Brandon Dieter (South Hills High, West Covina, Calif.) can make an impact as a middle infielder, showed power during trials, and has great feel for a four-pitch mix on the mound, getting his fastball into the low 90s.
Anthony Seigler is pro prospect behind the plate, but can get on the mound and pitch effectively with both arms--a unique and valuable weapon for Stankiewicz to have at his disposal.
“It's a testament to (Blood), he did a great job compiling 40 of the country's best (players),” Stankiewicz said on the MLB.com selection show. “You look at the team that we have here. The pitching staff is power arms, and it's going to be a great lineup. Quick and fast and strong--and our job now is to build a lineup that can beat you in different facets of the game.
“Be aggressive. You think you've got first and third? You go for it. Attack the game, play with your hair on fire… I'm excited because it's finally going to be us vs. them. It's going to be fun to face a different opponent. And we really want to get after it.”