July 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm #14603
Jeff Shanfeldt C. Garnet Valley committed yesterday. On the Under Armor preseason A-A list. Have no idea bow relevant that is.July 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm #14604
A little more info:
Jeff Shanfeldt is a 2015 C with a 6-0 190 lb. frame from Garnet Valley, PA who attends Garnet Valley. Medium, athletic frame with a strong, mature build and physical frame. Ran a 7.39 60-yard dash. Primary catcher, short and compact arm action from ear, gains ground with lower half, quick release, strong arm down to second base, sound receiver, accurate throws. Right-handed hitter, starts with a high hand set and an upright stance. Short path to the ball, quick hands, generates leverage in swing, ball jumps when squared and shows strength to all fields. Busy load, patient approach with nice feel for the barrel. Named to Sunshine Northeast Top Prospect List. Very good student.
Anyone know if they have started or are still going through with the baseball field renovations?July 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm #14605
Yes – it looks like full speed ahead on the new field.July 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm #14606
Should be interesting next season. A little more pitching .July 3, 2014 at 1:05 am #14623
Sean loves to recruit catchers then move them to other positions. Pacchioli, McKay, Abeln,Wilt Scarr, Nalesnik and R. Bonshak were all catchers in HS.
Most of our position players return with plenty of depth. Losing Cassell, Cotzon, Burke and McNamara is going to hurt. The transfer will fill some shoes but we will need guys to step up quickly next year.July 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm #14637
More on new commit C Jeff Shanfeldt,
Player profile page at FieldLevel reads:
Ranked by Perfect Game as the 147th 2015 catcher in the nation, the 3rd ranked catcher in Pennsylvania and graded by PG as a “9” player (6/14). Ranked by Prep Baseball Report as 4th catcher, and 42nd player overall, in Pennsylvania class of 2015 (2/14). Has been Garnet Valley HS’s varsity starting catcher since game 1 freshman year. 2014 first team All Delco (Delaware Co. PA) and 2013 HM All Delco baseball team. Named by the Philadelphia Enquirer to the 2014 All-S.E. Pa.Team. 2014 & 2013 All Central League team (2nd team & HM respectively); the only sophomore position player to make the list in 2013. Recorded a 1.90 pop time, 82 mph velocity from behind the plate and an 89 mph bat exit velo at the Pennsylvania Pre-Season All State showcase for Prep Baseball Report on 2/16/14 in Manheim, PA. Recorded a 1.89 pop time, 80 mph velocity from behind the plate and 7.39 second 60 at Perfect Game’s Sunshine Northeast Showcase on 5/31/14 at Cumberland, NJ where he was named to the Rawlings’ Top Prospect List & Team for the event. Recorded a 1.95 pop time and 87 mph crow hop throw at Baseball Factory’s National Team Try-out on 5/18/14 at Bel Air, MD. Broke HS’s single season record for runs scored in 2014 with 29 (a record formerly held by Seattle Mariners 2012 2nd round pick Joe DeCarlo) and led the team to a league championship with a QAB % of a .628 and OBP% of .567 (20 hits and 20 walks). On 3/10/14, Jacob Gill, Philadelphia Region Director of Scouting for Prep Baseball Report wrote: “Garnet Valley (HS) has…arguably the state’s top catch-and-throw guy in Shanfeldt, the accuracy of whose throws is rare at the high school level.” HS varsity soccer player 2013.
July 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm #14639
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Thanks for the great info and welcome to the site. It appears that Jeff may have a skill set that could translate almost anywhere around the diamond. I look forward to following his senior season at Garnet Valley and your future posts.July 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm #14739
In response to the question of the baseball and softball fields,there is a minor environmental issue with the baseball field. Since the same contractor is doing both, it would be financially more favorable to do both at the same time so there does not appear much progress to date. I was assured though that both would be done by spring.July 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm #14740
A relief. Thanks TMH.
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