Friday Five - Top Prospect Games Risers


Eddie Tisdale
Scouting Director - PBR South Carolina

 

 

Qwinton Bennett OF / RHP / Springvalley, SC / 2022

Medium frame with moderate projection remaining. Longer swing with a level plane. Solid defender with a sneaky strong arm. Flashed big upside on the mound. Ball jumps out of a short arm action up to 83 mph with more in the tank. Showed off a quality breaking ball with steep downer action and 11/5 shape with late bite. 

 

 


Jack Killelea C / OF / Legion Collegiate , SC / 2022

Slender frame with continue to trend up as he matures. Above avg. hit tool at present with good feel for the barrel. Steep attack angle that levels off at contact produces a ton of barrels. Solid to above avg defender with a strong arm. 

 

 


Owen Austin LHP / 1B / Wren, SC / 2022

Every bit of the listed 5-11. Repeated the delivery well working through a H3Q to OTT arm slot. FB showed arm side life up to 83. Landed his off speed pitches for strikes. CB showed 2/8 shape with short two tier break (71-72). CH with feel at 74-75. Threw a ton of strikes.  

 

 


Zack Taylor 3B / SS / Richard Winn, SC / 2021

Broad shoulders and full frame. Generates plenty of bat speed. Low line drive approach with occasional elevation. Solid avg. defender, confident hands and avg exchanges. Arm strength will continue to get better and give him a chance. Physicality raises the ceiling. Will need to put his foot on the gas pedal in his development to reach the potential. 

 

 


Walker Taylor 1B / OF / May River, SC / 2022

Medium frame with proportional build. Maturity should see the frame fill out and add mass. Wants to elevate, developing feel for the barrel will improve as he gets older. Flashes carry to the gaps when he squares up the baseball. Will defend at 1B or from a corner OF position.