PBR Limited Series Lynchburg Saturday & Sunday Scout Notes Part I
July 22, 2020
As we wrap up our coverage of the PBR Limited Series Lynchburg we want to highlight some players that stood out during the Saturday & Sunday games. In Part I we will look at some players from VA Breeze 2021, VA Seminoles 17U, Primetime Aces, Diamond Skills, Team XP, and US Elite. This is Part I of a three part series wrapping up the tournament.
Noah Canterbury OF/1B LHP Buffalo Gap 2021 (Old Dominion)
Athletlc frame with room to grow. Hits from an athletic set up at the plate, slightly open. Nice rhythm throughout. Hand are directo to the ball with uphill finish and good extension through contact. Shows ability to drive ball and a barrell that stays in the zone. Strength to pull side is present, with potential for more in the future. Was a big riser for us in the winter, and continues to climb.
Konnor Eaton LHP Prince George 2021
Athletic, projectable frame with some length. Compact controlled delivery with some pace. High leg kick getting inot lower half. Clean arm swing with fluidity and no wasted movement. Nice whip through release. Showed strong two pitch mix with fastball and breaking ball. Breaking ball has a sharp 1/7 action on the pitch that created a lot of defensive swings. Had nice command of the pitch which became a strong compliment to his fastball. Fastball ranged 82-84. Breaking ball was consistent 72-74, touched 75. More in tank and should throw harder down the road as he gets stronger.
Will Lynch RHP Douglas Freeman 2021 (Samford)
Lanky projectable frame. Compact delivery, shorter arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Quick arm speed with fastball that was up to 86 on the day. Lots of projection left to the frame an has more in the tank as he gets stronger. Good feel for breaking ball that will be a nice secondary pitch. Intruiing prospect to keep an eye on and see how he develops down the road.
Joshua Rivera RHP Wakefield 2022
Athletic projectable frame. Stretch only, longer arm action with should tilt at separation. Creates good arm speed throwing from a high three quarter slot. Fastball ranged from 83-87 mph, and showed nice two plane action on the pitch at times. Breaking ball is a good pitch, has sharper 11/5 shape to it and will be solid out pitch as he gets more consistent with it.
Athletic, 6'0'', 170 pound frame. Full wind-up getting to a tight, compact balance position with a quarter body turn. Clean hand separation and throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot. Gets down hard over front side with extension through release and a strong, athletic finish. Fastball sat 72-75 mph and touched 76 mph. Breaking ball was 62-65 mph with big 1/7 shape. Carries himself really well on the mound with poise. Also played left field left field and showed a good first step and ability to track the ball.
Strong, 5'9'', 185 pound frame. Did a really nice job behind the plate blocking pitches and showed some arm strength. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with hand rhythm. Short, quick, load and small stride getting front foot down early. Short, quick swing through the zone with some extension. Doesn't get cheated at the plate and swings with intent. Shows some power in the bat with more projected.
Athletic, 5'10'', 160 pound frame. Showed great patience at the plate at the top of the order and uses the whole field well. Line drive base hit Thursday through the right side. Stays short to the ball with balance throughout the swing. Solid in the middle infield, clean actions and plays loose.
Athletic, 5'10'', 150 pound frame. Clean actions at shortstop with range and soft hands. Smooth around the bag at second on turns and feeds. Really looked good at the plate on Sunday squaring up a few balls in the game. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with a smooth back load. Creates some hand separations and stays short to the ball with a more level swing path. Quick hands and bat speed through the zone with some pop to the gaps and more projected with added strength.
Physical 6'2'', 195 pound frame. Had a nice weekend at the plate barreling up several balls. Present strength in the swing and power in the bat with a pull-side approach. Hits from a balanced stance with a short back load and stride. Stays short and quick to the ball with head down through contact. Really does a nice job getting the barrel out with extension.
Strong, athletic, 5'10'', 175 pound frame. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with a quick load and short stride. Clears front side at contact with limited lower half involvement. Handsy hitter with an advanced feel for the barrel. Gets front foot down early and uses the whole field working the hands to get to tough pitches with ease.
Strong, athletic, projectable 6'3'', 180 pound frame. Repeatable, small side-step wind-up and delivery. Engages his lower half well and throws downhill hard with long, loose arm action. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. Fastball sat 84-86 mph and touched 87 a couple times. Breaking ball showed swing and miss stuff at 73-75 mph with tight spin and sharp 11/5 shape.
Athletic 6'0'', 170 pound frame with room to fill out. Started game three on the mound pitching exclusively out of the stretch. Quick, high leg kick to a tall balance position. Smooth kick-out stride down the mound with some lower half drive. Lands in-line to the plate with an upright finish. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. Fastball sat 77-80 mph and breaking ball showed tight spin and more 10/4 shape at 68-71 mph.
Athletic, 5'9'', 155 pound frame. Very athletic, and strong behind the plate receiving and showed some arm strength. Balanced, open stance at the plate. Quiet toe-tap load and really does a nice job staying behind the ball through contact with extension and balance. Consistently squares up balls in his at-bats with week showing a nice feel for the barrel. Quick hands and bat speed through the zone. Runs well.
Strong, 6'1'', 200 pound frame. Pitched from the stretch with really long, free arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot with extension and easy effort. Works downhill hard and really gets over the front side with and athletic, full finish. Fastball sat 79-82 mph and touched 84 mph. Breaking ball showed more 12/6 shape at 71-73 mph.
Strong, projectable 6'3'', 215 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind-up and quick leg kick to a tall balance position with a quarter body turn. Smooth stride down the mound with strong lower half drive. Lands in-line to the plate with extension and a slightly upright finish. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot with intent. Fastball sat 80-82 mph with some arm-side run and breaking ball was 69-72 mph with big 11/5 shape.
Solid, 5'9'', 195 pound frame. Repeatable delivery and smooth stride down the mound. Lands closed to the plate with some cross body action. Showed quick arm speed through release and gets over front side with a strong, athletic finish. Throws with shorter arm action from a mid three-quarter slot and easy effort. Fastball sat 80-83 mph and touched 84 mph. Breaking ball was 69-71 mph and showed both tight 11/5 shape and some 10/4 sweep at times. Change-up was 74-75 mph.
Long, athletic, projectable 6'1'', 165 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, square stance at the plate with a short back load and some hand separation. Stays short to and long through contact with extension. Uphill swing path and maintains balance throughout.
Strong, athletic, 6'0'', 170 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, open stance with rhythm in the box. Stays short to the ball with a more level swing path and showed extension through contact. Strong hands and present strength. Quick bat speed through the zone.
Athletic, 5'7'', 130 pound frame. Lead-off stick with speed on the bases and in the outfield. Hits from a balanced stance from the left side with a quiet load. Stays behind the ball well and really works the hands. Showed a nice gap-to-gap approach with the ability to turn on the ball in.
Athletic, 5'8'', 150 pound frame. Present speed on the bases and in the outfield. Advanced feel for the barrel at the plate. Quiet load and short stride with weight slightly loaded on that back side in stance. Short to the ball with a really nice gap-to-gap line drive approach. Stays within at the plate and uses the whole field with ease. Quick bat speed and really works the hands well.