Birmingham Open: Positional Player Reports


PBR Alabama Staff

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Birmingham Open was held on Wednesday, June 15th at Hoover High School in Birmingham, AL. This event consisted of prospects from the 2023 through 2026 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Wednesday.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look at each positional player that attended last week's event. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each pitcher present at the event. 

 

Aiden Craven, Chelsea (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-6, 135-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, athletic setup with a simple toe-tap approach. Short/direct barrel to the ball with a level path, whole-field approach.
Power: 81.8 max exit velocity, averaged 73.4 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. Loose, over-the-top slot with quality arm strength.
Defense: Smooth footwork, soft hands with an athletic crow hop.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60.

Kyle Pace, Phil Campbell (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame that projects.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, powerful lower half. Fluid rhythm at the plate with a level path through the zone, creating carry to both gaps.
Power: 92.9 max exit velocity, averaged 80 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 81 mph.Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60.

Ethan Bucher, Home School (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Interesting arm on the mound.
Body: 5-5, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow stance into a small leg kick. Repeatable, short, level swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 86.1 max exit velocity, averaged 74.4 mph. 251’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 74 mph.Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Smooth, confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60.

Ryan Mitchell, Jasper (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. High hands in setup and a quiet approach. Short path to the ball with a quick bat, maintains balance after contact.
Power: 80 max exit velocity, averaged 73.7 mph. 243’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Long, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, quick first step with steady hands.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Samuel Odom, Helena (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-6, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Very quiet approach with no wasted actions; smooth load of the hands. Short/direct barrel to the ball with a level path, whole-field approach.
Power: 82.1 max exit velocity, averaged 69.4 mph. 250’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. Short, high 3/4 slot with nice accuracy to the bag.
Defense: 2.17- 2.26 pop times. Clean transfer with direct footwork out of the crouch.
Run: 8.31 runner in the 60.

Reed Woods, Auburn (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS Solid player that does a lot well on the field.
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup with a simple toe-tap approach. Quick bat speed, short, uphill swing with a middle of the field approach
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 79.6 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 73 mph.Short arm action, plays from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions. Works through the ball well.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Chase Saul, Pelham (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance with leg-kick trigger. Short, level swing with bat speed, gets extended after contact, line drive type hitter
Power: 84.4 max exit velocity, averaged 77.9 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. From the OF, showed a loose/clean high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Moves through the ball very well with natural actions.
Run: 6.71 runner in the 60. Fastest time at the event.

Trevor Julich, Spain Park (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-7, 155-pounds.
Hit: SH.Slightly open stance with hands set high. Compact swing, handles all of parts of the zone, line drive type hitter.
Power: 83.6 max exit velocity, averaged 64.3 mph. 227’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 62 mph. High 3/4 slot from behind the dish.
Defense: 2.68- 2.75 pop times. Clean transfer and feet, during bullpens he did a nice job receiving the pitch down in the zone. Arm strength will develop.
Run: 8.25 runner in the 60.

Will Weaver, Mountain Brook (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 151-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Hands set high showing a leg kick trigger. Short path to the ball with a quick bat, maintains balance after contact.
Power: 83.5 max exit velocity, averaged 76.2 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 72 mph. Clean actions, works well through the throw.
Defense: Athletic, movements are fluid, plays through the ball well.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60.

Colton Abts, Moody (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Hands set low in the stance with a slight leg-kick approach. Repeatable, short, level swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 77.3 max exit velocity, averaged 62.7 mph. 204’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Long/loose over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.32- 2.49 pop times. Solid fundamentals receiving pitches and a clean exchange on throws to 2B.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.

Keaton Lance, Hartselle (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: UTILITY/RHP
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quiet lower half with minimal load. Quick, athletic hands, short to the baseball, uses the whole field.
Power: 89.4 max exit velocity, averaged 83 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 80 mph. From the OF, showed a loose/clean high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth footwork, soft hands with an athletic crow hop.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

Izzy Parker, Sparkman (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Strong, muscular frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide base with a small leg lift Uphill path with some bat-speed through the zone.
Power: 88.2 max exit velocity, averaged 77.2 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 72 mph. Compact, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, clean exchange. plays through the ball well.

Run: 7.67 runner in the 60.

Dylan Duster, Huntsville (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds. Athletic frame with proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, powerful lower half. Fluid rhythm at the plate with a slightly uphill path through the zone, creating carry to both gaps.
Power: 89.3 max exit velocity, averaged 78.9 mph. 332’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 71 mph.Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Sure hands while showing a clean/quick transfer to the throw.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60.

Jackson Parris, Homewood (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B Really showed the ability to handle the bat from the left side.
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame that projects.
Hit: LHH. Controlled load of the hands from a wide base. Quick, compact swing, short follow through, pull side approach.
Power: 93.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.8 mph. 332’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 79 mph.Loose, high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions. Can play multiple positions on the dirt.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Conner Nelson, Leeds (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Compact build with strength throughout.
Hit: SH. Quick stride with minimal movement from a wide stance. Slight uphill path through the zone with the ability to stay through contact
Power: 89.7 max exit velocity, averaged 79.4 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 78 mph.Accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Hands and feet are quick and efficient. Solid overall round defensively.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Memphis Scott, Madison County (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/C
Body: 6-2, 150-pounds. Proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow stance into a small leg kick. Quick bat speed, short, uphill swing with a middle of the field approach
Power: 84.9 max exit velocity, averaged 78.9 mph. 263’ max distance.
Arm: LH. C - 70 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.18- 2.22 pop times. Quick exchange, quick feet with solid accuracy to the bag.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60.

Paxton Tarver, Decatur Heritage (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/2B Athletic '25 grad to keep an eye on.
Body: 6-1, 152-pounds. Athletic, proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Controlled load of the hands from a wide base. Short, level swing with bat speed, gets extended after contact, line drive type hitter
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 81.2 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 82 mph.Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, athletic actions and plays through the ball.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Alijah Abram, Hoover (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 153-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quick stride with minimal movement from a balanced stance. Repeatable, short, level swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 88.2 max exit velocity, averaged 76.4 mph. 243’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Long, over-the-top slot with carry.
Defense: Athletic defender with natural actions. Works through the ball well and moves well laterally.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Milo Obradovich, Northridge (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide base with a small leg lift Simple, level path through the zone with the ability to maintain balance after contact
Power: 89.4 max exit velocity, averaged 83 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Short, high 3/4 arm action from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.01- 2.14 pop times. Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Quiet receiver.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60.

Clayton Rice, American Christian (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Quiet lower half with minimal load. Short/direct barrel to the ball with a level path, whole-field approach.
Power: 82.5 max exit velocity, averaged 79 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Short 3/4 slot with carry out of the hand.
Defense: Athletic defender, quiet footwork with sure hands.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60.

Myles Morgan, Spain Park (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds.
Hit: SH. Hands set high showing a leg kick trigger. Level path with some bat-speed through the zone.
Power: 87.3 max exit velocity, averaged 76.4 mph. 246’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 72 mph.Short arm action, plays from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions with easy glove actions.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60.

Jake England, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quiet lower half with minimal load. Repeatable, short, level swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 83.9 max exit velocity, averaged 75.9 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 75 mph.Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Hands and feet are quick and efficient. Solid overall round defensively.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

Jake Fridley, Hoover (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Long levers, high waist.
Hit: RHH. Controlled load of the hands from a wide base. Quick, compact swing, short follow through, pull side approach.
Power: 86.9 max exit velocity, averaged 76 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Showed a short, high 3/4 slot, clean transfer and carry on throws.
Defense: 2.01- 2.06 pop times. Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Quiet receiver.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.

Ryan Rosener, Helena (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, quiet stance. Short path to the ball with a quick bat, maintains balance after contact.
Power: 84.3 max exit velocity, averaged 72.5 mph. 260’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short 3/4 slot. Solid accuracy to the bag.
Defense: 2.09- 2.18 pop times. Quick transfer on throws to the bag and a solid, quiet receiver of pitches.
Run: 8.29 runner in the 60.

Yancey Young, Sumiton Christian (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quick stride with minimal movement from a balanced stance. Quick, athletic hands, short to the baseball, uses the whole field.
Power: 80.8 max exit velocity, averaged 73.5 mph. 257’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Loose/clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic defender with natural actions. Works through the ball well and moves well laterally.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60.

Mason Blasche, Hoover (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP Impressive event for the two-way talent.
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic build with projection.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, powerful lower half. Simple, level path through the zone with the ability to maintain balance after contact
Power: 91.7 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 322’ max distance. `
Arm: RH.INF - 79 mph.Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth, confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Aidan Cochran, Sylacauga (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Controlled load of the hands from a wide base. Quick bat speed, short, uphill swing with a middle of the field approach
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 75.5 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Quick transfer with a short, high 3/4 slot. Throws showed accuracy to the 2B bag.
Defense: 2.00- 2.11 pop times. Quick transfer on throws to the bag and a solid, quiet receiver of pitches.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60.

William Gignilliat, John Carroll Catholic (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with leg-kick trigger. Compact swing, handles all of parts of the zone, line drive type hitter.
Power: 84.8 max exit velocity, averaged 75.9 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Displayed a short, 3/4 arm action from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.14- 2.22 pop times. Clean transfer with direct footwork out of the crouch.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60.

Bennett Reeves, Southside (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lean, lanky frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, quiet stance. Fluid rhythm, quick bat speed, short, level swing path, line drive approach.
Power: 85.5 max exit velocity, averaged 75.5 mph. 318’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Short/quick arm action showing nice accuracy on throws.
Defense: Plays through the ball with athleticism, hands and feet are clean throughout the process.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.

Cade Durrett, American Christian (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 6-2, 176-pounds. Lean, lanky frame.
Hit: LHH. Hands set high showing a leg kick trigger. Quick, compact swing, short follow through, pull side approach.
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 79 mph. 269’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 75 mph.High 3/4 slot with some carry on throws.
Defense: Soft hands with clean footwork, ability to handle the short-hop.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.

Kevin Elmore, Jasper (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, quiet stance. Direct path, level barrel through the zone.
Power: 88.4 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. High 3/4 slot with accurate throws to the bag, quick transfer.
Defense: 1.95-2.11 pop times. Quiet receiver, showed the ability to extend the plate during bullpens.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60.

Brody Black, Oak Grove (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Hands set high from a narrow stance.Short, compact swing with a slightly uphill barrel through the zone.
Power: 85.1 max exit velocity, averaged 79.8 mph. 275’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Loose/clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, quick first step with steady hands.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60.

Robby Robinson, Brooks (), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Well proportioned, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Very quiet approach with no wasted actions; smooth load of the hands. Short/uphill path to the ball, line-drives off the bat.
Power: 94.7 max exit velocity, averaged 89 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 81 mph.Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Has active feet and fluid actions in the infield. Hands are soft and quick.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

 

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