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Eastern Pennsylvania college baseball scouting schedule

by Eric Longenhagen | Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
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Moravian pitcher Brendan Close has fringe average velocity, but plus command. He's worth a look if you're in the Lehigh Valley. (MoravianSports.com)

It’s nearly that time of year: baseball time. Opening day is April 4, with minor-league games starting shortly thereafter. That means you’re still nearly two months away from meaningful ball. Luckily, you have me to clue you in on some watchable stuff in the meantime. What I have here is a schedule of all the notable college prospects within reasonable driving distance of Eastern Pennsylvania. It’s a small geographical area and this post isn’t likely to net me hundreds of page views, but I made this schedule for myself as I look to get better at evaluating amateur prospects (vastly different than looking at minor leaguers) and figured it was worth sharing for anyone looking to do something similar. Here’s stuff you should know about this schedule:

  • Be sure to check out the college’s athletics webpage a few days prior to attending these games. Game times change all the time due to weather or any number of external factors. You don’t want to drive for two hours and learn the game you planned on seeing is already half over because they moved the start time up to avoid a potential rain shower.
  • The “DH” after the time denotes a double header.
  • The number preceding the player’s name indicates his ranking as a prospect in his conference, according to Baseball America. So, Kyle Hansen is the #3 prospect in the Big East.
  • If you’re trying to look at a pitcher, make sure you’re checking box scores to see what day of the week he’s pitching. The team’s best pitcher is likely to throw on Friday nights, but team’s with weird schedules and multiple pitching prospects might have an anomalous rotation.
  • Moravian pitcher Brendan Close belongs on this schedule, but I live so close to campus that I can scoot over there any time I want. I don’t have a set date to see him for that reason. I’ll get to him when I have time. The same can be said for Joe Wendle.
  • If you really feel like driving, Stony Brook outfielder Travis Jankowski is worth a look. He might go in the top 10. I’m open to suggestions as to how to easily get to Manhattan from Allentown. I really don’t want to drive there.
Date Game Time Players
1-Mar West Chester at Chestnut Hill 3:00pm Joe Wendle, 2b, West Chester
9-Mar Iona at St. Joe’s 3:00pm 4. Chris Burke, 3b, Iona
10-Mar Iona at Villanova 1:00pm 4. Chris Burke, 3b, Iona
11-Mar Iona at Temple 12:00pm 4. Chris Burke, 3b, Iona
17-Mar Iona at Lehigh 12:00pm DH 4. Chris Burke, 3b, Iona
18-Mar Iona at Lehigh 12:00pm DH 4. Chris Burke, 3b, Iona
23-Mar St. John’s at Villanova 3:00pm 3. Kyle Hansen, rhp, St. John’s
2. Jeremy Baltz, of, St. John’s
11. Matt Wessinger, ss/2b, St. John’s
24-Mar Bucknell at St. Joe’s 12:00pm DH 2. Taylor Runge, rhp, Bucknell
St. John’s at Villanova 1:00pm 4. Matt Carasiti, rhp, St. John’s
11. Matt Wessinger, ss/2b, St. John’s
25-Mar Bucknell at St. Joe’s 1:00pm 5. Ryan Ebner, lhp, Bucknell
St. John’s at Villanova 12:00pm 2. Jeremy Baltz, of, St. John’s
11. Matt Wessinger, ss/2b, St. John’s
30-Mar Rhode Island at St. Joe’s 3:00pm 2. Mike LeBel, ss/rhp, Rhode Island
Richmond at LaSalle 3:00pm 4. Adam McConnell, ss/3b, Richmond
Monmouth at Temple 12:00pm 1. Pat Light, rhp, Monmouth
5. Dan Smith, lhp, Monmouth
31-Mar Rhode Island at St. Joe’s 1:00pm 2. Mike LeBel, ss/rhp, Rhode Island
Richmond at LaSalle 1:00pm 4. Adam McConnell, ss/3b, Richmond
1-Apr Rhode Island at St. Joe’s 12:00pm 3. Chris Pickering, lhp, Rhode Island
Richmond at LaSalle 1:30pm 4. Adam McConnell, ss/3b, Richmond
Harvard at Princeton 12:00pm DH 1. Matt Bowman, ss/rhp, Princeton
2. Sam Mulroy, c/of, Princeton
3. Brent Suter, lhp, Harvard
4. Michael Fagan, lhp, Princeton (2013)
5-Apr Notre Dame at Seton Hall 1:00pm 8. Ryan Harvey, rhp, Seton Hall
6-Apr Notre Dame at Seton Hall 4:00pm 13. Trey Mancini, 1b, Notre Dame (2013)
7-Apr Notre Dame at Seton Hall 1:00pm 13. Trey Mancini, 1b, Notre Dame (2013)
13-Apr Charlotte at Temple 3:00pm 1. Tyler Barnette, rhp, Charlotte (2013)
Georgetown at Villanova TBA 10. Rand Ravnaas, of, Georgetown
14-Apr Charlotte at Temple 3:00pm 5. Andrew Smith, rhp, Charlotte
Georgetown at Villanova TBA 10. Rand Ravnaas, of, Georgetown
15-Apr Charlotte at Temple 1:00pm 5. Andrew Smith, rhp, Charlotte
Georgetown at Villanova 12:00pm 10. Rand Ravnaas, of, Georgetown
20-Apr Richmond at Temple 3:00pm 4. Adam McConnell, ss/3b, Richmond
21-Apr Richmond at Temple 1:00pm 4. Adam McConnell, ss/3b, Richmond
Holy Cross at Lehigh 12:00pm DH 1. Mike Ahmed, 3b/rhp, Holy Cross (2013)
Navy at Lafayette 12:00pm DH 3. Alex Azor, of, Navy
22-Apr Richmond at Temple 1:00pm 4. Adam McConnell, ss/3b, Richmond
Holy Cross at Lehigh 12:00pm DH 1. Mike Ahmed, 3b/rhp, Holy Cross (2013)
Navy at Lafayette 12:00pm DH 4. Ben Nelson, rhp, Navy
27-Apr Colombia at Penn 12:00pm DH 5. Pat Lowery, rhp, Columbia
28-Apr Bucknell at Lafayette 12:00pm DH 2. Taylor Runge, rhp, Bucknell
29-Apr Bucknell at Lafayette 12:00pm DH 5. Ryan Ebner, lhp, Bucknell
8-May Monmouth at Seton Hall 3:00pm 8. Ryan Harvey, rhp, Seton Hall
1. Pat Light, rhp, Monmouth
5. Dan Smith, lhp, Monmouth
17-May Rhode Island at Temple 2:00pm 2. Mike LeBel, ss/rhp, Rhode Island
18-May Rhode Island at Temple 2:00pm 2. Mike LeBel, ss/rhp, Rhode Island
19-May Rhode Island at Temple 1:00pm 3. Chris Pickering, lhp, Rhode Island

 

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Eric Longenhagen is a 22 year old male who hails from the tiny Pennsylvania town of Catasauqua. He frequents minor league baseball games to scout baseball players and he one day hopes to be paid to do so.

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