Quick Hitters: Knothole Foundation HBCU Camp Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand for the Knothole Foundation HBCU camp held at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC on October 31st-November 1st. The event featured players from all over the country with several college coaches as well as pro scouts in attendance. Players went through a pro-style workout on Day 1 with Trackman being used during their batting practice rounds. Rain shortened day 2, but pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens with Trackman being uses to collect data. Highlighted below are position players who stood out during their pro-style workout. 

The Knothole Foundation is a non-profit foundation run out of the Charlotte, NC area.  From their website, the mission is stated as, "Knothole exists to provide quality recreation, education, connection and opportunity. Knothole's mission is to promote the sport of baseball in underserved communities and to create life opportunities for underserved youth by providing access to facilities, education, health and wellness, protocols, camps, clinics, and collegiate visibility."

You can learn more about the Knothole Foundation at https://www.knotholecarolinas.org/.



Quick Hitters - Position Players

Jeffrey Batista, 2B/3B, South Meck, 2021  -  Balanced swing with strength present. Worked gap to gap finding his barrel often during his BP rounds. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 93.1 mph. 

Tariq Emanuel, OF, Jordan, 2021  -  Strength present in 6-foot, 215-pound frame. Hit several balls off the barrel staying through the middle of the field. Multiple Trackman exit velocities recorded over 95 mph. 

Bryce Hunt, OF/MIF, Pittsburgh Central Catholic (PA), 2021  -  Quickness present in a 5-foot-10, 155-pound frame. Fluid actions on the infield with softness to his hands. Line drive approach working through the middle and to left center during BP.

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