Prep Baseball Report

Knights Baseball PBR Day Pitcher Evaluations for 2019 Class

Adam Akin
Director of Scouting

The 2016 Knights Baseball PBR Day took place on Sunday, September 25 at Dave Hall Field on the campus of Columbia State Community College and included a position player workout, followed by bullpens for the pitchers. Players were afforded the opportunity to showcase their abilities to the PBR Tennessee staff and college coaches in attendance. The following is our evaluation of every pitcher from the 2019 graduating class that participated in the action.


Garrett Schultz, RHP/OF, Ensworth, 2019
Max FB: 82, FB: 79-82, CB: 66-69, CH: 73-74,
6-foot-0, 160-pound, RHP showed a lot of the same rhythm and athleticism we have seen from him in previous events, stays under control but leads his initial quietness into a release with effort and intent, higher leg lift pushes up his hands and encourages a slight shoulder tilt, uses that angle to his advantage, long and quick arm action comes through a high ¾ slot, finishes mostly balanced with an occasional and slight fall toward 1B.  Fastball stayed mostly straight but was firm, curveball showed 11/5 shape through the zone, changeup had slight fade at the plate.

Nicky Pianto, RHP, Pope John Paul II, 2019
Max FB: 81, FB: 80-81, CB: 64-66, CH: 70-71,
6-foot-0, 155-pound, RHP begins very slowly and very much under control, starts with a slower tempo that leads into a very explosive release and finish, rangy and athletic build allows him flexibility and fluidity throughout his delivery, high leg lift gets him well loaded at the top and initiates some shoulder tilt before he attacks the plate, strides slightly closed but is able to get over his front side with a longer and quick arm action that comes through a high ¾ slot.  Fastball was mostly straight but seemed heavy through the zone, curveball showed 12/6 to 11/5 shape with some occasional late sharpness, changeup showed sink and fade at the plate. 

Alex Hall, LHP/1B, Buckhorn (AL), 2019
Max FB: 78, FB: 76-78, CB: 68-70, CH: 68-72,
6-foot-1, 170-pound, LHP uses a short and efficient delivery with a lack of much wasted motion at all, hands begin together in a high position and stay there until separation begins, rocker step and leg lift happen quickly while his upper body remains still and under control, gets a pretty big shoulder tilt as he begins his stride home, strides in line and uses a long and pretty loose arm action through a ¾ slot, finishes with balance.  Fastball showed some slight run, curveball was slurvey with gradual 2/8 shape, changeup had some fade through the zone.

Jake Templin, RHP/OF, FRA, 2019
Max FB: 77, FB: 76-77, CB: 52-26, CH: 70-72,
5-foot-8, 165-pound, RHP showed a pretty slow and deliberate motion that builds up to his release, had consistent tempo throughout his windup, a little higher leg lift bring his hands up before separation, stride leg keeps some bend in it throughout his in line stride, long arm action comes through a high ¾ to over-the-top release, usually finishes very balanced.  Fastball stayed straight, curveball showed 12/6 shape, changeup actually had some slight cut through the zone.

Carson Caudill, RHP/SS, Clarksville Academy, 2019
Max FB: 73, FB: 69-73, CB: 60-61, CH: 68-69,
5-foot-8, 150-pound, RHP showed a quicker and more up-tempo approach on the mound, quick rocker step led into a high and fluid leg lift that helped him get loaded at the top, hands start high together and get higher with that leg lift, gets a very good shoulder tilt at the top and leads toward the plate with his loaded front hip, strides in line and uses a long arm action through an over-the-top slot to deliver pitches, finishes mostly balanced.  Fastball remained mostly straight through the zone, curveball showed 12/6 to 11/5 shape with gradual movement, changeup was mostly just a change of pace. 

Win Seagraves, RHP, Harpeth, 2019
Max FB: 70, FB: 66-70, CH: 68-69, SL: 63-64
5-foot-10, 165-pound, RHP is methodical throughout his delivery and makes a concerted effort to create some deception with his arm action and release point, motion begins normally with some fluidity and rhythm, a simple leg lift then leads to a bend of his back and a reach back of his arm that comes loosely through a sidearm to submariner slot, low effort and finishes balanced. Fastball showed slight run and sink through the zone, slider was sweeping with 10/4 shape, changeup had some run with late sink into the zone.