Quick HItters: Fayetteville Prospect ID - Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was in Fayetteville on Wednesday October 21st at the beautiful JP Riddle Stadium, home of Fayetteville Tech Community College.  Over thirty players from North Carolina were in attendance to take part in the full workout, gathering stats, advanced analytics, and video on each player.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included exit velocities off of a tee in the cage area, plus full ball flight data during live BP, with Blast Motion analytics on the swing path.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan and Blast Motion data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 28 position players went through the workout
  • 6.91 was the top 60 yard dash time
  • 3 players ran under 7.00
  • 12 players ran 7.25 or better
  • 96mph was the top exit velocity off of the tee
  • 8 players posted an exit velocity off the tee of 90mph or higher
  • 16 hitters had exit velocities off the tee of 85mph or better
  • 14 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher in live BP
  • 96.86 was the top exit velocity posted in live BP
  • 376 feet was the furthest ball hit on the night
  • 87mph was the top fastball thrown in bullpens
  • 2479rpm was the top spin rate on a fastball
  • 2416rpm was the top spin rate on a breaking ball

 

Quick Hitters - Position Players

 

Blayse Leonard, SS/OF, 2023  - Has strength in his hands lining balls gap to gap. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 91.5 mph. Barrel is short to the ball with quick hands. Accurate arm from the outfield, sub-7 runner in the 60. 

Conner Marren, SS/2B, 2023  -  Fluid stroke with a balanced approach working through the middle of the field. Consistently found his barrel during his BP rounds with above average bat speed. Solid actions on the dirt with an accurate arm across the diamond. 

Samari Robinson, OF/RHP, 2023  -  Hands are quick with his barrel staying through the ball using the whole field. Quick arm with carry to his throws from the outfield. Posted the top 60 time on the night at 6.91. 

Bryson Willis, OF/C, 2021  -  Flat swing spraying the ball all over the field during BP. Above average bat speed with ball recorded off the bat by Trackman at 91.7 mph. Has projection left in a 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame. Quickness present running a 7.01 in the 60. 

Michael Venditti, SS/2B, 2022  -  Switch hitter with fluidity from both sides of the plate. Hands are quick with lots of barrels during BP. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 90.3 mph. Above average hands on the infield. 

Preston Helmers, OF/LHP, 2023  -  Hits from the left side with a flat barrel path through the zone. Barrel is short to the ball with quickness to his hands. Strength present in 5-foot-10, 172-pound build. 

Tyler Spruill, OF, 2021  -  Committed to Salem.  Continues to show quickness and strength at the plate. Barrel stays through the zone and can drive the ball to all fields. Multiple exit velocities recorded over 95 mph by Trackman. Arm is accurate with carry from the outfield. 

Andon Swartz, OF/RHP, 2022  -  Switch hitter who made lots of hard contact from both sides of the plate. Fluid swing with his barrel staying through the zone. Multiple exit velocities recorded by Trackman over 94 mph. Accurate arm from the outfield. 

Gage Miller, 3B/RHP, 2023  -  Athleticism and strength exist in a 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. Barrel whips through the zone. Ball has carry off the barrel working to both gaps. Exit velocity off a tee recorded at 95 mph. Fluid actions on the infield with above average hands. 

Xander Lietz, C/3B, 2021  -  Loose swing with above average bat speed. Flat barrel through the zone with his top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 94.3 mph. Barreled balls through the middle and to his pull side. Best pop time recorded at 2.08. 

Landen Baker, C/1B, 2023  -  Drove the ball to both gaps during BP. Barrel is short to the ball with some whip through the zone. Quick, strong hands. Has arm strength from behind the plate. 

Donovan Whitfield, RHP/OF, 2022  -  6-foot-5 frame catches the eye. Swing is loose with above average bat speed. Drove some balls deep to center and left center. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 95.9 mph. 

JT Taylor, SS/2B, 2023  -  Quick hands with his barrel working short to the ball and working flat through the zone. Balanced approach working through the middle of the field with above average bat speed. Fluid and athletic on the infield with above average hands. 

Hunter Huneycutt, C/SS, 2023  -  Continues to show lots of versatility in his game. Ran a 6.95 in the 60 while posting the best pop time on the night at 1.97. Switch hitter with barrel awareness from both sides of the plate. 

Bo Nichols, 1B/OF, 2024  -  Has strength making hard contact to both gaps during BP. Above average bat speed with lift to the barrel path getting extension out front. 

Tyler Moseley, 2B/SS, 2022  -  Barrel stays inside the ball lining balls to center and to the right center gap. Stays short to the ball with quickness to his hands. Solid actions on the infield. Has plenty of room for growth left in 6-foot, 150-pound frame. 

Brady Groves, OF/RHP, 2023  -  Made hard contact through the middle and to his pull side with multiple Trackman exit velocities recorded over 90 mph. Mostly flat barrel path with better than average bat speed. Quick arm from the outfield. 

William Sword, C/RHP, 2022  -  Has arm strength working out at several positions defensively. Best pop time recorded at 2.04 with his arm topping at 87 mph across the infield with carry. Short swing at the plate with quickness to his hands. 

Seth Jackson, SS/2B, 2023  -  Strong and athletic at 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Has bat speed and looks to drive the ball through the middle of the field. Accurate arm across the diamond. 

Luke Cannon, RHP/3B, 2023  -  Hands are loose and drove the ball to the left center gap in BP. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 94.9 mph. Accurate arm with better than average hands on the infield. 

Joseph Kelly, C/3B, 2022  -  Barrel is short to the ball working through the middle of the field. Has bat speed with the ball of the barrel recorded over 90 mph by Trackman. 

Ryley Norton, 1B/3B, 2023  -  Works gap to gap flashing feel for his barrel. Short swing with exit velocities recorded over 90 mph by Trackman. Has feel around the first base bag. 

Brady Powell, 1B/RHP, 2021  -  Uses the whole field with a line drive approach. Flat barrel path gets extension out front. Plays relaxed on the infield. Recorded a 7.19 in the 60.