South Alabama Select: Quick Hits
September 25, 2023
MOBILE, AL - The South Alabama Select was held on Sunday, September 24th at the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex in Mobile, AL. This was an open event that consisted of prospects in the 2024-2028 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. To see full statistics gathered from the event, CLICK HERE. 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.
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Kicking off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers and standouts from the event. Continuing over the course of the next week or so, we will release various leaderboards from the event then transition into releasing individual scouting reports for each player in attendance.
Will Langston C / 1B / Vestavia Hills, AL / 2025
Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Mature, physical build with proportional strength to frame. Easily one of the top performers from the event and showcased well throughout multiple facets, ranking near the top of most statistical leaderboards. Possesses big pull-side power and looks to drive the ball to the gap using present hand speed and a strong barrel; really strong at the point of contact and barrel stays on-plane throughout the swing. Posted multiple low-90 EV's with a top EV at 93.1 mph, second-best from the event. Looks the part of a future middle-of-the-order hitter with power potential. Equally as impressive from the crouch, posting 1.93-2.02 pop times and a top catcher velocity of 75 mph. Solid receiver and can defend, but could easily move to first base in the future to keep the bat in a lineup. Really impressive uncommitted prospect in the 2025 class in AL to follow.
Ty Waters C / 3B / UMS-Wright Preparatory, AL / 2026
5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Medium, athletic build with smooth & clean actions to everything he does. Continues to show the ability to make significant strides to his game and one-up prior performances. Played a big role offensively for UMS-Wright this past spring as a freshman, helping lead them to a Class 4A State Finals appearance. Hits from a mostly crouched stance from the right side, but uses a quick move to get back square and down on-time. Simple path through contact with some bat speed; contact-oriented approach with ability to spray and hit for average. Arm strength from behind the plate continues to improve, posting 1.94-2.04 pop times and a catcher velocity of 76 mph, an event-best. Utility-type player that can play multiple spots on the infield, as well.
Brooks McDonald 1B / RHP / Saint Pauls, AL / 2025
Uncommitted. 6-foot-3, 215-pounds. Immense strength to frame and incorporates it well throughout. Strong two-way prospect who impressed in both facets. Hits from a wider base from the right side and uses really simple forward movement with minimal stride; quick turn of the barrel with intent to lift to the pull-side. Consistent loud contact throughout his round and posted to the top EV from the event at 95.2 mph. Also showed some intriguing ability on the mound with a running fastball that worked up to 81 mph, and spun a sharp breaking ball that registered spin rates north of the 2600 rpm mark. Another quality uncommitted prospect in the 2025 class in AL.
Brisyn Driskell SS / Baker, AL / 2028
5-foot-6, 160-pound frame. Strong lower-half to build with some athleticism. Although he was the youngest prospect in the attendance, that didn't stop him from making a big impression on our staff, especially with the right-handed bat. During his round of BP, the current eighth-grader showed an impressive knack for finding the sweet spot of the barrel and a good understanding of how his hands work through the zone. He has present bat speed for a prospect of his age and delivered firm contact to the pull-side throughout his round; top EV at 88.7 mph and avg. EV at 85.8 mph, third-best from the event. Obviously still tons of development and physical maturation to come in the future, but really impressive offensive skill set for the young right-hander.
Cullen Patrick 3B / McGill-Toolen Catholic, AL / 2026
6-foot-2, 185-pounds. Lean strength to projectable build and more to come down the road. Impressive left-handed hitter with some present power, but there's some to dream on for future. A two-way prospect, the sophomore elected to just go through the workout as a positional player, and proceeded to take one of the more impressive rounds of BP from the event. The left-hander gets on-plane early with good leverage and an easy, low-effort stroke, but still delivers solid contact to the ball with a top EV at 90.5 mph. He possesses a slightly-inclined path through the zone that will find much higher readings in the future once he continues to develop and physically mature. Has also been in the low-80s on the mound. Another prospect in the 2026 class in AL to keep an eye on for the future.
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