North Carolina Prospect ID: Outfielder Analysis


Matt Payne
Associate Scout, PBR North Carolina

PBR opened its summer evaluations with an open prospect event at the beautiful Ultimate Performance complex in Matthews, NC on Thursday May 23rd.  Close to 40 players took part in the open pro-style workout with PBR scouts on hand to evaluate players and record their stats while going through the workout. 

The event featured players as part of the open North Carolina Prospect ID and the PBR Scout Day with Ultimate Performance.  Today we break down the catchers that attended the workout. 

To see the full list of statistics gathered during the workout, for every player in attendance, CLICK HERE (NC Prospect ID) and HERE (Ultimate Performance Scout Day).

 

NC Prospect ID: Outfielder Analysis

Each outfielder went through a full workout, being evaluated both offensively and defensively.  In the facility they were able to work through batted ground balls, stretching their arm approximately 150 feet for our scouts.  Offensively, an exit velocity was measured off the tee and a live BP session was evaluated.

 

 

Kayden Crawford OF / OF / Hoggard, NC / 2021

5 foot 9, 145-pound lanky build.  Hits from the left side using a balanced setup.  Weight works back during his load with his hands above his back shoulder with the barrel cocked behind his head. Gets his lower half through the ball with his barrel working level through the zone.  Some feel for the barrel with his exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Aggressively plays through balls in the outfield with quick feet and average hands.  Medium arm stroke, throwing from an over the top slot.  Arm topped at 85 mph from the outfield. Recorded a 3.94 in the 30-yard dash. 

 

 

Daniel Epperson OF / RHP / Northern Guilford , NC / 2020

5 foot 11, 155-pound build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced setup.  Weight works back during his load using a toe tap.  Quiet hands and barrel during his load.  Swing gets long at times with his barrel working level through the zone.  Gap to gap approach with his exit velocity recorded at 81 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with choppy feet and average hands.  Clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 82 mph.  Recorded a 4.05 in the 30-yard dash. 

 

 

Logan Hall OF / LHP / Myers Park, NC / 2021

6 foot, 160-pound build with plenty of room to add strength.  Athletic setup from the left side of the plate.  Smooth load getting to a good position to attack the ball.  Fluid, smooth swing with rhythm and advanced feel for the barrel.  Quick hands and consistently keeps in barrel through the zone.  Plays through balls in the outfield with fluid feet and average hands.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with some accuracy to his throws.  Positional velocity peaked at 79 mph.  Recorded a 4.09 in the 30-yard dash. 

 

 

Gabriel Kitchens OF / 2B / West Iredell , NC / 2020

6 foot 2, 181-pound strong, athletic build.  Balanced setup from the right side of the plate.  Weight works back during his load with a shot stride.  Balanced swing with some quickness to the hands getting through the zone.  Keeps his barrel through the ball with a gap to gap approach.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Positional velocity topped at 81 mph.  Recorded a 4.25 in the 30-yard dash.