What they’re saying: "Likely a senior sign." .... 15 Ds, 6 T, 10 HRs, 55 RBIs ... .364 Avg, 1.096 OPS in 55 G, 15-for-19 in SBs ... Finished atop of the MAAC leader board in RBIs, with 55 ,,, Had a torrid May where he hit .455 with 20 hits, 21 RBIs and 4 HRs in 10 games ... Won 2 POW awards, including the final MAAC weekly awards selection, thanks to an impressive series against Niagara ... Named to the All-MAAC first team for second time, achieving the feat in 2014 ... 2014 MAAC Player of the Year.
On other lists Listed 304th on Baseball America's top 500. 10th on Baseball America's top 50 list of seniors.
5th on Baseball America's list of 63 prospects from New York state.
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Panas makes up for his lack of plus tools with a lack of weaknesses. A graduate of the Toronto Mets club program, Panas is as polished as college players come. He’s a lefthanded hitter with fringe-average bat speed and a good understanding of what he’s able to do, though he can sometimes expand the strike zone. He is able to drive mistakes a long way, though his power is closer to fringe than it is average. Panas is 6-foot, 215 pounds and plays passable defense at third base, showing quick feet and an average arm. He is a slightly below-average runner out of the box. Overall, Panas’ lack of major weaknesses will entice a team to give him a chance, especially as a senior who has four years of performance under his belt.