Keystone Nationals Select Baseball Team PreviewMay 4, 2018
–Top Position Players:
Tyler Schwarzman (SS/2B):
A 5'9″ SS/2B prospect from Mechanicsburg High School. He uses his quick hands to generate bat speed through a short, compact swing. He has an advanced ability to not only spray hits to all fields, but place bunts with precision. His speed makes him a thread on the bases at all times, and allows him to reach balls hit deep in the hole. He is one of the most consistent players I have ever worked with. Every time he steps on the field you know what you are going to get. He has great hands around the bag and make the tough plays look easy. If you take his performance on the field out of the equation, what separates Ty from other prospects is his work ethic and internal drive to succeed. He is never afraid to ask for help during practice, and always shows that he is open to making changes to his game or his mechanics if it will put him in a better position to succeed. He is one of the easiest players you will every have the pleasure of working with. His final 2017 statistics (32 games) are as follows:
.438 BA, 8 2Bs, 1 3B, 16 RBIs, 9 SB, .979 Fielding Percentage.
Steven Armstrong (C):
Steven takes on the role of a leader on the field, in the clubhouse, and in the classroom. He is a force behind the plate. An outstanding player that thrives in pressure situations. Steven showcases excellent power to the pull side. He uses his quick hands and strong lower half to generate a violent swing. Steve has great baseball IQ and uses it to his advantage behind the plate. He has a wide body that he uses to efficiently and effectively block balls in the dirt. He is quick on his feet and has a strong arm that allow him to show very quick pop times consistently under 1.9 seconds. Steven finished the 2017 season with a .449 batting average.
Wyatt Keller (C):
Wyatt is a 6'2″ Switch-hitting catcher from Bishop McDevitt High School. He has power from both sides of the plate and enough speed to make him a threat on the bases. He has quick feet and hands that allow him to effectively block balls in the dirt and throw runners out with ease.
Gabe Sheridan (RHP):
Gabe is a raw, power RHP/3B. He has a big body and uses it to his advantage in all areas of his game. Gabe has shown he has the ability to pitch at the next level. He possesses great control over his fastball. His curveball is most likely his best pitch and will continue to separate him from his peers at all levels of play. His fastball typically sits in the low 80's, reaching 84 MPH.
At this time all players on the roster are uncommitted.
— Committed Players:
I expect this group of young men to have great success on the field this year. They all have matured not only as players, but as individuals. Last Summer and Fall they showed that they have the ability and work ethic to compete with the best teams in the Northeast. I believe they will show all who have the opportunity to see them play why each one of them deserves to play the game at the collegiate level and can be a very valuable asset to any college program.