Cape Cod Prospect Rundown: Cotuit KettlersProspects
The Kettlers were the Cape Cod League Champions, defeating Harwich in two games to sweep the championship series. During their seven game playoff run, the Kettlers slugged .306 as a team with 12 home runs and were led by Colton Kessler (Kentucky) who batted .409 and Casey Schmitt (San Diego State) and Matt Mervis (Duke) who had three home runs apiece.
During the regular season, the Kettlers finished in 3rd place in the West Division with an overall record of 20-20-4. Nick Gonzales (New Mexico State) won the Pat Sorenti MVP Award. All-Stars included Gonzales, Mervis, Schmitt, Allbry Major (Xavier), Reid Johnston (NC State), Matt Moore (Purdue), Cody Pasic (Maine), and Parker Chavers (Coastal Carolina). Gonzales is the top 2020 prospect and a likely 1st rounder, while Sean Sullivan (California) tops the 2021s.
Joey Loperfido, 2B/OF, Duke, 2020– Athletic and long bodied at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Loperfido missed 23 games with a hairline fracture in his wrist as a sophomore, then returned to put up modest numbers (.261/.361/.389) last spring after a tremendous freshman season (.315/.408/.475) for the Blue Devils. This summer he saw time both on the dirt and in the outfield for the Kettlers. He’s an above-average runner underway. Has some length to his swing with…