Top Prospect Games II: Outfield Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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30 players from across the Old Line State, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, participated in this year's PBR Maryland Top Prospect Games II at Mount St. Mary's University. Players were put through a pro-style workout and played a simulated game in front of our PBR Maryland scouting staff with Trackman and Blast also on hand to record data. Below are evaluations on the five outfielders from the event. 

 

Outfielders

(Listed Alphabetically)

Conner Breitenbach OF / OF / Century, MD / 2021

Body: 5’11’’, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame.  
Hit: LHH. Hits from a balanced, square, slightly crouched stance at the plate. Short, compact stride with really nice hand separation. Stays behind the ball well with quick hands and bat speed through the zone. Solid balance throughout swing with strong extension through the zone and past contact. Ball comes off the bat well with some lower half involvement. Finishes swing strong with two hands and a solid gap-to-gap line drive approach.  
Power: 92 mph exit velocity per TrackMan during BP. Present gap-to-gap pop with more projected. 
Arm: LH. OF - 78 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a mid three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball in the outfield with quick, active feet. Fields the ball to the outside of the foot with solid momentum towards the target. Clean exchange with a slight glove tap into strong, accurate throws. 
Run: 6.88 60-yard time.


PJ Gunther OF / OF / Queen Anne's County, MD / 2021

Body: 6’0’’, 175 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, square stance at the plate. Rhythmic back load with a toe tap stride and some hand separation. Short to the ball with a level swing path and two-handed finish. Stays behind the ball at contact with limited lower half involvement and a tendency to cut finish short at times. Gap-to-gap line drive approach. 
Power: 86 mph exit velocity per TrackMan during BP. 
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball in the outfield and stays low to the ground. Fields it out in front on the glove hand side of the body. 
Run: 7.36 60-yard time.


Chase Miller OF / OF / River Hill, MD / 2021

Body: 6’1’’, 155 pounds. Strong, athletic body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly crouched stance at the plate. Smooth back load with good hand separation. Quiet, relaxed body with hands pre-set. Smooth, easy level swing path with quick hands and fast bat speed through the zone. Solid balance through contact with solid extension through contact. Some lower half involvement, finishing strong with two hands. Gap-to-gap line drive approach with barrel control and consistent hard contact. 
Power: 87 mph exit velocity per TrackMan during BP. Some pull side pop present. 
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball well with quick, relaxed, fluid actions. Fields the ball to the outside of the foot with clean exchanges and accurate throws. 
Run: 6.53 60-yard time.


Gabriel Ruiz OF / C / Paint Branch, MD / 2023

Body: 6’1’’, 160 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, square, slightly crouched stance at the plate. Rhythmic back load with some hand separation and a smaller leg kick into a shorter stride. Stays behind the ball well with quick hands through the zone. Some lower half involvement with solid extension through the zone and past contact. Strong one handed finish with a more level swing path. Gap-to-gap line drive approach.   
Power: 89 mph exit velocity per TrackMan during BP. Some present pull side pop with more projected as his body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball well with quick, active feet. Fields the ball out in front on the glove hand side and shows consistent clean exchanges. 
Run: 7.21 60-yard time.


Evan Stefanovich OF / 2B / Severna Park , MD / 2021

Body: 5’7’’, 140 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, upright, square stance at the plate. Hands pre-set with solid hand separation into a smooth back load. Medium sized leg kick with some hip explosion. Rhythmic, repeatable swing with quick hands through the zone. Shows strong balance through contact with solid extension. Some lower half involvement with a slightly uphill swing path. Middle of the field line drive approach.  
Power: 86 mph exit velocity per TrackMan during BP. Some pull side pop present. 
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Throws with longer arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball well with momentum towards the throw. Quick, active feet, fielding the ball out in front to the outside of the foot. Quick, clean exchanges with accurate throws that showed some carry. 
Run: 7.38 60-yard time.

 

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