Top Prospect Games (Upperclass): Infielder Reports


PBR Alabama Staff

OXFORD, AL - The Top Prospect Games (Upperclass) was held on Tuesday, June 21st at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2023-2024 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings facing hitters 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 Tuesday. 

Today we continue our individual scouting reports on each player present as we take a look at the infielders from the event. 

William Peerson, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-5, 150-pounds. Compact frame, some athleticism, proportional strength.
Hit: SH. Balanced, slightly crouched stance. Quick leg kick trigger. Uphill plane, short to contact, uses the whole field in approach.
Power: 82.3 max exit velocity, averaged 71.6 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 77 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, quiet actions, plays with ease and body control.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60.

Hugh Windle, Westbrook Christian (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Lean build with some length to frame, athletic body.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, square setup, short and quick load, gets down on time. Looseness to hands, mostly level path with hard line drives to all fields.
Power: 86.1 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 81 mph.  Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Plays through the baseball. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

Logan Starnes, Shelby County (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Medium frame with some length, strength in upper body.
Hit: RHH. Tall, upright stance with controlled leg kick. Flat path through zone, direct path to contact, hard liners back up the middle.
Power: 91.6 max exit velocity, averaged 86 mph. 345’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 82 mph.  Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Plays through the baseball. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.

Dominic Rosa, Bob Jones (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 130-pounds. Extremely long and lean frame, projectable body.
Hit: RHH. Tall, athletic stance with simple leg kick trigger. Slightly upward plane, looseness to swing, mostly pull-side approach.
Power: 84.9 max exit velocity, averaged 76.8 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 75 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Quick lateral movements. Plays with body control on the move.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.

Ryan Everly, Sparkman (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Medium build, proportional strength, some athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Simple, balanced setup, quick stride. Pull-side pop, upward bat path, strong top hand, some bat speed.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 78.8 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 83 mph.  Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Loose, easy, natural infield actions. Clean transfer.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.

Caid Finn, Hoover (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Athletic, wiry frame, length to body, projectable.
Hit: LHH. Square, balanced stance, shorter stride. Barrel stays in zone, bat path works up through the zone, pull-side pop.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Aggressive fielder. Quick actions, light on his feet. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Kurt Kizer, Hewitt-Trussville (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS One of the best pure hitters in the state, regardless of class.
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic body, some strength with room for more.
Hit: LHH. Square, slightly wider stance, short & quick load. Excellent feel for sweet spot, controls barrel, changes plane, uses whole field, pure hitter.
Power: 95.1 max exit velocity, averaged 85.9 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79 mph.  Shorter arm action from a high 3/4 slot, quick arm.
Defense: Ranges well both left and right. Agile and athletic. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.

Nicholas McCord, Oak Mountain (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Compact frame, athletic, continues to fill out with strength.
Hit: RHH. Square setup, weight stays on back hip, minimal load. Turns the barrel well, upward path, pull-side pop, finishes on back side.
Power: 88.8 max exit velocity, averaged 78.9 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 87 mph.  Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot. Nice arm strength. Also showed well throwing from different arm slots.
Defense: Quick lateral movements. Plays with body control on the move.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Easton Peed, Cullman (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Medium frame, some athleticism, proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance, rhythmic setup, quick load trigger. Quality separation, level path to contact, line drives to all fields.
Power: 90.5 max exit velocity, averaged 85.2 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 85 mph.  Shorter arm action from a high 3/4 slot with plenty of arm strength.
Defense: Quick lateral movements, clean, receptive hands, plays through the baseball. Body control on the move.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

Gannon Pharr, Chelsea (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Medium, high-waisted frame, some length, more strength to be added.
Hit: RHH. Open, upright stance, quick stride for trigger. Barrel stays on plane, clean path through the zone, pull-side pop.
Power: 85.9 max exit velocity, averaged 79.3 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 75 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, quiet actions, plays with ease and body control.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60.

Evan Snow, Alexandria (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Compact, athletic body, room for added strength.
Hit: RHH. Simple, athletic stance with rhythm, controlled leg kick. Line drives back up the middle, some lag to barrel, level path through the zone.
Power: 87.1 max exit velocity, averaged 82.5 mph. 271’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Loose and relaxed. Ability to use the backhand.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

Sam Carter, Chelsea (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Strong, compact frame, twitchy and athletic.
Hit: RHH. Upright, square setup, quick leg kick. Plenty of bat speed, twitchy hands, quick hips, pull-side pop.
Power: 92.4 max exit velocity, averaged 87.1 mph. 334’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 84 mph.  Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Plays through the baseball. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60.

James Graphos, Mountain Brook (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS Toolsy, athletic infielder with upside.
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lean and athletic, projectable body with long limbs.
Hit: LHH. Open, athletic setup, controlled leg kick, good balance. Synced up swing, barrel stays through contact, repeats swing well, uses whole field in approach.
Power: 95.1 max exit velocity, averaged 82.9 mph. 357’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 73 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Aggressive fielder. Charges the ball well. Quick feet, sure hands.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Nathan Owen, Evangel Christian (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: MIF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Sturdy, compact build with proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Square, balanced stance, quick toe-tap trigger. Quick barrel, gap-to-gap approach, creates torque in the lower-half.
Power: 94.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 83 mph.  Short arm action from an over-the-top slot. Solid arm strength.
Defense: Plays with confidence. Athletic actions, balanced footwork.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.

Alex Petty, Munford (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Medium build with some physicality.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, controlled stride for trigger. Mostly upward bat path through the zone, working gap-to-gap.
Power: 86.8 max exit velocity, averaged 71.4 mph. 286’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 75 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Loose and relaxed. Ability to use the backhand.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

Bo Solley, Decatur Heritage (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Proportional, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance, controlled leg kick, hands stays back. Twitchy swing, works up through the zone, looks to lift, pull-side pop.
Power: 93.8 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 mph. 345’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 81 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Loose, easy, natural infield actions. Clean transfer.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60.

Wyatt Swanson, Mountain Brook (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-1, 153-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, simple setup, quick stride. Whippy barrel, gets on plane early, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.6 max exit velocity, averaged 83.9 mph. 343’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean exchange, solid glove presentation out front. Quick feet.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Ford Moffatt, Mountain Brook (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Long-limbed frame with projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, toe-tap trigger. Short & direct path to contact, solid feel for the barrel, pull-side approach with some power.
Power: 90.2 max exit velocity, averaged 84.8 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 81 mph.  Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Loose, easy, natural infield actions. Clean transfer.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60.

Eli Tidwell, Hartselle (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP One of the top uncommitted players in the 2023 class in AL.
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, medium frame, lower-half strength.
Hit: SH. Balanced, crouched stance, controlled stride. Barrel stays through the zone, short swing, clean path, above average bat speed, uses all parts of the field from both sides of the plate.
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 70.8 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 83 mph.  Long arm action with nice accuracy across the diamond, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays through the baseball. Clean exchange.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60. Athletic runner.

Brady Waugh, Briarwood (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/2B One of the top uncommitted players in the 2023 class in AL.
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Proportional frame with some length, more room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, controlled leg kick for timing. Short swing, upward path through the zone, more power in this look, quality barrel awareness, line drives to pull-side.
Power: 92.4 max exit velocity, averaged 82.6 mph. 358’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 83 mph.  Compact arm action, high 3/4 arm slot with carry out of the hand.
Defense: Aggressive fielder. Quick actions, light on his feet. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Walker Allen, Mountain Brook (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Athletic build with broad shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly open stance, good rhythm, smooth stride. Clean, low-effort swing, mostly level path, loose hands, middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 91.9 max exit velocity, averaged 86.2 mph. 359’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 81 mph.  Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Aggressive fielder. Charges the ball well. Quick feet, sure hands.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

Lawson Williams, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Medium frame with some physicality.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed, balanced setup, quick toe-tap trigger. Mostly flat path through the zone, looking to lift to the pull-side gap, showed some power with a quick barrel.
Power: 94.3 max exit velocity, averaged 78.4 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Plays with body control on the move. Sure-handed.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

Camron Laffitte, Saraland (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 189-pounds. Medium, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance, simple stride. Clean barrel through the zone, flat path through contact, line drive approach, barreling balls to pull-side.
Power: 92.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.5 mph. 330’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays with confidence. Athletic actions, balanced footwork.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60.

Taurus Ceasor Jr., Faith Academy (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 195-pounds. Physical, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, small leg kick. Hands stays close with short swing, twitchy hands, lightning fast bat speed, uses strong lower-half, loud contact to pull-side.
Power: 99.8 max exit velocity, averaged 89.3 mph. 371’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 76 mph.  Shorter arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Good instincts. Quick reads. Flashed ability to use the backhand. Natural actions.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

Carson Joyner, Bayside Academy (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 200-pounds. Durable, strong build with proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open stance, some rhythm, flat path to contact. Some whip to barrel, plenty of pop to pull-side with power potential, uses strong frame well.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 75.4 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 89 mph.  Compact arm action, high 3/4 arm slot with plenty of carry on throws.
Defense: Clean exchange, solid glove presentation out front. Quick feet.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60.

Curtis Collins II, Pell City (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance, good rhythm, controlled stride. Loud contact to pull-side during round, upward bat path, strong barrel, power to pull-side with chance for more.
Power: 93.9 max exit velocity, averaged 84.3 mph. 336’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 74 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean two-handed gather. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

Samuel Henegar, Alexandria (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Strong frame with physicality.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe-tap trigger for load. Creates some separation, mostly line drives back up the middle, some bat speed, level path to contact.
Power: 90.6 max exit velocity, averaged 86.1 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Sure handed, moved well laterally.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60.

Chase Cartron, Huntsville (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-6, 225-pounds. Wide shoulders, strong frame with length.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, controlled stride pre-pitch. Feel for the barrel, mostly level path, pull-side approach, physical presence with intriguing power potential.
Power: 95.5 max exit velocity, averaged 87.3 mph. 356’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 76 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Nice footwork around the bag. Sure-handed with solid glove presentation out front.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60.

Austin Wilson, Shelby County (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-3, 225-pounds. Physical body with broad shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Wider stance, controlled leg kick for trigger. Strong at contact, plenty of bat speed, power to pull-side, loud contact during round.
Power: 94.4 max exit velocity, averaged 85.3 mph. 345’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 77 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Looked natural coming off the 1B bag starting the DP, athletic feet around the bag.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

Brian Henson Jr, Buckhorn (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 230-pounds. Large frame with physicality.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open stance, big, controlled leg kick. Uses strong lower-half, intent to drive balls to pull-side gap, power presence, chance for more power.
Power: 94.8 max exit velocity, averaged 82.4 mph. 354’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 81 mph.  Compact arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sure handed, showed solid, natural actions on picking balls in the dirt.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60.

Braxton Griffin, West Limestone (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Medium build, some physicality, proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, relaxed stance, quick leg kick. Keeps weight on back side, barrel works up through the zone, finishes with recoil, pull-side pop.
Power: 91.7 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 344’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 83 mph.  Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot. Showed some carry on throws.
Defense: Good instincts. Quick reads. Flashed ability to use the backhand. Natural actions.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.

Devin Lee, Hoover (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-4, 210-pounds. Strong build, room to fill out, some length.
Hit: RHH. Open, athletic stance, short stride, down on time. Gets on plane, upward bat path through the zone, power potential, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92.8 max exit velocity, averaged 82.5 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 72 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean exchange, solid glove presentation out front. Quick feet.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60.

Caden Redick, Tuscaloosa County (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 220-pounds. Physical, sturdy frame with thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, strong base, quick stride. Uses lower-half well, intent to drive balls to gap, pull-side pop, power potential.
Power: 93.9 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 mph. 347’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 81 mph.  Long arm action, natural over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Good instincts. Quick reads. Flashed ability to use the backhand. Natural actions.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60.

 

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