NC Prospect Fall Review: Infielders
November 9, 2016
By Brandon Hall
Director of Scouting, PBR NC
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On Sunday November 6th, Prep Baseball Report converged on Moor Park in Mooresville, NC to run the NC Prospect Fall Review. Players from across the state converged to run through a pro-style workout with the coaches and scouts of PBR. Today we take a look at the infielders that attended the event.
+22 total players worked out on the infield
+17 primary infielders
+10 infielders flashed arm strength registering better than 75mph
+13 infielders recorded an exit velocity (offensive) of better than 83mph
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Small frame with a high level of fundamentals. Listed at 5-foot-7, 145 pounds with a frame that should add strength with maturity. Right handed hitter works from a an athletic base. Smooth, short load, with a short stride. Whippy, above average bat speed leads to a level bat path and gap-to-gap approach. Fluid rhythm lead to good barrel awareness and aggression. Top end exit velocity registered at 80mph. On the infield, flashed decent arm strength from a long, loose, over-the-top slot, flashing accuracy. Hands worked with softness on approach. Fluid footwork and clean exchanges. Did work to load his feet on the catch to help the arm at times. Ran a 7.71 sixty
Plays through the ball with fluid footwork and clean exchanges. Tends to work the ball to his right hip on the catch. Long arm action, has some stiffness, working to a high-3/4 slot with average accuracy. Throws recorded at 68mph across the infield. Right handed hitter works with a vertical bat, tall stance, and limited load. Longer stride worked to a swing that tended to be pull conscious, flashing average barrel awareness. Listed at 5-foot-6, 140 pounds, Hales ran his sixty in 7.87.
Aggressive approach in the box stood out. Relaxed setup, slightly open, works to an average stride, with aggression, looking to get the bat through the zone. Better than average bat speed led to average barrel awareness, flashing power potential, on a swing geared to extension. Exit velocity registered at 81mph, with wood. On the infield, Farley plays low with unexpected softness in his hands and feet for his strong build at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds. Plays through the ball with fluid feet and clean exchanges into a longer arm action, with some stiffness, working to a high-3/4 slot. Showed accuracy with better than average carry. Throws recorded across the infield topped at 74mph. Ran a 7.42 sixty.
Listed at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds. Soft hands were highlighted with athletic feet. Ran a 7.37 sixty. Plays through the ball with fluid feet and rhythm, leading to clean exchanges. Short arm action, has some stiffness, working to a high-3/4 slot. There is some effort in the throwing action. Velocity was recorded at 72mph across the infield. Offensively the right handed hitter, is loose and ‘wristy’. Works from an athletic setup with minimal load and a short stride. Average to above bat speed with a pull emphasis. Lacked some barrel awareness at times. Exit velocity topped at 81mph.
Left handed hitter looked hitterish and produced solid leverage in his swing. At 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, he works from an athletic setup, loads back, with a short stride. Better than average bat speed produced a level swing and gap-to-gap approach. Consistent line drives. Fluid rhythm throughout. Exit velocity topped at 77mph in the cages, but the power potential showed better on the field. On the infield, feet were active, although they could get heavy at times. Worked to play through, but was limited with his rhythm and timing. Short arm action worked to a high-3/4 slot, flashing some carry while registering 76mph across the infield. Ran a 7.77 sixty.
Right handed hitter showed some looseness and quickness with the bat. Worked from an athletic crouch with an early, long stride. Loaded down and in with his hands, creating a pull approach. Exit velocity topped at 84mph. Ran his sixty in 7.35. Lanky and strong build at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds. Produced average hands on the infield. Laid back on balls and the feet were heavy at times. Long arm action has some stiffness working to a high-3/4 slot with some accuracy. Throws topped at 69 across the infield.
Decent strength from the 5-foot-11, 210 pound frame. Swing flashed decent barrel awareness. Slightly crouched, with a high back elbow, loads down, with a short stride. Solid approach led to gap-to-gap rounds. Some effort in the body to produce bat speed consistently. At first-base, flashed good accuracy on throws, utilizing fluid footwork and clean exchanges. Registered an arm speed of 65, across the infield. Long arm action worked to a high-3/4 slot. Ran a 9.15 sixty.
Solid fundamental base from the 5-foot-9, 150 pound infielder. Works to play through most balls, but did get caught on his heels at times. Hands showed softness, using clean exchanges and a long arm action into a high-3/4 slot. Some accuracy on the throws that registered 68mph across the infield. Right handed hitter uses a knee trigger to load and stride, from an athletic, tall base. Occasionally long, worked to stay gap-to-gap. Barrel awareness will improve as the swing works to get the triggers out of the way and limit the rushed feeling. Ran his sixty in 7.48.
Listed at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds. Right handed hitter begins with a vertical bat and athletic stance. Loads down, with a short stride. Simple, repeatable setup. Does create some loop in the swing, working slightly up hill, with a gap-to-gap approach. Barrel awareness is average. Exit velocity topped at 83mph. On the infield, works to a long arm stroke toward a high-3/4 slot. Flashed accuracy. Average hands and fluid feet allowed the body to load the arm action. Arm speed recorded at 69mph across the infield.
A lanky 6-foot, 160 pound frame. Used average hands and a long arm action to work to a high-3/4 slot flashing accuracy. Arm strength measured at 76mph across the infield. Lacked some rhythm in his feet but did tend to catch the ball. Left handed hitter works from a tall base with a short stride. Good approach, with a level bat path, led to gap-to-gap rounds. Although long at times, the bath is flat. Exit velocity topped at 80mph. Ran his sixty in 7.46.
Flashed some looseness in the arm at first base. Occasionally on his heels, still utilized average hands, to work to a high-3/4 slot. Flashed accuracy on throws to 2B and on the bunt play to 3B. Arm strength measured at 72mph. Right handed hitter stands 6-foot, 177 pounds and works from a tall base, loading back, with a short stride. Early rhythm with the load and stride. Occasionally pull conscious with a “wristy” swing. Exit velocity topped at 84mph. Ran the sixty in 7.75.
Decent foot work and exchanges lead to a long arm stroke. Working from a high-3/4 slot, flashed average carry, with the arm strength measuring at 75mph across the infield. Flashed athletic hands, but fought them on some routine plays. Rushed through some footwork into the throwing position. Athletic, ran his sixty in 7.28. Right handed hitter stands 5-foot-8, 145 pounds. Works from an athletic stance, into a leg kick that lands as a short stride. Level bat path and gap-to-gap approach, with an occasional pull emphasis. Exit velocity topped at 79mph.
Stands 5-foot-11, 160 pounds with some length in the levers. Flashes sound fundamentals across the board. Right handed hitter begins from an athletic crouch, with a small load back and short stride. Bat wraps slightly on the load creating some loop in the swing. Works to stay gap-to-gap, but has some pull emphasis as he fights for extension. Fluid rhythm should lead to more barrel awareness as he matures. Exit velocity topped at 81mph. On the infield, plays high at times, funneling balls to the right hip. Works with a long arm stroke to a high-3/4 slot, flashing accuracy. Arm speed recorded at 76mph across the infield. Ran a 8.15 sixty.
Left handed hitter with some whip and looseness through the zone. Stands 6-foot, 180 pounds and starts from a tall, athletic base. Long stride leads to an uphill leverage, with length at times. Early stride rhythm and a want for extension, creates a pull conscious approach. Exit velocity measured at 83mph. On the infield, hands worked to and through the baseball, with rhythm in the feet. Clean exchanges worked long into an over-the-top slot, that has some effort. Arm strength measured at 75mph. Ran the sixty in 7.70.
An impressive young build at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, with strength. Right handed hitter works from a tall, athletic base leading to a long stride. Makes up for a lack of a load in his hands with a rocking rhythm, as he presses his weight from the front side to the back side to load. Above average bat speed, with some swagger throughout the BP session. Uphill leverage flashed some current power and definite future power. Fluid rhythm with barrel awareness and quickness. Exit velocity topped at 93mph and played on the field with the leverage in the swing. Very calm on defense. Average hands and arm. Feet tend to be a little flat, leading to longer exchanges. Long arm swing works to a high-3/4 slot. Limited on some of his accuracy, but can improve with better rhythm in the feet. Arm strength touched 78mph across the infield. Ran a 7.47 sixty.
An imposing 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, flashes athleticism. Feet can get heavy at times, but he showed an ability to bend and catch the ball. Some effort in the arm action leading to good arm strength that registered 84mph across the diamond. Offensively, works from a slight crouch, loading down and in. A short stride and good balance leads to better than average bat speed. Exit velocity touched 93mph. Wants extension. Pull conscious. Power potential. Occasionally rushed getting through his triggers and lacked some barrel awareness at times. Ran a 8.12 sixty.
6-foot-2, 205 pounder is active and athletic with his feet and hands. Fluid and clean, plays through balls, working to a long arm action and a high-3/4 slot. Some effort in the arm swing. Flashed accuracy. Arm strength touched 77mph across the infield. Right handed hitter is slightly open and uses a short stride to dive after a leg kick. Some waggle in the setup leads to some barrel awareness issues. Level path can get long at times. Exit velocity touched 84mph. Ran a 8.23 sixty.
Lanky build at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Flashed some power potential with an exit velocity of 91mph. Works from a tall setup with a long stride. Wants extension and the bat can sweep at times. Pull conscious. Ball jumps when the barrel is synced. Defensively works to play through balls working to a long arm stroke. High-3/4 slot flashed carry and accuracy. Arm strength measured 74mph across the infield. Ran a 7.66 sixty.
Strength was apparent in the 6-foot-1, 225 pounder. Flashed an exit velocity of 90mph. Works from a tall base with a short stride. Better than average bat speed works for extension. Some stiffness led a gap-to-gap approach to become more pull conscious. On the infield, works to play through balls with average hands. Some polish needed on approach and footwork. Long arm stroke to an over-the-top slot yielded an arm speed of 75mph across the infield. Ran a 7.56 sixty.