Baseball Players to Watch – Part 4 (1/29/17)…

Let’s take a look at ten more of the top local baseball players as we are just about fifty days away from the start of the season.

Dylan McNary – Doherty HS / Noble and Greenough – McNary is a solid middle infielder who moves well and is a good defensive fielder. McNary also has a good swing with a smooth follow through and he is getting interest from several top baseball programs.

Michael Banks – Newton North High School –  An off-speed pitcher who performed well for Newton North during their Super 8 baseball run last season. Banks should have a solid senior season in the very competitive Bay State Conference.

James Cappello – Assabet Regional High School – Cappello pitches as a tall lefty standing over 6’2’’ and he has a good delivery to the plate. Cappello will pitch at Assumption after his senior year is complete this spring.

Andrew Tache – Algonquin Regional High School – A big righty standing 6’4’’ with a good delivery and reach to the plate. Tache throws his fastball in the low to mid 80s with consistency along with good off-speed pitches and he will play at Southern New Hampshire after he graduates. 

Frank DiOrio – Saint John’s Preparatory School – A key player for the Eagles as DiOrio has been a good outfielder for SJP and helped them make a run to the Super 8 last year. DiOrio is also a very solid bat in the SJP lineup and will play at UMass after he graduates.

Steve Hajjar – Central Catholic High School – A hard throwing left handed pitcher for the Raiders who is a returning conference All Star. Hajjar is a Michigan commit and he will look to lead a talented Raider team to a Super 8 berth.

Patrick Webler – Brookline / Bridgton Academy – A big RHP pitcher who routinely throws in the mid to upper 80s. Webler pitched well for the Brookline Warriors and will look to sharpen his stuff at Bridgton before going to Southern Connecticut State University.

Scott Murphy – Billerica High School – Murphy led Billerica to the brink of a Super 8 berth last year as he is a big bat in the lineup and the backbone of a good Indians team. Murphy is an Army football commit and he will look to lead the Indians to the promised land this spring.

Nick Murray – Saint Mark’s – A big 6’6’’ and 200 pound pitcher committed to the University of Cincinnati  as he throws in the mid 80s while having good deception on his pitches. Murray can definitely add to his physical frame before he gets to college.

Alex Kennedy – Braintree High School – A 6’2″ catcher for the Wamps who is a big bat in the middle of the Braintree lineup. Kennedy drove in the winning run for the Wamps when they won the Super 8 championship last year and they will look for an encore this season.


One thought on “Baseball Players to Watch – Part 4 (1/29/17)…”

  1. Dylan January
    5’11/ 200 C/OF 2020
    Swampscott High School.

    Brother of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Ryan January. Dylan has big time power and is being recruited by many D1 schools all across the country. Very good catch & throw guy to go along with 4.7/40. Will be a high draft pick by June 2020. Also Started at middle linebacker as a freshman.

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