Season Preview: Players-To-Watch Series, News (The Premier Baseball League of Ontario)

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May 29, 2021 | Harry Weisdorf | 1123 views
Season Preview: Players-To-Watch Series
In the lead up to the upcoming season, a number of promising players were highlighted as part of our Players-To-Watch Series.  It consisted of players from all age groups, pitchers, and position players.  These breakout candidates got the full treatment getting their own virtual baseball cards along with their brief scouting report. 

Preston Vieira: C/OF 

Preston Vieira of the Oshawa Legoinaires 15U Elite is regarded as a versatile athlete with a great baseball IQ. He is a team leader behind the dish and makes an impact every time he steps up to the plate.

Hayden McGrath: RHP/OF

Hayden McGrath of the Oshawa Legionaires 15U Elite has put an amazing amount of work in during this lockdown in order to prepare for the 2021 season. From working on his swing, to strength and conditioning, his work ethic is almost unmatched. The Oshawa 15U coaching staff said that they can’t wait to see him unleash all his hard work on opposing teams once the 2021 season arrives.

Carson Lumley: RHP/CF

Carson Lumley of the 18U London Badgers has some of the most electrifying stuff in the league. The Bowling Green State commit has a fastball that tops at 94MPH with a curveball and a changeup. His bat also fares well, recently reaching an exit velo PB of 102MPH off of a tee.

Jacob Belecky: RHP
Jacob Belecky of the 15U London Badgers is a name you need to keep a eye on. His fastball reaches 81MPH, but his work ethic and build projects him to be one of the elite pitchers in the province in the coming years as he continues to develop.

Colin Fisher: C
Colin Fisher of the 16U Ottawa-Nepean Canadians is sure to be a presence on both sides of the ball this season. Slashing .310/.412/.379 in a condensed fall season, Fisher is one of ONC’s go-to bats going into 2021. On the defensive side of the ball, Fisher boasts a 1.95 pop time and threw out 46% of his base runners in the fall. He is trusted by pitchers and calls a great game, only allowing 2 passed balls in 31 innings behind the plate.

Allon Seepersaud: RHP/C

Allon Seepersaud of the Oshawa Legionaires 15U Elite is an extraordinary hitter as well as a leader behind the plate. He "plays big behind the dish" according to his coach as well as throws gas on the mound with several pitches to throw off the hitters' timing.

Drizzt Maxwell: RHP
Drizzt Maxwell of the 18U London Badgers is in a small group of submarine style pitchers.
He has a hard, tailing fastball clocking in at 83MPH and a sweeping slider with good speed differentials that puts batters on their heels.

Yanick Loiselle: 3B
Yanick Loiselle of the 18U Sudbury Voyageurs is a leader in the clubhouse and a tough out at the plate. A contact hitter with some pop in the bat, he shows great baseball IQ when making decisions on both sides of the ball.

Ryan Howard: RHP/IF

Ryan Howard of the Oshawa Legionaires 18U
 Elite is a line drive hitter to all fields but when he gets into one, he can hit it out of the ballpark. He throws a sinking fastball at 83MPH along with a 12-6 curveball that he can throw in any count for a strike.
Noah Williams: 1B
Noah Williams of the 18U London Badgers is an established left handed power hitter who has the ability to take the ball the other way with authority, recently hitting 100MPH off a tee. He is much quicker down the line than you might expect, getting some infield hits when needed with his 7.27 60yrd time.

Owen Jennings: RHP

Owen Jennings of the Oshawa Legionaires 18U Elite is an uncommited right-handed pitcher with a fastball that hit 83MPH but continues to develop every week. Add to that a knockout curveball as his strikeout pitch and you get quite the package.

Keishon Williams: IF
Keishon Williams of the Oshawa Legionaires 18U Elite is a versatile and athletic infielder that has soft, quiet hands with quick feet. A line drive hitter, Williams has a solid approach as he uses his speed (7.2 60 yard) to turn his doubles into triples.


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