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WWBA Underclass Prospect Breakdown

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Photo: Steven Milam (Perfect Game)
The Next Wave
Much like at the WWBA World Championship, several of the top prospects in their respected classes attended the WWBA Underclass and continued to show why they are thought of so highly. Whether it be with the bat or their defense, or their abilities on the mound, the players below stood out among their peers and delivered some of the loudest performances on one of the biggest stages the circuit has to offer. 
 
Alvin Keels, SS, East Cobb Astros
Keels had a massive week batting in the three hole and playing shortstop for the East Cobb Astros. Among the position players noted on this list, he had the biggest week in terms of statistics according to the PG Top Performers List. Hitting .500 at the plate, Keels knocked a home run and a double in his teams five game stretch while showing off his athleticism and quickness in the infield and on the base paths. The Miami commit has shown off his big-time tools along with his very quick bat on the PG scene for multiple years now and is a player who seems to get better with every stop.

Brandon Barriera, LHP, Cannons Baseball Academy
Another tournament that Barriera dominates on the mound as the numbers are just completely eye-popping to this point in his PG career. He seems to strike out everyone and walk no one as that’s pretty much what he did at Underclass World as he pitched an inning and struck out a pair. He has now pitched 82 Perfect Game innings and struck out 125 (!!!) hitters while walking just 36. His stuff is at the top of the class with electric arm speed, a fastball he can dot to both sides and a wipeout slider and changeup pair of secondaries.

Tristan Smith, LHP, Canes American
Smith has some of the best stuff in the class as far as left-handed pitchers go and that stuff was put on display during the playoffs of Underclass World for Canes American. His low-90s fastball and plus slider that each come from a nearly impossible angle pitched to the tale of three innings and four strikeouts in the third round of the playoffs. Smith helped his team secure the win and move onto the Quarterfinals.

Nick Dugan, RHP, Meta Prime
It was one of the bigger coming out parties for a player in recent memory when Nick Dugan took the mound for Meta Prime in Fort Myers, Florida and JetBlue Park. His fastball ranged from 90-95 mph for the duration of his seven inning complete game and he showed a pair of sharp secondaries that each will already flash plus. His performance was No. 1 on the PG Top Performers List for pitchers as he struck out 12 hitters and allowed just one bloop hit. The Stanford commit is going to see a massive rise in his stock as the outing he had at Underclass was nothing short of legendary.

Robert (Chase) Shores, RHP, Banditos Scout Team
Shores was able to pitch in a pair of games for the Banditos Scout Team and earned himself the No. 5 spot on the PG Top Performers List in doing so. The very tall righty is committed to Oklahoma State and features a fastball that topped out at 95 mph in his seven total innings of work. In his first outing, a pool play one inning stint, Shores struck out two and worked around a pair of walks. His next outing was in a starting role for his club as the control of his stuff was much improved. The Oklahoma State commit struck out seven and spread out 3 hits and two walks allowed over six innings. The 6-foot-8 right-hander has a massive ceiling on the mound as does his chances of improving his stock.

Jackson Ferris, LHP, Canes National
The No. 15 player in the Class of 2022 and the No. 4 overall left-handed pitcher hails from North Carolina is Jackson Ferris. Ferris was electric in his start in the playoffs for Canes National with some of the best command of the zone you are going to find from an underclassman and outstanding overall pitchability with his three offerings. In a shortened outing due to weather setting the playoff games back to just five innings, Ferris tossed all five for the Canes and struck out eight with just one hit and one walk allowed. The Ole Miss commit found his name at No. 12 on the PG Top Performers List while, again, putting his huge long term potential on display.

Xavier Isaac, 1B, Canes National
It was not the biggest tournament for the recent Florida commit in terms of numbers but the overall profile and impact he puts on the baseball makes him as dangerous of a hitter as there is in the class. The strong left-hander went 1-7 at the plate with his one hit being a bomb but scorched the baseball repeatedly with little luck in the scorebook. Isaac bats in the three hole for Canes National and his hit tool and power combination as a left-handed hitting first baseman make him the No. 1 first baseman in the Class of 2022.

Sal Stewart, 3B, 5 Star 17U White
Former PG Select Festival participant Sal Stewart has not slowed down his ability to hit at a very high level since he was playing in PG Youth Tournaments. The third baseman for 5 Star hit .500 at the Underclass World Championship including a double and three singles. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound third baseman has strong hands and great hand-eye that allows him to read pitches well and ambush them when in his zone. His numbers in PG tournaments over the past four years are pretty remarkable as he’s a career .422 hitter with 51 extra base hits.

Eli Jerzembeck, RHP, South Charlotte Panthers
Jerzembeck has one of the best breaking balls in the class and his feel for the strike zone has been noted for several years now as well. Jerzembeck tossed three innings with his usual upper-80s to low-90s fastball and plus curveball striking out four. He burst onto the National scene at 15U WWBA in the summer of 2019 and has been a steady performer that you expect to go out there and dominate each time he toes the rubber. He has done that consistently this year even working back from an injury that sidelined him for some time nearly a year ago. The South Carolina commit is a very talented young arm who would not surprise many if he continued to make another step with his velocity heading into 2021.

-Greg Gerard

Steven Milam (2023 Las Cruces, NM) Top Tier Roos American
The MVP of the event, who took the same honors the week before at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship, was Mialm. A switch hitter with a hit tool that can rivel must prospects regardless of class. He collected hits at a rapid pace at the event. He posted a .381 average, a 1.155 OPS, banged five doubles, and even worked seven walks on the way to a runner up finish. The LSU commit is also a slick fielding middle infielder with a huge IQ and plenty of polish to all parts of his game. Just to put the finishing touches on the type of winner he is, Milam jumped on the mound a couple times and ran his fastball up to 84 mph to eat innings and help Top Tier advance.

Aidan Miller (2023 Trinity, FL) Top Tier Roos American
The two-way prospect kept the momentum going after a championship run the week before. He fits perfectly at third base with soft hands and a cannon for an arm. The power and on-base profile offensively fit the defensive profile perfectly. He hit .316 on the week with three doubles and walked six times. He has some of the best raw bat speed in the class and his identification skills are advanced. He also has elite arm strength on the mound as he ran his fastball up to 93 mph. He seemed to thrive when the game was in the balance, helping to check even more boxes.

Ryder Helfrick (2023 Brentwood, CA) Meta Prime
Starred in a loaded lineup. He has an athletic 6-foot-1, 185 pound frame but is plenty sturdy to handle a number one catching role. His blocking and receiving skills may only be trumped by his strong arm behind the plate. The right-handed bat also proved lethal at the WWBA. Hitting in the three-hole, Helfrick raked to all week. He hit .400 with a 1.071 OPS as he scorched a double and a triple a long the way. There is a pretty even blend at this point between current polish and future upside.

Davis Green (2022 Blackshear, GA) 5 Star National White
Green was a do it all offensive player during his trip to Fort Myers. His 5-foot-11, 185 pound frame has some current strength to it and helps with some explosiveness. The “do it all” comes from the double and homerun he hit, showing a lot more consistent power in 2020 than we have seen in the past. His .500 average and six stolen bases show his ability to create runs, which is on par with what we have become accustomed to seeing. Green is a rangy defender in the outfield as well, playing mostly in a corner this fall.

Stewart Evans (2022 Laurinburg, NC) 5 Star National Carolina
Evans is an extremely strong 6-foot-1, 195 pound outfielder. He has some moxie in the field and at least average speed to go along with his good overall instincts for the game. Evans makes his money in the right-handed batters box though. He gets on plane early and has impressive in game bat speed. His ability to hit and hit for power seems to show up at every stop and did again in Fort Myers. The UNC-Wilmington commit scorched a couple doubles before launching a long home run. He also works counts and has the ability to drive the ball to all fields.

Jackson McKenzie (2023 Pace, FL) East Cobb Astros
The enticing two-way player seems to always give reasons why one should favor the bat or the arm every time he plays. He hit a long homerun at the event, which fits the 6-foot-3, 200 pound frame and the big bat speed it produces. The mound is where he starred in Fort Myers, however. He ran his fastball up to 89 mph from the left side on his way to throwing eight innings while striking out twelve over two outings. He even threw a five inning no-hitter, though he came up short in a bad beat loss. He throws both a curveball and changeup that both have swing and miss potential. The curveball especially is effective when he lands it in the zone.

Jamie Arnold (2022 Tampa, FL) FTB/Giants Scout Team
The lefty seemed to gain both velocity and better his control during each outing over the course of the 2020 circuit. He popped a 91 mph in his four plus innings outing on his way to striking out nine opposing batters. His loose and whippy arm and low 3/4 release give the pitch late life. The velocity comes and goes, at times, but a lot is to add movement or command. His curveball and changeup showed big promise and collected empty swings too.

Roman Anthony (2022 North Pam Beach, FL) Canes National
The Florida native finished his 2020 season on a high note over the last couple weeks. At the WWBA Underclass World Championship he hit .364 with three doubles and continued to show his ability to drive the ball to all fields. He has a clean looking 6-foot-3, 195 pound frame with a high waist. He is a smooth strider and a fluid athlete. The production spike in the fall was an impressive statement.

Paxton Kling (2022 Roaring Spring, PA) Canes National
Some guys can just hit, and Kling keeps proving he is one of those guys. He has demonstrated in the past that he has more than enough raw power to dream on in the future, but he really showed off the hit tool at the WWBA. The right-handed hitter was super accurate with his barrel as he hit .625 on the week. The mature approach yields long at bats and he has no issue hitting spin or velocity. Kling continues to show one of the more advanced approaches in the class.

Ethan Petry (2022 Land O Lakes, FL) Ostingers Baseball Academy
The 6-foot-3, 205 pound frame of Petry physically looks like he could be playing the hot corner in college already. He slugged .444 with a double during the event. The bigger take away was seeing him open things up when needed and then cut down the swing late in counts to up his production and feel for the barrel. If he continues to slow the game down in the box like that, he is going to sky-rocket as a prospect in 2021. All of the ingredients are in place for this to happen.

Blake Cyr (2022 Windermere, FL) FTB/Giants Scout Team
The twitch in the 6-foot, 175 frame stands out in a big way for Cyr. He started off the event by launching a long home run and never stopped swinging it after that. He hit .500 with a 2.167 OPS and his speed power combination could fit at the top or the middle of an order at the next level. He plays the game with his hair on fire, almost reckless at times, but in a fun and entertaining way. He brings athleticism on the defensive side with tools to stay in the left side of the infield.

Reese Chapman (2022 Aurora, CO) USA Prime National
Chapman has used his time well since the summer adding good strength to his 6-foot-1 frame. He showed plenty of bat speed this summer, but now has the strength behind to start tapping into his big power potential. He hit .364 at the event with a couple extra base hits. The sound off the bat was different and his confidence in the box was enormous. Multiple swings were timed and spaced allowing him to loft balls to the pulls side. This is an exciting left-handed hitter to follow over the next year.

Austin Hawke (2022 Pfafftown, NC) Dirt Bags Tapout
The sum of the parts that Hawke brings to the table every event cannot be ignored. He absolutely raked in 2020 at every stop, and it was almost always against top competition from around the country. So why would that stop the WWBA Underclass? It didn’t! The UNC commit hit a comical .625 on the week and blasted a triple that looked like a home run off the bat and banged off the top of the wall in left centerfield. He is a heady defender at shortstop, showing lateral quickness and great body control as well.

-Jered Goodwin

Breakout Performances
While some of the players below already have their college commitments taken care of and several others are soon to follow, the prospects below enjoyed a breakout performance in Fort Myers, opening the eyes of our scouts with their level of play against some of the best in the country. 

Joey Brenczewski, SS, Indiana Prospects 2020 Fall Team
Haven’t seen much of him in past PG events but he impressed in a big way both in the box and in the middle infield. Smooth swinging left-handed bat as he finds the barrel consistently. Stays short and simple to the baseball while impacting with some thump in the bat. Hit .286 on the week while tallying an extra-base hit to his name as well. Also plays a rangy shortstop while making every play look easy and he compliments the glove with a strong arm.

Ty Waid, 3B/RF, 3n2 Sticks Baseball 17u National Team
Made a statement at the Underclass as he proved to be one of the top bats in the event. The right-handed hitter generates easy power out of his physical 6-foot-1 frame, and he showed he could do it against some of the best arms in his class. He hit .375 on the week with an OPS just under 1.000. He also shows some versatility on defense as he played a solid third-base and was not tested in right-field as he sports a very strong arm.

Cannon Peebles, C, MPH 101 Grimes
Peebles makes an argument for one of the biggest breakouts in the entire class this summer. He has done nothing but hit at all stops on the circuit, but many were interested to see how it would hold up in the most premier event of the year. Long story short, he continued the trend hammering baseballs from both sides of the dish. The switch-hitting catcher hit .273 in 13 plate appearances and had a couple of doubles as well. He also handled most of the innings behind the dish during the event and is one of the most, if not the most, fundamental catchers in the entire class as he has a strong arm and does a great job of blocking it up. If that wasn’t enough, he also hopped on the mound and was up to 89 mph as he threw an inning and struck out two.

Ben Lumsden, 3B, Team Elite/Braves UC Scout Team
Shows big time juice in the left-handed bat as it seems he found a barrel in every at-bat on the week. Lumsden utilizes a very strong 6-foot-4 frame and knows how to leverage the baseball, making him a legit power threat. He hit .500 on the week and had an OPS of 1.511 while adding three doubles to his name. He also shows great patience at the dish while walking three times. He’s also well-rounded as he plays a more than serviceable third base and moves exceptionally well for a young, physical type body.

Jacob Krieg, 1B, Meta Prime 2022
Krieg was someone we were all excited to see during the Underclass as we have heard nothing but good things. He found himself in the middle of a loaded line-up and produced on the biggest stage. The right-handed bat has a huge power ceiling while also showing he can simplify when behind in counts to just find a barrel. In 18 plate appearances on the week, he hit .333 with an OPS over 1.044 while tallying a couple extra-base knocks, including a long homerun early in pool play. No doubt Krieg projects as a power hitting first baseman down the road and he checked off multiple boxes at the Underclass a few weeks back.

Wyatt King, OF, Meta Prime 2022
He is another West Coast guy who made the most of his trip to Fort Myers. King was on fire in the box during the Underclass event as he hit .583 and had an eye-opening OPS of 1.667 with five RBI’s. The right-handed bat utilizes a short to it, long-through it type cut as he sprayed it to all fields. He has a great set of hands that show advanced bat to barrel type skills. On defense, he roamed the outfield covering a ton of real estate and has the speed to play centerfield at the next level.

Eli Serrano, OF, Canes 17u American
Was a name we had been closely watching this summer and he has exceeded expectations in a big way while capping his year off with a statement at the Underclass. The left-handed bat generates a ton of torque from his lean 6-foot-5 frame as he fires the hips and does a good job getting the bat head out front. He hit .294 on the week in 20 plate appearances while walking three times and knocking in three runs. He also plays a strong outfield with speed to play centerfield and the arm strength to play right field. The speed plays on the paths too, as he stole four bags over the week.

Garrett Michel, 1B, South Charlotte Panthers
Had more than just a breakout event; he had a breakout summer as he hit over .300 for the summer. Ended his year with a great showing in the box during Underclass as he hit .500 with an OPS of 1.500. He found multiple loud barrels, including a triple and a homerun in the event while knocking in four runs. The hit tool has always been present but now he is starting to add power to the equation, and it is going to raise his stock in a big way. Michel projects as a power hitting corner infield and he showed to be one of the top bats in the event during the event.

Cameron Burgess, 1B, Canes 17u American
Absolutely punished baseballs during Underclass as he generated easy power out of his physical 6-foot-2 frame. He knows how to leverage the baseball and is going to be a power threat for years to come. He hit .353 on the week in 18 plate appearances while knocking in three runs. He also runs well for a physical guy as he stole a couple of bases and scored five runs. Burgess is very sure handed at first base and he will be an easy insert to any line-up lacking offensive production.

Matt Heavner, SS, South Charlotte Panthers 2022
Heavner has been very impressive in the past at PG events & he added another strong showing this week. The right-handed bat seems to be one of the toughest outs in his line-up as he is patient in the box and very rarely gets beat by the fastball. He has a knack for throwing hands at the baseball while finding barrels and spraying it around the park. In 9 at-bats during the event, he hit .444 with four singles and knocked in five runs while doing so. He also plays a rangy shortstop and has great instincts to go with a strong arm.

J.P. Cunningham, CF, 5 Star 17u National
Has long been known for athletic abilities but seems to have found something in the box. The right-handed hitter does a great job of staying short to the baseball and impacts out front with authority. He seems to have advanced approach wise and went on to hit .667 on the week with an OPS of 1.616. He also shows plus speed as he tallied four runs scored and generates plenty of opportunities for his squad on the paths. The speed translates on defense too as he covers a ton of green in centerfield.

Tommy Specht, OF, East Coast Sox Founders Club
Is one of the most tooled up prospects in the class and he put all of it together during his week down in Fort Myers. The left-handed hitter is very confident in the box, even when facing velocity, and has continued the trend of finding the barrel consistently. He hit .429 on the week while knocking in a couple of runs and drew six walks as well. He’s not the most ideal candidate to walk as he shows great speed and instincts on the paths. That same speed plays in the outfield too as he roams the gaps while stealing extra-base hits. Specht put his name in the hat for one of the most impressive showings of the week at the Underclass.

Parker Byrd, 3B, South Charlotte Panthers 2022
Has done nothing but hit all summer and did just that during the Underclass a few weeks back. The right-handed bat utilizes strong hands as he fires the lower half and gets the bat head out front. He impacts the baseball with authority and found the barrel in almost every at-bat. He hit an almost unbelievable .556 and had an OPS just under 1.500. He also crushed a solo shot home run during pool play, further proving his offensive genius. Byrd projects as a power hitting corner infielder and that was on full display again during the event.

Justin Blumenthal, 3B, Team Nike New England
Showcased himself in a big way during the Underclass as he proved to be one of the top bats from the Northeast. He sports a physical 6-foot-1 frame and has a ton of pop in the bat. The right-handed hitter does a great job of keeping his hands behind the baseball and he punished baseballs throughout the event. He hit .444 with an OPS of just over 1.100 while knocking in five runs for his squad with a loud triple to top it all off. Blumenthal also played a solid third base and has a strong arm to go with it as he projects well at the position.

Ryker Chavis, LHP, 5 Star 16u White
Chavis has long been known for his outstanding feel and mix of pitches on the bump but the left-handed pitcher dominated at the Underclass event. He threw one complete game shutout as he went the distance while just throwing 87 pitches. In his 9.0 innings of work on the weekend, he struck out nine and only walked one batter. He had an ERA of zero and impressed on the biggest of stages. So much so that he recently committed to the University of Georgia shortly after the event.

Michael Forret, RHP, South Charlotte Panthers
Forret dominated in the event a few weeks back as the physical 6-foot-4 right-hander typically does. He casually ran the fastball up to 92 mph and has great feel for his secondaries that he commands well. In 6.0 IP on the week, he struck out ten and only walked two while not giving up a single earned run. On that same note, he only gave up two hits during his entire time on the bump. He has legit swing and miss type stuff and is going to be a serious impact type arm at the next level as he continues to mow down competition from all over the country in big time events.

Cooper Newell, RHP, Virginia Breeze Elite 2022
Was outstanding on the hill during the event in his two outings, especially in his start during pool play, which was a winner advances game. He arose to the occasion and carved up the opposition as he went on to pick up the win and send them to bracket play. The righty shows excellent command with the fastball as he pounded the corners while running it up to 87 mph. The breaking ball was sharp, and he had guys chasing it down while picking up punchouts with it. In the pool play start, he went 5.2 IP and struck out ten while giving up just one hit. With his showing at the Underclass, he proved he can be versatile while either being a bullpen guy or a starter at the next level.

Jax Traeger, RHP, Texas Twelve Maroon 2022
Has been on a roll this summer as he impressed in a big way at the Underclass All-American games before dominating down in Fort Myers just a few weeks back. The big right-hander shows as a power type arm and goes right after hitters, making them swing the bat. His fastball jumps out of hand, as he was up to 91, and he shows feel for a late tilting slider that had hitters uncomfortable in the box. In his 6.2 IP, he struck out a combined twelve while giving up just three hits and three walks. You can’t deny the arsenal and overall profile here as he showcased himself as one of the top arms in the event.

Jaden Stockton, RHP, 5 Star Florida 2022 Jones
Is a big two-way type prospect but the arm showed out in a big way at the Underclass. The right-hander is very athletic on the mound as he stands at a lean 6-foot-5 and has some growing left to do. The strength in the arm is nothing short of advanced as he ran the fastball up to 89 mph with total control of it as he walked only one in his combined 6.0 innings of work. The breaking ball was sharp, and he also mixed in a tumbling changeup. He struck out ten batters and only gave up one hit during his time on the hill. The upside here is huge as he made a big statement carving up some of the best bats his class has to offer.

Kyle McCoy, LHP, Diamond Jacks Super 17’s 2022
Impressed in a very big way during the Underclass as he threw a masterful two hit 7.0 inning complete game shutout against a solid lineup. The left-hander had ultimate feeling for the fastball, a mix of swing and miss type off-speed stuff. He delivered from a tough angle and made it difficult for hitters to pick up spin early out of hand. The fastball was up to 88 mph as he worked all four quadrants and had a late tilting breaking ball with swing and miss type stuff. During the complete game shutout, he struck out eleven hitters and gave up just two hits including three walks.

Nick Finarelli, RHP, Northeast Pride Scouting Team Underclass
Is a name that we had heard about but haven’t seen much of this year but man, did he get his point across in his only outing of the week in Fort Myers. The righty shows a picture-perfect type frame for a starting pitcher as he stands at a lean 6-foot-3 and still has some room to fill out. The arm action is free and easy as he works downhill while getting a ton of swings and misses. He ran the fastball up to 87 mph and had great feel for a late sweeping slider. He threw a complete 7.0 inning game shutout while striking out nine batters and gave up just two hits. The upside here is huge and he is going to be a legit starter at the next level.

Jake Clemente, RHP, San Diego Padres Scout Team
Clemente has long been known on the PG radar as being one of the top arms in the state of Florida. The right-hander utilizes an athletic frame and has excellent feel for the fastball. On that note, the fastball was his go to pitch as he blew it by the opposition in both of his outings while running it up to 91 mph at times. The breaking ball flashed some depth with swing and miss type movements and he proved to have feel for the changeup as well. In his combined 6.0 innings of work, he struck out eleven batters while giving up just three hits. Huge upside showing here as he implemented his name to a ton of notebooks during the Underclass event.

Garrett Baumann, RHP, Trosky National 2022
Was a name that popped on a big way during the event this weekend as he made a name for himself on the biggest stage. Baumann utilized a physical 6-foot-1 frame and showcased as a power arm type pitcher. He went right at guys with the fastball, while bumping a handful of 90’s. He also mixed in a sweeping slider and a tumbling changeup as well. He dominated in his short 4.2 innings of work as he struck out eleven and gave up just two hits. Don’t be surprised to hear him become one of the best bullpen arms in the class as he was electric during his time on the bump at the Underclass event.

Lawson Gailey, RHP, Georgia Bombers 17u Magliozzi
Seems to be one of those guys who gets better and better every time you see him. It was only a matter of time before he made a big jump and he did just that during one of the biggest events of the year. The right-hander always has great command of his stuff and proved just that during his 5.0 innings of work in his only appearance as he walked just one guy. He ran the fastball up to 88 mph and mixed in a sharp breaking ball as well. He dominated in his start as he struck out eight while picking up the win for his ball club.

William Bryant, RHP, SBA Futures 2022
Got the start on the hill against a solid line-up and made the opposition look foolish with a nasty fastball, curveball mix. The righty utilized a strong 6-foot-2 frame and he projects as a starter going forward. He ran the fastball up to 88 mph and mixed in a breaking ball that has high metric numbers for such a young age. In his lone start and appearance, he went 5.0 innings and struck out twelve while giving up just two hits and three walks. The overall profile here shows nothing, but upside and it was on full display for everyone to see down in Fort Myers.

Karter Muck, RHP, Royals Scout Team 2022
Was versatile in his outings a few weeks back as he started a game and also came in for relief out of the bullpen while blowing the opposition away in both appearances. The right-hander sports a young, 6-foot-2 lean frame and generates easy velocity with his long limbs. He threw a heavy fastball that was up to 89 mph while also showing feel for a late diving breaking ball and a fading changeup. In his 4.2 innings combined, he struck out eight batters and gave up just a single hit. Look for him to continue to build off his accomplishments at the Underclass and be a name to watch in the Midwest region.

Brock Rose, RHP, Dig In Baseball
Was nothing short of impressive in his lone outing on the week as he made easy work of the opposing line-up. He was very competitive in nature as he went about his business in a dominating start. Rose ran the fastball up to 88 mph and worked both sides of the dish with it as he got ahead in counts early. He proved to have some feel for spinning the breaking ball that showed depth and a tumbling changeup as well. He went 6.0 IP while striking out eight and gave up four hits as he picked up the win for his ball club. Rose shows legit two-way potential but don’t be surprised to see him on the hill at the next level.

-Drew Wesolowski

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