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Local HS draft-prospects to keep an eye in for the 2016 draft

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Joe Rizzo may be the highest local draft pick we've seen in a while. Photo via insidenova.com

Oakton HS’ Joe Rizzo may be the highest local draft pick we’ve seen in a while. Photo via insidenova.com

For the fourth year running (here’s 2013’s wrap-up, 2014’s wrap-up, and 2015’s wrap-up), we’re going to keep an eye on “local” draft prospects leading up to the 2016 amateur draft.  By “local” I essentially mean anyone who hails from the DC/MD/VA areas plus anyone who is playing their college ball in the DC/MD/VA area.  Because of the amount of text on the prep players I have this year, i’ve split the post up into Prep and college players.  This post is months in the making, starting in May of 2015 when the various all-Area teams are announced and underclassmen are listed.

The players are more or less listed in the rough order of their likely drafting: there’s 3-4 significant draft names to keep an eye one in particular (Rizzo, Lee, Agnos and Hess).  Read on.

(Post-publishing update: i’ve added in details/corrected errors per feedback and comments; thanks for all the updates!)

Here’s a list of DC/MD/VA Local Prep players who will be rising Seniors in 2016 worth mentioning.  I’ve tried to organize these players in the order of their significance as a prospect, which (fairly or not) i’ve driven mostly from their participation in tourneys and showcases.

  • Joe Rizzo, INF for Oakton HS.  Evoshield Canes Main Roster, early commit to South Carolina.  2015 All-Met, 6-A North Region player of the year as a junior.  VHSL All Virginia 6-A player of the year.  Hit an astounding .606 for Oakton as a junior.  At PG National.  Invited to the PG All-American game.  At WWBA 2015 with Evoshield.  Written up by Jonathan Mayo/mlb.com after his East Coast Pro game performance.  At Area Code games.  Rizzo looking like one of the better DC-area draft prospects we’ve had in years.  D1baseball top 100 hs draft prospects.
  • Khalil Lee, LHP/OF for Paul VI Flint Hill (via Centreville).  VISAA Division I all-state in 2015, early commit to Liberty.  2015 summer team: Richmond Braves.  At PG National.  Invited to the PG All-American game.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  Also mentioned in Mayo’s piece post after East Coast Pro.  At Area Code games.  At WWBA 2015 with Evoshield.  D1baseball top 100 hs draft prospects.
  • Jake Agnos, LHP from Battlefield HS.  2nd team All-Met 2015.  All Virginia 6-A in 2015.  Famous for his 21-K playoff performance in  in 2015 district tournament and his astounding 48 strikeouts in 21 playoff innings in 2015 against the region’s two best teams.  Committed to ECU.  Playing for Stars Showcase Red 17U.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  At WWBA 2015 with Stars Marucci Prime.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.  Agnos picked right back up where he left off last spring, no-hitting a good Hylton team in the opener, striking out 17.
  • Matt Mervis, RHP from Georgetown Prep.  2nd team All-Met 2015.  Early commit to Duke.  Playing for Chandler World.  At PG National, at USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  At Prep 60 in Chicago.  #1 ranked player in Maryland per Prep Baseball.
  • Tyler Blohm, LHP from Spalding  in Maryland.  2015 All-Met HM.  Baltimore All-Metro 2015.  Three-time MIAA all-state player as a junior. Early commit to Maryland.  Evoshield Canes Main Roster for 2015.  At PG National.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.
  • Jack Cunningham, RHP/OF for Paul VI (via South Riding).  2015 All-Met, runner up WCAC player of the year.  VISAA Division I all-state in 2015.  Playing for Stars Showcase Red 17U.  At WWBA 2015 with Stars Marucci Prime.  Committed to Boston College.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.
  • Anthony Felitti, LHP Gaithersburg HS.  10-0 with a 0.85 ERA as a junior, started and won 4-A title game.  2015 All-Met.  Playing for Mid-Atlantic Red Sox.  Early commit to UVA but has apparently signed with GMU.  Prep Baseball’s #2 Maryland prep player.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.
  • John Callahan, SS from Stone Bridge.  2015 All-Met, 2015 All 5-A North region. All Virginia 5-A.  GMU commit.  Diamond Elite for 2015.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.
  • Carter Sears, C from Spalding.  2015 2nd-team all-Metro Baltimore.  Committed to JMU per perfectgame.org.
  • Adam Schauer, RHP from St. Albans School in Washington DC.  A complete unknown until he popped up on an Area Code games roster.  Committed to Swathmore College per perfectgame.org
  • Matt Favero, LHP from Madison.  2nd team All-Met 2015.  All 6-A North Region.  2nd team all-State 6-A.  Playing for Stars Showcase Red/Blue 17U.  At WWBA 2015 with Stars Marucci Prime.  Committed to BYU.
  • Pete Nielsen, SS from Madison.  2nd team All-Met 2015, 2nd team All 6-A North Region.  At WWBA 2015 with Stars Marucci Prime.  Committed to BYU.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.
  • Rafi Vazquez, RHP/OF from O’Connell.  2nd team All-Met 2015.  VISAA Division I all-state in 2015.  Early commit to Coastal Carolina. Evoshield regional team.  WWBA 2015 with 17-U Evoshield.  AllMetSports 2016 player to watch.
  • Brett Norwood, DH from Chantilly.  2nd team All-Met 2015, All 6-A North region in 2015.  Little known about Norwood, who doesn’t have a perfectgame.org profile.
  • Eli Quiceno, C from Stone Bridge.  Starter for Stone Bridge’s two straight 5-A championship teams.  Playing for Diamond Elite.  Committed to Gannon University in Pennsylvania.
  • Nick Neville, SS from Lake Braddock IMG Academy in Florida (hails from Fairfax).  Little local recognition but got written up at the 17u WWBA event thanks to his speed and power.  Playing for Diamond Elite.  Moved to Florida for his Sr. year to play for IMG and is now committed to Notre Dame (h/t Joe Antonellis).
  • Elliott Zoellner, RHP from St. Marys (Annapolis).  Little local recognition but got written up at the 17u WWBA event thanks to his speed and power.  Playing for Evoshield North team.  WWBA 2015 with 17-U Evoshield.  Prep Baseball’s #3 ranked Maryland prep.  Committed to UMaryland per perfectgame.org.
  • Justin Ager, RHP for Loudoun Valley HS.  Committed to Yale, playing for Chandler World at 17u WWBA event.
  • Carter Bach, LHP/1B, OF for Centreville HS in Clifton, VA.  At WWBA 2015 with Stars Marucci Prime.  Committed to Wake Forest.
  • Steve Johel, RHP from Marshall HS, Vienna VA.  Committed to Coastal Carolina.
  • Jared DiCesare from Chantilly HS, Playing for Oriole’s Scout team summer of 2015.  Committed to GMU.  6-A North 2016 player of the year.
  • Logan Driscoll from Lake Braddock, Playing for Stars Baseball-Prime summer of 2015.  Also committed to GMU.
  • Trey Alderman from Forest Park HS (Manassas): Played for Stars summer of 2015, committed to Radford
  • Cam Remalia from St. Johns in DC (by way of Waldorf): Named 2016 Gatorade POTY for DC. Committed to Coastal Carolina.
  • Fox Semones, RHP from Hylton, committed to JMU.  Nice WP feature on him post Hylton’s 6-A South victory.  Probably not a draft prospect but mentioned here.
  • Brendon Doyle, OF from Kettle Run, committed to VMI.  2016 4A West Region player of the year.
  • Alex Smith, C from Mountain View.  Committed to Navy.  2015 5-A North region player of the year.

 

Here’s a list of extended DC/MD/VA Prep players (outside DC Area) on the radar.

  • Zack Hess, 1B/OF from Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg).  VISAA Division I player of the year as a junior in 2015, early commit to Virginia Tech but now committed to LSU (thanks commenter joemktg).  Playing for the Dirtbags (NC) summer of 2015.  At PG National.  Showed 93-95 at WWBA 17u tournament.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  At the Area Code games 2015.  Will be at the 2016 National HS Invitational in March.  D1baseball top 100 hs draft prospectsNearly threw a no-hitter at the NHSI.
  • Brenan Hanifee, RHP from Turner Ashby.  ECU commit, little known about him until he became a 4th round pick in 2016.
  • Garrett Stallings, RHP from Grassfield HS (Chesapeake).  Evoshield Canes main roster, early commit to Tennessee.  At PG National.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  Area Code games 2015.  At WWBA 2015 with Evoshield, getting the Win in the championship game.  All 6-A south region 2016.
  • Michael Bienlien, RHP from Great Bridge (Chesapeake).  Evoshield Canes main roster, early commit to South Carolina but now committed to NC State (thanks commenter joemktg).  At PG National.  At East Coast Pro 2015, at WWBA 2015.
  • Noah Murdock, a big (6’7″) RHP from Colonial Heights (Richmond).  All 3-A East Region 2015, early UVA commit.  VA Cardinals for summer 2015.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  In Richmond Times/Dispatch’s 2016 pre-season watch list.
  • Cayman Richardson, SS from Hanover in Mechanicsville (NE Richmond suburb).  VA Cardinals for summer 2015, early UVA commit.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  In Richmond Times/Dispatch’s 2016 pre-season watch list.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino, a 1B from James River HS (Richmond); VA Cardinals for summer 2015, written up during WWBA 17u tourney.  Committed to ODU.  At East Coast Pro 2015.  In Richmond Times/Dispatch’s 2016 pre-season watch list.
  • Robert “Bobby” Nicholson: P/Inf from St. Anne’s Belfield HS (Charlottesville), early commit to UVA.  USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars.  Playing for Chandler World.  Written up during 17u WWBA event.
  • Justin Sorokowski, 3B/OF from Lee-Davis HS in Mechanicsville (NE Richmond suburb).  VA Cardinals for summer 2015, early Florida State commit.  In Richmond Times/Dispatch’s 2016 pre-season watch list.
  • Derek Bjorlo, utility from Nandua HS (Onancock, on the Delmarva peninsula), Evoshield American for 2015, committed to Coastal Carolina.  At WWBA 2015 with the main Evoshield team.
  • Hayden Moore, RHP from Hanover HS, Evoshield regional roster for 2015, early commit to VCU.
  • Jalen Harrison, OF from St. Anne’s Belfield HS (Charlottesville), early commit to UVA.  Evoshield American for 2015.
  • Forrest Smith, C from Maggie Walker (Richmond), early commit to William & Mary.  Evoshield American for 2015.
  • John Fitzgerald, 3B from Gilman (Baltimore).  All-MIAA and all-Metro Baltimore 2015.  No PG profile.
  • William Strong, 1B from Patrick Henry (Ashland/Richmond).  All 5-A North Region 2015.  Playing for Evoshield Canes.  Committed to Florence-Darlington Technical College per PG.
  • Matthew Nickles, 3B from Colonial Forge (Stafford).  All Virginia 6-A South in 2015; Committed to Randolph-Macon per Joe Antonellis.  All 6-A south region 2016.
  • Paul Movizzo, 1B/OF from Cox HS (Virginia Beach).  2nd-team all Virginia 6-A in 2015.
  • Corey Klak, LHP from Western Branch HS (Chesapeake).  VA Cardinals for summer 2015, written up during WWBA 17u tourney.  Also committed to ODU.  All 6-A south region 2016.
  • Banks Northington, 1B/OF from Charlottesville HS, playing for Chandler World at WWBA 17u.  Committed per PBR to Gettysburg college.
  • Bryce Runey, C from Riverbend HS in Spotsylvania, VA.  At WWBA 2015 with Evoshield.  Committed to Mary Washington per PG.
  • Harry Brown, C/1B, 3B from Greenbrier Christian Academy in Virginia Beach, VA.  WWBA 2015 with Richmond Braves, committed to JMU.  2016 VISAA Division II player of the year.
  • Andre Lipcius & Luc Lipcius: from Lafayette HS in Williamsburg, VA.  Early commits to Tennessee, WWBA 2015 with Richmond Braves.
  • Kyle Battle, Glen Allen OF, early commit to ODU.  In Richmond Times/Dispatch’s 2016 pre-season watch list.
  • Kent Klyman, LHP from Jamestown HS in Williamsburg.  NC State commit.  Lots of velocity, no PG presence.
  • Andrew Webb, C Forest Park.  6-A south All-Region 2016.
  • Christian Hague, 1B/RHP Cosby.   6-A south All-Region 2016.
  • Dwight Riddick, 2B Grassfield.  6-A south All-Region 2016.  Committed to Norfolk State
  • Logan Barker, 2B Colonial Forge.  6-A south All-Region 2016.  Committed to Marshall
  • Chase Counts, SS Ocean Lakes.   6-A south All-Region 2016.  Committed to Hampton-Sydney

Coincidentally, PrepBaseballReport.com keeps a database of commitments at this link here for VA players; pulldowns by class and state.


I suspect more than a few of these guys will get drafted and forgo college, but if not, here’s a quick look at the commits by college (with the caveat that lots of these are “very early” and probably change).  I’ve got the college in rough order of their national significance.

  • Florida State: Sorokowski
  • South Carolina: Rizzo
  • LSU: Hess
  • UVA: Murdock, Richardson, Nicholson, Harrison
  • ECU: Agnos
  • Coastal Carolina: Vazquez, Johel, Bjorlo, Remalia
  • UMaryland: Blohm, Zoellner
  • NC State: Bienlien, Klyman
  • VCU: Moore
  • Duke: Mervis
  • Wake Forest: Bach
  • Tennessee: Stallings, Lipcius, Lipcius
  • Boston College: Cunningham
  • Notre Dame: Neville
  • Liberty: Lee
  • ODU: Pasquantino, Klak, Battle
  • George Mason: Felitti, Callahan, DiCesare, Driscoll
  • William & Mary: Smith
  • BYU: Favero, Nielsen
  • JMU: Sears, Brown, Semones
  • Radford: Alderman
  • VMI: Doyle
  • Navy: Smith
  • Randolph-Macon: Nickles
  • Mary Washington: Runey
  • Yale: Ager
  • Swathmore: Schauer
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College: Strong
  • Norfolk State: Riddick
  • Hampton Sydney: Counts
  • Gannon: Quiceno
  • Gettysburg: Northington
  • Undecided/Unknown: Norwood, Fitzgerald, Movizzo

 


Sources used to kick off this post (which I started the day after the 2015 draft and update through out the 2015 spring awards season and the 2015 summer baseball showcase season):

National pre-season lists

  • USAToday Pre-Season Prep all Americans 2016: nobody local but a huge number of names you’re going to hear in the 1st round in June.

2015/16 National tourneys/Showcase events:

Local Baseball links

 

 

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  1. Quick update/fixes that i’ve gotten thanks to Joe Antonellis:

    I have a couple of updates for you:

    Khalil Lee – attends Flint Hill, not PVI.

    Nick Neville – He’s playing for IMG Academy in Florida this year and is committed to Notre Dame.

    Mike Nickles – Committed to Randolph-Macon

    Todd Boss

    28 Mar 16 at 10:51 am

  2. Couple of corrections and notes:
    1) Michael Bielein is heading to NC State. He decommitted from USC.
    2) Zack Hess decommitted from VT and is committed to LSU. VT is on a roll losing commits: ponderous.
    3) The omissions to note: Jared DiCesare from Chantilly (GMU) and Logan Driscoll from Lake Braddock (also GMU). Both will have an impact next year for Coach Brown.

    Out of everyone listed, the projected early picks go to Rizzo and Hess, with Khalil Lee and Jake Agnos knocking on the door. Noah Murdock signed the UVA personal commitment letter for Coach O’Connor.

    joemktg

    28 Mar 16 at 11:28 am

  3. Awesome thanks! Will update. Now that you mention the Hess commit I know I saw it somewhere and (like my screwup with Khalil Lee) I forgot to put it in :-)

    Agree on your top 4 local prospects, who I also note at the very top. It looks like we could have a heck of a 6-A North region playoffs this year if Madison, Oakton, Chantilly and Battlefield all live up to expectations with their big names.

    Todd Boss

    28 Mar 16 at 11:47 am

  4. Agnos is a terrific story, but a potential high pick? He’s listed at 5’10” (so probably smaller) and throws in the 80s. I also see that he went over 100 pitches to get the no-hitter in the opener. (Sigh.) Anyway, he seems to perfect candidate to grow for three more years in college.

    With the scarcity of real power, I wonder if Rizzo will last until where the Nats pick, and if so, if they’d take a flyer on him. They would probably have to seriously deplete their draft pool to sign him. I’d also have concerns with his body type that he will end up at 1B. (The Nats apparently have the same concerns about the last power project they signed out of HS, Drew Ward.)

    KW

    28 Mar 16 at 12:20 pm

  5. Off current topic but the subject of a recent post, FanGraphs ranks the top 15 rotations:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2016-positional-power-rankings-starting-rotations-1-15/

    Jeff Sullivan’s concluding comment on the local 9: “The Nationals, just overall as a team, feel underrated at the moment. I get it; recency bias and everything. But, if you feel like you’re kind of down on the Nationals, look at their roster. Look at this rotation. This is a team to be afraid of.”

    KW

    28 Mar 16 at 12:35 pm

  6. KW: yeah I agree with you on Agnos; i shouldn’t have listed him as a “draft” guy. He’s a classic “going to college” guy who will always be underrated b/c of size.

    Rizzo; also undersized. If you’re not 6’2″ these days you’re not a pro prospect apparently.

    Todd Boss

    28 Mar 16 at 2:04 pm

  7. “Rizzo; also undersized. If you’re not 6’2″ these days you’re not a pro prospect apparently.”

    Follow the area scouts, national scouts, cross checkers and directors. That’ll be a clue.

    Nats: The “Nationals Way” is to develop collegiate players as quickly as possible to make an impact at AA or above, here or as an asset for trade. Compared to many other organizations, they are not as well prepared to similarily train the HS player.

    joemktg

    28 Mar 16 at 3:59 pm

  8. No doubt. There’s a ton of “scouting adages” you read about all the time. Not saying they’re right. There’s a great story about Albert Pujols in Jonah Keri’s “The extra 2%” (excerpt here: http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6189583) about the Rays area scout, who absolutely loved Pujols as a prep player and begged his team to draft him. Pujols was described as a “thick-body kid with no position” by the area scout. It also goes to what we read constantly in Moneyball; like it or not, some scouts fall into old habits and look at a player who is small but can hit and pass. Ask Jose Altuve how that went, or Dan Uggla, or any number of guys who weren’t 6-foot but could hit.

    For me, I’m a rizzo fan, irrespective of his size. Will that mean he drops to the 3rd or 4th round and says to heck with it and goes to school? Maybe so. Maybe another team takes a shot at him and gets lucky when he continues to show the kind of hit-tool that his scouting reports mention over and over.

    Todd Boss

    28 Mar 16 at 4:08 pm

  9. I’m generally very much in the Moneyball, draft-the-college-guys camp. I didn’t like the Perkins pick last year, whether he pans out or not. The team had more immediate needs than a long-shot about whom we won’t know for five years. I’m fine with buying off a Tyler Watson from the 30s, but why waste a high pick on a project? I look at Perkins and see Michael Taylor, who has taken six years and we still aren’t quite sure what we’ve got.

    The reason I mentioned possibly picking Joe Rizzo is power, pure and simple. It’s just hard to find. I imagine that had a lot to do with why the Nats went against their usual MO when they took Drew Ward, because of his power potential. Of course he’s also a prime example of the pitfalls, as he still hasn’t shown power in the pros and is about to repeat Potomac (as did Taylor, and Souza, and . . .). (Actually, Souza repeated Hagerstown, then got bounced back down there after “quitting” at Potomac, or something to that effect.)

    So I don’t know. I think Joe is right that the Nats aren’t really set up to deal in a regular fashion with high school kids, although perhaps they’re adjusting in the course of the Dominican influx.

    We’ll see. Power is so hard to acquire, and to project.

    KW

    28 Mar 16 at 8:33 pm

  10. The general adage ‘you draft high school bats and college arms’ makes a lot of sense still.
    Thr main deviation from that is if you can get a left- handed pitcher out of H.S.

    The good news is that the Nats have rectified the problem where their entire system was right-handed pitching and hitting!

    Mark L

    28 Mar 16 at 10:55 pm

  11. Well, I wouldn’t say that the Nats have rectified the issues with lack of LHP and upper-level hitters, but they’ve recognized the problems and made moves to correct them. They traded for Turner and Bostick and signed Clint Robinson to fill holes that the system couldn’t (and still ended up with a whole year of Uggla). They spent the first three draft picks on hitters, and they drafted at least five LHP who have some promise. Still, good luck identifying a lefty starter this year above Hagerstown with much of a shot at the majors. The cavalry there is a long way away.

    They’re still suffering at a certain level from not being able to develop Goodwin, Skole, Martinson, and Purke into major-leaguers and seemingly wasting high picks on guys like Renda, Johannsen, Mooneyham, and Hague. No system is perfect, though. We always hope that the Nats are learning and trying to improve the plan.

    KW

    29 Mar 16 at 12:51 pm

  12. I think i’m generally OK with the way the Nats has done its drafting. Heavy focus on college arms, limited lottery tickets on prep players. And its for all the same reasons as outlined more than a decade ago in Moneyball:
    – prep players face less consistent competition
    – Even given the huge rise in showcases, which have almost replaced scouting HS games these days, there’s still issues. How many times have you heard about someone getting drafted based on their performance in the NFL combine or the NBA pre-draft workouts? There’s just no replacement for a sustained sample size of ABs or pitches thrown.
    – college players play more games, have more of a track record, AND have a history of playing in wood-bat summer leagues to provide contrast to their aluminum performance.

    Furthermore, the new changes to the draft bonus rules have now basically made the rounds 6-10 bargain basement hunting territory, which means they’re entirely about finding senior signs for like $1k. So that means even MORE HS players.

    Todd Boss

    29 Mar 16 at 1:17 pm

  13. “Even given the huge rise in showcases, which have almost replaced scouting HS games these days, there’s still issues. There’s just no replacement for a sustained sample size of ABs or pitches thrown.”

    Bear in mind that the high level prep player is playing in high performance tournaments throughout the summer and fall, in pro showcases both large and small, and in the major tournaments, e.g., Jupiter. In fact, a high level prep player will see more ABs during the summer and fall than at the HS level…against better competition. And BTW: it’s all wood. No metal.

    joemktg

    29 Mar 16 at 3:50 pm

  14. So, this does make me wonder Joe. Just how many ABs are these kids really getting? I still think its less than what college kids get.

    Lets say you play for a top-end travel team. Evoshield Canes. You play, what, 4-5 major tourneys each summer? You’re guaranteed 5-6 gmaes in a long weekend. If your kid starts, he gets 6 games or about 24abs in each tourney, maybe a few more. But there’s a limited number of these events right? These travel teams aren’t playing in a “league” all summer are they?

    Compare to College guys; the starters from UVA’s team last year got 260-270 ABs in college, then went to summer leagues where they could play another 40-50 games depending on the league (Cal Ripken league played about 40 games, I think Cape and Northwoods play more).

    Do I have my numbers right?

    Todd Boss

    29 Mar 16 at 4:49 pm

  15. Take Canes as an example:
    -around 150 with the Canes uni, all wood
    -add another 50 for non-Canes: ECP, ACG, PG Nationals, etc., all wood.

    So you’re looking at around 200 PAs with a wood bat v. 130-150 for collegiate wood bat. Total PAs for prep incl HS: 250. Total PAs for collegiate: 400. HS prep has more PAs with wood, less than collegiate wood + metal.

    joemktg

    30 Mar 16 at 8:36 am

  16. Cool, good to know. Its such a different landscape than when the previous generation came up the ranks.

    Todd Boss

    30 Mar 16 at 10:12 am

  17. Shouldn’t Trey Alderman be on the list.

    Fan

    5 May 16 at 3:52 am

  18. Trey is another Stars pitcher that is nationally ranked by Perfect Game and he also made 1st team all Mid Atlantic region by Perfect Game. What do you guys think?

    Fan

    5 May 16 at 3:58 am

  19. I’ll put him on here; PG says he’s committed to Radford.

    Todd Boss

    5 May 16 at 8:14 am

  20. Yes he is committed to Radford.

    Fan

    5 May 16 at 11:07 pm

  21. Alderman has been invited to Pittsburgh for a tryout on May 22nd. He is a 6’1″ and 190lb kid with more room to grow. He topped out last fall at 92mph. Throws 89-90 consistantly with a lot of movement on the ball. My opinion he is a kid to watch for.

    Fan

    5 May 16 at 11:20 pm

  22. I edited the post so we’ll track him through out the draft process. Radford isn’t known as a huge baseball school, so that’s probably why I left him off the lists. But if he excells this year, makes WP All-Met, does well in some showcases i’m sure he’ll get some looks.

    Todd Boss

    6 May 16 at 9:06 am

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