Hub City Showcase: JUCO Scout Notes

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Prep Baseball Report was on hand at Spartanburg Methodist College for a unique showcase featuring both high school and junior college players.  With a handful of college coaches on hand the players ran through a full pro-style workout followed by a controlled scrimmage.

The full statistical analysis is available HERE featuring run times, arm grades, exit velocities, and pitcher stats on each player.  The leaders from each category are also listed.  Below is a quick look at some of the JC players that stood out at the event.

Caleb Watkins, OF/1B, Spartanburg Methodist, Soph

Powerful build at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds.  Middle of the order bat that has present power available.  Lit up BP, turning heads and capturing eyes as balls rocketed off the barrel throughout BP clearing the outfield wall, and light standards, with ease.  Exit velocity during the live BP routinely reached 95+, maxing out at 105 off the barrel.  Thick chest and legs, maintains good balance from the right side.  Quiet setup and stride.  Plus bat speed and strength.  Swing is geared slightly uphill, creating leverage.  In the outfield, works cleanly through the ball, exchanging to a long arm action that peaked at 85 mph out of the hand and showed accuracy to 3B and the plate.


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