Top Prospect Games: Team 2 (Black) Position Player Analysis



KY Games

By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

The 2016 Top Prospect Games took place on June 14-15 and afforded more than 150 players from around the state the opportunity to showcase their abilities to the PBR Kentucky staff and numerous college coaches in a combination showcase/game play event.

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The following is an in depth look at the position players from Team 2 (Black) which included several standout performers. Please note that this is position player analysis only. Those position players who also pitched at the event will have their pitching performance featured in a subsequent article.

middle infielders

Drew Goodlett, SS, Martha Layne Collins, 2019
60 Time: 7.13, Position Velocity:  IF-77, Exit Velocity: 87
5-foot-10, 155-pound RHH hits from a balanced stance, initiates swing with a slight leg kick and short stride, hands start high and drop slightly to trigger swing, stays flat through the zone keeping the barrel in the hitting zone a long time, produced a good round of BP with hard hit line drives to all fields, runs well for age, went 0-for-3 in game play. Shows average hands defensively, fields ball deep on occasion, lateral movement is fluid with good footwork, very accurate arm across he infield from a long high-3/4 release. Goodlett has established himself as a SS to keep a close eye on in the 2019 class.

Jack Cameron, SS, Louisville Male, 2017
60 Time: 7.46, Position Velocity:  IF-82, Exit Velocity: 80
6-foot-2, 160-pound LHH with lanky frame and significant room to add strength, hits from an open stance, loads up on backside and gets to square with a mid-length stride, gets use from lower half to provide torque in swing, shows some projectable power to the pull side, made contact in each at bat snd went 1-for-3 in game play with a single to CF. Shows average hands defensively with good arm strength across the infield and accurate throws, displayed good body control on slow roller with ability to throw on the move. Interesting player with a solid foundation. Would like to see some improvement in foot speed to maximize opportunity to play SS at the next level. Could see a potential move to 3B.

Dylan Wilson, 2B, Louisville Male, 2018
60 Time: 7.32, Position Velocity:  IF-73, Exit Velocity: 83
5-foot-6, 148-pound LHH showed improvements in both arm velocity and exit velocity, hits from a balanced stance with a slight leg kick and aggressive stride, aggressive hitter who looks to attack the ball with each swing, gets the most out of his lower half to drive the barrel through the zone, line drive type hitter with gap to gap power, went 1-for-3 in game play with an infield single. Has room to improve hands and working through the ball defensively, has a short high-3/4 release across the infield. Wilson’s bat is his current best tool.

catchers

Hunter Combs, C, Muhlenberg County, 2017
60 Time: 7.13, Pop Time: 1.85-1.98, Position Velocity:  C-81, Exit Velocity: 91
5-foot-10, 190-pound RHH is one of the top uncommitted catchers in the 2017 class. Has a strong frame with strength in hands and forearms. Hits from a balanced stance, short stride, aggressive swing while maintaining good balance, looks to drive the baseball, shows gap to gap power, went 1-for-3 in game play with a single to CF and two OF fly outs. Athletic behind the plate with very good arm strength and a quick release, solid receiver with good blocking ability, produced the top pop time of the event with strong and accurate throws to the bag. Good combination of offensive and defensive ability.

Hunter Evans, C, South Warren, 2018
60 Time: 7.35, Pop Time: 1.96-2.07, Position Velocity:  C-76, Exit Velocity: 84
6-foot-3, 175-pound RHH has widened stance and shortened stride considerably, produces solid bat speed when lower half clears but gets cut off at times, line drive type hitter with a gap to gap approach, went 0-for-3 in game play with contact in each at bat. Has a quick transfer and release with active feet behind the plate, good athleticism and solid arm strength, mostly accurate throws to the bag. Evans continues to show solid defensive skills.

outfielders

Luke Brown, OF, Bowling Green, 2017
60 Time: 6.78, Position Velocity:  OF-88, Exit Velocity: 84
5-foot-10, 165-pound LHH is one of the top uncommitted outfielders in the 2017 class. Hits from a balanced stance with a short stride, keeps the barrel in the zone a long time which allows him to produce line drive contact to all fields, flashed his speed in the position player workout and again in game play beating out an infield single, went 2-for-3 in his game after going 4-for-4 in last years Top Prospect Games, hits every time we see him, top of the order hitter at the next level. Good athleticism defensively and works through the ball well, showed plenty of arm strength with a loose and athletic arm and accurate throws.

Luke Wilson, OF/RHP, Henry Clay, 2017
60 Time: 7.01, Position Velocity:  OF-83, Exit Velocity: 90
6-foot, 180-pound RHH with athletic frame, hits from a balanced stance with a short stride, maintains good balance through contact, has quieted down pre-pitch hand movement, short and repeatable swing path, shows occasional pull side power, hand quickness generates good bat speed, went 0-for-3 in game play, above average runner. Defensively, showed a slight improvement in arm strength from a short high-3/4 release, made very accurate throws to the third base bag, good athlete in the outfield who works through the ball well.

Logan Bowen, OF/RHP, Bowling Green, 2017

60 Time: 7.30, Position Velocity:  OF-86, Exit Velocity: 84
6-foot-4, 180-pound RHH with significant room to add to projectable frame, hits from a balanced stance, short stride, shows quickness in hands, slight stiffness in lower half, creates some lift with swing path with flashes of power, went 1-for-3 in game play with an infield single. Shows some athleticism in the outfield in working through the baseball, made very accurate throws to the third base bag from a ¾ release, good arm strength with carry, interesting prospect, especially on the mound.

Cole Hilt, OF, Paul Laurence Dunbar, 2017
60 Time: 6.93, Position Velocity:  OF-79, Exit Velocity: 81
6-foot, 180-pound RHH showed improvement in every measurable. Hits from a wide base with a heel raise and no stride, slight load of hands with a short/level swing path through the zone, took a good round of BP with line drive contact to all fields, above average runner, went 0-for-3 in game play. Works through the ball well with athletic actions in the outfield, over the top release produced good online carry and accurate throws to the third base bag. Speed is his best current tool.

corner infielders

Hogan Brownley, LHP/1B, Louisville Male, 2017
60 Time: 7.52, Position Velocity:  IF-80, Exit Velocity: 84
6-foot-5, 200-pound LHH hits from a slightly open stance and gets square with a short stride, strong frame and use of lower half helps generate above average bat speed, showed power in BP to the pull side, used an opposite field approach in game play with a single to LF and two other balls hit to the left side, finished 1-for-3. Defensively, shows soft hands and good athleticism for size, good arm strength with accurate throws. Brownley has ideal first base size with the potential to hit for some power at the next level.

Tanner Brown, 3B, Martha Layne Collins, 2017
60 Time: 7.14, Position Velocity:  IF-79, Exit Velocity: 83
6-foot-3, 170-pound RHH with projectable frame, hits from a balanced stance with a short stride, shows some quickness in hands that allowed him to make hard contact in BP despite some lack of lower half use and finish through the baseball, showed occasional power in BP, above average runner for the corner infield position, went 0-for-3 in game play. Shows solid hands defensively, arm strength plays on the left side of the infield, very accurate throws, average body control.

Josh Wilson, 1B, North Bullitt, 2018
60 Time: 7.89, Position Velocity:  IF-67, Exit Velocity: 75
5-foot-9, 165-pound LHH hits from a balanced stance with a short stride, slight arm bar in load creates occasional length to swing, can improve extension and finish through the baseball, showed ability to hit to all fields, went 1-for-3 in game play with an infield single and RBI. Shows soft hands defensively and decent movement around the bag, current arm strength is below average.