Florida Underclass games: Outfield Analysis



By Rob Sidwell
Florida Scouting Director

Gainesville, Fl. --- The Prep Baseball Report Florida Underclass games took place on Wednesday, August 5 at McKethan Stadium on the campus of the University of Florida. This event featured underclassmen that were still uncommitted.

68 prospects came together to show off their skills in front of the PBR Scouting Staff in a pro-style workout setting, and then played a game.

Today we’ll take a look at the outfielders from the event. We had a good group of young outfielders, led by 2018 Tyler Olah from Chiles HS. He showed the top outfield velocity of 84 mph which also came into play later when he also impressed on the mound. 2018 Raymond Fields from the First Academy was also a young athletic outfielder with easy actions and a lot of upside. 2017 Don Yaney from North Marion HS also stood out as a guy with good actions and the top outfield velocity at 84 mph.

Let’s take a look at the top outfielders from this year’s Florida Underclass Games:

Top Outfielders

1)      Tyler Olah, OF/RHP, Chiles HS, 2018

6-foot-3, 170 pound outfielder with a tall lean loose athletic projectable body. Athletic actions in the outfield with a loose live easy arm with carry on throws. Good coordination with good routes. Charges through ball when fielding. Showed some pop in his bat with loose quick hands. Had some lift and length in his swing. Will have some future power. Had 88 mph exit bat speed velocity. Very athletic kid with a lot of upside. Also shined on the mound.

2)      Raymond Fields, OF/1B, The First Academy, 2018
6-foot-2, 175 pound outfielder with a loose lean athletic projectable body. Showed athletic actions in the outfield with good hands. Aggressive routes fielding through the ball with a good release. Long strider. Showed a loose bat with some quickness in his hands. Swing had some length with some lift. Bat will continue to improve with physical maturity. Body has a lot of upside. Had an 83 mph outfield velocity. Throws had carry.   

3)      Don Yaney, OF, North Marion HS, 2017
6-foot, 170 pound outfielder with an athletic body and strong lower half. Fields through ball with a good release. Charges ball with aggressive coordination. Loose easy working arm. Throws had carry with an outfield velocity of 84 mph. Had some quickness in the bat. Stays back. Occasionally cuts his swing off and ties himself up but has future strength. Body has a lot of upside. Bat will improve with added strength.

4)      Dawson Fietsam, OF/LHP, Trinity Christian Academy, 2019
5-foot-7, 145 pound outfielder/pitcher with a loose athletic body on a smaller frame. Loose actions in the outfield with good aggressive routes to ball. Fields through ball with a good release. Occasionally will take an extra step. Loose arm with accuracy. Has an open stance at the plate with a loose quick bat. Slasher type swing. Works down through the ball and gets a lot of back spin. Short swing with pull approach. Aggressive with the bat. Body hasn’t even started to develop yet. A lot of upside.

5)      John Turner, OF/LHP, Indian Rocks Christian, 2018
5-foot-10, 150 pound outfielder/pitcher with a loose athletic young projectable body. Good actions in outfield with a quick release. Charges ball and follows throw in his finish. Has a loose arm with some carry. Had an outfield velocity of 81 mph. Had a loose bat with a line drive type stroke. Good load and separation. Gap to gap type approach. Could stay inside ball well. Lacks strength. Overall game will improve with physical maturity.

6)       Jud Fabian, OF/LHP, Trinity Catholic, 2019
5-foot-9, 145 pound outfielder/pitcher with a lean loose athletic projectable young body. Good outfield actions with a good release. Throws had some carry. Loose quick bat with a good path. Barrel stays in zone. Some length in swing but gets good extension. Good load and separation. Aggressive with the bat. Overall game will improve with physical maturity.

7)      Eric Adler, OF/RHP, Melbourne Central Catholic, 2019
5-foot-10, 145 pound outfielder/pitcher with a loose lean athletic projectable young body. Loose outfield actions with a good release. Slows down a bit to field the ball and occasionally takes an extra step but has coordination. Loose arm with carry on throws. Outfield velocity was 80 mph. Has quickness in the bat with a line drive type stroke. Gap to gap type approach. Occasionally cuts his swing off. Will develop power with physical maturity. Body has a lot of upside.

 

The Rest (Alphabetical Order)

Cole Frier, OF/2B, Columbia HS, 2018
5-foot-11, 155 pound outfielder/infielder with a loose lean projectable young body with good outfield actions. Slows down a bit to field and fields ball with 2 hands. Long loose arm. Loose bat with some quickness. Sweeping swing with a good bat path. Barrel stays in zone. Occasionally lunges at ball. Bat will improve with physical maturity and strength.

David Gibas, OF/LHP, Trinity Catholic, 2019
5-foot-7, 140 pound outfield/pitcher with a lean loose thin young body. Good actions and hands in outfield. Slows down a bit to field ball. Loose arm. Throws uphill. Short quick stroke at the plate with some hand speed. Lacks strength. Good bat path. Barrel stays in the zone. Line drive type swing. Overall game will improve with physical maturity.

Brandon Rushton, OF/C, Choctawhatchee HS, 2018
6-foot, 167 pound outfielder/catcher with a stocky strong athletic body. Methodical actions in outfield. Slows down to field ball. Loose bat with some length and lift in bat path. Gets good extension. Some present pull power. More power will develop with physical maturity.  

Cameron Turner, OF/C, Seminole HS, 2018
5-foot-10, 170 pound outfield/catcher with a strong athletic young body. Decent outfield actions with a short quick release. Also catches. Spread stance with low hands. Good load with very little separation. Loose bat with a slight uphill bat path. Bat will improve with added strength.

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