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Titans place three on Baseball America top 10 FCBL Draft Prospect list.

POSTED August 27, 2012
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: Baseball America, one of the premier baseball scouting services in the country, is out with their Futures Collegiate Baseball League top 10.
The Torrington Titans are represented by three. Here is the scouting report on each.
Their overall ranking precede their story.
2. Tyler Bashlor, rhp, Torrington (So., South Georgia JC)
This spring Bashlor threw just 6.1 innings for South Georgia, as he spent the majority
of his freshman season in the outfield. 
Despite working out of the Torrington bullpen and throwing just seven innings this summer, Bashlor still managed to make a name for himself as a pitcher. 
The righthander worked in the 92-94 mph range and hit 95 on the radar gun while throwing a bullpen for scouts before the FCBL All-Star game. 
The Savannah, Ga., native also displayed a willingness to throw a late-breaking
slider in any count or game situation. Despite his limited pitching experience, the 6-foot, 190-pound Bashlor is extremely athletic and has had little trouble repeating his delivery and consistently throwing strikes.
4. Mike Joseph, rhp, Torrington (SIGNED: Orioles)
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Joseph originally attended Division III Middlebury (Vt.)
College with the intention of playing basketball. 
Instead, Joseph decided to play baseball, and given his relative lack of experience, Joseph remains a project. 
Despite being utilized as a starting pitcher at Middlebury, league coaches believe Joseph's
future lies in the bullpen because it allows him to dial up his fastball. 
Though he worked in the mid-80s as a starter, Joseph ran his fastball up to 93 mph this
summer, to go along with a promising hard breaking ball. 
Joseph's newfound velocity paid dividends, as he struck out 22 batters and allowed just 17 hits in 24 innings.
Shorter stints from the bullpen might also help to alleviate some mechanical issues,
as one opposing coach was concerned with Joseph's inconsistent delivery and propensity to tap his toe on every pitch. 
But he attracted interest from a number of scouts during the league's talent showcase, eventually signing with the Orioles as a free agent in August.
9. Conor Bierfeldt, of, Torrington (Sr., Western Connecticut State)
Bierfeldt hit .430/.470/.838 with 10 home runs as a junior for Division III Western
Connecticut State in the spring and was named the 2012 Eastern College Athletic
Conference New England player of the year. 
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder has a muscular build, and although his swing can get a bit long, he continued to rake in the summer, launching nine home runs and hitting .329/.426/.618. 
The Torrington, Conn., native is a fringy runner, as he turned in 6.8- to 6.9-second 60-yard dash times, but his solid-average arm should play in an outfield corner.

TORRINGTON: Baseball America, one of the premier baseball scouting services in the country, is out with their Futures Collegiate Baseball League top 10.The Torrington Titans are represented by three.

Here is the scouting report on each.Their overall ranking proceed their story.

2. Tyler Bashlor, rhp, Torrington (So., South Georgia JC)This spring Bashlor threw just 6.1 innings for South Georgia, as he spent the majorityof his freshman season in the outfield. 

Despite working out of the Torrington bullpen and throwing just seven innings this summer, Bashlor still managed to make a name for himself as a pitcher. 

The righthander worked in the 92-94 mph range and hit 95 on the radar gun while throwing a bullpen for scouts before the FCBL All-Star game. 

The Savannah, Ga., native also displayed a willingness to throw a late-breakingslider in any count or game situation.

Despite his limited pitching experience, the 6-foot, 190-pound Bashlor is extremely athletic and has had little trouble repeating his delivery and consistently throwing strikes.

4. Mike Joseph, rhp, Torrington (SIGNED: Orioles)The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Joseph originally attended Division III Middlebury (Vt.)College with the intention of playing basketball. 

Instead, Joseph decided to play baseball, and given his relative lack of experience, Joseph remains a project. 

Despite being utilized as a starting pitcher at Middlebury, league coaches believe Joseph'sfuture lies in the bullpen because it allows him to dial up his fastball. 

Though he worked in the mid-80s as a starter, Joseph ran his fastball up to 93 mph thissummer, to go along with a promising hard breaking ball. 

Joseph's newfound velocity paid dividends, as he struck out 22 batters and allowed just 17 hits in 24 innings.

Shorter stints from the bullpen might also help to alleviate some mechanical issues,as one opposing coach was concerned with Joseph's inconsistent delivery and propensity to tap his toe on every pitch. 

But he attracted interest from a number of scouts during the league's talent showcase, eventually signing with the Orioles as a free agent in August.

9. Conor Bierfeldt, of, Torrington (Sr., Western Connecticut State)Bierfeldt hit .430/.470/.838 with 10 home runs as a junior for Division III Western Connecticut State in the spring and was named the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference New England player of the year. 

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder has a muscular build, and although his swing can get a bit long, he continued to rake in the summer, launching nine home runs and hitting .329/.426/.618. 

The Torrington, Conn., native is a fringy runner, as he turned in 6.8- to 6.9-second 60-yard dash times, but his solid-average arm should play in an outfield corner.

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