Next Level Baseball Scout Day: Infielder Analysis


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

On Saturday August 11th the players in the Next Level Baseball program gathered at Victory Christian School in Charlotte to take part in a PBR Scout Day.  Originally scheduled for August 4th, the event was moved due to inclement weather.  During the event 15 players from the Next Level program, based in Charlotte, took part.

 

Along with the Next Level Scout Day, PBR held an open event allowing players from outside the Next Level organization to take part in the workout.  Players went through a full pro-style workout including running a laser timed 60 yard dash, defensive workouts with a radar gun reading arm strength, exit velocity testing off the bat and evaluations during live BP.  The pitchers attending the event threw a controlled bullpen allowing PBR Scouts to get a feel for stuff, command, and pitch-ability. 

 

Each player in attendance received a full PBR Profile with updated and verified stats, an evaluation, and video.  The stats and video have been loaded to the profiles and the evaluations will begin to roll out in the coming days.  We begin our analysis with the six primary infielders in attendance.  Many of the Next Level players showed a willingness to play multiple positions with frames that are still maturing.  This group will continue to add strength and quickness in the coming years.

 

PBR Scout Day: By the Numbers:
+ 16 total players took part in the workout
+ 4 players ran under 7.30... 1 ran under 7.00... Median 60 time of 7.54
+ 85 mph was the top recorded exit velocity with a median exit velocity of 74 mph
+ 6 players worked out in the outfield with 10, some doubling up, worked out on the infield
+ 6 pitchers threw controlled bullpens with an uncommitted 2019 working up to 83.

 

CLICK HERE for the full roster from the Next Level Scout Day

 

CLICK HERE for the complete statistics from the PBR Scout Day

 

Next Level Baseball: Infielder Analysis

 

 

Greg Arias 1B / North Mecklenburg, NC / 2020

 

6 feet 2, 170-pound build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced setup.  Smooth load with a short stride.  Looks to stay gap to gap with his barrel working short to the ball.  Stiff hands cause his barrel to work in and out of the zone to quickly.  Exit velocity recorded at 77 mph.  On the infield his feet stop at catch, then funnels to the center of his body using a long arm action.  Accurate arm peaking at 69 mph across the diamond.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Clean exchanges, with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with his arm topping at 70 mph.  Recorded a 7.57 in the 60-yard dash. 

 

 

DJ Biggers 2B / SS / West Mecklenburg, NC / 2020

 

5 feet 6, 140-pound build.  Offensively he works from the right side using a slightly open setup.  Smooth back in his load with a short stride.  Gets his lower half through the ball with his barrel working short to the ball.  Looks to stay gap to gap with his barrel staying level through the zone and getting extension.  Exit velocity recorded at 74 mph.  Quick feet on the infield with average hands.  Short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm across the diamond that peaked at 71 mph.  Athletically plays through balls in the outfield with fluid feet and soft hands.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with some accuracy to his throws topping at 71 mph.  Recorded a 7.43 in the 60-yard dash. 

 

 

Frank Conticello 2B / OF / Pine Lake Prep , NC / 2020

 

5 feet 9, 125-pound build.  Hits from the right side using a tall setup.  Short stride for his load.  Doesn’t fully get his lower half through the ball, with stiff hands causing his barrel to work uphill and in and out of the zone to quickly.  Looks to stay gap to gap with his exit velocity peaking at 75 mph.  Average hands on the infield, funneling to his midsection after catch and throwing from different slots.  Accurate arm across the diamond reaching 71 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.  Some accuracy to his throws topping at 78 mph.  Recorded an 8.07 in the 60-yard dash.

 

 

Samuel Fleming SS / RHP / North Mecklenburg, NC / 2020

 

6 feet 1, 150-pound athletic, projectable build.  Hits from the right side using an athletic, balanced setup.  Smooth back in his load, using a short stride.  Gets his lower half through the ball staying balanced during his swing.  Average bat speed with his barrel working level through the zone and getting extension out front.  Looks to stay gap to gap with feel for his barrel, hitting line drives.  Exit velocity recorded at 85 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield, funneling to the center of his body after catch.  Some accuracy to his throws across the diamond at 73 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with quick feet and clean exchanges.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws topping at 75 mph.  Recorded a 7.27 in the 60-yard dash. 

 

 

Will Treadaway 2B / SS / East Mecklenburg, NC / 2019


5 feet 9, 150-pound build.  Hits from the right side with a slightly close setup.  Short stride with his barrel working level through the zone, getting long at times.  Gap to gap approach with his exit velocity recorded at 72 mph.  Average hands on the infield.  Waits on the ball with his feet stopping at catch.  Short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Arm peaked at 67 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 7.24 in the 60-yard dash

 

 

Alex Tuz 1B / North Mecklenburg , NC / 2020

 

6 feet 4, 165-pound lanky build.  Offensively he works from the right side with a tall, slightly open setup.  Short stride, stepping to the third base side. Pull approach, with his bat working level through the zone.  Long swing, with his exit velocity recorded at 70 mph.  Average hands at first base, using a long arm action.  Arm peaked at 63 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 7.54 in the 60-yard dash.