Category Archives: Other Events 2014

2014 Kelly Kulina Classic – Team Capsules

Teams are organized by pool in the menu at the top of the page. Simply scroll down for an alphabetical listing of teams.

* PLEASE NOTE: Players that are written up on the scouting blog were identified by our scouting staff based on the demonstration of notable tool(s) or skill(s). While we do not keep stats, we are watching for standout performers on the mound, at the plate, in the field and on the bases.

Arena Starz

Joe Otto

OF Joe Otto

#8 Brett Willett – SS | 6’2/160 | L/R | 2016 | Appoquinimink HS | Bel Air, MD
8/30 – Athletic, smooth actions, aggressive feet, hands out front, balanced with quick hands, good level bat path

#6 Brendan Foley – RHP | 5’9/170 | S/R | 2017 | Archbishop Spalding HS | Bel Air, MD
8/30 – Strong lower half, FB: 80-84mph, stiff arm action, very raw, some arm strength, room to grow

#10 Joe Otto – OF | 6’1/180 | R/R | 2016 | Appoquinimink HS | Middletown, DE
8/30 – Legit diving catch, quick hands, laced an RBI single through the left side

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Diamond Skills

1B/OF Jackson Coviello

1B/OF Jackson Coviello

3B Cam Remalia

3B Cam Remalia

1B/OF Zev Sheppard

1B/OF Zev Sheppard

#22 Cam Remalia – 3B | 5’10/190 | R/R | 2016 | St. John’s HS | Waldorf, MD
8/31 – Aggressive feet, good actions, strong accurate arm, aggressive approach at the plate, gap to gap power

#25 Zev Sheppard – 1B/OF | 6’2/210 | L/L | 2015 | Georgetown Prep HS | Laurel, MD
8/31 – Athletic body, good angles in the OF, covers ground well, good footwork around the bag at 1B, quick hands at the plate

#19 Brett Simon – C | 6’1/170 | R/R | 2015 | St. John’s HS | Laurel, MD
8/30 – Lean, mobile catcher, receives well, plus blocker, pop times 2.06 – 2.10, quick feet, plus arm, short compact swing, solid pull side home run power

#12 Myles Mensah – SS | 5’10/170 | R/R | 2016 | St. John’s | Washington D.C
8/30 – Athletic body with plus range at SS, aggressive approach that attacks fastballs, line drive swing with quiet actions at the plate

#23 Jackson Coviello – 1B/OF | 6/200 | L/L | 2015 | St. John’s HS | Burtonsville, MD
8/30 – Strong build, gap to gap power, uses all fields, good loose actions at the plate

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Flood City 17U

3B/RHP Isaiah Kearns

3B/RHP Isaiah Kearns

#16 Zach Schultz – RHP/1B | 5’10/180 | L/L | 2016 | Indiana HS | Indiana, PA (Kent State Committ)
8/30 – Athletic, mature approach at the plate, smooth, strong hands, great pop

#3 Isaiah Kearns – 3B/RHP | 6’1/185 | R/R | 2016 | MIfflin County HS | Lewisburg, PA (West Virginia Commit)
8/30 – Explosive corner infielder, strong arm, agile frame, attacks fastball with loose actions at the plate, good upside, launched towering homerun to the pull side
8/30 – Fastball in 85-86 range

LHP Peyton Reesman

LHP Peyton Reesman

#8 Peyton Reesman – LHP/1B | 6’6/215 | R/L | 2016 | Mifflin County HS | Lewistown, PA
8/30 – Tall, athletic frame, strong lower half, sneaky delivery, good run on fastball, FB: 80-84mph, excellent mound presence

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Flood City 18U

IF Max Remy

IF Max Remy

#12 Max Remy – SS | 5’11/165 | R/R | 2015 | Lewistown HS | Lewistown, PA
8/30 – Shows quick hands, good speed, stays through the ball well

RHP Eric Ford

RHP Eric Ford

#21 Eric Ford – RHP | 6’1/175 | R/R | 2015 | Cambria Heights HS | Saint Benedict, PA
8/30 – Sitting 84-85mph, good late run on fastball, gets good extension, shown good control of breaking ball

#15 Jack Shirk – 3B | 5-10/170 | R/R | 2015 | Richland HS | Johnstown, PA (Marist Univ. commit)
8/30 – Good actions in the infield, strong accurate arm. Level path with some pull side pop.

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Mid Atlantic Bayhawks

# Greg Popatak – UTL | 6’2/205 | B/T | Grad | Sharpesville HS | City, PA
8/30 – Physical frame, athletic stance at the plate, good swing path, definite power potential

#16 Daniel Searles – C | 6’1/160 | R/R | 2016 | Gaithersburg HS | Gaithersburg, MD
8/30 – Solid frame behind the plate, quiet and receives well, showed strong accurate arm

#3 Mitchell Fyffe – OF | 5-11/170 | R/R | 2015 | Sharpesville (PA) HS
8/30 – Athletic build and actions. Good quickness, great jumps on the bases. Good angles in the OF. Quick hands at the plate.

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Mid Atlantic Rookies

#14 Justin Smith – RHP | 6’4/190 | R/R | 2015 | Harford Tech HS | Jarrettsville, MD
8/31 – FB: 82-85mph, quick loose arm, works quick, strike thrower

RHP Conner Yoder

RHP Conner Yoder

#25 Jake Wapensky – RHP/OF | 5’11/175 | L/R | 2016 | Fleetwood HS | Blandon, PA
8/30 – Quick, smooth outfielder, gets good reads, tracks well, significant pop to all fields, pull side home run power, on the mound, FB: 82-84mph consistently, works efficiently

#11 Connor Yoder – RHP/1B | 6’4/220 | R/R | 2016 | East Pennsboro HS | Enola, PA
8/30 – Strong build with projectability, FB 86-88mph, hard slider, over the top delivery, excellent balance, plus bat speed at the plate, aggressive in zone, attacks fastball

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Mid Maryland Red Sox 16U

C Spencer Horowitz (shown hitting in this photo)

C Spencer Horowitz (shown hitting in this photo)

#13 Spencer Horwitz – C | 5’10/175 | L/R | 2016 | St. Pauls HS | City, ST
8/30 – Athletic, good barrel accuracy, quick hands, oppo approach

#4 Gavin West – 3B | 5’10/170 | R/R | 2017 | Millbrook HS | City, VA
8/30 – Very projectable athlete, moves well defensively, good accurate arm, aggressive at the plate, drives the ball to all fields

#40 Matt Shephard – OF | 6/200 | R/R | 2016 | Liberty HS | City, VA
8/30 – Strong physical athlete, showed pull-side power, showed good footwork around the bag at 1B

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Mid Maryland Red Sox 17U

RHP Ryan Potts

RHP Ryan Potts

#33 Ryan Potts – RHP | 6’3/170 | R/R | 2015 | Northern HS | City, MD
8/31 – Tall, lean frame, FB: 84-85mph, long loose arm stroke, late arm side action

#19 Trent Rider – RHP | 6’4/210 | R/R | 2016 | Southern Fulton HS | City, MD
8/31 – FB: 83-85mph, arm side run, 11/5 break on curveball with sharp action

#5 Danny Johnson – OF | 6’4/210 | R/R | 2015 | Huntingtown HS | Huntingtown, MD
8/30 – Athletic build with outstanding power, quick hands with plus bat speed, oppo ground rule double, home run over dead center field

RHP Trent Rider

RHP Trent Rider

#13 Carlin Christian – INF | 5’10/160 | R/R | 2016 | Chambersburg HS | City, ST
8/30 – Quick feet, smooth transfer on field, consistent swing with gap to gap power, launched ball over dead center, led off game with line drive single

#17 Nick Stegman – RHP | 6/185 | R/R | 2015 | Oakdale HS | Oakdale, MD
8/30 – Solid athletic build, FB 81-83mph, fills up the strike zone, good command of the corners, smooth arm action, throws heavy ball

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Top Fastball Velocities

Velo Name Team Bio (College Commitment)
88 Connor Yoder Mid-Atlantic Rookies RHP | 6'4/220 | R/R | 2016 | East Pennsboro HS | Enola | PA
86 Isaiah Kearns Flood City 17U RHP | 6'1/185 | R/R | 2016 | MIfflin County HS | Lewisburg | PA (West Virginia Commit)
85 Eric Ford Flood City 18U RHP | 6'1/175 | R/R | 2015 | Cambria Heights HS | Saint Benedict | PA
85 Ryan Potts Mid Atlantic Red Sox 17U RHP | 6'3/170 | R/R | 2015 | Northern HS | City | MD
85 Trent Rider Mid Maryland Red Sox 17U RHP | 6'4/210 | R/R | 2016 | Southern Fulton HS | City | MD
85 Justin Smith Mid Atlantic Rookies RHP | 6'4/190 | R/R | 2015 | Harford Tech HS | Jarrettsville | MD
84 Brendan Foley Arena Starz RHP | 5'9/170 | S/R | 2017 | Archbishop Spalding HS | Bel Air | MD
84 Peyton Reesman Flood City 17U LHP | 6'6/215 | R/L | 2016 | Mifflin County HS | Lewistown | PA
84 Jake Wapensky Mid-Atlantic Rookies RHP | 5'11/175 | L/R | 2016 | Fleetwood HS | Blandon | PA
83 Nick Stegman Mid-Maryland Red Sox 17U RHP | 6/185 | R/R | 2015 | Oakdale HS | Oakdale | MD
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Chaminade HS (Canoga Park, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational 

#3 Tessar, Dallas | SS | 6/170 | R/R | 2015
4/12: Good athletic build, soft hands, good arm strength, plus carry, good bat speed, stays inside well, uses the whole field
* Committed to University of Washington

#16 Kahle, Nick | C | 5’10/190 | R/R | 2016
4/12: Stocky build, strong, flashes good bat speed, good lower half, gap power, good separation, pop time 2.05, good carry on throws, above average receiver

#24 Rutherford, Blake | OF | 6’2/180 | L/R | 2016
4/12: Athletic, lean body, loose levers, quick hands, uses the whole field, plus runner, 4.15 home to 1B
* Committed to UCLA

#10 Costello, Tommy | OF | 6’1/180 | L/L | 2016
4/15: Strong, athletic body, good approach at plate,feel of zone, throws barrel with accuracy, some extension, above avg bat speed, quiet soft load, good rhythm, stays connected with lower half

Diamond Ranch HS (Pomona, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational 

#21 Ruiz, Austin | 2B | 6’3/190 | S/R | 2016
4/12: Big body, athletic with solid lower half, lots of upside showed good rhythm at plate, loose actions, repeatable swing, had above avg bat speed, plus arm with soft hands and moves well for frame

#11 Gilman, Nathan | RHP | 6’3/185 | R/R |2015
4/12: Tall, athletic, thick lower half, wide shoulders, FB: 82-84mph, good arm action, command to both sides of the plate, changed planes well, good downward tilt hard cb 12-6 at 75mph

El Camino HS (Sacramento, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational 

#42 Byrd, Vincent | 1B | 6’7/260 | L/R | 2015
4/12: Long levers, good extension, compact stroke, flashes solid bat speed, home run power, loft, on plane at contact

#11 Nichols, Bennett | SS | 5’11″/165 | R/R | 2015
4/14: High waisted look with good proportions. Athletic defensive actions with body control. 4.5 down the line from the right side of the plate. Hands worked pretty well to hit.

El Modena HS (Orange, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational 

#1 Case, Aaron | OF | 5’11/165 | R/R | 2014
4/12: Lean athletic body, plus speed on the bases, good instincts, get good reads ball off bat, good jumps and angles to ball, gets body in good position behind ball on throws, plus arm, line drive approach at the plate, quiet movement and compact swing, barrel stays on plane with line drive pop to all fields

#3 Conine, Brett | 3B | 6’3/200 | R/R | 2015
4/12: Big, thick frame, solid lower half, strong with lots upside, moves well through ball, picks out hop with good recognition, plus strong arm, carry through target had plus bat speed with gap power
4/15: FB: 82-86mph, sound mechanics, easy delivery and motion, in line, good balance and separation, CB: 68-74mph, sharp and tight break, CH: 74, turns over with run, challenges hitters, good upside

#7 Campeau, Dominic | C | 6/185 | L/R | 2016
4/12: Thick frame, good lower half, had above avg bat speed, good feel of barrel, hits with ability to all fields, on line drive, good potential for gap power, good energy behind the plate, managed game well, good arm pop 2.1, blocks well to both sides of plate, soft Chest and quiet receiving, good body position

#2 Gomez, Paul | SS | 5’9/170 | R/R | 2015
4/14: Athletic, medium sized frame, good actions at SS, moved well laterally, soft hands, good hop recognition, above average bat speed, line drive pop, quiet and balanced at the plate

Kennedy HS (La Palma, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational 

#55 Ruby, Maris | C | 6-0/195 | R/R | 2015
4/12: Strong and athletic build, good approach to hit, quick hands, gap to gap hitter, 2.06 pop time, good skills behind plate, blocks well

#11 Okerlund, Leif | LHP | 6-3/175 | 2015
4/12: FB had arm side run, threw curve in any count, good mechanics, fields position well, works both sides of plate with FB and CB

Long Beach Poly HS (Long Beach, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational

#8 Estrada, Paul | 2B | 5’10/140 | R/R | 2015
4/12: Small frame, plus arm, soft hands, quick transfer, good line drive approach, good barrel contact, above average speed

#23 Konek, Ian | SS | 6’1/175 | R/R | 2016
4/12: Lean, athletic, plus arm, good carry, good actions and movement through the ball, sure hands, discipline approach at the plate, short, compact, good baseball instincts

Marina HS (Huntington Beach, CA)

Scouting reports from the 2014 Ryan Lemmon Foundation Invitational

#29 Moore, Austin | RHP | 6’3/175 | R/R | 2015
4/12: Long, lean frame. Naturally gifted athlete and capable two-way player. 4.3 down the line from the right side. Fastball touched 88, sat in 84-85 range with good arm side run. Breaking ball had slider shape with some depth in the upper 70s. Turned change over some, has makings of quality three pitch mix. Arm works well once he gets it turned over and moving forward, delivery is more athletic than sound.
4/14: Naturally capable baseball player with usable hit and field tools. Posted a couple more home to 1B times in 4.3 range. Has room to develop in terms of approach to hit, but has knack for getting barrel to the ball and for making things happen. Instinctual player with upside.

#26 Sebby, Chase | C | 5’9″/180 | R/R | 2015
4/14: Talented defensive catcher with a good feel for the game and well rounded skills. Sat low and easy, hands worked well to receive. Solid arm strength and catch & throw skills. Need longer look at bat.

#34 Ohl, Riley | RHP | 6’5″/170 | R/R | 2016
4/14: Slender build with long limbs and features. Featured some arm speed and ability to leverage the ball down the slope of the mound. Fastball 81-83 with arm side run, pounded the zone early in the game. Showed feel for upper 60’s breaking ball and low 70’s change, both pitches more usable than dynamic at this point. Arm worked well from glove all the way thru finish, delivery had good sequence and finish. Projectable young RHP.

#14 McCollum, Connor | RHP/INF | 6’2/225 | R/R | 2015
4/12: Big, thick, large frame, aggressive, line drive, balanced at the plate, agile at 3B
4/15: FB: 84-86mph, run, CB: 71-73mph, sound mechanics, directional, tight and sharo breaking ball, sink on FB, clean delivery, bulldog on the mound, kept velocity up through 5+ innings

#19 Ryan, James | RHP | 6’2/170 | R/R | 2015
4/15: Tall, lean, long levers, over the top delivery, FB: 84-87mph, easy arm stroke, clean mechanics, CH: 74 with some run, good command