2nd Annual College Showcase Days presented by Firecracker Baseball

Scouting Report presented by Prep Baseball Report and Firecracker Baseball's College Advancement Staff

The Arms

 

Liam Goldwaite, RHP, Braintree, 2019- A right-handed pitcher, showed a quick arm, fastball was clocked at 76 mph, with good sink. Breaking ball has more sweeping action to it at 68 mph, showed good feel for changeup at 68 mph. Good looking projectable arm for the class of 2019.
 
Dariel Ramos, RHP, Cranston East, 2019- A right-handed pitcher, with a short quick arm action, fastball was clocked at 78-82 mph. The breaking pitch had good tight spin, clocked at 68-70 mph. The changeup was thrown for strikes with depth to it, clocked at 68 mph.
 
James Vaughn, RHP, Collegiate School, 2020- A right-handed pitcher, the frame is extremely long and athletic. The arm works out of a high ¾ slot, arm action is short and clean, clocked at 80-82 mph, has sink and action to it. Worked from the set position the entire time, repeats the delivery for the most part.
 
Dominic Niman, LHP, Conard, 2018- A left-handed pitcher, arm action is longer on the back side, works downhill, located his 82-84 mph to both sides of the plate. The breaking ball was clocked at 70 mph, with changeup at 74 mph, it’s a work in progress but shows arm side action to it. High ceiling look for velocity to continue to climb. The frame is wide and bigger than how it looks.

Andrew Kleinfeld, RHP, Dartmouth, 2018- A right-handed pitcher, a short strider, pitches downhill, arm is short, clean and quick on the backside. The fastball was clocked at 82-85 mph, with a 76 mph slider. The slider is a legit out pitch, depth and late break to it.

Jack Sefrino, RHP, North Dartmouth, 2019- A right-handed pitcher, with a super loose and clean arm, baseball comes out of his hand with ease. The fastball was clocked at 76-81 mph, look for it to climb quick over the next year. The breaking ball has correct spin, thrown slightly softer at 65 mph. Serious follow.
 
Jason Green, RHP, Whitman, 2018-  A right-handed pitcher, arm action is short, works out of a high ¾ slot, fastball has action to it at clocked in the high 70’s, has serious run to arm side. The changeup was clocked at 73 mph, thrown for strikes. The breaking ball was clocked at 64-66 mph, with good spin. Interesting arm.

Jake Berset, RHP, Minnetonka, 2018- A big, wide, long athletic frame, projects out well. The arm action was clean on the back side. The fastball was clocked at an easy 84 mph, pounded to both sides of the plate. The breaking ball was clocked in the low to mid 70’s, showed good late break to it.

Luke Pizzico, RHP, Ringoes, 2019- A right-handed pitcher, arm works out of a ¾ slot, fastball was clocked at 79-81 mph, showed good sink to the arm side. The breaking ball, good spin at 68 mph. A strike thrower, repeats the delivery with ease, good looking prospect.

Jagger Nucci, RHP, Greece Athena, 2020- A right-handed pitcher, the delivery is sound and repeats it without much effort to it. The fastball was clocked at 76-78 mph, has clean and easy arm. The breaking ball was clocked at 65 mph, has frisbie break to it. Good looking young arm, serious upside to him.

Matthew Downing, LHP, Cheshire, 2019- A Left-handed pitcher, has an easy repeatable delivery, arm works out of a natural ¾ slot. The fastball was clocked at 80-81 mph, breaking ball was clocked at 69 mph, had some slurve break to it. The change up is an above average pitch at 73 mph, has proper fade and shape to it. Big time prospect, earned an invite to the Future Games after this workout.

Troy Dunham, RHP, Farmington, 2018- A right-handed pitcher, arm works out of a higher slot, pitched downhill, fastball was clocked at 84-86 mph, had late life and gets on the plate quick, bores in on right-handed hitters. The breaking ball has more curve ball break, clocked at 73 mph, showed good tight spin. The changeup is still a work in progress, showed the ability to get it into the zone. Big time follow.

Andrew Cohen, RHP, Loomis Chaffee, 2018- a right-handed pitcher, had a fastball at 81-84 mph, located it to the arm side, with action to it. The delivery has some wrap and coil to it, showed good hand speed on release. The breaking ball has some slurve break to it at 70 mph.

Jack Kelly, RHP, Newington, 2019- A right-handed pitcher, had a fastball at 79 mph. The arm action is super loose and has some length to it, look for the velocity to climb rather quick with added strength. The breaking ball was clocked at 70-71 mph, has good depth and tilt to it. Interesting prospect.

 

The Bats

Alex Ramirez, SS, Central HS, 2018- A left-handed hitter, has gap power, looks to go with the pitch to all fields. The stance is spread out, hands are loose just above the shoulders and the swing is level to up, creates backspin, good looking hitter. The tee exit velocity was 83 mph.
 
James Vaughn, RHP/1B, Collegiate School, 2020- A right-handed hitter, the hands are set lower, they are direct and short to the baseball, swing has lift to it and finishes high. Shows to have power to the pull side. Only a freshman look for big things from this one. The tee exit velocity was 80 mph.

Craig Jones, 1B, Xaverian Brothers, 2018- A left-handed hitter, for timing uses a double toe-tap, the stance is spread out, hands are loose a shoulder height. The swing is flat through the zone, stays on it, drives it well to all fields. The tee exit velocity was 85 mph.

Anthony Ramos, OF, Cranston East, 2018- A right-handed hitter, hands are loose, work freely through the zone, has a pull approach, has enough juice to beat the outfielders, swings the bat aggressively. The tee exit velocity was 79 mph.

Jaden Mullen, INF, Thayer Academy, 2019- A left-handed hitter, approach is to spray and slap it all over the field. The hands are super loose, work freely through the zone, stays on it well, made solid contact in batting practice. The tee exit velocity was 81 mph.

Akshay Reddy, 3B, Notre Dame of WH, 2018- A right-handed hitter, stance is spread out, slightly open, swing is level to up, more of a line drive gap to gap approach. The swing is short to the baseball, is aggressive, made solid contact. The tee exit velocity was 82 mph.

Jack Nolan, 1B, Amity, 2018- A right-handed hitter, stance is balanced throughout, hands are loose set just above his shoulders. The approach is more to the middle to opposite field, shows good power the other way. Showed the ability to hit the ball where it was pitched. Chance to hit down the road. The tee exit velocity was 88 mph.

Matt Downing, OF, Cheshire, 2019- A left-handed hitter, stance is even, feet are wider than shoulder width. The hands are set just above shoulder height, swing is down to level to up. Looks to go the other way, is athletic runs well. The tee exit velocity was 91 mph.

Jake Zaetta, SS, Minnetonka, 2019- A right-handed hitter, stance is slightly wider than shoulder width, bat has some tilt to it. The swing flat through the zone, approach is line drive, stays in the middle of the field. The hands are loose and really work through the hitting zone. Good looking hitter. The tee exit velocity was 83 mph.

David Kurzrock, OF, Voorhees, 2018- A right-handed hitter, has a simple balanced line drive approach. The swing is short and compact, no wasted movement to the baseball. Took two solid rounds of batting practice. Is super athletic, hands have good strength to them. The tee exit velocity was 79 mph, solid follow.
 
Cameron Cerutto, C, Torrington, 2018- A right-handed hitter, has serious strength and power to his swing. The hands are held high, drives the baseball to all fields. The bat speed is advanced, batting practice was impressive. The tee exit velocity was 94 mph.

Mark Place, C, Kingswood Oxford, 2018- A right-handed hitter, stance is spread out, feet are even and hands are loose, set at shoulder height, in a flat position. The swing path is level to up, has a line drive approach from gap to gap. The frame, hands are strong and solid. The tee exit velocity was 87 mph.

Chris McLean, OF/1B, Walpole, 2020- A right-handed hitter, the stance is even, hands are loose, work freely through the zone, shows good pop to both gaps. Good looking young hitter. The tee exit velocity was 82 mph.

Jeff LaRosa, SS, Conard, 2019- A left-handed hitter, balanced throughout, hands are loose, has some pre-pitch movement, drives it with ease from gap to gap. The tee exit velocity was 85 mph.
 
Josh Guilmart, OF, Avon Old Farms, 2018- A right-handed hitter, stance is open to even, bat is set in a vertical position. The swing is short and compact to the baseball, approach is more line drive, showed good legs, runs well at 6.71 sixty-yard dash. The tee exit velocity was 77 mph.
 
Jack Donofrio, OF/RHP, Simsbury, 2019- Right-handed hitter, showed tremendous power to all fields, has lift and leverage to the swing. Stays through the baseball, made solid contact in both rounds. Runs well above average, clocked at 6.6 in sixty-yard dash. The tee exit velocity was 91 mph.

Harrison LaPierre, C, Middleboro, 2018- A right-handed hitter, has a shorter taller stance, has a flat smooth swing through the hitting zone. The approach is more line drive. The tee exit velocity was 86 mph.

Cameron Seymour, C, Scarborough, 2019- A left-handed hitter, showed above average pop, has enough juice to beat the outfielders to the pull side. The hands are loose and work with easy effort. Good looking young hitter. The exit velocity was 90 mph.

 

Sleepers

Jack Moynihan, RHP/1B, Taunton, 2019- A right-handed hitter, ran a 7.24 sixty-yard dash. At the plate, hands are set lower, are loose and work freely to the baseball. Large, wide frame, has room to be physical down the road.
 
Dan Rini, 2B, Hunterdon Central, 2018- A left-handed hitter, stance is simple, has smooth swing, stays through the baseball well with good strength. Took two solid rounds of batting practice driving the baseball well to both gaps.

Jackson DeJohn, C, Irondequoit, 2019- A right-handed hitting catcher, had pop time of 2.0-2.10 on the bag, arm had above average strength to for his age. At the plate, had an open to even setup, strength is needed, swing is flat, should be able to hit enough, can really catch.

Kevin Rakowski, SS, Bacon Academy, 2018- A slick fielding middle infielder. Feet move throughout, clean actions, easy transfer, plenty of arm across the diamond.
 
Nick Gaglioti, 1B, Conard, 2018- A monster left-handed hitter, stance is spread out, hands are loose set just above shoulder height, has lift and leverage to the swing. The glove at first base is above average, hands and feet work well, with good touch on throws.
 
Joseph Molis, 3B, Cumberland, 2019- A right-handed hitter, has a line drive approach to the middle of the field. Defensively, has soft hands and good flow with feet. The arm was clocked at 70 mph.
 
 
Tops - Wednesday

 

Most Projectable Arm: Dominic Niman, LHP, Conard, 2018
 
Best Changeup: Liam Goldwaite, RHP, Braintree, 2019
 
Most Movement on Fastball: Sean Liquori, RHP, Thiells, 2018

Best Fastball: Andrew Kleinfeld, RHP, Dartmouth, 2018

Best Breaking Ball: Jack Sefrino, RHP, North Dartmouth, 2019

Best 3-Pitch Mix: Dominic Niman, LHP, Conard, 2018

Best Outfield Arm: Anthony Ramos, OF, Cranston, 2018

Best Infield Arm: Alex Ramirez, SS, Cranston, 2018

Best Hands in the Infield: Alex Ramirez, SS, Cranston, 2018

Best Arm Behind the plate: Karl Velikonja, C, Xaverian Brothers, Brooklyn, 2018

Most Power: Jason Green, LHH, Whitman, 2018

Best Swing: Alex Ramirez, SS, Cranston, 2018

Most Tools: Alex Ramirez, SS, Cranston, 2018

Top Runner: Nicholas Fletcher, SS, Lyndhurst, OH, 2020

Top Positional Prospect for the Class of 2018: Alex Ramirez, SS, Cranston, 2018

Top Positional Prospect for the Class of 2019: Matthew Downing. OF, Cheshire, 2019

Top Pitching Prospect Class of 2018: Dominic Niman, LHP, Conard, 2018

Top Pitching Prospect Class of 2019: Jack Sefrino, RHP, North Dartmouth, 2019

 

Tops - Thursday

 

Most Projectable Arm: Jake Berset, RHP, Minnetonka, 2018

Best Changeup: Matthew Downing, LHP, Cheshire, 2019

Most Movement on Fastball: Ryan Murphy, RHP, Vienna, VA, 2020

Best Fastball: Troy Dunham, RHP, Loomis Chaffee, 2018

Best Breaking Ball: Troy Dunham, RHP, Loomis Chaffee, 2018

Best 3-Pitch Mix: Matthew Downing, LHP, Cheshire, 2019

Best Outfield Arm: Matt Smith, OF, East Catholic, 2018

Best Infield Arm:  Jeff LaRosa, SS, Conard, 2019

Best Hands in the Infield: Jake Zaetta, SS, Minnetonka, 2019

Best Arm Behind the plate: Cameron Cerruto, C, Torrington, 2018

Most Power: Jack Donofrio, OF, Simsbury, 2019

Best Swing: Dan Rini, Hunterdon Central, NJ, 2018

Most Tools: Jack Donofrio, OF, Simsbury, 2019

Top Runner:  Jack Donofrio, OF, Simsbury, 2019

Top Positional Prospect for the Class of 2018: Justin Jordan, OF, Darien, 2018

Top Positional Prospect for the Class of 2019: Jack Donofrio, OF, Simsbury, 2019

Top Pitching Prospect Class of 2018: Jake Berset, RHP, Minnetonka, 2018

Top Pitching Prospect Class of 2019: Matthew Downing, LHP, Cheshire, 2019