5 Star National "Off the Chain" Showcase Standouts


Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

Tampa, FL- This past weekend one of the top organizations in the country, 5 Star National, held their “Off the Chain Showcase” for players from the 2018-2021 classes at the University of Tampa. Players ran the 60 yard dash and took batting practice under the lights on Saturday night followed by infield/outfield and a game on Sunday. 

Below are 10 standouts from the event which includes report and video:

ETHAN CAMPBELLSS / OF / MOSLEY, FL / 2021

After a standout performance earlier in the fall, Campbell continued to impress this weekend and show why he is one of the top players in his class. He is extremely athletic with a strong lower half and a projectable build standing at 5-foot-11, 140 pounds. To start the event, he clocked in at 6.80 seconds for his 60 yard dash time showing smooth, athletic strides. From the outfield he takes efficient routes to the ball and displayed strong, accurate throws that topped out at 78 mph even under some rainy conditions. From shortstop, Campbell showed good actions, range, and fielded the ball under control and out in front with a quick release. Above average arm with throws that topped out at 84 mph across the diamond. During batting practice was where Campbell really shined as he displayed above average bat speed, a feel for the barrel, and the ability to consistently drive the ball deep in the gaps with multiple hard hit line drives. The swing really works and everything is in sync and in rhythm. He also shows a strong understanding of the strike zone, hangs in the count, and knows when to lay off pitches out of the zone. High follow going forward.

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