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2016 State Draft Report: Pennsylvania

updated_state_rating_five_starOne for the books
Rating compares this year's group to what a state typically produces, not to other states
In 2015, we gave Pennsylvania four stars, marking a banner year in which there were two top 100 players, and 13 players ranked in the BA 500. This year's class, however, is both deeper and more top-heavy. Three players have a chance to be selected in the first round, and we might even be talking about a fourth first round candidate had prep outfielder Brandon McIlwain not made the decision to enroll early at South Carolina. Pennsylvania has a little bit of everything this year. There's potent prep bats (Alex Kirilloff and Nolan Jones), a physical college pitcher (T.J. Zeuch) and a solid college senior (Mike Garzillo). There are a few projectable high school arms, too, making this a deep year in the Keystone State.  
BA 500 Scouting Reports
1. Alex Kirilloff, of, Plum HS, Pittsburgh (National Rank: 15) 2. Nolan Jones, ss, Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa. (National Rank: 19) 3. T.J. Zeuch, rhp, Pittsburgh (National Rank: 20) 4. Max Kranick, rhp, Valley View HS, Archbald, Pa. (National Rank: 84) 5. A.J. Alexy, rhp, Twin Valley HS, Elverson, Pa. (National Rank: 327) 6. Brandon Miller, rhp, Millersville (Pa.) (National Rank: 328) 7. Dan Hammer, rhp, Father Judge HS, Philadelphia (National Rank: 365) 8. Mike Garzillo, 2b, Lehigh (National Rank: 383) 9. Charles LeBlanc, ss/3b, Pittsburgh (National Rank: 452)  
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10. Stephen Ridings, rhp, Haverford (Pa.) 11. David Bednar, rhp, Lafayette 12. Joe Gunn, of, New Castle HS 13. Tyler Friedrich, c, Lower Dauphin HS 14. Tommy Pellis, ss, Greensburg Central HS 15. Isaiah Kearns, rhp/3b, Mifflin County HS, Highland Park, Pa. 16. Matt Swarmer, rhp, Kutztown (Pa.) 17. Connor Wilson, of, Radnor HS, Wayne, Pa. 18. Tim Graul, c, Penn 19. Jake Cousins, rhp, Penn 20. Todd Czinege, 2b, Villanova 21. Colin McKee, rhp, Mercyhurst 22. Mitch Stolfzfus, c, Millersville 23. Michael Bechtold, rhp, Garnet Valley HS, Glen Mills, Pa. 24. Dylan Bosclair, lhp, Millersville 25. Connor Yoder, rhp, East Pennsboro HS, Enola, Pa. 26. Dante Biasi, lhp, Hazleton Area HS, Hazle Township, Pa. 27. Hank Morrison, 1b/of, Mercyhurst 28. Nick Hedge, lhp, Penn State 29. Braxton Giavedoni, of, Punxsatawney (Pa.) Area HS 30. Nick Rowland, of, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 31. Robert Bennie, of, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 32. Jim McDade, rhp, Millersville

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