Cape Cod Prospect Rundown: Wareham GatemenProspects
The Gatemen finished in 2nd place during the regular season in the West Division with an overall record of 24-18-2. In the first round of the playoffs they lost two of three to the eventual Cape Champions, Cotuit Kettlers.
Ian Bedell (Missouri) earned the Cape’s Outstanding Pitcher Award. All-Stars included Bedell, Darren Baker (California), Dallas Beaver (South Carolina), Matt McLain (UCLA), Trent Palmer (Jacksonville), Ben Sems (Kansas), Jacob Teter (Florida Southern) and Braiden Ward (Washington). Bedell, Ward and Brandon Pfaadt (Bellarmine) are the top prospects for 2020, while McClain leads the 2021s.
Braiden Ward, CF, Washington, 2020– One of the fastest, if not the fastest, college player in the 2020 class, Ward has impact quickness and speed. He is a 90 runner on the 20-80 scale. At 5-foot-10, 160 pounds he routinely turns singles into doubles and is a constant threat on the bases, stealing 27 bases in 33 attempts this summer. He takes large, aggressive leads and was timed at 3.22 on a successful SB of second base. He also has some surprising pop in his bat with three long balls to go along with his .303 batting average in 168 plate appearances. He routinely runs sub 3.95 seconds from the left side to first base. He can bunt down either side and will scoot to first in 3.5. Besides his ASG appearance the highlight of his summer was a 6-for-6 game on July 5. Even as MLB changes and leadoff hitters become…
Players dissected in this piece include guys from programs such as Missouri, Cal State Fullerton, Bellarmine, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Jacksonville, Wake Forest, St. John’s, California, UCLA, Washington, San Diego State, South Carolina, Miami, Kansas, San Diego and Portland.