2019 Battle at the Beach: Scout Notebook Pt. 1


Phil Kerber
PBR Florida/JUCO Wire

BRUNSWICK, GA - This past weekend the second weekend of the 2019 Battle at the Beach took place at various locations around Brunswick, GA. The first night of the weekend, February 22nd, saw two time slots played at three locations.

The first game observed pitted South Effingham vs. Decatur at Glynn Academy’s beautiful Wainwright Field.. This provided us with a good opportunity to see the No. 7 ranked 2020 in GA, 3B Jordan Walker (Decatur; Duke commit). Walker certainly did not disappoint either as he went 2-for-3 with a double in Decatur’s very first action outside. However, it was Piedmont College recruit, RHP Jakob Valleroy (South Effingham) who stole the show. The senior righty went seven shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out 12.

The second game featured Brunswick hosting No. 24 Redan. This game was particularly interesting because it was our first look at a loaded Redan roster, with eight Division one recruits. The Raiders did not disappoint either. SS Kameron Guidry (Georgia recruit), OF Tyler Williams (Grambling State recruit), Kevin Kilpatrick (Arkansas-Little Rock recruit) and C Christian Webb (New Mexico recruit) all showed well on both sides.

Read on to view reports and video on standout prospects from day one of the 2019 Battle at the Beach.

Standouts

Jakob Valleroy, RHP, South Effingham, 2019
Piedmont College. 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed pitcher, athletic-build. Tall and fall delivery, works with a quick, smooth tempo. Arm action is short, shows low on the backside, over-the-top slot. Fastball played at 80-82 mph with some run (has been up to 88 mph in the past). Curveball, 11/5 shape, showed late bite at-times, 75 mph. Threw a high volume of strikes in outing. Went the distance against Decatur, finished with a line of: 7.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 12 Ks, 1 HBP, 1 IBB.


Eddie Galatas, RHP, Decatur, 2020
Uncommitted junior. Right-handed pitcher, strong, sturdy frame, room for continued physical development. On the mound, works with a short, clean arm action, hides ball well, high ¾ slot. Clean delivery, some head jerk, works on-line, lands towards the third base side, finishes upright. Fastball sat 82-84, mostly straight, natural cut to glove-side. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 70-73, showed feel for. Changeup had fade action.


Marshall Toole, OF, Decatur, 2021
Uncommitted. 5-foot-10, 165-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder, lean frame, athletically-built. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, hands load back smoothly, maintains good balance through contact. Barrel control type hitter, hands work athletically through the zone. Top of the order bat.

Jordan Walker, 3B, Decatur. 2020
Duke commit. 6-foot-4, 195-pound right-handed hitting third baseman, long, athletic frame, broad shoulders, room for continued physical development. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, loads back smoothly, maintains good balanced through contact. Power hitter, looks to elevate the ball to the pull-side, some swing and miss but makes hard contact more times than not. Ran a 4.18 home to first on a single through the left-side, 5.01 on the turn on a double off the left field wall.


Tyler Williams, OF, Redan, 2019
Arkansas-Little Rock recruit. 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, athletically-built. Offensively, balanced setup, leg kick timing-trigger, hands drop and load back, maintains good balance. Looks to create leverate and drive the ball to the gaps, swing works uphill with above average bat speed, took some of the strongest swings on the weekend, just missed a number of balls.


Christian Webb, C, Redan, 2019
New Mexico recruit. 5-foot-10, 170-pounds, right-handed hitting catcher, strong, durable frame, athletically built. Offensively, open setup, hands cock on load, leg kick timing-trigger, replaces foot with stride, maintains excellent balance. Gap-to-gap type hitter, compact swing, strong hands/wrists through contact, creates leverage, make consistent hard contact. Ran a 4.75 on the turn on a double to the left center wall. Defensively, sets up in a flexible position, moves well laterally, good blocker. Soft receiver, quick, fluid footwork, clean on transfers, pop times ranged 2.07-2.10 between innings.  


Kameron Guidry, SS, Redan, 2019
Georgia recruit. 6-foot, 170-pounds, right-handed hitting shortstop, lean, athletic frame. Defensively, arm works loosely from various slots. Fields position athletically with quick footwork, clean on exchanges, quick to release. Offensively, balanced setup, toe-tap stride, hands load back, maintains balance. Gap-to-gap type hitter, swing works long through the zone.



Kevin Kilpatrick, OF/RHP, Redan, 2019
Grambling recruit. 6-foot, 180-pound two-way prospect, strong, athletic frame. Offensively, open setup, hovering stride, hands float back and drop on load. Gap-to-gap type hitter, barrel whips through the zone, quick and athletic wrists, seemingly flicks the ball with ease at contact. Ran a 4.19 on a groundout to shortstop and a 4.18 on an infield single. On the mound, long arm action, shows on back-side, high ¾ slot.Tall and fall delivery, stays tall, works on-line, lands closed, finishes upright. Fastball worked 80-83. Slider played at 72-75.


Enmanuel Martinez, RHP, Redan, 2019
Eastern Kentucky recruit. 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, live, loose body, athletically built. Arm works loosely and athletically, circular action on the back-side, accelerates quickly to a ¾ slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, pivots opens, finishes crossing over. Fastball ranged 85-89, heavy run. Changeup, 82 mph, fade and sink action. Curveball, 69-71, tight action, struggled with command early but found late.


Branden Lamback, UTL, Redan, 2020
Uncommitted. 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting utility player, lean athlete. Quick footed, ran a 3.82 on a push bunt single. Offensively, barrel control type hitter, looks to put the ball in play and use speed.


Mitchell Richburg, 1B, Brunswick, 2020
Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 225-pound first baseman, strong, physical frame. Offensively, wide setup, short stride, hands load back, maintains balance. Keeps it simple, short barrel path to contact, large frame produces hard contact. Went 2-for-2 with two singles and a walk against Redan.


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