Greensbro Prospect ID: Pitcher & Outfielder Analysis


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

On Saturday October 27th, Prep Baseball Report ran an open prospect ID at North Carolina A&T’s War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, NC.  The field was in excellent shape considering the remnants of Hurricane Michael, that made landfall near Texas, from the Gulf, tracked through the Triad area on Friday, dumping over 12 hours of rain.  The Aggie staff and players had the field ready to go for the workout, allowing close to twenty players from across North Carolina workout, update their statistics and video, and receive an evaluation from PBR’s trusted scouting staff.

The laser timed 60 may have been the only aspect of the day affected by all of the rain from the day prior, run on a slightly soft track.  Position players continued their day after the sixty, with an extensive offensive and defensive workout.  PBR Scouts were able to assemble evaluations and updated statistics on each player in attendance. 

Pitchers concluded the day, throwing a controlled bullpen.  Velocity was taken on each pitch and PBR scouts were able to asses a current and future projection on each arm.

Five primary pitchers worked out in the controlled bullpen.  Several arms showed the ability to mix within the zone.  2019 RHP Brett Banks flashed premium stuff, bumping 91.  Below, with the pitchers, two primary outfielders are profiled as well.  Each player has a full evaluation, with statistics, along with a link to their PBR video.

By The Numbers:
+ 19 players took part in the Greensboro Prospect ID
+ 10 worked out on the mound with 4 of those as pitcher only’s
+ 91 mph was the top fastball on the day
+ 80 mph was the median fastball for the workout
+ 4 catchers recorded pop times with the top time at 1.93.  Every catcher was below 2.15 at some point
+ 90 mph was the top Exit Velocity with 82 mph as the median exit recorded.
+ 85 mph from the OF by Brendan Bagwell was the top positional velocity

CLICK HERE to view the complete roster and statistics for every player from the Greensboro Prospect ID

 

 

Pitcher Analysis

Brett Banks RHP / OF / Garner Magnet, NC / 2019

6-foot-3, 193-pound athletic build with room to project.  Strong lower half.  Length to his limbs.  Fluid delivery with a step to the side and leg lift working just above the belt.  In line to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Level head with extension out front.  Filled the zone up with 3 pitches.  Fastball has life with down angle at 88-91 mph.  Exploded onto the plate with aggression and hand speed.  Gets some arm side run on his 2- seamer, boring down and in to right-handed hitters.  Sharp slider with late break and depth at 77-80 mph.  Length with slight tilt.  Mimics fastball’s plane out of the hand.  Potential out pitch.  Maintains fastball arm speed on his changeup with fade at 80-82 mph.  Change-up may be ahead of slider right now with feel and aggression.  Impressed during his bullpen session pounding the zone.  Some effort in the delivery, but the arm swing and release is clean.  Easy to project a big ceiling in a relief role, with the fastball growing.  Three pitch mix suggests an opportunity on the front end of games.

Evan Dorsett RHP / OF / Mount Airy, NC / 2020

6-foot-4, 160-pound lanky, projectable build.  Short step to the side from the windup with his hands working above his head.  Compact high leg lift, working in line to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot. Some upper body lean to the first base side.  Fastball has down angle with run to the arm side at times.  Fastball worked at 77-80 mph.  Curveball has depth with 12/6 action and gradual break at 66-68 mph.  Changeup has movement with run and sink at 69-71 mph.  Strike thrower with above average feel for both secondary pitches.

Landon Miller RHP / OF / North Iredell, NC / 2020

5-foot-11, 130-pound average build. Fluid delivery with a slower tempo.  Repeats his rhythm and release.  Short step to the side with a compact leg lift working up to his chest.  In line to the plate with a long, clean arm action, throwing from a ¾ slot, getting extension out front.  Fastball has run and sink at 70-72 mph.  Early action to the movement.  Breaking ball has a sweeping action at 60-62 mph.  Flashed a changeup at 66-68 mph.  Fastball, breaking ball combination is ahead of the change-up.  Flooded the zone with all three pitches. 

Peyton Smith RHP / R.L. Patton, NC / 2021

6-foot-3, strong, athletic, projectable build.  From the windup he uses a short step to the side with a compact leg lift working up to his chest.  In line to the plate, with a long arm action, throwing from an overhand slot with some head tilt to the first base side.  Slow to fast tempo with some effort in the delivery.  Fastball has run and sink at times sitting at 78-80 mph.  Shows feel for his breaking ball with tight spin and late break at 68-70 mph.  Changeup has sink and fade at 70-71 mph.  Strike thrower with feel for both of his secondary pitches.

Anthony Sullivan LHP / OF / Hopewell, NC / 2020

5-feet-11, 165-pound average build.  On the mound he uses a compact leg lift working just above the belt.  In line to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from a low ¾ slot.  Fastball works in the zone with run and sink at 74-76 mph.  Feel for his breaking ball with depth at 65-68 mph.  Flashed a changeup at 68-69 mph.  Slotting could create difficulty, especially on left handed hitters.  There is average to above hand speed and a feel for the zone  with fastball and breaking ball. 
Hits from the left side using a balanced, slightly open setup.  Works back during his load with a short stride, getting his lower half through the ball. Simple swing with feel for the barrel.  Barrel works level through the zone, looking to get extension out front with average bat speed.  Works gap to gap with a line drive approach.  Exit velocity recorded at 78 mph.  Athletically plays through balls in the outfield with fluid feet and average hands.  Clean exchanges, leading to a long arm action, throwing from a low ¾ slot.  Accurate arm with his positional velocity peaking at 77 mph.  Recorded a 7.80 in the 60-yard dash on a slower track.

 

 

Outfielder Analysis

 

Luke Craig OF / LHP / Southern Lee , NC / 2020

6-foot-1, 165-pound athletic, projectable build.  Hits from the left side using a balanced setup.  Smooth back during his load with a short stride.  Fluid, loose, balanced swing.  Feel for the barrel, keeping it in the zone.  Works mostly to his pull side with a line drive approach.  Exit velocity recorded at 83 mph.  Athletically plays through balls in the outfield with fluid feet and average hands.  Clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that peaked at 79 mph.  Recorded a 7.49 in the 60-yard dash on a slow track.
On the mound works with a quick tempo to his delivery.  Short step to the side with a compact leg lift, working slightly across his body to the plate.  Arm reaches back after break, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Fastball has arm side run at 76-78 mph.  Feel for his breaking ball with 1/7 tilt at 65-68 mph.  Flashed at tighter breaking ball at 73 mph.  Showed a changeup with near fastball arm speed at 69 mph.  Strike thrower with feel for his breaking ball. 

 

 

Ethan Watson OF / RHP / Hibriten , NC / 2020

6-foot- 135-pound lanky build.  Offensively he works from the left side with a wide, balanced setup.  Works back during his load, using a short stride.  Looks to stay gap to gap with his barrel working level through the zone.  Feel for the barrel at times with average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Athletically plays through balls in the outfield with fluid feet and average hands.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm with some carry to his throws topping at 82 mph.  Recorded a 7.07 in the 60-yard dash on a wet track.
On the mound works in line to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Some head tilt to the first base side.  Strike thrower with downhill angle on his fastball at 78-81 mph.  Feel for his curveball with 12/6 break at 66-68 mph.