South Alabama Select: Positional Player Reports


PBR Alabama Staff

BAY MINETTE, AL - The South Alabama Select was held on Sunday, September 25th at Coastal Alabama CC - South in Bay Minette, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings during gameplay 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.

Continuing our post-event coverage for the event, we take a look at the individual scouting reports for each position player in attendance. Keep checking back as we will continue to release post-event content, including scouting reports on all pitchers at the event.

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Benton Taylor, Greenville (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-7, 125-pounds. Lean frame, plenty of room to grow into the frame.
Hit: . Open stance, mid-to-high leg kick into the swing. Some lift to the swing, opposite field approach during BP round.
Power: 77 max exit velocity, averaged 70.5 mph. 197’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71.00 mph.   Strong, long arm action.
Defense: 2.14-2.26 pop times. Athletic skill set behind the plate.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

Riley Malone, Bayshore Christian (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Athletic skill set, lean frame.
Hit: . Even stance, toe-tap into the swing. Quick hands, whippy barrel, liners to all parts of the field.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 75.00 mph.  Athletic arm, accurate throws.
Defense: Clean actions, glove pat coming into ball. Smooth through the ball.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

Mason Owens, Home School (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Long limbs, lean, athletic body.
Hit: . Tall, even set-up, higher handset, small leg lift. Short, direct path to contact. Line drive approach to the middle and pull side.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 75.9 mph. 263’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 77.00 mph.  Short arm, ball comes out of the hand well.
Defense: Solid actions, athletic skill set.
Run: 7.7 runner in the 60.

Joseph Stephens, Gulf Shores (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-7, 145-pounds. Lean and athletic build.
Hit: . Narrow, athletic set-up, relaxed with a small leg lift. Direct path to contact, compact stroke with liners in all parts of the field.
Power: 76 max exit velocity, averaged 72.3 mph. 205’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79.00 mph.  Short, athletic arm. Accurate throws.
Defense: Clean actions through the ball, athletic, moves well.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60.

Rylan Sharpe, Horseshoe Bend  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Stocky-like frame, muscular build, leaner build.
Hit: . Open stance, toe tap into the load. Relaxed hands. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 70.4 mph. 252’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 65.00 mph.  Lower 3/4 arm slot, accurate throws,
Defense: Smooth transitions, solid footwork.
Run: 7.7 runner in the 60.

Camden West, Mary G. Montgomery (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Athletic and lean build.
Hit: . Closed stance, relaxed set-up. Mid-to-high leg lift. Liners to the middle and opposite side of the field.
Power: 78 max exit velocity, averaged 70.5 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73.00 mph.   Strong arm, athletic. Accurate throws.
Defense: 2.19-2.33 pop times. Clean actions when blocking, solid transfers.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60.

Gunner Justice, Macon East Academy (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 158-pounds. Athletic and lean frame.
Hit: . Even stance, relaxed set-up. Loud barrels to all parts of the field, lets the hands work, line drive approach.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 85.1 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 82.00 mph.  Strong arm, lower 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Legit glove presentation, smooth actions, athletic.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Holden Redding, Faith Academy  (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Slender, lean and athletic frame.
Hit: . Open stance, small leg lift into the swing. Working to the middle and opposite sides of the field.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 71.9 mph. 243’ max distance.
Arm: RH.   OF - 80.00 mph. Accurate throws on a line.
Defense: Moves through the ball well, fields out front.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.

Mikey Vanderheyden, Enterprise  (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic body, long and lean limbs. Muscular frame.
Hit: . Slightly open stance, light leg lift into swing. Quick hands, direct path to the ball. Liners to all parts of the field.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 82.5 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76.00 mph.   Strong and accurate arm.
Defense: 2.00-2.09 pop times. Easy and quick transfers, smooth actions.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60.

William Evans, Edgewood Academy (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 171-pounds. Lean frame, athletic skill set.
Hit: . Even set-up, mid-to-high leg lift into the swing. Middle-to-pull side approach.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 81 mph. 290’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 69.00 mph.  Short arm with accurate throws.
Defense: Glove pat into the throw, good footwork hands when fielding.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60.

CJ Lowery, Madison Academy (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Lean, athletic frame. Wiry, longer limbed.
Hit: . Slightly open set-up, relaxed look with rhythm in the swing. Working to all parts of the field, loud barrels, line drive approach.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 88.7 mph. 365’ max distance.
Arm: RH.   OF - 84.00 mph. Strong arm, accurate throws.
Defense: Smooth actions, clean transfers.
Run: 6.92 runner in the 60. Athletic runner, fastest 60 at the event.

Jake Riley Stone, Madison Academy (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Lean, stocky-like build. Physical frame.
Hit: . Slightly open stance, relaxed set-up. Smooth stroke from the left side, natural lift in the swing.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 80 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: LH.   OF - 78.00 mph. Accurate throws, lower arm action.
Defense: Fields the ball out front, clean all around.
Run: 7.4 runner in the 60.

Gavin Hunter, Trinity Presbyterian (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Lean, long limbs, athletic build.
Hit: . Tall, even stance, high hand placement, small leg lift. Natural lift to the swing, pull side approach.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 79.3 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79.00 mph.  HIgh 3/4 slot from a shorter arm action.
Defense: Clean fielding actions around the bag. Smooth transfers.
Run: 7.7 runner in the 60.

Kadyn Cain, Theodore (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Stocky-like build.
Hit: . Slightly open stance, light leg lift. Quick hands, direct path to contact. Line drive approach, present pull side pop.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 83.9 mph. 336’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78.00 mph.  Solid arm, higher arm slot.
Defense: Moves through the ball well.
Run: 8.43 runner in the 60.

Jack Malone, Bayshore Christian  (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Tall, broad-shouldered, physical build.
Hit: . Slightly open stance, higher hand set. Toe tap into the load. Direct and quick path to contact, natural lift in the swing, present pull-side pop.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 86.4 mph. 352’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73.00 mph.   Accurate throws, strong arm.
Defense: 2.13-2.16 pop times. Quickness on transfers and blocks. Good actions behind the dish.
Run: 7.3 runner in the 60.

Easton Kleyn, Gardendale  (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 193-pounds. Athletic frame, physical build.
Hit: . Narrow and even set-up, Relaxed hands with a small leg lift into the swing. Smooth stroke, pop to all parts of the field. Line drive approach.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 70.00 mph.   Strong arm with upside, easy transfers.
Defense: 2.13-2.20 pop times. Clean actions, moves well.
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60.

Judd Goolsby, Florala  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-9, 195-pounds. Lean and athletic frame.
Hit: . Slightly open set-up.Toe tap into the load. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 73 max exit velocity, averaged 62.1 mph. 169’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71.00 mph.   Solid arm, showing solid carry.
Defense: 2.02-2.10 pop times. Quick footwork and transfers.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60.

Trace Barlok, Hewitt Trussville (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Tall and stronger frame.
Hit: . Athletic set-up, sits in the lower-half. Even stance. Middle to opposite field approach.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 mph. 343’ max distance.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60.

Edward Mcleod Jr., St. Paul's  (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-2, 220-pounds. Big, physical and muscular build, athletic body.
Hit: . Tall, slightly closed set-up. Relaxed hands. Loud barrels with easy pop, natural lift to the swing. Middle-to-pull side approach.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 87.6 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 76.00 mph.  Strong and accurate arm.
Defense: Fields position well, comfortable moving around the bag.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60.

Austin Beck, Greenville  (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-2, 230-pounds. Tall frame, stronger body with long limbs.
Hit: . Even stance, light leg lift with rhythm to the hands. Line drive approach, plenty of pop to the middle and pull side.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 77.7 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 75.00 mph.  High arm action, strong throws.
Defense: Comfortable coming off the bag, clean transfers. Solid glovework.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60.

Charlie Jones, Oneonta (AL), 2023 
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP 
Body: 6-1, 178-pounds. Tall, lean and slender frame.
Hit: . Even stance, high hands in the stance. Working primarily to the opposite side of the field.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 78.4 mph. 242’ max distance. 
Arm: RH.  INF - 78.00 mph.  Short, quick arm. Accurate throws.
Defense: Solid glove and footwork, clean actions.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.

 

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