Friday Five - Uncommitted SR Games Standouts




Jack Benedict RHP / SS / River Bluff , SC / 2021

Benedict proved to be an impressive two way prospect out of River Bluff. He turned in a sharp performance on the mound with the FB up to 85 mph, working the lower half of the zone. He repeated an athletic delivery well and showed feel for a sharp breaking ball. Benedict also turned in a solid performance during the position player workout as well. He turned in a sub 7 sixty (6.94), an 83 mph INF arm with smooth actions, and an 88 mph exit velo. He showed feel for the barrel during his BP round and pounded out consistent line drives. 






Ethan Plyler 3B / 2B / River Bluff, SC / 2021

Plyler is a silky smooth infielder who put on a clinic during his defensive workout. He profiles with the ability to play multiple INF positions. Arm strength should stick on the left side and the athletic actions will give him a chance to play up the middle. Plyler shows a balanced approach with gap to gap contact at the plate. He flashes pop at times and should be able to handle higher level pitching. Ethan Plyler has committed to East Tennessee State University since his participation in the Unsigned SR Showcase. 







Dalton Graves 1B / OF / Aiken , SC / 2021

Graves is a powerful left handed hitting first basemen with sneaky good athleticism. The Aiken HS product posted a 7.24 sixty time paired with a 90 mph exit velo. His BP rounds at the Unsigned SR Games showed plenty of juice to the pullside, and included balls off the wall and out to straight away RF. Graves has naturally quick hands and a strong swing that generates above average raw power. Graves is a solid defender at 1B, with good footwork, hands, and feel around the bag. 








Ryan Toll 3B / OF / Lexington , SC / 2021

 Toll was another all around winner of the Unsigned SR Games. The consistent BP rounds carried over into his live ABs resulting in a multi-hit game. His compact athletic frame is easy to like. The speed (6.99), arm strength (86 mph), and exit velo (90) are all at or near the top of the event stats. Toll plays with a high motor and exudes infectious energy on the field.









Shane Thomas OF / C / Richland Northeast, SC / 2021

Thomas is a projectable OF with actions any coach could dream on. The build suggests there is substantial projection remaining. Thomas is a high end runner (6.73 sixty) with a strong and accurate OF arm. A line drive approach pairs nicely with the athletic tools. Thomas's ceiling is very high, with continued development the stock will surely continue to rise.