Rawlings A's Prospects Scout Day Analysis




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By Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Scouting Director

Today we begin our analysis breakdown of the Rawlings A's Prospects fall scout day. Below you will find out analysis on each player. Stay tuned as we continue throughout with more analysis breakdown.

Ian Adams OF Old Mill 2019
Compact frame at 5-foot-6, 130-pounds. Hits from a slightly open set up. Has a short load with double tap to hitting position. Has a level swing path that gets in and out of the zone. Shows nice balance in swing and does get lower half involved. Has quick hands through the zone. Active feet in the outfield. Sound footwork with a clean exchange. Shorter arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Throws were accurate at 74 mph. Nice first step quickness and runs a 7.19 60-yard dash with a 4.30 home-to-first time.

Wesley Adams 3B Severna Park 2020
Projectable athletic frame at 5-foot-8, 135-pounds. Hits from an athletic slightly open set up. Smooth load and double tap. Level swing path with some lower half usage. Quick hands and some potential as he gets stronger. Gets out of balance at times. Active feet in the infield. Quick exchange and short arm action throwing from a low ¾ arm slot. Nice base as a young player and could be one to keep an eye on as he continues to get stronger and mature.

Brandon Austin OF Kent Island 2019
Athletic projectable frame at 5-foot-10, 140-pounds. Hits from a slightly open athletic set up. Short leg kick to hitting position. Shorter swing path with quick hands in and out of the zone. Gets some lower half involvement and shows some rhythm throughout. Spray type hitter. Sound actions in the outfield. Clean exchange and has a loose arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Throws have run on them and are accurate at 76 mph. Ran a 7.60 60-yard dash.

Caleb Bailey 1B/OF Old Mill 2020
Projectable frame with room to grow and fill out. Ran a 7.06 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced, slightly closed set up. Has a level swing path with quick hands. Average bat speed and has balanced throughout and does display some rhythm. Simple swing with nice foundation. Active feet at first with sound actions and clean exchange. Sound arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Short arm action from the outfield with clean actions. Throws are accurate at 70 mph.

Janah Baney C Landsdowne 2020
Athletic frame at 5-foot-9, 130-pounds. Hits from a balanced set up. Short load with small leg kick to hitting position. Shorter swing path, nice bat control, gets around at times, quick hands. Shows potential for some bat speed. Active feet in the infield. Clean hands sound exchange and loose arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Athletic actions. Ran a 7.39 60-yard dash. Interesting prospect to keep an eye on in the 2020 class.

Dhane Blair OF St. Mary’s 2020
Compact frame at 5-foot-4, 125-pounds. First step wuickness with a 6.95 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly open athletic set up. Short load with leg kick to hitting position.  Quick hands and has nice bat speed at young age.  Shorter swing path with some rhythm and balance. Active feet in the outfield. Clean hands and exchange throwing with a short arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Throws are accurate and have some carry on them at 73 mph. Ran a 4.15 home to first. One to follow in the 2020 class.

Corey Bodnar OF Severna Park 2020
Projectable frame at 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. Ran a 7.09 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic set up short load with shorter swing path. Stays inside ball well at plate. Quick hands and gets some lower half usage with some balance. Could get some better extension at times through contact.  Active Feet in the outfield with clean exchange throwing from a lower ¾ arm angle. Throws are accurate at 70 mph. Solid foundation at the plate and is one to keep an eye on in the 2020 class.

McCormick Buchner LHP/OF St. Mary’s 2020
Athletic projectable frame at 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Ran a 6.79 60-yard dash. Hits from an open set up. Smooth load to hitting position slightly closed off. Level swing path and shows some extension. Gets around the ball at times. Creates nice bat speed and has blance throughout swing. Active feet in the outfield. Lcean exchange and sound arm action throwing from a low side arm angle from the outfield. Outfield velocity of 78 mph with an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also is a pitching prospect.

Nick Cinquanto SS St. Mary’s 2019
Compact frame at 5-foot-6, 155-pounds. Ran a 6.90 60-yard dash on slightly downhill track. Hits from a balanced set up. Short quick load with short swing path and quick hands. Stays through contact in swing with nice rhythm and blance throughout. Active feet in the infield. Advanced, smooth actions for age. Soft hands with clean exchange. Has a short arm action throwing fro a high ¾ slot.

Brandon Cook RHP/OF St. Mary’s 2018
Athletic lanky frame with length at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Ran a 6.65 on a slightly downhill track. Hits from an athletic slightly open set up. Smooth load to hitting position. Level swing path with quick hands through the zone. Shows nice rhythm and blance throughout. Sprays the gaps. Sound footwork in the outfield. Clean exchange with a loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot. Throws have carry o the and are accurate up to 89 mph…Build up delivery with loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot. Creats fast arm speed through release. Does get some lower half involvement. Fastball has slight sink to the pitch up to 85 on the day. Breaking ball showed tight rotation and later break with 11/5 shape. Threw a splitter with later dive to the pitch at 72 mph.  High ceiling athlete with more room to grow.

Kamau Cooley SS  Avalon 2018
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Switch hitting prospect. RH. Balanced set up short load and level swing path through the baseball. Simple swing with no extra movement. LH wider set up, with similar short load. Level swing path with better bat speed and more free hands through contact. Active feet in the infield. Clean hands and exchange, throwing from a ¾ slot with a shorter arm action…Controlled, build up delivery that gathers momentum through leg kick then a slight pause and glide. Shorter arm action throwing from an almost over the top slot. Fastball has slight sink on the pitch at 76 mph. Breaking ball has shorter breaking with 10/4 action on the pitch at 69 mph. Change up cuts at times at 72 mph.

Richard Cosgrove 2B/RHP Southern 2018
compact frame with room for growth at 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Hits from a square set up at the plate. Bigger leg kick for load. Shorter swing path staying inside the baseball with average bat speed. Active feet and solid fundamentals defensively.  Shorter arm action throwing from ¾ angle with average carry across the diamond. Should continue to get stronger and increase footspeed with a nice foundation mechanically…Controlled delivery with slight drop-n-drive style. Longer sound arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Could get more of his lower half involved to get direction towards the plate. Should help stay consistent working downhill and better hand positioning. Fastball has slight run to the pitch at 72 mph. Breaking ball has shorter 11/5 action at 61 mph. Throws a splitter with diving action at 67 mph.

Alex Crocamo RHP/ OF Centennial 2018
Athletic projectable frame at 6-foot, 165-pounds. Hits from a balanced set up. Short, quick load. Short bat path with some extension through contact. Gets some lower half involved. Could get better rhythm in load to generate some more pop. Nice balance throughout. Sound actions from the outfield. Clean exchange, works thru the ball well. Long, loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot. Throws have some carry on them and gets run on his throws with some carry at 78 mph…..Quicker tempo delivery and repeats well. Long loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Gets nice lower half drive, and needs to work on hip load for more dynamic balance to stride foot landing. Continued work on hand positioning. Fastball has slight sink at 76 mph. Breaking ball has short, 10/4 action with good rotation, and show potential. Change up has fade at 68 mph.

Sam Daniels 3B/RHP St. Mary’s 2020
Young still growing frame at 5-foot-8, 140-pounds. Hits from an open set up with short load to hitting position. Short, level swing path with some extension through contact. Showed nice lower half and balance throughout. Active feet at the corner. Clean hands and exchange, with a loose arm action throwing from a ¾ slot. Throws were accurate and worked through ball well…Controlled, build up style delivery. Gets nice lower half usage with some hip load. Lands square and quiet to the plate. Loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot. Fastball has slight run on the pitch at 73 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 action on it with nice rotation at 65. Change up showed dive to the pitch with fastball arm speed.

Dylan Dilts OF/RHP Southern 2018
Projectable frame at 6-foot, 130-pounds. Ran a 7.47 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly open set up. Big lg kick in load. Shorter swing path in and out of the zone with average bat speed. Average balance throughout. Clean hands in the outfield. Fluid actions long loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Throws are accurate and have average carry on them at 76 mph…side step delivery from stretch position. Long loose arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot. Gets slow lower half involvement. Could get better posture working towards the plate. Fastball has slight sink on the pitch at 74 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 action with big depth on the pitch and gradual break at 63 mph.

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