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North Alabama Preseason All-State: Position Player Reports


PBR Alabama Staff

The North Alabama Preseason All-State was held Sunday, January 16th at Hartselle High School in Hartselle, AL. This event consisted of players ranging from the classes of 2022-2026. These players went through an extended pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion sensors. 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 Sunday.

We continue our post-event coverage today by taking a look at all of the position players that were present at the event.  

Check back tomorrow as we will wrap up our post-event coverage by taking a look at all of the pitchers that attended the event. Some of the positional players mentioned today will also be featured in tomorrow's article if they threw a bullpen at the event. 

 

Position Players (Listed in Alphabetical Order): 

Paul Andrzejewski, Jr., St. John Paul II (AL), 2023 Army commit
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Has made huge strides over the last year.
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Compact build with strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, powerful lower half.  Solid barrel control with plenty of power to the pullside gap.
Power: 86.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth, confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well.
Run: 4.45 runner H-1B.

Bryant Anthony, Phil Campbell  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Controlled load of the hands from a wide base.  Short approach with consistent line drives while staying through contact.
Power: 87.5 max exit velocity, averaged 80.3 mph. 220’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph.  Short, over-the-top arm action from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.07- 2.23 pop times. Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Quiet receiver.
Run: 4.34 runner H-1B.

Bo Bachtel, Gardendale (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds. Strong frame, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Wide base with a small leg lift.  Short/level path to the ball, nice extension after contact.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 71.9 mph. 252’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. OF - 80 mph. (IF) Short arm action from a high 3/4 slot. Throws were accurate and on the bag. (OF) From the OF, showed loose/clean high 3/4 slot.
Defense: (IF) Sure hands while showing a clean/quick transfer to the throw. (OF) Moves through the ball very well with natural actions.
Run: 5.06 runner H-1B.

Mason Billions, Ardmore (AL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/
Body: 5-11, 205-pounds. Strong, compact build.
Hit: LHH. Hands set high showing a leg kick trigger.  Short/direct path to the ball, fluid rhythm with a line-drive approach, utilizes the whole field.
Power: 83.6 max exit velocity, averaged 69.8 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph.  Accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Athletic footwork around the bag, soft hands with a clean transfer.
Run: 4.82 runner H-1B.

Drew Britton, Pike Road (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Quick stride with minimal movement from a wide stance.  Slight uphill path through the zone with the ability to stay through contact.
Power: 86.9 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 mph. 204’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph.  Accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions with easy glove actions.
Run: 4.44 runner H-1B.

Payne Bryan, Springville (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 181-pounds. Strong, compact build, evenly distributed strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Quiet lower half with minimal load.  Short/direct to the ball with an uphill path, fluid rhythm, line-drive approach to the whole field.
Power: 91.6 max exit velocity, averaged 86.4 mph. 333’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph.  Accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Hands and feet are quick and efficient. Solid overall round defensively.
Run: 4.48 runner H-1B.

Jack Buening, Sparkman (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C Hard not to like the approach in the box, never gets cheated.
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Strong, compact build, evenly distributed strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Slight leg kick with powerful lower half.  Slightly uphill path to the ball, line-drives off the bat with a mostly pullside approach.
Power: 94.1 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 mph. 331’ max distance. Continues to show plenty of power, especially to the pullside.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Long, over-the-top slot with carry.
Defense: Athletic defender with natural actions. Works through the ball well and moves well laterally.
Run: 4.45 runner H-1B.

Joshua Bybee, Madison Academy (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Lean/athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Athletic, quiet stance.  Direct path, level barrel through the zone
Power: 92.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.7 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 82 mph. Loose, over-the-top slot with quality arm strength.
Defense: Smooth footwork, soft hands with an athletic crow hop.
Run: 4.40 runner H-1B.

Cade Carr, Hoover (AL), 2023 Samford commit
Positional Profile: C/SS Does so many things well on the field, love the catch and throw skills behind the plate.
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic frame with strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Slightly wide stance using a powerful lower half.  Short path to the ball with a quick bat, loud barrel creating backspin and carry to all fields.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 92.4 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. INF - 85 mph.  (IF) Loose, short arm actions, strong arm, throws have life and carry. Arm is quick and easy. (C) Plus catch/throw skills with a super quick exchange and solid arm strength. Throws were consistently on the bag.
Defense: 1.88- 1.96 pop times. (IF) Smooth, confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well. (C) Short arm action, high 3/4 release, strong arm with accuracy, life and carry
Run: 4.19 runner H-1B.

Andrew Carroll, Arab (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Compact build with stronger lower half.
Hit: RHH. Hands set high from a narrow stance.  Short/direct barrel to the ball with a level path, whole-field approach.
Power: 81.6 max exit velocity, averaged 68.2 mph. 257’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph.  Long/loose over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.35- 2.39 pop times. Quick transfer on throws to the bag and a solid, quiet receiver of pitches.
Run: 4.65 runner H-1B.

Sam Carter, Chelsea  (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Strong, compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow stance into a small leg kick.  Showed some violence in the swing with the ability to drive balls to both gaps.
Power: 89.8 max exit velocity, averaged 79.6 mph. 293’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph.  Loose, athletic, short arm action, high 3/4 slot with life and carry.
Defense: Smooth, confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well.
Run: 4.27 runner H-1B.

Chase Cartron, Huntsville (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-5, 210-pounds. Strong frame, wide shoulders with a developed lower-half.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance with leg-kick trigger.  Short, compact swing  with an uphill barrel through the zone.
Power: 94.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.3 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 81 mph.  Long, loose arm action, over the top delivery, Throws are accurate with carry.
Defense: Soft hands with clean footwork, ability to handle the short-hop.
Run: 4.52 runner H-1B.

Matthew Cash, Bibb County (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP A 2024 to keep an eye on moving forward.
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Physical, compact frame.
Hit: LHH. Hands set low in the stance with a slight leg-kick approach.  Definite middle of the field approach with a slight uphill path and present strength in the hands.
Power: 84.7 max exit velocity, averaged 76.6 mph. 267’ max distance. Added strength has created more carry off the bat.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph.  Loose, short arm action. high 3/4 release, Throws are accurate, with life and carry.
Defense: Confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well with nice lateral range. High end defender.
Run: 4.59 runner H-1B.

Charlie Cassingham, Grissom  (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Young 2025 prospect to keep an eye on.
Body: 5-6, 130-pounds. Athletic, proportional frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, athletic setup with a simple toe-tap approach.  Quick, athletic hands, short to the baseball, uses the whole field.
Power: 86.9 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph.  Short arm action, natural high 3/4 slot, ability to throw from multiple platforms. Arm plays accurately.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 4.48 runner H-1B.

Steven Cavaco, Huntsville (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Compact, lean frame.
Hit: LHH. High hands in setup and a quiet approach.  Level path with solid bat-speed through the zone.
Power: 84.1 max exit velocity, averaged 76.1 mph. 230’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 78 mph.  Accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Athletic footwork around the bag, soft hands with a clean transfer.
Run: 4.35 runner H-1B.

Ryan Cole, Spain Park (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Strong, compact build, evenly distributed strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance with hands set high.  Short/direct path to the ball, level barrel through the zone with extension after contact, produces line-drives off the bat with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92.1 max exit velocity, averaged 84 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Loose/clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, quick first step with steady hands.
Run: 4.63 runner H-1B.

Judson Collins, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
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: 88.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.5 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 87 mph. Loose/clean arm action, high 3/4 slot. Nice arm strength.
Defense: Athletic defender with natural actions. Works through the ball well and moves well laterally.
Run: 4.07 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

Jeb Crane, Cherokee County (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean/athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Hands set high in the stance from a narrow stance and slight leg kick.  Quick, athletic hands, short to the baseball, uses the whole field.
Power: 87.7 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 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: 4.70 runner H-1B.

Nolan Daversa, Madison County (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Strong frame, evenly distributed strength.
Hit: RHH. Athletic wide base with a quiet lower half.  Short/direct barrel to the ball with a level path, whole-field approach.
Power: 92.3 max exit velocity, averaged 86.6 mph. 335’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph.  Short, high 3/4 slot with nice accuracy to the bag.
Defense: 2.22- 2.30 pop times. Clean transfer with direct footwork out of the crouch.
Run: 4.49 runner H-1B.

Ashton Dickey, Athens (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 145-pounds. Compact, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, simple approach with minimal movement and a controlled load of the hands.  Quick, compact swing, short follow through, pull side approach.
Power: 83.2 max exit velocity, averaged 71 mph. 250’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Short 3/4 slot with carry out of the hand.
Defense: Very athletic, movements are fluid, plays through the ball well.
Run: 4.54 runner H-1B.

Hayden Dupre, John Carroll Catholic (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, wide base with a small- leg kick approach.  Quick bat speed, short, uphill swing with a middle of the field approach.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 70.8 mph. 220’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 80 mph. Short 3/4 slot with carry out of the hand.
Defense: Very athletic outfielder that works through the ball very well.
Run: 4.40 runner H-1B.

Jay Faulkner, Vestavia Hills  (AL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. Compact, sturdy frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup.  Fluid rhythm at the plate with a level path through the zone, creating carry to both gaps.
Power: 97.2 max exit velocity, averaged 90.8 mph. 277’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Loose/clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Very athletic outfielder that works through the ball very well.
Run: 4.20 runner H-1B.

Connor Fisher, Munford (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance with a simple approach with minimal movement.  Short, level swing with bat speed, gets extended after contact, line drive type hitter.
Power: 83.3 max exit velocity, averaged 68.6 mph. 228’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph.  Quick, high 3/4 slot from behind the dish.
Defense: 2.14- 2.29 pop times. During bullpens, showed the ability to expand the plate both sides for pitchers while showing easy footwork.
Run: 4.32 runner H-1B.

DeShaun Foster, Alexandria  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Compact athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Simple, athletic set up with a direct, short stride.  Repeatable, short, level swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm
Power: 84.8 max exit velocity, averaged 75.3 mph. 181’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 72 mph. Compact, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, clean exchange. plays through the ball well.
Run: 4.55 runner H-1B.

James Graphos, Mountain Brook (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-1, 164-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: LHH. Slightly closed stance with small leg-kick trigger.  Simple, level path through the zone with the ability to maintain balance after contact.
Power: 89.7 max exit velocity, averaged 79.9 mph. 193’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph.  Short arm action, plays from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fundamentally sound fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet.
Run: 4.10 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

RJ Hamilton, Hoover (AL), 2023 Vanderbilt commit
Positional Profile: SS/2B Athletic ability and make-up make him a premier prospect.
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Compact athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Powerful lower half with short stride.  Short path to the ball with a quick bat, maintains balance after contact.
Power: 92.9 max exit velocity, averaged 88.7 mph. 331’ max distance. The power off the bat has really improved recently.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 release, throws have some carry.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions. High end defender.
Run: 3.95 runner H-1B. Highly athletic runner.

Max Hanson, Piedmont (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Compact, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance with a simple approach and small leg kick. Loose, effortless swing, athletic hands, compact swing path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 87.9 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 233’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Short/quick arm action showing nice accuracy on throws.
Defense: Athletic defender with natural actions. Works through the ball well and moves well laterally.
Run: 3.97 runner H-1B. Highly athletic runner.

Charles Harbin, New Hope  (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-10, 200-pounds. Strong frame, evenly distributed strength.
Hit: RHH. Narrow stance into a toe-tap.  Level path with some bat-speed through the zone
Power: 95.1 max exit velocity, averaged 86.1 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph.  Displayed a a short, 3/4 arm action from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.23- 2.30 pop times. Clean transfer and feet, during bullpens he did a nice job receiving the pitch down in the zone.
Run: 4.89 runner H-1B.

Reed Hartsfield, Chelsea (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Showed a slight leg- kick approach with hands set high in the stance.  Compact swing, handles all of parts of the zone, line drive type hitter.
Power: 85.5 max exit velocity, averaged 78.4 mph. 260’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Hands and feet work well together. Plays athletically through the ball.
Run: 4.27 runner H-1B.

Greyson Howard, Hartselle (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Strong frame with a developed lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, high hands and powerful lower half.  Uphill path to the ball, line-drives off the bat with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.8 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph.  Loose, athletic, short arm action, high 3/4 slot with life and carry.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions.
Run: 4.58 runner H-1B.

Devin Howell, Ohatchee (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Physical, compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance with present strength in the hands.  Short path to the ball producing line-drives off the bat, definite gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 87.5 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 275’ 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: 4.32 runner H-1B.

Javen Hunter, Clay Chalkville (AL), 2022 Alabama A&M commit
Positional Profile: SS/OF Elite athleticism across the board.
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. High-waisted, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. High hands with a slight leg kick, balanced setup. Fluid rhythm at the plate with a slightly tilted path through the zone, flashed electric bat-speed.
Power: 99.2 max exit velocity, averaged 88.6 mph. 317’ max distance. Showed some juice to the middle of the field during BP.
Arm: RH. INF - 90 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 release, throws have serious carry.
Defense: Smooth, confident fielding actions, soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball well.
Run: 4.00 runner H-1B. Highly athletic runner.

Aaron Johnson, Alexandria  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 140-pounds. Compact, sturdy frame.
Hit: LHH. Hands set high in the stance with an open stance and slight leg-kick approach.  Athletic hands, compact swing, consistently on the barrell to the pullside, line drive type hitter.
Power: 92.3 max exit velocity, averaged 69.8 mph. 201’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Long, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Plays through the ball with athleticism, hands and feet are clean throughout the process.
Run: 4.44 runner H-1B.

Seth Johnson, Alexandria  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 145-pounds. Compact, sturdy frame.
Hit: RHH. Closed stance with a quiet lower half into a small leg kick.  Fluid rhythm, quick bat speed, short, level swing path, line drive approach.
Power: 85.6 max exit velocity, averaged 78 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 4.52 runner H-1B.

Andrew Lawrence, James Clemens (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Long-limbed, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced swing generating power from a high leg-kick approach.  Aggressive, short, uphill swing, elevates to the pull side.
Power: 87.6 max exit velocity, averaged 81 mph. 199’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Hands are soft and quick. Makes difficult plays look easy. Solid glove presentation out front. High end defender.
Run: 4.34 runner H-1B.

Devin Lee, Hoover  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds. Athletic, projectable frame with room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Open, athletic setup and stance.  Direct path to the ball, line-drive approach to the whole field.
Power: 94.9 max exit velocity, averaged 73.8 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH. 
Defense:
Run: 4.48 runner H-1B.

Carter Lee, Hartselle  (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. High hands from a slight closed stance into a small leg-kick approach.  Flashes bat speed, creates easy juice, short swing, line drive approach.
Power: 78.8 max exit velocity, averaged 70.8 mph. 206’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Athletic, moves with tempo and rhythm. Hands and feet are quick and efficient. Solid overall round defensively.
Run: 4.53 runner H-1B.

Nate Mayfield, Bob Jones (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Strong/lean frame, evenly distributed strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, wide setup with simple approach.  Short, powerful line-drive approach with a level path to the ball.
Power: 94.3 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph.  Loose, athletic, short arm action, high 3/4 slot with life and carry.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 4.45 runner H-1B.

Cade Miles, Hartselle  (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Well proportioned, athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, athletic setup with a short stride.  Simple approach consistently producing line-drives off the bat with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.3 max exit velocity, averaged 79.4 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph.  Loose, quick twitch arm speed from an over the top slot. Throws have life and carry.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions. High end defender.
Run: 4.02 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

Cole Miles, Hartselle  (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Projectible, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Short, direct stride with hands set high.  Short/level path to the ball with a definite gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 83.1 max exit velocity, averaged 74.9 mph. 271’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph.  Short arm action, plays from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Sound glovework while showing solid range to both sides.
Run: 4.62 runner H-1B.

Lawson Neel, Gordo (AL), 2022 Shelton State commit
Positional Profile: C/2B Talented backstop that doubles as a premier athlete.
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic frame with with strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance with small leg kick.  Line-drive approach with a level path to the ball.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 81.8 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 81 mph.  Short, high 3/4 slot shwoing a quick transfer and plenty of arm strength.
Defense: 1.89- 1.95 pop times. Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, athletic catching ability.
Run: 4.55 runner H-1B.

Cameron Palahach, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Compact athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow base with powerful lower half.  Solid bat speed with a tilted path, showing juice to the pullside.
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 78 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph.  Arm strength is developing, short 3/4 slot. Solid accuracy to the bag.
Defense: 2.07- 2.16 pop times. Quick hands and quick feet, twitchy exchange.
Run: 4.28 runner H-1B.

Davis Perdue, Northside (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-8, 185-pounds. Compact, strong build.
Hit: RHH. Very simple approach with minimal movement from a wide stance.  Line-drive approach with a level path to the ball.
Power: 83.3 max exit velocity, averaged 76.6 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph.  Short arm action with an over-the-top slot and developing arm strength.
Defense: 2.28- 2.38 pop times. Clean transfer with quick/direct footwork out of the crouch.
Run: 4.86 runner H-1B.

William Perry, Pell City (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Athletic, open stance with looseness in the hands.  Athletic hands, slight uphill swing plane, line drive, middle of the field hitter.
Power: 91.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.8 mph. 245’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. Long/loose 3/4 arm action showing accuracy on throws.
Defense: Athletic defender with natural actions. Works through the ball well and moves well laterally.
Run: 4.13 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

Andrew Pitts, Hoover (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Quiet lower half with small leg-kick approach.  Level path to the ball, line-drive approach to the whole field.
Power: 92.4 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 81 mph. Long/loose 3/4 arm action showing accuracy on throws.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, quick first step with steady hands.
Run: 4.54 runner H-1B.

Jackson Prickett, Priceville (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Toe-tap approach from a wide base and hands set high in the stance.  Line-drive approach with a short, direct path to the ball.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 80.2 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Quick feet, plays through the ball well with solid glove presentation out front.
Run: 4.51 runner H-1B.

Payton Purser, Hamilton  (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Wide shoulders, strong frame.
Hit: LHH. Short toe tap with hands set high in the stance.  Short/direct path to the ball, level barrel through the zone with extension after contact, produces line-drives off the bat with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92.5 max exit velocity, averaged 84.1 mph. 333’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph.  Short arm action, over the top delivery, nice arm strength with carry.
Defense: Steady hands and showed the ability to move to both sides very well. .
Run: 4.49 runner H-1B.

John Robicheaux, Mountain Brook (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Proportional, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, wide base with a controlled load of the hands.  Direct path to the ball producing line-drives off the bat with tilt, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.4 max exit velocity, averaged 77.8 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 90 mph. Loose, clean arm slot with plenty of carry on throws, arm strength is continuing to progress.
Defense: Advanced defensive actions with a solid first step and fluid actions to the ball.
Run: 4.09 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

Luke Samples, Huntsville  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Proportional, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Slight leg-kick approach from a balanced, athletic stance.  Level path through the zone with the ability to maintain balance after contact.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 72.8 mph. 256’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Compact, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Quick first step with quiet footwork through the throw.
Run: 4.55 runner H-1B.

Nicholas Sharp, Madison County (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Slightly closed stance with solid lower half actions.  Line drive approach with some tilt in the bat path showing mostly pullside approach.
Power: 85.4 max exit velocity, averaged 74.5 mph. 253’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, loose and accurate.
Defense: Moves with rhythm and tempo. Has active feet and fluid actions in the infield.
Run: 4.60 runner H-1B.

Evan Smallwood, Spain Park (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Proportional, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, closed stance showing a quiet lower half.  Short/direct to the ball showing fluid rhythm, line-drive approach to the whole field.
Power: 90.3 max exit velocity, averaged 82.3 mph. 245’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays athletically through the ball. Glides laterally to balls and transfers to throwing with ease.
Run:  Did not run the 60.

Luke Songy, St. John Paul II (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance with a fluid load of the hands.  Short/direct to the ball with an uphill path, fluid rhythm.
Power: 83.9 max exit velocity, averaged 80.8 mph. 236’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph.  Short, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.03- 2.11 pop times. Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange.
Run: 4.53 runner H-1B.

Peyton Steele, Hartselle  (AL), 2024 Alabama commit
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP The bat continues to impress.
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. High-waisted, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance with a smooth load into a small leg-kick approach.  Slightly uphill bat path creating some tilt and carry off the barrel.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 82.4 mph. 325’ max distance. Juice to all fields during BP.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph.  Loose, athletic, short arm action, high 3/4 slot with life and carry.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, athletic actions and plays through the ball.
Run: 4.09 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

Brant Stringer, Hartselle (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 215-pounds. Physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, stays in his lower half well.  Compact through the zone with an uphill path, line-drive approach favoring his pull-side.
Power: 93.2 max exit velocity, averaged 80.1 mph. 339’ max distance. Showed juice to the pullside during BP.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph.  Loose, athletic, short arm action, high 3/4 slot with life and carry.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions. Works through the ball well.
Run: 4.87 runner H-1B.

Nic Telepun, Hartselle (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Simple, toe-tap approach used as a trigger for the swing.  Simple approach, direct path to contact with repeated line drives.
Power: 80.6 max exit velocity, averaged 70.6 mph. 238’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph.  Short, over-the-top arm action from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.14- 2.35 pop times. Solid fundamentals receiving pitches and a clean exchange on throws to 2B.
Run: 4.43 runner H-1B.

Alex Wade, Madison Academy (AL), 2022 Auburn commit
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Recent strides have cemented his spot as a top senior in the state.
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds. Physical frame that has continued to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance with a smooth load. Short/direct path to the ball, level barrel through the zone with extension after contact, produces line-drives off the bat with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 99.4 max exit velocity, averaged 89.3 mph. 331’ max distance. Showed juice to all fields during BP.
Arm: RH. OF - 94 mph. Loose arm with carry out of the hand and plus arm strength.
Defense: Plus defensive actions in the outfield showing nice footwork and does a nice job working through the ball.
Run: 4.11 runner H-1B. Long gate, athletic runner.

Chris Walker, Sparkman (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, wide base with a small leg kick. Short, simple approach with a line drive approach to all fields.
Power: 86.7 max exit velocity, averaged 71.4 mph. 52’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Loose/clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Very athletic outfielder that works through the ball very well.
Run: 4.19 runner H-1B. Athletic runner.

Carter Wells, Sparkman (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Strong frame, broad shoulders with a developed lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Low leg lift with hands set high.  Violent swing with slight uphill bat path.
Power: 97.5 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 286’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph.  Long, high 3/4 slot. Accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Fluid footwork around the bag, soft hands with a clean transfer, showed the ability to keep the ball in front to both sides.
Run: 4.30 runner H-1B.

Will Whatley, Auburn (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, narrow stance into a small leg kick.  Tilted bat path through the zone with a pull-side approach.
Power: 84.4 max exit velocity, averaged 74.4 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Long/loose 3/4 arm action.
Defense: Very athletic outfielder that works through the ball very well.
Run: 4.50 runner H-1B.

Brandon Wilbanks, Sparkman (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Lean/athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Slight leg-kick trigger from a wide stance with hands set high.  Level bat path through the zone with a pull-side approach.
Power: 82.7 max exit velocity, averaged 79.4 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Short, high 3/4 slot, ball comes out of the hand fairly easy.
Defense: Takes quality routes to the ball.  Showed soft hands with a clean exchange.
Run: 4.30 runner H-1B.

Lawson Williams, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, compact build, evenly distributed strength throughout.
Hit: LHH. Wide base with hands set low and a short, simple stride.  Strong, quick hands, short, uphill swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96.7 max exit velocity, averaged 80.1 mph. 287’ max distance. Developing power in the barrel.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 release, throws have some carry.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 4.63 runner H-1B.

Josey Williamson, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B Shows a very disciplined approach with the bat each time we see him.
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Compact, strong frame.
Hit: LHH. Powerful lower half with leg-kick trigger.  Loose swing with a slightly uphill path to the ball, gap-to-gap approach with easy juice to the backside.
Power: 98.6 max exit velocity, averaged 78.3 mph. 211’ max distance. Plenty of carry to both gaps during BP.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph.  Short arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid, clean footwork and exchange, athletic fielding actions. Can play multiple positions on the dirt.
Run: 4.39 runner H-1B.

Hugh Windle, Westbrook Christian (AL), 2023 
Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Compact, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, wide base with simple setup. Direct path with the hands to contact and nice extension on the finish. 
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 73.7 mph. 243’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph.  Solid ability to throw from multiple platforms. Arm plays accurately.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 4.50 runner H-1B.

 

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