After our all-Strasburg battle, today we have two “W” guys- Aidan Nagle, who played in Woodstock in 2019, and Jimmy Yezzo, who played in Winchester in 2012.

  • Nagle got here by slipping past Thomas Smith, 58.3% to 41.7%. His writeup: “Aidan Nagle came to Woodstock last summer from Cuesta College, on his way to his junior year at Lewis-Clark. His summer was dynamite; he hit .406/.492/.675 in 160 regular-season at-bats, with 47 runs scored, 10 doubles, 11 home runs, 33 RBIs, a 23/26 BB/K ratio, and nine stolen bases (without being caught). In five playoff games, Nagle scored nine more runs, and added five extra base hits, including three home runs. He finished first in the league in OPS, slugging percentage, total bases (with 108), home runs, hits, and runs. He finished third in batting average, on-base percentage, and RBIs. He was an All-Star, a Prospect Showcase participant, first team All-Valley in the outfield, and Perfect Game’s third best prospect. In his abbreviated junior season just this spring for Lewis-Clark, Nagle hit .253/.333/.342 in 79 at-bats with two home runs.”
  • Yezzo got here by sneaking past Michael Garza, 56.5% to 43.5%. His writeup: “Jimmy Yezzo had one of the all-time summers in terms of extra base hits. In Winchester in 2012 after his sophomore season at Delaware, Yezzo hit .362/.401/.679, with 51 runs scored, 21 doubles, 16 home runs, 62 RBIs, and a 15/36 BB/K ratio. That’s 37 extra base hits in 52 games! ATVL named him the best hitter in the league that summer. He went back to Delaware for his junior season and put up a .410/.453/.714 slashline, with 28 doubles, two triples, and 13 home runs. The Washington Nationals picked him in the 7th round after that, and he spent the next three summers playing pro ball, topping out at High-A Potomac in 2015. He also played Indy ball for the Washington Wild Things in both 2015 and 2016. He now works for a contractor in Pennsylvania.”

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