Prep Baseball Report

Florida Dodgers Scout Team - Dodger Day Showcase

Phil Kerber
PBR Florida/JUCO Wire

Florida Dodgers Scout Team held their Dodger Day Showcase this past weekend at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. Over 30 uncommitted prospects participated in a showcase that included 60 yard dash, in/out, batting practice and bullpen sessions. Prep Baseball Report was on-hand to capture all the action. 

A number of intriguing young prospects emerged as follows moving forward, none more so than 2022 OF/RHP Jordan Taylor. Taylor posted the top 60 time (6.84) and outfield velocity (86 mph) on the day and looks only to be scratching the surface of his offensive abilities. 2021 SS/RHP Connor Moore has all the makings of a future high-level defender up the middle as he posted the top infield velocity (84 mph). He showed quick, instinctive actions and more than enough arm strength to play. 2020 3B Tate Worrell was another standout. Worrell was impressive defensively, consistently making plays with soft hands and an accurate arm.

Keep reading to view video and reports on the aforementioned propsects plus more. 


Tate Worrell, 3B, Columbia (2020)
6-foot-2, 180-pound right-handed hitting third baseman, strong frame. Offensively, open setup, short, hanging stride, hands load back, some barrel wrap on top side, maintains good balance, improved hip action since last view. Takes a line drive approach at the plate, mostly middle/pull contact, power potential especially to pull-side. Defensively, showed soft hands at third, fluid footwork, clean transfer to release. Arm played from over-the-top, short arm action, accurate on throws, 81 mph. Ran a 7.01 60.


Carter Shall, RHP, Fletcher (2020)
6-foot-3, 185-pound, right-handed pitcher, strong, durable build. On the mound, short, clean arm action, does good job hiding ball on back-side, ¾ slot. Tall and fall delivery, some rhythm, works on-line, lands toe-closed pivoting to square, finishes upright and square. Fastball worked 80-83 with heavy armside run, struggled with command but action has swing and miss potential. Cutter, 78 mph, short, tight sweep. Slider, sweeping action, 71-73. Changeup played at 67.

Blake Pound, OF/1B, Fletcher (2020)
6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting outfielder and first baseman, strong, physical frame, projectable power bat. Open setup, short stride, hands load back, separate from body, maintains good balance, active lower half at contact. Takes a power approach at the plate, looks to elevate to ball to pull-side. Defensively, moves athletically for size, fields position athletically, fluid footwork, smooth on exchanges. Ran a 7.37 60. Profiles defensively as a right fielder or first baseman.

Tanner Bauman, OF/LHP, Atlantic Coast (2020)
5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed hitting two-way prospect, athletic build. Defensively, left-handed plays through the ball athletically, fluid footwork, clean on exchanges. Short arm action, kept throws on target. Offensively, consistent line drive contact, athletic hands through contact. Open setup, short stride, hands load back, maintains good balance. On the mound, tall and fall delivery, fastball sat 77-78 with run. Curveball, 1/7 shape, 63-65. Changeup at 67.


Connor Moore, SS/RHP, St. John's Country Day (2021)
6-foot, 170-pound right-handed hitting shortstop and right-handed pitcher, lanky, athletic build. Defensively, short athletic arm action, mostly over-the-top slot, showed ability to drop slot and make throws on run, maintains good balance, 84 mph across the infield. Quick, instinctive, first step, covers ground laterally well. Ran a 6.94 60. Offensively, open setup, short stride, hands load back, maintains balance. Barrel works long and athletically through the zone, line drive approach. On the mound, long circular arm action, hides on back-side, over-the-top slot. Fastball sat mostly 79-81, touched 83 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 67 mph. Changeup, at 71 mph.


Clayton Hodges, IF/OF, Episcopal (2021)
5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting infielder and outfielder, athletically-built. Defensively, plays through the ball with fluid footwork, clean on exchanges. Arm plays accurately from the outfield, 82 mph. Offensively, open setup, reverse toe-tap stride, hands start high, load back slightly remaining high, maintains balance. Line drive approach, long barrel path through the zone. Ran a 7.20 60.

Julian Hawkins, SS/2B, Bainbridge (GA) (2021)
6-foot, 160-pound athletically-built right-handed hitting middle infielder. Defensively, showed a loose, athletic arm action, quick arm speed, 80 mph across the infield. Offensively, slightly open setup, short stride, hands start near ear and load back, maintains balance. Made consistent line drive contact, barrel works athletically through zone, takes a middle appoach. Ran a 7.43 60.

Mason Davis, RHP/OF, Baker (2021)
5-foot-10, 160-pound athletically-built two-way prospect. Defensively, fields position athletically, plays through the ball, short, loose arm action, accurate on throws. Offensively, showed a gap-to-gap approach, quick hands through the zone, barrel works athletically, consistent contact. Ran a 7.37 60. On the mound, short arm action over-the-top slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over. Fastball sat 75-79. Curveball, 12/6 shape, played at 66 mph. Changeup, fade action, 74. 

Ryan Dickey, OF, Ridgeview (2021)
5-foot-9, 150-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively, firm arm plays with strength from the outfield, 81 mph. Offensively, open setup, short stride, hands load back, maintains good balance. Short, compact swing, quick to contact, line drive approach. Ran a 7.26 60.


Jordan Taylor, OF/RHP, St. John’s Country Day (2022)
6-foot-2, 170-pound lanky, athletically-built two-way prospect. Defensively, arm works athletically from high ¾ slot, some effort in upper half, 86 mph. Plays through the ball, covers ground well. Offensively, open setup, short stride, hands load back, maintains good balance. Pull  approach, emerging gap-to-gap abilities, flashed the ability to drive the ball middle/pull.. Ran a 6.84 60. On the mound, short, athletic arm action, high ¾ slot. Quick drop and drive delivery, works towards home, lands closed, finishes upright. Fastball sat 81-82. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 68. Changeup played at 73-74. High follow 2022 prospect.

Finn Howell, UTL, St. John’s Country Day (2022)
5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed hitting utility player, athletic build. Defensively spent time in the outfield, infield and behind the dish. Fields his position athletically, plays through the ball, over-the-top slot, 79 mph across the infield. Behind the plate, arm played at 74 mph from the crouch. Offensively, open setup, reverse toe-tap stride, hands load back, maintains balance. Short, athletic swing, takes a line drive approach to the pull-side, developing gap-to-gap abilities. Ran a 7.10 60. On the mound, short arm action, high ¾ slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square. Fastball sat 79-80. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 68-72. Changeup played at 72.

Bradley Hodges, OF/LHP, St. John’s Country Day (2022)
5-foot-10, 145-pound left-handed two-way prospect, athletic proportional build. Defensively, clean arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate with some carry. Plays through the ball, fluid footwork. Offensively, open setup, short stride, maintains good balance. Gap-to-gap type hitter, present bat speed. Ran a 7.40 60. On the mound, fastball worked 75-77. Curveball, 1/7 shape, 65-66. Changeup at 69.

Eli Maddox, C, Oakleaf, (2022)

6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher, strong, durable frame. Offensively, balanced setup, low leg kick timing trigger, hands load back. Takes a power approach at the plate, drives the ball, aggressive at the point of contact. Defensively, arm plays at 74 mph from the crouch.

Mason Steel, LHP/1B, Lowndes (2022)
6-foot-2, 155-pound left-handed hitting two-way prospect, tall, lanky frame, plenty of room for filling out. Defensively, solid defensive actions at first base, fluid footwork, clean on transfers. Offensively, open setup,short stride, barrel wraps on load, maintains balance. Barrel path works naturally uphill, pull approach, looks to elevate the ball, emerging gap-to-gap abilities. Ran a 7.40 60.    



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