despite not collecting a hit in today’s action, the Colorado native showed an advanced feel at the plate with a strong understanding of the strike zone.

Matthew Mika is a gamer and plays the game at 100% and collected a line drive single, keeping his weight back on a 77 mph changeup.

Jonah Davis showed off some power in his left-handed bat, driving a ball deep to the left-center field in his final at bat for a standup double.

Jonathan Engelmann showed a nice feel for the barrel of the bat, shooting an outside 90 mph fastball down the right field line for a standup double in his first at bat of the game.

 

 

 

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Lukas Wakamatsu (2015-SS-Keller, TX) continued to swing a hot bat this weekend, leading the game off with a line drive single from the left side before facing a left-handed pitcher in the second at bat and picking up another single, this time from the right side. 

Ryne Inman (2015-RHP-Lawrenceville, GA) has a strong 6-foot-5 frame and showed an easy arm action while running his fastball up to 87 mph in his two innings of work. He also mixed in a changeup at 79 mph and both a slider and a curveball for strikes.  

Sam Lanier (2015-RHP-Maitland, FL was impressive in his time on the mound, working in the upper 80's with his fastball and topped out at 89 mph while showing a 12-6 curveball with depth at 75 mph. 

Pablo Toranzo (2015-RHP-Tampa, FL) throws from a lower three-quarter slot which allows him to generate run and sink on his fastball which climbed as high as 85 mph in his two innings of work which helped him induce ground ball contact.

Shane Potter (2015-1B-Encinitas, CA) showed his big strength from the left side, turning on a pitch down the right field line for a stand up double. 

Ryan Shinn (2015-OF-Jobstown, NJ) hit a hard ground ball back up the middle in his first at bat and showed his hustle on the bases within the next couple of pitches, not only taking second on a wild pitch, but also took third base due to his alertness.  

Philip Sieli (2015-RHP-Wellington, FL) topped out at 88 mph with his fastball in his two innings of work, showing a feel for a slider up to 75 mph which he mixed in to help pick up three strikeouts. 

Brendon Davis (2015-3B-Lakewood, CA) keeps impressing with his fast hands at the plate, keeping them back on a 77 mph changeup before exploding to the ball and line it down the left field line for an easy standup double. Davis also pitched an inning, topping out at 86 mph, showing a quick arm. 

Austin Treadwell (2015-RHP-Albuquerque, NM) topped out at 87 mph with his fastball in his two innings of work on the mound, showing a feel for his 11-5 curveball to pick up a strikeout. 

Quentin Longrie (2015-LHP-Mission Viejo, CA) showed a feel for a 3-pitch mix with a fastball that topped out at 89 mph with a curveball up to 75 mph and a changeup at 76. He struck out five batters in his two innings of work. 

Mario Torres (2015-RHP-Chihuahua, MEX) worked an effective inning on the mound, topping at 82 mph with a strikeout. 
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Dallas Woolfolk (2015, RHP, Southhaven, MS) fanned one batter in his two solid innings of work. He worked at 88-91 mph with his fastball, topped at 92 and showed a feel for a slider and changeup. 

Leo Rodriguez (2015, RHP, Mount Dora, FL) collected one strikeout over two innings of work, sitting between 84-87 mph with his fastball, topping at 88.

Christian Demby (2015, RHP/3B, Southwest Ranches, FL) rocketed a sharply hit double deep into the left center field gap, showing good carry and power potential. 

James Dawson Terrell (2015, OF, Fairfield, CA) also socked a hard single to center field, showing an aggressive approach early in the count. 

Nick Shumpert (2015, SS, Lone Tree, CO) got caught trying to stretch a single into double, but the swing that preceded that was very impressive. He ripped an opposite field rocket into right field.

Brandt Stallings (2015, 1B/OF, Buford, GA) followed that up with a ringing triple.

Jared Middleton (2015, LHP, Lakeland, FL) topped out at 86 mph with his fastball, and showed an ability to spot his slider. He fanned four batters in his two solid innings of work. 

Connor McCollum (2015, RHP, Huntington Beach, CA) tossed two frames, striking out three batters along the way. He worked at 86-89 mph, topping at 90 mph.

Ryan Mantle (2015, 3B/RHP, Linn, MO) worked at 86-89 with his fastball, flashing a 77 mph changeup with good arm speed. He struck out two in two innings of work.

Patrick Sandoval (2015, LHP, Mission Viejo, CA) showed off a heavy, live fastball at 88-91 mph with a plus, swing and miss slider at 81 mph. He struck out three batters in two innings.

Tekwaan Whyte (2015, SS/RHP, Stone Mountain, GA) topped at 92 mph in his brief one inning stint, showing hopping life through the zone. He struck out two.

Ryan Fineman (2015, C/1B, Westlake Village, CA) kept the game alive with hard line drive single to center field.
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Nolan Kingham (2015-RHP-Henderson, NV) turned in an impressive performance on the mound, topping out at 91 mph with his fastball with run to his arm side. His changeup featured late fade at 82 mph and a sharp 11-5 curveball at 78 mph. 

Austin Moore (2015-RHP-Huntington Beach, CA) worked his fastball in the 87-89 mph range with nice fade on the pitch down in the zone. He showed the ability to locate his changeup with fade low to his glove side at 79 mph. 

Joseph Baran (2015-OF-West Hazleton, PA) showed a quick arm from the left-side, running his fastball up to 90 mph with a strong feel for a late breaking curveball with nice depth at 71 mph. He struck out 3 batters in his two innings of work. He also picked up a double down the left field line in his second at-bat. 

Zach Shirey (2015-RHP-Spring, TX) filled up the strike zone with a three pitch mix, working his fastball primarily at 89-91 mph, touching a 92 on the radar gun. He also showed a changeup at 76 mph and a slider at 78 mph which he used to pick up 2 strikes outs over his outing. 

JD Williams (2015-SS-Brampton, ON) continues to swing a hot bat this showcase, singling hard up the middle and promptly took second base on a steal on the very first pitch once he got on base. 

After running a 6.70 60-yard and throwing 91 mph from the outfield, Cameron Montgomery (2015-OF-Windermere, FL) barreled up a fastball and drove it to the left center field gap for a standup double. 

Greg Pickett (2015-OF-Aurora, CO) showed a big bat from the left side in batting practice and did so again in his first at bat, turning on a pitch for a single down the right field line. He showed power in his second trip, skying a ball out to left field showing strength to the opposite field. 

Standing at 6-foot-6, Eli Nabholz (2015-RHP-Pottsville, PA) topped out at 88 mph with his fastball in his two innings of work and showed a 12-6 curveball at 73 mph to pick up two strikeouts. 

Darren Shred (2015-C-Brampton, ON) has continued to emerge as one of the top Canadian prospects in this years class, having a solid night at the plate going 2-2. 

Grant Sloan (2015-RHP-Zionsville, IN) worked his fastball low in the zone to both sides, topping at 90 mph from a short arm action. He showed a changeup up to 82 mph and a curveball that topped at 77 mph. 

David Chabut (Loganville, FL) continued to impress throughout the showcase, both with the bat from the right side and his athleticism up the middle. 

Triston McKenzie has continued to make strides in his development on the mound, topping out at 92 mph with his fastball which he commanded well low in the zone. He also showed an outstanding feel for a changeup up to 85 mph and a sharp curveball at 77 mph. 

Daniel Neal (2015-INF-London, KY) had the hardest hit of the night with the ball jumping off his barrel hard on a fastball that he shot back up the middle. 
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John Murphy (RHP-2015-) worked his fastball in the 88-91 mph range, topping at 92 mph with life down in the zone. Murphy's outing was shortened due to a weather delay but finished his outing under a covered mound in left field and showed a feel for his changeup that he worked in the mid-70s and as well as a slider.

Daz Cameron (2015-OF-McDonough, GA) showed off his impressive hit tool in his first at bat, barreling up an outside 90 mph fastball for a hard l