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State Snapshots: Mid-Atlantic

Patrick Ebert         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Alek Manoah (Dale Sparks, WVU Athletics Communications)

Perfect Game 2019 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 State
Best High School Team: Appoquinimink

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Delaware Connection: Colin Peluse, rhp, Wake Forest
Top 2020 Prospect: Billy Sullivan IV, rhp, Delaware
Top 2021 Prospect: Lorenzo Carrier, of, Appoquinimink HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Derrick May, of, Newark HS (1986, Cubs/1st round, 9th pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Kyle Hinton, rhp, Delaware (Royals/16th round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 2/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/0

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Garrett Lawson, LHP, Delaware State


District of Columbia


Best College Team:
 George Washington
Best High School Team: St. Johns College

Top 2020 Prospect: Collin Bosley-Smith, rhp, Woodrow Wilson HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 L.J Hoes, 2B, St. John’s HS (2008, Orioles/3rd round)
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)
2018 Draft: Isaiah Pasteur, of, George Washington (Yankees/13th round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 3/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Nick Morreale, RHP, Georgetown


Maryland


Best College Team:
 Maryland
Best Junior College Team: Harford
Best High School Team: Calvert Hall College HS

Prospect on the Rise: Jose Torres, ss, Calvert Hall College HS
Wild Card: Noah Song, rhp, Navy

Top 2020 Prospect: Alex Greene, of, DeMatha Catholic HS
Top 2021 Prospect: Jacob Orr, ss, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Harold Baines, 1B, St. Michael’s HS (1977, White Sox/ 1st round, 1st overall pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Richard Palacios, 2b, Towson (Indians/3rd round)

2018 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Noah Song, RHP, Navy
• Jose Torres, SS, Calvert Hall College HS
• Tyler Demartino, OF, Walt Whitman HS
• Thomas Keehn, SS/RHP, Dematha Catholic HS


New Jersey


Best College Team:
 Seton Hall
Best Junior College Team: Cumberland County
Best High School Team: Delbarton

Prospect on the Rise: Anthony Volpe, ss, Delbarton HS
Wild Card: Jack Leiter, rhp, Delbarton HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New Jersey Connection:
 Adam Laskey, lhp, Duke
Top 2020 Prospect: Tommy O'Rourke, rhp, Seton Hall Prep
Top 2021 Prospect: Aries Samek, ss, Teaneck 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)
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)
2018 Draft: Nick Decker, of, Seneca HS (Red Sox/2nd round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 10/8
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 9/5

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Jack Leiter, RHP, Delbarton HS
• Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS
• Ricky DeVito, RHP, Seton Hall
• Justin Fall, LHP, Brookdale CC
• Andrew Compton, 3B, Governor Livingston HS
• Tate Ballestero, C, Morristown HS
• KC Hunt, RHP, Ramapo HS
• Nick Maldonado, INF/RHP, Seton Hall Preparatory


New York


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

Wild Card: Michael Limoncelli, rhp, Horseheads Senior HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New York Connection:
 George Kirby, rhp, Elon
Top 2020 Prospect: Jason Savacool, rhp, Baker HS
Top 2021 Prospect: Christian Moore, ss, Baylor HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Shawon Dunston, ss, Thomas Jefferson HS, Brooklyn (1982, Cubs/1st round, 1st pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Lenny Torres, rhp, Beacon HS (Indians/1st round, 41st pick)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 23/17
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 2/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 10/7

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Joe LaSorsa, LHP, St. John’s
• Matt Brash, RHP, Niagara
• Michael Limoncelli, RHP, Horseheads Senior HS
• Gavin Hollowell, RHP, St. John’s
• Sean Mooney, RHP, St. John’s
• Nick Mondak, LHP, St. John’s
• Jeff Belge, LHP, St. John’s
• Joe Biancone, RHP, John Jay Cross River HS
• Dave Falco, RHP, Center Moriches HS
• Tim McHugh, OF, Commack HS


Pennsylvania


Best College Team:
 Penn
Best Junior College Team: Lackawanna
Best High School Team: Holy Ghost Prep

Prospect on the Rise: 
Sammy Siani, of, William Penn Charter
Wild Card: Jack Kochanowicz, rhp, Harriton HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Pennsylvania Connection:
 Joey Lancellotti, rhp, North Carolina
Top 2020 Prospect: Austin Hendrick, of, West Allegheny HS
Top 2021 Prospect: Nick Bitsko, rhp, Central Bucks East 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)
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)
2018 Draft: Mike Siani, of, Penn Charter HS (Reds/4th round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 17/12
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 1/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 8/4

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Sammy Siani, OF, William Penn Charter
• Jack Kochanowicz, RHP, Harriton HS
• Chris Newell, OF, Malvern Preparatory
• Levi Stoudt, RHP, Lehigh
• Dante Biasi, LHP, Penn State
• Dan Hammer, RHP, Pittsburgh
• Nick Dean, RHP, Bensalem Township HS
• Kellan Tulio, LHP, Emmaus HS
• Reggie Crawford, LHP/1B, North Schuylkill HS
• Will Bednar, RHP, Mars Area HS
• Troy LaNeve, 3B, Pine-Richland HS


Virginia


Best College Team:
 Liberty
Best Junior College Team: Paul D. Camp
Best High School Team: Benedictine
 
Prospect on the Rise: Jamari Baylor, ss, Benedictine HS
Wild Card: Tanner Morris, ss, Virginia

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Virginia Connection:
 Conor Grammes, rhp/3b, Xavier
Top 2020 Prospect: Nate Savino, lhp, Potomac Falls HS
Top 2021 Prospect: Mike Vasil, rhp, Virginia

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Justin Upon, SS, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake (2005, Diamondbacks/1st round, 1st pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Daniel Lynch, lhp, Virginia (Royals/1st round, 34th pick)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 23/18
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 5/1

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Jamari Baylor, SS, Benedictine HS
• Tanner Morris, SS, Virginia
• Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason
• Noah Murdock, RHP, Virginia
• Cameron Simmons, OF, Virginia


West Virginia


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

Top 2020 Prospect: Tyler Doanes, 3b, West Virginia
Top 2021 Prospect: Grant Hussey, 1b, Parkersburg South HS
 
Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Chris Enochs, RHP, West Virginia (1997, Athletics/1st round, 11th 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)
2018 Draft: Michael Grove, rhp, West Virginia (Dodgers/2nd round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 4/3
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia
• Brenton Doyle, OF, Shepherd University
• Jonathan Blackwell, LHP, Hurricane HS



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