PBR Limited Series Lynchburg Saturday & Sunday Scout Notes Part II
July 23, 2020
PBR Limited Series Lynchburg Scout Notes Part II of III
Athletic, 6'1'', 165 pound frame. Possible two-way player at the next level. Bulldog and fierce competitor on the mound. Pounds the zone with three pitches and throws them in any count. Works quick with and up-tempo windup and delivery. Lands in-line with the plate with an upright finish. Quick arm speed through release throwing with loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot and easy effort. Fastball was 80-83 mph with slight arm-side run. Advanced feel for a 12/6 breaking ball at 70-74 mph and change-up that was 71 mph. Also hit lead-off and showed an ability to swing it. Balanced stance and small leg kick load. Short to the ball with extension through contact and feel for the barrel. Showed good patience and discipline with the ability to spoil pitches and stay alive in counts when down.
Strong, solid frame. One of the hottest hitters throughout the tournament. Showed a great feel for the barrel and ability to square the ball up. Hits from a balanced, rhythmic stance at the plate with a quiet, quick load. Stays short to the ball with a more level swing path, quick hands, bat speed and easy power to the alleys. Also worked on the mound for TEAM XP featuring a 78-80 mph fastball, 67-69 mph breaking ball with 11/5 shape and 73-74 mph change-up. Controlled wind-up and delivery. Throws with a full arm-circle over the top with regular effort. Lands in-line to the plate with some lower half drive and athletic finish.
Projectable 6'2'', 185 pound frame with plenty of room to fill out. Hits from a tall, open stance at the plate with a toe tap. Barrel stays short to the ball with extension past contact. Showed more of a pull-side approach with some pop. More power projected with added strength. Consistent loud contact.
Athletic, 5'8'', 140 pound frame. Showed great speed in centerfield all weekend chasing down balls int he gaps with ease. Hits from a balanced, slightly spread stance at the plate. Quick stride and attacks the ball with quick hands and bat speed without much of a load. Middle of the field line drive approach. Stays short to the ball with a more level swing path.
Strong, athletic 6'0'', 200 pound frame. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with a quick leg kick load with hands pre-set. Short and quick to the ball and showed a nice ability to keep the hands inside the ball and use the whole field. Solid middle of the field line drive approach with pop.
Matt Sappington 1B Archbishop Curley 2021
Projectable 6'1'', 170 pound frame with plenty of room to fill out. Found several barrels at the plate throughout the weekend. Quiet load with a toe tap. Stays short to the ball and long through the hitting zone. Showed good extension and power to the alleys.
Strong, 5'11'', 185 pound frame. Hits from a tall, open stance at the plate with feet closer together. Short, quiet load, strong hands, and present pop. Swings with intent and stays short to and behind the ball with good extension and a more uphill swing path.
Athletic 5'9'', 160 pound frame. Worked in relief mixing his pitches well and filling up the zone with strikes. Controlled side-step wind-up and kick-out stride down the mound. Throws with short arm action from a high three-quarter slot. Lands open to the plate with a slightly upright finish. Fastball sat 71-74 mph with slight arm-side run, breaking ball was 63-64 mph with 12/6 shape and change up was 64-65 mph.
Strong, athletic, 5'10'', 185 pound frame. Hits from a balanced stance with rhythm. Quick load and short stride. Stays behind and short to the ball with a strong lower half and balance throughout the swing. Slightly uphill swing path with extension through contact. Present strength in the swing and power to the alleys. Showed a solid gap-to-gap line drive approach staying within himself at the plate.
Physical, strong 6'3" 195 pound frame. Hits from a balanced stance with a rhythmic type back load and small leg kick at the plate, staying short with some hand separation. Loose hands with whippy type swing and present pop to the gaps. Showed extension through contact. Controlled, quick side step delivery with a high balance point. Gets over his front side well, falling off to the first base side. Showed great pace on the bump with a solid two-pitch mix. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot. Fastball sat 77-79 mph with a tight 67 mph breaking ball.
Strong, athletic, projectable frame. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with rhythm. Quick load and short stride. Stays behind the ball well with quick hands through the zone and balance throughout the swing. Showed solid barrel control through the zone with consistent loud contact and strong lower half involvement.
Big, solid, projectable frame. Works quick to the plate with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter arm slot. Quick side step and leg kick into a high balance point. Lands in line to the plate, finishing in an athletic position. Showed a solid three-pitch mix from the mound with command of all three. Fastball explodes out of the hand with slight arm side run and command that sat 86-88 mph, touching 89 mph a few times. Big breaking ball with 11/5 shape at 69-71 mph with a devastating swing and miss splitter at 73-75 mph with late bite downward.
Strong, athletic, projectable frame. Really impressed at the dish and in center field all weekend long. The swing plays at the dish with a balanced, middle of the field approach. Lined balls all over the yard with consistent hard contact. Smooth back load with good hand separation and smooth hand rhythm. Bat stays on plane through the zone with quick hands and fast bat speed. Solid extension through the zone and showed advanced speed on the bases. Athletic, quick footwork in the outfield with solid range gap-to-gap.
Athletic body type. Controlled side step windup and leg kick to a high balance point. Throws with short arm action from a low three-quarter arm slot. Showed solid arm side run on the fastball at 76-78 mph, touching 79 mph twice. Tight slider with late bite with 10/4 shape at 63-64 mph.
Tall, athletic body frame. Quick side-step delivery with high leg kick, finishing in an athletic position. Quick, fluid delivery with long, loose arm action from a three-quarter arm slot. Strong leg drive down the mound with easy effort. Showed command of his two-pitch mix, working both sides of the plate. Fastball played both sides of the plate at 74-77 mph with a big overhand curveball at 62-63 mph with 11/5 shape.
Strong, athletic body frame with room to fill out. Hits from a balanced stance at the plate with good hand rhythm and solid hand separation with a smooth back load. Whippy type swing with quick hands through the zone and solid extension past contact. Stays behind the ball well with a solid middle of the field approach. Showed some gap-to-gap pop.
Tall, lanky, athletic, projectable frame. Quick side-step delivery into a tall balance point with a high leg kick. Strong leg drive down the mound and throws with longer, loose arm action with a fluid delivery. High three-quarter arm slot and throws with easy effort. Fastball had slight arm side run with command to both sides of the plate and some sink to it. Fastball sat 75-78 mph with a big curveball at 60-62 with 12/6 shape.
Will Vernon OF Lexington Christian Academy 2021
Tall, athletic body frame with room to fill out. Hits from a balanced, square stance at the plate with slight hand rhythm. Some hand separation with a small leg kick and a quick, whippy type swing. Quiet approach with quick hands, good barrel control and a solid middle of the field approach.
Tall, lanky, athletic frame. Slight side-step windup and delivery. Strong lower half involvement and gets downhill quickly, getting over his front side well with short arm action from a three-quarter arm slot. Solid two-pitch mix with slight arm side run on fastball with some sink to it at 76-80 mph. Showed command of the breaking ball with big 12/6 shape at 69-70 mph.