Charlotte MegaStar Scout Day: Infielder Analysis

Matt Payne
Associate Scout, PBR North Carolina

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 infielders from the event.  The infielders were able to go through a complete workout including taking live ground balls and live BP.  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 PBR Scout Day: Infielder Analysis




Jack Weaver 3B / RHP / South Rowan , NC / 2021

5 foot 7, 155-pound build.  Right handed hitter.  Balanced, athletic setup.  Rhythmic pre-pitch working to a simple stride with the bat working from a flat position to a 45 degree angle at launch.  Head is stable.   Average bat speed with good feel for the barrel.  Line drives, working the middle of the field.  Balanced through the finish with good turn from the backside.  Exit velocity peaked at 78 mph.  Defensively, works to center the ball, average hands, funneling to the midsection.  Some length in the exchange, working to a long arm swing and over-the-top slot.  Average accuracy with a positional velocity of 76 mph across the diamond.  Ran a 7.96 sixty.



Jackson Wolfe 2B / SS / William A Hough, NC / 2022

5 foot 9, 150-pound average build.  Offensively he works from the right side using a balanced, relaxed setup.  Hands work back during his load with a short stride.  Gap to gap approach with a short path to the ball.  Tries to keep his barrel in the zone and hit line drives with some barrel awareness.  Exit velocity recorded at 77 mph and should jump as he adds strength.  Plays through balls on the infield with active feet and average hands.  Clean transfers, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm to first base that topped at 74 mph.  Recorded a 7.54 in the 60.



Riane Franklin 2B / SS / Hickory Grove Christian , NC / 2021

5 foot 9, 145-pound lanky build.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup and his hands above his back shoulder.  Uses a leg kick during his load with his hands working back.  Stays short to the ball when he syncs his feet and hands up during the load. Works mostly middle to his pull side with average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 77 mph.  Average hands on the infield showing flashes of rhythm to the feet and hands.  Funnels to the midsection after catch with the ability to use different slots.  Some accuracy across the diamond with his throws topping at 75 mph.  Recorded a 7.49 in the 60. 



Jaylen Palmer-Hill 3B / OF / East Mecklenburg , NC / 2021

5 foot 6, 155-pound athletic, strong build.  Hits from the right side using an open setup.  Small leg kick during his load diving back into the plate.  Strong lower half that gets through the ball when his front foot gets planted.  Loose, quick hands and looks to do damage during batting practice. Gets big at times with pop to his pull side.  Above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 88 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with quick feet and average hands.  Clean transfers to a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 80 mph.  Average hands on the infield, working through the ball.  Fights to get hands and feet in sync at times.  Accurate arm to first base that topped at 71 mph. Recorded a 6.73 in the 60.