A look at five Philadelphia-area prep stars set to make their mark on the local college baseball scene in 2019

O'Day and Frye set to make impact with La Salle in 2019
Leading to the start of the 2019 college baseball season we're going to highlight the top amateur talent from around the Philadelphia region and provide scouting reports and insights as to why these players are deserving of your attention.

The five stars highlighted in our first installment are all members of the Class of 2018 and will make their collegiate debuts come next spring.

Nick O'Day | OF | Bishop Shanahan | Coatesville, PA | Committed to La Salle
An outstanding two-way player that highlights the Explorers additions for 2019, he projects to make an immediate impact with the bat and also on the mound. Perfect Game ranks him as one of the top freshmen in the Atlantic 10 and as the second-best outfielder in Pennsylvania for the Class of 2018. He has power and can hit to all fields. On the mound, he consistently sits in the low-90s and throws a plus curveball as his out pitch.

Joe Miller | LHP | La Salle | Hatboro, PA | Committed to Penn
Pieced together an outstanding senior season in the Philadelphia Catholic League capped off by winning the league title with a three-hit, eight strikeout performance. The lefty uses a solid one-two combo with an above average fastball and changeup to keep opposing hitters on edge. He also has outstanding control and hides the ball well. Perfect Game includes him as one of the top incoming freshmen in the Ivy League.

Andrew Cossetti | C | La Salle | Eagleville, PA | Committed to Saint Joseph's
Arguably the top high school offensive threat in the region, he captained the La Salle offense that won the Philadelphia Catholic League title and was named high school Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer. A three-time All-Catholic honors recipient, his baseball IQ is off the charts and he has an absolute cannon for an arm. He's expected to make an immediate impact with the Hawks.

Aidan Frye | RHP | Chestnut Hill Academy | Harleysville, PA | Committed to La Salle
One of the premier high school hurlers in the state, he'll join O'Day and the Explorers in 2019 and likely will open the season in the rotation. He compliments a lively fastball in the low 90s with a solid spin on his curveball. He earned All Inter-Ac accolades last season. Ranked by Perfect Game as the sixth best right-hander of the Class of 2018.

Colin Eiser | OF | Ss. Neumann & Goretti | Philadelphia, PA | Committed to Rider
A Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American, Eiser won a pair of state championships with Neumann & Goretti and was named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-City team in 2018. Can pitch well, but projects better with the bat in the outfield. Hit .441 last season with the Saints.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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