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Maryland Eastern Shore Showcase: Outfield and Catcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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This week we take one final look at the roster from our Maryland Eastern Shore Showcase at Salisbury University. Today we continue with a full analysis of the outfielders and catchers from the event. 

 

MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SHOWCASE OUTFIELDERS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Jacob Gill LHP/OF Patuxent 2019
Athletic body type and 6-foot, 155 pound frame. Hits from the left side in a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance. Quick, medium sized leg kick load and gets some separation. Showed some bat speed and lower half involvement in swing. Short, level swing path with an exit velo of 73 mph. Line drive type hitter with occasional pull side pop. Works through the ball in the outfield with fundamental footwork. Quick, clean exchanges throwing with long arm action from a low three-quarters slot at 63 mph. Ran a 7.53 60-yard dash.

Zachary Glast OF/LHP DeMatha 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 170 pound frame with room to grow.  Hits from the left side in a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance. Short back load replacing front foot in stride. Creates quick bat speed through contact and showed some lower half involvement. Long, uphill swing path with an exit velo of 72 mph. Line drive type hitter with occasional pop. Plays through the ball in the outfield with fundamental footwork. Small glove tap during exchange and showed accuracy on throws to home plate. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarters slot at 73 mph. Ran a 7.46 60-yard dash.

Ryan Looper OF Oakland Mills 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-8, 150 pound frame. Hits from a tall, balanced, square stance at the plate. Minimal hand movement and short stride creating some separation. Showed some lower half involvement and good balance. Short, compact, level swing path with quick bat speed. Exit velo was 81 mph. Gap-to-gap line drive type hitter. Plays through the ball in the outfield with quick fundamental footwork and made consistently accurate throws to home plate. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarters arm slot at 82 mph. Ran a 7.22 60-yard dash.

Jason Rivera LHP/OF St. Maria Goretti 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 150 pound frame. Hits from the left side in a balanced, athletic, square stance. Sinks upper body slightly into a compact position during load. Short stride and strong lower half involvement in swing. Short, slightly uphill swing path and fast bat speed. Whips barrel through the zone with an 82 mph exit velo. Gap-to-gap line drive type hitter with occasional pop. Stays behind the ball really well with good balance and gets good extension through contact. Plays through the ball in the outfield with quick fundamental footwork. Showed quick, clean exchanges and throws with long arm action from a mid three-quarters slot at 78 mph. Ran a 7.06 60-yard dash.

Evan Truitt RHP/OF Stephen Decatur 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 150 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance at the plate. Short back load and average stride length. Gets uphill at contact and on front side. Showed some lower half involvement and bat speed. Level swing path with an exit velo of 75 mph. Line drive type hitter and took two solid rounds of BP squaring up several balls. Plays through the ball in the outfield with fundamental footwork. Showed clean exchanges throwing with long arm action from a high three-quarters slot at 81 mph.

Joshua Wagner OF/2B Brunswick 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-9, 155 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, square stance at the plate. Small leg kick load and short stride with hands pre-set. Short, compact swing with a level path. Generates some bat speed and had an exit velo of 68 mph. Line drive type hitter. Plays through the ball in the outfield with fundamental footwork and a small crow-hop. Showed clean exchanges and throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarters slot at 66 mph.

 

MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SHOWCASE CATCHERS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Calen Kampes C Rising Sun 2020
Athletic, lanky body type and 6-foot-1 175 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, slightly crouched, square stance and wide base at the plate. Circle load with hands and replaces front foot with minimal stride. Short, level swing path and some lower half involvement. Quick hands and fast bat speed with an exit velo of 89 mph. Gets good extension through contact and finishes swing with one hand. Stays behind the ball well. Line drive type hitter with occasional pop. Quiet body behind the plate and receives the ball well. Extremely quick footwork and exchanges on throws to second base. Consistently accurate throws and ball showed carry at 75 mph. Pop times ranged 1.86 - 2.04. Also ran a 6.97 60-yard dash.

Jack Walker C Polytech (DE) 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-8, 165 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, square stance at the plate. Short, smooth back load with rhythm. Showed some bat speed and lower half involvement. Compact, short, level swing path with an exit velo of 72 mph. Stays on the ball well through contact. Gap-to-gap line drive type hitter. Quiet body and receives the ball well behind the plate. Squares shoulders on throws to second base and gains ground with quick footwork. Quick, clean exchanges throwing with short arm action from a high three-quarters slot at 69 mph. Pop times ranged 2.02 - 2.16. Ran a 7.28 60-yard dash.

 

MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SHOWCASE ANALYSIS RELEASE SCHEDULE

November 12th 2018: Infielder's Analysis
November 14th 2018: Pitcher's Analysis
November 16th 2018: Outfielder's and Catcher's Analysis
November 20th 2018: Dual Player's Analysis