Quick Hitters: Dry Pond Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was at Moor Park in Mooresville, NC on Wednesday September 16th to run a Scout Day with the Dry Pond Blue Sox.  The day consisted of 20 players from the organization running through a full pro-style workout, with pitchers throwing controlled bullpens.

The scout day began with a laser timed 60, followed by offensive and defensive evaluations.  Pitchers threw bullpens to conclude the night.  Throughout the day, PBR Scouts were on hand to collect statistics and video on each player in attendance.  TrackMan was used during the offensive evaluations and the pitchers' bullpens to collect ball flight information.

Below we highlight some of the position players who stood out during the pro-style workout.

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By The Numbers:

  • 21 Dry Pond players took part in the Scout Day
  • 20 players ran the laser timed 60
  • 6.73 was the top 60 time with a median time of 7.51
  • 4 hitters topped the 84 mph marker for exit velocity off the tee
  • 12 pitchers threw bullpens
  • 3 arms worked at 83 mph or higher


Quick Hitters-Position Players

Brett Bassani, 2B/RHP, 2021  --  Simple swing with his barrel working flat through the zone. Lined balls through the middle and to his pull side with better than average barrel awareness. Athletic movements with a loose arm from the outfield. 

Devyn Campbell, 2B, 2023  --  Switch hitter with lots of barrel feel from both sides of the plate. Hands have quickness with a line drive approach using the whole field. Athletic on the infield with above average hands and a quick release. 

Nash Chelcun, SS/RHP, 2022  --  Squared several balls up during his BP rounds working through the middle of the field. Barrel is flat through the zone with quickness to his hands. Athletic movements on the infield with an accurate arm. 

Ryan Clarke, SS/RHP, 2023  --  Short swing that hit a lot of balls off the barrel during his BP rounds. Better than average bat speed and uses the whole field. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 90.2 mph. Better than average hands on the infield. 

Jacob Gorman, 2B/OF, 2022  --  Drove the ball to both gaps during BP. Has above average bat speed with his top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 88.5 mph. Accurate arm with some carry to his throws from the outfield. 

Kai Hansen, 3B/2B, 2021  --  Fluid swing with his barrel staying through the zone. Drove balls deep to the left center gap with above average bat speed. Athletic defender with soft hands and an accurate arm. 

Luke Osteen, OF/RHP, 2021  --   Gardner-Webb commit. Switch hitter with bat speed from both sides of the plate. Swing is loose with his barrel staying through the zone. Has more lift from the left side driving balls deep to right field. Posted a 6.73 in the 60.

Cameron White, 1B/RHP, 2023  --  Has lift to his swing path with quickness to his hands. Strength is present making lots of hard contact to his pull side. Soft hands on the infield. 

Ethan Bryant, OF, 2021  --  Quick hands with his barrel working flat through the zone, getting extension through the middle. Lined several balls through the middle and to the left center gap. 

Elijah Booker, OF/3B, 2023  --  Middle of the field approach with quickness to his hands and barrel. Athletic with fluid actions in the outfield with an accurate arm. 

Jabez White, RHP/OF, 2023  --  6-foot-3 projectable frame catches the eye. Left hand hitter who uses the whole field with lift to the swing path. Athletic on the infield with a quick, accurate arm.