2014 State Draft Report: Pennsylvania

The state is down overall and no player is a lock to go in the top five rounds, although two high schoolers from the Pittsburgh area, Brendan McKay and J.J. Matijevic have been rumored in that range. The Keystone State’s production was hamstrung when its top college player entering the year, Boo Vazquez, struggled after two years of consistent production.

Pennsylvania will likely be better next year and has a chance to have a high school player in the first few rounds of the draft in John Aiello. Pittsburgh should benefit from being in the ACC over the next few years.

BA 500 PROSPECTS
Name Pos. National Rk State Rk School Source
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Brendan McKay LHP 166 1 Blackhawk HS, Beaver Falls, Pa. HS
J.J. Matijevic 1B/3B 180 2 Norwin HS, North Huntingdon, Pa. HS
Daniel Altavilla RHP 199 3 Mercyhurst (Pa.) 4YR
Brian O’Keefe C 244 4 St. Joseph’s 4YR
Colton Hock RHP 264 5 Bloomsburg (Pa.) HS HS
Nicholas Vazquez OF 436 6 Pittsburgh 4YR
Joseph Harvey RHP 468 7 Pittsburgh 4YR
OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE
Name POS National Rank State Rank School Source
Zach Schellenger RHP 8 Devon (Pa.) Prep HS
Aaron Cressley RHP 9 Pittsburgh-Bradford COL
Luke Curtis RHP 10 Pittsburgh COL
Josh Ockimey 1B 11 Neuman-Gorretti HS, Philadelphia HS
Max Ponzurick 3B/OF 12 Salem HS, Greensburg, Pa. HS
Josh Harris LHP 13 Villanova COL
Ryan Harper RHP 14 Penn State COL
Adam Dian RHP 15 Pittsburgh COL
Taylor Lehman LHP 16 Keystone Oaks HS, Pittsburgh HS
Chad Zurat RHP 17 Penn State COL
Alex Haines LHP 18 Seton Hill COL
Nick Raquet LHP 19 State College Area HS, Boalsburg, Pa. HS
Zach Jancarski OF 20 Chestnut Hill Academy, East Norriton, Pa. HS
Andrew Bechthold SS 21 Garnet Valley HS, Glen Mills, Pa. HS