2017 Hamptons Collegiate League Top Prospects

Kyle Martin (Photo by Vincent Dusovic)

Hamptons Collegiate League Top Prospects
Kyle Martin, rhp, Riverhead (So., Fordham)
Nick Bottari, if, Westhampton (R-Jr., Southeastern)
George Bell, of, Riverhead (So., Connors State (Okla.) JC)
Shane McDonald, lhp, Long Island (R-Sr., Southern New Hampshire)
Justin Lebek, of, Sag Harbor (Jr., Davidson)
Freddy Sabido, 1b/of, Riverhead (R-So., Wagner)
Jacob Stracner, of, Shelter Island (Jr., McNeese State)
Matt Hansen, if, Westhampton (Sr., Toledo)
Nick Robinson, rhp, Shelter Island (So., Rhode Island)
Tanner Propst, lhp, North Fork (R-Fr., Louisiana Tech)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: In their first season in the Hamptons Collegiate League, the Long Island Road Warriors simply would not be denied a championship. The Road Warriors went a perfect 4-0 in the postseason and swept the first two games of a three-game championship set against defending HCBL champion Westhampton. Long Island won Game 1, 11-8, in thrilling fashion, coming back from an 8-2 deficit. A grand slam by Jordan Folgers (Siena) in the ninth sealed the comeback. Folgers followed up the grand slam with a three-run shot in Game 2 to lead the Road Warriors to a 5-3 win and an HCBL title.

1. Kyle Martin, rhp, Riverhead (So., Fordham)

Martin was virtually unhittable in the spring for the Rams, and his dominance continued into the summer season with Riverhead, where he posted a 1.54 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 23.1 innings out of the bullpen. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound rising sophomore relied on a fastball that sat 88-92 mph most of the season, with occasional dips into the mid 90s. Out of a low 3/4 arm slot, his heater really moves, and he paired it with an average to plus slider and an adequate changeup that he developed this summer. It remains to be seen whether Martin will be stretched out at Fordham. He still needs some polish but has the work ethic and mindset to start or close games. Martin finished his summer with Brewster of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

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