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Recruiting Board: Fordham University


Max Schrantz
Director of Strategic Initiatives, NY/PA

Prep Baseball Report (NY/PA) is excited to bring weekly "Recruiting Board" spotlights showing in state success for programs around New York and Pennsylvania. Postings will highlight current program commits, as well as PBR Alumni who are expected to be impact players in the 2021 season.

Fordham University (bronx, NY)

 

COACHES

Head Coach: Kevin Leighton

Assistant Coach: Elliot Glynn

Assistant Coach: Pat Porter

Assistant Coach: Jared Franklin

 

2021 In-State Commits

Connor Haywood RHP / 1B / Trinity Pawling , NY / 2021

6-foot-2, 210LBS Right Hander. The former Futures Game's participant is now running his FB into the upper 80's. Strong, projectable frame with a connected drive down the mound. The arm action is clean from a 3/4 slot. Hands start at chest and work in unison with the leg lift. Lots of up side.

 

 


Jacob Steinmetz RHP / Hebrew Academy Five Towns and Rockaways, NY / 2021

6-foot-5 220LBS frame. Tall and strong kid with a FB that matches the build. FB has been seen up to 92MPH. Projectable arm that will be an exciting follow.

 

 



Out of State Commits

Gannon Brady RHP / OF / Ocean City , NJ / 2021

6-foot-1, 180LBS Right Handed Pitcher. High 3/4 to over the top arm slot. High Intent arm running the FB into the upper 80's. Long stride down the mound. FB coupled with a 11/5 action CB. 

 

 

 

Ryan Egan RHP / 3B / Taft School, CT / 2022

6-foot-2, 205LBS Right Handed Pitcher. Solid, athletic frame. Strong lower half with projectability. The futures game participant runs his FB up to 87MPH from a 3/4 arm slot. Arm action gets long at the bottom of downswing, but is quick. Further development of the Change-up would couple the FB nicely.

 

 

 

Sebastian Mexico OF / RHP / Phillips Academy Andover , MA / 2021

Wiry and athletic OF who swings it from the left side. 6-foot-2, 170LBS. Sub 7SEC 60-Yard Dash. High intent swinger who has shown a 100MPH top exit velo. With average exit velocity sitting at 85MPH, Sebastian will look to increase hard hit consistency as he progresses. Hands get into a powerful launch position and attack through the hitting zone with a slightly up hill bat path. Aggressive actions all around that translate to the OF. With the current speed, athleticism, and 89MPH throwing velo from the OF, Mexico has the makings of being able to play all three OF positions.

 

 

 

Ryan Meyer SS / 2B / Shrewsbury, MA / 2021

Athletic 6-foot-1, 185LBS MIF out of Shrewsbury, MA. The Future Games participant swings from the right side and is versatile defensively. Moves side to side well in the IF and fields ball out in front. Athletic mover all around. Has some power potential, generates a lot of force towards the hitting zone. High Leg lift with an upright stance. Handles the pitch up in the zone well.

 

 

 

Diego Prieto C / OF / Christopher Columbus, FL / 2021

5-foot-10, 180LBS catcher out of the state of Florida. Efficient mover out of the crouch. Good catch & throw with transfer close to body and a prototypical catchers arm slot. Shoulders ahead of knees in the secondary. At the plate features an open stance with some barrel whip. 

 

 

 

Cian Sahler OF / LHP / Georgetown Prep, MD / 2021

LHP / OF out of a quality Georgetown Prep program. 5-foot-10, 170LBS. Up to 89MPH on the mound with whippy arm action. Compact, strong delivery. Tight glove side. 

 

 

 

TJ Wachter OF / 1B / P27 Academy, SC / 2021

6-foot-7, 240LBS corner OF/1B out of South Carolina. Has ties to New York State and is an East Coast Lumberjacks product. With a 7.5SEC 60-yard dash, speed will likely improve as he grows into his body. There is true power potential from the right side. Current 89 top exit velo, with a simple swing and more in the tank. 

 

 

 

 

Impact PBR Alumni

Jason Coules RHP / 3B / Bellmore JFK, NY / 2018

Coules is entering into his third year on campus following a monster season during the shortened 2020. Led the team in most offensive categories. Registering team leading .453 batting average, 1.152 OPS, 24 Hits, and 2 Home Runs. Tough out at the plate, only striking out 4 times in 53 at bats. The Right Handed Hitter is versatile defensively, making most of his starts in the OF last season. Will be a guy to follow looking forward to the season and the summer following.

 

 

 

Matt Mikulski LHP / Lakeland, NY / 2017

Ace of the pitching staff. 6-foot-2, 200LBS Left Handed Pitcher who worked out of the Friday Guy role. Returning for his Senior season after a solid 2020 campaign. In 4 starts went 2-1, with a 1.29ERA. Registered 18 Strikeouts in 21 Innings Pitched. Due in part to his past workload and loss of #2 start John Stankiewicz to a free agent deal, Mikulski will be a vital part of the success of the pitching staff in 2021.

 

 

 

Alvin Melendez OF / SS / St. Mary's, NY / 2016

Two way guy who was towards the top end of the stat sheet in both offensive categories and on the mound. Offensively Melendez worked mostly out of a DH role, hitting .392 with 28 total bases. On the mound worked out of the bullpen, making 5 appearances with a .90ERA. 10 innings pitched, 13 strikeouts, and only 1 walk. Very interesting player, being a big factor on both sides of the ball.

 

 

 

 

 



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2021 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier (AM Session) NY 02/15 434 Sportsplex
2021 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier (PM Session) NY 02/15 434 Sportsplex
2021 Preseason All-State - Downstate (12PM Session) NY 02/16 Warriors Baseball Academy
2021 Preseason All-State - Downstate (3PM Session) NY 02/16 Warriors Baseball Academy
2021 Preseason All-State - Downstate (9AM Session) NY 02/16 Warriors Baseball Academy
2021 Preseason All-State - Central (12PM Session) NY 02/17 Accelerate Sports Complex
2021 Preseason All-State - Central (3PM Session) NY 02/17 Accelerate Sports Complex
2021 Preseason All-State - Central (9AM Session) NY 02/17 Accelerate Sports Complex
2021 Preseason All-State - West (12PM Session) NY 02/18 Total Sports Experience
2021 Preseason All-State - West (3PM Session) NY 02/18 Total Sports Experience
2021 Preseason All-State - West (9AM Session) NY 02/18 Total Sports Experience
2021 Preseason All-State - Long Island (12PM Session) NY 02/19 Long Island Sports Complex
2021 Preseason All-State - Long Island (9AM Sessions) NY 02/19 Long Island Sports Complex
2021 JR NYS Games Trials - Central NY 03/21 434 Sportsplex
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - Central NY 03/21 434 Sportsplex
2021 JR NYS Games Trials - East NY 03/27 All-Stars Academy
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - East NY 03/27 All Stars Academy
2021 JR NYS Games Trials - Downstate NY 03/28 Warriors Baseball Academy
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - Downstate NY 03/28 Warriors Baseball Academy
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - Long Island NY 04/01 Common Sense Baseball
2021 JR NYS Games Trials - West NY 04/03 Salhen Sports Park
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