PBR Evaluation & Measurables Showcase: Class of 2019 Analysis


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The PBR Evaluation & Measurables Showcase took place October 7th at Keystone State Baseball Academy. Today we begin a series of articles analyzing the prospects in attendance beginning with a look at the uncommitted seniors that participated.

CLICK HERE for complete results for all prospects in attendance.

Class of 2019 - Top Prospect

Hayden ReedHayden Reed, SS/2B, IMG Acadmey (FL)
This was our second look at Reed in the past three weeks and while his physical stature at 5-foot-6, 135-pounds does not jump of the page, his ability to play the game does. The right-handed hitter again showed an above average feel for the baseball out of a square stance. He initiates his swing with a heel-raise stride and a short stroke produced repeated line drives during a solid round of batting practice. Reed registered an 83 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.21 60-yard dash. He showcased active feet and a quick release while consistently playing through the baseball defensively. Reed displayed accurate 79 mph arm strength across the diamond and makes the slow roller play look routine. Fundamentally sound in all of his actions, the New Jersey native is a high academic student that will compete early for playing time with the right college program.

Remainder of the Class (in alphabetical order)

Nicholas BarndtRylan KramerChris PainterHayden Sherry

Nicholas Barndt, RHP, Daniel Boone HS (PA)
5-foot-10, 160-pound righty sat 77-78 from a high 3/4 arm slot with subtle arm-side run to his fastball as a result of some hip coil in his delivery and gradual fall to the first base side of the rubber. Curveball at 60-63 tends to roll with 11.5 rotation. Changeup at 73-74 was thrown at near fastball arm speed with similar movement as his fastball. 

Ryan Kramer, RHP, Wilson Area HS (PA)
Physical 6-foot-3, 195-pounder sat 79-81 from a high 3/4 arm slot with short, arm-side run to his fastball. Begins delivery with a significant side rocker step and stays balanced throughout with command of a three pitch mix. Curveball displayed 11/5 rotation at 70-71 with occasional down action. Showcased a solid feel for his changeup at 72-74 with good arm speed and some late sink.

Chris Painter, C/2B, Perkiomen Valley HS (PA)
5-foot-11, 155-pound right-handed hitter starts from a wide, square stance with a slight crouch and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Displayed a line drive, middle of the field approach in batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 70 mph. Ran a 7.63 60-yard dash and showcased pop times of 2.25-2.38 on throws of 67 mph from the crouch. Also showed accurate 70 mph arm strength across the diamond from the middle infield.

Hayden Sherry, 1B/RHP, Cumberland Valley HS (PA)
6-foot-4, 190-pound left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a heel-raise stride to initiate his swing. Displayed balance throughout with a feel for the barrel and a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. Showcased solid footwork and a soft glove hand at first base with accurate 79 mph arm strength across the diamond. Righty also sat 69-73 off the mound from an over-the-top arm slot. Fastball showed late arm-side run. Additionally showed a 11/5 breaking curveball at 58-64, a sinker at 70-71 and a changeup at 62-63.


POST EVENT ANALYSIS

October 8 - Complete Results & Top Performers
October 9 - Class of 2019 Analysis
October 10 - Class of 2020 Analysis
October 11 - Class of 2021 Analysis
October 12 - Class of 2022 Analysis

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Astro Falcons Scout Day PA 10/14 Bob Cene Park (Struthers, OH)
Elite Prospect Showcase (Invite Only) PA 10/27 Keystone State Baseball Academy (Manheim)
PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase (Invite Only) PA 10/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy (Manheim)
2018 Holiday Showcase PA 12/29 Keystone State Baseball Academy (Manheim)


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