Central Florida Play Hard Spotlight: Aultman Brothers

By Rob Sidwell
Florida Scouting Director

Orlando, FL‚??The Central Florida Play Hard Showcase took place Saturday at the South Orange Sports Complex and players from all over the state of Florida were in attendance. Two brothers from Graceville HS, FL‚??which is in the panhandle‚??made the long trek. 2018 RHP Andrew Aultman and 2019 C Parker Aultman were first seen by the PBR staff last summer at our showcase in Gainesville. The improvement that they have both made from last summer is remarkable.

Andrew has a tall, lean, athletic and projectable body at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, with a strong, athletic lower half. He showed a loose, live arm at a high-3/4 slot. His fastball was 86-89 mph with late life and downhill tilt. The curveball was 73-76 mph with a short, tight slurve break. It occasionally would break two planes, and almost looks more like a slider. It was tighter with a bit more depth than I had seen in the past. The changeup is still a work-in-progress. It has the same life as his fastball at 77-78 mph. He would occasionally just hang on to it a bit too long. Overall, Andrew‚??s velocity has made a little jump and will continue to do so as he physically matures. The breaking ball has improved tremendously. If he puts together a consistent spring, he won‚??t last long on the recruiting market. He is a definite Division I prospect and may turn into a pro prospect in time.¬†¬†

Andrews‚?? younger brother Parker has also made huge strides since last summer. The first thing I noticed was that his footwork behind the plate was much better, allowing him to throw with his legs. The result was that he was showing a lot more arm strength, accuracy and consistency. He made five strong, accurate throws showing a solid-average major league arm. While only a freshman, Parker is already starting to show the tools, body and athleticism that recruiters look for. At 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, he has an athletic, projectable body with a strong, muscular lower half. He‚??s always had an aggressive approach at the plate with strength and quickness in the bat. However, he now seems to be a bit more consistent in repeating his swing. The result was the ability to drive the ball to more of the field instead of just showing pull power previously. Parker also seems to have the makeup required at the catching position and he too will be a Division I prospect.¬†

One thing the Aultman brothers have in common is that they both show a drive and desire to improve. They both want to get better and it shows. 

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