The 2018 class is an especially strong one in terms of catchers. Already players like Dylan Judd, Anthony Carleo, Ryan Mullahey and Nick Ungar have committed. None of those players, however, have a Long Island Championship under their belt like Massapequa C Andrew Primm.
Today his name went off the board as he chose to accept a scholarship to LIU Post. He had been weighing another offer, but ultimately chose to play for the reigning ECC Champs.
I watched Primm last week, and he is certainly a standout player. He displayed his 1.9 pop time to second base by throwing out not one, but two runners in that game.Additionally, he can handle the bat very well for a catcher. He plays his travel ball for the Diamond Spikes.
Catchers that can control the running game are valued high, especially in a conference that historically features strong pitching and low-scoring games such as the ECC. Primm brings that plus a winning pedigree to the table, having contributed to Massapequa’s 2017 run that took them one win away from being Class AA New York State champs. That type of leadership is invaluable.
The Pioneers have done lots of recruiting from winning programs such as Division, Bayport-Blue Point and Massapequa in the past couple years. They have two freshmen (1B Luke O’Mahoney and SS Chris Wasson) from Massapequa this season and Primm noted that they were a factor in his decision.
It’s a big signing for the reigning champs who are poised for another big season in 2018.