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State Snapshots: Mid-Atlantic

John McAdams        
Photo: Joe Mack (Perfect Game)

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
Great Lakes 
– IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
New England – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Pacific 
– AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Great Plains
 – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Mid-Atlantic 
– DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
Canada and Puerto Rico



Delaware

Best College Team: Goldey-Beacom College 
Best Junior College Team: Delaware Tech
Best High School Team: St. Mark’s 

Prospect on The Rise: Lorenzo Carrier, OF Appoquinimink HS
Wild Card: Joseph Carpenter, IF, Delaware

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Delaware Connection: Zack Gelof, SS, Virginia 
Top 2022 Prospect: Mason Morris, C, Milford Senior HS
Top 2023 Prospect: Dominic Velazquez, RHP, University of Delaware 

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)
2019 Draft: Garrett Lawson, LHP, Delaware State (Angels/19th round)
2020 Draft: No selection

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

Lorenzo Carrier, OF, Appoquinimink HS


District of Columbia

Best College Team: George Washington University 
Best High School Team: St. John’s College HS

Prospect on The Rise: David Jefferson, OF, St. John’s College HS
Wild Card: Ethan Mishra, RHP, St. John’s College HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, District of Columbia Connection: Zach Tsakounis, LHP, William and Mary
Top 2022 Prospect: Kai Leckszas, RHP, Woodrow Wilson HS
Top 2023 Prospect: Amari Allen, LHP, Sherwood 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)
2019 Draft: Nate Fassnacht, INF, George Washington (Phillies/8th round)
2020 Draft: No selection

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

• None


Maryland

Best College Team: University of Maryland/ Salisbury University 
Best Junior College Team: Harford
Best High School Team: Georgetown Prep

Prospect on the Rise: Jackson Merrill, SS, Severna Park HS
Wild Card: Maxwell Costes, IF, Maryland

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Maryland Connection: Jose Torres, SS, NC State
Top 2022 Prospect: Lamar King, C, Calvert Hall College HS
Top 2023 Prospect: Matt Shaw, SS, Maryland 

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)
2019 Draft: Noah Song, RHP, Navy (Red Sox/ 4th round)
2020 Draft: No selection

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

• Sean Burke, RHP, Maryland
Peter Heubeck, RHP, The Gilman School
Benjamin Cowles, SS, Maryland 


New Jersey

Best College Team: NJIT 
Best Junior College Team: RCSJ-Gloucester 
Best High School Team: St. Joseph’s Regional (Montvale) 

Prospect on the Rise: Anthony Solometo, LHP, Bishop Eustace 
Wild Card: Pierce Coppola, LHP, Verona High School

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New Jersey Connection: Jack Leiter, Vanderbilt
Top 2022 Prospect: Nazier Mule, SS/RHP, Passaic Tech HS 
Top 2023 Prospect: AJ Gracia, LHP/OF, Ranney 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)
2019 Draft: Anthony Volpe, 2B, Delbarton School (Yankees/1st Round, 30th pick) 
2020 Draft: No Selection 

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

Chase Petty, RHP, Mainland Regional HS 
Anthony Solometo, LHP, Bishop Eustace 
Pierce Coppola, LHP, Verona HS 
Shane Panzini, RHP, Red Bank Catholic HS
Jack Findlay, LHP, Roxbury HS  
Gordon Graceffo, RHP, Villanova 
Sean Hard, RHP, St. Joseph’s Regional HS 


New York

Best College Team: Stony Brook University 
Best Junior College Team: Niagara Community College 
Best High School Team: Grand Street Campus 

Prospect on the Rise: Joe Mack, C, Williamsville East HS
Wild Card: Matt Mikulski, LHP, Fordham 

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New York Connection: Henry Davis, C, Louisville 
Top 2022 Prospect: Jake Lazzaro, SS, St.John’s 
Top 2023 Prospect: Jason Savacool, RHP, Maryland 

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: Lineras Torres Jr, RHP, Beacon HS (Indians/1st round, 41st pick)
2019 Draft: Matthew Brash, RHP, Niagara (Padres, 4th round, 113th pick) 
2020 Draft: Alex Santos, RHP, Mt. Saint Michael’s Academy (Astros, 2nd Round, 72nd pick) 

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

Joe Mack, C, Williamsville East HS 
Matt Mikulski, LHP, Fordham 
Casey Saucke II, 3B, Athena HS
Ryan Cardona, RHP, Marist 
Tommy Ventimiglia, RHP, Longwood HS 


Pennsylvania

Best College Team: LaSalle University 
Best Junior College Team: Lackawanna College 
Best High School Team: Malvern Prep 

Prospect on the Rise: Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land HS 
Wild Card: Lonnie White, OF, Malvern Prep 

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Pennsylvania Connection: Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State 
Top 2022 Prospect: Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny HS 
Top 2023 Prospect: Kevin McGonigle, INF, Monsignor Bonner 

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 Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (Twins/1st round, 15th pick)
2017 Draft: Deon Stafford, Jr., C, Saint Joseph's (Pirates/5th round)
2018 Draft: Mike Siani, OF, Penn Charter HS (Reds/4th round)
2019 Draft: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter HS (Pirates, Comp. 1st round, 37th pick) 
2020 Draft: Austin Hendrick, OF, West Allegheny HS ( Reds, 1st round, 12th pick) 

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land HS 
Lonnie White, OF, Malvern Prep
Michael Morales, RHP, East Pennsboro HS
Mason Black, RHP, Lehigh 


Virginia

Best College Team: University of Virginia, Old Dominion University
Best Junior College Team: Patrick Henry CC
Best High School Team: St. Christopher’s
 
Prospect on the Rise: Andrew Abbott, RHP, University of Virginia 
Wild Card: James Triantos, SS/RHP, Madison HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Virginia Connection: Thomas Fransisco, IF, ECU
Top 2022 Prospect: Nate Savino, LHP, Virginia
Top 2023 Prospect: Kyle Teel, C, Virginia

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: Justin Upon, SS, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake (2005, Diamondbacks/1st round, 1st pick)
2014 Draft: Nicholas Howard, RHP, Virginia (Reds/1st round, 19th pick)
2015 Draft: Nathan Kirby, LHP, Virginia (Brewers/1st round, 40th pick)
2016 Draft: Matthew 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)
2019 Draft: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason (Padre/ Comp Round B, 73rd pick)
2020 Draft: Ian Seymour, LHP, Virginia Tech (Rays/2nd round, 57th pick)

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

Andrew Abbott, LHP, Virginia
• James Triantos, SS/RHP, Madison HS
• Mike Vasil, RHP, Virginia
Zack Gelof, 3B, Virginia
Brandon Clarke, LHP, Independence HS
Nic Kent, SS, Virginia
• Griff McGarry, RHP, Virginia
Elijah Lambros, OF, Fredericksburg Christian School


West Virginia

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

Prospect on the Rise: Jackson Wolf, LHP, West Virginia 
Wild Card: Grant Hussey, 1B, Parkersburg South HS 

Top 2022 Prospect: Blaise Grove, LHP, Home School 
Top 2023 Prospect: Aaron Jamison, OF, Morgantown 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)
2019 Draft: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia (Blue Jays, 1st round, 11th pick) 
2020 Draft: No Selection 

2020 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 400:

• Jackson Wolf, LHP, West Virginia
Grant Hussey, 1B, Parkersburg South 

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