Presented by Prep Baseball Report and Firecracker Baseball’s Scouting Department
*Information is researched and evaluated by the College Showcase Day statistics, staff reports along with tournament action throughout our event. Information and evaluations are the based on college coaches, pro scouts and site supervisors working the event from June 28th through Championship Wednesday, July 4th, 2018*
Anthony Mozzicato, LHP, East Catholic, 2019
Scouting Notes: A lanky southpaw with a promising three pitch mix, Mozzicato began his tournament with a bang after putting together a complete game shutout. Working with a simple, repeatable delivery, he ran into a bit of trouble early, escaping a bases loaded jam in the first. From there, Mozzicato controlled the game, filling up the zone with strikes and getting ahead early. The fastball topped out at 84 MPH early but primarily sat 80-81 MPH. He also went to his 1/7 curveball early, which has the potential to serve as a swing-and-miss pitch at the college level, coming in between 69-73 MPH. At times he can leave the pitch up in the zone which could be dangerous against hitters at the next level, but it is something to be worked on. The curveball was the primary offspeed pitch over the first few innings, but after the third Mozzicato switched things up and began going to his changeup more often. The changeup comes in between 73-75 MPH, and while inconsistent with movement, Mozzicato was able to locate the pitch and throw it with the same arm speed as his fastball. At its best it gets some armside fading action. There is no wipeout pitch in his repertoire, but there is potential for three above average offerings. An uncommitted 2019 to go watch for teams looking to add a left-hander to their recruiting class.
Andrew Preuit, RHP, Portsmouth, 2019
Scouting Notes: A big, thick, wide athletic frame for a right-handed pitcher. Off the mound, has a controlled smooth repeatable delivery. Teh arm action is super clean, works out of a high ¾ slot. The fastball touched 86 MPH, sat at 83-85 MPH. The breaking ball is a legit out pitch, clocked at 72-77 MPH, with last one in the 6th inning was at 76 MPH. Shows to have feel for a changeup as well. Competed his tail off, holds runners well, is quick to the plate. Serious follow.
Vincent Caccavale, SS/2B, East Catholic, 2019
Scouting Notes: A polished middle infielder, Caccavale showcased crisp defensive actions in tournament games and during the showcase. A 5-foot-9, 170 pound prospect, profiles best at second base at the next level where the arm would play up. When the swing is on time, the contact is loud and hard. That being said, there is some noise in the mechanics, as the hands set low with lots of pre-pitch waggle. The bat speed is there. Also a natural dugout leader and plus makeup guy, Caccavale was vocal across both games seen, encouraging teammates and keeping them at the top of their game. Proving the hit tool is the biggest and most important area of interest for his prospect stock this summer.
Wilcar Moreno, OF, Mt. Pleasant, 2019
Scouting Notes: Lean and athletic, physically imposing frame, standing 6-foot-5, 204 pounds. Looks like a Division I ballplayer and as an uncommitted 2019, should have those programs flocking out to see his games as a late addition to their recruiting classes. He has a feel for hitting from the right side, collecting an RBI single and a hard fly out to center field in game action. He continues to show bat-to-ball skills, and the power should continue to improve as he taps into his physical gifts. Ran a 7.08 sixty during the showcase day, and given the rest of his tools package, should be enough as a corner outfielder. Major prospect for the Providence Sports & Leadership program.
James Dorante, 2B/SS, Classical, 2019
Scouting Notes: A twitchy middle infield prospect for the Providence Sports & Leadership 19U team, Dorante is a multi-sport athlete with plus defensive actions at second base. The glove and feet work well moving to both sides, while the arm makes him best served for second. Could also see him slotting into center field giving his plus footspeed as well. Had him clocked at a 4.21 on an infield single jailbreak without a great first step out of the box. Minimal power projection considering his smaller frame, which means the hit tool will have to play up. An interesting prospect to monitor with plus athleticism and defensive tools.
Caden Horton, C, South Portland, 2019
Scouting Notes: After seeing Horton in Maine at the Firecracker Lighthouse Classic, he again showed off some of the talents that make him a worthy uncommitted 2019 prospect to see live. An athletic 6-foot-2 left-handed hitting catcher, his late two RBI double showed off some of the power potential, where he could continue making strides. Surprisingly agile running the bases, his hit likely would have been a triple had he not caught the runner in front of him. He has an above average arm from behind the plate with carry. His catching and framing skills are still developing, and if moved off the position the bat and athleticism should allow him to fit seamlessly in the outfield.
Manuel Deleon, SS/2B, Hope HS, 2021
Scouting Notes: A slick fielding middle infielder with plus actions from short. The feet work well and he showed above average range, though the arm strength will need to take steps forward to play the position at the next level. The soft hands, quick transfer, and present comfort changing arm slots all indicate he can stick up the middle. At the plate, the feet set slightly open with loose hands at the shoulders, noticeable knee bend. Had him clocked at a 4.34 home-to-first on a bunt attempt. The swing can be a little long, but that may be more of a byproduct from lacking the strength to get the bat into the zone with authority. If he makes physical gains in this area, the hit tool should also take a step forward as he showed bat-to-ball skills. Deleon is a 2021 prospect to monitor over the next year.
Cory Kessler, RHP, Egg Harbor Township, 2019
Scouting Notes: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Kessler is physically mature with an average athletic build. Mostly a finished product as the frame has filled out. Throwing from a high ¾ sot, Kessler worked in an 83-86 MPH fastball with good armside run on the pitch. He moved it up and down, inside and outside on opposing hitters, which made him tough to square up in any meaningful way in his short stint. He also mixed in an above average slider between 73-77 MPH. The pitch had some tilt on it with late break. Kessler used the pitch ahead in counts as a putaway offering. He finished his two innings with three strikeouts and did not break much of a sweat doing so.
Jimmy Pasquale, 1B/3B, Holy Spirit, 2019
Scouting Notes: 6-foot-0, 205 pound frame, Pasquale is a thick, physical corner infield prospect. His carrying tool is his ability to hit, showing both contact and power skills in this one where he went 3-for-4 with three extra base hits (two triples and a double). His feet set even in the box with some pre-pitch bat waggle. The swing features a minor leg kick, loose hands that work from shoulder height, and a level bat path. Serious pop to the pull side, though he showed an ability to go the other way in game action as well. Generates power without sacrificing bat-to-ball skills. His defensive profile is going to put pressure on the bat, and with more games like this one, may not be uncommitted too much longer.
Justin Klemick, OF, Wildwood Catholic, 2019
Scouting Notes: A lanky, long-limbed outfield prospect out of New Jersey, Klemick plays an impressive center field where his range and acceleration getting to the ball make him an above average defender. Athletic, gazelle-like strides with at least an average arm. Still learning how to leverage his 6-foot-3 frame, there may be some swing-and-miss as he continues to develop barrel feel. Singled once in the game, though after a misplay on the ball by the left fielder Klemick exploded on the basepaths to get to third. Should continue strengthening the frame heading into his senior year, which could then translate into more pop at the plate, as he profiles as more of a spray hitter in the present.
Alexander Guindon, 2B/SS, Bishop Hendricken, 2020
Scouting Notes: A smaller 5-foot-6, athletically built middle infielder, already adding strength to his frame. There is twitchiness in his game and headiness as a baseball player, leaving his mark all over the game. Good actions at second base, which is where he profiles best. The hands are soft and he showed polish making plays. Could also see a move to center field, as he is a plus runner. The swing is compact with good bat-to-ball skills. Mostly a spray approach with feel for going the other way. Singled in three of his at bats, finishing with three runs and two RBIs. Wreaked havoc on the basepaths, forcing the issue and timing the pitcher’s delivery well to finish the game with four steals. A fun spark plug on the field with baseball IQ, plenty to like as a 2020 follow in Rhode Island.
Hunter Roberts, RHP, South Kingstown, 2020
Scouting Notes: A wiry 6-foot-0 right-handed pitcher, Roberts is a projectable arm in Rhode Island. Throwing from a high ¾ slot, Roberts generates velocity with his hand speed and should be able to put together a significant spike with further physical development. Average extension down the mound with a clean arm swing on the backside. Working with a three pitch mix, Roberts has room for growth with all three. The fastball sat 76-79 MPH out of the windup, but lost some velocity out of the stretch with a low of 74 MPH. It can be a little true so adding movement is going to help it play up. The curveball shows 12/6 shape and progressively became more effective over the course of the game. Tightening the spin will help to make it a swing-and-miss pitch and sharpen the break. His changeup was his least thrown pitch and sat 68-69 MPH, showing some tumble. Roberts has the potential to take a major step forward going into his junior season.
Joe Mulhern, RHP, Samurai Baseball 17U, 2021
Scouting Notes: A right-handed starting pitcher with an average athletic build around 5-foot-10, Mulhern works from a slightly below a ¾ slot, featuring a steady diet of 78-82 MPH fastballs down in the zone. He broke multiple bats in the outing and was a ground ball machine early. He mixed in a slurvy breaking ball between 65-68 MPH in game action, which is more of a change of pace pitch right now, though transitioning to more of a true slider could help it take a step forward. There was some feel for a changeup at 70 MPH that created some fade, and continuing to develop feel for that pitch will help round out the repertoire. Hitters started to grow more comfortable with Mulhern’s delivery as the game went on, with a lot of contact to the opposite field, though nothing was truly barrelled up. Long-term, Mulhern could serve as an effective multi-inning reliever and will be interesting to follow.
Harold Coll, SS/2B, Cathedral, 2020
Scouting Notes: A 5-foot-9 middle infielder with the requisite athleticism and talent with the glove to stick there. There is range and quickness in his game, and this defensive toolset has him near the top of the entire 2020 class in New England. Despite going hitless, it isn’t hard to walk away impressed. There is bat speed and looseness in the hands that create more pop than expected. Was just under the ball twice, popping out to the first baseman. He did reach base via walk to start the game and immediately flashed impact speed and baserunning stealing second. Major follow for D1 programs.
Chris Presinal, 1B, Lincoln Sudbury Regional, 2020
Scouting Notes: 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Presinal is a big bodied first baseman with present strength in the upper and lower halves. Nimble on his feet and showed off some unexpected quickness ranging on a cutoff to the plate to scoop an errant throw. Likely limited to a corner but the glove worked on scoops at first base and the feet move well. Left field might also be a potential spot long-term. A right-handed hitter, sets up with an even stance at the plate and some pre-pitch waggle in the bat. Loose, fluid hands. Swing path can get a little long, leading to questions of the hit tool. That being said, there is plus raw pop and hammered a ball in game action directly to the right fielder. By all indications, a plus makeup prospect who helps serve as a team leader. If the hit tool plays and allows him to put his raw power into game action, Presinal could be a jumper this upcoming season.
Jack Ambrosino, RHP, South Burlington, 2020
Scouting Notes: A 6-foot-0 right-handed pitcher with a thick, strong frame, Ambrosino tossed four shutout innings in a winning effort. Was online and able to repeat mechanics, throwing lots of strikes. Works from a near over the top slot with an ability to create downhill plane towards the plate. Walked one while striking out four. Pitch velocities remained consistent throughout the game. Worked 80-81 MPH with ease, topping out at 82 MPH against his final batter. His curveball worked between 64-67 MPH. Good shape with some vertical bite, should continue to tighten over the next few years, and Ambrosino already shows a willingness to manipulate the pitch when working backwards. Mixed in a changeup between 71-73 MPH, there’s some sinking action to the pitch and comes in with the same armspeed as the fastball improving deception. Ambrosino has some polish for a 2020 right-hander and has shown an ability to take steps forward every year. He’s a talented arm to check out in the state of Vermont.
Andy Delsanto, 2B, Scituate, 2021
Scouting Notes: Serving as the DH for the Scituate 19U Legion team, Delsanto is naturally a second baseman. Hitting from the left side, the swing was short and quick into the zone. In his two at bats, Delsanto showed off his ability to find the gaps when he doubled. Considering he only came to the plate twice in the game and did not play defensively, Delsanto is a prospect we look forward to getting out to see again. A rising sophomore already able to work gap power into his game is a good foundation on which to develop, making him an interesting prospect in the 2021 class.
Julian Gonzalez, SS/2B, Wethersfield, 2020
Scouting Notes: A wiry shortstop in the 2020 class standing about 5-foot-6, Gonzalez features a narrow athletic frame and average proportions. There is twitch in his actions defensively, where he showed off an average to slightly above average arm with carry. The glove work fluidly and in tandem with his feet, where he showcased an ability to make plays on the move. A left-handed hitter, Gonzalez looks to have a spray, contact oriented approach. He sets up with an open stance, evening up on a moderate leg kick. The hands work from the shoulders. Serving as the three hitter for the CT Rivals 16U squad, he reached base twice, once via an opposite field line drive single and also via walk. Ran a 4.45 home-to-first on a ground out. There are baseball skills here that help him play bigger than the frame. Will need to add further strength as he heads into his junior season, but the on base skills and defensive aptitude make him a worthy follow.
Xavier Mitchell, OF, Sports & Medical Science Academy, 2020
Scouting Notes: An athletic 5-foot-7 outfield prospect with average proportions, there is room to add strength in the lower half. Mitchell played a good right field for the CT Rivals in this one, making routine plays hit his way. More pop than expected from someone his size, roping a ball to left field for a standup double. His hands raise up on the load to go with a minor leg kick. He sets up with a slightly open lead foot, evening up on the kick. Average bat speed with a level bat path, rotates well through the point of contact. An above average runner, Mitchell broke up a double play by beating out the throw. Has a good skill set for a two hole hitter. Power is not going to be a major part of his game, but showing feel for the barrel and bat-to-ball skills allow him to impact the game on the bases.
Shaun Remillard, OF, St. Paul Catholic, 2021
Scouting Notes: Hitting leadoff for the CT Rivals 16U team, Remillard made an impression despite not recording a hit. Standing about 5-foot-7 with an average athletic build and proportions. The hands work fluidly through the zone with a level bat path. The feet set evenly in the box with a lead foot planting early on a small stride. He lead off the game with a walk and in the following two at bats made good contact, but sent fly balls straight at the center and right fielders, showing a middle pull approach. There was a misplay in the outfield, but the arm is currently average to slightly above, with room to improve as he matures physically. Lots to like from this outfielder moving forward as he likely has the athleticism to stick in center field barring any unforeseen developments to go with what could be an above average hit tool.
Kyle Moran, RHP, Mansfield, 2019
Scouting Notes: A thick and strong build, prototypical for a starting pitcher, Moran is 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. His broad shoulders already carry some strength, though there is room for more as he heads into his senior season. Moran worked from a high ¾ slot. Pitches downhill with a heavy fastball. The hands start high in the delivery before he progresses into the leg kick with some coil, was online and accelerating towards the plate. The fastball, which featured good armside run to it, touched 84 MPH when rearing back, and sat 81-83 MPH throughout his innings of work. He also mixed in an 11/5 curveball with good shape. Showed feel for spin, manipulating the pitch as a get-me over and going for sharper break to create swings-and-misses when ahead in counts. Lots to like about this uncommitted 2019 arm, worth checking out live before the end of the summer.
Michael Campbell, SS, Mamaroneck, 2019
Scouting Notes: Batting leadoff for the Westchester Aces, Campbell is a mature 5-foot-9, with present strength in the legs and room to continue filling out in the upper body. Showed good footwork in the infield and soft hands, though the range may be better suited for second base long-term. Offensively, Campbell works from an even stance, with a fluid, compact swing. The hands set at the shoulders and work with some looseness through the zone. Present pop in the profile, Campbell scorched a homerun out to left field at Rhode Island Community College, and doesn’t sell out when tapping into the raw power. Still uncommitted, this New York middle infielder is an under the radar uncommitted prospect for programs still looking to add to their 2019 class.
Jason Castillo, RHP/OF, Salesian, 2020
Scouting Notes: A wiry 5-foot-10, Castillo is still filling out what is a slimmer frame. High waisted, works a simple delivery and repeated his mechanics with ease. Athleticism on the mound. Works from a ¾ slot, arm is short and clean on the backside. Was online with average extension down the mound. Generates hand speed and acceleration towards the plate. Castillo throws a four and two seam fastball, with the four seam sitting 79-81 MPH and the two seam in the 77-80 MPH range. Got some sink on the two seamer. Located both well, moving to the inner and outer thirds of the plate with ease. Works in a tight 12/6 curveball that sat 70-73 MPH over his outing. Added in a changeup that overlapped velocities with the curve. The change is a little firm, but had fading action when not overthrown. Castillo is an interesting arm in New York’s 2020 class, with some physical gains all of his offerings could take another step forward, and the present athleticism on the mound makes that seem likely.
Jared Reminder, RHP, Pilgrim, 2021
A right-handed pitcher, delivery is simple and compact, good direction. The arm action has average length, the fastball reached 78 mph, with downhill action, threw strikes with it for the most part. The breaking ball is in the low 60’s. Competed extremely well, strong physical frame for a 2021.
College Showcase Day at University of Rhode Island
Session #1 9AM-12PM
Best Fastball- Matt Wagner, RHP, North Hunterdon, 2020
Best Breaking Ball- Brandt Thompson, RHP, Eden Prarie, 2020
Best Changeup- Ryan Fischer, RHP, Hunterdon Central, 2019
Best Runner- Tyler Hapenny, OF, Tyngsboro, 2019
Best OF Arm- Sean Goudey, OF, Weymouth, 2019
Best INF Arm- Tony SantaMaria, SS, ACIT Redhawks, 2020
Best INF Glove- Julian Gonzales, SS, Weathersfield, 2020
Best Catcher’s Pop Time- Joey Danielson, C, Eden Prarie, 2019
Best Swing- Cole Podedworny, 3B, South Kingstown, 2019
Top 2019 Pitching Prospect- Christopher Schoen, RHP, Doherty Memorial, 2019
Top 2019 Positional Prospect- Cole Podedworny, 3B, South Kingstown, 2019
Top 2020 Pitching Prospect- Matt Wagner, RHP, North Hunterdon, 2020
Top 2020 Positional Prospect- Tony SantaMaria, SS, ACIT Redhawks, 2020
Top 2021 Pitching Prospect- Max LeFrancois, SS/2B, Holy Name Central Catholic, 2021
Top 2021 Positional Prospect- Griffin Pontbriant, RHP, Montville, 2021
College Showcase Day at University of Rhode Island
Session #2 1PM-345PM
Best Fastball- Alec Sachais, RHP, Holy Spirit, 2019
Best Breaking Ball- AJ Campbell, RHP, Ocean City, 2019
Best Changeup- John Carney, RHP, Mansfield, 2020
Best Runner- Frederick Ruston, SS, Doherty, 2020
Best OF Arm- Christopher Guzman, OF, Academy of Performing Arts Providence, 2019
Best INF Arm- Justin Wardwell, SS, Bridgton Academy, 2019
Best INF Glove- Collin McLaughlin, 3B, Egg Harbour Township, 2019
Best Catcher’s Pop Time- Reuben Hancock, C, Cumberland, 2019
Best Swing- Nick Darby, OF, South Windsor, 2019
Top 2019 Pitching Prospect- Alec Sachais, RHP, Holy Spirit, 2019
Top 2019 Positional Prospect- Wilcar Moreno, OF, Mt. Pleasant, 2019
Top 2020 Pitching Prospect- John Carney, RHP, Mansfield, 2020
Top 2020 Positional Prospect- Frederick Ruston, SS, Doherty, 2020
Top 2021 Pitching Prospect- Connor Freitas, RHP, Portsmouth, 2021
Top 2021 Positional Prospect- Timothy McGuire, SS, Portsmouth, 2021
College Showcase Day at University of Rhode Island
Session #3: 4PM-645PM
Best Fastball- Jack DiLauro, RHP, Glastonbury, 2019
Best Breaking Ball- Eddie Zanor, LHP, Notre Dame West Haven, 2019
Best Changeup- Andrew Roy, RHP, Tolman, 2019
Best Runner- Christopher Bulk, C, Portsmouth, 2021
Best OF Arm- Jack Walsh, OF, Lasalle Academy, 2019
Best INF Arm- Isaiah Rivera Lopez, 3B, Tolman, 2019
Best INF Glove- David Iannuccilli, SS, Johnston, 2020
Best Catcher’s Pop Time- Liam Goldthwaite, C, Thayer Academy, 2019
Best Swing- Kyle Suraci, 3B/INF, Morgan School, 2020
Top 2019 Pitching Prospect- Jack DiLauro, RHP, Glastonbury, 201
Top 2019 Positional Prospect- Isaiah Rivera Lopez, 3B, Tolman, 2019
Top 2020 Pitching Prospect- Samuel Stone, RHP/1B, Moses Brown, 2020
Top 2020 Positional Prospect- Josh Leadem, SS/OF, Barrington, 2020
Top 2021 Pitching Prospect- Jared Reminder, RHP, Pilgrim, 2021
Top 2021 Positional Prospect- Christopher Bulk, C, Portsmouth, 2021