Draft : : State Preview
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

State Snapshots: Mid-Atlantic

Patrick Ebert         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Lenny Torres Jr. (Perfect Game)

 


Perfect Game 2018 MLB Draft Preview Index

South Atlantic
– FL, GA, NC, SC
Southeast – AL, KY, MS, TN
South Central – AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain – AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Pacific – AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Great Plains – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Great Lakes – IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Mid-Atlantic – DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
New England – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Canada and Puerto Rico


Delaware

Best College Team:
 Delaware
Best High School Team: Cape Henlopen

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Delaware Connection: Jason Bilous, rhp, Coastal Carolina
Top 2019 Prospect: Nathan Hardcastle, rhp, Red Lion Christian Academy
Top 2020 Prospect: Jake Gelof, ss, Cape Henlopen HS


Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Derrick May, of, Newark HS (1986, Cubs/1st round, 9th pick)
2013 Draft: Jimmy Yezzo, 1b, University of Delaware (Nationals/7th round)
2014 Draft: Tyler Hill, of, Delaware Military Academy, Wilmington (Red Sox/19th round)
2015 Draft: Jason Bilous, rhp, Caravel Academy (Dodgers/29th round)
2016 Draft: No selection
2017 Draft: Ron Marinaccio, rhp, Delaware (Yankees/19th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 1/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/0

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Kyle Hinton, rhp, Delware (316)
• Zack Gelof, ss, Cape Henlopen HS (393)



District of Columbia


Best College Team:
 George Washington
Best High School Team: Wilson

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
L.J Hoes, 2B, St. John’s HS (2008, Orioles/3rd round)
2013 Draft: No selection
2014 Draft: Garrett Pearson, rhp, St. John's College HS
2015 Draft: Nick Collins, c, Georgetown (Athletics/8th round)
2016 Draft: Kevin Mahala, ss, George Washington (Pirates/18th round)
2017 Draft: Joey Bartosic, of, George Washington (Rockes/19th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 2/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Isaiah Pasteur, 3b, George Washington (395)



Maryland


Best College Team:
Maryland
Best Junior College Team: Harford
Best High School Team: Riverdale Baptist

Prospect on the Rise: Noah Song, rhp, Navy
Wild Card: Noah Song, rhp, Navy


Best Out-of-State Prospect, Maryland Connection:
 Cody Morris, rhp, South Carolina
Top 2019 Prospect: Thomas Keehn, ss, DeMatha Catholic HS
Top 2020 Prospect: Alex Greene, of, DeMatha Catholic HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Harold Baines, 1B, St. Michael’s HS (1977, White Sox/ 1st round, 1st overall pick)
2013 Draft: Matt McPhearson, of, Riverdale Baptist HS (Diamondbacks/4th round)
2014 Draft: Jake Stinnett, rhp, Maryland (Cubs/2nd round)
2015 Draft: Brandon Lowe, 2b, Maryland (Rays/3rd round)
2016 Draft: Mike Shawaryn, rhp, Maryland (Red Sox/5th round)
2017 Draft: Kevin Smith, ss, Maryland (Blue Jays/4th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 6/4
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 3/2

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Noah Song, rhp, Navy (103)
• Richie Palacios, ss, Towson (201)
• Nick Dunn, 2b, Maryland (220)
• Spencer Smith, c, Harford CC (442)
• Corey Rosier, of, Riverdale Baptist HS (487)


New Jersey


Best College Team:
Seton Hall
Best Junior College Team: Mercer County
Best High School Team: Bergen Catholic

Prospect on the Rise: Jawuan Harris, of, Rutgers
Wild Card: Nick Decker, of, Seneca HS


Best Out-of-State Prospect, New Jersey Connection:
 Zach Attianese, lhp, State College of Florida
Top 2019 Prospect: Anthony Volpe, ss, Delbarton HS
Top 2020 Prospect: Kyle Teel, c, Mahwah HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rider University (1983, Rangers/ 1st round, 3rd pick). Willie Banks, rhp, St. Anthony’s HS (1987, Twins/ Rangers/ 1st round, 3rd pick)
2013 Draft: Rob Kaminsky, lhp, Saint Joseph Regional HS, Montvale (Cardinals/1st round)
2014 Draft: Joe Gatto, rhp, St. Augustine Prep, Richland
2015 Draft: Tyler Phillips, rhp, Bishop Eustace Prep (Rangers/16th round)
2016 Draft: Jason Groome, lhp, Barnegat HS (Red Sox/1st round, 12th pick)
2017 Draft: Buddy Kennedy, 3b, Millville Senior HS (Diamondbacks/5th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 5/5
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 2/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 6/4

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Nick Decker, of, Seneca HS (53)
• Jawuan Harris, of, Rutgers (196)
• Tyler Ras, rhp, Middletown North HS (206)
• Jack Herman, of, Eastern HS (293)
• Justyn Henry Malloy, 3b, St. Joseph Regional HS (378)
• Andrew Vail, lhp, Gloucester Catholic HS (439)
• Max Dineen, of, Pennsville Memorial HS (445)


New York


Best College Team:
St. John's
Best Junior College Team: Monroe
Best High School Team: Iona Prep

Prospect on the Rise: Lineras Torres Jr., rhp, Beacon HS
Wild Card: Charles Mack, c/if, Williamsville East HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New York Connection:
 Richie Palacios, ss, Towson
Top 2019 Prospect: Jeff Belge, lhp, St. John's
Top 2020 Prospect: Johnny Castagnozzi, ss, Massapequa HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Shawon Dunston, ss, Thomas Jefferson HS, Brooklyn (1982, Cubs/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Bryan Verbitsky, rhp, Hofstra University (Padres/3rd round)
2014 Draft: Scott Blewett, rhp, Baker HS, Baldwinsville (Royals/2nd round)
2015 Draft: Garrett Whitley, of, Niskayuna HS (Rays/1st round, 13th pick)
2016 Draft: Ian Anderson, rhp, Shenendehowa HS (Braves/1st round, 3rd pick)
2017 Draft: Quentin Holmes, of, McClancy Memorial HS (Indians/2nd round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 23/22
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 3/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 9/5

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Lineras Torres Jr., rhp, Beacon HS (34)
• John Rooney, lhp, Hofstra (117)
• Brandon Neeck, lhp, Horace Greeley HS (161)
• Josiah Gray, rhp, Le Moyne (214)
• Sean Burke, rhp, St. John’s (296)
• Henry Davis, c, Fox Lane HS (383)
• Charles Mack, c/if, Williamsville East HS (385)
• Fabian Pena, c, Manhattan (412)


Pennsylvania


Best College Team:
 Pittsburgh
Best Junior College Team: Lackawanna
Best High School Team: Malvern Prep

Prospect on the Rise:
RJ Freure, rhp, Pittsburgh
Wild Card: Mike Siani, of, William Penn Charter

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Pennsylvania Connection:
 Jake McCarthy, of, Virginia
Top 2019 Prospect: Sammy Siani, of, William Penn Charter
Top 2020 Prospect: Austin Hendrick, of, West Allegheny HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Al Chambers, 1b, John Harris HS, Harrisburg (1979, Mariners/1st round, 1st pick); Shawn Abner, of, Mechanicsburg HS (1984, Mets/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Ian Stiffler, rhp, Somerset HS (Braves/7th round)
2014 Draft: Dan Altavilla, rhp, Mercyhurst (Mariners/5th round)
2015 Draft: Mike Nikorak, rhp, Stroudsburg HS (Rockies/1st round, 27th pick)
2016 Draft: Alex Kiriloff, of, Plum HS (Twins/1st round, 15th pick)
2017 Draft: Deon Stafford, c, Saint Joseph's (Pirates/5th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 17/16
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 3/3
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 5/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Mike Siani, of, William Penn Charter (51)
• Sean Guilbe, ss/c, Muhlenburg HS (141)
• RJ Freure, rhp, Pittsburgh (205)
• Tim Brennan, rhp, Saint Joseph’s (237)
• Kyle Hess, of, Donegal HS (286)


Virginia


Best College Team:
 Virginia
Best Junior College Team: Patrick Henry
Best High School Team: Liberty Christian
 

Prospect on the Rise: DJ Artis, of, Liberty
Wild Card: Jake McCarthy, of, Virginia

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Virginia Connection:
 Griffin Roberts, rhp, Wake Forest
Top 2019 Prospect: Carson Jones, lhp, Deep Run HS
Top 2020 Prospect: Tanner Morris, if, Virginia

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Justin Upon, SS, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake (2005, Diamondbacks/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Chad Pinder, ss, Virginia Tech (Athletics/2nd round)
2014 Draft: Nick Howard, rhp, Virginia (Reds/1st round, 19th pick)
2015 Draft: Nathan Kirby, lhp, Virginia (Brewers/1st round, 40th pick)
2016 Draft: Matt Thaiss, 1b, Virginia (Angels/1st round, 16th pick)
2017 Draft: Pavin Smith, 1b, Virginia (Diamondbacks/1st round, 7th pick)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 24/22
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 2/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Jake McCarthy, of, Virginia (75)
• Daniel Lynch, lhp, Virginia (96)
• DJ Artis, of, Liberty (140)
• Josh Winder, rhp, VMI (170)
• Adam Hackenberg, c, Miller School of Albermarle (185)
• Wesley Clarke, c, Liberty Christian Academy (187)
• Cristian Sanchez, rhp, Centreville HS (386)
• Jack DeGroat, rhp, Liberty (467)
• Evan Sperling, rhp, Virginia (494)


West Virginia


Best College Team:
 West Virginia
Best Junior College Team: Potomac State
Best High School Team: Hurricane

Best Out-of-State Prospect, West Virginia Connection: 
Trey Dawson, ss, Kentucky
Top 2019 Prospect: Alek Manoah, rhp, West Virginia
Top 2020 Prospect: Tyler Doanes, 3b, West Virginia
 
Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Chris Enochs, RHP, West Virginia (1997, Athletics/1st round, 11th pick)
2013 Draft: Aaron Blair, rhp, Marshall (Diamondbacks/1st round, 36th pick)
2014 Draft: Bobby Boyd, of, West Virginia (Astros/8th round)
2015 Draft: Blake Smith, rhp, West Virginia (Nationals/24th round)
2016 Draft: Corey Bird, of, Marshall (Marlins/7th round)
2017 Draft: Aaron Perry, rhp, Hurricane HS (Reds Sox/14th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 3/3
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Michael Grove, rhp, West Virginia (364)



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