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Preseason All State Scouting Analysis: Session 2


PBR Alabama Staff

The third annual Preseason All-State event was held this past Sunday, January 17th, at the All Star Sports Training Facility in Cullman, AL. All 3 sessions featured high-profile players from the 2021 through 2024 classes from all across the state. Position players went through a pro-style workout by running a laser-timed 60 yard dash, offensive evaluation (including BP with Trackman and Blast data), and a defensive positional workout. Pitchers then finished each session up by throwing a 15-18 pitch pen where they also got Trackman data on their pitching performance. As has been mentioned previously, this event rivaled any that we have had in our state since our inception in 2018. Today, we take a look at each player and their scouting reports from Session 2. Keep checking back later in the week, as we will also take a look at each player that attended Session 3 as well. 

 

Session 2

Connor Aderholt: RHP/SS, (2022) Shelby County, AL. 6-foot, 180-pound athletic frame. Smooth during batting practice, Aderholt clocked an exit velocity of 84 mph. Starts in an open stance with a controlled load, then uses a quick stride. Had efficient bat speed and simple swing plane. Barreled up some balls throughout the round. Gap to gap approach. While catching, he produced a position velocity of 78 mph during throw downs; has a quick exchange, smooth feet, and sure hands. Had a pop time of 2.01-2.12. Athletic setup with some flexibility. Had a quick arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag.In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 7.35. Advanced on the mound, showed a high ¾ arm angle with consistent arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher and uses easy effort. Athletic balance point. Sat with his fastball at 84-85 mph; has a heavy fastball that showed very consistent command and sinking action. Has a tight curveball (72-73) that showed in the zone command and swing and miss action. Showed fading action and control low in the zone on his changeup (74-76). 2022 grad with legit two way potential, really like the demeanor on the mound. 

Chase Ambrose: SS/RHP, (2023) Buckhorn, AL. 5-foot-11, 180-pound solid frame. Fluid in the box, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 95 mph. Started in an open stance with a controlled load, then used a toe tap. Has upward swing plane, above average bat speed and good extension on his finish. Found some barrels in his round. Pull side approach. Smooth in the infield, had a live arm with throws that topped out at 85 mph; shows developing feet, a fluid exchange, and consistent hands. Out front fielding mechanics. Used an-over-the-top slot and a short arm action while showing consistent accuracy to the base. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.43. Confident on the mound, showed an over-the-top arm angle and a quick arm action with quick arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows some effort. Showed consistent balance point. Sat with his fastball at 85-87 mph with a max of 88 mph; had some command and tailing action with heavy movement. Shows glove side control and late action on his curveball (72-73). His changeup (75-80) has arm side command and fading action. We have seen him on the mound before Ambrose impressed with the bat as well. 

Drey Barrett: SS/3B, (2024) Holtville, AL. 6-foot-2, 170-pound proportional frame. Above average at the plate, Barrett had an exit velocity of 88 mph. Starts in an open stance with a smooth load, then uses a leg kick. Has raw bat speed, uphill swing plane and high finish. Found some barrels with some loud contact. Aggressive approach. In the infield, his best throw was recorded at 81 mph; had consistent hands, a quick exchange, and developing footwork. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. Showed a high ¾ slot and a long arm action.

Anthony Bermea: C/OF, (2022) Bob Jones, AL. 6-foot-1, 181-pound projectable frame. Fluid during batting practice, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 94 mph. Begins in a tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a quick stride. Has above average bat speed, upward swing plane and high finish. Showed some loud contact during the round. Pull side approach. Behind the plate, he recorded a position velocity of 76 mph during throw downs; shows sure hands, athletic consistent feet, and a fluid exchange. Had a pop time of 2.08-2.11. Had quiet setup. Had a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the base. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.9.

Trevor Broome: C/3B, (2022) Grissom, AL. 5-foot-9, 185-pound mature frame. Smooth in the box, the right-handed hitters best exit velocity was 85 mph. Begins in a wide stance with a compact load, then uses a leg kick. Bat speed is raw, shows upward swing plane and high finish. He Barreled up multiple balls with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. In the infield, his best throw was registered at 73 mph; has soft hands, a clean exchange, and consistent feet. Shows out front glove work. While catching, throw downs to second were maxed at 69 mph; had sure hands, and developing footwork. Consistently had pop times of 2.34-2.42. Quiet setup with above average flexibility. Showed a short arm action with an-over-the-top slot. Recorded a 60 time of 8.11 at the event.

Barrett Brown: RHP/OF, (2022) East Limestone, AL. 6-foot, 165-pound athletic frame. Confident in the box, the right-handed hitters best exit velocity was 93 mph. Started in a crouched stance with a quick load, then used a quick stride. Has above average bat speed, upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found some barrels in his rounds. Line drive approach. Above average his best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 85 mph; shows athletic footwork, and a quick exchange. Had a high ¾ slot and a quick arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag. Clocked a time of 7.1 in the 60-yard dash. Advanced on the mound, showing quick arm speed he had a very quick arm action with an over-the-top arm angle. Up-tempo type pitcher and uses some effort. Showed athletic balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 82-83 mph with a max of 84 mph; had tailing action and control in the zone. His curveball (73-77) had command low in the zone and swing and miss action. His changeup (76-77) had fading action.

Ryan Cole: RHP/OF, (2023) Spain Park, AL. 6-foot-1, 168-pound lean frame. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.05. Started in an open tall stance with a compact load, then used a controlled stride. Had an upward swing plane and a high finish. Found some barrels through his round. Pull side approach. the right-handed hitters best exit velocity was 88 mph. Smooth in the outfield, he showed the ability to make throws to the bases at 80 mph; has a clean exchange, and consistent footwork. Used an-over-the-top slot and a long arm action.

Randy Davis: 1B/LHP, (2023) Holtville, AL. 6-foot-4, 195-pound projectable frame. Recorded a 60 time of 7.81 at the event. Fluid at the plate, the left-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 81 mph. Begins in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then uses a leg kick. Has uphill swing plane, efficient bat speed and high finish. In his round he found some barrels. Up the middle approach. Solid in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 77 mph; has soft hands, and smooth feet. Showed a loose arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag. On the mound, has an over-the-top arm angle and consistent arm speed. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows some effort. Showed tall balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 80-81 mph; has a heavy fastball that shows running action and arm side command. Shows consistent control and late action on his 12/6 curveball (62-63). Showed fading action and arm side command on his changeup (70-71).

Cole Edwards: 3B, (2023) Spain Park, AL. 6-foot-3, 185-pound proportional frame. Raw during batting practice, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 98 mph. Started in an open stance with a high load, then used a closed stride. Has explosive bat speed, upward swing plane and high finish. Found multiple barrels through his rounds. Up the middle approach. Fluid in the infield, his best throw was registered at 82 mph; shows soft hands, a fluid exchange, and rhythmic feet. When fielding he gathers the ball out front. Showed consistent accuracy to the bag with a quick arm action and a high ¾ slot. Showed off his speed at the event, running a swift 6.87 60-yard dash. The bat continue to impress each time we see him. 

Kaden Edwards: OF/C, (2021) Lawrence County, AL. 6-foot-1, 180-pound athletic frame. Raw during batting practice, Edwards had a max exit velocity of 96 mph. Began in an open stance with a slow load, then used a toe tap. Has efficient bat speed, short level swing plane and a front foot finish. During the round he showed some loud contact. Pull side approach. Capable in the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 81 mph; has consistent footwork, and a natural exchange. Had a loose arm action and an-over-the-top slot with consistent accuracy to the base. Performed well in the 60-yard dash, clocking a speedy time of 6.92. Athletic uncommitted 2021 grad. 

Ashford Fowler: RHP/1B, (2022) Moody, AL. 6-foot, 175-pound sturdy frame. In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 8.06. Begins in a tall stance with a quick load, then uses a quick stride. Bat speed is efficient and exhibits simple swing plane. He Barreled up some balls during his round. Gap to gap approach. Raw during batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 84 mph. Capable in the infield, recorded a position velocity of 73 mph; had consistent hands, a quick exchange, and developing footwork. Fields the ball out front. Showed a quick arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the base. Confident on the mound, showed a long arm action and an over-the-top arm angle with consistent arm speed Drop-and-drive type pitcher and uses some effort. Showed consistent balance point. Sat with his fastball at 77-79 mph with a max of 81 mph; has sinking action and very consistent control. Has late action and control low in the zone on his 12/6 curveball (65-66). Had sinking action and consistent control on his changeup (69-70).

Brody Hale: RHP/1B, (2024) St. Luke's Episcopal, AL. 5-foot-10, 140-pound lean frame. Projectable on the mound, showed consistent arm speed with a long arm action and an over-the-top arm angle. Feel type pitcher who uses easy effort. Has consistent balance point. Lands square. Threw his fastball 70-71 mph; has consistent command and gradual action. He showed late action and consistent control on his 11/5 curveball (57-58). His changeup (65-66) has fading action.

Jackson Harris: RHP/OF, (2022) Opelika, AL. 6-foot-4, 176-pound proportional frame. Advanced on the mound, showed lightning arm speed with a high ¾ arm angle and a very quick arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who uses easy effort. Has consistent balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 86-87 mph and topped out at 90 mph; showed very consistent control and running action. Has command around the zone and late action on his 12/6 curveball (68-74). His changeup (81-82) shows fading action and arm side control.

Brayden Heaps: LHP/OF, (2023) Russellville, AL. 6-foot-1, 165-pound physical frame. Starts in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then uses a toe tap. Bat speed was quick, showed upward swing plane and high finish. Through the round he found some barrels. Up the middle approach. Confident in the box, the left-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 88 mph. Above average from the outfield, his best throws to the bases were registered at 79 mph; shows athletic footwork, and a quick exchange. Had an-over-the-top slot with a long arm action. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.08. Smooth on the mound, showed a high ¾ arm angle and a long arm action with consistent arm speed. Feel type pitcher and uses easy effort. Showed strong balance point. Sat with his fastball at 77-78 mph; showed plus action and command in the zone. Throws a sharp curveball (64-65) that shows swing and miss action and low in the zone command. Has fading action and arm side control on his changeup (73-74). Really creates arm side action on the fastball. 

Casen Heaps: OF/RHP, (2023) Russellville, AL. 6-foot-1, 165-pound athletic frame. Smooth at the plate, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 95 mph. Started in a balanced stance with a compact load, then used a toe tap. Bat speed is explosive, has level swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found some barrels through his rounds. Gap to gap approach. Athletic from the outfield, his best throws to the bases were registered at 87 mph; showed a fluid exchange, and smooth footwork. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used an-over-the-top slot and a long arm action. Showed off his speed at the event, running a swift 6.73 60-yard dash. Above average on the mound, used a loose arm action and a high ¾ arm angle while showing good arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher and shows easy effort. Showed athletic balance point. Changeup (74-75 mph) was most efficient when pitched in sequence with his fastball. Produced a fastball that came in at 83-84 mph with a max of 85 mph; showed very consistent command and tailing action. Had a 12/6 curveball (68-71) that showed late action and consistent command. 2023 grad that showed several plus skills at the event. 

Brodie Holcomb: OF, (2022) Thompson, AL. 6-foot, 174-pound proportional frame. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.15. Solid in the box, Holcomb had an exit velocity of 92 mph. Begins in an open stance with a compact load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed was efficient, displayed upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. Barreled up some balls with a lot of loud contact. Up the middle approach. Above average from the outfield, he made throws to the infield at velocities up to 80 mph; has smooth footwork, and a clean exchange. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used an-over-the-top slot with a short arm action.

Jackson Hunter: RHP/3B, (2024) Hazel Green, AL. 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic frame. Above average during batting practice, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 95 mph. Starts in a tall quiet stance with a compact load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed is explosive, exhibits upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. In the round he found multiple barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Projectable while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 84 mph; showed soft hands, a quick exchange, and consistent feet. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. Showed an-over-the-top slot and a loose arm action. Recorded a 60 time of 7.29 at the event. Advanced on the mound, showed quick arm speed with a very quick arm action and an over-the-top arm angle. Slow-tempo type pitcher and shows easy effort. Showed strong balance point. Sat with his fastball at 80-82 mph and topped out at 83 mph; had sinking action and arm side control. Showed plus action and command around the zone on his 11/5 curveball (69-70). Showed fading action and control low in the zone on his changeup (74-75). Sophomore that has definite two way potential now and in the future. 

Jarod Latta: RHP/3B, (2023) Leeds, AL. 6-foot, 190-pound mature frame. Fluid on the mound, showed a consistent arm action and an over-the-top arm angle with good arm speed Tall-and-fall type pitcher who uses some effort. Showed athletic balance point. Threw his fastball 78-79 mph and topped out at 80 mph; has consistent command and running action. Had late action and consistent control on his 12/6 curveball (68-69). Showed arm side command and tailing action on his changeup (73-74).

Brodey Lentz: LHP/OF, (2022) Lauderdale County, AL. 6-foot, 165-pound proportional frame. Advanced on the mound, showed a high ¾ arm angle and a consistent arm action with quick arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher and shows easy effort. Has consistent balance point. Sat with his fastball at 81-82 mph; has running action and very consistent command. Threw a sharp curveball (70-71) with control low in the zone and swing and miss action. His changeup (72-73) has fading action and arm side control.

Kellen Mashburn: OF/RHP, (2022) Bob Jones, AL. 6-foot-3, 202-pound mature frame. Established speed as one of his strengths with an efficient 60 time of 6.98. Above average at the plate, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 91 mph. Starts in a crouched stance with a compact load, then uses a quick stride. Has upward swing plane, electric bat speed and high finish. He found multiple barrels with tons of loud contact. Pull side approach. Confident in the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 80 mph; shows athletic footwork, and a clean exchange. Used a quick arm action and an-over-the-top slot. Uncommitted physical bat in the 2022 class.

Brody McCain: RHP/OF, (2023) Arab, AL. 6-foot, 160-pound slim frame. Solid during batting practice, Mccain had an exit velocity of 86 mph. Starts in an open stance with a big load, then uses a closed stride. Bat speed was some, displayed level swing plane and a back foot finish. Found some barrels through his rounds. Line drive approach. Projectable in the outfield, his throws to the bases were maxed out at 80 mph; showed a natural exchange, and consistent footwork. Showed an-over-the-top slot with a short arm action. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.15. On the mound, showed a high ¾ arm angle and consistent arm speed. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows some effort. Has tall balance point. a clean finish. Threw his fastball 78-79 mph with a max of 80 mph; showed cutting action and glove side control. Has control around the zone and some action on his 11/5 curveball (67-68). Has fading action and command low in the zone on his changeup (72-73).

Anthony Messina: SS/RHP, (2024) Northridge, AL. 5-foot-10, 165-pound athletic frame. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.31. Above average at the plate, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 86 mph. Began in an athletic stance with a quick load, then used a quick stride. Bat speed is efficient, uses simple level swing plane and good extension on his finish. In the round he found multiple barrels. Gap to gap approach. Projectable while in the infield, made throws up to 79 mph; showed consistent hands, a quick exchange, and fluid feet. Glovework is shown out front Had an-over-the-top slot and a quick arm action. On the mound, threw from an over-the-top arm angle and had quick arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher and uses some effort. Consistent balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 77-78 mph; shows some action and command around the zone. Threw a 12/6 curveball (63-64) that showed control around the zone and swing and miss action. Showed sinking action and very consistent command on his changeup (73-74). One of many impressive 2024 grads at the event. 

Jace Norton: SS/RHP, (2023) Auburn, AL. 6-foot-2, 165-pound athletic frame. The athletic recruit showcased his speed with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.98. Started in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a controlled stride. Bat speed was explosive, showed short simple swing plane and good extension on his finish. Had a lot of loud contact during the round. Gap to gap approach. Advanced in the box, Norton had a max exit velocity of 88 mph. In the infield, recorded a position velocity of 84 mph; had a clean exchange, consistent footwork, and sure hands. Glovework is shown out front Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot with a loose arm action. Above average on the mound, showed above average arm speed with a consistent arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. Feel type pitcher who shows easy effort. Showed consistent balance point. Threw his fastball 83-84 mph with a max of 85 mph; has tailing action and command around the zone. Throws a 11/5 curveball (74-77) with late action and consistent control. His changeup (78-80) had arm side command and fading action. Norton has tremendous potential both on the mound and as a position player.  

Jordan Pearce: 3B/RHP, (2022) Sparkman, AL. 6-foot-1, 180-pound mature frame. Solid on the mound, showing consistent arm speed he used a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Up-tempo type pitcher and uses some effort. Showed consistent balance point. Sat with his fastball at 83-84 mph and topped out at 85 mph; has a heavy fastball that shows cutting action and glove side control. His 11/5 curveball (70-72) showed gradual action. Showed gradual action and command low in the zone on his changeup (77-78).

John Robicheaux: OF/RHP, (2024) Mountain Brook, AL. 6-foot, 155-pound proportional frame. Starts in an athletic stance with a compact load, then uses a leg kick. Bat speed was efficient, had flat swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found multiple barrels with some loud contacts. Line drive approach. Advanced during batting practice, Robicheaux recorded an exit velocity of 90 mph. Above average from the outfield, he showed the ability to throw at velocities up to 79 mph; showed a natural exchange, and rhythmic footwork. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a long arm action and an-over-the-top slot. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.02. Really like the heavy fastball he features on the mound. 

Carter Sheehan: SS, (2023) Calera, AL. 5-foot-8, 158-pound athletic frame. Athletic at the plate, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 91 mph. Began in a wide stance with a controlled load, then used a leg kick. Bat speed is above average, shows upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found some barrels in his round. Gap to gap approach. Solid in the infield, his best throw was registered at 70 mph; had sure hands, a natural exchange, and rhythmic footwork. Fields the ball out front movements laterally were quick. Had a short arm action with a high ¾ slot. The athletic recruit showcased his speed with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.81.

Sam Silas: SS/2B, (2023) Holtville, AL. 6-foot, 160-pound athletic frame. Recorded a time of 7.25 in the 60-yard dash. Advanced during batting practice, Silas had an exit velocity of 89 mph. Started in an athletic stance with a slow load, then used a leg kick. Bat speed was above average, had upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found multiple barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Above average while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 79 mph; shows sure hands, consistent feet, and a quick exchange. Glovework was used out front. Had an-over-the-top slot and a consistent arm action. One of many uncommitted talented middle infielders in the 2023 class across the state. 

Eli Smith: SS/C, (2024) Wilson, AL. 5-foot-11, 155-pound athletic frame. Above average in the box, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 86 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a tight load, then uses a toe tap. Had loose swing plane, above average bat speed and good extension on his finish. Produced loud contact and found multiple barrels. Pull side approach. Above average while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 68 mph; shows sure hands, rhythmic feet, and a natural exchange. Laterally, his movements were average. Had an-over-the-top slot with decent accuracy to the bag. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.66.

Zach Stevens: 2B/RHP, (2023) Stanhope Elmore, AL. 5-foot-11, 175-pound athletic frame. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.54. Started in an open stance with a controlled load, then used a quick stride. Had flat simple swing plane, efficient bat speed and high finish. Barreled up some balls during the round. Opposite field approach. Smooth at the plate, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 88 mph. Capable showed his live arm in the infield with position velocities up to 89 mph; had a clean exchange, smooth footwork, and soft hands. Shows one hand glove work. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot and a very quick arm action. Advanced on the mound, had a quick arm action and a high ¾ arm angle with lightning arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher who uses some effort. Athletic balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 85-87 mph and topped out at 88 mph; showed cutting action and consistent control. Had a 12/6 curveball (73-74) that showed late action and consistent control. His changeup (79-80) showed control low in the zone and fading action. Wow, Stevens really made an impression on the mound and his metrics back that up. Really impressed with the quick arm action. 

Christian Sutphin: OF/RHP, (2022) Grissom, AL. 6-foot-1, 210-pound solid frame. Starts in an open stance with a compact load, then uses a toe tap. Had explosive bat speed, upward swing plane and a front foot finish. Found some barrels through his round. Up the middle approach. Smooth during batting practice, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 92 mph. Athletic in the outfield, his throws to the bases were maxed out at 86 mph; shows choppy footwork, and a clean exchange. Had a loose arm action and an-over-the-top slot with consistent accuracy to the bag. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.4. On the mound, threw from a high ¾ arm angle and had some arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher and shows some effort. Showed low balance point. Displayed a clean finish Sat with his fastball at 80-82 mph with a max of 84 mph; throws in a heavy fastball with tailing action and arm side control. Has a 11/5 curveball (65-66) that shows consistent command and late action. His changeup (66-67) had control low in the zone and fading action.

McGwire Turner: 3B/SS, (2022) Helena, AL. 6-foot-2, 190-pound physical frame. Advanced at the plate, Turner's best exit velocity was 95 mph. Began in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a quick stride. Bat speed was explosive, had simple uphill swing plane and good extension on his finish. He Barreled up lots of balls with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. In the infield, displayed a velocity of 77 mph.  Laterally, his movements were athletic. While catching, had next level hands, fluid footwork, and a twitchy exchange. Used a quick arm action and an-over-the-top slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.17.

Brendan Wall: OF/RHP, (2022) Auburn, AL. 6-foot-1, 205-pound physical frame. In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 7.16. Solid in the box, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 95 mph. Begins in an open stance with a compact load, then uses a quick stride. Bat speed was efficient, used simple upward swing plane and a front foot finish. He showed some loud contact during the round. Up the middle approach. Smooth in the outfield, his throws to the bases were maxed out at 86 mph; has consistent footwork, and a quick exchange. Used a high ¾ slot with a short arm action. On the mound, used an over-the-top arm angle and a quick arm action while showing above average arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher who uses some effort. Has athletic balance point. Has an athletic finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 84-85 mph with a max of 86 mph; showed consistent command and sinking action. His 11/5 curveball (70-71) showed swing and miss action and consistent control. His changeup (76-77) showed arm side control and gradual action.

Ethan Williams: OF/RHP, (2022) Plainview, AL. 5-foot-10, 150-pound proportional frame. Clocked a time of 7.45 in the 60-yard dash. Projectable in the box, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 88 mph. Began in a crouched stance with a quick load, then used a short stride. Had uphill swing plane, efficient bat speed and high finish. He Barreled up some balls throughout the round. Pull side approach. Projectable his best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 82 mph; had a clean exchange, and athletic footwork. Showed consistent accuracy to the bag with an-over-the-top slot. Projectable on the mound, showed quick arm speed with a high ¾ arm angle. up-tempo type pitcher. Athletic balance point. Displayed a clean finish Sat with his fastball at 78-79 mph; shows sinking action and glove side control. Has a tight curveball (61-62) that showed consistent control and some action. His changeup (68-69) shows control low in the zone and fading action.

Gage Wilson: 2B/SS, (2024) Wilson, AL. 5-foot-8, 155-pound slim frame. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.69. Begins in a tall stance with a smooth load, then uses a short stride. Has quick bat speed, simple short swing plane and good extension on his finish. He Barreled up lots of balls with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Solid at the plate, Wilson clocked an exit velocity of 86 mph. While in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 71 mph; has developing feet, firm hands, and a clean exchange. Glovework is shown deep Used a short arm action and a high ¾ slot.

Eli Woody: C/3B, (2024) Mortimer Jordan, AL. 6-foot-2, 185-pound projectable frame. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.61. Begins in a balanced stance with a small load, then uses a small leg kick. Bat speed is some, uses simple level swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found some barrels through his round. Up the middle approach. Smooth at the plate, Woody recorded an exit velocity of 81 mph. While catching, his best recorded velocity during throw downs was clocked at 68 mph; has a natural exchange, and developing footwork. Had consistent pop times of 2.20-2.34. Staggered setup with some flexibility. Decent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot and a short arm action.

Gabriel Young: OF/LHP, (2023) Mountain Brook, AL. 5-foot-11, 170-pound mature frame. Fluid during batting practice, Young had an exit velocity of 95 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a compact load, then uses a controlled stride. Had above average bat speed, upward swing plane and high finish. Through the round he found multiple barrels with some loud contact. Pull side approach. Solid recorded an outfield position velocity of 81 mph; had smooth footwork, and a clean exchange. Showed a loose arm action with an-over-the-top slot. Recorded a time of 7.28 in the 60-yard dash. Solid on the mound, has above average arm speed and throws from a high ¾ arm angle. Feel type pitcher who uses easy effort. Showed consistent balance point. Has an athletic finish. Changeup (73-74 mph) was most efficient when pitched in sequence with his fastball. Sat with his fastball at 79-80 mph with a max of 81 mph; had arm side command and tailing action. Threw a 11/5 curveball (70-72) with low in the zone control.

Walker Zapp: C/1B, (2022) Auburn, AL. 5-foot-11, 190-pound solid frame. Above average at the plate, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 101 mph. Begins in an open stance with a compact load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed is electric, shows rotational swing plane and good extension on his finish. He produced tons of loud contact and found multiple barrels. Pull side approach. Behind the plate, he made strong throws to second and produced an efficient position velocity of 82 mph; has fluid feet, sure hands, and a quick exchange. Showed his ability to throw runners out with an efficient pop time of 1.92-2.00. A lot of flexibility and quiet setup. Had a short arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the base. Showed his athleticism during the event with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.97. Another impressive day for the uncommitted junior catcher.  

 

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