Charlotte MegaStar Scout Day: Dual Player Analysis


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
North Carolina Director of Scouting & PBR Assoc Scout

PBR was at Olympic High School in Charlotte to run a scout day for the Charlotte MegaStars.  During the event, players were run through a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60, defensive work at their primary position, cage time, producing an exit velocity, and live BP on the field. 

PBR scouts, as well as several college coaches, were on hand to collect the information and begin to put evaluations on the players present.  Select players will also receive a professionally edited video to their PBR Profile page. 

Today we break down the dual pitcher and position players from the event.  Each arm threw a controlled bullpen for the PBR scouts and college coaches in attendance.  Position players took part in a complete pro-style workout.  Full evaluations include their stats from the day.  Select players received a PBR video from the workout as well, and those can be seen by clicking on the player's name to get to their PBR Profile Page.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of statistics from the event.

 

Charlotte MegaStar Scout Day: Dual Player Analysis

 

 

 

Nash Chelcun SS / RHP / Pine Lake, NC / 2022

5 foot 6, 145-pound young frame.  Hits from the right side using a balanced, relaxed setup.  Smooth, fluid load getting his weight to his back leg.  Rhythm to his swing with a gap to gap approach.  Flatter bat path with average barrel awareness.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 78 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with active feet and average hands.  Funnels to the midsection after catch, using a short arm action with an accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 76 mph.  Recorded a 7.26 in the 60.
Around the zone with a 2-pitch mix.  Fastball worked on-line, with some up/down misses, sitting 72-75.  Downer breaking ball has a slight hump out of the hand, thrown with good hand speed, sitting 63-65.  Landed the breaking ball regularly in the bullpen.  Works level, in-line, and land square with some rhythm through the delivery.  Long arm swing fights some stiffness getting to an over-the-top slot.  Hand works out of his sleeve as it transitions to release.  Chance to throw a lot of strikes moving forward.

 

 

Cole Hart C / RHP / Mountain Island, NC / 2022

5 foot 11, 170-pound lanky build.  Offensively he works from the right side using a balanced setup.  Hands work back during his load with a short stride.  Quick hands with some barrel awareness.  Works mostly middle to his pull side with some strength in his swing.  Better than average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 81 mph.  Quick feet behind the plate, with a quick transfer across his chest, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm to second base with pop times recorded at 1.95-2.08.  Positional velocity from a crouched position topped at 76 mph.  Recorded a 6.84 in the 60.
Projection is left with a quick arm on the mound.  Simple delivery with a slight side step and kick to the belt.  Short, scap loading, arm action to a high-3/4 slot.  Good rhythm, repeating the delivery.  Works level and on-line, landing square.  Loose arm gets extension.  Fastball at 76-79, complimented by a breaking ball at 60-63.  Spin works to create a 12/6, downer type action.  Late action, there is a slight hump out of the hand.  Landed the breaking ball with consistency.

 

 

Alex Rosen 2B / OF / Charlotte Christian, NC / 2022

5 foot 7, 146-pound average build.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup, sitting in his legs.  Hands work back during his load with a short stride.  Looks to get extension with a gap to gap approach.  Some stiffness creates an inconsistent bat path.  Found more barrels his second round of batting practice.  Exit velocity recorded at 77 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with quick, choppy feet and average hands.  Clean exchanges with an accurate arm across the diamond from a high ¾ slot.  Throws topped at 76 mph to first base. Recorded a 7.18 in the 60.
Occasional run to the fastball at 74-77, flooding the zone with the fastball.  Good feel for a slider as well at 67-69.  Around it at times it could flatten, but flashed short 11/5 tilt.  Some rhythm through a repeatable delivery, staying level and working on-line, landing with a closed foot at foot-strike.  Falls to the 1B side, lacking some extension, especially on the slider.  Long arm swing with some stiffness, working to a high-3/4 slot.

 

 

Davis Wagner RHP / 1B / Lake Norman, NC / 2022

6 foot 4, 180-pound build.  Slow tempo to his delivery on the mound starting with small step to the side going into an average leg lift.  Slightly across his body to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Fastball has some down angle working at 68-71 mph.  Filled up the zone with it, getting arm side run at times.  Looks to get 12/6 break on his curveball at 63-66 mph.  Flashed a changeup at 66 mph.  Lacks feel for his secondary pitches but throws strikes with his fastball. 
Hits from the right side with a balanced setup and his hands starting close to his head.  Hands work down and back during his load with a short stride.  Works mostly middle to his pull side with his barrel getting long to the ball.  Slightly uphill path through contact with his exit velocity recorded at 81 mph.  Average hands at first base with his feet stopping at catch.  Some accuracy to his throws from an over the top slot.  Positional velocity topped at 65 mph.  Recorded a 7.35 in the 60.

 

 

Jeremy Beamon RHP / 1B / Providence, NC / 2021

Athletic 6-foot-4, 208 pound frame.  Physical with broad shoulders and room to continue to add strength.  High leg kick with loose hips working level, on-line and land square.  Long arm swing fights through some stiffness to an over-the-top slot.  Works tall through balance.  Some effort.  Fastball occasionally cuts, sitting 80-81.  Works inside his change-up with his hand position, creating early fade.  Around the zone, landing more as he threw more, the change ranged 74-76.  Breaking ball is still developing, erratic with 12/6 tilt when he gets extension.  Occasionally the hand works around the breaking ball creating looser side spin.  Curveball sat 70-71.
Switch hitter.  Sets up athletic and relaxed from both sides of the plate.  Short stride from both sides and the hands get back.  His load can get rushed at times.  Quick hands from both sides with strength in his swing.  Gets extension out front with some barrel whip.  Swing is a little longer with a more uphill path from the left side.  More feel for the barrel from the right side.  Some rawness is present but has projection from both sides.  Above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 88 mph.  Average hands on the infield with fluid feet.  Shows flashes of rhythm to the feel and hands.  Arm has some carry across the diamond throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Positional velocity topped at 80 mph.  Recorded a 7.44 in the 60.

 

 

Kunal Handa RHP / 1B / Cannon, NC / 2021

Lanky, still maturing, standing 6-foot-5, 190 pounds.  Occasional run to the fastball at 73-76, landing the pitch more often as the bullpen grew longer.  Breaking ball is still developing, fighting for a consistent release point at 55-57.  Slight hump out of the hand, it has early, gradual 11/5 tilt with good hand speed through release.  Big body is still working to find rhythm, staying level and in-line, landing square.  Short arm action, works to load the scap.  Elbow can work above the shoulder line at times, getting to a ¾ release.
Hits from the right side with a balanced setup with some barrel waggle.  Gets his weight back during his load with little hand movement.  Barrel works mostly level through the zone with a gap to gap approach and staying under control.  Exit velocity recorded at 69 mph and should improve as the body matures.  Uses a long arm action at first base, throwing from a ¾ slot.  Feet stop at catch, lacking rhythm with some stiffness in the hands.  Positional velocity topped at 68 mph.  Recorded a 7.54 in the 60.

 

 

Jake Knepp 3B / RHP / Providence , NC / 2021

6 foot, 170-pound average build.  Plays through ball on the infield looking to get around the ball with his feet working to first base.  Average hands funneling to the midsection after catch.  Fights to get his feet and hands in rhythm at times.  Clean transfers with a short arm action and the ability to throw form different slots.  Accurate arm across the diamond with some carry that topped at 81 mph.  Hits from the right side of the plate and looks to stay in the middle of the field with a controlled approach.  Lined some balls out during batting practice showing some feel for the barrel with average bat speed. Exit velocity recorded at 89 mph.  Recorded a 7.61 in the 60.
Stretch only.  High leg kick to the top of the chest with some pelvic tilt upwards, throwing his shoulders behind his hips as he leaves balance.  Some rhythm as the shoulders create some uphill leverage.  Works on-line and lands square with the foot.  Medium arm swing with better than average hand speed.  Works to stay tall, with some effort to the over-the-top slot.  Fastball has arm side run to the arm side and cuts to the glove side, ranging 79-81.  Showed feel for controlling the fastball in the zone.  Change-up has run, creating some deception with solid hand speed at 74-75, landing it consistently.

 

 

Logan Rogers OF / LHP / Jesse C. Carson , NC / 2020

5 foot 10, 185-pound strong, athletic build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced, relaxed setup.  Has a toe tap during his load with a short stride.  Drove the ball during batting practice with a gap to gap approach.  Loose hands with a fluid swing and present strength.  Better than average barrel awareness with bat speed through the zone, getting extension out front.  Exit velocity recorded at 90 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with rhythm to the feet and hands.  Clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Accurate arm with carry that topped at 85 mph.  Recoded a 7.40 in the 60.
All three pitches in the zone with the ability to let each play against hitters.  Fastball has run out of the hand at 77-80.  Change-up has deception out of the hand with solid hand speed, straight at 72-74.  Breaking ball is still maturing to find a consistent shape, wiggling between a gradual 12/6 or 11/5 action at 66-69.  Landed the spin with good hand speed.  Some rhythm through the delivery, finding it easier to repeat the delivery as the bullpen wore on.  Works level, and in-line, landing square with the foot.  Long arm swing, with some effort through an over-the-top release with average hand speed.

 

 

Clint Turner SS / RHP / Kings Mountain, NC / 2021

6 foot 1, 150-pound athletic build with room to add strength.  Hits from the right side using a balanced, athletic setup.  Small leg kick during his load with a short stride and the barrel working to a vertical position during the load. Fluid swing working mostly middle to his pull side.  Has some strength making some hard contact during batting practice.  Above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Average hands on the infield using short, choppy steps working to the ball.  Funnels to the belt after catch with clean transfers, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm across the diamond with some carry that topped at 79 mph.  Recorded a 7.27 in the 60.
Smooth, fluid, easy delivery on the mound.  Long, clean arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Filled up the strike zone with three pitches.  Fastball sat at 79-81 mph, topping at 82 mph.  His slider is his best secondary pitch at 73-75 mph with some bite to it.  Landed his curveball for strikes with 11/5 action and gradual break at 61-63 mph.  Changeup has fade at 67-69 mph.  Overall a strike thrower who should see his stuff jump as he adds strength to his athletic frame.

 

 

Zac Tyndall RHP / 3B / Concord 1st Assembly , NC / 2021

6 foot 2, 160-pound lanky build.  Right hander uses a long arm action with the ball coming out of a high ¾ slot.  Fastball has some run and sink working at 71-76 mph.  Feel for his curveball with 11/5 tilt and gradual break at 57-59 mph.  Gets arm side run on his changeup at 65 mph. Overall a strike thrower with regular effort to his delivery. 
Offensively he works from the right side with a balanced setup, sitting in his legs.  Smooth load with his weigh and hands working back.  Works mostly middle to his pull side, squaring some balls up to left field. Barrel works level through the zone, getting long at times.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 77 mph.  Accurate arm from first base with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Lacks some rhythm to the feet and hands with his feet stopping at catch.  Positional velocity topped at 70 mph.  Recorded a 7.65 in the 60.