PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato: Infielder Evaluations


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato event took place on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The event was held at the new Maverick All-Sports Dome in Mankato, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 grad classes; and included many breakout performances from this year's participants. Players showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches in attendance. 

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato event.

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Below we have listed the evaluations for players in attendance by position.


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INFIELDER EVALUATIONS

Kadam Brinkman, Marshall, 2022 
Position Profile:
2B
Body: 5-8, 144lbs
Defense: Sits back to field, glove flips out.  Tends to field ball deep
Arm: RH, 66 mph arm strength. Fade carry and average accuracy
Hit: RHH, Hitch in load, Flat swing plane with short finish.  Middle approach with inconsistent line drive contact
Power: 74 mph exit velocity
Run: 8.01 - 60

Ben Callies, Fargo Davies, 2021 
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170lbs.  Athletic
Defense: Feet work around to field.  Glove is stiff, makes routine play
Arm: RH, 83 mph arm strength with good carry and inconsistent accuracy
Hit: RHH, Slightly open and balanced.  Aggressive swing.  Some length to contact.  Middle approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.15 - 60

Johnny Checheris, Chanhassen, 2023 
Position Profile:
RHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 180lbs
Arm: RH, 76 mph.  Long arm action with good accuracy
Hit: LHH, Toe tap trigger.  Some length in load.  Swing plane works down and flat.  Aggressive swing.  Middle approach with fly ball contact.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity
Run: 8.07 runner. 

Zach Dilley, Apple Valley, 2021
Position Profile: 2B
Body: 5-7, 150lbs
Defense: Heavy feet, stays low, tends to field ball deep
Arm: RH, 73 mph arm strength. Average carry and accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Slightly open.  Leg lift trigger.  Hands push back.  Aggressive swing.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.51 - 60

Caleb Dose, Sibley East, 2021 
Position Profile:
SS
Body: 6-2, 170lbs, longer frame.
Defense: Squats to field.  Glove is deep and stiff.
Arm: RH, 74 mph arm strength. Some push through release.  Average carry and accuracy
Hit: RHH, Starts square.  Strides open.  Middle approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.94 - 60

Anders Fering, Blue Earth, 2021 
Position Profile:
1B
Body: 6-3, 215lbs.  Physical
Defense: Moves athletically. Good glove.  Makes routine play
Arm: RH, 70 mph arm strength with average carry
Hit: LHH, Wider stance, small load.  Inside out swing path.  Mid/opp approach.  Flashes strength in barrel.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.14 - 60

Matt Friedges, New Prague, 2022 
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 180lbs. Athletic
Defense: Average feet.  Tends to sit back.  Average glove.
Arm: RH, 78 mph arm strength with average carry
Hit: LHH, Open and balanced.  Sits over back side.  Uphill swing plane. Mid/pull approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Average barrel contact
Power: 87 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.25 - 60

Owen Hilke, Kenyon-Wannamingo, 2021 
Position Profile:
LHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 230lbs
Defense: Sits back to field.  Glove is stiff.  Makes routine play
Arm: LH, 75 mph arm strength. Sling action with tail to carry/
Hit: LHH, Weights slightly back.  Inside/out swing.  Swing plane works down to contact.  Ground ball to fly ball contact.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.68 - 60

Sam Knowles, New Ulm Cathedral, 2022 
Position Profile:
RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 195lbs.  Projectable
Defense: Good feet and average glove.  Moves around bag
Arm: 77 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Balanced start.  Swings down to contact.  Middle approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.30 - 60

Dalton Maxwell, Kasson-Mantoville, 2021 
Position Profile:
1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 225lbs
Defense: Sits back to field.  Glove is stiff and deep.
Arm: RH, 78 mph arm strength.
Hit: RHH, Slightly open balanced stance.  Leg lift trigger.  Uphill swing plane with a short finish.  Middle approach with groundball to fly ball contact.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.87 - 60

Wyatt Miller, Mahtomedi, 2021 
Position Profile:
3B
Body: 6-0, 180lbs
Defense: Average active feet.  Glove is stiff.
Arm: RH, 74 mph arm strength, average carry and accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Wide stance with high handset.  Shoulder load.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Shows average pop.  Some effort through swing.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.27 - 60

Braden Mlenar, Rochester Lourdes, 2022 
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165lbs.
Defense: Average feet and glove.  Makes routine play.
Arm: RH, 72 mph arm strength with longer arm action.  Average accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Balanced stance.  Long load and hand drop.  Flat to down swing plane.  Ground ball to fly ball contact with middle approach
Power: 76 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.52 - 60

Tyler Nelson, Northfield, 2021 
Position Profile:
RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 194lbs
Defense: Fields ball deep.  Sits back to field.  Starts and stops feet
Arm: RH, 79 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy
Hit: RHH, Upright and open.  Lift through contact.  Middle approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.25 - 60

Cameron Prochaska, New Prague, 2022 
Position Profile:
1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 210lbs
Defense: Average feet and stiff glove.  Makes routine play
Arm: LH, 75 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry
Hit: LHH, Shoulder width and high handset. Small load, aggressive swing.  Inside/out swing path.  Uses the whole field with groundball to fly ball contact
Power: 85 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.69 - 60

Ian Regal, Rochester Mayo, 2023 
Position Profile:
LHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 150lbs
Defense: Average feet, fields high.  Makes routine play. 
Arm: LH, 76 mph arm strength with average accuracy
Hit: LHH, Weight slightly back, knee to knee load.  Sits back through swing.  Middle approach with fly
ball contact.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.71 - 60

Joe Sperry, Rochester Lourdes, 2022 
Position Profile:
3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 225lbs
Defense: Sits back to field, feet are heavy.  Average glove, makes routine play
Arm: RH, 72 mph arm strength.  Slight fade and average accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Slightly open and stays open through swing.  Simple load.  Pushes barrel through contact.  Middle approach with line drive contact.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.97 – 60

Cole Stanchina, Northfield, 2021 
Position Profile:
LHP/1B
Body: Long and wiry
Defense: Good feet and stays behind
Arm: LH, 80 mph arm strength with average carry and good accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Open and upright.  Rhythm in load.  Sits back through swing.  Middle approach with ground ball to fly ball contact
Power: 82 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.01 – 60

Zach Thompson, East Ridge, 2020
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 160lbs athletic
Defense: Works around ball to field.  Stays low.  Some stiffness in glove.
Arm: RH, 82 mph arm strength, with good carry and accuracy
Hit: RHH, wider stance.  Small load.  Swings dives into contact.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity
Run: 6.83 - 60

Sy Wallaraf, DeLaSalle, 2020 
Position Profile:
2B
Body: 5-10, 170lbs
Defense: Average feet.  Stiff glove and fields high.
Arm: RH, 70 mph arm strength.  Good carry and accuracy
Hit: RHH, Slightly open wider stance.  Small load, hands push back.  Slight arm bar.  Mid/pull approach with line drive contact.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.21 runner