Cape Cod League Hot Sheet Week 3

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Welcome to the Cape Cod League Hot Sheet! Like our college and pro hot sheets, the Cape Cod League Hot Sheet recognizes some of the top performers around the Cape after each week of play. Geoff Pontes and Peter Flaherty contributed to the Cape Cod League Hot Sheet this week.

1. Cameron Smith, 3B, Florida State

Team: Hyannis Harbor Hawks

Age: 20

Why He’s Here: .375/.444/.792 (9-for-24), 5 R, 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 3 SO, 0-for-0 SB

The Scoop: The FSU freshman ranks top 10 in the Cape Cod League in a variety of categories including batting average, hits, runs, doubles and triples. Smith started the summer off slow but has caught fire the last two weeks, raising his OPS by 400 points since June 20. Smith had a pair of three-hit games on the week and reached base in all six games for the Harbor Hawks. He finished a single short of the cycle on June 26 at Falmouth, then finished a home run short of the cycle Saturday at Chatham. A 2023 draft-eligible sophomore, Smith is making some noise on the Cape. 

2. Smith Pinson, RHP, Kennesaw State

Team: Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox

Age: 20

Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.00, 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR

The Scoop: The 6-foot-8 righthander from Kennesaw State pitched a gem against Bourne on Thursday. He went six scoreless, striking out seven of the 20 batters he faced. He allowed just two hits and no walks, and it was Pinson’s best start to date. He’s made three starts this summer for the Red Sox and has struck out 17 batters to just four walks over 15 innings of work. Pinson mixes four pitches; a fastball that touches the low 90s, a changeup in the high 70s, a mid-70s curveball and a slider at 79-81 mph. 

3. Johnny Olmstead, 3B, Southern California 

Team: Orleans Firebirds

Age: 22

Why He’s Here: .476/.500/.762 (10-for-21), 4 R, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1-for-1 SB

The Scoop: Olmstead had an excellent week in which he recorded at least one hit in four of his six games played, including three multi-hit performances. His best individual game came in a 10-1 win over Yarmouth-Dennis in which he went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. On the season, Olmstead is hitting .306 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs. He leads the Firebirds in each of those three statistical categories and has been a key reason for their recent surge in the standings. 

4. Tyler MacGregor, 1B, Northeastern 

Team: Falmouth Commodores

Age: 23

Why He’s Here: .455/.478/.682 (10-for-22), 5 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0-for-1 SB

The Scoop: MacGregor tied for the league lead in hits for the week with 10. After spending 2019, 2020 and 2022 with Columbia, MacGregor transferred to Northeastern for the 2023 season and hit .332/.416/.625 with 18 home runs for the Huskies. MacGregor collected a hit in each of his five starts in week three and had multiple hits in the final three games over the weekend. His best game came in Wareham on Saturday as MacGregor went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.

5. Cam Schuelke, RHP, Mississippi State

Team: Cotuit Kettleers

Age: 21

Why He’s Here: 0-0, 0.00, 5.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO, 0 HR

The Scoop: The Cape Cod reliever of the year in 2022, Schuelke returned to Cotuit again in 2023. After a bumpy first few outings, Schuelke regained his form last week, allowing one unearned run across two appearances. On Saturday Schuelke came on in relief of starter Cole Mathis and kept the Brewster bats at bay over 3.2 innings. He struck out six of the 13 batters he faced and allowed just one hit and one walk. A submariner who will throw from multiple arm slots, Schuelke will head to Mississippi State next year after spending the 2023 season with Central Florida JC.  

6. Gavin Kilen, SS, Louisville

Team: Falmouth Commodores

Age: 19

Why He’s Here: .436/.480/.565 (10-for-23), 5 R, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBIs, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1-for-1 SB

The Scoop: Kilen was scorching hot over a three-game stretch last week, collecting four hits against Chatham on Thursday, two hits against Brewster on Friday and three hits at Wareham on Saturday. The Thursday night affair at Veterans Park in Chatham was Kilen’s best game of the season as he collected four hits and three doubles, both summer highs for the Louisville infielder. He’s a name to know for the 2025 draft class. 

7. Trevor Werner, 3B, Texas A&M

Team: Brewster Whitecaps 

Age: 22

Why He’s Here: .400/.455/.550 (8-for-20), 4 R, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 6 SO, 1-for-1 SB

The Scoop: While the Whitecaps are in the midst of a rough stretch, Werner has been a bright spot offensively. He had a standout week, including a 4-for-5, two-double game against Falmouth. Werner’s five doubles are the second-highest total on the Cape, and he leads Brewster in nearly every major offensive category. The 6-foot-3 third baseman upped his average to .345 and has 11 RBIs across just 10 games played. 

8. Jake Gigliotti, RHP, Northeastern

Team: Cotuit Kettleers 

Age: 23

Why He’s Here: 0-0, 0.00, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR

The Scoop: The veteran righthander was excellent in his start against Wareham on Friday, throwing four innings in which he did not allow an earned run, struck out seven and allowed just one hit. What Gigliotti lacks in velocity he makes up for in command and sheer pitchability. He sequenced his pitches extremely well against Wareham, and kept opposing hitters off-balance with his sweeping slider and above-average changeup. Gigliotti generated 12 swings and misses between the two offerings. His ERA this summer now sits at 0.71 and he has struck out 12 hitters in his 12.2 innings pitched. 

9. Andy Blake, SS, Duke

Team: Orleans Firebirds

Age: 22 

Why He’s Here: .360/.379/.560 (9-for-25), 5 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2-for-2 SB

The Scoop: The Duke shortstop put together a strong six-game stretch to land on this week’s Hot Sheet. Blake had at least one hit in each game, but on Sunday he had his best offensive performance of the young season in a 7-6 win over Wareham. Blake went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and hit his first home run of the year. His .327 average is second on the team, while his three doubles and 10 RBIs are both tied for first. 

10. Ethan Lanthier, RHP, St. Cloud State

Team: Hyannis Harbor Hawks

Age: 20

Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.00, 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR

The Scoop: A Division II talent from St. Cloud State (Minn.), Lanthier has been a lynchpin in the Harbor Hawks bullpen all season. Through six appearances this season Lanthier has allowed just one earned run. Last week the righthander made two multi-inning appearances for Hyannis, and he allowed just three runners to reach base over four innings of work. Lanthier uses a fastball at 93-95 mph, a high-80s changeup and a sweepy low-80s slider. 

11. Matthew McShane, RHP, St. Josephs

Team: Bourne Braves

Age: 20

Why He’s Here: 0-0, 0.00, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR

The Scoop: McShane last week turned in two scoreless appearances and collected seven strikeouts in his 4.2 innings pitched. He first fired 1.2 shutout innings in a 5-3 win over Harwich on June 26, and on Saturday spun three key shutout innings and struck out four in Bourne’s 6-5 win over Orleans. McShane’s fastball this summer has consistently been in the 90-93 mph range with an impressive miss rate of 28%. His high-70s curveball has flashed plus, with sharp downward action and big shape. On the season, he has pitched his way to a 2.00 ERA with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 12-to-4 across nine innings pitched.

12. David Glancy, OF, Notre Dame

Team: Wareham Gatemen

Age: 22

Why He’s Here: .286/.600/.286 (4-for-14), 10 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBIs, 11 BB, 3 SO, 7-for-8 SB

The Scoop: Glancy was an on-base machine this past week for the Gatemen with a gaudy on-base percentage of .600. He drew a whopping 11 walks, and at one point walked in seven straight plate appearances. Glancy was a nightmare to deal with on the basepaths as well, swiping seven bases. His 13 stolen bases are tops in the CCBL, while his .425 OBP is second among active players. Glancy has looked strong defensively in center field, where his above-average athleticism and speed allow him to track down balls in either gap and take efficient routes to the baseball. 

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