McGregor, Bradwell impress at PG Northwest Showcase

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network
The BC boyos had a strong showing at the Perfect Game Northwest Showcase at the Rock Creek Sports Complex in Ravensdale, Wash.

SS Ethan McGregor (Langley, BC), RHP James Bradwell (Roberts Creek, BC) and 1B Brendan Gerbert (Surrey, BC) all ranked among in the top 13 prospects.

McGregor who plays for the Abbotsford Cardinals was fourth, 

Bradwell, a member of North Shore Twins was fifth.

And Gerbert who plays for the Whalley Chiefs was 12th in the class of 2016.  

Sam Baker (Chemainus, BC), Josh Froese (Abbotsford, BC), Brendan Gerbert (North Surrey, BC) and Spencer Lindeman (West Vancouver, BC), who are all eligible for the 2016 draft competed, along with Mitchell Rennie (West Kelowna) BC from the class of 2017 and Jared Anderson (Victoria, BC) of 2018. 

60-yard dash
James Bradwell 7.00 2016 Elphinstone Secondary    Roberts Creek    BC
Ethan McGregor 7.28 2016    Walnut Grove Secondary    Langley    BC
Garrett Goodall 7.41 2016    Nanaimo    Nanaimo    BC
Brendan Gerbert 7,67 2016    North Surrey    Surrey    BC
Mitchell Rennie 7.92 2017 Mount Boucherie    West Kelowna    BC
Spencer Lindeman 7.95 2016 Rockridge Secondary    West Vancouver BC
Josh Froese 8.10 2016 Yale Secondary    Abbotsford    BC
Jared Anderson 8.40 2018 Lambrick Park Academy    Victoria    BC

Top 10 Yard Splits
Name    10    Grad    School    City    St

1. Zane Zurbrugg    1.58    2016    Bremerton    Bremerton    WA
8. Ethan McGregor    1.65    2016    Walnut Grove Secondary    Langley    BC
11. Garrett Goodall    1.66    2016    Nanaimo    Nanaimo    BC
Brendan Gerbert 1.79 2016    North Surrey    Surrey    BC
Spencer Lindeman 1.84 2016 Rockridge Secondary    West Vancouver BC
Josh Froese 1.85 2016 Yale Secondary    Abbotsford    BC
Mitchell Rennie 1.86 2017 Mount Boucherie    West Kelowna    BC
Jared Anderson 1.92 2018 Lambrick Park Academy    Victoria    BC

Fastball veloctiy
James Bradwell 86 2016 Elphinstone Secondary    Roberts Creek    BC
Ethan McGregor 86 2016    Walnut Grove Secondary    Langley    BC
Garrett Goodall 83 2016    Nanaimo    Nanaimo    BC
Sam Baker 82 2016 Chemainus Secondary School    Chemainus    BC
Brendan Gerbert 80 2016    North Surrey    Surrey    BC
Josh Froese 78 2016 Yale Secondary    Abbotsford    BC
Jared Anderson 75 2018 Lambrick Park Academy    Victoria    BC

Top 1B Velocities
Name    1B    Grad    School    City    St

1. Dalen Hainline    81    2016    Shadle Park    Spokane    WA
2. Spencer Lindeman    80    2016    Rockridge Secondary    West Vancouver    BC
4. Brendan Gerbert    79    2016    North Surrey    Surrey    BC
Mitchell Rennie 73 2017 Mount Boucherie    West Kelowna    BC

Top INF Velocities
Name    IF    Grad    School    City    St

1. Zane Zurbrugg    86    2016    Bremerton    Bremerton    WA
6. Ethan McGregor    80    2016    Walnut Grove Secondary    Langley    BC

Top OF Velocities
Name    OF    Grad    School    City    St

1. Anthony Amicangelo    87    2016    Bremerton    Bremerton    WA
6. Garrett Goodall    82    2016    Nanaimo    Nanaimo    BC

Scout’s Blogs
Black and Cardinal BP
The following players stood out during their round of batting practice.
Brendan Gerbert (2016 1B, Surrey, BC) good line drive swing plane with lift, squared up ball consistently. 

Mitchell Rennie (2017 1B, West Kelowna, BC) has some strength in swing and creates good leverage and flashed power potential.

Navy vs. Orange Highlights
Orange Highlights
Ethan McGregor (2016 SS, Langley, BC): MacGregor had some of the best velocity of the day, running his lively fastball up to 86 MPH and complementing it with a very sharp, swing-and-miss slider.

Black vs Red Game Highlights
James Bradwell (2016 RHP, Roberts Creek, BC) has a very fast arm, fastball was up to 86 with good sink and had advanced feel for change up.  Body projects and expect more velocity in future. 

Orange vs White Game Highlights
Garrett Goodall (2016 RHP, Nanaimo, BC) showed bat speed and pull side pop, he also had a double.

Ethan McGregor (2016 SS, Langley, BC) had a double and showed pull side power potential.

Kelly Green Game Highlights
The following players stood out during the Kelly Green two 5-Inning games today at the Northwest Showcase.

Sam Baker (2016 RHP, Chemainus, BC) was up to 82 with his fastball that shows occasional cutting action, down in zone, arm worked well.

Spencer Lindeman (2016 1B, West Vancouver, BC) showed a nice swing plane to the ball.


2016 Top Prospects
4. Ethan McGregor - SS - 2016 - Langley, BC
McGregor is a two-way prospect who showed good bat speed at the plate as a primary shortstop but who was also up to 86 mph with a very sharp breaking slider on the mound. He’s a long limbed athlete who projects well physically.

5. James Bradwell - RHP - 2016 - Roberts Creek, BC
Bradwell has a very projectable 6-5/195 build and a fast arm that produced a fastball up to 86 mph with good sinking action and also had advanced feel for his change up.

12. Brendan Gerbert - 1B - 2016 - Surrey, BC
Gerbert has a strong and athletic build at 6-1/200 and a fluid right handed swing with plenty of bat speed and power potential. He also looked very athletic during first base drills and we wonder if he wouldn’t be better suited defensively at third base.