Charlotte MegaStar Scout Day: Pitchers


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

On Wednesday May 30th the Charlotte MegaStars held a Scout Day with Prep Baseball Report of North Carolina.  The Scout Day allowed the players from the MegaStars program to run through a full pro-style workout with players collecting verified stats from our independent service.  PBR Scouts were on hand to evaluate each prospect and players had the choice to add the evaluation and a video to their personal PBR profiles.

The updated statistics, evaluation, and video allow for a full PBR profile that can be shared with over 900 college coaches and Universities that subscribe to PBR.  With college and pro evaluators on hand, several players stood out, and have developed over the past few months. 

The final primary positional group we look at is the pitchers.  A total of eight primary pitchers threw a lot of strikes on the day.  Several intriguing younger body types that may be follows as they continue to add strength were part of the day.  Lefty Anthony Alejandro (LHP/OF, 2019) flashes a lot of athleticism on the mound and in the outfield.  Jordan Little (RHP, 2021) is lanky and projectable.  His final three pitches of the bullpen sat 83-84.

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Charlotte MegaStar Scout Day Quick Hitters:
+ 36 players took part in the workout
+ 7 players ran a sub-7.10 sixty
+ 9 position players were above 80 mph from their position
+ 2 outfielders showed arm strength topping 86 mph
+ All four catchers recorded at least one pop time of 2.15 or better
+ 32 hitters recorded an exit velocity with the top being 91 mph and 14 at 85 or better
+ 16 pitchers threw bullpens… 2019 LHP touched 86 and a 2021 RHP was up to 84

 

Pitcher Analysis

 

Anthony Alejandro LHP / OF / Westminster Catawba Christian School , SC / 2019


5 feet 10, 150-pound athletic build. Strength and quickness are present.  Fastball ranges 83-86, straight and hard, working down hill. Straight it jumps out of the hand.  Choppy through the delivery, working from a slow pace to a quick pace with an exaggerated finish. Long arm actions, reaching away from the body and working behind the body line.  Better than average hand speed gets to an over-the-top release. Front side will occasionally leave the arm behind creating some stress and rotation. Athletic enough to be on time more often than not.  Change up is a Fork-ball ranging 71-72, tumbling out of the hand with deceptive hand speed and sink. Breaking ball sat 65-68, slowing the arm some to get on time, with gradual 1/7 tilt. Lacked the feel on breaking ball he shows with fastball and change-up.
Good athlete, turning in a 6.85 sixty.  Offensively, hits from the left side using an athletic, balanced setup. Shows a smooth load with good rhythm getting his weight back then using a short stride. Gets his lower half through the ball with his barrel working short to the ball and getting good extension out front. Shows a gap to gap approach with the ability to hit line drives and keep his barrel in the zone. Stays fluid with good balance and above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 87 mph. In the outfield he athletically plays through balls with quick, fluid feet and soft hands with clean exchanges. Shows a long arm action leading to a high ¾ slot with an accurate arm and carry to his throws, measuring 88 out of the hand.

 

 

Graham Brown RHP / OF / Hickory Ridge , NC / 2020

 

Lanky, thin 6-foot-1, 140 pound frame.  Projection is left as he continues to fill out the frame.  Fastball around the zone, erratic at times, sat 77-79 with some arm-side run.  Average to slightly better arm speed working with a long arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Regular effort, with an average leg kick. Fights for rhythm while working level. Lands slightly across his body, landing square with the foot.  Change-up has some deception with hand speed and arm side run. Feel for the pitch at 71-73. Breaking ball is around the zone, lacking command at 68-69.  Gradual 11/5 tilt.


 

 

Chase Drinkard RHP / 3B / Jesse C Carson, NC / 2020


Thick 5-foot-10, 205 pound frame.  Fastball saw 74-75 for most of the bullpen.  Slight run and flooded the zone. Change-up sticks in the hand at times settling at 69-72.  Straight, the arm is slowed some on release. Breaking ball sweeps at 67-69 with gradual tilt.  Inconsistent shape, at times just spinning through the zone. Some effort with a long arm swing and average hand speed getting to a ¾ release.  Level, falls off to the 1B side slightly on finish.

 

 

Logan Harris RHP / OF / Olympic , NC / 2020

 

Average 6 feet 2, 195-pound build. Strength is present.  Stretch only on the mound. Fastball is straight with feel for the zone at 75-78.  Straight change-up flooded the zone at 68-71. Deception with the hand speed mimicking the fastball.  Slider has side to side action at 71-73. Slows the arm some, with gradual break out of the hand. Around the zone with all three pitches, uses a short, loose arm action to load the scapular as he gets to a high-¾ slot.  Smooth rhythm, working level and in-line. Lands square with the toe.
Hits from the right side using a balanced, athletic setup. Uses a toe tap in his load with his bat working short to ball showing feel for his barrel. Shows a more pull type approach with his barrel working level through the zone, getting extension but getting long at times. In the outfield he shows average hands with clean exchanges and short arm action working to a high ¾ slot with some accuracy to his throws at 81 mph from the position.  Ran a 7.56 sixty.


 

 

Matt Heiman LHP / OF / Pinecrest, NC / 2019

 

Average 5-foot-9, 155 pound frame.  Three pitches in the zone. Fastball is straight at 72-74.  Change-up works off fastball well with hand speed and run at 63-65.  Good feel with the ability to fade the change. Breaking ball has a slight hump out of the hand and gradual 12/6 tilt at 64.  Some rhythm with a long, loose, over-the-top release. Slight crossfire in foot strike, staying level and working to finish in an athletic position.


 

 

Daniel Jones RHP / OF / Carmel Christian, NC / 2021


Young frame.  Average build at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds.  Lots of maturation ahead. Slightly coiled at balance, works to uncoil into the foot strike.  Level with some rhythm, lands square. Long arm swing and average arm speed get to a high-¾ slot.  Fastball has run sitting 78-79. Change-up is straight, working with near fastball hand speed at 70-71.  Has feel for the zone with the change. Breaking ball tumbles with a gradual 12/6 tilt. Has feel at 67-69.

 

 

Jordan Little OF / RHP / Hickory Grove Christian , NC / 2021

 

6 feet 3, 165-pound lanky, projectable build. High ceiling potential on the mound.  Long limbs work with a long, loose arm arc. Better than average arm speed get to a high-¾ slot.  Fastball up to 84, ranging 78-84 with occasional run. Breaking ball is still maturing as the hand works around the pitch at times.  60-64 with gradual 11/5 action. Body can tend to run away from the pitch some. Change-up is a split finger at 64-65. Some effort with a lot of arms and legs, working level and in-line, landing square and athletic.
Lanky and maturing there is quickness and a feel for the body.  Ran a 7.09 sixty. Offensively he works from the left side with a tall, balanced setup. Uses a bigger leg kick for his load and get his lower half through the ball when he is on time with his exit velocity recorded at 88 mph. Shows a more pull type approach looking to get extension but gets long at times causing his barrel to work in and out of zone to quick. Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands and clean exchanges generating good momentum into his throws.  Long arm action working to a high ¾ slot with accurate throws. Arm peaked at 86 from right-field. .


 

 

Josh Williams RHP / 1B / Independence, NC / 2021


5 feet 8, 185-pound build.  Thick, strong lower half. Slow tempo through the delivery.  Fastball ranged 68-72, straight with some downhill angle. Breaking ball has some depth with gradual 11/5 tilt at 61-63.  Change-up plays straight at 64-66. Around the zone with all three and an ability to pitch off each. Long arm action and regular effort get to an over-the-top slot, working on-line.
Offensively he works from the right side with an open, balanced setup. He uses a small leg kick for his load with a short stride. His barrel works level through the zone and gets extension out front. He looks to stay in the middle of the field with a line drive approach and ball off his bat recorded at 70 mph. At first base he shows average hands with quick, clean exchanges. Short arm action leading to a high ¾ slot and a positional velocity of 65 mph across the diamond. Arm should play better with more active feet working to play through the ball more.  Ran a 8.84 sixty.