Alabama Scout Blog: Week 3 Games
March 4, 2021
The Alabama Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more.
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Week 3 Reports
7A No. 1 Auburn (10,7) vs. 6A Opelika (0,2)
Monday/Wednesday, March 1st/3rd @ Opelika & Auburn HS
+ RHP Brady Fuller (2021, Southern Union CC) continues to cement himself as one of the top senior arms in the state of Alabama. He showed a tick up in velocity, as he has over the last year, as he bumped 90 mph while working 87-88 mph in his inning of work. The breaking ball was the separator for Fuller with elite spin (2700 rpm) and hard, downer action to it at 75-78 mph. There’s reason to believe that there could be some more velocity left to add in the future, because it’s an easy, low effort delivery and looks like he’s playing catch sometimes. There’s a ton to dream on with the arm, but the bat is also in the middle of the order for a talented Auburn Tiger team.
RHP Brady Fuller (3/3/21)
+ OF/LHP Will Turner (2021, South Alabama) is a real two-way threat for the Tigers, as he played a big role in a 10-0 win over Opelika on Monday. He got the start on the mound and worked up to 89 mph with excellent command to the glove side, especially against right-handed hitters. He pounded & seemed to overpower Bulldogs hitters through his three innings of work, but he also flipped in a few breaking balls with sweeping action to the backdoor vs. right-handed hitters & front door to left-handed hitters. Turner finished striking out eight while allowing no hits. He also logged two doubles from the leadoff spot, with one being down the right field line & the other down the left field line. He never seems to be fooled and always impacts the ball at a high level from the left side.
OF/LHP Will Turner Hitting (3/1/21)
OF/LHP Will Turner Pitching (3/1/21)
+ LHP Jack Tullier (2021) is an arm that has logged significant innings for the Tigers over the past few years. He was given the ball against Opelika on Wednesday, and he was virtually unhittable in his two innings. While it’s not overpowering stuff, Tullier displayed excellent ability to pitch and got numerous swings on his fastball that worked 83-84 mph. The breaking ball flashed potential at 67 mph, and the changeup tunneled well off the fastball at 77 mph, but really didn’t need either due to how the fastball played. He struck out each batter he faced (six) in his two innings of work.
LHP Jack Tullier (3/3/21)
+ RHP Jackson Harris (2022) last threw on Saturday, but was called on in a big situation for the Bulldogs in Wednesday night’s contest and he delivered. Coming in in a relief role, Harris inherited two runners on and no outs, and efficiently worked out of the jam. During his two innings, Harris spotted up his 84-87 mph fastball to both corners well. He induced weak contact and ground balls due to some sink on the pitch. He’s go-to pitch deep in the count was a sharp breaking ball that was tough against right-handed hitters. He commanded it well to his glove side during the outing. At 6-4, 180 pounds, Harris has a frame that you can dream on, and it’s a fairly low-effort delivery and the ball comes out clean. He was up to 90 mph in January, so we know there’s arm strength in that frame.
RHP Jackson Harris (3/3/21)
+ RHP Kydylan Ligon (2022) was tasked with making the start for Opelika against a loaded Auburn Tiger lineup, and he did enough to keep his team in the game through two innings. He did show some spotty command later on, but he opened up 87-88 mph, and settled into more 83-84 mph with some hard sinking action. It was primarily fastballs during the outing with a quick, aggressive arm action. He struck out two hitters and walked three in two innings in this look on the mound for Opelika
RHP Kydylan Ligon (3/3/21)
+ OF Brendan Wall (2022) has been a consistent performer in the showcase setting over the past year, and that bat showed up in a big way in Monday night’s contest. At 6-1, 210 pounds, Wall possesses some broad/wide shoulders with defined physicality packed into that frame. Hitting from the right side, Wall had the biggest day out of any hitter from down in the bottom of the order. He singled in each of his first two at-bats, but came up in the later innings and delivered again for his offense. Wall caught a hanging breaking ball over the middle of the plate, and stayed short & used some strong, quick hands & arms to muscle it into the LCF gap to bring home two runs for a 2 RBI double. He finished the day 3-4 with two singles, a double, and four RBI’s on the night.
OF Brendan Wall (3/1/21)
+ C Peyton Williams (2021) was a big offensive surprise on both nights for me. Slotted in the middle of that Tiger order, Williams recorded multiple hits in each of this week’s contests versus Opelika. On Monday, Williams displayed some above average top hand strength and got the head out on a fastball to drive it to deep LF. He then singled in one of his other at-bats on the night. Fast forward to Wednesday in the DH spot, Williams continued to produce offensively. He singled up the middle to bring home two runs in one of his at-bats in this contest. He’s a slightly above average receiver behind the plate , but he is going to continue to hit in the middle of that lineup if he continues to produce offensively like he has to start the 2021 season.
C Peyton Williams (3/3/21)
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